Classic Tudor Shows That Hollywood Heights is Hotter Than Ever

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Hollywood Heights is pretty darned hot. It’s always been a sought after neighborhood, but we’ve never seen it quite as on fire as it is now. Maybe it’s the fact there are great original homes, owners that remodel with extreme care, builders that have to follow conservation district guidelines, and great Lakewood schools. Of course for those in the know there’s the Newellian Easter parade, Liz Simmon’s Halloween haunted front yard, and Clydesdale drawn wagons filled with carolers at Christmas. If you want to jump into a neighborhood where a McMansion cannot go in next door and the fun factor is built right in, we have just the house. Britt Lopez has 522 Monte Vista listed for $550,00. Built in 1934, it’s 2,468 square feet of fabulous Tudor charm.



There’s an expectation when buyers shop for a Tudor, and this one checks all the boxes. This four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has the requisite stained-glass windows, a bathroom with funky original Art Deco tile, arches inside and out, an original fireplace, a covered front porch and or course hardwoods. But wait, it gets better.

“The house was expanded with a master suite upstairs 15 or 20 years ago,” Lopez said. “This created the walk-in master closet, sitting area, loads of built in drawers, and the private master bath. The present owners renovated the bath less than a year ago with a glass enclosed shower, dual sinks, and lots of storage.”


Attic renovations are a great way to add space to a home and stay within the original footprint. Hollywood has a fair number of  these and when done correctly, like this one, they lend even more charm to these homes and offer great reading and study nooks. Imagine curling up with a nice novel on your chaise as the sunlight streams through the stained glass window. It might be hard to pry you out when it’s time for the next neighborhood street party.


Imaginative use of space created a light filled master bathroom with room for a party in that shower.




Karen Eubank

Karen is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years and a professional writer for over 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying for his masters at The New England Conservatory of Music. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap.

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  1. Jon Anderson says

    I like the living room details…vestibule, french doors on the staircase (?)…I’ve never seen that before. Kinda cool. AND they didn’t enclose the front porch.

    • Karen Eubank says

      I know Jon, it’s that great. People are actually opening up closed in front porches in Hollywood. It’s a neighborhood of folks that do enjoy sitting and talking so that front porch is becoming important again. Those doors lead to the front porch.

  2. LonestarBabs says

    Is it just the camera angle or is that first step onto the staircase — “the landing” — a bit tall? How to navigate that in heels, with aching knees or stiff back, carrying laundry, or not trip in general would be a challenge. I can see little kids falling, too.

    Hope it’s just the photo and not really that high…

    • Jon Anderson says

      The “landing” looks 2-steps up from the side. The front section is drama (I think) and certainly put in before building codes required banisters!

    • Karen Eubank says

      Lonestar Babs, it’s just the photo. The photographers love to shoot from a low angle so the upper lines of the photo don’t converge but it can be a bit disconcerting!

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