707 Cordova is a storybook Tudor on this year’s Hollywood Home Tour.

You know that Hollywood Heights is flush with some of the cutest cottages in all of Dallas. Thanks to the neighborhood’s well-thought-out conservation overlay, the homes in this popular East Dallas enclave still retain the charm of bygone eras. And your best bet to get an eyeful of that charm is attending the annual Hollywood Home Tour. This year is no exception, especially with 707 Cordova — pictured above — on the tour.

Of course, we’d love for you to experience this storybook Tudor cottage — as well as the other beautiful homes on this year’s tour — for free! Organizers with this annual fundraiser have generously given us two pairs of tickets to give away to our fans and readers, and we could not be more thrilled to give four lucky people the chance to see the amazing homes showcased on April 21-22. 

Now, if you don’t win, we hope you’ll still attend this year’s tour and the “Art in the Park” market at Lindsley Park on both Saturday and Sunday. Home tour passes $15 in advance (available online or at Curiousities Antiques in Lakewood) and $20 on the day of the tour.  There’s also a themed auction party on Friday, April 20, at the Dallas Arboretum. 

Ready to enter to win one of two pairs of passes to this weekend’s Hollywood Home Tour? Jump!

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The 13th annual White Rock Home Tour is a not-to-be-missed event this year. The tour offers a look inside some incredible midcentury modern and modern homes, including one worth the trip out to Garland to see! (Photos: Angela Flournoy)

There’s a reason why the White Rock Home Tour is one of the most well-attended tours in all of Dallas — the focus on the East Dallas location and showing off the area’s stout inventory of modern properties is a magic formula. There’s no other tour like it, and its success hinges on the well-organized volunteers who make sure that every tour-goer has a great experience. 

We know that we say that we don’t play favorites with home tours, but this is definitely one of our very favorite ones! And this year, well, the Hexter Elementary PTA has outdone itself. Not only do you get an inside peek at some of the coolest houses in some of the most sought-after neighborhoods surrounding White Rock Lake, but you also get a chance to wander through one of the most amazing midcentury modern homes in all of North Texas. Grab your Tom Collins set, because this time capsule in Garland is worth the price of admission. Don’t have tickets yet? You can still purchase tickets to this year’s White Rock Home Tour, slated for April 21-22 from noon to 5 p.m., for $15 each. Tickets are $20 on the day of the tour.

Or, you could be one of the lucky winners of our ticket giveaway and see these incredible homes FOR FREE! White Rock Home Tour organizers have given us four pairs of tickets to give away to this year’s event, so your chances of winning just got a lot better.

Want to win? Find out how to enter after the jump!

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This modern home at 7531 Midbury, is one of six homes on the upcoming Northaven Home Tour, benefiting Kramer Elementary. It was designed by title sponsor Bernbaum/Magadini Architects (photo courtesy Mitchell Kemp)

While the Northaven Home Tour is an amazing opportunity to see some of the finest homes in a historic Dallas neighborhood, organizers say it’s also a great opportunity to work with the school it benefits — Kramer Elementary School.

The tour, which will be held April 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with special remarks by Katherine Seale, chairperson of the Dallas Landmark Commission at 9:30 a.m. at the Kramer Auditorium at 7131 Midbury Road, features six exquisite homes. The tour is presented by the Kramer Elementary PTA.

Kramer students have been spending the weeks leading up to the tour learning more about the homes on it, as well as some history of the neighborhood. For instance, Kramer fifth graders created drawings depicting neighborhood homes, using a broad selection of recent photographs for inspiration.  Their artwork will be displayed at the home tour.

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One of the BEST home tours in town happens this weekend in Lake Highlands, and CandysDirt.com is proud to be a sponsor! Why is the 14th Annual Dream+Inspire+Design Home Tour of the best? One, the neighborhood just rocks it: Lake Highlands, or Old Lake Highlands, or whatever you want to call it is really the Austin of Dallas. The lake is right there, and you can easily cycle everywhere. There is a nature preserve on Van Dyke where you can see the Dallas skyline. They have fireworks and parties there every Fourth of July. People walk with their dogs or babies in strollers. It’s a super active community.” 

Know who told me that? Lake Highlands resident and Clay Stapp agent Barbara Arredondo.

Next reason: the tour benefits the lake Highlands Early Childhood PTA. Children + education = I’m all in.

The 14th Annual Dream+Inspire+Design Home Tour is April 7, 2018.  Tickets are $35.00 per person and include Brunch at Rosine Hall located within the Dallas Arboretum, plus all day admission to the Arboretum and a tour of Five Area Lake Highlands Homes. Tickets can be purchased at www.lhaecpta.org.

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John and Leslie Enlow updated their Medford Ct. home with the help of architect Norman Ward creating a modern space in the 1950’s bungalow in Fort Worth. (Photo: Ralph Lauer)

We’re pretty excited about the AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour this weekend, as it features some lovely homes in some of our favorite areas of Cowtown. From Park Hill, Ridgelea, and Overton Park to the Cultural District and beyond, this year’s tour offers so many great homes to ogle. 

And here at CandysDirt.com, we’re giving you a chance to see these gorgeous and innovative homes for free! Want to win tickets to this year’s AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour? Find out how after the jump!

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The home of Kathryn and Hal Cook at 7000 Baltimore is on this year’s Park Cities Learning Differences Association Pool and Garden Tour on April 26. 

Ever wanted to get a closer look at the landscapes of the Park Cities?  Here’s your chance to see two amazing University Park gardens to benefit the Park Cities Learning Differences Association. Their hosting their 41st annual pool and garden tour on Thursday, April 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.

This year’s tour will include stops at the homes of Kathryn and Hal Cook (7000 Baltimore) and Susie and Mark Barnett (6767 Turtle Creek Blvd.) — both of which are absolutely stunning!

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John and Leslie Enlow updated their Medford Ct. home with the help of architect Norman Ward, creating a modern space in the 1950s bungalow in Fort Worth. (Photo: Ralph Lauer)

If you think Cowtown is full of milquetoast architecture, you’ve obviously never been to the annual Fort Worth AIA Home Tour. This year’s event, slated for April 7-8, features some intensely creative homes in some of Fort Worth’s most desirable neighborhoods. 

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This home at 7405 Kenshire is one of five homes featured in next month’s Northaven Home Tour, benefiting the Arthur Kramer Elementary PTA.

There are so many great schools in great Dallas neighborhoods, and one of my favorite school/neighborhood combinations is the basis for the second annual Northaven Home Tour, which benefits Arthur Kramer Elementary PTA.

The tour features five homes in the neighborhoods around Kramer, gorgeous homes that were built in the 1950s and 1960s and now sit among big, treed lots and gentle hills. Each home showcases how homes built 50 and 60 years ago can be preserved and renovated, and how new homes can, with thoughtful and deliberate planning, mesh with existing homes peacefully. (more…)