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12th ANNUAL WHITE ROCK HOME TOUR
showcasing 6 mid-century and modern new-build homes

WHEN:
Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23, 2017 – from 12 pm to 5 pm

WHERE:
White Rock Lake area in East Dallas.   
You can start the tour at the Hexter Cafe.

COST:
$15 in advance.  During the tour, tickets are $20
and can be purchased at the Hexter Cafe, and at any home on the tour.

BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

The area’s original all-modern and mid-century modern home tour embarks on
its twelfth year of benefiting Blue Ribbon Hexter Elementary, with a wonderful
display of modern homes.

The 2017 White Rock Home Tour will be from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday,
April 22nd, and Sunday, April 23rd.

WRHT: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

You do NOT need your printed Eventbrite ticket, just arrive at any tour home or the
Hexter Cafe and provide your name. You will be provided a printed ticket
and brochure at this time.

Tickets are good for either or both days.

Each tour home may be visited only once.

The tour homes may be visited in any order.

Children 12 and under are free and do not need tickets.

All sales are final, no refunds will be provided.

All ticket money is donated directly to Hexter Elementary School.
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10221 E. LAKE HIGHLANDS
Built in 2012
Architect: Cliff Welch
Nestled in a small conservation development, this home reflects the “not so big house” movement
toward smaller, more energy efficient dwellings that don’t compromise on design. Architect Cliff
Welch remade some of the original spaces to include an extra bedroom suite and a detached
carport/art studio. The home’s features include white oak millwork, pocket doors, architectural
lighting and high-end bathroom fixtures and tile.
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9536 TARLETON
Buillt in 1937
3,900 square feet
Architect: DEMESNE
This stone and wood house with the metal roof looks relatively modest from the street. Look past
the giant pecan tree in the front yard and you’ll see the home keeps going, the result of a 2011
addition that tripled the original size but still fits in with the fabric of the neighborhood.

The house was designed by one of its owners – Jamie Ali of DEMESNE, an architectural and interiors
firm based in Dallas and Aspen, Colo. She designed the addition to have a strong connection with
the outdoors. The addition follows an L shape that wraps around a resort style swimming pool and
the pecan tree, which shades the yard all summer.  Inside, the polished concrete floors give a
clean, modern feel.
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10849 CLEARBROOK
Built in 1961
1,558 square feet
Architect: Lewis Thomas
With its large windows that face the street, this mid-century modern home is known in the
neighborhood as “the glass house.” It sits on a hilltop and looks out on a greenbelt near
Lochwood Park.

Inside, the owners have preserved the original vaulted ceilings, pocket doors, wooden panels
and Malm fireplace. The prior owners – a designer and her husband – took the house down
to its studs in 2012. They updated the interior with a custom kitchen from Bulthaup, a high-end
German manufacturer, with appliances from Miele. The living areas feature absolute black
granite flooring, while the bathroom counter tops and shower walls are Calacatta gold
marble. The guest bathroom features grasscloth wallcoverings from Innovations.
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7758 GOFORTH
Built in 2013
3,791 square feet
Architect: Brett Davis
Builder: New Leaf Construction
Outside this custom home has a stacked Roman brick facade with tongue-and-groove cedar
siding. Upon entering, visitors are greeted with open-concept spaces, a double-height living
room,  spacious kitchen and oversized windows that look out to the huge backyard that spans
6,000 square feet.. The house has quartz countertops throughout, plus custom tile and marble
finishes.

The kitchen includes a custom marble backsplash and an island breakfast bar. The master
bathroom boasts a glass tile double shower, separate tub, floating vanity and spacious walk-in
closet with its own washer and dryer. Upstairs there’s a loft/study space, second laundry room,
three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms with designer tile. The game room has hardwood floors and
expansive, angled windows that make visitors feel like they’re in a giant tree house.
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8502 EUSTIS
Built in 1953
Builder: Bryan Swafford
3,050 Sq Ft; 4 bed/3 bath
This “soft mid-century” home in Forest Hills was taken down to the studs in 2012. Builder and
designer Bryan Swafford added a thousand square feet to the back for a new master bedroom,
bath and walk-in closet. The home’s high angled (and energy efficient) windows let in lots of
natural light, while the open floor plan has the living room, kitchen and dining room sharing one
space. The master bath gives a Zen-like vibe with a freestanding tub, rain shower head, 8’ custom
glass wall and lots of windows.

Owners Michelle and Richard Akers work in technology and love architecture, music and art. Their
home reflects those interests, from the Sonos sound system that takes advantage of tall ceilings to
the walls covered with works by local artists including Michele Mikesell, Kim Neiman, Sherri King
and Ben James. In the study, guitars – including a Paul Reed Smith – line one wall. A third
bedroom has become an art studio for Michelle, who works in mosaic and found objects.

Out front, a modern courtyard lets people relax and visit under the large trees.
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444 BROOKHURST
Built in 1952
3,400 square feet
What began as a two-bedroom, one-bath brick bungalow is now a 4-bedroom, 4-bath
contemporary cottage.

The owners – also the builders – expanded their home in two phases. In 2009, they added a
master suite and also replaced the wiring, plumbing, HVAC and roof. In 2015, they added
a second story that more than doubled the square footage. It includes two master suites,
two bathrooms and a media room, plus energy efficient windows and air conditioning/
heating.

The house has an Elan home automation system that controls lights, climate, cameras,
irrigation and more using a smartphone or wall-mounted iPads.

Outside there’s an entertaining area with a covered gas grill, ceiling fans and outdoor
heaters, along with a freestanding fireplace, heated pool and 2,500-gallon rainwater
collection system to water planting beds and pots.

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Photos by MetroplexHD Photography
Photos by MetroplexHD Photography
Photos by MetroplexHD Photography
Photos by MetroplexHD Photography
Photos by MetroplexHD Photography
THE 2017 WHITE ROCK
HOME TOUR
April 22+23
12 pm - 5 pm
benefiting Hexter Elementary.

The area’s original all-modern and mid-century modern home tour embarks on its twelfth year
of benefiting Blue Ribbon Hexter Elementary, with a wonderful display of modern homes. All
proceeds from the White Rock Home Tour benefit DISD's Hexter Elementary.