Prairie Style Home is a Gem in Fort Worth

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Exterior is cinder block! Don't make 'em like that anymore!
1309 Belle Place in Fort Worth. Classic Prairie style architecture (photos: Shoot2Sell)

Those of you who have followed my blog for the past few years know that I’m a sucker for Craftsman and Prairie-influenced homes. I don’t know if it’s nostalgia or if it’s that they are not “same old, same old,” but I love previewing those homes and writing about those two styles.

Prairie vs. Craftsman Styles

The Prairie style of architecture was popular from 1900 to 1920 in the United States.  Craftsman style came around that time as well from 1905 to 1930. Those two styles are often confused for one another.  There are many similarities. Both can feature a front-gabled roof, wide front porches, and similar door and window patterns and designs.  Also, both styles were born in the USA, which might be why I like them so much.

The window patters is known as "Cottage Window"
Imagine if all homes had front porches … we’d all be friends

Beautiful Prairie Home on Belle Place

The home located at 1309 Belle Place in the Buntings Addition of Fort Worth (Cultural District) would be considered a Prairie-style home. Built in 1910, the front of the home has all the features of a Prairie designs: front-gabled roof, deep porch and window designs common to the Prairie vernacular of the day.

While the home is over 100 years old, inside 1309 Belle Place has been recently and majestically updated with today’s features and fashions. The ever-popular open concept floor plan is present with an open kitchen/eating/family area.

Window patters indicative of Prairie style architecture
Open kitchen/eating/family with rustic hard pine wood floors – notice cabinets to ceiling – a nice touch!

The kitchen has cabinets that go to the ceiling — and I estimated ceiling height to be at least 11 feet tall.  A nice touch. All the floors in the home are hard pine and have been refinished.  They give the home the feel and sounds of an older home for sure.

Lots of natural light in 1309 Belle Place
The master bathroom certainly isn’t from 1910. It was totally renovated with modern amenities and large walk-in closet

The master suite is located on the first floor and not only has a completely renovated and stylish master bathroom, but also has access to walk-out balcony overlooking the back yard.

A Little Lagniappe

Last but not least, 1309 Belle Place comes complete with an 1,200-square-foot basement! That’s right.  The ideal “man cave,” “she shed,” skating rink, art studio or illegal casino (note: does not condone illegal gambling in any way).  

Wouldn't this be a great art studio or Man Cave?
While you might be tempted to start an underground poker room here — it is not condoned by or BowTie Realtors.

Having additional and usable space is never a bad thing.

In all, 1309 Belle Place is a 3,257-square-foot home of three stories, three bedrooms and three-and-one half baths. Designed for 1910 but this Prairie style home is ready for 2017 living.  Good architecture is timeless. It’s listed by Jennifer Demel of Burt Ladner Realtors.  The home is for sale at $599,000.

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.  Also, Seth 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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    • mmSeth Fowler says

      Yes, we aim to please here at Candy’s Dirt…we get paid more when we use big words…just don’t tell the other bloggers.
      Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed it.

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