Looking for a Hollywood Heights Tudor is like searching for a needle in a haystack. At this very moment, there are exactly two listing available in this coveted neighborhood.
However, if you’re searching for a Tudor here you’re in luck, because one just hit the market. Although 1115 Sarasota Circle was built in 2001 and not 1920, it has all the earmarks of the era that buyers love.
The builder did a great job of creating a façade that truly blends into the neighborhood. You really do a double-take to notice it’s not a vintage home. It also has a guest house and sits on a double lot — practically unheard of here.
Just listed by Sam Sawyer with The Collective Residential for $689,000, I think it will blow off the market this weekend. You seriously don’t find homes like this, in this price range. I know, I’ve lived here for almost 30 years and walk the ‘hood daily with my three crazy dogs. I see it all.
Sarasota Circle is the most secluded street in the neighborhood. It lies down a small incline and around a curve. You’d miss it if you didn’t know where you were going. The street has only nine homes that look out onto a sea of green that fronts a creek. It dead ends into East Grand Avenue, just across from Tenison Park Golf Club and Samuel Grand Recreation Center.
The beauty of the handful of newer construction homes in the neighborhood is that while builders are cognizant of adhering to the charm factor, they can create interiors that serve modern buyers in a way the original Tudors can’t. This home, for instance, has 2,212 square feet, three nicely sized bedrooms with two bathrooms, and the open-plan kitchen most buyers want. The master bathroom was recently updated to reflect todays trends.
The back deck off of the kitchen is perfect for entertaining and with that huge lot you could easily install a pool with plenty of yard left over for the kids to play.
Then there’s that great guest house above the garage. This is something you see a lot in Hollywood Heights Plenty of the original homes have carriage homes or guest cottages on the property and it’s interesting to note builders are following suite. I think they are a real deal sealer. I know it’s the main reason I chose my own home. It’s nice to have the extra space for guests or a home office.
“It’s a truly special home in a great location,” Sawyer said. He’s absolutely right!