Iconic Monterey Colonial Architecture in River Park

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2708 River Forest Drive with its Monterey Colonial style is a memorable home for sure. (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Monterey Colonial architecture.  What is it and what’s it doing in one of Fort Worth’s most desirable gated communities, River Park?

Originally created when California was under Mexican rule in the mid 1800s, this unique style is characterized by hip roofs and a cantilever balcony that spans the front of the home.

Monterey Colonial Architecture — Cowtown Style

In 2006, Rob Sell, then of Village Homes, designed the home at 2708 River Forest Drive in the gated neighborhood of River Park in true Monterey Colonial manner.  The home has become the most iconic home in River Park due to the rarely seen front exterior design.

The River Park green space is adjacent to 2708 River Forest Dr. – allowing for great shade and privacy to the home and pool

Nestled among beautifully manicured trees, this 3,439-square-foot home of four bedrooms, three-and-one-half bathrooms is marries an old school floor plan design, unique architectural style, and a breathtaking oasis of serenity into one fantastic home!

The open kitchen has tons of counter space and an Aga duel fuel range

Not only is 2708 River Forest Drive beautiful on the outside, but on the inside as well.  Custom cabinetry fills the private study, true hardwood floors are throughout the first floor, and the back yard … wait for it …

River Park Oasis

When River Park was being developed in the early 2000s, many thought it was too far from Fort Worth “civilization.”  (I actually had buyers tell me that)  With the recent development of Clearfork and Riverhills phases I, II, and III along with shopping areas such as Waterside, the River Park neighborhood is now the hotspot for families of all sizes and ages who want a beautiful home, privacy, security and trees … real trees!

Taking advantage not only of the trees on the property, but being directly adjacent to the River Park neighborhood green space, is yet another benefit of 2708 River Forest.

Saltwater pool and spa with water feature, surrounded by lush landscape make the backyard a private retreat

A saltwater pool and spa with water features is perfectly placed among the trees and other greenery.  There is also a large covered patio which makes outdoor event even better.

Flexible Floor Plan

The floor plan was so popular when River Park was being built-out, it was constructed a total of seven times.  Each time the exterior was completely different — French, Tudor, Colonial, Italianate and more architectural styles were fashioned.

In all, the flexible home offers a private study, formal dining room, and upstairs landing/play area. The room over the garage is ideal for a guest suite, game room, or large fourth bedroom.

2708 River Forest Drive is for sale at $745,000 by the one-and-only Bow Tie Realtor in Fort Worth. Call 817.980.6636 for a private showing of this glorious property today!

Well that’s all from Tarrant County this week Dirty Readers.  Thanks for reading and following and sharing!  As always, if you have questions, comments or great ideas for a blog … hit me up!

Seth Fowler is a licensed Real Estate Sales Professional for Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth, TX.  Statements and opinions are his and his alone.  Seth has been involved with the home sales and real estate industry in the Fort Worth area since 2004.  He and his family have lived in the area for over 15  years.  Seth also loves bowties!  You can reach Seth at: 817.980.6636 or seth.fowler@williamstrew.com.



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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