Classic Brownstone in Fort Worth Offers Best of All Worlds

Isn't this a great shot?

4710 Dexter Avenue – brownstone townhome Cowtown style (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Isn’t it interesting that newer homes that look and feel like older, classically designed homes sell faster and for more money than homes that have no real architectural value or distinction?

Did you know that a brownstone townhome, when used in the urban residential vernacular, doesn’t technically mean the home is made of brown stone?  A wise person once told me to “learn something new every single day.”  A brownstone townhome can be made of brick or stucco of any color and still have the architectural resemblance of the townhomes built in New York City in the 1800s.

Somewhere an animal is saying "I wonder where my horns are"

Classic cabinets with mosaic tile in open kitchen of 4710 Dexter Avenue

Such is the case with the brownstone at 4710 Dexter Avenue in the heart of Fort Worth’s Rivercrest neighborhood. Built in 2006 by a local Fort Worth builder, this three-story, 3,200-square-foot townhome makes you want to walk outside, hail a cab, and head to Times Square for a show.

Fortunately this beautifully designed and appointed townhome is listed for sale for only $582,000 and not the millions of dollars that brownstones are going for in The Big Apple.

Makes me want to talk in some New Yawk accent

View from ground floor to the third floor of 4710 Dexter brownstone – Isn’t this a cool shot?

Featuring three bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms, a formal dining area, large butler’s pantry, plus an open kitchen and living area, 4710 Dexter is perfect for empty nesters, professionals, or families that want to enjoy the luxury of living in one of Fort Worth’s finest areas.  Truly the best of all worlds.

Hungry?  Just a few steps away residents can enjoy restaurants such as Lucile’s Stateside Bistro, The Original Mexican Eats Cafe or delicious burger from Kincaid’s Hamburgers.

Private courtyard for relaxing evenings in 4710 Dexter Avenue

Staying in for the night?  No worries, grab a bottle of vino and enjoy the outdoor courtyard, grill, fireplace, and the peaceful sounds of a water feature.

You can have it all in this Cowtown Brownstone.  Did I mention the large master suite on the second floor?

Master bathroom of 4710 Dexter Avenue

The master bathroom is part of the 2nd floor master suite

How about the rooftop terrace with views of Rivercrest as well as downtown Fort Worth?  Spectacular.

See the bright lights of the big city from the rooftop terrace of 4710 Dexter Avenue

Come and see this fantastic townhome before it’s too late.  For immediate showings, please contact Julie Webber of Williams Trew Real Estate at 817-343-1906.  The property is co-listed by Martha Williams of Williams Trew as well.

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.

2 Comment

  • Outstanding! More character and charm than most of the townhomes in this price range in DFW. The builder did a great job of making it look like an older, established property, just like Seth said. And it looks like it shows beautifully. Great listing.

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    Gorgeous! Indeed, they were named for the color of the exterior stone, which comes from Hummelstown, PA, (brown Triassic-Jurassic sandstone ) but also known for their high stoops. You walk in via a steep staircase rising from the street to the entrance that is almost a second floor level. This was considered more hygienic because streets were, at the time, mucky messes of mud and animal waste. Brownstones are all over New York City, especially in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant, Sunset Park and Bay Ridge. Some are on the Upper East Side, as well. Boston has Victorian brownstones, same high steps. A greystone is a type of residential structure that utilizes Indiana limestone for its facade. The Chicago “Brownstones” are called “Greystones”, with most proliferating in the south and northwest quadrants of C town. Built from 1890 and up, most are still standing strong and I would LOVE to own one!

    A greystone is a type of residential structure that utilizes Indiana limestone for its facade, regardless of its overall architectural style. As in Brooklyn, there exists a “Greystone Belt” in Chicago, with large numbers of such structures located in the south and northwest quadrants of the city. It is estimated that around 30,000 of Chicago’s greystones built between 1890 and 1930 are still standing.[9]