A Tale of Two Houses: Tudor Receives Revival in Monticello

amazing revival house

Before-and-after photos don’t do it justice at 3771 W. 4th Street in Monticello.  (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

I have a great idea! HGTV should make a TV show where they take a total clunker of a home and turn it back to its original greatness … they could call it “Revival House” or something like that.  (Of course I would star in the show, too!)

The first episode would feature the home located at 3771 West 4th Street in the beautiful neighborhood of Monticello in Fort Worth.

When the Seller of this charming 1,520-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bathroom home first bought it, it was … well … shall we say politely … it was in need of a drastic revival!

So much vegetation was covering the exterior of 3771 West 4th Street when purchased

Enter At Your Own Risk

The exterior of the cottage was overgrown with ivy and vegetation where you could barely see the home.  Shrubs were out of control, trees needed removing — and that’s exactly what happened.

Dark green paint with some sort of faux stenciling…red plaster fireplace…icky

The interior of the home both cosmetically and under the surface were horrible!  The decor was a mixture of Santa Fe Eclectic (I made that style up) and Pack Rat Du Jour (I made that style up, too).  Rooms were lifeless, walls were dark, and there had to be something alive in the kitchen!

Yes, that is the same family room as seen above — light, bright, clean and crisp — original shiplap from 1930s was discovered.

After an extensive 12-plus month revival, 3771 West 4th Street isn’t even the same house!  The original schoolhouse plank hardwood floors were refinished, and added in the kitchen.  All walls were stripped of the plaster and goopy texture and original shiplap from the 1930s was discovered.

New plumbing was installed, electrical wiring and fixtures were brought up to code, and a completely new HVAC system was installed.

What’s That Cooking?

I don’t know if I would’ve recommended eating anything in the previous kitchen — unless you like to eat opossum or squirrel.

The kitchen was completely demolished and reconfigured to allow for an open feel that flows naturally into the dining area and family room.

talk about a revival

The new kitchen was taken to the studs, new schoolhouse plank hardwoods were added to match existing – and so much more!

The Revival Continues

There’s so much to tell you about the revival of this fantastic home situated in a highly desired neighborhood.  The rooms, the lights, the bathroom, the den, the newly created utility room — the list goes on and on — but you’re just going to have to see it in person.

Okay, I can’t resist just one more. Check out the backyard before the existing seller took over:

You think I’m joking with this photo, but stray animals LOVED this place I’m sure.

If there were a TV show called “Plant Hoarders” then this home would win the Emmy!  Not to worry.  Just like the exterior and interior, this yard was returned to a state where owners can relax and enjoy the home.

revival nothing - this was a resuscitate from the dead project

With the jungle removed, they found a wonderful patio, lawn, and 400-foot detached studio

This charming Tudor at 3371 West 4th Street is another listing by your favorite bowtie-wearing real estate sales professional in Fort Worth.  It is currently for sale at $435,000.  To see how amazing it looks in person, please call 817.980.6636 for a personal tour.

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.