Splurge vs, Steal is a new feature on CandysDirt.com. Every week, we look at two properties that offer something in common, but are miles apart in their asking price.
As a protected conservation district, Hollywood Heights offers big personality and preserved architectural gems, many from before WWII. This vibrant East Dallas neighborhood is a friendly community of just over 930 homes with close proximity to White Rock Lake and access to the highly rated Lakewood Elementary, appealing to young families.
Today, we’ve found two homes located just a block and a half apart in Hollywood Heights on Clermont Street. Built six years apart — 1930 and 1936 — they sit on a street lined with mature trees. Both are family homes, with three bedrooms, and a short walk to Samuell Grand Park.
Splurge: Updated Tudor with Over 3,000 Square Feet and Guest Quarters
Our splurge is a classic 1936 Tudor with a gorgeous facade, accented by stained glass windows and arched gables. Located at 823 Clermont St., this Tudor received big renovations, expanding its floorplan and adding some desirable amenities, like a covered backyard deck and swimming pool. This home has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, four living areas, two dining areas, and 3,228 square feet on two stories. Big house!
Some of the big draws include a front living room with fireplace, downstairs master with large bath and claw foot tub, private office, and a large upstairs game room and home theater. The kitchen is updated with a large granite-topped island, white Shaker-style cabinets, and stainless appliances. In back, the two-car garage offers guest quarters above with a kitchenette and full bath. There’s also a saltwater swimming pool and large covered deck, surrounded by mature trees and landscaping.
Steal: Super Cute Curb Appeal with Charmed Interior, Reduced $21K
A little further up the street, find our steal at 500 Clermont St. This house offers incredible character and curb appeal, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,523 square feet on one story, built in 1930.
Across the welcoming front porch and over the threshold, you’ll find the living room with decorative fireplace, nine-foot ceilings, as well as hardwoods that carry through the house. The updated kitchen offers glass-front white cabinets, Corian countertops, and a beadboard backsplash. Other features include a separate utility room, large workshop-storage building, and privacy fence in the pretty backyard.
This home was listed July 13 by Grant Vancleve with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $420K, just reduced to $399,000.