Magnolia

Will Northern should know Magnolia Avenue. Northern Realty Group occupies offices at 1253 Magnolia, but that is about to change. As of October 1st, Northern Realty Group has merged with R J Williams and Company to form WNC, or Williams Northern Crain and will be looking for larger digs. The marriage is so recent that their web page is just that  — one page.

Will has made something of a specialty of the Near Southside, so it comes as no surprise that a perfect third-floor pied a terre at 1455 Magnolia Avenue listing should fall into his lap.

Urban living couldn’t be sweeter or easier. You could easily leave your car in it’s assigned covered parking space and enjoy one of the most walkable areas of Fort Worth. In case you’ve been asleep for the past few years, Magnolia Avenue is home to some of the city’s best and most imaginative restaurants including Ellerbe’s, Lilli’s, Shinjuku Station, Cat City Grill, and Nona Tata-to name only a few. Truly hip, urban, and mixed-use, the first floor houses retail tenants including Salsa Limon, Panther City Vinyl, Tribe Alive, Magnolia Ave. Skate Shop, Wanderer, and Refuel.

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Linwood

Seems I have to search for properties that aren’t even quite built yet to outrun the nimble Seth Fowler. See this week’s  Tarrant County Tuesday.

And even that is no guarantee. However, after finding that the dreamy Crestwood modern I had wanted to write about had been taken, I stumbled across a new, micro development that is more than promising.

Meet Wingate West 7th — new construction with a modern point of view while paying tribute to pleasing proportions of the past.

The townhouse development consists of two side-by-side buildings of five three-story units. The project is the latest effort from InTown Homes, whose sales are being spearheaded by dynamic broker, Brit Ewers. The project is located in a  neighborhood of mostly modest, single-story houses from the 40s, but lately, because of its desirable location between 7th Street and White Settlement Road, it has become the locus for small townhouse, urban infill development with Linwood Park at its nucleus. That makes the area a bit patchy with a lot of construction activity. Nonetheless, urban pioneers who buy early here are certain to be richly rewarded. Below is the current street view. 

Linwood

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While we love a good classic, there’s something to be said for a home that lives a little on the edge. You want to hit that sweet spot between timeless and trendy, using classic lines and shapes while incorporating new materials or applications. And that’s exactly why we’re head over heels for this listing from John Zimmerman of Compass in Fort Worth. This home uses dramatic shapes and colors, merging industrial-cool finishes with warm woods and spectacular lighting that defines transitional style.

“This home has a functional layout, transitional finishes, and meticulous craftsmanship throughout,” notes Zimmerman. Plus, it’s located on Crestwood Drive, one of the most sought-after streets in this Fort Worth enclave.

The home has an extremely cozy formal living area, complete with vaulted ceiling clad in a breathtaking mix of natural wood. The Crestwood home benefited from a builder with vision, as the builder didn’t throw away the baby with the bathwater and preserved the formal living room’s brick fireplace from the original home.

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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?

2209 Hurley ave FW porch

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