2401 Douglas, designed by Ron Womack, will be on the Dallas Modern Home Tour this Saturday.

2401 Douglas, designed by Ron Womack, will be on the Spring Modern Home Tour this Saturday. (Photo: Ron Womack)

The 2015 Spring Modern Home Tour will open four modern homes in Oak Lawn, Knox-Henderson, Uptown East, and Northeast Dallas from architects Ron Womack, Josh Nimmo, Rucker Hill Design, and builder Jordan Pierce. The tour, which is on June 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., is presented by ModernDallas.net and benefits the incredible programming of the Dallas Architecture Forum. These homes represent some of the finest residential architecture in Dallas, according the the Forum, and they demonstrate that excellence in design is not limited by size or dollars.   
Tickets for the tour are $20 per person in advance from modernhometourdallas.com and will be available at Will Call at all four homes on the day of the tour.  Tickets can also be purchased the day of the tour with cash or check only for $25 at each of the tour houses.  Children 12 and under are free.
5411 Melrose

5411 Melrose is a cool, boxy design built by Jordan Pierce (Courtesy Photo)

Of course, here at CandysDirt.com we’re always looking for ways to reward our loyal readers. We have two pairs of tickets to this awesome tour to give away. Jump to find out how to score a pair for FREE!

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Betty Culbreath (Photo: Dallas Morning News City Hall Blog)

Betty Culbreath (Photo: Dallas Morning News City Hall Blog)

Sounds like Betty Culbreath is a CandysDirt.com reader, as the City Plan Commissioner called out our little Dallas real estate blog during her comments at the June 19 meeting in which the proposed Sam’s Club at Uptown East/East Village/Cityplace was discussed.

Her speech, which lasts about three minutes at the 1:26:15 mark, references the $30,000 millionaires we’re hearing so much about these days, how it’s all about neighborhoods, and pool floats! If you didn’t know, Betty Culbreath is a bit of a blogger in her own right.

Get the full listen after the jump, and then tell us what you think:

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SamsCityplaceWhile I was in West Virginia, I read Steve Brown’s report that a Sam’s was coming to Uptown East at Cityplace, courtesy of Trammell Crow. I thought maybe I had altitude sickness or something. Total head scratcher. Here I have been interviewing builders and developers on how Uptown development is splashing over east of central, where we are starting to see some great multi-family developments taking shape close in to the urban core.  They are even starting to call this area “Uptown East.”

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Photos by Shoot2Sell

Update: Got a blast from the past from architect Joshua Nimmo AIA, who tells me he designed these homes on Rusk.They were built and developed by Alan Kagan who had some design input.

I watched cousins of this development in the rough a couple of years ago, when I first toured the new Uptown East and The Dwellings. In what was once dilapidated homes and apartments breeding bedbugs, developers have razed and blazed. One is even making urban dwelling beautiful and affordable. These units on Rusk are quite new, so new, in fact, if you look at the google map street view it still shows a construction site!  These homes are about 1700 square feet, two bedrooms, two and a half baths, two-car garages, energy-efficient and SLICK!

Let’s start with the unique exteriors. These galvalume-wrapped row houses were designed built by architect Alan Kagan which netted him an AIA Award Winning house award for his (nearby, on Haskell) Dwellings Series. Look at the goodies in this place for the PRICE: high ceilings, expansive windows, hardwoods, marble, great appliances, the sleekest of sleek finishes. (Even a fancy commode!) Each single family row house features covered patios, private fenced yards, a two car garage & I hope you are sitting down —- NO HOA dues!! Listed with the ever modern Ed Murchison of Virginia Cook for $299,000 .

Stay very tuned. I  am planning to get over to this hood in the next several weeks and scour the place — very exciting stuff here!