Historic Homes on the Market Now: Choosing Charming Character Over Contemporary Trends

Historic homes have charm, beauty and oftentimes historical significance within the community. If you’re a home buyer, you may prefer the character that comes with a historic home over the modern or contemporary houses on the market.

A home is deemed historic or “architecturally significant'“ by the National Register of Historic Places—or by the local historic board—if it exemplifies a  signature architectural style , captures the essence of a given time period or is associated with famous people from the past. Also included in this category are homes located in neighborhoods designated as historic districts.

Now that you have set your sights on a vintage home, it’s time to get down to the nuts and bolts of purchasing your property. Here are some tips on buying an older house:

  • Have a  home inspection  conducted by a qualified home inspector who specializes in older homes and/or by a structural engineer

  • Get  price estimates from contractors  regarding all necessary repair work

  • Make sure the house meets safety and health standards, including passing asbestos and  lead paint  tests

Historic Homes Currently Listed

3223 Stanley Avenue, Fort Worth / 2 beds, 2 baths / 1,389 square feet / Built in 1928

Looking for an Updated Beauty only 1.3 miles from TCU? This 2.2 with large front porch has original charm and modern amenities. Wood floors throughout are accented by the working wood burning fireplace in the main living room. The open concept kitchen adjoins a spacious dining room and bar seating. Beautiful stainless appliances, marble flooring, granite countertops, a functional kitchen pantry and ample cabinet space make this home great for entertaining. Spacious master has room for king bed. Remodeled master bath has shower w pebble flooring. Other remodeled bath has tub shower combo. Utility room inside. Owners installed new garbage disposal, dishwasher and updated fireplace to working order. Roof replaced 2017.

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514 Featherston St. ,Cleburne / 3 beds, 2 baths / 2,208 square feet / Built in 1910

This is your opportunity to own an original Cleburne craftsman home. The home features a beautiful entry and a spacious screened in porch. The home has historical charm and character. It is just waiting for a new owner to bring this home back to its glory. The home is part of an estate settlement and will be sold AS IS.

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3540 Winifred Dr. Fort Worth / 3 beds, 2 bath / 1,748 square feet / Built in 1960

This property has been tastefully and lovingly restored by the person who made wonderful memories here as a kid. It’s located in South Hills, which was named one of Fort Worth Magazine's Best Neighborhoods in 2017. It is close to University area, Cultural District and shopping, Chisholm Trail and I-20. Upgrades include but are not limited to new roof, new doors, new windows, new stainless steel kitchen appliances, new insulation, electrical upgrade, new air conditioning unit, new bathroom fittings, new plants for front yard and lots of cosmetic upgrades. The backyard is great for entertaining and will not disappoint.

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3124 Tanglewood Trail Fort Worth / 2 beds, 2 baths / 1,749 square feet / Built in 1958

This impeccably kept gem in Tanglewood has stunning curb appeal with mature landscape that invites you through the custom door into the open floor plan. The formal dining has room for extra seating & the large living room has built ins accented by a brick fireplace. The breakfast area adjoins the galley kitchen with coffee bar. Enjoy the desk workspace amidst natural light. The master bedroom is oversized with two closets & the secondary bed has a walk in closet. One full bath has remodeled shower & the other has a shower tub combo with linen cabinets. The oversized garage boasts workbench space & room for full size washer dryer. The backyard is stunning with enormous trees & a seating area near the lush lawn.

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5529 Pershing Ave. Fort Worth / 5 beds, 5 baths / 4,500 square feet / New Build in Historic Cultural District

This true 5 bedroom home has 2 master suites, a separate study, 2 living rooms and a dedicated media! Owners added gated brick courtyard at entry with seating area and iron fencing. The grand entry welcomes you into the study and formal dining or third living space. Custom ceiling work and extensive molding throughout. Large kitchen has butlers pantry, coffee bar and wine bar. Extensive Master Suites up and down. Downstairs master has slipper tub and extensive closet.

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5405 El Campo Ave. Fort Worth / 5 beds, 4 baths / 4,200 square feet / New Build in Historic Cultural District

This lovely home has a classic-traditional style, numerous upscale features and is in close proximity to River Crest CC, museum district, SO 7 restaurants, local shopping, downtown Fort Worth and the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

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