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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French Transitional

Photos by Costa Christ unless otherwise noted

Our Monday Morning Millionaire at 4430 Bordeaux Avenue is a three-story Highland Park French transitional that has been thoroughly transformed. This elegant renovation is primarily due to the vision and considerable talents of owner Cindy Musgrove.

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Mediterranean Villa 4107 Turtle Creek Blvd 1
It’s not often I come across a home where it’s hard to find enough superlatives to create a worthy description. Even the photographs of this Mediterranean villa, as gorgeous as they are, cannot begin to showcase the depth of beauty of this estate.

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Distinctive style that merges with tasteful elegance and a touch of whimsy almost sums up this Greenway Parks eclectic modern masterpiece at 5330 Drane Drive. Almost. There’s a delightful surprise at every turn, extraordinary custom features seldom seen today, and drop-dead-gorgeous color everywhere. It’s one of those homes you expect to find featured in Architectural Digest. That’s why we were not surprised to discover that megawatt interior designer Alexa Hampton, named by Architectural Digest as one of the top 100 of the world’s best interior designers, had a hand in this home, guiding the selection of most of the antique furniture. Talk about ready for a close-up!

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4401 Lorraine Avenue

A simply stunning Highland Park French Normandy masterpiece, at 4401 Lorraine Avenue, hit the market last week and it has totally captivated us. Our staff sees hundreds of home online each day. When we have the opportunity, we also see several in person each month. So we’re accustomed to gorgeous properties and yes, we can get a little jaded.

Then there are the times, when a home is so fantastic, we get that dazed look in our eyes and gasp “OMG, just look at this!” This is one of those times.

What distinguishes this property from thousands of others? Well, it’s not just beautiful but it’s also tasteful and well thought out. It has a restrained elegance. You know what Realtors say about location? You can’t get much better than the corner of Armstrong Parkway in Highland Park.

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(Photos: Charles Davis-Smith, AIA)

(Photos: Charles Davis-Smith, AIA)

For me, there’s no better way to tour a home than with other architecture aficionados. With cocktail in hand, you can move room-to-room with other like-minded people as you each find points of interest to share. That’s part of what I love about the Dallas Architecture Forum‘s 365 Modern Living Cocktail Receptions. This series covers some of the modern architectural treasures that Dallas holds in such a relaxed, open way. It’s part lecture and Q&A, part social hour as attendees can chat with the designers in a creation of their very own.

This year’s series, which features three incredible properties in some of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Dallas, kicks off on Tuesday, May 5, at 6 p.m. with a Frank Welch-designed modern with traditional touches in Greenway Parks. The reception lasts until 8, with a talk from the designer at roughly 6:45. You can still buy season passes for this unique series, which cost $250 for two passes for Dallas Architecture Forum members, and $300 for two passes for non-members. Purchase tickets on the Forum’s website, and find out more about the other events in the series, which are scheduled for May 19 and June 17.

Jump for a sneak peek inside this gorgeous home!

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