Resting on a beautifully manicured half-acre lot replete with twisting, mature oak trees behind a classic ranch façade lies a midcentury modern dream. This 1959 build at 3809 Trails Edge in Overton Park has been impeccably maintained and thoughtfully amended to its current whopping 6,848 square feet and flawlessly staged by Alyson French and Tina McMackin of AЯRANGE. (more…)

Overton Mid Century

Sprinkled among the ranch-style and colonial revival-style houses in Tanglewood and Overton Park, is a fairly sizable inventory of Mid Century modern gems. Tucked into a deep lot, surrounded by mature trees, 3728 Arroyo Road demonstrates that modern design need not eschew symmetry. Two identical wings flank an interior courtyard. Minimal decorative detail in the Roman brickwork evoke a Mediterranean mood. The low brick retaining wall running halfway across the front give underlines and lends emphasis to horizontals.

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.Sarita Dr. Overton Park

Overton Park is the neighborhood you wished you had grown up in. Smartly dressed residents walk dogs and take exercise in a central park, which follows one of the creeks that snake through the area. Rolling hills clad with mature live oaks add to the feeling of serene security. Another bonus is access to desirable Tanglewood schools.

Nicely placed atop one of Overton’s hills is  4109 Sarita Drive which has been tended and improved over the 30 year stewardship of its second owner. Begin with the exterior. The new roof is clad steel shingle which sailed  through the vicious, Saint Patrick’s day hail storm undamaged. That improvement knocked $900 off of annual insurance payments and noticeably reduced utility bills.  Double glazed windows have been added for additional gains in energy efficiency

Sarita Dr. Overton Park

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3605 Overton Park Drive E

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The year was 1956.  Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time with “Heartbreak Hotel.”  Norma Jean Mortenson legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe and married playwright Arthur Miller.  Actor Tom Hanks was born.  William H. O’Neal designed the home at 3605 Overton Park Drive East for Mr. and Mrs. John Church in Fort Worth, Texas.

I know that because when touring this updated 3,077 square-foot single-story midcentury modern home, the original hand sketches of the working drawings and exterior elevation rendering are proudly displayed. History shows that William H. O’Neal also designed the south entrance gates for the Fort Worth Botanical Garden.

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3601 Ledgeview Court

Ask listing agent, Ann Nayfa, about 3601 Ledgeview Court in lovely wooded Overton Park. She knows its every corner having sold this five bedroom, four bath,  gem to the present owners, who have remained loyal clients, 13 years ago, .  Built in 1965, this classic has stood the test of time and born with grace thoughtful renovations. A deep set-back and long walkway lead to the columned portico, a later embellishment which  perfectly compliments the symmetrical façade.

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3608 Overton Park Front

One of my guilty pleasures is this hilarious Tumblr blog “Catalog Living.” It follows the life of Gary and Elaine as they live in their Pinterest-worthy surroundings that are often so perfect they’re absurd.

Absurdly perfect is how I’d describe this gorgeous remodeled traditional in Fort Worth’s Overton Park subdivision. This neighborhood is so sought after that I would be stunned if 3608 Overton Park was on the market for more than a month. This beautifully remodeled six-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home is listed by Virginia Cook Realtor Jeff Anderson for $1,085,000. Sure, it looks unassuming from the curb, but this home is packed full of “WOW!” from the entry on through.

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This home is just stunning, and as you click through the slideshow, you’ll notice that this home, which has just some ridiculously cool finish-out, feels like pages from a catalog. I could totally imagine Gary and Elaine leaning over the kitchen island, tasting the souffle Elaine just pulled from the commercial-grade oven. Or perhaps Gary is watching the Rangers rout the Mariners from his loggia, where he’s got a top-notch outdoor kitchen.

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And consider the rather plush life Gary and Elaine’s rugrats live, what with their space-themed playroom and made-for-sleepovers bunk bed room. With the pool and treehouse in the backyard, they’re probably the envy of the entire neighborhood. Add that this home is right next to a park and it just turned into a home more perfect for a family than any house ever featured in Leave it to Beaver.

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Seriously, though, the attention to detail in the finish-out of this incredible home is nonpariel. I love the cabinetry in the kitchen, the beautiful light fixtures with Edison bulbs throughout the living area, and the master bath rocks one of the coolest cast iron sinks I’ve ever seen in my life. That vanity just makes my millennium. Swoon-worthy and then some, right?

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You’ll also adore the sixth bedroom, which is a guest suite above the pool house. It’s above a living area just off the kitchen that has a separate entrance. Perfect for your 20-something that has flown back to the nest before finding their wings. Just be prepared if they aren’t ready to leave after a few years. You might have to change the locks!

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Really, the only downside I can think of to this home is the lack of covered parking or garages. Still, as Anderson’s listing tells us, with a half-acre lot, there’s plenty of room for you to find a spot to park your Land Rover.

Such a beautiful property! What do you think?