The Spanish-influenced, Ranch-style home at 6008 El Campo Avenue in Fort Worth is sited on a large and private lot, ringed with majestic sycamore and pecan trees. The property features outside gathering spots at various elevations, which allow for many scenarios for entertaining or relaxation. Multiple patios, just outside the home’s glass doors, overlook the pool and spa and catch the breeze. A charming cedar-pole arbor shelters a cozy outdoor lounge area, complete with a fire pit, while an elegant 14-foot by 16-foot greenhouse is the perfect place for growing vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Inside the home, gracious living abounds, too. Built by Harry B. Friedman, it boasts multiple living spaces, multiple fireplaces and a dramatic vaulted ceiling over the island kitchen. (One of the fireplace mantels was a marble teller stand in the old Fort Worth National Bank.) There is a spacious formal dining room with an adjacent areat hat features a tiled wet bar for serving guests. A cozy den could easily be a home office.
There are three bedrooms in all, and four full baths. The spacious master suite offers a large walk-in closet and a private bath, updated in 2008.
Ranch-style architecture is a unique American genre. Rooted in North American Spanish Colonial architecture of the 17th through 19th centuries, low-slung ranch homes embrace the connection between indoor and outdoor living: The backyard is usually just steps from the kitchen or living room via glass doors. Characteristics include hipped or gabled roofs, flowing interior spaces and large picture windows. Famous examples are the house in the 1961 version of The Parent Trap and Rancho del Cielo, President Ronald Reagan’s Western White House near Santa Barbara, California.
The home at 6008 El Campo Avenue is represented by Marilyn Newton and priced $739,900.
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