2013 Home Tour
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Carved into the hillside of a spectacular site in East Kessler Park, is one of the most extraordinary mid-century modern homes ever constructed. It sits on an acre of land, so quietly nestled in the trees, that it could possibly be overlooked. It is this understated presence that makes the home so intriguing.

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1939 W. Colorado Blvd. was designed by noted and prolific architect, Hoke Smith, as his own home for his wife and five children. Completed in 1939, this neoclassical home with one-story side wings features a full façade porch accented with hand turned columns, elaborate crown moldings, and red oak floors. The roof is made of handsome Ludowici clay tile, renowned for its beauty and durability. The heart of the house is the grand central oval-shaped staircase, which builder Roland Pelt has been known to say was the most difficult project he was ever required to build.
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Built in 1955, this home exhibits the typical mid-century horizontal lines, accentuated by the custom-made light fixture and garden benches.

Architectural details include picture-rail moldings, a contemporary updated galley kitchen and a Dilbeck-style porthole window.
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This wonderfully preserved Airplane Bungalow built in 1923 sits discretely amid the hustle and bustle of Kings Highway’s traditional yet modern neighborhood. The Airplane Bungalow is an early 20th century architectural style that came out of the Craftsman movement and was popular on the west coast and in the southwest. It is characterized by a “pop up” second floor (cupola style) from which you can see 360° and resembles the cockpit of an airplane over wings.

The current owners immediately fell in love with the house at first site and have only lived here for a little over one year. They have filled their home with original art done by the owner and her friends – their varying art styles compliment the contrasting antique as well as modern approach to decorating the home.

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S. Clinton - S. Winnetka

A sidewalk stamp in front of this South Winnetka home dates construction to 1917. The custom construction is unique for the area, with walls extending 10 feet underground, providing a storm shelter for the neighborhood. A 1919 Dallas Morning News ad listed the “dandy corner” home for sale at a reduced price of $5,500, well under the $7,500 construction cost, and featured 9 rooms, plastered walls, basement and sleeping porch. According to The Dallas Journal, a 1940 homeowner was denied permit to build a garage, and also denied permit to build an apartment above the garage in 1943.

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