Will Northern should know Magnolia Avenue. Northern Realty Group occupies offices at 1253 Magnolia, but that is about to change. As of October 1st, Northern Realty Group has merged with R J Williams and Company to form WNC, or Williams Northern Crain and will be looking for larger digs. The marriage is so recent that their web page is just that — one page.
Will has made something of a specialty of the Near Southside, so it comes as no surprise that a perfect third-floor pied a terre at 1455 Magnolia Avenue listing should fall into his lap.
Urban living couldn’t be sweeter or easier. You could easily leave your car in it’s assigned covered parking space and enjoy one of the most walkable areas of Fort Worth. In case you’ve been asleep for the past few years, Magnolia Avenue is home to some of the city’s best and most imaginative restaurants including Ellerbe’s, Lilli’s, Shinjuku Station, Cat City Grill, and Nona Tata-to name only a few. Truly hip, urban, and mixed-use, the first floor houses retail tenants including Salsa Limon, Panther City Vinyl, Tribe Alive, Magnolia Ave. Skate Shop, Wanderer, and Refuel.
The open floor is serene and simple. The 1,243-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-and-one-half-bath unit is mostly symmetrical with a wall of windows at one end overlooking Magnolia Ave. with a direct view of Northern’s beloved Benito’s, across the street. High ceilings in the living area, as well as the bedroom, contribute to a feeling of bright spaciousness. Rustic wide-plank floors running throughout provide a warm contrast to the bright white color scheme.
The kitchen area is defined by the floating island with an oversized sink. White lacquer cabinets are topped with gleaming quartz countertops with a waterfall effect at either end of the island. At center is a weighty professional-strength gas range.
The airy bedroom overlooks Magnolia Avenue as well. If all of this looks brand new, it’s because the building is only one year old — built in 2018.
The master bath is as sleek and stylish as the kitchen with the same combination of mod lacquer cabinets and quartz countertops. The bath is a full three-piece affair with a soaker tub and large shower stall sharing a gray tiled niche. There are twin sinks so this unit could function nicely for a young or old couple.
And there is a private balcony running the length of the apartment from which to take in the whole Magnolia scene below.
Real estate broker Will Northern is listing 1455 W. Magnolia Avenue, No. 303 for $329,000.
Eric Prokesh is an interior designer whose work has appeared on HGTV, and in books and publications including D Home, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, and House and Garden. In January 2005, HGTV named Eric one of the 50 tastemakers in America and D Home has included him as one of Dallas’ Best Designers for 10 years. Having lived most of his life in Dallas, he now calls Fort Worth home and is one of our experts on beautiful Fort Worth Dirt. His own home on historic Elizabeth Boulevard has been featured in 360 West and the premier issue of Paper City-Fort Worth.