This Lakeshore home pays homage its 1936 historical Hutsell roots. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
Western California-inspired roots are highlighted with colorful hand painted tilework. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
Original pillow tile can be seen in the upstairs bedrooms. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
This Spanish Mediterranean home has updated its historical Hutsell style. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
Vintage Place street is known for balancing newer homes with historical details. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
Previously on the 2012 tour, the home has been updated by new homeowners since. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
The home is filled with furniture, art and photos that emulate their love for global travel. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
It even has a basement speakeasy with an ever-changing craft cocktail menu. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
A 1929 Spanish Colonial Hutsell, 7038 Lakewood underwent a major update. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
In 2015, the kitchen, front courtyard, and master suite went through a remodel. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
Stained glass windows and cabinet door fronts added some of the iconic Hutsell flare. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
A detached garage was recently added with second floor guest quarters. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
Built in 2018, this Northridge Drive home highlights current trends. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
White oak floors and cabinetry make brass hardware and fixtures stand out. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
The home features lots of natural light and soft pastel colors. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
A resort-style multi-level outdoor living space and pool set this home apart. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
7035 Lakewood is known for its dramatic blue exterior drapes. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
This was Clifford Hutsell's personal home in the 30s. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
Current owners took over three years ago and restored the space. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
A vintage Majolica plate collection can be seen throughout the entire home. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
A modern retreat, this Lakewood home is a hideaway within the trees. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
It's a combination of California and Asian-inspired tranquility. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
Bold furniture and statement art make up the space. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
It's an exotic escape in a busy city. (Photo by Jenifer McNeil Baker)
If you’re a historical architecture buff or just love visiting beautiful houses, this year’s Lakewood Home Festival is practically a must-attend event. For the 43rd year, the East Dallas neighborhood is featuring homes in the area that showcase old styles and how they can live on in today’s modern times. The Lakewood Home Tour takes place on November 9 and 10.
Lakewood is filled with several of well-known architect Clifford Hutsell‘s eclectic Spanish homes. This year’s tour will feature three Hutsell homes, including his former private residence and a recently built home inspired by his designs. A contemporary treehouse and a newer, trendy space are two newer additions with Hutsell inspiration.
From Lakeshore Drive to Vintage Place, there are several unique homes to visit in Lakewood. Here’s a sneak peek:
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 mirros, 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.
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.
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 Hustell flare. The corner lot provides ample flower beds, plenty of street frontage, and countless opportunities to interact with neighbors — making this home a Hustell gem.
6616 Northridge Drive
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.
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 — a Hutsell homes trademark. 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 2,500 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.
The festival includes the six home tour, as well as a themed auction party “Keep Calm and Lakewood On” at Omni Dallas on Friday, November 8. General admission tickets are $150 for the party and standard home tour tickets are $20. Tickets for the special Candlelight tour on Saturday evening with wine and chances to meet the owners of each home are going for $30. There’s even a VIP Candlelight tour for $75, which include the additions of a bus tour and reception.
For more information on the Lakewood Home Festival, click here. To see more of this showcase homes, click through the photo gallery above and below this story.