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9572 Bella Terra Drive in Montserrat (Photos courtesy of MLS-Images)

Where can you find a luxury, Texas Hill Country inspired home in a guarded neighborhood, less than 15 miles from downtown Fort Worth, with tranquil views, and the ability to park a dozen vehicles?  If you guessed Tarrant County then you are correct!

Texas Hill Country look-and-feel with stone facade and metal roof

9572 Bella Terra Drive is a 7,500-square-foot home with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two half bathrooms, seven (that’s right, I said seven) living areas, three fireplaces, a pool, spa, and parking bays for at least 10 vehicles!  If space is what you want, space is what you get with this home.

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701 Alta Drive

With lot values north of $1.5 million, a new build with all of the modern must-haves is something of a rarity in the heart of old River Crest. And driving by, you might not immediately identify 701 Alta Drive as a new build, set as it is within old growth trees, its traditional front politely blending with its older neighbors. (more…)

Majestic Montserrat Manor

Majestic, may be a bit of hyperbole, nevertheless from the stone paved drive to the gabled, turreted roof  the 9156 square foot 5 bedroom, 5.2 bath, house at 9517 Bella Terra, featuring  four fireplaces and an astonishing 8-yes-8 car garage, certainly gives the impression of baronial scale and splendor. (more…)

5309 Pradera Court.Just as Dallas seems to push relentlessly northward, so Fort Worth’s dynamic growth and hottest new developments  are propelling it ever westward. 5309 Pradera Court lies in the latest and third phase of the wildly successful La Cantera development in the 460 acre Team Ranch which opened in March of 2000. (more…)

5320 Quail Run A

When I was a kid, I really wanted a treehouse. I dreamed of a hidden place in the treetops where I could read books and draw, away from my worries. I badgered and begged to no avail, and to this day, treehouses are objects of fascination for me.

Today’s Fort Worth Friday satisfies that part of me wants a grown-up treehouse. The house a 5320 Quail Run Street is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in west Fort Worth near River Crest Country Club. With two decks, high ceilings, and oversized windows looking onto nearly one acre of trees, bushes, and a creek, it feels like a secluded spot away from the busy world.

This two-story beauty is certainly more sophisticated than any treehouse, however. It was built in 1961 and has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 3,515 square feet. Stone and natural materials are incorporated into the contemporary design in a truly unusual way, and the lush landscaping and shady walkways make the property a haven. It is listed by Joan Trew at WilliamsTrew for $749,900.

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3197 Westcliff Front

What a cute home! This house, the former abode of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, is an absolutely charming fieldstone cottage in the Bellaire neighborhood. I could totally imagine the mayor of Cowtown living in this adorable house, with its fantastic and well-maintained curb appeal and party-ready back patio.

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