Mid-Century Modern Meets Ranch
Architectural surprises abound in this revamped Fort Worth abode
The four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home at 3701 Echo Trail in Fort Worth’s Overton West neighborhood sits high on a bluff, but it could just as well be sitting on a pedestal. And on a pedestal it belongs, for this spacious, ranch-style house has been updated with midcentury edits to blend perfectly with the surrounding area.
Originally built in 1962, remodeled in 1997, and updated again just a few years ago, this home has had many lives thanks to the award-winning Wintersole Architects. It's listed for $1,082,000 by Rebecca Cristol with Helen Painter Real Estate Group.
The latest update showcases a property with clean lines and natural light, best represented by the showstopping formal living room that anchors the rest of the 4,362-square-foot home. The massive room has 16-foot ceilings and a floating fireplace surrounded by Texas limestone. Only a Mondrian screen separates the formal living from the formal dining, making the large space even more dramatic and allowing for a seamless flow of traffic when entertaining guests.
A sleek and modern kitchen, with quartz countertops and metal laminate cabinets, is also ideal for entertaining, sharing an open floorplan with an informal dining space and another living area. The steel structure staircase with wood treads leads to the upstairs while also providing another focal point. Built for a family, the upstairs has three bedrooms plus a casual playroom or living area.
In the recent update, the garage was converted into the master bedroom suite that sits off the formal living room. The spacious room has a sitting area but welcomes sleep and relaxation with cozy, textured gray walls. The master bathroom dishes out a dose of glam and another surprise with patterned wallpaper and a bathtub that fills with water from a spout in the ceiling.
After admiring the backyard from many rooms in the home, walk outside to find that the amenities continue. There's a saltwater pool, an outdoor kitchen, and plenty of grassy areas surrounded by towering oak trees.
This home is just a block from Overton Park and within walking distance to Tanglewood Elementary and TCU. Bring your own bike: homeowners can hop on the nearby Trinity Trails for a scenic 6-mile route straight into downtown Fort Worth.