Crestwood is one of the most unique areas in Fort Worth

624 Edgefield located in Crestwood has amazing tree canopy (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

If you are not too familiar with Fort Worth and all the unique neighborhoods that make up this great city, let me tell you about Crestwood. Located north of Monticello and Rivercrest neighborhoods, and backing to the Trinity River, Crestwood is unlike any other area in Cowtown.

Established in the late 1930s the neighborhood is filled with curvilinear (it’s a word — look it up) streets, access to the Trinity Trails, mature trees, a neighborhood park, Little League baseball field, and the home at 624 Edgefield Road.

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5128 Colinwood was built in 2014

5128 Collinwood Avenue in the Fort Worth Cultural District is part of the XTO Energy exodus (Photos: Trey Freeze Media)

This past June, Exxon Mobil Corporation announced it will move 1,600 of its XTO Energy employees from Fort Worth to the Houston Area.

This news sent shock waves through the Cowtown community.  While many of us will grieve friends and family who will be leaving the area, new commercial and residential inventory will be a much needed boost to the real estate market.

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3344 Hamilton Avenue with an inviting front porch in LoMo (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Did you know that homes with a front porch outsell homes without a front porch? It’s true.  Surf the internet and you will find tons of articles about the value a front porch brings to a home. There is just something welcoming about a beautifully designed and furnished front porch that makes you feel at home and at ease. What goes hand-in-hand with a front porch?  A neighborhood where people can get out and walk around and get to know their community and neighbors.

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Home previously owned by Speaker Jim Wright and his wife Betty

Colonnaded gable front & two wings at 4767 Overton Woods Drive (photos: JA2 Photo)

A home of former United States Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jim Wright, has recently become available for sale in the Overton Woods neighborhood of Fort Worth.

The Overton Woods Neighborhood is a highly desirable neighborhood tucked between the Trinity River and Riverhills.  The area is filled with many large trees that not only cover yards, but streets as well.  Homes in Overton Woods date from the 1980s to present day.  The area is  minutes from TCU, the Trinity Trails, and downtown Fort Worth.

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Not everyone wants to live in the suburbs.  While the lure of larger homes and yards, newer schools and lower (somewhat) prices are attractive to many, plenty of homeowners still want to the convenience and lifestyle that in-town living brings.

Rivercrest Bluffs, the newest development of James R. Harris Partners in Fort Worth, is the perfect solution for those who love new construction but don’t want to live in the ‘burbs.

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Enchanting home designed by Charles Dilbeck

5001 Westridge in England … actually Fort Worth (pPhotos: Trey Freeze Photography)

Charles Dilbeck was a renowned architect of the early 20th Century that designed over 600 homes in Dallas and Fort Worth.  Unlike many architects that stay in the same style or genre, Dilbeck designed homes in a variety of styles throughout his career.

This Dilbeck design at 5001 Westridge Avenue is a French Eclectic home built in the mid-1930s.

To say this home is unique is an understatement.  From the location of the home to the long and winding entrance from the privacy gate to the exterior materials used to the nooks-and-crannies of the interior, this home is truly enchanting!

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1317 Belle Place in Fort Worth (photos: Roxanne Barton with Tour Factory)

Why do people like looking at homes?  Why are there so many viewers on various sites that deal with homes and design and decoration?  Why do you read CandysDirt.com?  I’ll tell you why … it’s because we like the element of surprise.

Homes are simply sticks-and-bricks.  I know, I know — they come in different shapes and sizes but they all have an entry, living area, kitchen, hallways, bedrooms and bathrooms.  No surprise there … People love seeing a home that comes with a surprise.  Whether it is a hidden closet under the stairs, or a creative way to situate a kitchen that is what people crave.  We all want a surprise that makes the home unique and makes us want that home.

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Isn't this a great shot?

4710 Dexter Avenue – brownstone townhome Cowtown style (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Isn’t it interesting that newer homes that look and feel like older, classically designed homes sell faster and for more money than homes that have no real architectural value or distinction?

Did you know that a brownstone townhome, when used in the urban residential vernacular, doesn’t technically mean the home is made of brown stone?  A wise person once told me to “learn something new every single day.”  A brownstone townhome can be made of brick or stucco of any color and still have the architectural resemblance of the townhomes built in New York City in the 1800s.

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