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Converted duplex conceals twice the charm near hot Fort Worth district
The 2,937-square-foot house at 800 Virginia Place has a couple of things going for it. One, it was skillfully converted from a 1936 duplex into a single family home. Two, it’s located just minutes from the lively West 7th scene and museum-rich Fort Worth Cultural District.
That certainly appealed to someone, because there’s currently a pending sale for the $575,000 property, listed with Spencer Perry of Williams Trew.
One of the facade’s most striking features is the second-floor balcony, followed by the mixed-shingle siding that masks one of the former duplex doors. Once inside, there is ample woodwork — from floors to doors — stripped of paint and restored to its original glory that highlights the parlor, living room with fireplace, and dining room.
That dining room opens to a roomy kitchen with two pantries and six-burner, dual-fuel Aga cooker paired with commercial-grade vent. The enclosed porch to the right looks out onto a lovely, walled, outdoor living area — an ideal secret garden with a large stone fireplace.
Completing the first floor is an airy bedroom and three-piece bathroom with a diminutive slipper claw-foot tub.
The stairs lead to a vaulted second living area, complete with another fireplace. (In total there are three.) The whole of the upstairs now, and probably for future owners, will function as its own private suite.
Remember the previous incarnation as a duplex? The former kitchen and dining areas now augment the master with a considerable closet and large bath. A third bathroom conceals upstairs laundry, and the third bedroom serves as a convenient home office.
A major bonus for a house of this age is the three-car garage. The apartment above it could generate a healthy rental income.
A version of this story originally was published on Candy's Dirt.