The American Institute of Architects home tour is coming up the first weekend of November. We’ve been patiently waiting all summer to find out what homes are on the docket, and AIA has been kind enough to let us reveal them to you right here on D Home. So stop by every morning until 9/29 to find out what houses are on the tour and why they were selected. To purchase tickets or find out more information about the AIA tour, click here.
“This 1950 midcentury ranch-style home in Midway Hollow was renovated and expanded in 2013 to add a family room, master suite, and porch to the rear of the home. A recently complete kitchen renovation at the center/rear of the home posed a challenge as to how to achieve the desired square footage without losing natural light or damaging new work.
The solution was to create a U-shaped addition around a central courtyard. This space became a frequently used outdoor room that brings ample light and fresh air into the home. The design of the addition pays homage to the feel of the existing structure while creating light and airy rooms with vaulted ceilings and natural light in an open plan.”
— Eddie Maestri, AIA
Why it was selected to be part of the tour:
“Maestri Architects takes a traditional Texas ranch-style home and shows that a little renovation can go a long way. The architect captures an outdoor room and turns it into the focal point of the home owner’s lives.” – Jennifer Workman, AIA, Good Fulton & Farrell Architects, 2014 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes Co-Chair