Our Saturday Eight Hundred is a Hollywood Heights remodeled Tudor at 823 Clermont Street that is absolute perfection. People love this neighborhood because it’s filled with charming homes built in the 1920s and 1930s. It has long been considered to have one of the largest collections of stone-embellished Tudor Revival cottages in America, and it’s one of the first Conservation Districts in Dallas. That means this neighborhood of 750 homes will remain intact, and no one can screw it up. It’s also my neighborhood, so I’m just ever-so-slightly biased. I’ve lived here since 1990, and as much as I love writing about all of our spectacular neighborhoods, I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
Hollywood Heights is the sort of place you want to raise kids. Everyone knows not only your name but also your dog’s name. You can get to White Rock Lake or the Dallas Arts District in about 10 minutes. Deep Ellum is down the street, and you can take a bus to the State Fair of Texas from the end most blocks. There are huge Christmas and Halloween street parties and the legendary Newellian Easter Parade, as well as the Hollywood Heights Home Tour. If you want to join in on the fun, I suggest you jump on the opportunity to nab this beautifully remodeled Tudor.
Although you can’t touch the façade of these homes, you can do what you want to the interiors. Bella Vista Company remodeled the 1936 home which explains why it’s perfect. They do an incredible job and have done so much work in the neighborhood that they understand exactly how to open up these old homes to suit the needs of a modern family. It now has 3,228 square feet, a gourmet kitchen, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a powder bath.
It’s not just the visible updates that matter in homes of this era. I can tell you from experience that updating what’s behind the walls is crucial. In a lot of these old houses, you can still find the original knob and tube electrical wiring! This house has new electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. Thermopane windows were installed that are not only energy efficient, but will stand up to our crazy Texas hail storms.
Capturing attic space is big in Hollywood Heights, and it’s been done very effectively here essentially creating a second story with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a media room, and a game room area.
The home offers another highly sought after feature — the guest quarters. They have become increasingly popular, and this one has a full bathroom and a kitchenette. Once you’ve had a home with a guest house, you can’t imagine life without one.
The icing on the cake here is a saltwater pool with a spa, tanning ledge, and waterfall. There’s even an AquaLink pool and spa automation system you can control from your smartphone.
Charo Costello with Costello and Associates has the home listed for only $825,000, and I can tell you this is a lot of house for that price.
Remember I’m just down the street and would be happy to pop over for a welcome cocktail and a swim!
Karen Eubank is the owner of Eubank Staging and Design. She has been an award-winning professional home stager for more than 25 years. She’s been a professional writer for 20 years. Karen is the mother of a son who’s studying music at The University of Miami. An ardent animal lover, she doesn’t mind one bit if your fur baby jumps right into her lap. Find Karen at www.eubankstaging.com