Fort Worth Home Built in the 1920s Comes With Belle Surprise

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1317 Belle Place in Fort Worth (photos: Roxanne Barton with Tour Factory)

Why do people like looking at homes?  Why are there so many viewers on various sites that deal with homes and design and decoration?  Why do you read  I’ll tell you why … it’s because we like the element of surprise.

Homes are simply sticks-and-bricks.  I know, I know — they come in different shapes and sizes but they all have an entry, living area, kitchen, hallways, bedrooms and bathrooms.  No surprise there … People love seeing a home that comes with a surprise.  Whether it is a hidden closet under the stairs, or a creative way to situate a kitchen that is what people crave.  We all want a surprise that makes the home unique and makes us want that home.

I bought that same farm sink at Ikea...great deal!
Classically decorated kitchen with marble counters, inlaid mosaic tile on floors and farm sink

If you are looking for a surprise, check out the home located at 1317 Belle Place in Fort Worth’s Bunting Addition, just steps away from the Cultural District. From the street you see a charming home built in the 1920s that has been updated and well maintained with an inviting front porch.

Love that flag!
Stone fireplace, hardwood floors, very comfortable living room at 1317 Belle Place…where’s the surprise?

Upon entering the home you will take note that a renovation or two has taken place since the home was first built. Trendy colors of gray and white are used along with classic sand-and-finish hardwood floors, marble counters, a farm sink in the kitchen, and other tasteful choices throughout the home.  The floor plan is open and inviting with lots of natural light.

Dining room is located between living and kitchen like all classic floor plans of the 1920’s

So where’s the surprise?  In the words of Spike in the great movie Notting Hill, “wait for it…”

Not a good angle, much better in person
Complete basement with slate floors, a half-bath, wet bar, wine storage…photo doesn’t do it justice

Ta Da —1317 Belle Place has a full, walk-out basement with wet bar, wine storage (and tons of extra storage) that’s perfect for entertaining or relaxing, and has direct access to a lush swimming pool and spa.  Surprise, surprise, surprise!

Not many homes in Cultural District at this price have pools
Pool and spa just steps from the basement at 1317 Belle Place

How’s that for a surprise?  A home built in 1928, four minutes from the world-famous museums of the Cultural District in Fort Worth, down the street from restaurants and shops of the West 7th area that comes with a basement and a pool!?!  This is why we like looking at homes and sites and reading blogs by your favorite bow tie-wearing agent — unique, out of the ordinary, different … surprise!

Love this surprise? You’ll be happy to know that 1317 Belle Place is listed for $495,000 by Ashton Theiss of Rogers Healy and Associates and is available for immediate viewing.

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

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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