As part of the yearlong schedule of events to celebrate Las Colinas’ 50th anniversary, the Las Colinas Association is partnering with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas Chapter to kick off its first Las Colinas Home Tour. Architecture and design enthusiasts can discover the unparalleled beauty and unique architecture of Las Colinas’ neighborhoods.
Guests will have a rare opportunity to tour six homes and experience some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in North Texas during the self-guided tour. The Home Tour will be held Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 and will showcase homes in the University Hills, Fox
Glen, and Cottonwood Valley residential villages.
The six homes on the tour have elements of modern and mid-century modern design, some designed by professional interior designers, with distinct touches throughout the homes. Perched among the hills, these exceptional homes have been a Las Colinas hidden gem until
Developed in 1963, this neighborhood has 480 homes on a variety of lots. The two homes featured from this neighborhood village embody two eras of development as the neighborhood continues to evolve. The Dickens Residence, located near Flag Pole Hill, showcases architect-driven design dating from the mid-1970s. The architect, Mario Molina, and the original homeowner, Irving businessman Ernest Owens and his wife Joyce, worked closely together to create a design that would last generations. Molina’s son, Michael, now SMU’s Chief Architect and Assistant Vice President for Development, worked as a draftsman on the home as a young boy. The Gordon-Harpool home, built in 2014, uses a similar hillside lot with modern design highlighted by closely incorporating the backyard into the main design of the house.
The Fox Glen neighborhood was created in the late 1970s. With most homes located along the Las Colinas Country Club’s back nine holes, Fox Glen is a blend of large custom single-family homes. The two homes featured on the Home Tour date from the early 1980s, but have undergone complete renovations with massive windows, soaring ceilings, and modern technology. The homes will serve as inspiration for other architect enthusiasts.
Cottonwood Valley Estates is the home to nearly 450 diverse homes, sprinkled among the Cottonwood Valley Golf Course. A blend of traditional and modern architecture, these homes were built from the 1980s through the 2020s. The two featured homes reflect the diversity of
these decades; the Friedland Residence is a prairie-style home on a large lot sloping down toward the 11th fairway. The Mitchell residence is located on the 16th fairway, with vaulted ceilings and a more prominent street presence.
Ticket holders may visit all homes in one day or split them among both days. Tour hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward a charity of the homeowners’ choosing; Home Tour charities include the CD Mitchell Foundation, Irving Schools Foundation, Irving Symphony Orchestra, Dallas CASA, and Irving Cares.
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