Dallas’ Most Gorgeous Homes: Step Inside the City’s Modern Marvels for Living Cocktail Parties
T.The Dallas Architecture Forum opens the doors to three of the city’s premier modern residences for 365 Modern Living Cocktail Parties. Held on Tuesday June 5, Monday June 11 and Tuesday June 19, the series offers guests the chance to tour some of Dallas’ finest homes and chat with the designers they envisioned .
Each evening focuses on a different home and includes a cocktail reception and notes from the design team.
On June 5, the forum will gather at the Urban Reserve Residence, one of 50 sustainably designed homes in its neighborhood. Nestled in a wooded area, the house combines ultra-modern elements with nature. The architect Billie Tsien describes it as a private city apartment in the forest. Interesting features like a koi pond and Japanese garden give the house a serene feel, while the interior (designed by Joshua Rice) reflects the relaxed but refined lifestyle of the owners.
The next home on the Forum’s 365 tour is Rock Cliff Residence, a 1952 home that was originally designed by Dallas architect Harwood K. Smith. The stylish home may seem a little familiar to PaperCity readers – it was featured in the December print edition and online. The home’s current owners recently made a careful expansion of the space, hiring renovation architect Josh Nimmo to add a 1,500 square foot two-story wing.
Vaulted ceilings, skylights, and white oak floors make the house a sunny and peaceful retreat. Interior designer Brent McFarlain opted for clean, sophisticated furniture to complement the owners’ large art collection. Oh, this house has a Japanese garden too.
The final stop on the 365 Modern Living Cocktail Parties tour is the Surrey Circle Residence, a bold modern home with panoramic views of the surrounding nature. The design seamlessly connects indoor and outdoor living with large movable glass walls that open the main living area to a screened living room and outdoor kitchen. The sustainably built home has a neutral color palette, while the interior designed by Robyn Menter offers a few pops of color.
The series takes place on June 5th, 11th and 19th from 6pm to 8pm, with designer comments every evening at 6.45pm. Single tickets are $ 85 for forum members and $ 100 for non-members. Three-day passes are also available for $ 215 for members and $ 250 for non-members. More information can be found here.