Hollywood Heights is known for its quaint Tudors and traditionals. The whole neighborhood is full of head-turning American interpretations of classical architectural styles, but there’s something to be said for an understated traditional.
And as it turns out, there’s one such traditional available in the neighborhood, listed by East Dallas Real Estate‘s own Britt Lopez. Though many homes in the neighborhood were built in the 1920s and 30s, this home was constructed in 1956 with a Post War traditional floor plan.
Lopez describes her new listing at 816 Monte Vista
as spacious and open with tons of storage. There are three bedrooms, three full baths, and a great open floor plan that allows the home to flow from the formal living room back to the kitchen. It totals a tidy 2,049 square feet on a one-fifth of an acre lot. There are two master suites and one hall bath, complete with vintage tile and cabinetry.
While many homes in this area — a historic conservation district — are difficult to expand for a modern household, this one is much easier to enlarge, says Lopez.
“This home would be a perfect candidate to go up and expand the home while adding a garage in the rear of the property,” she said. “There is a perfect area for the stairs to go up without destroying the downstairs floor plan.”
While we appreciate the vintage kitchen and slate floors and backsplash, some may not adore the throwback style as much, but it always makes me sad to see those great cabinets go! They just don’t make them like they used to. Next to the adorable kitchen is a great little breakfast studio that benefits from a large window with views to the backyard. I do love that both the kitchen and breakfast room have ceiling fans — so smart!
Besides the refinished hardwood floors, crown moldings, and the custom shutters, the location of this traditional can’t be beat.
“It’s a great family home just up the street from Lindsley park,” Lopez noted. Additionally, this home is within the award-winning Lakewood Elementary attendance zone, which feeds into Dallas ISD’s J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School.
It’s fantastic to have two master suites, too. Right now, one of them is being used as a home office. If you’re thinking about expanding upward, rooms could be combined to make a true master retreat, moving the children upstairs with a jack-and-jill bath.
The home also has a lovely backyard with a deck, patio, and even a tree fort! It all feels quite private, too, thanks to the board-on-board fence.
Lopez is listing this cute post-war traditional in hot Hollywood Heights for $495,000.