Quaint Hollywood Heights Tudor is The Perfect Backdrop to Family Festivities

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When you imagine hanging your stockings with care, what does that fireplace look like? Is it a couple of cute little socks next to yours and your partner’s? If so, we have the perfect mantle attached to the perfect Hollywood Heights Tudor for you and your tiny-stockinged charges. It’s our High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. 

As listing agent Phillip Murrell tells us, 919 Valencia is an absolute stand out in Hollywood Heights, which is one of our very favorite neighborhoods in East Dallas. The whole area is just swimming in adorable brick-and-stone Tudor architecture, and is a historic conservation district, which means that the adorable feel you fell in love with when you first moved in will be there long after you move out.

Our High Caliber Home of the Week is an adorable Hollywood Heights Tudor on a corner lot on one of the most adorable streets in the neighborhood.

The entire three-bedroom, two-bath home at 919 Valencia received a remodel, Murrell said. “Thankfully, the outside of the home and its original charm was preserved.” he said. “The owners gutted the home in 2013, so the new owner will enjoy all new plumbing, electrical, and wood windows.”

Of course, the homes in Hollywood Heights tend to have more modest footprints, but this hip pocket listing from Murrell has approximately 2,350 square feet and sits on a generous corner lot. “The property also sits on a third of an acre and is heavily treed,” Murrell added.

Inside, everything is light and bright, with a beautiful living room right inside the front door, complete with gleaming fireplace and tile hearth — perfect for hanging stockings during your first Christmas inside this Hollywood Heights Tudor.

When I asked Murrell to tell me what he loved most about this particular hip pocket listing, he had a hard time choosing. I can see why!

“So many features,” Murrell gushed. “Gorgeous original hand-scraped hardwoods, custom shaker cabinets in the kitchen with gorgeous macabus quartzite countertops, a six-burner stove with matching Kitchen Aid appliances. Sonos built-in sound system throughout home,” he went on. “It even has a mosquito misting system. They thought everything!”

The dining room easily connects to the kitchen and living rooms, perfect for hosting through the holiday season!

You’ll also notice the wall of full-light French doors that open onto the back deck, which is a great spot for enjoying festivities when the weather allows. And during colder months, that extra bit of light can change the entire look and feel of this brand new kitchen. 

“I’m obsessed with the newly enclosed front porch with custom glass and masonry wall,” Murrell said. “This makes the ideal office with views of arguably the most picturesque street in Hollywood Heights.”

Valencia is a wonderful, winding street that offers tons of great views, and this house is perched on a great lot, too. I can imagine myself daydreaming after reading email already!

What I really love is the second-story master suite, which has a beautiful shiplap ceiling, tons of light from all of the surrounding windows, and a gorgeous bathroom with frameless glass waterfall shower and tons of custom cabinetry. There’s also a walk-in closet! The downstairs bathroom also received attention in the 2013 remodel, but still has plenty of vintage charm.

Of course, those pitter-pattering feet will love the outdoor entertaining spaces, including the deep lot that is perfect for playing chase or breaking out those new toys that Saint Nick brought. 

This Hollywood Heights Tudor really does have it all, and could be the missing ingredient in your perfect holiday dream. Already mentally hanging up those stockings? Murrell is offering it as a private listing for $725,000.


Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for CandysDirt.com. While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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