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Want to see this super cute home on Santa Monica? Enter to win! Photo: Kim Leeson

Guys, we have a surprise for you, our loyal readers. I found out yesterday that for today’s ticket giveaway for the Hollywood Home Tour this weekend we have— get this — FIVE PAIRS OF TICKETS!

I am just beside myself because this is just one of my absolute favorite home tours, and this year the Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association is doing it up big for their 25th anniversary. I mean, they have some really cute homes, including Kelly and Tom Hoffmann’s cerulean cottage on Santa Monica that we featured last week.

Of course, not only are there amazing and adorable homes on the tour, but there’s also an auction party on Friday night at the Dallas Arboretum, a candlelight home tour on Friday, and some really fantastic artists vending at Lindsley Park this weekend for Hollywood Art in The Park. The home tour is slated for Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. and features five gorgeous historic properties.

Jump to find out how you can win one of our FIVE PAIRS OF TICKETS to the Hollywood Home Tour this weekend, April 30 to May 1!

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Kelly and Tom Hoffmann pic

Everyone I’ve chatted with about this year’s Hollywood Home Tour is tremendously excited about getting a peek inside that cute little blue cottage in Hollywood Heights. If you need reminding, you obviously haven’t been paying attention. Let me help you with that:

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Photos: Kim Leeson

I know, right? Too cute for words. That’s Kelly and Tom Hoffmann’s sweet little abode on Santa Monica, and if you think it’s adorable from the street, just wait until you see inside!

Now, if you want to get a closer look, just go ahead and snag your tickets to the 25th annual Hollywood Home Tour, which is set for April 30-May 1. They’re only $15 and available at Curiosities at Abrams and Gaston or at Lindsley Park on the day of the tour.

Additionally, there’s an auction party 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Dallas Arboretum. Enjoy food, drinks, live music, and the opportunity to bid on a fantastic collection of locally sourced items all while overlooking White Rock Lake and the Dallas skyline. Tickets for the party are $65 until Wednesday, April 20, and $75 from April 21 to 25. Reserved tables for 10 are available for $600. Don’t miss out — buy your tickets here.

Take a break from the home tour on Sunday for the free, family-friendly Hollywood Art in the Park in Lindsley Park from noon to 5 p.m. Art in the Park will feature local and regional artists and artisans offering an assortment of art and handmade goods. The event will also feature food trucks, children’s activities, and performances by local musicians.

Jump to find out more about Kelly and Tom and their super sweet Santa Monica home!

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When I saw this charming 1938 Hollywood Santa Monica Tudor, I didn’t even recognize it as the same adorable cottage, at 6804 Vivian Avenue, that I’d written about three years ago. I couldn’t put my finger on why I failed to remember it, as the prominent leaded window with stained glass accents is such a standout it’s hard to forget. Then there’s the unique domed living room ceiling with a diamond center — equally memorable — and it was on the Hollywood Heights Home Tour in 2007.

What was the subtle, yet major change that had been made to make this home completely different?

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Stacey Warnix in front of her Hollywood Heights home on Hammond Avenue. (Photo: Jo England)

Stacey Warnix in front of her Hollywood Heights home on Hammond Avenue. You can tour this beautifully remodeled home as well as many other exceptional Tudors in the neighborhood during this weekend’s home tour. (Photo: Jo England)

We’ve been profiling the incredibly dedicated homeowners on this year’s Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association Home Tour each week. You can read our profile of interior designer Emily Larkin who owns the Tudor at 707 Cordova, renovation fanatic Stacey Warnix and her beautiful remodeled Tudor on Hammond, and the lovely Caitlin and Tyler Faubion and their gorgeous cottage on Patricia. Hopefully you’ve been following along and are tremendously excited about the April 25-26 home tour. Maybe you already stopped by Curiosities and bought your tickets to this popular home tour. I mean, they’re only $15 a piece and support vital programming at neighborhood schools. Or perhaps you scored your passes online and registered for the silent auction fundraiser at the Dallas Arboretum on Friday, April 24.

But if you’ve waited until now to purchase your passes, CandysDirt.com has an opportunity for you to win a pair! Jump to find out more!

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Tyler and Caitlin Faubion with their Vizsla John Wayne outside their Patricia Ave. Tudor. The Faubions have opened their homes for the annual Hollywood Santa Monica home tour, which benefits local schools. (Photo: Jo England)

Caitlin and Tyler Faubion fell in love with the potential inside their Hollywood Heights Tudor on Patricia. Right when they walked in the front door they could imagine open spaces, a lovely updated kitchen, and a sunroom that brought in the beauty of the outdoors.

There are so many wonderful touches in this home that make it feel absolutely classic, like those mahogany French doors and windows hewn by a close relative of the Faubions, as well as the subtly elegant details like crystal chandeliers and perfectly refinished hardwood floors. And while this home clocks in at about 1,260 square feet, the openness that allows you to easily navigate the common areas of the house make it feel much larger.

This will definitely be a popular property on this year’s Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association Home Tour, so don’t wait to buy your tickets and show your support of this active historic conservation district in East Dallas! You can purchase your tickets to the April 25-26 home tour online, as well as register for the silent auction on April 24 hosted by the Dallas Arboretum.

Jump for more on the Faubions and their fabulous home!

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Stacey Warnix in front of her Hollywood Heights home on Hammond Avenue. (Photo: Jo England)

Stacey Warnix is opening her Hammond Ave. home to tourgoers for the neighborhood home tour this month. (Photo: Jo England)

If you think you’ve seen Stacey Warnix’s home at 6934 Hammond Ave. before, you’re not having deja vu. Our own Cassie Evans featured this home as an off-market listing just weeks ago. This five-bedroom, three-bath renovated Tudor is in one of the mos picturesque areas of Hollywood Heights and has such fabulous finish-out thanks to Warnix’s own superb tastes.

While she absolutely adores this home, Warnix is ready for a fresh start in a new house. After a previous offer fell through due to financing woes, she’s putting this beauty on MLS hoping to get more bites. Surely, buyers will love some of the creative uses of space in this lovely abode, and the second floor, a converted attic, is just so cozy and chic.

In fact, she’s had so much interest in this remodel that Warnix is planning to launch her own firm that will do upscale renovations. To get a sample of her style, don’t miss the Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association Home Tour April 25-26, where you can tour Warnix’s home as well as several other gorgeous Hollywood Heights houses. Hurry and buy your tickets today!

To see what makes a great historic renovation, jump for more photos of Warnix’s terrific Tudor.

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Emily Larkin of EJ Interiors with her pup Zoe in the backyard of her Hollywood Heights home at 707 Cordova.

Emily Larkin of EJ Interiors with her pup Zoe in the backyard of her Hollywood Heights home at 707 Cordova. (Photo: Lance Selgo)

Emily Larkin, AKA “The Chair Whisperer,” could not be more thrilled about being on the Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association Home Tour this year. In fact, when I visited her adorable brick Tudor at 707 Cordova, the interior designer who works out of her backyard guesthouse had several paint swatches taped up around her home and painters tape outlines where newly designed furniture will go. Truly, for an interior designer as inspired by historic architecture as Emily Larkin is, a home tour is like the Olympics and she wants her home to win a medal. However, it’s only three and a half weeks until the two-day home tour celebration on April 25 and 26, so Emily has her work cut out for her. Luckily, this young and ambitious designer works well under pressure.

Emily and Ben Larkin's home at 707 Cordova.

Emily and Ben Larkin’s home at 707 Cordova. (Photo: Kim Leeson)

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I am a biased Hollywood Heights resident, but let me tell you, those who live here LOVE our little ‘hood. Why just last night I was at a happy hour with the neighbors on my street at The Gingerman Lakewood, which included the dynamic real estate duo Amanda and Bryan Crawford of Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s.

If you want to join this great neighborhood, here is an amazing opportunity to get a total Hollywood Heights JEWEL.

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