Diversity reigns over 2019 citywide home tour

By Carrie Dyer

The AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, Dallas’ only citywide home tour and the area’s only tour curated exclusively by architects, is back for its 13th year on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day tour showcases some of the area’s most innovative and outstanding residential design created by several of the city’s most talented architects. The seven residences across Dallas on this year’s tour highlight newly built and renovated homes, homes with sweeping views of courtyards and water features, and design solutions for empty nesters to young families. 

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The event’s separately ticketed Premiere Party is Wednesday, Oct. 30. The premiere party event, which is held at a home not on the general admission tour, features passed hors d’oeuvres, open bar, meet-and-greets with the tour architects and a general admission ticket to the tour. 

New this year, AIA Dallas is offering VIP tour tickets, which give general admission ticket holders the opportunity to tour all homes and also visit the Premiere Party home during select weekend tour hours where mimosas, pastries and swag bags will be offered. 

Featured homes are in neighborhoods across Dallas, including Preston Hollow, Knox-Henderson, Lakewood, Lochwood and Urban Reserve in Lake Highlands. Tour homes this year are designed by A.Gruppo Architects, Eckxstudio for Modern Architecture, M. Gooden Design, Maestri Studio, Marek Architecture, Morrison Dilworth + Walls, NIMMO and Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects. 

“This year’s homes are especially diverse, from size and style to age, location and home type,” said Chris Anderson, AIA, designer, Laura Juarez Baggett Studio, and 2019 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes co-chair. “Each of these homes is responsive to the unique design challenges posed by the landscape and owners’ lifestyles.” 

Starting Oct. 21, addresses for the homes will be available on hometourdallas.com and the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes app, downloadable on iTunes. Tickets can be purchased online at hometourdallas.com. 

The 2019 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes is presented by Porcelanosa. Proceeds from the tour benefit AIA Dallas, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, which aims to advance architecture and design.