Since Fort Worth has experienced an astonishing 60 percent growth rate in the last 15 years, it’s fortunate that land for development has been made available from in city and adjacent ranch lands and, incredibly, choice undeveloped tracts adjoining older neighborhoods. The estate at 4125 Idlewild couldn’t be more choicely placed, sandwiched as it is between the posh ’07 hoods of Monticello, Rivercrest, and Crestwood.
The development of Idlewild consists of a single street reached by crossing a quaint bridge. Gated at one end, houses of consistently high quality and expansive scale give a certain congruity to the boutique addition built in the late oughts. Jim Harriss of Village Homes has been at the forefront of development in the area and is responsible for 4125, built in 2008.
The forceful front consists of a symmetrical columned main bay and a wing to the left, which houses an office and mudroom on the ground floor and the children’s bedroom suite above. The slate roof nearly gleams and previews the quality of materials on the interior.