Home tour celebrates beauty, diversity

By Christina Rogers

The 17th Annual AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, presented by eggersmann Kitchens & Home Living, returns Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29. Dallas’ only citywide home tour curated by architects celebrates the beauty and diversity of residential architecture across North Texas. This year’s tour features six homes, including two in East Dallas, one in Highland Park, two in Preston Hollow and one in Far North Dallas. This year’s collection of homes features the latest in contemporary style.

Photo by Jennifer McNeil

The tour also showcases how architects help clients overcome design challenges with beautiful solutions — from a renovation and expansion of a 1920s Craftsman home in the Junius Heights Historic District to fit a family of four, to rebuilding from the ground up a much-loved Preston Hollow home, to accommodating dual goals of being able to age in place and entertain grandchildren and guests. Tickets go on sale Thursday, August 10 at hometourdallas.com. The separately ticketed Premiere Party event held before the tour will be on Thursday, Oct. 26 at a home not on the general admission tour. Tickets include live music, passed hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, conversations with the tour architects, plus a ticket to self-guided weekend tour. This year’s exclusive Premiere Party home is in North Dallas, designed by Michael Malone, FAIA of Malone Maxwell Dennehy Architects. — Christine Rogers

Event co-chairs Andrew Meckfessel, AIA, NCARB and Andrew Stiglmeier, AIA, RID are looking forward to showcasing this year’s slate of homes designed by local architects.

“We are excited as always to share stunning home designs by Dallas-based architects at this Tour of Homes, but we are especially happy to see some up-and-coming architects’ work on this year’s tour,” said Meckfessel. Stiglmeier added, “This year’s submissions really stood out to the selection committee as excellent examples of residential architecture that addressed a wide variety of needs, style preferences, scale, and budget.”

Architecture firms with work on this year’s Tour are AMDG Studio; Janson Luter Architects; Maestri Studio; Malone Maxwell Dennehy Architects; Marc McCollom Architect, and Veux Deux Design.

Event sponsors include: eggersmann | Kitchens & Home Living; Modern Luxury Interiors Texas; Corradi USA; Bonick Landscaping; Porcelanosa; Hartman Construction; il | granito; Sub Zero Wolf Cove; Malone Maxwell Dennehy Architects; Cerboni; and Origin Bank.