Situated in the private gated neighborhood of Bradford Park in Fort Worth’s exclusive Rivercrest area is one of Fort Worth’s most stunning homes.  With 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths plus 2 powder rooms in the main house, the home affords over 10,000 square feet of unmatched quality and sophistication.  Graciously scaled rooms make it ideal for entertaining on any scale.  An additional apartment with a separate entrance adds another full kitchen, bath, bedroom, living area and laundry.  Perfect for a long-term guest or home office.  Bradford Park consists of only 7 custom homes designed around a beautiful central park. The gated entrance offers wonderful security.   

Designed by award-winning local architect, Weldon Turner, the Italian villa inspired home is awash with light.  Walls of steel windows in every room offer stunning views of landscaped courtyards and an elegant pool and spa.  AD Top 100 Designer, Emily Summers, oversaw the full renovation with the current owners in 2009.  The interiors are the perfect balance of sophistication and warmth.  An entertainer’s dream home with French doors off the main gallery, living room and master suite that make the home perfect for indoor/outdoor living.   

During the extensive renovation in 2009, Summers selected and added numerous features taking this home to the highest level of quality and design.  Beautiful marble baths, Holly Hunt fixtures, Murano glass lighting, Venetian plaster walls, and built-ins throughout.  The current owners also added a custom cut limestone outdoor kitchen and grill area complete with a Renato pizza oven to make for the perfect entertaining space.  

The master suite is downstairs and is tucked in between a beautiful courtyard with a vertical garden and another courtyard that overlooks the pool.  A well-appointed living area with fireplace overlooks the rear courtyard.  French doors open to the pool and courtyard for peaceful morning and evening visits.  A large marble bath has separate vanities, a steam shower, water closet and soaking bath with windows offering views of another vertical garden.    

The house has been completely renovated with a home electronics system that controls lighting, media, security systems, cameras, pool and climate.  The house can be “party ready” with a touch of your Iphone.   

Downstairs features a large living room, paneled library/study, formal dining room, and family room.  The gracious living room is complete with fireplace, 14’ ceilings, floor to ceiling Hope steel windows and doors that open on to the covered patio and pool. The library/study is the ideal location off the living room for privacy or entertaining. The dining room is highlighted with high ceilings and stunning ombre hand dipped Italian linen draperies.

 

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, with a sitting area with fireplace in the kitchen and adjacent to the breakfast room. All top of the line appliances and bar area are ideally arranged for entertaining.  The adjoining breakfast room appears to “float” in a garden aside the outdoor grill and pizza oven.  

Upstairs are 4 bedrooms each with ensuite marble and stone baths, all beautifully appointed with the finest fixtures and lighting and finished with the highest quality carpeting and draperies.

Julie Hayes of Simms Hayes Designs made her mark on the home in 2011 by transforming the basement area into an arcade and game room.  A room within the basement originally designed as a “safe room” and lined with Kevlar now serves as a sparkling jewel box wine room with beautiful rack system and Venetian glass lighting.  Hayes also oversaw the complete renovation of two guest rooms and baths, as well as the chic guest apartment.  Hayes has been featured in Veranda, Milieu, House Beautiful and Southern Living.  

Behind a gated drive is an attached 4 car garage with a large storage closet including an additional Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer. The entire garage is temperature controlled. There is also a 2 car parking pad and room for half-court hoops.   

Truly a legacy estate property.  Meticulously cared for by the current owners, superbly landscaped courtyards with fountains and vertical gardens. It is rare to find a home so beautifully maintained and ready to move in to!  This property exudes elegance and sophistication.