If you’re a fan of Tudor architecture, you’re in luck the next couple of months.

 

          First up is the Hollywood/Santa Monica Conservation District home tour, held the last weekend in April. The very next weekend, the Greenland Hills Neighborhood Association and Crime Watch presents its 2004 tour, featuring six Tudor-style English cottages, “complete with high-gabled roofs, unique lead-glass windows and fascinating stonework,” says tour chair Amy Gaddis.

 

          And unlike the Hollywood/Santa Monica neighborhood, which has been a conservation district for quite some time, this will be Greenland Hills’ first year to host a home tour with its conservation district status.

 

          Gaddis, who moved to the neighborhood several years ago, has been busy narrowing down the prospective homes from about 20 to the final six.

 

We select homes that show a mixture of architectural styles, decorating personalities and scale.” she says.

 

          And the choices should be stunners, if Gaddis’ profession is any indication.

 

“I’m an architect, so it’s part of my field to look at the details of this sort of thing,” she says.

 

          Of the home pictured here, a 1930s Tudor Cottage decorated in French eclectic style, Gaddis says it was chosen for the tour in part because of its “open floor plan.” The homeowners have added on 400 square feet, including a breakfast nook and, most recently, finished a renovation of the master suite.

 

          “It is very light and airy,” Gaddis says of the home’s layout. “The open plan also allows one to see through the house to the backyard immediately upon entering the house.”

 

          GHNA hopes to clear about $15,000 in proceeds from the tour, benefiting the neighborhood’s crime watch program and some beautification projects.

 

          With the public’s generous support, we will be able to increase patrol hours to keep our neighborhood safe, assist our older residents through our eldercare outreach program, and help realize two major beautification projects: acorn-style street lights for McCommas and Glencoe Park rejuvenation,” Gaddis says.

 


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