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A Must-See on Mother’s Day

In a season of home tours and festivals, one classic truly stands out from the crowd.

The Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour is in its 42nd year, showcasing timeless homes crafted with elegance and grace to more than 5,000 fans of architecture, preservation and gardening and more.

“It’s become a tradition for so many people,” says Robyn Schaub, co-chair of this year’s event. “There’s something for everyone—a classic car show, food and fun in Savage Park, and of course the Mother’s Day brunch is always hugely popular.”

5400 Swiss Avenue

5400 Swiss Avenue - home tour 2015

This year’s brunch is presented by Amazing Caterers and will feature entertainment by the Matt Tolentino Band, a big-band era orchestra specializing in music written between 1900 and 1935.

Gardens are a big deal in this part of town—often referred to as Lake and Garden District. So it’s no surprise that the Swiss Avenue Tour also offers an informative speaker series with several master gardeners lined up to discuss everything from exotic tropicals to home vegetable gardens. And because everyone knows that spring is the perfect time to spruce up your living space, there are lectures on home design trends and suggestions on living with classic architecture.

4918 Swiss Avenue

4918 Swiss Avenue - home tour 2015

The six homes on tour this year offer a glimpse at the Early 20th Century’s most popular architectural styles: Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Eclectic Movement, Arts & Crafts, Mission Revival, and Prairie School Design.

The celebration also includes a toast to the 100th birthday of 5400 Swiss Avenue, originally the home of Collett Munger, son of Swiss Avenue and Munger Place founder Robert Munger. The home is being awarded a special Historic Designation by Preservation Dallas.

6214 Bryan Parkway

6214 Bryan Parkway - home tour 2015

Tickets for the tour are available at area Whole Foods Markets, Talulah Belle in Lakewood, or online at sahd.org. Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a sponsor of the event.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with seven offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Uptown, Lakewood, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake

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