Have you noticed that many Christmas-themed movies or TV shows always feature a traditional, Colonial Revival home for the holidays? Why is that?
Maybe I have been forced to watch too many Hallmark Channel specials over the past few weeks, but it certainly seems that the home style of choice for holiday movies is the Colonial Revival home.
From architecturaldesigns.com: “Colonial Revival house plans are typically two- to three-story home designs with symmetrical facades and gable roofs. Pillars and columns are common, often expressed in temple-like entrances with porticos topped by pediments. Multi-pane, double-hung windows with shutters, dormers, and paneled doors with sidelights topped with rectangular transoms or fanlights help dress up the exteriors which are generally wood or brick. Additional common features include center entry-hall floor plan, fireplaces, and simple, classical detailing.”
There seems to be something inside all of us that yearns for traditional architecture, and that’s exactly what this home offers.
From the symmetrical pattern of windows and shutters to the time-tested layout of the floor plan, this is home will make you want to put on a little Bing Crosby, sit by the fireplace, and drink hot chocolate.
Traditional With A Twist
While the home was originally constructed in 1936, new additions and updates have been made to make 2012 Hawthorne flexible for today’s buyers. The ever important open kitchen and open concept floor plan takes shape with a large family room that overlooks the motor court and pool.
There is also a detached, air-conditioned room over the garage that is currently an exercise studio, and could easily be utilized as a guest suite.
When St. Nick Visits
Finally, I’m sure milk and cookies are still a staple of St. Nick’s diet, but when coming to 2012 Hawthorne, he should probably aim a little higher. This home features an upstairs walk-in wine cellar that even the Jolly Old Fella would envy.
If it’s traditional architecture in the cozy neighborhood of Berkeley Place in Fort Worth, with a fantastic layout, finishes, and wine cellar, look no further than 2012 Hawthorne Avenue … act now and maybe you can be all moved-in before Kris Kringle visits!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.