Sweet American Colonial

The Hollywood Home Tour is coming up this weekend! We thought we’d offer you a sneak peek at a sweet American Colonial that has grown up, and out, and the adorable couple that had a clear vision of how to turn this home into the stunner you will see on tour.

Katie Arani

Katie and Shawn Arani have what we think is a storybook life. They started dating in high school, got married when Katie turned 21, finished college, built their first home, and then they got really lucky!

“Toyota arrived and our neighborhood exploded,” Katie said. The Aranis realized there would never be a better time to capitalize on their first home in Carrollton, and they put it on the market.

“That first house was new and almost too perfect,” Katie said. “So, I ended up filling it with old things to give it charm. Building that first house gave me the fever to find a house to restore.”

With friends in the neighborhood and longing to be closer to the heart of Dallas, they started their search in Hollywood Heights. When they found this sweet American Colonial on Santa Monica Drive they knew their search was over.

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