2013 Homes Tour


Bluestem Residence - Cresson Texas 2012

240 Loma Blanca (Bluestem) is composed of four pavilions
resting under a single roof. The low roof slope echoes the
gentle hillsides beyond. Due to harsh Texas summer sun,
windows are minimized on the southern face, while
breezeways lter sunlight entering the bedrooms and studio.
The expanse of windows on the north face provides a visual
connection with the outdoors. The site’s landscape is
comprised of drought-tolerant plants along with bluestem and
other existing prairie grasses.

610 Grove Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
817 . 946 . 4472
Project Team:
Norman Ward, AIA





This project is a complete remodel with additions to a 1925
Craftsman Bungalow. The desire was to maintain the character
and scale of the house as viewed from the street while
modifying the interior to serve current living patterns. A
second living space, mud-room and powder room were added.
The house was connected with a new covered porch to an
existing two-story garage. Higher ceilings and new clerestory
windows were added at the kitchen and master bedroom to
bring light into the space. Mirror, placed opposite the
clerestory windows, reects light into the space. Transom
windows above cased openings were used to increase light
levels. The original details and materials, inside and out, were
extended into the addition. Details were added to the modest
original to extend the Craftsman sensibility to the house. A
light and subtle color palette was used to enliven the spaces
without creating too much contrast.

2945 Lubbock Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
817 . 921 . 2111
Project Team:
Joe Self, AIA
Tracy Self
Brandon Burns, Assoc. AIA
Brett Keese



3020 6th AVENUE


Constructed in 1948 as a traditional post war brick home, the
1300 sf of this project contained two bedrooms, a single bath,
and a myriad of chopped up spaces. Recent years had seen not
only a poorly constructed addition, but severe neglect and
overgrowth, as well.
The design of the cost conscious renovation had three main
goals… work within the original footprint, retain the original
form of the house, and provide a much needed connection
between indoors and out. The decision was made to remove
the addition and completely gut the house of all wiring,
plumbing, mechanical and interior framing… leaving only the
shell as a starting point for the design. The original functions of
the house were mirrored along a central axis from front to back
(shifting bedrooms from the south end to the north, and vice
versa for the kitchen, living, and dining) while maximizing the
modest square footage to accommodate an open living plan
with two bedrooms, two baths, and a walk in closet for the
The simple form of the original house was rened with the use
of color and material to hint at the crisp, clean interior; while
still retaining the character and scale of the surrounding

allen architecture
2120 Mistletoe Blvd. Suite 3B
Fort Worth, Texas 76110
817 . 253 . 2046
Project Team:
Brandon E. Allen, AIA
Anissa Allen




1740 Vinewood Street was designed in 1967 by noted local Fort
Worth architect Lee Roy Hahnfeld for clients George A. and
Mary Childs Brandt. The 3,400 sf “California Cool” mid-century
modernist home is located in the East Fort Worth
Neighborhood of Eastern Hills. With views through abundant
glass walls to the south and west, it overlooks the fairway of the
4th hole on the Meadowbook Golf Course. This home has
essentially remained unchanged since it was built and has
been preserved and lightly restored to its original look by it’s
current owners.
The home, which is entered through a gated front courtyard, is
composed of clean horizontal lines of white brick. Upon
passing through a large set of double entry doors, a generous
foyer with skylights leads to an open oor plan designed with
entertaining in mind. The design extends to a large exterior
terrace and a small private courtyard located between the
The current owners are avid collectors of mid-century modern
furniture, art and decorative objects and they have used this
extensive collection to perfectly enhance and complement the
original design of the home.

200 Bailey Avenue, Suite 200
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
817 . 921 . 5928
Project Team:
Lee Roy Hahnfeld