Fort Worth Dream Mansions Hit the Market — a $10 Million House and a Historic Stunner
T.The Fort Worth real estate market is on fire. This week alone, two notable mega-money listings hit the market. Both houses immediately became the most expensive houses in town.
Both breathtaking villas are centrally located and have very different historical looks. One is a mid-century masterpiece with an incomparable view, the other is a true cattle baron sanctuary with its own banker’s safe.
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1400 Alta Drive has a formal life with impeccable privacy and views.
1400 Alta Drive
This mid-century masterpiece was built in 1965 and designed by renowned Houston architecture firms Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson – the same company that designed the world famous Astrodome.
The interiors of this four bedroom, four bath (two half bath) home were opened to the natural beauty of the surrounding wooded area of Trinity River Bluff and beyond when the home was retired in 2008. Dallas architect Ralph Duesing worked with well-known designer Joseph Minton and his collaborator Paula Lowes on the project that will turn Villa Fort Worth into a real setting.
Dramatic entry with black terracotta tiles on 1400 Alta Drive.
The front door has been replaced by tall double doors. Panels of seed glass are imported from Germany, and the entrance hall has black terracotta tile floors that reflect off shiny mirrors.
With large floor-to-ceiling windows, dark ebony floors and tall, black-lacquered double doors, the house conveys a majestic ambience, full of space and elegant sophistication. Also, the aft height area has been completely redesigned to offer three separate entertainment areas with an Ipe wooden deck that will last a lifetime.
Breathtaking views from multiple decks on 1400 Alta Drive.
The 5,700 square foot home sits on nearly six acres near the River Crest Country Club. The lovely drive leads to a large parking lot and an attached three car garage.
Address: 1400 Alta Drive
List price: $ 10,000,000
Listing Agent: Mary Perry – Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty
Dentilform and crystal chandelier in the master suite reflect your inner cattle baron.
5100 Crestline Road
Fort Worth’s famous Baldridge House is back on the market. The landmark was built between 1910 and 1913 for ranchers and ranchers who became the noted banker Earl Baldridge and his wife Florence. The stately mansion was designed by the well-known company Sanguinet & Staats in Fort Worth in 1978 and designated a Texas Historic Landmark in 1978.
Baldridge House has an artful balance of historic elegance and modern conveniences, including the house’s original banker safe. The nearly one and a half acre property is protected by a privacy fence and hedge and is located on the coveted Crestline overlooking the River Crest Golf Course. Its ornate fountain gives a proud and peaceful nod to the history of this magnificent home.
The inlaid billiard room with dramatic ceiling design on 5100 Crestline Road.
This property has three living areas perfect for formal and informal gatherings, a billiard room with oak paneling and highly detailed oak coffered ceilings. In addition to unique historical details, you will find six bedrooms and six bathrooms, large storage spaces and space for 11 cars. Yes, this is a perfect home for car fanatics.
The two-story entrance porch is adorned with massive limestone columns, cast stone balustrades, and intricate stone work. The breathtaking large foyer is an architectural masterpiece with marble floors, paneling, coffered ceilings, elliptical arches and a large curved staircase.
The spacious wine cellar on 5100 Crestline Road.
The master suite has a private balcony with panoramic views of Fort Worth. Additional features of the house include an extensive wine cellar, a fully equipped gym, a steam bath, staff accommodation and a cabana-style guest house.
Address: 5100 Crestline Road
List price: $ 7,500,000
Listing Agent: Eric Walsh – ULTERRE Christie’s International Real Estate