Never before have I seen a Hollywood Heights Tudor hit the market that was so ripe for remodel. This home, perfectly situated in the neighborhood, was built in 1926 and has many original features. Already, renovation-minded buyers have their ears perked up. The benefit of having a mostly original home is that there hasn’t been a hodge-podge of dated work done — it’s a clean slate and ready for your vision. While it certainly has potential for renovations, you can move right in and do them at your own pace. And the price is definitely right.
Kim Tierney of Dallas City Center Realtors has 616 Valencia Street listed for $419,900. “The price point gets the buyers into Hollywood Heights for close to $400,000 — priced well under any other home in Hollywood,” Tierney said. “That’s $254 per square foot — well under the current median sales price of $275 – $300 per square foot for a Hollywood Heights Tudor.”
And a Tudor it is, with lovely brick and beautiful stained glass windows. It’s in the Lakewood Elementary attendance area, which feeds into Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. Though it’s a two-bedroom, one-bath cottage, it clocks in at a sizable 1,650 square feet.
“It has a wonderful layout with original trim and interior doors, with original hardwoods that have just been refinished,” Tierney said. There’s a gas fireplace in the living room, an eat-in kitchen, and adorable original details like a phone niche in the hallway and a built-in ironing board.
“It has a gorgeous sunroom with all new low-E windows – perfect for your morning coffee or an office space,” Tierney said. “The new buyers could even convert half of the sunroom to a walk-in closet or private bath to the second bedroom.”
You also get a full-sized laundry room with additional storage, new landscaping with drought-resistant plants, a new sprinkler system, and it’s so close to the Santa Fe Trail. And if you want to drive rather than bike — though you’re very close to shopping, dining, and White Rock Lake — you’ll love the huge two-car garage. Tierney admits that it needs some serious love “like new siding, roof, and doors, but the bones are great, and with some work could be spectacular,” she said. “In that neighborhood, it’s hard to find original two-car garages.”
Been looking for an opportunity to get into Hollywood Heights? This Tudor could be just the thing!