On a leafy corner lot in Hollywood Heights stands one of the most venerable and stately Tudor homes in the neighborhood. I’ve walked or driven by it weekly for years and I always stop and marvel at the craftsmanship. It’s a perfect example of why we should all cherish historic homes.
The magnificent two-story, 2,420-square-foot stately Tudor was designed by the legendary Jon D. Carsey and Robert Linskie, architects who made an indelible stamp on our city. Carsey built over 50 homes in the Park Cities alone. The duo is particularly remembered as the architects of the Bath House and Boat House at White Rock Lake, both built in 1930.
Considering that this stately Tudor was built in 1933, I’d wager a bet Carsey and Linskie were introduced to Hollywood Heights about the same time. They designed this home for Hubert S. Baber and his wife Minnie, who moved into the house in 1936. They raised their only child, Marian Louise, here. Remember this part because you’ll be tested later.