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A first look at the Dallas marvels on the 2014 Spring Modern Home Tour


6166 Preston Creek, Spring Modern Home Tour
Photo by Imagery Intelligence, LLC
6166 Preston Creek, Spring Modern Home Tour
Photo by Imagery Intelligence, LLC
5771 Berkshire, Spring Modern Home Tour
Photo by Trevor Kobrin
5771 Berkshire Living Room, Spring Modern Home Tour
Photo by Alan Hoffman
2514 Converse, Spring Modern Home Tour
Photo by Pat Haverfield
2514 Converse Living Room, Spring Mordern Home Tour
Photo by Pat Haverfield
4504 Bordeaux, Spring Mordern Home Tour
Photo by Trevor Kobrin
4504 Bordeaux Kitchen, Spring Modern Home Tour
Photo by Trevor Kobrin

The 2014 Spring Modern Home Tour, set for May 17, showcases the finest modern residences in Dallas designed by licensed architects. The self-guided tour gives enthusiasts amazing insider access to homes that demonstrate excellence in modern design, no matter the price point.

The tour kicks off at 11 am, featuring homes in the Park Cities, North Dallas and the Dallas Design District. Advance tickets cost $20 and can be purchased online; day-of tickets will be available at all four residences for $25.

Here is a sneak peek at these modern marvels:

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6166 Preston Creek Place

Designed by Jonathan Decambre, this beautiful creekside home in North Dallas was built by Classic Urban Homes in 2013.

6166 Preston Creek Place

The 3,810-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath house has an open floor plan, with views that look out onto the pool and the dense foliage that surrounds the property.

5771 Berkshire Ln.

Built in 2013 by Alan Hoffman Company and designed by Antonio de la Carrera, this home is modern in every sense. In addition to advanced 21st century modern design, the owners wanted to use the latest advanced construction techniques and technologies to keep the home's environmental footprint to a minimum. 
 

5771 Berkshire Ln.

This 4,200-square-foot home was built using insulated concrete forms for a quiet, strong living space. All rooms receive natural light, and the property is shaded in the summer thanks to cantilevered portions of the roofs. No air conditioning is required in the spring and fall due to a cross-flow ventilation and careful window placement.

2514 Converse St.

Built in 2007 and designed by Blane Ladymon, this house is located close to the new Trinity Biking Trail, with magnificent views from the third-floor patio.

2514 Converse St.

In order to build separate living quarters, rezoning was required, and the city required a mixed-use designation. The first request was denied, but a permit was issued 12 months later and construction began.

4504 Bordeaux Ave.

Perhaps the most highly anticipated home on the tour is the "Rose House" designed by Howard Meyer. This lovingly preserved 1938 classic in Highland Park is one of the oldest surviving examples of Meyer’s renowned modernist designs.

The house has seen only two owners during its 76-year history. The three-bedroom, three-bath residence boasts original hardwood floors, wraparound casement windows, curved walls and design touches no longer seen in today’s construction.

4504 Bordeaux Ave.

With the exception of an addition off the master bedroom, the original structure has been untouched; the entry, kitchen and bar areas are original. The backyard pool and patio are shaded by a 150-year-old pecan tree and illuminated by landscape lighting in the evenings.

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There is a preview reception on May 16, 6-8 pm, at the live/work space of Collage 20th Century Classics (2034 Irving Blvd.), designed by architect Russell Buchanan. Guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvre, as well as remarks by the architectural team. Tickets for the preview are $50 and include access to the Spring Modern Home Tour. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Dallas Architecture Forum.

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