Mary Middleton said she and her husband Randy Spence fell in love with their Hollywood Heights home the second they walked through the front door in 1992. The Spanish Eclectic design, original details and vibrant interior drew them in, and they decided they would make it their mission to maintain its authenticity.
“We decided that we would try to restore it, rather than renovate it,” Middleton said.
The home on Clermont Avenue was designed by Clifford D. Hutsell, a noted architect whose other designs dot the landscape of the Lakewood area (his one-time personal home on Lakewood Boulevard is designated as a Dallas landmark).
Tax records say the house was built in 1946, but Middleton said further research revealed it was actually built in 1932.
The home is 2,187 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all in their original configuration, Middleton said. The walls of the living