No Doubt, Jackie O. Would Love Thomas Place Home

1512 Thomas Place is blocks from Rivercrest Country Club

If homes could talk, 1512 Thomas Place would have lots to share! (Photos: Trey Freeze Media)

If you like reading about homes with an interesting history, this traditional in Rivercrest at 1512 Thomas Place is the home for you!

As one story goes, the original owners of this beautiful 4,192-square-foot home just blocks from Rivercrest Country Club closed on the home November 23, 1963 … let that date soak in for a few seconds. Just one day prior, on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald (allegedly).

A charming private courtyard with reclaimed Chicago brick in herringbone pattern and water feature from Italy greet you as you enter 1512 Thomas Place in Fort Worth.

Ari’s Doors

Another story or feature of this magnificent home that is surrounded by mature trees and lush vegetation has to do with doors in the cozy family room/ pool room.  The current owner of the home found an eye-catching door in New York that happened to be from a condominium previously owned by Aristotle Onasis.  (For those non-Boomers, Jackie Kennedy became Jackie Onasis when she married the Greek shipping magnate in 1968.)

Take a look at that door. The man who once owned that was married to Jackie O. and owned a bunch of ships … which do you think he enjoyed more?

Did Jackie O. Rinse Toothbrush Then Paste or Paste Then Rinse Brush?

Finally a third story about 1512 Thomas Place and the former First Lady … the sink in one of the secondary bathrooms is an actual sink from Jackie O.’s NYC flat during her twilight years!  (I know I’m prone to exaggerate from time-to-time, but I am not making this stuff up!)

1512 Thomas Place is full of history and stories

The sink in this bathroom was once used by Jackie Onasis! (Bowtie Realtors don’t lie!)

All of these historical items were discovered and integrated into the home by the existing owners during an extensive remodel project in 2010.  In fact this home is filled with various reclaimed vintage items that all have a story to share.

More Salvage Stories & Inspiration

The pilasters in the formal dining room and sitting room were found in New York City.  The fireplace mantel was uncovered in a quaint salvage store.  The stair railing came from an estate in France.  Throughout the home are vintage wood beams that were reclaimed from old barns and buildings by Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Many items such as the wood beams and fireplace mantle were reclaimed for 1512 Thomas Place.

Although not a salvage project, when overhauling the kitchen, the owner used the television set/kitchen of Chef Ina Garten (The Barefoot Contessa) as inspiration for the layout — and what a kitchen layout it is!

The kitchen of 1512 Thomas Place was inspired by The Barefoot Contessa (the stainless plate on island is a built-in blender!)

The All-You-Can-Drink Faucet?

Probably the most amazing article in the entire home is found in the bar sink in the kitchen.  Instead of tap water running from the faucet, one handle turns on purified water (eh, whatever) and the other handle turns on sparkling water!  How cool is that.  You can have you own personal Topo Chico Agua Mineral faucet anytime you desire!

As I am prone to do when I find exciting homes to write about, I could go on and on, but you’re just going to have to check out 1512 Thomas Place for yourself.  Who knows, maybe you’ll discover more stories about other features in the home that aren’t fit for print!

1512 Thomas Place offers quite a lot

I didn’t even get a chance to write about the pool, entertaining floor plan, covered outdoor patio, master suite, California closets in master bathroom and so much more…just check it out for yourself

1512 Thomas Place is listed for $1.475 million by Amy Biggs of Williams Trew Real Estate.

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@williamstrew.com.

9 Comment

  • This picturesque mid-century cape has lots to love; however, when stepping outside in my hostess gown after a glass or two of Manischewitz, I might forget the proximity of the house to the pool!

  • An absolutely beautiful view, however, could definitely cause a few difficulties swinging the door open straight into the pool! Although it could be quite comical for others, difficult for some, entertaining for others. Nonetheless, I think I would have to have a little some space there.

    • mm

      I don’t think the Sellers have ever had that–there is actually more space than you think–and I did not have enough space to show more photos of covered entertaining area as well as some lawn space…but you always want to be careful when opening doors close to pools! Thanks for reading, following and commenting. Seth

  • mm

    Fun read Seth! Thanks for sharing the scoop on this Jackie O. inspired gem!

    • mm

      Thanks for reading, commenting and posting Amy – always love my Dirty Readers! Let me know if you have any ideas of stories you’d like to read about in the future – I’m here to listen. Seth

  • I too love this place.

  • Another great house with a very neat background story. Keep them coming Seth.