Lock and Leave Townhouse Mere Steps From Magnolia Avenue

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I guess you know you’ve stumbled onto something good when a three-day-old listing goes under active contract while you’re writing it up. This townhouse at 1216 Fairmount Avenue certainly qualifies as a find — well priced and located three lots north of the lively Magnolia Avenue scene.

Built in 2004, its instant, urban, industrial loft-style townhome still sports a cool factor 16 years later. It is, in fact, one unit of a semidetached fourplex with no HOA. It has a solidity and air of security with the two upper levels seemingly protected by a formidable masonry wall on the ground floor. The entry is from Fairmount or the garage at back.

It’s 2,000-plus square feet of living is spread over three floors with garage and private bedroom and bath on the ground floor. Ascend to the second level and you land in the open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen. The polished concrete floors on this level gleam like finely honed marble.

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The living area is defined by a large gas log fireplace, with one of two balconies behind. Dining tucks in under a trio of clerestory windows. Adding to the spacious feel of this floor is a double-height section on one side, overlooked by the third floor. The kitchen is equipped with a gas range with an industrial-style hood and a walk-in pantry. To the left is a powder bath and a full-size laundry room.

The third floor is devoted to a master suite with a large bath with double sinks and a large shower stall, plus a cavernous closet of about 100 square feet.

Outside the master bedroom suite is a sizable open area, ideal for a television, or living area, a home office (you’ll be needing that for the next few weeks of coronavirus sequestration) or all of the above. A wall of windows frames the view at front.

The terrace handily accommodates a full suite of outdoor furniture and grill. Parking is at back with two spaces. And do I need to stress the convenience and livability of the location of this townhouse? The area gets a high 79 score for walkability and a 95 fore bikeabilty.

Heather Teams of LEAGUE Real Estate has priced 1206 Fairmount Avenue at $384,900.00


Eric Prokesh

Eric Prokesh is an interior designer whose work has appeared on HGTV, in books and publications including DHome, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, and House and Garden. In January 2005, HG named Eric one of the 50 tastemakers in America and DHome 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.

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