Friday Five Hundred: Sweet Tudor on Sarasota Circle Shows How Posh Hollywood Heights Has Become

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1019 Sarasota Curb

Yes, yes, this is another glorious home from Alex Roostaei, a young and driven Allie Beth Allman agent. In fact, you’ll be surprised to hear that this amazing Realtor is marketing another property on the same street as one we featured from him earlier this year.

Roostaei, who sold 1115 Sarasota Circle in February just days after we posted about that romantic Tudor. And brand spanking new to the market is 1019 Sarasota Circle, another gorgeous home with thoughtful updates that is oh-so-classy! Roostaei is marketing this beautiful abode on this gorgeous tree-lined street in Hollywood Heights for $549,000.

1019 Sarasota Street

“Sarasota is a very unique street,” Roostaei said. “My seller always says when she arrives back home she feels like she’s coming upon a cottage in a fairy tale.”

I can see why! This street has a canopy of trees and crepe myrtles that form an arch, filtering the sunlight over the blacktop through the many verdant leaves above. It is straight out of a movie introduction, and something that will instantly relax your shoulders after your short commute home from downtown Dallas.

1019 Sarasota Front

“As for the house itself, it has all the old-world charm and all the modern amenities, not to mention a backyard that is a entertainer’s dream,” Roostaei added.

With three bedrooms, two baths, and completely new interiors with classic details boasting more than 2,200 square feet, this home has tons of room to accommodate a busy Dallas family, one that wants to live in one of the most sought-after White Rock Lake neighborhoods.

1019 Sarasota Living 1

1019 Sarasota Living 2

1019 Sarasota Dining


Hollywood/Santa Monica has experienced a boom in prices lately, as more and more families want to move inside the loop and are looking for areas with stable neighborhoods and good schools. A city-managed conservation district, Hollywood/Santa Monica has become a treasure trove of Tudors and traditionals. And thanks to the huge strides inside Lakewood Elementary, J.L. Long Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School, more and more families are opting for public education in this area.

You’ll love the designer lighting downstairs and gorgeous hardwood floors, as well as the fresh paint throughout. Downstairs, you’ll find a hall bath that is just coated in marble and is just resplendent. The arches throughout the home add that tasteful Tudor feel to the otherwise updated home.

The kitchen is perfect for those who want details, light, and low-maintenance. Check out the lighted soffits above the cabinets. So cool, and they match the beautiful leaded glass throughout this 1938 Tudor. Stainless steel appliances are a complete bonus, too, and it’s spacious enough to have an eat-in area or island.

1019 Sarasota Kitchen

1019 Sarasota Office

1019 Sarasota Downstairs Bath

The house is gorgeous, too. It was taken to the studs in 2006 and remodeled just this year, there is a master suite added in the attic, which has a tidy little bedroom, a sitting area, and a fun master bath with one of the most interesting carved-out shower surrounds I’ve ever seen. Definitely a creative use of limited space! I’m not going to pretend I understand the second mirror over the toilet, but hey, some people may like that kind of thing.

1019 Sarasota Upstairs Bed

1019 Sarasota Upstairs Sitting

1019 Sarasota Upstairs Bath

But the real draw to this house, for me at least, is the backyard. Roostaei is right — with a cool pagoda and outdoor kitchen, this backyard is perfect for entertaining. Awesome accent lighting, a grill, island, a fireplace, and a sink will give you a place to relax come rain or shine, weekday or weekend, small gathering or big celebration.

What do you think?

1019 Sarasota Pergola Patio

1019 Sarasota Outdoor kitchen


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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  1. Karen Eubank says

    This is a wonderful house. It was on home tour a few years ago. The kitchen island is a unique piece found by the previous owner in Asia. It’s a lovely street to live on because you have no neighbors across the road, very leafy and quiet! Plus you are close to Cassie and me! Now THAT’s a real draw!

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