This home in the Fort Worth culture center has quite a few “wish list” features – most importantly, a price tag you can actually work with, especially as those holiday gift bills stack up on your granite counter top.

This home in the Fort Worth culture center has quite a few “wish list” features – most importantly, a price tag you can actually work with, especially as those holiday gift bills stack up on your granite countertop.

Selling point No. 1 – It has a cool address. It’s not exactly Madison Avenue, but it is Mattison Avenue, and, hey, that’s close enough, right?

Selling point No. 2 – Four bedrooms for $4,000? You can’t beat that.

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American Craftsman

Breanna and Matt King didn’t realize they were urban pioneers. They just know what they want, and they go for it. So 10 years ago, when they saw this classic American Craftsman in Arlington Heights at 1841 Hillcrest Street, they took a leap of faith. They knew this was a diamond in the rough.

Rough may be putting it mildly. The exterior was all painted the same muddy white, so none of the craftsman detail showed up. The previous owners were smokers, which brought a whole raft of problems. Popcorn ceilings and fabric walls completed the picture.

“My dad begged us not to buy this house,” Breanna said. “But we had a vision!”American Craftsman

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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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Madeline Place

I would love to color my beard Kris Kringle white and award a house to a deserving tike. Short of that, Fort Worth Friday can offer the next best thing to a Christmas gift-a 2100 square foot charmer with a choice west side location, selling below appraised value. In the heart of the Cultural District, on 1320 Madeline Place, the three-bedroom, two-bath bungalow is a true survivor, celebrating its centenary next year.

Some might find the adjacent condominium complex, stretching over two lots, a negative, but I regard it as a useful buffer to busy Camp Bowie to the south. Museums are an agreeable walk from the property. And this cutie has curb appeal in spades. Wood steps lead to a welcoming front porch varnished to a glass-like sheen.

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If convenient, lock-and-leave living, a choice West Side location, and an affordable price top your list of must haves, you should definitely take a look at a new listing at 716 Arch Adams Lane. Location? Off 7th Street and within easy walking distance of the museums and 7th Street restaurants and clubs. The street is easy to miss, and that’s a good thing. Though near the heart of so much action, Arch Adams Lane is surprisingly quiet and tranquil. The street front entrance is the garage. The front door is accessed down a private path behind. The design recalls an urban loft conversion with industrial style windows and rusty iron canopies sheltering the entrance. Though the building looks freshly minted, the project was completed in 2004. That has given thoughtfully planned landscaping time to grow and fill in.

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