From 11 am-5 pm on Saturday, March 2, nosy neighbors can get inside the houses on the second annual Dallas Modern Home Tour. All exemplify progressive living, from sustainable practices and materials to convertible indoor-outdoor spaces to, yes, a koi pond. A few of our favorites are featured here.
Architects, designers, builders and Realtors submit homes online for consideration, and a team of experts, including tour producers Matt Swinney and James Leasure, whittle down the selections to those that best represent modern living. Some are occupied; some are for sale.
Tickets are $30 in advance (by March 1) or $40 the day of the tour. Children 12 and under get in free.
Walls of windows welcome visitors even before they set foot in 6720 Greenwich Ln., a collaborative effort between the homeowners, Classic Urban Homes and Ware Architecture.
The 4,100-square-foot, three-bedroom home, with its spacious, open floorplan, was built to entertain. The private spaces are all tucked away upstairs; downstairs, the dining room just begs for a dinner party.
The kitchen at 6720 Greenwich Ln. has a butler’s pantry with an extra fridge to help with food prep.
Bi-parting doors let the party spill into the outdoors at 6720 Greenwich Ln.
3511 Haynie Ave., a five-bedroom, hard-to-find contemporary in the heart of the Park Cities, was built in 1981 and renovated in 2012.
There is little separation between indoors and out at 3511 Haynie Ave.
Just under 3,000 square feet, 9562 Ash Creek Dr., designed by architect Truett Roberts, was built to capture the views on this heavily treed creek lot.
A large koi pond divides the public and private spaces in the home and serves as a connector between the man-made elements and the natural beauty of the creek. The koi fish greet visitors at the front porch, then swim under the home and reappear in the entry.
An open floorplan and walls of glass connect the homeowners and guests to the outdoors.
9562 Ash Creek Dr. sits on three-quarters of an acre.
Built in 1968, 9729 Van Dyke Rd. was an AIA featured home in the 2001 Dallas Guide to Architecture.
Designed by Donald Speck, the 5,701-square-foot, three-bedroom house overlooks Norbuck Park and affords some of the best views of downtown and White Rock Lake.