Be A Homebody

Home tours have always prompted a voyeuristic curiosity in me—if only because my hovel would probably fit in the garage of one of the featured abodes. But it's about something more meaningful. Like finding small mistakes in their decorating scheme or noticing the spot on their carpet not so successfully concealed by a chair or table. That's where I revel in the fact that whoever these homeowners are, they aren't members of some superhuman race with perfect lives, German-made cars and 1,200-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. What? I read a lot of home magazines! For like-minded voyeurs, the White Rock Lake homes tour debuts this year with five homes and even a couple of architects on hand. The tour runs noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and proceeds benefit Hexter Elementary. For information and tickets, call the school at 972-502-5800.
April 22-23, 12-6 p.m.
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Rich Lopez