These tours of modern homes in Dallas double as cocktail parties

There’s only one Dallas Home Tour that has a cocktail in one hand and a mini quiche in the other and listen to some of the best modern designers in Dallas talk about some of the best modern homes.

The Dallas Architecture Forum 365 Modern Living Cocktail series its first of three such events begins on May 21st from 6pm to 8pm. Three evenings, three houses, and three opportunities to see some of the most exquisite houses in Dallas.

This year’s theme is “I want this”. (Just kidding.) It’s actually modern life every day of the year. This series is usually sold out. So don’t hesitate to reserve your seat if you love clean design, thoughtful architecture and cocktails.

Every evening there is a short presentation by the designers of the houses. The creativity and attention to detail that goes into every inch of these residences will inspire everyone. Here are basic details about each.

Bridge Hollow Residence

May 21, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The forum says, “The Bridge Hollow Residence pays homage to early Texan modern architecture by David R. Williams, O’Neil Ford and Frank Welch, as well as classic Texan architecture by John Staub.”

Notable details:

  • Designed around the courtyard and majestic Texas sunsets.

  • 9,000 square feet

  • Features include a loggia, reflective pool, subterranean motor place, edge pool, custom-made wooden ceilings, leather-paneled walls, and a stunning library with orange-painted walls.

Architecture: SHM Architects, David Stocker (AIA – Design Architect), Philip Pitzer (Project Architect); Interior design: Neal Stewart Designs, Neal Stewart (lead designer), Ann Reidel (associate designer); Landscape architecture: MESA, Mary Ellen Cowan (ASLA); Contractor: Sebastian Construction Group, John Sebastian

The Crescent Residence

June 4th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The forum says, “Crescent Residence is located on beautiful wooded lot with rolling topography and mature trees and was designed in those trees and topographical features.”

Notable details:

  • It’s all about the trees.

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows make the location and space seamless.

  • The water feature in front of the house is beautiful and functional. It’s like noise-canceling headphones for the home.

  • It is quiet. It’s out of the way.

  • Materials used include bleached white oak paneling, antique limestone, Pennsylvania bluestone, shell stone, and weathered zinc on the overhangs.

Architecture: Cunningham Architects, Gary Cunningham (FAIA), Michael Bessner (Assoc. AIA), Tom Dohearty (AIA), Sharon Odom (AIA); Interior design: Shannon Bowers Design, Shannon Bowers (RID), Marci Thomas (RID); Landscape architecture: Hocker Design Group, David Hocker (FASLA), Ashlee Lehmann (ASLA); Prime Contractors: SH McCombs Company, Inc., Steve McCombs, Vaughn Shadle and Webster Street, Inc., George Bramblett

Wildwood residence

June 13, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The forum says, “The Wildwood residence brings nature in as it is in a wooded area of ​​Bluffview.”

Notable details:

  • The entrance has an 11-foot iridescent chandelier.

  • The bar has exotic iron-red granite countertops.

  • There is an art glass wall.

  • Monolithic is used to describe the rectangular granite block water feature.

Architecture: Bernbaum / Magadini Architects, Patricia Magadini (AIA Design Architect), Bruce Bernbaum (AIA), Dan Typaldos (AIA Project Architects); Interior design, Rick Rozas, Rick Rozas (designer); Landscape architecture, Hocker Design Group, David Hocker (ASLA)

Admission is $ 90 per person for forum members or $ 110 for non-members per person per event. Forum member admission to the series of three events is $ 230 for one person or $ 360 for two people. The price for the non-member series is $ 275 for one person or $ 425 for two people. Tickets are available on the forum website.

Those who purchase entry will receive confirmation from the forum, including an address and valet parking information.

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