Jay Around Town: 10 2018 Spring Home Tours in DFW You Won't Want to Miss
Spring may be some people's favorite season because of the warmer temperatures, the budding flowers, the glimpse of summer vacations and pool days. But I love Spring because of all the fantastic home tours that take place during the months of April and May! I mean, I'm a Real Estate Broker. Are you that surprised?
If you're like me and you love checking out some of the most interesting and fabulous homes here in Dallas-Fort Worth, you'll want to check out these ten Spring Home Tours happening this year.
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When: Saturday, April 7 2018; 10:00am-5:00pm
Where: Bluffview and Lakewood Neighborhoods in Dallas
Five stunning luxury Dallas homes are showcased in the 2018 Parade of HomesTM presented by the Dallas Builders Association. This scattered site, self-guided tour benefits Operation FINALLY HOME, an organization that provides custom mortgage-free homes to combat-wounded U.S. military veterans and their families.
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When: Saturday, April 7-Sunday, April 8; 12:00-6:00pm
Where: Will Call House, 3107 W 5th St Fort Worth, TX 76107
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 tour weekend
The Fort Worth American Institute of Architects Homes Tour is Fort Worth’s only citywide homes tour curated by architects. This tour showcases homes in the Fort Worth area designed by local architects. You'll find everything from a three-story shipping container building to a couple of remodeled 1950's homes.
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When: Sunday, April 8 2018; 1:00-5:00pm
Where: Turtle Creek Corridor
Cost: $60 for Non-Members; $50 for Members
The 17th annual Turtle Creek Home Tour features luxury living in some of the most distinguished homes in Dallas. This highly anticipated annual tour showcases Turtle Creek lifestyles and the enhancements that the Turtle Creek Association provides. Each of the five amazing homes included on this year's tour feature an exquisite art collection that is not to be missed!
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When: Saturday, April 14 2018; 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: 7131 Midbury Road & Northaven Road Area, Dallas, Texas
The Northaven Home Tour is presented by the Kramer Elementary PTA to showcase the surrounding neighborhoods that make up their feeder pattern. As an added bonus to enjoying some of North Dallas' most beautiful home designs, tour-goers have the satisfaction of knowing that every dollar spent on the tour goes to the Kramer Elementary PTA.
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When: Saturday, April 14 2018; 10:00am-3:00pm
Where: Park Cities Neighborhoods, Dallas
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 tour day
This year's tour features five architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities. The purpose of the annual Historic Home Tour is to show case architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities and illustrate how these homes have been restored or remodeled and updated to serve the lifestyle needs of families today.
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When: Friday, April 20-Sunday, April 22 2018; Friday: 6:00-7:00pm & Sat-Sun: 12:00-5:00pm
Where: Hollywood Heights and Santa Monica Neighborhoods
Dallas' Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association has selected five historic and unique homes to be showcased during the 27th annual Home Tour. The weekend also includes an auction party and art fair. The five homes on this year’s tour are among only 750 homes that make up the Hollywood Heights and Santa Monica neighborhoods, believed to be one of the largest collections of stone-embellished Tudor revival cottages in the country. These homes are made more special by the fact that their historic details are protected by one of the few Conservation Districts in the city of Dallas.
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When: Saturday, April 21-Sunday, April 22 2018; 12:00-5:00pm
Where: Tickets may be purchased and picked up at the Hexter Cafe (9720 Waterview Rd, Dallas)
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 tour weekend
For the first time since 2006, the White Rock Home Tour will feature 7 homes - 4 mid-century modern gems and 3 contemporary modern homes. And all proceeds from the White Rock Home Tour benefit DISD's Hexter Elementary.
Photo courtesy of Swiss Avenue Historic District website
When: Saturday, May 12-Sunday, May 13 2018; Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm & Sunday: 12:00-6:00pm
Where: Savage Park at the midpoint on Swiss Avenue at the intersections of Swiss, Parkmount and Bryan
Cost: $25 in advance; $30 tour weekend
This weekend-long tribute to Dallas' historic past will feature eight of the city's most fabulous Early 20th Century homes, an open-air art fair, a vintage auto display, a children’s play area and kids' size railroad, live entertainment on the Avenue, free horse-drawn carriage rides, and much more. The homes on tour this year represent diverse variety of the Early 20th Century's most popular architectural styles. Featured will be a romantic Spanish Revival, a massive Progressive Style Prairie Foursquare, a French Normandy manor house, a stately Colonial Georgian, an elegant Italianate Revival, a classic American Craftsman, and a charming pair of side-by-side Arts & Crafts Bungalows.
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When: Saturday, May 12-Sunday, May 13 2018; 12:00-6:00pm
Where: Ticket pickup will be at Sinaca at 1013 W Magnolia, Fort Worth
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 tour weekend
The Fairmount Historic District in Fort Worth, Texas will host the 36th annual Fairmount Tour of Historic Homes this year. There will be 5 beautiful homes on this year's tour as well as a special bonus property. Fairmount is located on Fort Worth's popular Southside and is noted as the largest historic district in the southwest filled with beautiful Craftsman bungalows, Prairie-style four squares and Victorian houses.
When: Saturday, May 19 2018; 11:00am-5:00pm
Where: Downtown & North Dallas Neighborhoods
This self-guided tour showcases the finest residential architecture in the Dallas area, as designed by licensed architects. Houses are chosen to showcase a variety of design styles demonstrating that excellence in design is not limited by size or dollars.