urban views from many rooms in home

Sitting high on Overton Terrace Court allows for picturesque views. (photos: Norman and Young Photography)

How important are views when considering a home?  For some, it’s not a big deal.  They wouldn’t spend more or less on a home based on what can be seen out the window.  For others the views are high on the “must have” list when searching for a home.

If you are looking for a home of 4,250 square feet with five bedrooms, centrally located to just about everything in Fort Worth, complete with serene views from many rooms in the home, then you must check out 4501 Overton Terrace Court.

Must Have Windows

Of course in order to see the views the home must have plenty of large windows in the right places.

Huge windows allow for great views both inside and outside the home.

Not only do great windows allow for great views, they also bring in plenty of natural light and beauty to the home.

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5535 El Campo is a beautifully updated modern with a convenient Westside location.

In spite of what some readers may have inferred from the bulk of my posts, I don’t have a bias against modernism. It’s just that it can be oh so serious, or worse, oh so silly. Or cold.

A 1976 build at 5535 El Campo has everything we love about modern domestic architecture — a sleek profile composed of balanced modules, free of superfluous ornament, with clean, sun-drenched, pleasingly proportioned interior spaces.

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Home previously owned by Speaker Jim Wright and his wife Betty

Colonnaded gable front & two wings at 4767 Overton Woods Drive (photos: JA2 Photo)

A home of former United States Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jim Wright, has recently become available for sale in the Overton Woods neighborhood of Fort Worth.

The Overton Woods Neighborhood is a highly desirable neighborhood tucked between the Trinity River and Riverhills.  The area is filled with many large trees that not only cover yards, but streets as well.  Homes in Overton Woods date from the 1980s to present day.  The area is  minutes from TCU, the Trinity Trails, and downtown Fort Worth.

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Montserrat

Almost exactly one year ago we featured the Monserrat manse at 9517 Bella Terra, across the street from the for-sale Selena Gomez compound. That over 9,000-square-foot spread sold for $2.299 million, boding well for the sale of the larger Gomez estate.

However, if a mere five bedrooms won’t suffice and you need to park more than six cars, you might want to have a look another new listing at nearby 4657 Benavente Court. The roofline, with its many gables and turrets, resembles a mini city skyline.

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9212 Heron Drive – Oasis on the Lake (photos: Shoot2Sell)

Did you know that Fort Worth had high-end lake front property just 11 miles from the center of downtown Fort Worth?  Me neither.  I’ve lived in Cowtown for almost 15 years and I never knew that.  I’ve certainly driven on Highway 820 North and crossed Lake Worth, but never realized what a fabulous destination it was for homes.  I guess I should get out more!

Warm & inviting, tranquil surroundings all in Tarrant County

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Ah, where are the builders today, capable of packing a world of civilized charm into a mere 1810 square feet? The charm offensive at 4501 El Campo starts at the curb, beginning with the perfectly plumb, artisan stone wall containing hidden sculpted faces and fossils, protectively ringing the 1929 Arlington Heights two Bedroom one and a half bath cottage on the hill. (more…)