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.