Dallas does not lack for home tours, and one of the city’s favorites is the Hollywood Home Tour presented by the Hollywood/Santa Monica Neighborhood Association. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event, taking place April 30-May 1, from noon-5 pm.
Some of these homes may be small, but they are packed with character. And each one has a story to tell. Here’s a sneak peek of this year’s showcase (and find more information about tickets and the weekend’s festivities at the end of the slideshow).
623 Tenison Memorial Dr.
Talk about curb appeal. This home, built in 1938, is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. Despite its updated interior design, it has only had one major renovation that took the property from a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home to the 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath home that it is today.
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The home has a modern, clean vibe while managing to keep some of the most charming, original elements (tile, doorknobs, built-ins). During the tour, be on the lookout for an interior fireplace that is said to be very well hidden.
411 Newell Ave.
This 1931 home underwent a large renovation in 2013, expanding from a 1,200-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bathroom property to one that now boasts 2,900 square feet with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
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Although the updated kitchen and the cozy living spaces sure are something, we can't get enough of the unique light fixtures that serve as a focal point in each room.
7141 Santa Monica Dr.
Said to be one of the first homes built in the neighborhood, this 1912 farmhouse was originally just 800 square feet. Multiple renovations later, the property now measures 3,000 square feet with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
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This quaint library houses an extensive book collection.The greatest love story in the home, however, isn't written down. Not only did the current owners get married in the backyard, but the former owners did too. How's that for a house with history?
606 Clermont St.
This 1929 Tudor was built by former Chicago Cubs pitcher Percy Jones. The current owner, who is from the Chicago area, has been living in the home for 10 years. He learned about his home's history when Jones' grandson drove by on a whim one day.
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This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home must have strong bones. All 1,840 square feet of it has survived a fire and being struck by lightning — twice. It was flipped in 2005.
1119 Sarasota Cir.
For a neighborhood developed in the 1920s, it is truly amazing that this 2014 construction was the first build on this lot. The owners moved to Dallas from Hawaii and were attracted to the property because it reminded them of their hometown of Portland, Oregon.
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The gem of this 2,600-square-foot home is the entertaining area in the backyard, where the homeowners host friends and hang out with their dog, Lucy, a gift that came with the home. She showed up on the doorstep and has been at home ever since.
Tickets for the Hollywood Home Tour are $15 and can be picked up at Curiosities (2025 Abrams Rd.) or at the homes the day of. There is also a candlelight home tour and preview auction party on April 29, as well as an outdoor marketplace at Lindsley Park on May 1. Get more information here.