The Hollywood/Santa Monica Neighborhood Association Inc. presents its fourth annual home tour, Much Ado About Hollywood, April 30 to benefit the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas.

Seven English Tudor and craftsman-style cottages and two gardens will be on display from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in this East Dallas neighborhood, located south of White Rock Lake and the Dallas Arboretum, bordered by Tenison Memorial Golf Course and Lakewood Country Club.

The tour includes:

  • The Spence/Middleton home at 802 Clermont, a 1926 Spanish Eclectic custom-built by C.D. Hutsell, a self-taught architect and builder whose designs can be found throughout Lakewood. On the living room walls, there are scenes of White Rock Lake painted by a Swedish muralist in 1943.
  • The Bostic Home, 711 Newell, a Tudor home built in 1927. The owner collects a variety of items, from crystal rabbits to copper kitchenware.
  • The Davison Home, 706 Valencia, one of the few Austin cut-stone Tudors in the neighborhood. The kitchen has the original Chambers stove, which is still usable.
  • The Murphy Home, a Tudor cottage at 406 Clermont, which houses a folk art collection from Latin America.
  • The Glover Home, a 1928 Tudor at 506 Valencia, in which the owner displays a collection of framed art-cards and Santa Clauses.
  • The Chambers Home, a 1941 cottage at 6807 Vivian, renovated by its current owners and decorated with items collected from throughout the world, including Mexico and Japan.
  • The Jarrell Home, a large Tudor built in 1929 at 930 Valencia, which features stained glass windows, a dining room chandelier, and the owner’s collection of antique clocks.

The two gardens on the tour are the Horne garden at 619 Tenison Memorial and the Yruegas garden at 812 Newell.

Tickets to the event, which is sponsored by Advocate Community Newspapers, cost $8 and can be purchased in advance at Minyard Food Store, located at Gaston and Abrams, or on tour day at Lindsley Park, at the corner of Tenison Memorial and Lindsley Avenue, or at any of the houses.

Proceeds benefit the neighborhood association and the non-profit Shakespeare Festival, which sponsors free outside summer performances in the nearby Samuell Grand Park Amphitheater.

On April 29, there will be a Shakespeare Opens Hollywood preview party from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

For ticket information, call 328-1851.


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