Before-and-After Crestwood Home Creates a New Style

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Fancy Warehouse - new style?
This home has barrier-breaking architecture, says Seth Fowler. (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

I love writing about before-and-after transformations in Tarrant County Tuesday.

Some of the time the before photos showcase areas that were downright nasty and in need of major updating. Other times the home is simply dated or has a cacophony of styles that caused the home to sit on the market for a lengthy period of time or sell for less than asking.

And 304 Crestwood Drive is such a home.  When the current owners purchased the home in 2016 it had various aspects of modern or contemporary styles along with some 1980s Miami South Beach flair.  While those styles are trendy, the home sat on the market for nearly 200 days in 2016 — a year where most homes flew off the market.

A New Style?

Originally built in 2008, this five-bedroom and five-bathroom home of 4,269 square feet that is carved into the side of a hill in my favorite neighborhood, Crestwood.  The smooth stucco exterior definitely leans toward the modern style.

Notice how the home is built gently into the topography of the Crestwood neighborhood

After an extensive nearly two-year remodel project of moving walls, plumbing, and electrical, the home has a new style…I’m calling it “Fancy Warehouse.”  (Actually Ron Carter who did all the remodel work coined the phrase. I borrowed it from him.)

That name perfectly identifies this home.  “Fancy Warehouse” style combines modern, eclectic, industrial, and just flat out cool.  Sometimes photos explain better than words.

Old Living

New Living

Concrete floors were stained and polished and a hallway was removed to add more volume to this area.

Old Kitchen

New Kitchen

The kitchen incorporates all sorts of materials — metal, stainless steel, soapstone — notice the exposed air ducts instead of the sheetrock of the original kitchen.


Old Master Bathroom

Nothing says, ’80s ick like glass brick.

New Master Bathroom

Fancy Warehouse style is right
This exposed brick is a theme throughout the home – giving that warehouse look-and-feel.
Concrete sinks came from Greece

  The Cool Factor

This garage door in the kitchen has a working door to access pool.
The opening from living to kitchen – totally Fancy Warehouse style. How many homes have steel beams and a Walk/Don’t Walk street crossing sign in it!

This Fancy Warehouse is definitely a home worth seeing.  The home is filled with unique materials and pieces, like a barn door from the Texas State Fair and a door to a secondary bathroom reclaimed from a law office in Chicago.

This luxurious Fancy Warehouse at 304 Crestwood Drive is listed by the power couple of Ted and Ida Duwe-Olsen of Williams Trew Real Estate for $1.65 million.

Well, that’s all we have from this week’s  Tarrant County Tuesday, Dirty Readers.  Thanks for reading and following and sharing! As always, if you have questions, comments or great ideas for a post … 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 bow ties!  You can reach Seth at: 817.980.6636 or  If you are looking for a Real Estate Sherpa to help you buy or sell … give Seth a call!


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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