43rd Annual Lakewood Home Festival
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43rd Annual Lakewood Home Festival
DALLAS – Sept 19, 2018 – This year’s 43rd annual Lakewood Home Festival features homes that celebrate the historical architectural presence in the area and showcases how the old styles can live in today’s modern time.
Lakewood is defined by the Spanish eclectic homes designed by well-known architect Clifford Hutsell, and this year three of these neighboring homes will be featured. This includes Hutsell’s former private residence. In addition, a newer-built home inspired by Hutsell will showcase today’s present-day lifestyles.
Along with the classic homes of Lakewood, modern homes have also become a staple in the current fabric of the neighborhood. Featured on the tour will also be a contemporary treehouse that features open entertaining spaces, as well as a new home that highlights current home trends that attract growing families to the area.
This year, tour attendees will also enjoy seeing the recently renovated Lakewood Elementary School.
The Lakewood Home Tour takes place on Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A candlelight evening tour is available Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.lakewoodhomefestival.com, in person at Comerica Bank®, Talulah & HESS, and Snowbaby, as well as at each of the homes during tour hours. The school will only be open to the public on Saturday, Nov. 9.
This year’s featured locations are:
3616 Vintage Place
Keeping true to the area’s historical roots, this 2006 home is a renewed copy of the historical Hutsell homes in Lakewood. This Spanish Mediterranean has new homeowners who have completed meticulous updates and renovations that reflect their contemporary and eclectic style. Visitors cannot miss the basement speakeasy self-named the “Vintage Place Social Club” and an ever-changing custom craft cocktail menu.
7038 Lakewood Boulevard
This 1929 Spanish Colonial Hutsell underwent a detailed update to create a more functional floorplan. This includes a complete kitchen, master suite and courtyard remodel, and added a junior master suite in the old sleeping porch. Incorporating details such as stained-glass windows helped add to the iconic Hutsell flare. The corner lot provides ample flower beds, plenty of street frontage, and countless opportunities to interact with neighbors – making this home a Hutsell gem.
7039 Lakeshore Drive
The current owners have seamlessly paid homage to the heritage of this 1936 historical Hutsell home. The home maximizes its western California-inspired roots with hand-painted tilework throughout, beveled mirrors, original pillow tile in two upstairs bathrooms and intricate ironwork. The home is highlighted by a traditional Hutsell billiard room with a distinct frosting ceiling true to the time period and flanked with stained glass making the naturally lit space a family favorite for gatherings.
7035 Lakewood Boulevard
This iconic home is well-known in the neighborhood for its dramatic blue exterior drapes that surround large nautical-themed stained-glass windows trademark to Hutsell homes. Built in 1930, this was Clifford Hutsell’s personal home, and the first of its kind for the neighborhood. The current owners have painstakingly restored the interior and exterior of the home. They balanced the fine line between honoring the artistic details of the past while improving performance of the space for maximum comfort and functionality today.
Situated within the trees, this modern retreat defines a Zen oasis of tranquility. The current homeowners re-imagined the interior layout and added an additional 2500 square feet, including a gym with upstairs guest room and a playroom. Design enthusiasts will take note of the vintage light fixtures, bold furniture, and statement art pieces peppered throughout the exotic Lakewood hideaway.
6616 Northridge Dr
This bright and airy haven was built in 2018 and highlights the current trends that continue to attract families to the area. Large windows, coupled with a sunny white and soft pastel palate, provide a natural luminous and approachable atmosphere for the open entertaining spaces. The five-bedroom home is rounded out with a resort-style multi-level outdoor living space and pool.
Lakewood Elementary School
In 2014, Lakewood Elementary Expansion Foundation (LEEF) raised over $500,000 to help fund an addition and renovation to Lakewood Elementary. The renovation expanded the original 1951 building by 52,500 square feet. The addition includes an entirely new wing with twenty-six new classrooms, a library, two art rooms, two computer rooms, a music room, and so much more. Don’t miss the new sport court outside with food trucks available during Saturday’s tour hours.
Hosted by the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA (LECPTA) the Lakewood Home Festival is a community-wide event that raises funds for Lakewood Elementary School, J.L. Long Middle School and Woodrow Wilson High School. The funds directly benefit students through the purchase of school materials, computers and enrichment programs. Attended by thousands of patrons annually, the Lakewood Home Festival has raised millions of dollars for local schools since 1976.
The 43rd Lakewood Home Festival kicks off with the can’t-miss “Keep Calm and Lakewood On” Auction Party sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate on Friday, Nov. 8, 7:00 p.m. at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Ticket are on sale now at www.lakewoodhomefestival.com. The annual party sells out every year and generates a significant portion of overall Home Festival funds raised through ticket sales as well as live and silent auction items generously donated by local businesses and community partners.
The LECPTA is grateful for all of the sponsors that make this event possible. Comerica Bank® is the Home Festival Presenting Sponsor, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is the Auction Party Presenting Sponsor and Candlelight Tour Sponsor, and Advocate Media is the official Media Sponsor. Additional business sponsors include Texas Health Resources, Mysti Stewart Group, Nancy Johnson Group, JacksonSells, Lawyers Title, Heather Guild Group, Veritex Community Bank, David Bush Realtors, Cornerstone Home Lending, Republic Title Lakewood, Kate Walters Real Estate, IberiaBank Mortgage, Farris McMahon Group, Coldwell Banker, Kirkland and Ellis, Skylar Champion, Sewell Automotive Companies, babybliss miniME, Burns Poulsen, PLLC, Jim Scott & Sons, Greenberg Traurig, LLC, Callbox Storage, Brinson Auto Group, The Hargrave Group, Frost Bank, Jay Leftwich, DDS, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, First United Bank, Jill & Mark Meyer, Care Now, Vanderbrook Family Dentistry, Saville Dodgen + Company, PLLC, Light Up the Spectrum, Luke and Lauren Weedon, Blackwell, Blackburn, Herring & Singer, LLC, Wilshire Early Childhood Learning Center, Goodnight Lakewood, Mike & Susan Mayon, Aaron Rigby, MyKidsDDS, Shane & Cory Bowen, Mario & Stephanie Dolan, Forest Lane Pediatrics, Juliette Fowler Communities, Americo Cascella & Heather Stroud, Laura & Alan Doshier, Rogers-O’Brien Construction and Professor D.
About Lakewood Early Childhood PTA
Founded in 1952, the LECPTA is an organization for parents with children from birth to elementary age, as well as expectant parents, living in Dallas communities east of I-75, south of Northwest Highway, west of Grand Avenue, and north of I-30. Its mission is to enrich the lives of neighborhood children by developing relationships among families and supporting local schools. In addition to fundraising, LECPTA holds several social events throughout the year for members and their families. For more information, please visit www.lecpta.org or follow our news and photos using #lakewoodhomefestival2019 on Facebook at Lakewood Home Festival, or LECPTA, and on Instagram at @lakewoodhomefestival and @lecpta.
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