Konrad Kaltenback

The Kelley at Samuels Ave., developed by Embrey Partners and designed by Humphreys & Partners Architects, successfully mixes the best of the old world with the future of multifamily living in Fort Worth, Texas.

History has helped define the 353-unit apartment community, which is located in the city’s Samuels Avenue Historic District. The development team preserved a piece of the historic district by restoring the Garvey House, a 100-year-old Queen Anne Victorian home that is also known as Queen of the Trinity, on the site. The home has been repurposed as the leasing center for the community.

The mix of townhomes and carriage homes with attached garages features an array of amenities, including an outdoor biergarten, a bike shop and storage, an outdoor kitchen, and a valet dry cleaning service. There’s also a business center, a library, an infinity-edge swimming pool, a game room, green space, a guest suite, a fitness center with a yoga and spin studio, a bicycle repair station, and two dog parks with a dog washing station.

The interiors of the units offer open floor plans with designer finishes and sophisticated color schemes. There’s undercounter cabinet lighting, side-by-side refrigerators, undermount sinks, granite or quartz countertops, and full-size washers and dryers. Townhomes and carriage houses include attached garages and private fenced-in backyards—some with elevator access.

The community, which brings more business and creative professionals closer to the city’s central economic center, offers sweeping views of the central business district and the Trinity River while being in close proximity to Sundance Square, Fort Worth Stockyards, and Fort Worth Water Gardens.