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!
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.
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.Listing Agent is Kathy Ferguson with Virginia Cook.
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.