Meadowbrook Hills

The listing describes 5909 Monterrey Lane as a hidden gem — a characterization that perfectly epitomizes the relatively unknown Meadowbrook Hills addition in general.

Not that Meadowbrook Hills is a new neighborhood. Developed in 1951, it is embellished with large trees and midcentury houses on large lots. Located east of town, the addition lies just inside of Loop 820. Established Fort Worthers have looked askance at the location as out of the way and inconvenient but it is nearer to town than many new western additions. And the average per square foot price of about $100 makes the area tempting and is enticing buyers on the hunt for value.

Meadowbrook Hills

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Forest Park

Older, established neighborhoods and affordable housing are rarely uttered in the same sentence these days. Is this a starter home? An investment opportunity? Buy and hold for your TCU student children? With its choice location and appreciation potential, this sweet 1,200-square-foot cottage ticks many boxes. Prospective buyers shouldn’t hesitate. This listing has been live for one hour as I write this, and listings in this area don’t linger for long on the market.

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Sheer Bliss

Last week, Fort Worth Friday honored historic old Fort Worth. This week we go new. New as in a listing barely eight hours old in a development less than three years old. T

he gated community of River Heights is part of the ever westward push of this city-think The Shops at Clearfork, Waterside mostly, ever evolving pieces of Edwards Ranch-an entity older than the city of Fort Worth itself and yet, a continuing dynamic shaper of its future.

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College Avenue

The Sandidge-Walker House at 2420 College Avenue was built by cattleman George Sandidge, who only lived in it for four years. Legendary Will Rogers was a frequent guest. The next owner was Dr. Gussie Walker, who had served as Fort Worth’s City Health Officer. In 1954 it became the rectory for the nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church, from whom the present owners purchased it. In 1986 it was added to the long list of Texas Historic Landmarks.

“It wasn’t in great shape when we bought it,” owner Judy Robinson tells me. “Repairs and electrical work weren’t professionally done. Work was mostly done by church volunteers,” she explains. Owners Steve and Judy Robinson completely rewired the structure in 1996.

College Avenue

The Sandige-Walker House in Ryan Place is on the list of Texas Historic Landmarks.

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Boat House Road

In the three years I have been writing for CandysDirt.com, I haven’t really done lakefront. Perhaps the torpor induced by the heat of another July in Texas drove me to water, in search of refreshment of the spirit. Eagle Mountain Lake, with its surrounding hills, is one of the more attractive and authentic looking man-made area lakes. It seems to get knocked about by the occasional tornado from time to time — as recently as June 19th of this year. In late May of 2011 the lakefront drive — Boat Club Road — suffered some minor damage. Built four years before, in 2007, 9931 Boat Club Road seems to have come through insolently unscathed.

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Bent Elm Lane

Another Riverhill stunner that gets it right, this one at 4020 Bent Elm is elegant without being bombastic. Why have we come to expect that from new construction? This lovely brick home, built in 2015 clocks in at a manageable 3,748 square feet.

In fact the entry is best described modest and restrained. Still, quality is immediately evident. Custom scraped hardwoods, fine doors and custom millwork give the house a classic, custom look. To the right, behind French doors, is a charming study with Williamsburg Blue paneled walls and a beamed ceiling.

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Alton Road

Located in Colonial Hills with views of TCU, 2924 Alton Road demonstrates that new construction need not necessarily mean sacrificing charm and character. With a nice setback from the street and appealing landscaping, the house is approached from a circular drive that leads to a graceful flight of brick stairs.

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West 6th Street

Want to downsize without forfeiting style? A great new listing in the heart of the Cultural District at 3759 West 6th Street may be the perfect solution for you.

Attractive hardscape and manicured lawn form the perfect setting for the charming 1,543-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath bungalow. The tidy, well-mannered façade however, doesn’t prepare the visitor for the scale and luxury inside.

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