The history of Hollywood/Santa Monica starts in the 1920’s with J.B. Salmon’s vision of a neighborhood predominantly with Tudor Cottages, Spanish Eclectic, French Eclectic, Minimal Traditional, Craftsman, Monterrey, and two rare examples of the Flat-Roofed Pueblo Revival style. The Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association selects five historic and/or unique homes to be showcased during the annual Home Tour.
The 29th Annual Home Tour will take place the weekend of September 30th and October 1st. It is sure to be another great year, thanks to the wonderful homeowners and all of the volunteers who work so hard to put this together. Below are some of the fun and new aspects of the event so you can start planning how you want your weekend to Roll. For any non-members - join now! You'll access special member pricing for the weekend, and your membership will be good until the end of 2023.
1) NOTE The Date Change! For the first time ever, our home tour is in the fall (September 30th and October 1st).
2) The Friday night candlelight Wine Walk is back and the time is EXTENDED and will include a Silent Auction item at each home. On September 30th, the neighborhood will offer up a sneak peak of the homes taking place from 5:30-8:30 PM. We are adding two art studios to view the talent of a few of our neighborhood artists with an option to purchase. The studios will serve wine and dessert. In the five feature homes, will be offering some delicious spirits and snacks in a repeat event after 2019’s success at the Wine Walk and Candlelight Tour. Tickets also get you access to Saturday's Home Tour from 12PM to 5PM.
FAQ: Yes! Tickets to the Wine Walk Friday includes access to each home, with wine and treats, along with both studios for desserts, art, and fun!
3) We are featuring the Tenison Pollinator Garden on Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm. We are working with our Expanded Neighborhood Patrol Officers to assist attendees in crossing the very busy East Grand.
4) The Auction Party is on a SATURDAY NIGHT (instead of Thursday or Friday). It is also at the historic Lakewood Theater-turned-vintage-inspired-bowling alley, Bowlski's. It will include drinks, food, bowling, arcade games, a live band - Majestic Soul (Kyla King's Band), an array of awesome auction items, and VIP ticket upgrade opportunity to premium spirts - "Speakeasy" experience. Sign up here to donate items and buy your party tickets today! Bowling reservation details will be sent upon ticket purchase.
The five homes on this year’s tour are among only 750 homes that make up the Hollywood Heights and Santa Monica neighborhoods, believed to be one of the largest collections of stone-embellished Tudor revival cottages in the country. These homes are made more special by the fact that their historic details are protected by one of the few Conservation Districts in the City of Dallas.
Home tour tickets can be bought online and HSMNA Members will receive a discount to each event. Please sign into the website to receive the discounted tickets. If you volunteer for any of the events, the Saturday Home Tour is free and you will receive a discount for the other events. Sign up here to volunteer for the Home Tour and here to volunteer for the Auction Party!
Bring your receipt to the tour and you will be given your tickets and tour brochure.
This years homes are:
The Hollywood Santa Monica’s Home Tour Auction Party will be at Bowlski’s in Lakewood from 7pm to Midnight on Saturday October 1st! Music, Food, silent auction, bowling, and fun! Our neighbor, Jonathan Thompson, award winning journalist and host the travel show Adventure Cities on Discovery and Hulu will be the Master of Ceremonies!