Coronavirus pivot

Peek inside 5 marvelous Turtle Creek manors on a special virtual tour


Turtle Creek Home Tour, 2505 Welborn
2505 Welborn
Turtle Creek Home tour, Claridge 17th
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Turtle Creek Home tour, Claridge 17th
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Turtle Creek Home tour, Claridge 6th
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Turtle Creek Home tour, Claridge 6th
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Turtle Creek Home tour, Bellaire
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Turtle Creek Home tour, Bellaire
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Turtle Creek Home tour, Vendome
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Vendome 18th floor, Turtle Creek home tour
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It's take two for the 2020 Turtle Creek Tour of Homes. Now in its 19th year, the tour that mixes sky-high residences and with marvelous single family homes was postponed in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now it's proceeding in the safest, most modern way — as an online event.

TV personality Jocelyn White will navigate virtual attendees through four luxurious homes on Turtle Creek Boulevard, plus one stately manor of Regency Row at The Ritz-Carlton. The presentation will include interviews and insights from the home's designers and architects, as well as the homeowners themselves.

Online access will begin at 1 pm October 10. Tickets to the tour only are $40; previously purchased tickets will be honored.

A Premiere Event Package ($125) grants access to both the virtual tour and an in-person or virtual Premiere Event party (more details below), plus other perks. Sales benefit The Turtle Creek Association, the 35-year-old organization dedicated to preserving 87 acres of greenways and parkland along Turtle Creek.

Here's a closer look at the houses on this year's Turtle Creek Tour of Homes, with descriptions provided by tour organizers.

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Casa de Sueños
The spectacular Spanish Colonial residence of Lynda and Brian Roughton will be the site of Turtle Creek Association in person “Premiere Event” party. (Note: if the governor’s current ordinances for events and gatherings does not change, the in-person event will instead become a virtual-only event.  

17th floor of The Claridge at 3510 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Renovated in 2018, this home's design focuses on clean lines and simplicity to allow for fantastic views at night and amazing park views during the day. An open, contemporary atmosphere accommodates the owners’ furnishings and art collected on worldwide travels. 

17th floor of The Claridge at 3510 Turtle Creek Blvd., con't.
While neutral in color, the master bathroom is packed with luxurious features, such as Ann Sachs marble tile, multiple bathing areas, and a giant walk-through closet. Selected with durability and aesthetics in mind, the custom stained rift cut white oak flooring provides a unique and calming effect throughout the home.   

6th floor of The Claridge at 3510 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Classic contemporary is achieved with clean lines, open spaces, and pops of color provided by the furnishings and art. There are custom lighting accents and multiple trayed ceilings throughout the home. The art includes unique, contemporary pieces and priceless custom photography. Every room has stunning views of Turtle Creek and downtown Dallas.  

6th floor of The Claridge at 3510 Turtle Creek Blvd., con't.
Custom quilted mahogany wood panels begin in the entry area and expertly conceal the bar and entertainment center in the main living area, as well as the kitchen from the dining area. 

A Unit of The Bel Air at 3725 Turtle Creek Blvd.
This home is a transitional oasis of over 5,000 square feet situated on a half-acre of terraced gardens. The three-story Italian villa offers elegant architectural details with arched doorways, oversized windows, tall ceilings, and three fireplaces. The four bedrooms, five full, and two half-baths blend the private spaces with open and approachable entertaining areas. The art adds another dimension to this "must see" treehouse home.  

A Unit of The Bel Air at 3725 Turtle Creek Blvd., con't.
A 2019 renovation respectfully transforms the look and feel from old world tradition to transitional without losing its European charm. Multiple living areas have access to the secluded and secure, park like outdoors. 

18th Floor of Vendome at 3505 Turtle Creek Blvd.
This home of almost 2,075 square feet is clean, classic-contemporary, comfortable, and approachable. The powder room reflects contemporary design with interesting floral patterned tile and muted gray colors. The kitchen boasts labradorite countertops imported from Madagascar.  

18th Floor of Vendome at 3505 Turtle Creek Blvd., con't
Renovated in 2019, the unit features custom eucalyptus wood cabinets, paneling, floors and trim - unusual and unusually beautiful.