Home tours are great events for local community members to see or participate in, as they can spark design inspiration for many, as well as develop a deeper appreciation for architecture in general. Now that the fall season is approaching, Dallas residents are opening their doors to the city’s many home tours to showcase the unique, modern, and classic designs so many homeowners love. The following are some of the most popular home tours throughout Dallas, compiled conveniently by Dallas News.
Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour
This is the city’s largest and oldest home tour known for its diverse styles and heritage. Oak Cliff will feature eight homes this year, ranging from Spanish colonials, to ranches, to modern homes.
This tour will take place during the weekend of October 21st, running from noon to 6:00 p.m.
Lakewood Home Festival
This is a home tour architecture enthusiasts cannot miss. Six homes will be showcased in East Dallas, with many styles being featured including Georgian colonial, Mediterranean, and classic Texas Hill Country. Lakewood Home Festival begins with an auction party hosted by the Hilton Anatole Hotel, whose funds go towards three neighboring schools. So, in addition to admiring the neighborhood’s stunning homes, your proceeds are also going toward a good cause.
This festival runs from November 11th to the 12th, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Modern Mile Home Tour
As the name suggests, the Modern Mile Home Tour features mid-century modern homes and those of the contemporary style in Northern Dallas. Though there are only four homes showcased on this route, they are worth the ticket price. Chinese modern and minimalist ranch are among the eclectic styles spotlighted on the Modern Mile Home Tour, some of which having been renovated very recently.
Saturday, October 7th is the only day this tour takes place, starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person.
AIA Dallas Tour of Homes
This tour was actually created by local architects wanting to spotlight their unique styles. The AIA Dallas Tour of Homes features seven large houses, ranging from 2,400 square feet to 6,700. One of the more prominent aspects of these homes is their focus on lifestyle needs. Those seen along this self-guided route accommodate for large and small families, single homes, and wheelchair accessibility.
Running from October 28th to the 29th, the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes lasts from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with tickets costing $25 in advance for the full tour, or $10 for single-home viewings. After October 27th, tickets are $30.