Stone-Embellished Tudor Cottage

Hollywood Heights draws people that love to remodel, update, improve, and of course, preserve history. This stone-embellished Tudor cottage is a perfect example of that.

Here’s a little back story, in case you are reading about Hollywood Heights for the first time. This neighborhood is home to one of the largest collections of 1920s stone-embellished Tudor cottages in America. It also has Craftsman, Minimal Traditional, Monterrey, Spanish, and French Eclectic houses, and two fabulous and extremely rare Pueblo-style homes.

Stone-Embellished Tudor Cottage

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Magnificent Tudor

Just in time for Halloween, we have a triple treat for you! It’s a Hollywood Heights magnificent Tudor on a triple lot. That’s right, a triple lot!

You don’t often find a house anywhere, much less Hollywood Heights, that sits on a triple lot. Most of you know by now this is my ‘hood and has been since 1990, so I know a lot about it. We have several double lots, but our last triple was gobbled up by a builder who constructed homes on either side. Don’t get me wrong, they are lovely houses, but having a home with all that land is honestly a value you can’t put a price on. And having a magnificent Tudor on three lots is my version of heaven.

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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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Hollywood Heights

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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