Cowtown Cottage

Quaint cottage in sought-after Fort Worth neighborhood is good enough for a mayor

Cottage in sought-after Fort Worth 'hood is good enough for a mayor

3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
3197 Westcliff Rd. is located in Fort Worth's Bellaire neighborhood. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Living room at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
One of two living areas has a fireplace. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Den at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
A second, more casual living area. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Bar at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
A bar connects the two living spaces. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Dining room at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
The formal dining room. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Kitchen at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
A cozy kitchen has country touches. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Master bedroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
The master bedroom is one of four. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Bathroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Master bath continues the color scheme and rich wood tones. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Bedroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
The second bedroom of four. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Bathroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
A second bath is spacious but could use some updating. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Master bedroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
A third bedroom would make a nice child's room or guest room. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Master bedroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
The kids could have this space as a playroom, or it could be a fourth bedroom. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Guest quarters at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Guest quarters could also work as a mother-in-law suite. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Patio at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Patio has plenty of ceiling fans to keep the heat away. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
Backyard at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
A backyard made for parties. Photo courtesy of Williams Trew
3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Living room at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Den at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Bar at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Dining room at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Kitchen at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Master bedroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Bathroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Bedroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Bathroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Master bedroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Master bedroom at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Guest quarters at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Patio at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth
Backyard at 3197 Westcliff Rd. in Fort Worth

An absolutely charming fieldstone cottage in Cowtown’s Bellaire neighborhood — the former residence of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price — is on the market for just under half a mil. But don’t let that quaint exterior fool you, as there are 2,827 square feet to love inside.

Do the math: That’s a little more than $175 a square foot.

Built in 1940, 3197 Westcliff Rd. has four bedrooms, including a spacious master with walk-in closets; three full baths; two living areas connected by a west bar; tidy country kitchen with bar-height island; and formal dining room. It also boasts a large workshop, three-car garage, guest quarters and party-ready covered flagstone patio.

The place feels pretty traditional, and the bathrooms could use a little sprucing up, but every new owner wants to put his or her stamp on a home, right? You wouldn’t have to touch the hardwoods, and the square footage is there to do with as you please. Plus a little paint goes a long way.

This home is marketed by Williams Trew agent Kay Goldthwaite, who says that it’s all but sold. That’s good news for Goldthwaite and the sellers but a bummer for someone who’s in the market for a sweet abode in one of Fort Worth’s most sought-after neighborhoods.

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A version of this story originally was published on Candy’s Dirt.