It’s not easy to do. It takes time, patience, money, and certainly skill. I’m not talking about negotiating the government shutdown stalemate, I’m talking about perfectly mingling new materials and construction into an older home. What did you think I was talking about?
Think about it — most contractors want to simply tear down an older home and not mess with the hassle and painstaking fuss that comes with reviving it.
It’s also a tedious job, as many sizes of doors, windows, bathrooms and certainly closets were not up to the standard of savvy 2019 buyers.
When it’s done correctly, it’s a thing of beauty.
History of 2308 Winton Terrace West
Designed by local Fort Worth architect James C. Teague, the home was built for a family that never even lived at the residence. It was sold in September 1929 and then just over a month later, the new owner, W.C. Guthrie sold it to William and Mattie Hanger. While Mr. and Mrs. Hanger have both passed, the Hanger name still lives on in Cowtown with the law firm of Cantey Hanger. (There’s your Fort Worth history lesson for today.)
As you enter this spectacular home of 7,281 square feet, you immediately can tell the home has been well taken care of. The updates that have occurred since its creation seamlessly fall in line with the vintage windows, doors, hardware, and other relics.
In the front living room, the windows must be the original windows. They appear to be leaded glass with a family crest inserted into the glass. Windows like those aren’t made like that anymore.
A True Man Cave
I doubt the original owner of 2308 Winton Terrace West ever envisioned a man cave in the walk-out basement of the home, but it’s the perfect spot.
Who doesn’t need a full-sized bar, lounge, and place to watch TV? And for the person who has everything, why not a golf simulator! Imagine all your friends lining up at the back door to partake in this man cave!
Outdoor Living in The Heart of Cowtown
If you are familiar with the Park Hill neighborhood of Fort Worth, you will know that it is literally in the heart of the city. Nestled just beyond the world-famous Fort Worth Zoo and just before you arrive at TCU, the neighborhood is filled with winding streets and graced with mature trees and tremendous views for miles and miles.
This gorgeous Spanish Revival at 2308 Winton Terrace West is built to take advantage of these scenic views. You can see beautiful foliage and vistas from every room at the rear of the home. From the second floor of this five-bedroom, five-and-two-half-bath home is a small stairway leading to a fourth-floor crows nest that makes the perfect reading room with panoramic views.
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 17 years. Seth also loves bowties! You can reach Seth at: 817.980.6636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking for a Real Estate Sherpa to help you buy or sell … give Seth a call!