Home Tour Calendar
We’ve gathered a month-by-month list of local home tours from Oak Cliff to McKinney “and all points in between.
Old Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour
Come celebrate the 100th year of historic Oak Cliff’s annexation into the city of Dallas. Hosted by the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League, the tour features a plethora of architectural styles ranging from Prairie, Spanish, and Tudor to midcentury modern and charming Cape Cods. October 18 & 19, noon-6 p.m. Contact the Old Oak Cliff Conservation League for more information at 972-606-3693, or visit www.ooccl.com.
Fall Parade of Homes
The Home Builder’s Association of Greater Dallas presents the 2003 Parade of Homes at the Stonebriar Country Club Estates of Frisco. The parade will include four custom homes, ranging in price from $850,000 to $1 million and featuring state-of-the-art amenities and luxurious dcor. October 18-November 16. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets: $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $5 for children. Discounts available at Tom Thumb. For more information, call 972-931-4840 or visit www.dallasbuilders.com.
Lakewood Home Festival
Sponsored by the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA, the 25th annual home festival raises funds for the Lakewood Elementary School. Festival attendees will be able to tour five neighborhood homes and shop the Market, which features more than 75 vendors. November 8 & 9. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets available at Minyard on Abrams Rd., Lakewood Elementary School, and Of in Lakewood. For more information, call 214-826-5962.
Holiday in the Highlands Home Tour and Bazaar
The Lake Highlands Women’s League 25th annual home tour and bazaar raises funds for scholarships for Lake Highlands High School graduating seniors and various other community projects. Four homes decorated in holiday finery will be shown, including a newly constructed Hill Country-style home and a traditional home filled with English antiques. December 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Luncheon tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. Please call Sheila Conner at 214-341-9765 for more information.
Candlelight Christmas Home Tour
From Victorian to modern, the 12 homes featured in Waxahachie’s Candlelight Home Tour take visitors on a virtual walk through architectural history. November 28-30; December 6 & 7 and 13 & 14, 2- 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 if purchased by November 25. For more information, call 972-938-9617 or visit www.waxahachiechamber.com.
Granbury’s Pioneer Christmas
Capture the warmth and charm of a small-town Christmas during Granburyâ€™s annual Candlelight Tour of Homes, which opens historic houses and buildings to the public. December 6 & 7. Saturday, 2-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Visitors are also welcome to attend the Antique Show and Sale and the Enchanted Forest, an indoor, snow-filled forest featuring magical Christmas scenes. December 6 & 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12. No charge for the Antique Show and Sale. For more information, call 817-573-5299.
Holiday Tour of Homes
Visit charming McKinney to view a quaint collection of restored homes and buildings dating to the 1850s. Each holiday season, the Collin County Historic Guild presents its tour of homes to display the unique architecture and character of Chestnut Square Historical Park, just minutes from downtown McKinney. This year, the tour will include the 1853 Greek Revival Faires House, the oldest home in McKinney; the 1863 Taylor Inn, which was once a stagecoach inn; and the Chapel at Chestnut Square, a charming example of an early 20th-century clapboard chapel. December 6 & 7. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Tickets: $10. For more information, visit www.chestnutsquare.org.
The Fourth Annual Home Tour and Holiday Shop
New Friends/New Life, a unique organization dedicated to improving womenâ€™s lives, presents a handful of remarkable homes in the Park Cities area for its fourth annual home tour. The tour boasts a Holiday Shoppe and Incredible Edibles, including select gift items, floral arrangements, home decorations, and baked goods. December 7, 1-5 p.m. Tickets: $15. For more information, call 214-965-0935 or visit www.newfriendsnewlife.org.
Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes
Sponsored by the Parker County Heritage Society, this tour features a public venue and five homes, including Chandor Gardens, a 5-acre garden setting built by 1930s portrait artist Douglas Chandor, and an 1870s Victorian home. December 13, 1-9 p.m. Tickets: $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 817-594-3801 or e-mail [email protected].
Altrusa Christmas Pilgrimage Tea and Home Tour
The Altrusa Christmas Pilgrimage features an eclectic blend of festively decorated homes throughout the city of Sherman. Proceeds from the pilgrimage benefit literacy programs and one-time gifts to single-parent families with emergency needs. December 13 & 14, noon-5 p.m. Tickets: $6. For more information, call Margaret Hill at 903-891-8100.
Preservation Park Cities 2004 Home Tour
Preservation Park Cities showcases five spectacular homes in University Park and Highland Park. The historic homes date from 1908 to 1940 and vary dramatically in size and architectural style. April 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call Daniel Jones Cooper, 2004 home tour chairman, at 214-526-0000 for more information or visit www.preservationparkcities.org.
Spring Tour of Homes
The Junior League of Richardson hosts its third annual home tour celebrating an extensive mix of homes. Several historic houses share the spotlight with brand-new, million-dollar estates in the Hills of Breckenridge. April 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information, call 972-644-5979 or visit www.jlrtx.com.
Munger Place Home Tour
The 2004 home tour is presented by the Munger Place Historic District Association. Complete with wide, welcoming porches, this historic neighborhood, circa 1905, boasts the largest collection of Prairie-style homes in the nation. April 16 & 17. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For more information, call 214-826-6431 or visit www.mungerplace.com.
Hollywood Home Tour
Celebrate the enchanting Hollywood/ Santa Monica neighborhood at the 13th annual home tour sponsored by the Hollywood/Santa Monica Neighborhood Association. The tour highlights the whimsy and individuality of the 1920s and 1930s Tudor-style architecture inherent to the East Dallas area. April 26 & 27, noon-6 p.m. Tickets: $10. For more information, call 214-712-0222 or visit www.hsmna.org.
M Streets Home Tour
Head over to the M Streets and tour six beautiful homes. Co-sponsored by the Greenland Hills Neighborhood Association and Crime Watch, the 2004 tour features Tudor-style English cottages, complete with high-gabled roofs, unique leaded-glass windows, and intricate stonework. May 1 & 2, noon-5 p.m. Tickets: $10. For more information, visit www.mstreets.org.
Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Tour
Just a stoneâ€™s throw away from bustling downtown Dallas, this neighborhood offers peaceful, tree-lined lanes and homes in more than a dozen architectural styles. Established in the early 1900s, the architecture of the homes ranges from Italian Renaissance and Tudor to Prairie-style. May 8 & 9. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Tickets: $12. For more information, call 214-823-2076 or visit www.sahd.org.
Gingerbread Trail Historic Home Tour
For a peek at the rich historical legacy of Waxahachie, join the 36th annual Gingerbread Trail Historic Home Tour. The tour celebrates the Victorian, Queen Anne, Gingerbread, and Gothic Revival architectural styles that flourish in this small community. June 6 & 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets: $12 for adults and $5 for children in advance; $15 for adults and $7 for children at the door. For more information, call 972-937-0681.