Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mi Casa es Su Casa?

Is it really???  Have you ever happened upon a charming neighborhood, intrigued by the architecture, the landscaping, the very feeling it inspired?  Have you ever found yourself scheming a way to get a look inside interesting homes,(no that would be creepy), wanting a peek inside?  Well, unless you fortuitously meet a resident of said neighborhood, who just happens to invite you over for dinner, that's probably not going to happen.....UNLESS the neighborhood hosts an annual home tour!  That's how we spent last Sunday.  It was beyond great for this period architecture obsessed gal.

The Hollywood/Santa Monica Neighborhood Association for the Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica subdivision of Dallas just hosted their annual home tour.  It was capped off by the Art in the Park festival, complete with gourmet food trucks, showcased art and even a dog adoption event.  We had a fantastic day.  Even the smallest (my three year old) of us had a great time!  As for the home tour, five fantastic examples of period homes were showcased.  All had been lovingly restored, improved, expanded, or all three.  Check out the association's website for more information on the architectural styles, history of the neighborhood, and events. 

If this sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon, well, YOU are in luck, as the Swiss Avenue Historic District presents its Annual Swiss Avenue Mother's Day Home Tour on May 12th and May 13th, 2012.  Swiss Avenue boasts a wonderful collection of period architecture, such as Tudor, Italian Romanesque, Prairie, Craftsman among other examples of 20th century architecture.  If you go, be sure to post on North Texas Lifestyle that you were there!  We'd LOVE to hear from you!

Urban Mama

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