Mansion? It's a castle

I’d say 10,000 feet of living on 2 acres would constitute a lovely mansion! (photos: Concierge Auctions)

What constitutes a house being called a “mansion?”

There isn’t an exact definition, but according to our friends in the web, a mansion is a large home over 8,000 square feet that has features that you wouldn’t find in your typical home.  Features such as a large foyer entrance, marble floors, a wide staircase with designer railings.  But what about the number of TVs?

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Westworth Falls is one of few natural waterfalls in the area

You’ll be asking yourself, “Did I take a wrong turn at Kerrville?”  Nope -— it’s Westworth Falls. (photos: Lee Nicol Interests, LLC)

Raise your hand if you knew that 10 minutes from downtown Fort Worth was one of the few natural waterfalls in the Dallas-Fort Worth.  I don’t see many hands raised.

In the ongoing quest to educate as many Dirty Readers on Fort Worth, I bring you the new neighborhood of Westworth Falls.

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The equestrian estate at 6150 Bennett Lawson Road is nice, but wait until you see the horse barn and arena! (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is just finished.  Now is the perfect time to highlight a property that might be of interest to those who were involved in the three week fête.

Consider the property at 6150 Bennett Lawson Road in Mansfield. At first glance, this 35-acre equestrian estate in Mansfield with a 2,900-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath home looks like a typical place to raise horses.

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Sundance Plaza is a magical setting for sure

Sundance Plaza in Downtown Fort Worth is just one area that comprises Sundance Square (photos with permission from Sundance Square)

What do you know about Sundance Square?

Beyond the obvious answers of, “It’s located in Downtown Fort Worth,” and “I see it a lot on TV when ESPN comes to the Metroplex'” what else do you know?

Did you know that Sundance Square comprises 35 city blocks in the downtown area?  That there are over 4,000,000 square feet of retail, residential, and office space combined.  That in November 2017, over 760,000 people visited the area?  Did you know that the Dallas Morning News called it “the No. 1 place in Dallas to get engaged!” (Do you think they know it’s not in Dallas?)

If you haven’t visited this magical locale lately, you are missing out.

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This week’s Fort Worth Friday sprang from a Dallas/Fort Worth Thursday. On the hunt at Nick Brock, one of my favorite antique shops in Dallas, I had the pleasure of running into one of my favorite Fort Worth designers, Tara Took, and meeting another Fort Worth designer, Adana Agee.

“Where in Fort Worth do you live?” I asked my new friend, Adanna.

“In Berney Park.”

“Berney Park?”

“It’s a subdivision of Ridglea, off Camp Bowie, near La Madeleine,” she explained.

“Oh, I don’t know it. Anything for sale there?” I inquire. I knew it was coming… (more…)

Williams Trew Real Estate was established in 2000 in Fort Worth

The Williams Trew office in Parker County is the 3rd brick-and-mortar office for the company. (Photos: Daniel Motta)

As the demand for housing in West Tarrant County and Parker County continues to increase, Williams Trew Real Estate, Fort Worth’s premiere real estate brokerage, opened a new office to better serve the growing demand.

Located at 405 F.M. 1187 South (try saying that five times quickly) in Aledo, Texas, the new office was officially opened by the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce last week.

Sure it was under 20 degrees but nothing was going to stop Williams Trew from a good old ribbon cutting

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Houston Street is the place to be downtown

Houston Street is lined with stellar restaurants, watering holes, shops, and places of interest (Photos: Shoot2Sell)

Does it drive you CRAZY when people pronounce the name “Houston” like “U-ston”?  Or how about the way those snooty Yanks pronounce it, “Howe-ston”?  What is that all about?  Do you think those people know they are completely butchering a fairly simple word? Houston.

Sidenote: There are a handful of people who have called me “Zeth” for years and years.  It’s like nails on a chalkboard.  Now you know how to get on my bad side!

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Up and ComingLooking for a first home in an older neighborhood at a reasonable price point?  Or are you on the hunt for value with the greatest possibility for maximum appreciation? There is still value in Fairmount if you’re willing to look hard enough and undertake a major project. But if you have the pioneer spirit and want to get in on the ground floor, you might take a look at three up-and-coming neighborhoods. (more…)