Greek Revival Bungalow at 2264 Lipscomb Joins Fairmount 500s

Not for the first time, a traffic detour routed me past a property for sale so appealing that I postponed my planned post in favor of another listing, this time at 2264 Lipscomb, at the edge of Fairmount. Cute it is, with all of the Fairmount charm in spades, but my jaw dropped at the listing price of $499,000. Further investigation, revealed that Lipscomb is a member of a small, but growing club of Fairmount properties priced at or above $500,000. Even a real estate blogger can be caught off guard in the fast moving target of a hot real estate market.

In the 500 club is 2014 Fifth Avenue, under contract and priced at $539,000. David Folsom of the Folsom Team is offering a charming Fairmount bungalow at 1700 Fairmount Avenue for $520,000. Also bumping against the 500 bar is 1626 South Adams Street originally offered for $520,000, now priced at $489,000. 

Some of you may be acquainted with 2264 Lipscomb from the 2014 Fairmount Home Tour. Built in 1903 in the Greek Revival style, the front porch is richly embellished with a density of architectural details. Paired columns with unique capitals support a closed pediment and the requisite Fairmount porch. Rhythmically spaced brackets support the soffit and complete the classical effect.

Inside, an eclectic mix of ornament enrich the interior. Standard craftsman features like Queen Anne doors and windows compete with modified classical columns.

Restored hardwood floors and a sophisticated color palette bring the 110-plus-year-old cottage smartly into the 21st Century.

Two living areas flank the front hall. The impression is of light-drenched open spaces with ceilings, which appear to spring to greater height from their moldings.

The large, paneled, pocket doors strike a note of grandeur in the second living area.

For a bungalow, there are many big house features like a full dining room behind space-sensible double hinged, glazed doors.

Another modern convenience is a large, fully renovated, eat-in kitchen. Notice the charming pantry behind a glass door. Another bonus is a home office space.

The four bedrooms are also generously proportioned. The master has rich stained, paneled closet doors. It is served by a roomy, updated modern bath. One bath preserves all of its vintage elements such as claw footed tub, pedestal sink, schoolhouse light, and hex-tiled floor.

A fully finished attic adds an additional chunk of square footage to the main house, and is perfect man cave, media room, or playroom material.

A lease-ready, fully equipped garage apartment adds another 900 square feet of space.

Also unexpected is the four-car garage. The main house comes in at 2,946 square feet and is priced near the $168 per square foot average for Fairmount. Add in the 900-square-foot apartment and the fact that the house sits on two lots and 2264 Lipscomb begins to look like good value.

Billy Mullens of Keller Williams is offering 2264 Lipscomb for $499,000.

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.

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  • Please do your research and get your facts correct before you publish an article. The home at 1626 S Adams was never listed for over $600k. There is a 5k sq ft adjacent lot and is listed as two separate listings. One listing just for the house, the other listing for the house and lot.

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      Got it:
      TransactionDesk: View Documents TransactionDesk: Start a Transaction Realist Tax Realist Neighborhoods Realist Maps Listing Consolidated Neighborhood Find Property DetailsFind Community Report Statistical Analysis Module (SAM)
      Showing CSS Schedule
      Category: Residential Type: RES-Single Family Orig LP: $520,000
      Area: 107/2 Also for Lease: N Lst $ / SqFt: $178.73
      Subdv: Bondies Sub of Bellevue Hill Lease MLS#:
      County: Tarrant Lake Name:
      Parcel ID: 07409044 Plan Dvlpmnt:
      Lot: 3R-1 Block: 3
      Legal:
      Multi Prcl: No MUD Dst:No Unexempt Taxes:
      Bedrooms: 4 Tot Baths: 2.0 Liv Areas: 2 Stories: 2
      Fireplaces: 1 Full Baths: 2 Dining Areas: 1 Pool: No
      Sec Sys: Yes Half Baths: 0
      SqFt: 2,736 / Appraiser Appraiser Name: Hdcp Am: No
      # Gar Spaces: 0 Cvrd Park: 0
      # Carprt Spcs: 0 Garage Size: Yr Built: 1910 / Preowned
      Acres: 0.115 Lot Dimen: 50×100 Will Subdiv: No
      HOA: None HOA Dues:
      HOA Co: HOA Co.Phone:
      Accessory Unit: Accessory Unit Type:
      Recent: 09/29/2017 : DECR : $499,000->$489,000
      School Dist: Fort Worth ISD
      Elementary School: De Zavala Middle School: Daggett High School: Paschal
      Housing Type: Single Detached Fireplace Type: Brick, Gas Starter
      Style of House: Craftsman Kitchen Equipment: Convection Oven, Cooktop – Gas, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Plumbed For Gas in Kitchen, Refrigerator, Vent Mechanism, Water Line to Refrigerator
      Lot Size/Acreage: Less Than .5 Acre (not Zero) Alarm/Security: Burglar, Fire/Smoke, Monitored, Pre-Wired, Smoke Detector, Wireless
      Lot Description: Interior Lot Flooring: Ceramic Tile, Marble, Wood
      Exterior Features: Covered Porch(es), Deck Heating/Cooling: Central Air-Elec, Central Heat-Gas
      Soil: Unknown Energy Efficiency:
      Construction: Siding Green Features:
      Foundation: Pier & Beam, Slab Green Certification:
      Roof: Composition Handicap Amenities:
      Type of Fence: Proposed Financing: Cash, Conventional
      Parking/Garage: Uncovered Possession: Closing/Funding
      Street/Utilities: City Sewer, City Water, Individual Gas Meter, Individual Water Meter, Sidewalk Showing: Centralized Showing Service
      Interior Features: Bay Windows, Built-in Wine Cooler, Cable TV Available, Decorative Lighting, High Speed Internet Available, Wainscoting, Window Coverings
      Restrictions: Architectural Easements: Utilities
      Property Description: Ideal Fairmount location!! Only three blocks south of Magnolia & north of Allen with no busy streets to cross. Craftsman woodwork and trim adds charm throughout the house. Historic features include original pocket doors, hardwood floors, front door, box beam ceilings, and fireplace. There is a spacious Master suite that has its own office and ensuite master bathroom with two sinks, separate shower and gorgeous tub. Enormous updated gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook, silestone countertops and stainless steel appliances. Small yard in the front and large back deck ideal for entertaining. Low lawn maintenance! A slow and steady three year renovation to bring this charmer back to glory. Don’t miss it!
      Public Driving Directions: From I-30E, take the Rosedale exit. Continue down Rosedale until you see S Adams St. Turn right on S. Adams, cross Magnolia Ave and home will be three blocks down, from Kent and Co. Wine Bar, on the right side.
      Private Remarks: There is a separate listing for the the home plus the vacant lot.

    • It appears that in an earlier listing they may have been bundled together. I did review these listings with an agent and as well as the actual listings which I have linked to and current pricing was correct at the time of posting. Here was the source-apparently dodgy for the 600K+ figure https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1626-S-Adams-St_Fort-Worth_TX_76104_M75763-09613. Appreciate you keeping us honest, Stacy.

      Eric Prokesh

  • This place is beautiful! I live on the 2100 block of Lipscomb and walk past this house every day when I take my kiddos to school. Wish we could afford to upgrade to this place, but I still adore our cozy foursquare. Fairmount is the most amazing neighborhood I’ve ever had the pleasure of living in, and hopefully I’ll be a lifer!