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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 email@example.com.