Westcliff Addition

Ever on the look-out for affordable and appealing housing in an attractive neighborhood, I ventured into the Westcliff Addition. Westcliff is rather vast, extending from the area around TCU south to Interstate 20. Closer to TCU, houses can get a little pricy, selling for $500,000 or more. But if you are willing to go farther south, pricing becomes more affordable.  And the still-inside-the-loop area has much to recommend itself with major shopping areas mere minutes away. Houses are of the same vintage as their northern counterparts — compact, ranch-style houses on mature, tree-lined streets.

A short jaunt from Kellis Park, is a midcentury gem at 4625 Selkirk Drive. In fact Selkirk Drive terminates in a piece of that park land. Though small — just under 1,400 square feet — the three-bedroom, two-bath house is rather subtle and sophisticated, composed of three eye-pleasing and balanced blocks.


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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.