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…)

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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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3344 Hamilton Avenue with an inviting front porch in LoMo (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Did you know that homes with a front porch outsell homes without a front porch? It’s true.  Surf the internet and you will find tons of articles about the value a front porch brings to a home. There is just something welcoming about a beautifully designed and furnished front porch that makes you feel at home and at ease. What goes hand-in-hand with a front porch?  A neighborhood where people can get out and walk around and get to know their community and neighbors.

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3524 Dorothy Lane North faces Monticello Park in quiet neighborhood. Photos: Trey Freeze Media

Location , location, location.  Probably one of the more overused phrases when it comes to real estate.

However annoying that phrase is, there is a lot of truth to it.

Think about it…

A vegan wouldn’t want to own a home next to a slaughter house.

A nudist wouldn’t want to live in the garment district.

A family with young children wouldn’t want to live where there is no yard.

The yard of a home is often one of the more important features when putting together the “must have” list before searching for the right place.  Countless times prospective buyers have rejected a home based solely on the yard or proximity to area to be outdoors.

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3908 Monticello

Unhappily, Monticello is one of the few Fort Worth neighborhoods where tear downs happen more than we would like. Still, one often encounters the odd 1990’s vintage “Junior League Georgian” looming like a giant over quaint originals.

Such as 3908 Monticello, which epitomizes everything we love about about this west side enclave. This 1933 Tudor charmer is a sweet survivor sandwiched between two newer builds. Never mind that. She is gently loved and judiciously revamped, and every effort has been made to beautify and respect the period of the house while carving out every square inch of living space.

A charming brick walkway winds towards the arched front door. The peaked roof, garnished by comely variegated slate completes the curb appealing impression. You just want to head inside… (more…)

408 Virginia Place

What tempts one to stop and take a closer look? A pleasingly proportioned door frame encasing handsome iron doors? Lovely, soft pink brick walls supporting espaliered elaeagnus, carelessly festooned with strands of fig ivy? A deep setback defined by symmetrical hardscape? This beauty at 408 Virginia Place in choice Monticello has all of this, and yet its discreet, timeless profile arouses suspicion that much more may lie concealed beyond the courtyard gates.

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