A. Quincy JonesA. Quincy Jones’ architectural masterpiece at 4167 Charron Lane is likely Fort Worth’s most beautiful and storied orphan. Houses by the venerated modernist architect are so sought after in his native Los Angles, that they are snapped up by the rich and famous as soon as they hit the market. Jennifer Aniston paid $22 million for hers. Courtney Cox lives in one. Seasoned star flipper, Ellen Degeneres banked 15 million dollars, selling her A. Quincy Jones-designed house, to Napster founder Sean Parker for a staggering 55 million dollars, after holding it for less than one year .

A. Quincy Jones

Mrs. Alfred Steele (Joan Crawford) in her William Haines decorated Manhattan Apartment. Feud fans will notice her signature plastic slip covers.

Back in Fort Worth, this A. Quincy Jones gem has enjoyed a glamorous past and faced an uncertain future. Built in 1953 by oil man Andrew Fuller, who had ties to Los Angeles, the home once hosted Hollywood luminaries like Jimmy Stewart and Joan Crawford. Joan would have felt perfectly comfortable here with an interior executed by her own designer and friend, Billy Haines, whose career she helped launch. Amon Carter III, son of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram publisher and grandson of the legendary mayor, also lived here.

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.Sarita Dr. Overton Park

Overton Park is the neighborhood you wished you had grown up in. Smartly dressed residents walk dogs and take exercise in a central park, which follows one of the creeks that snake through the area. Rolling hills clad with mature live oaks add to the feeling of serene security. Another bonus is access to desirable Tanglewood schools.

Nicely placed atop one of Overton’s hills is  4109 Sarita Drive which has been tended and improved over the 30 year stewardship of its second owner. Begin with the exterior. The new roof is clad steel shingle which sailed  through the vicious, Saint Patrick’s day hail storm undamaged. That improvement knocked $900 off of annual insurance payments and noticeably reduced utility bills.  Double glazed windows have been added for additional gains in energy efficiency

Sarita Dr. Overton Park

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