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Unparalleled Tudor on double lot in Historic Hollywood Heights

Written on Friday, 11 October 2013 9:20 am
Unparalleled Tudor on double lot in Historic Hollywood Heights 1115 Sarasota Circle, Dallas, Texas 75223

Vintage grace notes and loads of beautiful stained millwork characterize this utterly charming reproduction 1½ story Tudor on a double lot in the popular and historic Hollywood Santa Monica Conservation District. Great curb appeal on a winding tranquil tree-lined street with only seven other houses facing a wooded area, it’s one of a kind.


A friendly covered front porch, large stone planter and wrought iron bench complement an 8’ tall front door with wrought iron embellishment. This opens into an arched entryway featuring an antique chandelier from the New Orleans Garden District. The living area boasts 10’ ceilings, a huge fireplace adorned by an vintage mantle with rewired French Deco sconces from Uncommon Market, hardwood floors and 7’ windows.  The elevated dining room also features 7’ windows plus an antique chandelier and hardwood floors. Tucked around the corner is a ceiling-high butler pantry with great display and storage plus its own tiny chandelier.


The stunning large kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of the home. This is not your cookie-cutter kitchen, you’ll have to see it to understand. Custom-made furniture island and hutch anchor this light-filled space with its large wood-burning fireplace (with gas starter). A pair of East Dallas artisans applied multiple layers of durable mulberry enamel (not paint) to the stain-grade cabinets and then meticulously distressed the edges. The wood-paneled GE Monogram refrigerator is seamlessly incorporated into the main cabinet wall along with a glass-front pantry. Stainless steel bar sink in the island and large single basin stainless steel sink facing the back yard, Groehe faucets, stainless steel Jenn-Air downdraft confection range, stainless steel dishwasher, nickel plated pendant lights and wall sconces from Rejuvenation Lighting in Oregon, two stained glass windows flanking the hutch, and a 25-bottle wine rack in the TV niche. A second pantry/supply closet is elevated to accommodate a pet food nook. Adjacent to the breakfast room is a cozy screened porch with a utility closet.


Off the arched downstairs hallway is a coat closet and a powder room; the sink rests in an antique dresser (Kohler faucet). Up the stairs lit by more French Deco sconces from Uncommon Market is a landing topped by a large picture window. Light streams down. The master bedroom with double doors waits at the top with more 7’ windows and private his/her baths on opposite sides of the room, both with walk-in closets. His bathroom has the shower, hers contains an antique iron claw-foot tub with telephone shower under a large window facing the trees, a chandelier, a TV cabinet, a vessel sink resting on an antique chest of drawers (Chicago wall faucet). There’s an additional closet in the bedroom itself.


The upstairs hallway is flanked by a storage closet, linen closet and full-size washer/dryer closet with cabinetry and hanging space for hand washables. At the end of the hall are two bedrooms that share a nice bath with pedestal sink and Restoration Hardware racks/lights. A vintage chandelier borders the bedroom entrances. One has a walk-in closet, the other has two wall closets. Charming angled ceilings. The bedroom being used as a study has custom bookcases that appear to be built-in but are easily removed. Buyer’s choice.


The back/side yard is enormous. Dog heaven. It has a combination of wood fencing with steel posts and wrought iron fencing, and a sprinkler system (front yard too). The path from the back door across a large circular deck leads to a 1½ story three-car garage designed to reflect the home’s architecture. A versatile split staircase that provides both interior and exterior access, as well as a downstairs powder room accessible to both the garage/man cave and to the back yard. The man cave has three 4x7 closets and one 10x7 walk-in closet.The space would also make a wonderful game room, artist’s studio or office.





Priced at $559,000.00


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