Opportunity is Knocking With This 1950s Time Warp on Simondale Drive

Simondale Drive is one of the more desired streets in Cowtown.

Can you hear opportunity knocking at 2916 Simondale Drive, an all-American house on a desirable Cowtown street? (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

If you know Old Fort Worth, then you know Simondale Drive. Located near Colonial Country Club and TCU, this elegant street is one of the foremost streets for elegant homes in all of Cowtown.

The walk-out basement at 2916 Simondale Drive has wrap-around bar, mural of dogs imbibing on libations, and access to pool and amazing views

It’s not just proximity to so many private and privileged areas that makes Simondale Drive sought after.  It’s the way the curvilinear street, lined with mature trees and distant views, embraces the homes that comprise a row of “Who’s Who” of Fort Worth hierarchy.

One of the many perks of living on Simondale Drive is the close proximity to Colonial Country Club … trust me, they serve great breakfast!

What’s So Great About Simondale Drive?

It is not uncommon for a home to be purchased in the high six-or-seven figures, only to be scraped and a new home worth millions replaces it.  This is a street that cannot be duplicated or equaled — no matter what these hotshot suburbia developers spew.

Hear the roar of the crowd from your front porch

2916 Simondale Drive is right of home with solar panels … not bad proximity from TCU Stadium.

To own a home on Simondale Drive is like owning tickets to The Masters golf tournament … difficult to obtain, rarely relinquished, coveted by many.

That knock, knock, knocking sound you hear is the sounds of opportunity at 2916 Simondale Drive. Pay close attention, because if you miss the sound, you might be waiting around for a very long time.

More Than a Home at 2916 Simondale Drive:

Vintage wall paper is hip and happening these days!

It’s called “Vintage Decor” … the staircase leading to walk-out basement, bar and pool.

Built in 1954, the home at 2916 Simondale Drive is situated on just over one-half an acre … but what a property! Describing the views and expansive lower backyard is like licking a lollipop and expecting to understand what real fruit tastes like – you have to experience the original to fully grasp.

Inside the home, let’s call the style an “all-American traditional,” are four bedrooms, three-and-one-half bathrooms, and myriad other rooms — and this is the opportunity.

An instant classic

The artwork behind the curved bar in the walk-out basement…you simply can’t replicate this anymore

An Opportunity House

Does the home need updating?  Of course it does.  Would it be possible to return this home to its heyday and splendor?  Absolutely.  I call this an “opportunity house.”

If you want live on Simondale Drive it’s going to cost you.  This home is listed at $1.1 million and will need a few shekels for updating.  However, once the renovation has taken place, the value will be through the roof.  As the great Rob Sell once told me, “They ain’t making more land in Cowtown.”

Pool, guest house, beautiful views … all part of living on Simondale Drive.

What are you waiting for?  Go and check out this home and see what opportunity is there for you to be on a classic street and unbeatable location.

2916 Simondale Drive is listed by Pam Ball of Williams Trew Real Estate for $1.1. million.  The home is available and ready for sale.

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 15 years.  Also, Seth loves bow ties.  You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or seth.fowler@williamstrew.com.