10 Must-See Architectural Gems in North Texas

Bon Aire Drive has a nice fire pit outdoor space. Zero 3

Do you enjoy late-night binge scrolling through Redfin for dream homes in North Texas? Then quench your thirst for unattainable real estate at the AIA Dallas’ curated Tour of Homes this weekend.

AIA Dallas, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is hosting its 15th annual home tours, both in person and virtually, Oct. 23 and 24. The architecturally significant houses are in various neighborhoods of Dallas: Preston Hollow, Oak Cliff, Lake Highlands, Lakewood and Turtle Creek. And this year the tour includes houses in Denton and outside of Tyler, too.

The interior is decorated with authentic Texas ephemera from the Round Rock area. Zero 3

The Tour of Homes highlights the pinnacle of work from Dallas architects and residential designers. Due to COVID-19, last year’s tours were only virtual. This year, the offerings vary depending on which houses you plan to visit. Virtual tours are available for Sugar Creek near Tyler, and for Gold Crest, a high-rise condominium on Turtle Creek Boulevard. Five House in Denton can also be toured in person or virtually. The other seven houses will offer in-person tours only.

For $75, you can tour all 10 houses (both the virtual and in-person options) or $45 ticket gets you either eight in-person tours or three virtual tours. Purchase tickets and plan your tours through AIA Dallas. Here’s a sneak preview of the fantastic homes you might not want to miss touring:

Bon Aire Drive
Architect: Zero 3
The Bon Aire residence took eight years of collaboration between the architect and collecting Texas treasures for the interior. The result is a contemporary rustic aesthetic that screams “Texas.”

The house is situated in Old Lake Highlands and features a fire pit, outdoor bar and swimming pool.

Bon Aire Drive features a pool and outdoor bar. Zero 3


Wickmere Mews
Architect: DSGN Associates
This townhome is situated west of the Trinity River with views of downtown Dallas from within the home and 360 views from the roof deck. The rooms were designed to maximize light and airiness within, and the placement of the windows was perfected to frame the city skyline.
Bon Aire Drive features a pool and outdoor bar. Zero 3
This contemporary home was designed to showcase the owners’ impressive collection of contemporary paintings. Its muted tones and streamlined designed allows the artwork within to do the speaking.
The condominium’s simple design frames the city views and the art collection well. Barry Snidow

See all the homes on the Dallas Observer

 OCTOBER 18, 2021 4:00AM

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