Modern House Porn

Explore the best examples of modern living in Dallas on this home tour

2302 Annex
Photo by Trevor Korbin
2302 Annex interior
Photo by Trevor Korbin
2401 Douglas Ave.
Photo courtesy of Ron Womack
10720 Meadowcliff
Photo by Rucker Design Build
5411 Melrose
Photo courtesy of Clay Stapp+Co

Architecture enthusiasts are invited to go on tour this Saturday, June 20, 11 am-5 pm, to get inside some of the finest examples of modern living in Dallas. Explore four homes, including a just-completed new build near Henderson Avenue that is open for viewing for the first time.

Here is a first look at the awesome abodes on the self-guided driving tour presented by


2302 Annex Ave.

Located in Uptown East, this home is part of a series of four single-family homes that set the standard for great modern design, thanks to builder Alan Kagan and Josh Nimmo of Nimmo Architecture.

2302 Annex Ave. (continued)

As expected, finishes are sleek, exemplifying the best of modern living. But the interior designer owner has brought in color and interest, creating a wonderfully comfortable home.

2401 Douglas Ave.

Architect Ron Wommack took a 125-by-50 corner lot in the city and created a 1,650-square-foot home and 700-square-foot garage within a garden lined with concrete block walls. The structure is defined by a grid of pipe columns and wide flange beams that cantilever into the garden to form a continuous sunscreen.

10720 Meadowcliff Ln.

A 1980s contemporary was transformed into a modern design that features a loft lifestyle and a magnificent 25-foot ravine. The natural setting of this home, updated by Rucker Design Build, benefits it in several ways. Shade from the trees offers relief in the summer; in the fall, when the leaves fall, sunlight beams into the house. Rushing water in nearby creeks provides a soothing soundtrack.

5411 Melrose Ave.

The storefront windows on this new build near Henderson Avenue provide a clean, elegant frame to the world outside. Inside, no expense was spared on finishes: imported Valcucine cabinets in the kitchen and baths, floating-edge quartz countertops, and Miele and Liebherr appliances. Floors are a blend of concrete, hardwood and Porcelanosa tile from Spain.


Tickets for the tour are $20 per person in advance and can be picked up at will call at any of the four homes. Tickets can also be purchased the day of (cash or check only) for $25 at any door. Children 12 and under are free.

A portion of proceeds benefits Dallas Architecture Forum.