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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frontHere’s a little post-Mother’s Day giftie. This Lakewood area home is not yet on the market, but is very much for sale as a Hip Pocket, so this is your chance to snag an off-market listing before it hits MLS.

And it may spur you to know: fame both slept and SHOT here. (more…)

Get them while they are HOT! I’ve got tickets in my hot envelope-holding hand for this weekend’s Lakewood Home Tour featuring six Lakewood homes, AND J.L. Long Middle School, the first non-residence featured on the tour since its inception. Haven’t you ever thought you might want to LIVE in a school? In London, people are living in insane asylums gone condo. Why not an elementary school? J.L. Long opened in 1933, is a historical landmark and was recently refurbished to the tune of  multi-millions. The ticket will get you in Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, or Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm.

Note: you can upgrade your ticket for an extra $10 at the door for the Candlelight Tour on Friday night from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

What’s on tap? Six luscious homes ranging in style from a mid-century modern home to what we term classic Lakewood, a 1926 Clifford Hutsell-designed Spanish Eclectic that has been restored after a fire in the late ’90s. The home on Coronado was designed by the architect-owner in 2011 and modeled after his great-grandparent’s home in the garden district of New Orleans. Inside you’ll find mid-century modern furniture mixed with the owners’ own eclectic finds.

Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 online, but if you tell me who is going to win the presidential election by the exact number of points, two tickets are yours!

KIDDING! Just tell me why sea turtles, my newest obsession, are called bales, as in a bale of turtles. Hint: it ain’t pretty, like our houses.