Former Home of U.S. Congressman For Sale in Fort Worth

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Home previously owned by Speaker Jim Wright and his wife Betty
Colonnaded gable front & two wings at 4767 Overton Woods Drive (photos: JA2 Photo)

A home of former United States Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jim Wright, has recently become available for sale in the Overton Woods neighborhood of Fort Worth.

The Overton Woods Neighborhood is a highly desirable neighborhood tucked between the Trinity River and Riverhills.  The area is filled with many large trees that not only cover yards, but streets as well.  Homes in Overton Woods date from the 1980s to present day.  The area is  minutes from TCU, the Trinity Trails, and downtown Fort Worth.

Course if you look too long you'll get a crick in your neck
The entry of 4767 Overton Woods Drive with beams and dazzling fixture

The stately home at 4767 Overton Woods Drive is a 5,303-square-foot home that consists of six bedrooms, six-and-one-half bathrooms, and many large closets and areas for storage.

Initially built in 1980, 4767 Overton Woods Drive is designed in the Greek Revival standard of architecture.  It has a colonnaded gable front and two wings. The home has been completely updated.  Walls have been removed and updates have been implemented to make it a fresh and fashionable interior.

4767 Overton Woods Drive
The freshly renovated and updated interior has a very open concept

Instead of sectioned areas, the home has more of an open concept that allows for entertaining.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms all with their own bathrooms.

I'm sure the House Ethics Committee had an idea
If walls could talk–think Speaker Wright ever had discussions at the upstairs bar and entertaining room?

Upstairs are more bedrooms as well as a secondary living area that is compete with a fireplace and full kitchen. This was one of many homes owned by former Speaker Wright, who was born in Fort Worth in 1922.

About U.S. Congressman and Speaker Jim Wright

Representing Texas’ 12th congressional district as a Democrat, Wright served in the U.S. House Representatives for 34 years. In 1987 Wright became the 48th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.  He resigned amidst scandal in 1989. After Washington, D.C., Wright and his wife Betty retired from civil service back in Fort Worth where he taught classes at TCU until his death in 2015.

This property is listed by Veronica Stimson of Briggs Freeman Southeby’s International of Fort Worth.  The home is listed for $1.175 million.

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!  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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