Over in the East Dallas neighborhood of Hollywood Heights, a Tudor just went on the market three days ago and it’s a beaut.
With 1,536 square feet, three bedrooms, and two full baths, our Thursday Three Hundred at 510 Cordova St. is surprisingly large for its era. It was built in 1927, but offers a lot of space, as well as a two-car garage, and backyard.
This house is beautifully maintained: the exterior alone tells you many people have loved this home through the years and taken good care of it, from the handsome brickwork and hardwood floors, to an original fireplace and some stained glass features. The neighborhood is situated to the northwest of East Grand Avenue and Tennison Park Golf Course, part of the Hollywood/Santa Monica Conservation District, one of the first in Dallas. The district protects the area’s historic homes. As such, owners are required to fill out a Conservation District Work Review Form from the City of Dallas before doing any exterior remodeling, repair, or improvements to their homes. This is crucial to keep in mind if you buy in a conservation district. The fines are no joke.
Walking through Hollywood Heights makes for a wonderful afternoon, with many other Tudors like this built before World War II. The house is equidistant from Lindsley Park, with its baseball field, basketball court, pavilion, picnic tables, and playground, and Randall Park, with a baseball and softball fields, basketball court, soccer field, tennis court, picnic tables, and trails.
Being in East Dallas, it is also close to White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum, Lakewood, and all the other charms of the area.
It is listed by Ken Lampton of RE/MAX DFW Associates for $390,000. There’s an open house on Sunday from 1-3 p.m., so be sure to check it out and tell us what you think!
The exterior and front porch of this Hollywood Heights Tudor are just the beginning of the delights. The front living room and dining rooms alone could sell the place, with an original fireplace (now decorative), arched doorway, soothing palette of grey-blue with white and wood accents, and that vintage chandelier. Love it.
The whole house is bright with natural light from many windows, and the refinished original hardwoods gleam.
If you’re curious about the neighborhood (I always am), here’s a little bit of its history from the Hollywood/Santa Monica Neighborhood Association:
The story of Hollywood/Santa Monica begins in the 1920s when J.B. Salmon acquired this former dairy farm and formed the Hollywood Company to subdivide and improve the land. Also known as the developer of Kessler Highlands in Oak Cliff, Mr. Salmon was exceedingly careful in the planning of his property…Styles include the predominant Tudor Cottage, as well as Spanish Eclectic, French Eclectic, Minimal Traditional, Craftsman, Monterrey, and two rare examples of the flatroofed Pueblo Revival style…Much has been said of the architecture to be found in Hollywood and Santa Monica, and the neighborhood may well be the largest collection of stone-embellished Tudor cottages in the nation. Indeed, it’s because of the attention paid to the aesthetic beauty of the area and its historical significance that in 1989 the neighborhood association succeeded in having Hollywood/Santa Monica declared a local Conservation District. This classification is shared by only a few other neighborhoods in the Dallas area.
The kitchen shows off recent renovations, including new cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, glass subway backsplash, built-in shelves, and lights. There are also three vintage stained glass pieces, two set in cabinet doors, and one in the window. The master has its own bathroom, with another vintage stained glass piece in the window, and updates to make it more modern. Unfortunately, both bathrooms have pedestal sinks, which means less storage. Updates in the second bathroom seem out of place, with a glass block window and large black-and-tan tiles in the shower. But it is a frameless glass shower, so it balances out in a way.
The bedrooms measure 15-by-11 (master), 18-by-12 (middle), and 13-by-11 (front bedroom, which has a glass door leading out to the front porch). They are bright and clean, with closets typical for a home of this era (read: smaller than you’d find in more recently built homes). The backyard has a new deck, stone patio area, and fire pit, along with a newer fence. The detached two-car garage is back there, too.
With its gorgeous good looks and excellent East Dallas location, I’d guess this Hollywood Heights Tudor won’t be on the market long.