Mid-Century Modern Meets Ranch

Architectural surprises abound in this revamped Fort Worth abode

Architectural surprises abound in this revamped Fort Worth abode

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In an ode to 1950s style, the home at 3701 Echo Trail is centered around the formal living room.  Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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It's listed for $1,082,000. Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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The sandblasted pattern on the front door is inspired by the Mondrian screen that separates the formal dining and living.  Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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Enjoy a view of the front and the backyard while sitting in the formal dining room.  Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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Light flows into the formal living room with 16-foot ceilings.  Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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The kitchen, informal dining, and second sitting room create a more casual space.  Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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The informal sitting room has sleek and unique built-ins.  Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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The master bedroom suite sits on the first floor and has textured walls.  Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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Wallpaper and soothing gray tones add a touch of glam to the master bathroom.  Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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The water spout for the free-standing Kohler tub is on the ceiling.  Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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A casual kid-friendly living area is on the second floor.  Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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The expansive backyard houses the saltwater pool and some of the property's 28 trees.  Photo courtesy of The Helen Painter Group
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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.