4205 Lakeside is a gorgeous Anton Korn original on one of Highland Park's most picturesque streets. It is the bonus home and site of the ABPA Homes for the Holidays home tour market.

4205 Lakeside is a gorgeous Anton Korn original on one of Highland Park’s most picturesque streets. It is the bonus home and site of the ABPA Homes for the Holidays home tour market.

Rebecca Keys and Patricia Coble!

Congrats, ladies, and check your email for more information on your win!

If you didn’t win today’s ticket giveaway, you can still purchase tickets to the home tour on the ABPA website for the discounted pre-tour rate. The ticket price goes up $5 tomorrow, the day of the tour, but you can still buy them at the door. Of course, you don’t want to miss the holiday market at 4205 Lakeside, where you can buy beautiful baubles from vendors who are donating a portion of their proceeds toward ABPA.

The home tour will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 5, and is one of the best home tours in Dallas featuring some incredible Highland Park homes! We’ve profiled the gorgeous Georgian revival at 4000 McFarlin owned by Rachel Stephens, the cool contemporary at 3501 Lindenwood owned by the stylish D’Andra Simmons and Jeremy Lock, and the swank Anton Korn original at 4205 Lakeside, which is listed with Allie Beth Allman Realtor Terri Cox for $8.5 million. Find out more about the tour and its sponsors right here.

We are so excited about this home tour, and we hope you are, too!

 

This home on Armstrong will certainly be a tour favorite.

This home on Armstrong will certainly be a tour favorite.

To say that we were bummed about last year’s ABPA Homes for the Holidays Home Tour getting canceled due to inclement weather is an understatement. We full-on mourned, y’all. This year, though, not only can you use your tickets from last year to see four incredible Park Cities homes (including D’Andra Simmons’ gorgeous contemporary on Lindenwood!), but you can still buy your tickets at the advance price of $20! That’s a $5 discount over the price of tickets on the day of the tour!

Or, you could stay tuned right here to CandysDirt.com for our ticket giveaway! We’ll be giving away two pairs of tickets to this year’s ABPA Homes for the Holidays Home Tour, and you don’t want to miss your chance!

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Photos: Jeremy Lock

(Editor’s Note: We originally published a version of this story last year, but since D’Andra and Jeremy are graciously opening the doors of their beautiful Lindenwood contemporary again for the Friday, Dec. 5 ABPA Homes for the Holidays Home Tour, we decided to take another look at this lovely home!)

D’Andra Simmons hopes you’ll get a glimpse at her and Jeremy Lock’s personalities when you tour their incredibly chic Highland Park contemporary during the Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association Homes for the Holidays Home Tour.

The eclectic two-story modern has an open floorplan with a global vibe injected with a shot of old-Hollywood glamour. And Simmons, founder of the Hard Night Good Morning line of cosmetics, knows a thing or two about glamour. The 6,600-square-foot home is both a home base and a showcase for these two world travelers. Lock is an award-winning war photographer, and Simmons, who admits she feels more relaxed on safari in Africa than anywhere else, have assembled their collections in a way that reflects their travels and tastes.

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We were so bummed when the Armstrong-Bradfield Preschool Association’s annual Homes for the Holidays Home Tour was shut down due to the ridiculous weather from Icemaggedon on Dec. 6. It was the first time in the tour’s 15-year history that it was canceled.

There were some AMAZING homes slated for the 2013 tour, including D’Andra Simmons’ gorgeous contemporary in Highland Park, which we profiled. It is just phenomenal, and does an excellent job of showing off an incredible collection befitting world travellers.

“We want to thank all of the home owners and the preparation they did to make their beautiful homes ready for the tour,” said home tour chairs Suzi Ellis and Claudia Williams.

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However, despite the difficult decision Ellis and Williams made to cancel the tour, the fundraiser was still a resounding success. ABPA managed to raise $78,000 to principals Skip Moran and Chris Brunner of Armstrong and Bradfield elementaries.

“It was really hard to decide not to hold the tour given all the work that had gone into being ready – especially from the home owners who were so willing to offer up their homes,” said co-chairs Ellis and Williams. “We couldn’t believe that in the same week the temperatures went from 70 degrees to sleet and freezing rain.”

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Still, the gift will be appreciated by the Highland Park elementary schools. ABPA has managed to raise more than $400,000 for Armstrong and Bradfield since its inception in 1998.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to gift $78,000 to our elementary schools given the extreme weather situation we faced this year,” said ABPA president Tracy Wallingford.  “We look forward to a sleet-free home tour in 2014, and hope everyone will come out once again and enjoy our community’s beautiful homes, while helping support our schools.”

 

We’re looking forward to it, too!

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This is Holiday Home Tour Week, and we have tons of tickets to give away to loyal CandysDirt.com readers. First, we have two pairs of tickets to give away to the Sunday, Dec. 8, New Friends New Life Holiday Home Tour. Keep reading to find out how you can win!

You don’t want to miss out on this lineup of incredible mansions and estates in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. The tour, chaired by Tanya Wiggains with honorary chair Gina Ginsburg, features these amazing addresses:

  • Gina and Scott Ginsburg at 3500 Beverly Drive
  • D’Andra Simmons at 3501 Lindenwood Ave
  • Anne and Steve Stodghill at 10401 Lennox

Yes, that’s right, you can sneak a peek inside unbelievable Beverly Drive homes, and get a gander inside D’Andra Simmons’ beautiful contemporary showpiece on Lindenwood, which we featured right here on CandysDirt.com, between 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Of course, you don’t have to wait to find out if you’ve won tickets, as you can buy them for $25 in advance online or at select Tom Thumb stores. Tickets are $30 at the door and the proceeds help the nonprofit organization rescue and restore trafficked teen girls and sexually exploited women.

To enter our giveaway, you must leave a comment below telling us which home you look forward to touring, and then email jo@candysdirt.com with your full name and daytime phone number before 5 p.m. tomorrow. We’ll do a random drawing on Wednesday and announce the winner.

Stay tuned for more home tour ticket giveaways this week!

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D’Andra Simmons hopes you’ll get a glimpse at her and Jeremy Lock’s personalities when you tour their incredibly chic Highland Park contemporary during the Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association Homes for the Holidays Home Tour.

The eclectic two-story modern has an open floorplan with a global vibe injected with a shot of old-Hollywood glamour. And Simmons, founder of the Hard Night Good Morning line of cosmetics, knows a thing or two about glamour. The 6,600-square-foot home is both a home base and a showcase for these two world travelers. Lock is an award-winning war photographer, and Simmons, who admits she feels more relaxed on safari in Africa than anywhere else, have assembled their collections in a way that reflects their travels and tastes.

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“A lot of contemporary homes are choppy, but right when you open the front door you can see right through the home to the pool and on to the backyard,” Simmons said of her home, 3501 Lindenwood. “I wanted flow and openness and room to breathe.”

And that’s exactly what she got in this custom home, completed in 2011. The huge windows and tall ceilings give this home warmth from light that reflects off of the gorgeous pine wood floors and soft museum-style paint. It’s like a blank canvas for Simmons and Lock, an empty gallery to showcase their treasures collected from across the globe and throughout history.

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Dotted with animal skins and African art, as well as icons and statues from Asia, you’ll also find walls and rooms filled with Lock’s photographs. The images, taken in Mongolia, Haiti, India and other far-flung locales, are striking and evocative. They offer a look inside Simmons’ and Locks’ travels, history, and personalities, that’s for sure.

Take the incredible Jeffery Bigelow acrylic four-poster bed in the guest bedroom. The vintage bed is a whimsical and glamorous piece, suiting D’Andra’s personality to a tee. There’s also a huge gate from a Tibetan Buddhist temple used as a headboard in the master bedroom, evoking the couple’s well-traveled pedigree and global tastes.

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In fact, 3501 Lindenwood, designed by Marc McCollum, was on the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes earlier this month, so Simmons and Lock are ready for the ABPA home tour. What they really gained was watching the reaction tour-goers had to their home, which does a stunning job of bringing outdoor elements inside through balanced composition.

“I was here the whole time to see people’s reactions. We travel a lot, so it looks like the United Nations. It’s very artsy and personal,” Simmons said. “They really saw our personalities shine through, that it was a warm, relaxing environment.”

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It’s a place to put your feet up and get cozy, Simmons added. “Our lifestyles are very comfortable, which is unlike a lot of contemporary homes.” We definitely agree.

Of course, she is glad to have the opportunity to support the Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association, which provides funding and programming for Armstrong and Bradfield elementary campuses inside Highland Park ISD. The home tour, ABPA’s main fundraiser, has contributed more than $40,000 to help improve instruction and teacher retention.

“I feel kind of guilty, living in this great school district and not having kids to send to the schools!” Simmons said with a laugh. “If I can do this to give it a little boost, that’s great, that’s what we’ll do.”

You can buy tickets to the Dec. 6 ABPA Homes for the Holidays tour from ABPA members, at Tom Thumb stores, or online at armstrongbradfield.com.

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(Photos: Jeremy Lock)