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Historic home in Fort Worth’s Fairmont area is a few tweaks away from greatness
A new listing in Fort Worth's historic Fairmount neighborhood teeters on the edge of greatness. All the hard work's been done at 1600 Alston Ave., which used to be a six-unit apartment complex. The Craftsman just needs a few tweaks — but they're all cosmetic.
The interior could benefit from a paint job, in crisp white, perhaps, but the charm of its original features is what keeps the 1922 construction intriguing to today's buyer.
"When this house was being renovated, they discovered French glass doors hidden in one of the walls," says Virginia Cook listing agent Kellie Bullinger. "Those doors are still there, separating the area you walk in from the front door to the living room."
Imagine this home, with all of its original stained glass windows, paired with clean white countertops and rich chocolate hardwoods. That, along with a few new light fixtures and some tilework, would make this home Pinterest-ready.
Nestled nicely among early 20th century bungalows, mansions, and tasteful apartments, the 2,452-square-foot home has a floorplan ideal for entertaining. Downstairs is devoted to common areas, with two living rooms and a large dining room.
A wet bar in the second sitting area makes hosting friends for drinks easy breezy. Or take the party outdoors to the screened-in, wraparound porch, where you're protected from pesky mosquitoes.
All three bedrooms and two of the three full bathrooms are upstairs. Those rooms are large, because of this home's history as an apartment complex. There is also a one-car detached garage in the back for storage or parking.
As for the neighborhood itself, in addition to multiple community restoration projects, the local park is also getting a facelift. There is also a community garden, library, and store where you can purchase home supplies.
"Fairmont residents take a lot of pride in their neighborhood," Bullinger says. "It's a trendy area without any of the busy traffic. It has a chill, calm vibe, and everyone who lives in the neighborhood seems to know each other."
In addition to all that charm, the neighborhood is also situated within walking distance to Fort Worth's thriving Magnolia Avenue, where restaurants such as Ellerbe Fine Foods, Lili’s Bistro, Shinjuku Station, and Nonna Tata await.
This property is currently listed at $399,000, and with recent news that Fort Worth could very well be recession-proof, its future owners are likely setting themselves up to make a profit.