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Joan Trew of Williams Trew Real Estate…Fort Worth Icon!

According to our friends at Wikipedia, the definition of “iconic” is: “an artifact that is recognized by members of a culture or sub-culture as representing some aspect of cultural identity. Cultural icons vary widely, and may be visual, audio, an object, a person or group of people.”

The home at 3861 Bellaire Circle in the Westcliff Addition of Fort Worth would certainly be classified as an iconic home.  Not only for its astute Federal architecture and construction, but for being the former longtime residence of the chancellor of Texas Christian University.

For years this home has represented TCU and all that the university embodies.  It has held banquets, fund raisers, private meetings and plenty of other gatherings within its 7,000 square feet.  Now the home is on the market and represented by another true icon of Fort Worth, Super Agent Joan Trew of Williams Trew Real Estate.


3020 Simondale, Colonial Hills

Colonial Hills, another alluring, older enclave near the Colonial Country Club and TCU is benefiting, like other reviving Near South Side neighborhoods, from development on nearby Hulen. That development will eventually include the Clearfork project, anchored by Neiman-Marcus, set to open in 2017. Unfortunately large lots and access to desirable Tanglewood schools, also make these vintage charmers tempting tear-down targets. One notices with displeasure a Greek revival number down the street with Ionic columns on steroids that look like salvage from the old Cesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

Placed on a desirable half acre corner lot, set among mature twisting live oaks, 3020 Simondale deserves to be loved and cherished. Built in 1938, the three-bedroom, two-bath Tudor is so endearingly old fashioned, one has the feeling of arriving at the imagined home of an MGM classic movie.

3020 Simondale, Colonial Hills

A large pointed arched door with stained glass opens into a vestibule with a barrel vault. An enfilade of peaked arches can be glimpsed to the right, running to the back of the house. The period hardwood floors are in mint condition. (more…)


I really cannot imagine a more perfect spot to enjoy this Fourth of July than right here on Lake Worth. This property is 3.2 acres right on the banks of one of Fort Worth’s best kept secrets, and is only 15 minutes from downtown.

Known by locals as “Camp T.,” this property is a great spot for getting together with the family for a few days, playing some dominoes, getting out on the boat, doing some fishing, and filling the evenings with sparklers, adult beverages, and some barbecue. If you’re expecting this to be your standard lake house, complete with less than luxurious appointments and a claustrophobic kitchen, you’re in for quite a surprise!