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Midcentury fixer-upper in Texas wants $490K

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Looking for a major renovation project with strong midcentury bones?

Low-profile home with stone walls sits behind large front yard.
The home was designed in 1955 by Robert Will Jones for himself.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

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Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Price: $490,000

Looking for a major renovation project with strong midcentury bones? Here’s an architect’s-own 1955 residence in Fort Worth, Texas, that is waiting with open doors for your overhaul.

Designed by Robert Will Jones, who, according to the listing, is known for building many midcentury buildings throughout Fort Worth, the 2,354-square-foot home boasts a sturdy stone-and-timber construction (built with stones from farms in nearby Parker County) that comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-plan great room, and a sun room.

Upon entering the L-shaped house, you are greeted by a large living area lined with brick flooring and anchored by a stately stone hearth. A wall of sliding glass doors opens up to the backyard, and a kitchen with original wooden cabinets with turquoise accents is found on one side of the room. The opposite wall features wood paneling.

As for the private quarters, they, too, will need to be completely redone. Still, the spacious carpeted bedrooms include floor-to-ceiling glass windows, while the bathrooms are quite big and feature large built-in linen closets. A multi-purpose sunroom and an expansive deck round out the property located at 3900 Glenwood Drive, which is offered at $490,000. If you look closely, you’ll find a few delightfully Texan details scattered throughout as well.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty