On Mother’s Day Weekend, the 40th Swiss Avenue Home Tour gave the public the opportunity to tour some of Dallas’ most prestigueous homes. The 2 ½ mile street is just around the corner from Lakewood Country Club and White Rock Lake. The street is one of the nation’s finest samples of early 20th Century architecture with styles ranging from Spanish to Tudor and Colonial Revival.
The neighborhood is Dallas’ first designated historic district; the neighborhood was listed in 1973 and then later listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood’s reputation has drawn notable residents such as former US Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, W.W. Caruth, Pastor W.A. Criswell of First Baptist Church, and Carrie Marcus Neiman, founder of Neiman-Marcus Department Store.
This year the tour featured seven unique homes that were open to the general public. Here are a few of our favorite design techniques from the tour:
•Detailed crown molding: This was a trend present in almost every house. The intricate crown molding and molding on the ceiling took control of each room for the better.