Peer Inside: A Look at Dallas' Finest Modern Homes from the White Rock Home Tour

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White Rock Home Tour
We are architecture addicts. Voyeuristic rubber-neckers. Lovers of clean lines and free-flowing natural light. That's why we're drooling over the White Rock Home Tour, which happens this weekend and benefits local learnin' institution, Hexter Elementary.

The shoes-off affair features five different modern homes in the time trapped geographical area around White Rock Lake, so you'll spend an afternoon taking in views, both inside and out. They've given us an advanced look, so let's explore a few addresses before the doors open on Saturday.

Designed and completed in 2012 by Durham Builders, this Eagle Trail residence (above, below) has an unconventional backyard, where ponies and peacocks roam freely.

Inside you'll find those special touches that cause you to crush on a space, like built-in bunk beds, end tables and shelving. Oh, and breath deep: this two story number features white oak floors in most rooms, plus tall ceilings. That's a lot of space for sunbeams. Plus, how plush is this den?

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White Rock Home Tour

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White Rock Home Tour
This newly constructed home on San Benito Way (above) was built by W2 Studio and stretches out to 3,800 sq.ft. (I'd happily shack up in the 500 sq. ft. mother-in-law out back.) Along its exterior you'll find a zen garden, once inside you'll see reclaimed wooden flooring, salvaged from a 100-year old family farm in Louisiana. Coolest feature of this house? A safe room.

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Maricela Ann Vilchis
Maricela Ann Vilchis

instead of looking inside those homes, I rather know what the owners do for a living


Keep building in Lake Highland's and you'll get plenty of use out of that safe room


@jamesjodi Wow, that really set me free. A fluff piece on the DMN website about a crime watch group that helps protect their neighborhood; blown away.  I'll counter your stupid article with fact: I lived in Lake Highlands for 7 years, and there is no chance that a bunch of scared, white, baby boomers are going to be able to have any effect outside of their neighborhood. Next time you want to get a taste of how dangerous it is, check the DPD crime reports, and then maybe some facts will set you free.  The month we moved, 2 men stabbed each other up the street from us, and decided to bleed out on my front porch and under my neighbors balcony. The month after we moved, a neighbor up the street was found dead on his porch; shot.  Lets not forget the recent rapey-ness of old Wildcat country.  It's turning into a shit hole, and no amount of high priced, panic room equipped homes will stop its decline. Your DMN article is proof of that.

Facts will make you smart >

Eli Browning
Eli Browning 1 Like

Thank you for reminding me to get my tickets Dallas Observer!!!

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