Dallas Architecture Forum Opens Ritzy Residences To The Public

Southfork Ranch isn't on the tour, but a penthouse that's bigger will be.
Southfork Ranch isn't on the tour, but a penthouse that's bigger will be.
photo by Flickr user jimbowen0306

When you've got a 10,000 square-foot penthouse with picturesque views of the Trinity River and downtown skyline, entertaining at home is kind of mandatory, but entertaining a bunch of strangers who are specifically there to see your home might be a different story. The Dallas Architecture Forum is known for picking drool-worthy residences for the annual 365 Modern receptions, and this year is no different as the Forum has chosen two stunning Dallas homes to showcase, though you won't know where you're going until you drop the cash to see them.

The first reception is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at a residence in downtown which boasts 5,000 square feet of outdoor living space, but we can't afford to shell out $75 for a ticket ($125 for a ticket to both homes, $225 for 2 tickets to both homes), and well, it's too late to get one. We thought maybe you, observant commenters, could help us figure out where the high falutin' folks will be hanging out tonight. After the jump, take a look at the description of residence and leave a message in the comments section if you think you know which Downtown building houses this fine penthouse. We'll also have the details about the next 365 Modern reception on the flip side.

Completed in 2010, the two-story, 10,000 square feet modern penthouse features 5,000 square feet of interiors on two levels and 5,000 square feet of outdoor living space framing views of downtown Dallas, Uptown, and the Trinity River. This serene primary residence has ample room for casual entertaining without sacrificing clean lines and sophisticated finishes as a backdrop for art. The Penthouse contrasts rough textures of wood in unexpected ways with the many luminous surfaces throughout the home to capture and reflect the bright Texas light. Purchased as a shell, the build-out lasted two years, and required helicopter lifts to transport larger materials. Interior Architect | MORE design + build. Interior Design | Emily Summers Design Associates. Landscape Architect | Hocker Design Group.

If you've got a pretty good idea of where this, do share with us so we can beg for change near the valet stand. Should you have cash to fork over for the next reception, visit dallasarchitectureforum.org for information and reservations for the June 8 installment of 365 Modern. Guests will tour a 6,500 square-foot residence in North Dallas that boasts an open floor plan and unique landscaping. We hope we're in the neighborhood to crash that party.


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