A Cottage Becomes A Modern Castle in Fort Worth’s Berkeley Place

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2216 Wilshire Blvd - bigger than it looks
2216 Wilshire Boulevard – preserves the size and scale from front elevation (photos: Shoot2Sell)

We see them on TV. We hear about them at parties. We can’t seem to get away from people boasting about how they were able to take an older home to the studs and transform it into a new property. Unfortunately, it seems that a great deal of the time, the workmanship and level of finishes leave something to be desired.

Not so for the home at 2216 Wilshire Boulevard in the charming neighborhood of Berkeley Place in Fort Worth.  The sellers knew what they were doing when they tackled this remodel project.  They have completely transformed a small, charming Tudor cottage into a new, exquisite and tasteful home definitely worth seeing.

Doesn't this room feel cozy
Grand living room with elevated beam ceilings at 2216 Wilshire Boulevard

The home, built in 1926, now has the amenities and luxury of a new home built in 2017 — but is located in one of the more sought after older neighborhoods, which is found a few miles from Downtown Fort Worth, a few blocks from TCU, and surrounded by other homes of charm and character.

Listen to all the updates and changes that were made to this home over the past two years: new electrical, new plumbing, new insulation, new sheetrock, new windows, new trim, new roof, new security system, new surround sound wiring and speakers, new HVAC systems (two of them), restoration of original hardwood floors, new marble in bathrooms, new carpeting in bedrooms, new plumbing fixtures, new cabinets, new Viking appliances, new light fixtures, new paint, new beams in living area, new outdoor living and appliances, restoration of front porch that was previously part of home, new floor plan, new his-and-hers closets in master bedroom, new sprinkler system and new landscaping … whew.  Try saying that all in one breath.

Everyone hangs out in kitchen, why not have chairs there?
Open kitchen with sitting area — exquisite finishes

Do you get the idea that there are a lot of new items in this home?  Good.

New Viking appliances in open kitchen of 2216 Wilshire Boulevard

But it goes beyond just putting new fixtures and flooring into an older home to make it fit into an older, historic neighborhood like Berkeley Place.  This home still appears to be a quaint Tudor cottage from the street view.  Little do you realize that it is really a 4,100-square-foot home featuring four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a beautifully decorated master suite with double walk-in closets, and a bathroom to die for.

This bathroom belongs in a Hollywood mansion
I’m not a “bath guy” but I still would love to take a bath in this tub!

Upstairs is a family room perfect for evenings with the kids playing games, doing homework or socializing with friends.  There is also a media room and three bedrooms upstairs.  And did I mention this home has a guest quarters with separate entrance?  This home has it all.

Guest house perfect for TCU student or nanny
Deep covered patio for enjoying those Fort Worth evenings – guest quarters in back

2216 Wilshire Boulevard is an inspiring example of how a remodel project can be done the right way.  Listed by Ashley Mooring of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.  The home is available for $989,000.  You can reach Ashley at 817.706.6344.

That’s all from Tarrant County this week, Dirty Readers.  Remember, if you have comments, questions, or ideas for future stories – I’m always here to listen!

Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth.  Statements and opinions are his own.  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 over 14 years.  Seth also loves bow ties.  You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or seth.fowler@williamstrew.com.

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Seth Fowler

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 15 years. You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636. Seth also loves bow ties.

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