Calmont Avenue

An enclave of Fort Worth known for its safety and friendliness, Ridgelea Hills has become more and more attractive to buyers looking for mature trees and stellar family homes. This sweet midcentury ranch is the perfect intersection of these two desires, as the home not only retains much of its traditional ranch charm, but has updates that put a fresh spin on its style. 

Ridglea Hills also benefits from a stellar west side location — just south of Interstate 30 and north of Camp Bowie Blvd. — so this neighborhood has excellent accessibility for commuters. Plus, there’s great shopping on Camp Bowie, tons of great nearby restaurants, and the historic Ridglea Theater for those who enjoy live music.

So if you’re looking for a great midcentury ranch in Ridglea Hills, but have a bit of a tight budget, this gem on Calmont Ave. could be just the thing.

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Shady Oaks Drive Westover Hills

 

Betimes a bitter sweet experience, to walk a house before it goes on the market, before it has been carefully staged, while vibrations of the past owners are still strong and a devotedly maintained decor conjures up an earlier era and affords an  unusual opportunity to sift through experiments in decoration past-some timeless, some not. Such wistful musings might, perhaps, describe a tour of  1512 Shady Oaks Lane in Westover Hills. (more…)

Art House Entry

 

With inventory limited to a handful of available residences, in oh so happening So 7, No. 3403 at 2608 Museum Way, part of the trendy Art House development, probably won’t be long on the market. (more…)

4500 hildring ext

by Eric Prokesh

Talk about move in ready! This 1958 Westcliff gem at 4500 Hildring Drive has been completely revamped and revitalized by its architect owner for comfortable contemporary living, ideal for a young family with its access to top-notch Tanglewood schools.

Occupying a generous 1/3 acre lot, with an attractive set-back among mature foliage, this charmer exudes curb appeal. The upgrade of cedar garage doors and supporting elements add force to the facade. And oh the hardwood floors — delicious!

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2209 Hurley Ave FW ext

by Eric Prokesh

Talk to any agent these days and be prepared to listen to complaints about low inventory. That appears to go double for historic Fairmount, with its period charm, its proximity to the trendy restaurants and bars of Magnolia, and millions in city funds committed to rejuvenate the South Side.

Better move fast: this 2125 square foot, 4 bedroom, 2 full bath, craftsman bungalow at 2209 Hurley has all of the curb appeal and allure fans of Fairmount crave, and, owing to thoughtful updates, all of the amenities for modern living. The home is a hefty 2125 square feet on a .16 acre treed lot. Could you find a more welcoming front porch?

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309 Hazelwood Front

This home is absolutely KILLING ME. Why does it have to be so dang perfect? UGH. It’s like the seller said to themselves, “Hey, I know we’ve got this amazing midcentury modern in one of the best neighborhoods in all of Fort Worth, but let’s go ahead and put in a family room and kitchen with floor-to-ceiling windows that will make every person who ever lived weak in the knees, and then let’s put the hardwood floors on the diagonal because there’s just not enough chicness and character in here.”

Seriously. Dying.

You’ll know what I’m talking about once you see the rest of the photos of this amazing 1955 home inside the haute Rivercrest subdivision.

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5320 Quail Run A

When I was a kid, I really wanted a treehouse. I dreamed of a hidden place in the treetops where I could read books and draw, away from my worries. I badgered and begged to no avail, and to this day, treehouses are objects of fascination for me.

Today’s Fort Worth Friday satisfies that part of me wants a grown-up treehouse. The house a 5320 Quail Run Street is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in west Fort Worth near River Crest Country Club. With two decks, high ceilings, and oversized windows looking onto nearly one acre of trees, bushes, and a creek, it feels like a secluded spot away from the busy world.

This two-story beauty is certainly more sophisticated than any treehouse, however. It was built in 1961 and has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 3,515 square feet. Stone and natural materials are incorporated into the contemporary design in a truly unusual way, and the lush landscaping and shady walkways make the property a haven. It is listed by Joan Trew at WilliamsTrew for $749,900.

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