Dorothy Lane

Quite the find — that’s what I would call this precious 1945 cottage at 3517 Dorothy Lane. Not only does it have a choice Monticello location right across from Monticello Park, but it is definitely priced to move, at nearly 20 percent below the average square foot Monticello average.

The listing treats this enchanting charmer as a near fixer-upper. Admittedly the kitchen and baths would benefit from a redo but the rest of the residence has a near picture-perfect pristine aura. Attractive stone hardscape leads to the front entry.

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Dorothy Lane

Since I am taking a much needed break in New York, why not write about a Fort Worth listing worthy of the New York Times real estate pages? Well-located, well-priced, and well-appointed 3401 Dorothy Lane has it all. Located across Monticello Park off of White Settlement Road (not to worry, as it’s quiet as a tomb inside) this 1952 Monticello home is the real deal with midcentury design and luxurious finish out.

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Greenland Hills is full of such adorable 30’s-built Tudors that you could eat them like gingerbread and this M Street corner lot at 5203 Monticello Ave listed for $619,000 by Lou Alpert of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is no exception. This two-bedroom, two-bath is a well-built classic Tudor with 1,739-square-feet that has been updated to feature an open kitchen, professionally-landscaped yard, and top-of-the-line appliances. Take a look at the delicious details of this great home after the jump. (more…)

The U.S. Census Bureau says that more people are moving to Texas than any other state. Tracking population from 2016 to 2017, they found San Antonio to be the most populous with a population now of 1.5 million.

But guess what city was next in population growth in this state? Fort Worth.Other cities experiencing population gains, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, last year were Phoenix, Arizona, (24,000 population growth in 2017), Dallas, Texas, (18,900), Fort Worth, Texas, (18,700), Los Angeles (18,600) and  Seattle, Washington, (17,500). Look at that: nearly the same amount of people moved to Fort Worth as Dalla, just 200 shy. Fort Worth has now kicked out Indianapolis as the 15th most populous U.S. city. There is just so much to love about Fort Worth!

And there is so much to love about Monticello. Apart from its desirable west side location, near museums and minutes from town, there is a real sense of community evident in the frequently frequented Monticello Park at its northern edge.  On the downside, Monticello is one of the few neighborhoods in Fort Worth that has caught the Dallas disease Chronic Teardownitus. Some of the new builds are good neighbors and make an effort to respect their elders but one does encounter the occasional “Junior League Georgian”.

Virginia Place is one of the plum avenues in this desirable neighborhood, with its deep lots and mature trees. And the 1943 vintage Tudor at 106 Virginia Place embodies the best Monticello has to offer. The residence exudes charm and curb appeal from the brick inlayed driveway and winding walkway leading to the discreet front door, to the artfully asymmetrical, but balanced façade. (more…)

Ever on the lookout for a new build we can love, I stumbled onto a Monticello gem of a listing at 3710 West 6th Street that has timeless appeal in a perfect west side location. The style isn’t just traditional, it’s Texas Mediterranean vernacular that, at first glance, you might mistake for a 1920s’ era construction which happily blends with it’s older neighbors. The façade is rich in thoughtful architectural details like the symmetrically disposed windows, arches, and mirror curved peaks in the center. (more…)

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!

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6223 Monticello Avenue is listed for $532,000 by Judy Sessions and Claire Sessions Bailey of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

Within hours of this Monticello beauty hitting the market, I started typing it up for my Friday Five Hundred. The M Streets cutie couldn’t be more darling if it tried! It sits on a coveted block of Monticello Ave with curb appeal for days, and offers a mature lot with landscaped trees and flowerbeds, plus an eye-catching red door for goodness sakes! Classic Southern charm gets me every time. It’s currently listed for $532,000 by Judy Sessions and Claire Sessions Bailey of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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It’s true, love is certainly in the air this February! Call us corny, but our hearts truly did skip a beat the moment we first laid eyes on 5242 Monticello Avenue, a charming M Streets Tudor in coveted Greenland Hills.
 
Just in time to fall in love this Valentine’s Day, this three-bed, two-and-a-half-bath home hit the market just a few days ago and it is nothing short of swoon worthy. 

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