It’s rare when a two story on a desirable Berkley Place street comes up for sale, so when I saw a sign in front of 2224 Windsor Place, I felt compelled to write about it.
Well, on the market last week under contract this week — priced at $630,000, it sits at a market-moving sweet spot. It doesn’t hurt either, that the center of gravity in Fort Worth is shifting with new development in Edward’s Ranch, Waterside, and Clearfork, just west of its venerable Near South Side neighborhoods. The interest that this property garnered and its short duration on the market suggest that the 2,749-square-foot house may have been underpriced even though it falls within the average $230 per square foot range for the neighborhood.
Built in 1925, 2224 Windsor Place looks vaguely Italianate with its low overhanging tile roof and tower-like central bay. A pair of stained glass windows on the second floor and window awnings add vintage charm.
Entering the vestibule, the solidness of the structure is apparent. “We walked the property and couldn’t find one stress crack,” observes listing agent LaurieBrants. “Berkley is known for good construction. There’s a reason these houses have been around for over 90 years,” she adds.
The living room runs the full length of the east side and easily breaks into gracious independent sitting areas. The hardwoods and painted trim are crisp and impeccable.
Formal Dining Room to the left of the foyer is spacious enough for a large dining suite and multiple storage cabinets.
The kitchen has been thoroughly updated with a six burner cook top in the center island built in double ovens and microwave. With the abundant cabinetry and new stainless appliances, you might think you were looking at a new build.
Through some deft reshuffling of space, a large master suite has been carved out upstairs. One of the four bedrooms is being used as second living area for the master.
An under-roof outdoor living area just off of the kitchen houses a grill and ice maker — ideal for entertaining. A stone paved sitting area centers on a fire pit. If you want to write a back up offer, contact listing agent Laurie Brants at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s.
Eric Prokesh is an interior designer whose work has appeared on HGTV, and in books and publications including D Home, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, and House and Garden. In January 2005, HG named Eric one of the 50 tastemakers in America and D Home has included him as one of Dallas’ Best Designers for 10 years. Having lived most of his life in Dallas, he now calls Fort Worth home and is one of our experts on beautiful Fort Worth Dirt.