Craftsman Home in Historic Neighborhood Promotes Front Yard Living

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You don’t even have to go inside 2508 5th Avenue to know that this home was designed to be a part of Americana.

Nestled in Ryan Place, near the Fairmount National Historic District of Fort Worth, and within walking distance to Magnolia Avenue (the best area for local restaurants in the city), this 2,834-square-foot, two-story, Craftsman-inspired home built in 1922 is a reminder of how solid construction and classically designed homes certainly stand the test of time.

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Craftsman home in the historic Ryan Place neighborhood of Fort Worth

Many homes built today feature porches as almost an afterthought.  Front porches are not able to be considered in the overall air conditioned square footage and therefore are expensive for builders to include.  If the home design or neighborhood requires a porch, most new homes will have one less than six feet in depth.  If you have ever been on a porch that is six feet or less then you know it is a total waste of space.

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They don’t make homes like this anymore…and that’s a shame

In 1922 front porches were one of the most important features of the home. Especially in Craftsman-styled homes, the porch not only allowed shade to cover the front portion of the home, but residents would use the deep-and-wide porches to sit or swing outside. Front porches were an extension of the home for social gatherings and entertaining.

This Craftsman-style home at 2508 5th Avenue has a nine-foot-deep front porch that begs to be used as a place where today’s homeowner will be a part of the neighborhood. You can’t help but want to find a rocking chair, a glass of cold lemonade, and a slice of apple pie when you are on the porch looking toward the other charming and classic homes of character throughout the Ryan Place neighborhood.

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Relax and enjoy this historic neighborhood from the front porch

Inside, the home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, an updated kitchen and bathrooms with nostalgic plumbing, tile, and light fixtures. Upstairs, the bedrooms share a common area that is a perfect hangout room.  There is also a detached two-car garage that is a rear swing-in design.

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Traditional Craftsman door casings and window patterns

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Updated kitchen while keeping with classic style

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One of the three freshly updated bathrooms in 2508 5th Avenue

While having minimal backyard, this home was created to be a place where you live in your front yard.  After all, if it was good enough for 1922 it should be good enough for 2016?

This gorgeous vintage listing at 2508 5th Avenue is offered by Jeff Anderson of Virginia Cook Realtors.  It is listed for $474,000.

Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth.  Statements and opinions are his own – no matter how correct.  Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004.  He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for the past 14 years.  Seth also loves bow ties.  You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or