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North Texas Architectural Tours to Explore This Fall

It's home tour season, y'all. Here are your best bets across Dallas-Fort Worth.
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Get a glimpse into the past on the Greenland Hills Centennial Home Tour. Courtesy of Greenland Hills Neighborhood Association

Every year, dozens of Dallasites open their homes for thousands to wander through during home tours. Some visitors come to admire the historical architecture and get design tips. Others need to entertain the in-laws. And others, still, just want see how the other half lives.

Whatever the case, though, if you host a home tour, you’re bound have throngs of curious neighbors ambling through your living room, poking their heads into your bathrooms, and making comments on your lampshade choices. It’s daunting, to be sure, but plenty take the opportunity.

For those intrigued by this form of socially acceptable snooping, there are myriad North Texas architecture tours throughout the year. We’ve rounded up six taking place this fall—if you plan carefully, you can hit one just about every weekend until Thanksgiving.

Las Colinas Architecture Tour 

Sept. 22 

Continuing its golden birthday celebrations, Las Colinas in Irving is hosting an architecture tour. A sort of sequel to its residential tour last May, this event will showcase some of the region’s best commercial architecture. Get tickets here. 

Greenland Hills Centennial Home Tour

Oct. 14 

Often called the “M Streets,” Greenland Hills has enjoyed a long and storied history, complete with a surfeit of storybook homes. To celebrate its 100th birthday this year, the neighborhood has teamed up with Preservation Dallas for a home tour showing off its classic 1920s and 1930s architecture. Get tickets here*.

Turtle Creek Tour of Homes 

Oct. 22 

Single family homes are great, but on Turtle Creek Association’s Tour of Homes, you can explore four charming and posh condos. Tickets start at $45, which includes fare for a shuttle service. Learn more here. Pick up at 3131 Turtle Creek’s parking lot, on Cedar Spring Road.

AIA Dallas Tour of Homes 

Oct. 28–29 

Spend a weekend and see some of the city’s best residential architecture during this year’s AIA Dallas Tour of Homes. This year’s featured properties run the gamut from historic restoration to a new transitional build to a green take on universal design. Get tickets here

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 

Nov. 3–15 

Despite some hiccups, this local satellite of the nearly 50-year-old New York City tradition is back for its fourth year in Dallas. Every year, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club invites the country’s best and brightest interior designers to show off their work to the public. Learn more here.

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During the neighborhood's annual Fourth of July parade, the LECPTA announced this 2021 Georgian as the first home on this year's Lakewood Home Tour. Courtesy of the Lakewood Home Tour

Lakewood Home Tour 

Nov. 11–12

The annual Lakewood Home Tour prides itself on featuring a variety of houses, from Tudors to moderns and everything in between, that reflects the diversity of the neighborhood itself. As always, the two day event raises money for local schools. Get tickets here.

For more activities to get you out and about this fall, check out our guide here.

*The ticket link for the Greenland Hills Centennial Home Tour has been updated.

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