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Turtle Creek Lifestyles Showcased at Annual Tour of Homes

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Six unique residences will open their doors to the public April 12th for the 2015 Turtle Creek Tour of Homes, benefiting nonprofit group, Turtle Creek Association. The 14th annual tour features some of the most exquisitely designed homes on Turtle Creek Boulevard.  The tour provides an exclusive peek into Turtle Creek high-rise lifestyles and concludes with a separately ticketed post tour reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the home of Trammell S. Crow.  The 2015 Turtle Creek Association Tour of Homes is the primary fundraiser for the nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the Turtle Creek area’s 87 acres of greenways and parkland. 


Tour participants will enjoy complimentary shuttle rides to and from the homes and enjoy scenic views of Turtle Creek along the way.  Volunteers of Turtle Creek Association serve as docents in each home sharing information about the art collections, accoutrements and the connection with local designers, architects and builders.


Homes on the Tour


4011 Turtle Creek Blvd.


Once the home of Gen. Edwin Walker, a controversial figure in the Warren Report on the Kennedy assassination, this 1924 Tudor has been beautifully renovated and expanded by architect, Jerry McClafferty.  Interior designer, Betty Glaspy, has combined a traditional interior with creature comforts in the expanded living spaces including five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.


21 Turtle Creek, 3883 Turtle Creek Blvd., Terrace Level


Unique to 21 Turtle Creek is a terrace level where Kimberley & Ken Gordon chose two condos as a clean palette to create their sleek contemporary home on Turtle Creek.  Noted designers Alice Cottrell & Rick Rozas used floor-to-ceiling exterior windows to frame the two-acre wooded garden while filling the apartment with the Gordon’s rock star art collection.


The Warrington, 3831 Turtle Creek Blvd., Penthouse


Coming from New York City, Jane & Stephen Lerer know the benefits of penthouse living found atop The Warrington.  Their 270o views of Dallas can be enjoyed from wrap-around balconies or through leaded glass French doors in the living room and see-through cabinets in the kitchen.  The Lerer’s love of books and Ranier Maria Rilke’s poetry influence this sophisticated apartment above Turtle Creek.


3525 Turtle Creek Blvd., 6th Floor


On the Turtle Creek Association’s 30th anniversary, it’s fitting that the lovely home of one of their founding members, Sharon Galer, is showcased.  This National Register apartment in architect Howard Meyer’s iconic Mid-Century high-rise…the first on Turtle Creek…evokes Hollywood glamour with Stefano Dall’Osso’s dramatic lighting design and interiors by Theresa Haddock.


The Vendôme on Turtle Creek, 3505 Turtle Creek Blvd., 14th Floor


When Bev & Terry Heil moved to The Vendôme, Bev transformed this 4,700+ square foot condo into a classic French apartment.  She specified hand-scraped white oak parquetry floors and Venetian plastered walls.  Bev designed custom wool carpets with silk borders, then furnished their home with French antiques hand-selected during their many travels.


The Claridge, 3510 Turtle Creek Blvd., 6th Floor


Kathleen & Frank Lauinger commissioned interior designer, Jacklyn Caveny to transform their home into a light-filled apartment with an eye on architecture and art.  Overlooking Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Kalita Humphreys Theater with views of Santiago Calatrava’s Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Caveny added contemporary furnishings designed by Foster+Partners and Philip & Kelvin LaVerne.


“Guests will be mesmerized and delighted by the many styles and interiors they will experience at this year’s tour of homes,” said Jon Beasley, president/CEO of Turtle Creek Association.  “We are thankful for the homeowners who have opened their doors and shared their stories and home designs to raise funds for Turtle Creek Association.”




Tickets for the Tour of Homes and After Party are available for purchase online at or by calling 214.526.2800.


Tour tickets may also be purchased on the day of the tour at the tour’s central parking location, Regency Plaza (3710 Rawlins St. at Welborn St.) or at any of the homes.


Tour of Home tickets are $50.00 for Turtle Creek Association members and $60.00 for non-members.  Early bird discounted tickets are available through March 31 at a 10% discount.  A limited number of After Party tickets will be sold on a first-come, first serve basis for $125 each.




Complimentary parking will be available at Regency Plaza, 3710 Rawlins St. at Welborn St. 75219.  There is no public parking at any of the tour homes.




Buses will shuttle guests from Regency Plaza to all homes on the tour and can be met at any tour location.  Many of the homes are within walking distance from each other.


Turtle Creek Association


Turtle Creek Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the natural beauty and quality of life in the 87 acres of greenways and parkland in the Turtle Creek Corridor.  For more information call 214-526-2800 or visit and



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