Fort Worth Historic Neighborhoods

Flawless Fairmount American Foursquare on South Adams

By Eric Prokesh / September 18, 2020 / 0 Comments
Four Square

There are still plenty of project fixer-uppers in Fairmount, but since the formation of the Fairmount National Historic District in 1990, so much vigorous youthful energy has been expended on the rich and varied housing capital that each year sees more and more beautifully restored and renovated properties come to market that are truly move-in […]

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Blissful Berkley Place Villa on Pembroke Drive

By Eric Prokesh / July 10, 2020 / 1 Comment
Pembroke Drive

I admit I have a bias towards older houses, as charm and architectural literacy is so often lacking in new construction. And this exquisite 1923 vintage mini-villa in Berkley Place is a stellar exemplar of abiding heirloom excellence. Observe how the narrow French doors appear to press the triple arched central bay forward. Or the […]

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Affordable Bungalow in Historic Mistletoe Heights

By Eric Prokesh / April 17, 2020 / 0 Comments
Heights

We love the Heights. It’s a treasure trove of grand, historic, turn-of-the-century mansions with breathtaking hilltop views keeping company with one-story Craftsman charmers, Mistletoe Heights is a fully evolved, blended neighborhood. The smaller bungalows get the same treatment as their grander neighbors with generous setbacks on raised lots. Mistletoe Heights is enlivened by a relatively […]

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Stunning Wiley G. Clarkson Tour de Force on Elizabeth Blvd.

By Eric Prokesh / November 1, 2019 / 0 Comments
Elizabeth Boulevard

To write about 1315 Elizabeth Boulevard in Ryan Place is a daunting proposition. There is just so much deserving of comment to give this venerable Fort Worth grande dame her due. On a personal level, its owner hosted a party here to welcome me and other newcomers when I moved to Elizabeth Blvd. six years ago. The […]

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Alston Avenue Bungalow Maximizes Charm and Space

By Eric Prokesh / April 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

With the 37th annual Fairmount Tour of Historic Homes on the near horizon, it seems a good time to take the temperature of the market in the trendy Near South neighborhood. In short, it’s still hot. Realtor.com is more circumspect, calling the market balanced, meaning there is a healthy balance of buyers and sellers in […]

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Ruth Story Lands Plum Listing on Windsor Place

By Eric Prokesh / November 16, 2018 / 1 Comment
Windsor Place

Back in Berkley Place and guess who we run into? It’s Ruth Story of the Ruth Story Group, naturally, who has made Berkley Place her turf and area of expertise. And what a perfect plum of a listing she has landed at 2225 Windsor Place. This sort of house used to be fairly plentiful in, […]

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