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Fort Worth Friday: Westcliff Gem With Expanded Space Feeds Into Tanglewood Schools

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by Eric Prokesh

Talk about move in ready! This 1958 Westcliff gem at 4500 Hildring Drive has been completely revamped and revitalized by its architect owner for comfortable contemporary living, ideal for a young family with its access to top-notch Tanglewood schools.

Occupying a generous 1/3 acre lot, with an attractive set-back among mature foliage, this charmer exudes curb appeal. The upgrade of cedar garage doors and supporting elements add force to the facade. And oh the hardwood floors — delicious!

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Entering through handsome paired doors with large upper lights, which add to the abundant light in the ample living room, one can’t help but admire the unusual, rich, dark, random width birch, hardwood floors. Stairs opposite lead to a skillfull attic repurpose which adds an additional 1000 feet to the second floor of the property. The ground floor Master Bedroom Suite, generously graced with 3 closets, includes a double sink vanity and large soaker tub. A smaller additional bedroom would serve beautifully as a home office.

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But the true downstairs stand-out is the kitchen/dining area with rich Carrara countertops, hand-made Water Works back splash tiles, throwaway chic butcher block island of warm walnut, all of which confront an open area with a corner wood-burning fireplace with painted brick. This all evokes the perfect-picture space for casual family dining and just about everything else that revolves around the kitchen.

The upstairs attic conversion bring the bedroom and bath total to four bedrooms, plus three full baths, adding an additional living area and and solving the vexing designer dilemma of where to place the main TV. Two bonus bedrooms complete the family friendly portfolio. All this for…  $595,000. Ah Fort Worth.

Infrastructure Report: Brand New HVAC. Foam Insulation. Electric Upgrades. New Roof. Extra Large Capacity Tankless Water Heater. The home is 2862 square feet, feels like more, and the original structure was built in 1958.57756025-16Listing Agent is Kathy Ferguson with Virginia Cook.

 

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Eric Prokesh is an interior designer whose work has appeared on HGTV, in books and publications including DHome, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, and House and Garden. In January 2005, HG named Eric one of the 50 tastemakers in America and DHome has included him as one of Dallas’ Best Designers for 10 years. Having lived most of his life in Dallas, he now calls Fort Worth home and is one of our experts on beautiful Fort Worth Dirt.

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Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, bloggers and consultants. She reports on Dallas real estate for WFAA-TV’s Daybreak with Ron Corning, and is frequently called as a real estate expert by other Dallas media. She is also a real-estate editor for CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, the Katy Trail Weekly and the White Rock Weekly. She even has her own web-based Real Estate show called, The Party Line. Candy has written for AOL Real Estate, and is a guest blogger for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News plus a host of national sites. Candy was a longtime contributing editor to Dallas’ D Magazine and sister pubs, and in 2007 founded the wildly successful Dallas real estate blog, DallasDirt. That’s where she broke the news on where former president George W. Bush bought his Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of an exciting platform of Dallas-based real estate sites including SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market, and her signature CandysDirt.com, everything you need to know about real estate in North Texas. And yes, we are still psyched about the GOLD! In 2013, CandysDirt.com was named Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations, and the only association for journalists covering real estate, home and urban design. We snatched silver in 2015, and who knows what 2016 brings...

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