Archive for October, 2017

Home Tour tomorrow!

Posted by    |    October 20th, 2017 at 2:13 pm

More amazing press from Candy’s Dirt.   Thanks Candy!

 

While the home that Dallas City Center Realtor Tony Nuncio is sponsoring for the Heritage Oak Cliff Fall Home Tour is far from old, he won’t hold that against it. An Old Oak Cliff Conservation League (now Heritage Oak Cliff) member since 2007, a founding member of the Oak Park Estates Neighborhood Association, and now a proud resident of the Kings Highway Conservation District, Nuncio has long been dedicated to the area.

In fact, he and his partner of 21 years, Terrance Nichols, opened their remodeled 1920s bungalow for the 2015 home tour — a sacrifice on the altar of neighborhood fundraising that all home tour participants know too well. Though we are in love with his adorable house, this year, Nuncio is proud to sponsor the gorgeous, modern take on the glass house at 804 Kessler Woods Trail. Trust — there will be no stone throwing coming from us, as we’re completely in awe with not only the house itself, but with the views.

“It’s a little over 3,000 square feet and designed to take full advantage of the beautiful views from the nearby Twelve Hills Nature Center,” Nuncio said of the Mark Domiteaux design. “Bringing the outdoors inside is the goal, and there is excellent native landscaping. A pool was added in 2016 by the current owner, with a deck and beautiful outdoor space.”

Of course, sponsoring a home tour stop is no easy task, but Nuncio — ever the achiever — went that important step further. “I’m on the selection committee — we preview the houses in March and April,” progressively paring the list down. This year, the committee had to make many tough choices to bring you a robust, diverse group of homes that each showcase a different architectural perspective of Oak Cliff.

Tour goers will appreciate the committee’s good taste as they meander through the eight impressive homes, which include an absolutely perfect Hutsell-designed manse in Kessler Park — a stark contrast to the angular modernism of Domiteaux+Baggett’s aesthetic. And though we absolutely admire the architecture of these homes, don’t miss the interior details.

“The interior is phenomenal and the art collection is very eclectic and cool,” Nuncio said of the Kessler Woods home. “Another unique feature is the small footbridge to the front door. From there, you enter a cool sunken living room with accordion-style glass doors.”

The tour runs this weekend, Oct. 21 and 22, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets, which are $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors, are available online.

Home Tour This Weekend!

Posted by    |    October 18th, 2017 at 8:43 pm

FALL HOME TOUR THIS WEEKEND! Get your tickets online here or at participating outlets. TIckets can be purchased at Kessler Baking Studio, Lucky Dog Books or at participating Tom Thumb’s:
315 S Hampton
6333 Mockingbird
522 Preston Royal Center
633 W. Wheatland (Duncanville)

OR DURING THE TOUR at Ticket Central - Simply Austin, 401 N. Bishop in the Bishop Arts District OR at any Tour Home.


Hear the lions roar from the back of this beautiful modern home behind the Dallas Zoo.


Charming cottage facade disguises the truth that this home is over 4000 sq ft


East Kessler outdoor dining area fit to host the most elegant of parties.


Custom ironwork adorns this Kiest Forest residence.


This home on Mayrant Dr. has a beautiful modern kitchen.


Wynnewood North cottage with original hardwood floors.

 
 

CYCLESOMATIC 2017

Posted by    |    October 13th, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Cyclesomatic 2017 Poster

 

Home Tour 2017

Posted by    |    October 12th, 2017 at 4:31 pm

All this and more on the 2017 Fall Home Tour.  Get your tickets today online here or at participating outlets.  TIckets can be purchased at Kessler Baking Studio, Lucky Dog Books or at participating Tom Thumb’s:

315 S Hampton
           6333 Mockingbird

            522 Preston Royal Center

633 W. Wheatland (Duncanville) 

 

Meadow Loop Trail Ribbon Cutting

Posted by    |    October 8th, 2017 at 11:21 pm

altTo celebrate the opening of a newly cleared “Meadow Loop Trail”, a dedication program and ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, October 7th at the trail site on the southern part of Keist Park. This was located just south of Keist Ave, and on the eastside of Hampton. A Grow South Grant had been awarded to Friends of Oak Cliff Parks, who put the money to good use on this project. Jon Papp, the President of the organization welcomed everyone to the celebration, and gave recognition to the volunteers. Remarks were given by Dwaine Caraway, City Councilman for District 4, Vana Hammond, Grow South, Willis Winters, Director of Dallas Parks Department, and Robert Abtani, President Dallas Park Board.

Light refreshments were offered, as well as an optional trail walk for those prefering to walk part or all of the trail. Another added feature was a veiwing of the “native” prairie meadow located at the entrance to the new trail. Getting to this new trail was just a short hike down the Bridal Trail.

Volunteers included the University of North Texas in Dallas, North Dallas Adventist Academy, Lassiter High School Honor Society, Sunset High School Key Club, Century Air Conditioning, Boy Scouts Troop 2012, Active Network, Dallas County Master Naturalists, and the Dallas County Master Gardeners. Many of whom were in attendance on this day.

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