Hollywood Heights

Photos by Shoot2Sell

It’s not every day you find an adorable yet sexy Hollywood Heights home smack dab in one of what many consider to be the neighborhood’s best blocks. Add the news that it’s in the Lakewood Elementary attendance zone, and suddenly your ears perk up.

So, of course, we immediately fired off an email to Realtor Joe Kacynski of David Bush Realtors to find out about his new hip pocket at 6918 Hammond Ave., right in the infamous “Hammond Cheese Society,” a group of neighbors who are responsible for the bustling social life present on the street, and in the neighborhood.

“This amazing home is over 2,020 square feet, with an additional 400 square feet of quarters over the garage,” Kacynski said, adding that “6918 Hammond is one of the exemplary homes in Hollywood Heights.”

And it’s a home that has been featured twice on the Hollywood Heights/Santa Monica Home Tour and has been written about in several publications (including ours, where the home was a Friday Five Hundred in 2013). (more…)

Quality craftsmanship, comfortable luxury, and a coveted location come together in one Lakewood custom home by one of North Texas’ top homebuilders.

David Goettsche, founder of Desco Fine Homes

The Craftsman eclectic at 6225 McCommas Blvd. is new construction from CandysDirt.com Approved Builder Desco Fine Homes and it impresses with its transitional style, thoughtful spaces, and high-end features. 

“We love the Wilshire Heights/Lakewood area of Dallas and this house fits in beautifully there, with a handsome design and impressive curb appeal,” said David Goettsche, founder of Desco Fine Homes, a company that prides itself on being a true boutique builder. Each talented craftsman is hand-chosen by Goettsche and many of them have worked with him for decades. Goettsche has been building for more than 40 years and many have been with him almost that long. 

This house has four oversized bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, an office, large upstairs flex space, and 4,100 square feet. There is an open house this Sunday, Oct. 7, from 1-5 p.m. Would you like a sneak peek? 

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Lakewood Farmhouse

Can I just say WOW about our Inwood Home of the Week? Ya’ll have to know by now that we scroll through hundreds and hundreds of homes every day to find just the right combination of price, style, history, and va-va-va-voom for you. If it excites us, we think you might like to see it, too! When I spotted this chic Lakewood farmhouse at 6941 Lakeshore Drive, I’d have bet good money that it was one of my absolute faves, a historic 1920s home, with a lengthy history — but no! (more…)

Drunk Brick

I’ve walked my dogs by this house at 1006 Clermont Street in Hollywood Heights for well over 20 years and always wondered about the brick mason that was in charge of the project. Was he wildly creative, or perhaps drunk on the job? That led me to do a ton of research trying to figure out this style of brickwork. It turns out the style is called Drunk Brick! (more…)

Shortly after the completion of Lakewood Country Club in East Dallas, a house appeared to overlook the rolling fairways with downtown Dallas as a backdrop. 

Built by premier Dallas developer Dines and Kraft in 1924, the house at 2203 Cambria Blvd. in the Lakewood Conservation District offers incredible estate living and it is our Inwood Home of the Week. It has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, two living areas, two dining areas, and 3,849 square feet on two stories, as well as a small basement and walk-up attic space on 0.44 acres. There’s even a guest house in back. 

“When you look at these homes built in the 1920s, you have to understand what you are getting — they have so much more to offer than most of the new construction on the market because you simply cannot build this sort of quality today as it’s not cost effective,” said Karen Eubank of Eubank Staging who helped prepare the home for sale. “So to be able to purchase a flawlessly maintained home from the ’20s, my goodness, everyone who wants a home in Lakewood should be beating down the door!” 

Tasteful and era-appropriate updates delight throughout the house, which was on the Lakewood Home Tour a few years ago. It’s sure to please homebuyers looking for a property with character and high-end features. Bonus for families: this house is in the attendance zone for Lakewood Elementary.

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Where can you find stunning lake views, a split-level soft contemporary house with a complete guest apartment, and a sparkling pool where infamous 1950s stripper Candy Barr lounged? In Lakewood at 6409 Blanch Circle, of course! Our Inwood Home of the Week has everything you could want and an unmatched history.

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Hollywood Heights English TudorSeldom do you find a home that has been beautifully renovated, yet retains so many original details. Our Saturday Six Hundred is a Hollywood Heights English Tudor at 707 Cordova. It’s one of the best examples we have seen in many years of how to properly take a 1933 home into this century and yet honor the homes origins. (more…)

Our Inwood Home of the Week at 6843 Lorna Lane is the Bauhaus masterpiece known as The Contemporary House. It holds a place of honor as one of the homes constructed for the 1936 Texas Centennial. Built by Mayflower Investment Company, it was considered to be one of the most cutting-edge designs of the era and it’s still one of the most cutting-edge homes in Dallas. (more…)