Westover Hills is one of the wealthiest areas in the land

6001 Indian Creek Court is an exclusive listing in Westover Hills (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

How often do you hear of a home that comes with its own village?  It sounds crazy, but it exists.

This magnificent home tucked among the trees of Westover Hills.  We’ve talked about Westover Hills before, naturally, as it’s Fort Worth’s most exclusive enclave of fewer than 300 homes.

You know, the one that was identified as the wealthiest location in Texas per capita income and the 12th highest-income place in the United States? Yes, that Westover Hills.

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We want to be first...now you can be in front!

There’s not a better place to watch the 4th of July parade than 3828 Monticello Drive  (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Let’s face it, we all want to be in the front of the line don’t we? We want to be first to watch batting practice, get the best seat in the theater, or buy the hot new gadget.  Who wants to go to a concert and sit in the back, or be the last row in an airplane?  No thank you.

As the Fourth of July approaches, it’s time to start thinking of where you’re going to be for the annual neighborhood parade.  Of course, you want to be in front.

Front-Row Seating

If you lived at 3828 Monticello Drive in Fort Worth all you would need to do to be in the front row of the annual Monticello neighborhood Fourth of July parade would be to open your door and walk to the curb!

This beautiful French-inspired home is in the heart of the Monticello neighborhood, minutes from parks, shops, stores, restaurants, and downtown Fort Worth.

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The stately home at 6158 Indian Creek Drive in Westover Hills (photos: Trey Freeze Media).

It’s golf season here in Cowtown, and a great time to be outdoors.  Before the bugs and 100-plus degree weather takes over in Texas, now is the perfect time for evening walks, hitting the links, and enjoying various beverages under the stars.

While the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club is in full swing (pun intended), there are plenty of beautiful golf courses to view and make a good walk spoiled.  One such prestigious course is found at Shady Oaks Country Club.

2.25 acres allows for 8th fairway views of Shady Oaks Golf Course and so much more.

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Shady Oaks

If a choice location in Westover Hills with eighth hole golf course views is on your wish list, then this Sunday’s open house at 1200 Shady Oaks Lane should be on your not-to-be-missed list.

The Jack Schutts-designed house has acquired the patina of gentility in the 27 years since it was built. We’ve featured the work of architect Jack Schutts, father of Fort Worth real estate royalty, Martha Williams, before. Here, Schutts softly and subtly speaks the vocabulary of classical architecture. The peaked façade of the main bay has a centrally placed Palladian motif window with quoins bookending the edges.

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First MCM in Ridglea Hills? Apparently

According to stories, 4415 Tamworth Rd. was the first Midcentury Modern home built in Ridglea Hills. 

First, let’s be honest — we love winners. Whether it’s the first place ribbon you got for the egg toss in second grade or picking the Final Four correctly, we love being first!

How about the opportunity to own the first ever Midcentury Modern home built in the glorious neighborhood of Ridglea Hills in Fort Worth?

According to stories, the first Midcentury Modern home was built in 1960 at 4415 Tamworth Road, and is the subject of today’s Tarrant County Tuesday column.

Kitchen of 4415 Tamworth has been recently updated

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The Bow Tie Realtor will successfully predict tasty 2019 happenings in Tarrant County … buckle up

Before we look into the crystal ball for 2019, let’s take a quick look at the Bow Tie Realtor 2018 Tarrant County Predictions.

Prediction No. 1: Median Sales Price Will Rise

Correct Prediction — According to The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, the median sales price in 2017 for Tarrant County was approximately $217,000.  The median sales price for Tarrant County in 2018 thus far shows to be $229,500.  (Note: Stats for December 2018 have not yet been published.)

Sales in the Tarrant County luxury home market were fewer and further between…but they still happened

Prediction No. 2: The Luxury Market Will Be Slower

Sort of Correct Prediction — Statistics show that the average days on market for luxury homes priced $750,000 and above were about the same from 2017 to 2018.  Ask any real estate agent in the with knowledge of that market and they’ll tell you sales definitely took longer.  It felt that homes took an eternity to sell and went through a number of price reductions.

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Fort Worth Classic Colonial

This Fort Worth Classic Colonial is the perfect holiday home. Located at 3912 Lenox Drive, our Inwood Home of the Week is located in the sought-after Monticello neighborhood. It has the treasured traditional elements we love, as well as flawless updates. Best of all, it’s received the talented touch of the JSH Design team.

There’s nothing that I love more than a classic home, but add some edgy designer features and I’m swooning. Updating these homes is not difficult. Almost everyone wants a white kitchen with marble granite or quartz countertops. Brass hardware has made a big comeback, and the big shower is a must. Those are the things that are no-brainers.

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Fort Worth based Williams Trew recently launched a new brand identity and marketing campaign in hopes of standing out in the competitive luxury market.

“A lot of changes have occurred over the past several years and we felt like this was a great opportunity for us to kind of re-tell our story and maybe update our brand look,” marketing manager Nick Bendian said.

The new company tagline is “imagine life.” While the Williams Trew logo remains unchanged, the company plans to deemphasize house pictures, instead opting to highlight people.  Bendian said that the company’s goal was to focus more on the experience of having a home, with slogans like “envisioning memories” and “where happiness finds a home.”

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