Room to Roam with Ranch-Style Home in Tanglewood Neighborhood

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Room to Roam in this Ranch
Ranch-style home in Fort Worth on 1/2 acre with wonderful trees (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

The ranch-style home found its heyday in the years between the 1940s and 1970s.

Back then developers and builders weren’t trying to squeeze as many homes on a property as possible to maximize earnings.

Ranch-style home with large kitchen
Open kitchen with custom cabinets and clean lines bring European feel to this ranch home

Also called ramblers, the homes are single-story, have simple roof lines, and allow for plenty of space inside and out.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have homes like that again?

3901 Harlanwood Drive
Living room with Saltillo tile floor and tons of natural light

These days you’re lucky if you have 10 feet between your neighbor, and you’re hoping-and-praying that your side windows don’t look directly into your neighbor’s home.

Is the ranch-style home a thing of the past?

Let’s hope not, but it certainly is refreshing when older ranch homes are modernized to allow the perfect mix of yesterday and today.

Watch TV in your tub...why not?
Modernized master bathroom with many amenities

This ranch at 3901 Harlanwood Drive is a modernized home on nearly one-half an acre in the heart of Fort Worth.

Built in 1960, this ranch is a 4,131 square-foot, single-story home that has been updated to celebrate the classic style but offers the amenities of a newer home.

Large, open spaces and bedrooms are abundant in this home.  Featuring four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, 3901 Harlanwood Drive also has an exercise room (or home office, nursery, or whatever you need) two spacious walk-in master closets, a designer kitchen, two living rooms, and much more.

No excuse not to workout now!
Lose those extra LBs in private exercise room with pool access

Of course, there are plenty of windows allowing for natural light and views of the large yard and pool.

1/2 of an acre...awesome
3901 Harlanwood Drive – situated on almost 1/2 acre in the heart of Fort Worth – great inside/outside living

While ranch-style homes might not be priority number one for today’s developers and builders, the style will always be adored and demand will always be there as long at homes like 3901 Harlanwood Drive continue to hit the market.

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Yard space and large trees are at 3901 Harlanwood Drive

This move in-ready ranch at 3901 Harlanwood Drive is listed by the dynamic duo of Ted & Ida Olsen of Williams Trew Real Estate.  The home is offered for $1.05 million 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!  Bring it.

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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