The old mantra “out with the old, in with the new” may have met its match. Nestled in East Dallas, the Hollywood Heights neighborhood makes me wish all zip codes were this well preserved.
With most of its houses dating back to the 1930s, it is one of the oldest conservation districts in the whole US-of-A, and homeowners in the area today are not permitted to tear down any part of their house or even renovate their exteriors, which allows for a true and rare glimpse into the history of American architecture!
Now, doesn’t that just make you feel downright patriotic?
Each year, the HSMNA (Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association) puts on a home tour. This year marks its 21st and I’ll be there with bells on, supporting my new hood.
There is an entire weekend full of events– starting with the Candelight Tour and Auction Party on Friday night at the Arboretum and ending with the Art in the Park event at Lindsley Park on Sunday (which will feature local art and gift vendors, including art from Christian at Think Twice!) Five houses will be open to visitors on the tour. I can’t wait to see which homes are on the tour and how they are decorated on the inside!
This event is extra special to me, as it takes place right around the same time we move into the neighborhood. (HSMNA, please consider this house below for one of your upcoming home tours- I’ll be ready in five years! wink wink 😉
Purchase Home Tour tickets HERE for $12! See you there!
April 28-April 29
Saturday and Sunday
Noon to 6 pm