Not Your Average Home

7 modern sensations polish up for popular Dallas lakeside home tour


3621 Glenbrook Court
Photo by Angela Flournoy
3621 Glenbrook Court
Photo by Angela Flournoy
8809 Diceman
Photo by Angela Flournoy
8809 Diceman
Photo by Angela Flournoy
6912 Chantilly
Photo by Angela Flournoy
6912 Chantilly
Photo by Angela Flournoy
10845 Eden Roc
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10845 Eden Roc
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8626 Diceman
Photo by Angela Flournoy
8626 Diceman
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6882 Avalon
Photo by Angela Flournoy
6882 Avalon
Photo by Angela Flournoy
4606 Chapel Hill
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4606 Chapel Hill
Photo by Shoot2Sell

This weekend brings a home tour for those whose taste skews more modern. Seven White Rock residents get a chance to show off their funky and fabulous homes near the beloved Dallas lake. Tickets to the White Rock Home Tour are $15 and benefit Victor H. Hexter Elementary. The — four, midcentury modern and three, contemporary modern —homes are open from 12 noon-5 pm on April 21-22. Here's a preview of the homes opening their doors.

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3621 Glenbrook Ct.

Do you feel like you are looking at the Mad Men set? Well, you kind of are. The owner of this 1965 Garland home was friends with the set designer and scored home furnishings straight from the show.

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All three bedrooms face the indoor pool that glistens from the natural light of the sun. It's one of only two homes by commercial architecture firm Claycroft Lacy & Associates.

8809 Diceman

This 2016 construction is open and airy, and purposefully looks like it's straight out of the Texas Hill Country. Think Austin stone, cedar and painted Hardie board siding, and natural shiplap. The home centers around an outdoor lap pool designed by the owner, who swam for the University of Texas.

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The owner dreamed up the design while watching HGTV, and the wood in the living room, dining room, and kitchen island was salvaged from the original house.

6912 Chantilly

This 2015 one-and-a-half-story home backs up to a creek that feeds into White Rock Lake. The owners are former proprietors of a furniture and art gallery and have carefully curated their home to reflect that part of their life.

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The master suite features floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors that create a seamless flow into the outdoor area. The owners have two boxer puppies that they adore. So much so that they built them their own living quarters.

10845 Eden Roc

This 1955 ranch home is built into the hillside of a Lake Highlands neighborhood and is surrounded by trees. The owners mix old and new in their interior design choices. For example, be on the lookout for an iron yellow headboard that came from an old industrial building.

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The owner of a remodeling business, the owner handled the entire project himself. In fact, last year he added an 850-square-foot pool house and outdoor kitchen, making it an entertainer's dream home.

8626 Diceman

In true Little Forest Hills fashion, this 2017 construction was built to have all of the amenities of a big, luxury home but with a smaller footprint. The goal was to be green on the inside and out.

 

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Most windows face south and east to welcome the morning sun and afternoon shade. The south and west-facing windows have overhangs that block direct sunlight and heat during those hot Texas summers.

 

6882 Avalon

This 1954 construction is the first home ever designed by E.G. Hamilton and he chose it as his personal family residence. And while you may not know him by name, you know his work. This is the Dallas architect best known for creating NorthPark Center.

 

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It was in this living room, over martinis, that he sat down with Stanley Marcus and Ray Nasher to discuss plans for the iconic Dallas shopping center. The home was purchased from the family in 2017 when Hamilton's eldest daughter passed away.

4606 Chapel Hill

This year's bonus home is one of the most prominent properties in the Cloisters neighborhood and looks out over all of White Rock Lake. This three-acre property is owned by Robert M. Brittingham, founder of Dal-Tile.

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With that said, the stone accents all make perfect sense. Think a stone see-through fireplace in the living area and stone floors in both of the masters. Almost every window in the home offers guests a glimpse of the lake. The estate is on the market for about $7 million.