Good rentals are hard to find, but this gem in the Hollywood Heights will suit your needs and leave a little room in your pocketbook to decorate for the holidays.

Good rentals are hard to find, but this gem in the Hollywood Heights will suit your needs and leave a little room in your pocketbook to decorate for the holidays.

The two-bedroom, one-bathroom abode at 6914 San Mateo Blvd. sits on “a beautiful tree-lined street, close to the park, with a large backyard,” according to Marie Euseppi. She’s leasing the home for $1,800 a month. (more…)

The choice is always right in historic Hollywood Heights. Two fantastic offerings, two lushly landscaped lawns, two very different design styles. Which Hollywood Heights home is more you, the Brick Beauty splurge or the Southwestern Ranch steal? Tell us why in the comments.

Splurge: Brick Beauty Built To Entertain On Coveted Valencia Street For $500K

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This is a head-turner, folks! We are talking archways, penny tile, and exposed brick. Floating shelves in the kitchen and a backyard oasis that will have you throwing parties all year long. In fact, there is so much to love and so little time, we will get right to it. It’s a Friday Four Hundred you can’t afford to miss!

Hollywood Heights Tudor Goes Modern

“It is one of the only homes in Hollywood that is a blend of naturalist minimalist with a Tudor flare,” says listing agent, Cliff Kessler with Allie Beth Allman and Associates. “The arched interior wall openings and original Tudor accents make it special.”

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 Historic Spanish Colonial

There are homes in my Hollywood Heights neighborhood that we all keep an eye on. That’s because we secretly long to own them. I’d venture to say pretty much everyone I know has lusted after this historic Spanish Colonial at 918 Valencia. The charming 1938 white stucco home trimmed in blue could just as easily be on Ibiza or in one of the white villages of Cadiz and Malaga. It’s that authentic.
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This home at 903 Valencia is a perfect example of a Hollywood Heights stone-embellished Tudor. (Photo: Kim Leeson)

When I started looking for a home as a newlywed in 1990, my British husband was traveling for work in Europe. He said, “Dahling, just find something as close to a thatched cottage as possible.” Little did he suspect that in bright, shiny new-build Dallas, I’d do just that. I found a charming little bungalow that was just perfect for building my nest, lodging my revolving door of rescue pups, and eventually raising my son.

I also found a lot more in this eclectic East Dallas Conservation District.

I found great neighbors, and the sort of unity I’ve only experienced growing up on military bases around the world. When we lost power recently, my next-door neighbors, who are on a different grid, let us run an extension cord from their home so we could get on the internet. A few years ago, when our internet went out, my other next door neighbor gave me her password so I could continue writing.

When I moved into Hollywood Heights, one neighbor was approaching 90. She was the original homeowner of the first spec home in the neighborhood. Most of my neighbors were well past retirement age. They looked out for us young’uns, and now 29 years later, my generation is doing the same for the incoming batch of newbies.

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Check out these two fabulous listings in Hollywood Heights on the best blocks in the neighborhood! Each home offers stylish interiors, historic details, and outdoor areas to entertain all summer long. But which is more you, the Tudor Splurge or the Cottage Steal? Let us know in the comments.

Splurge: Hollywood Heights Tudor On Desirable Block For $599K

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Last week Joe Kacynski joined Allie Beth Allman & Associates after more than nine years with a boutique brand.

“I really didn’t want to leave where I was but they (Allie Beth Allman) just offer so much that will help me grow my business,” he said. “They also have great name recognition in the area that many of my clients are moving to.”

Kacynski’s specialty has been historic homes in East Dallas, particularly the Hollywood Heights neighborhood he’s called home for the better part of two decades.  A Los Angeles native whose job and family brought him to Texas, he initially didn’t know what to make of Dallas. Then he discovered a Spanish-style house that reminded him of home, in a neighborhood with its own distinct vibe.

“My agent never even mentioned Hollywood Heights or Lakewood. It was a very niche market back then,” he recalls. “I found East Dallas just driving around one day by myself.”

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930 Valencia

How does a four-day weekend of partying sound? Get ready because the legendary Hollywood Heights Home Tour is changing a few things up, and pulling out all the stops this year.

Hollywood Heights is an eclectic East Dallas conservation district neighborhood. It is well known for having one of the largest collections of stone-embellished Tudor Revival homes in America. You’ll also find plenty of Spanish and French Eclectic, Minimal Traditional, Craftsman, and Monterrey style homes. There are even and two Flat-Roofed Pueblo Revival style houses.

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