Across America from around 1890 to 1940, European-trained architects helped create a homebuilding trend influenced by Old World styles. These people brought the eclectic, asymmetrical Tudor revival style to the U.S.
In Dallas, there are several pockets of these beautiful solid masonry homes, with steeply pitched gable roofs, elaborate decorative stone and brickwork, and oversized fireplaces. One of the largest is in the Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica area of East Dallas. (Yes, we visited this neighborhood last week, and this listing is only block over, but this Tudor is too good not to mention today!)Today’s Thursday Three Hundred at 410 Valencia St. was built in 1939, and is large for its era at 1,964 square feet. That extra space comes from walling in the sunroom and creating the master suite. This is a slightly unorthodox move, but it added a couple of hundred extra square feet and another bathroom, taking this from a 2-1 to a 3-2, a big difference for the residents and potential asking price.
From the street, you can see the leaded glass windows, just to the left of the porch, the arch of which is framed with decorative stonework. Mature shade trees and lovely architectural details, like the three steep gables in the roofline, create a welcoming vibe.
This house is newly listed as of Oct. 9 by David Bush of David Bush Realtors for $399,000.
The front living room introduces the hardwood floors, which also run through the dining area and three bedrooms. The ceiling is vaulted and beamed, and the wood-burning fireplace features original Rookwood tile. A grand arched doorway leads to the formal dining area, and both these spaces have glam vintage chandeliers. Moving one room back, the kitchen is a more recent renovation, with lots of cabinet space and a breakfast nook by the back door. It’s a little quirky with the brick floor, but that’s often part of the deal when you’re looking at older houses that have been renovated and expanded, perhaps multiple times. The master suite, as you can see above, is an addition that added square footage and a second bathroom to this home, and that’s immediately apparent. But what a big room and so many funky windows (from what were porch arches). Again, this is just part of the quirky charm of this 1930s home.
The other two bedrooms, original to the house, are just what you’d expect—light, bright, and decent sized with somewhat small closets. The original bathroom has awesome mint-and-cream tiling, including mint-colored pedestal sink and bathtub, and black-and-white checkered floor tile. Wow! The large backyard has a board-on-board wood fence, wood deck, mature trees, and a stone walkway. The grass (or lack thereof) has seen better days, but that’s an easy fix come spring. Also to consider, there’s no garage—this is street parking only.
The house is zoned for the highly rated Lakewood Elementary, and is neighborhood itself is just wonderful. It’s close to White Rock Lake and all things East Dallas, and a short distance to downtown Dallas and Uptown.
With excellent curb appeal, appealing architectural details, lots of square footage, and a coveted location near Lakewood, this Hollywood Heights Tudor seems destined for a quick sale.