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. Building continues in carefully planned stages under the supervision of the land planning firm Graham Associates of Arlington. Along with high end housing, the project will include multi family housing, retail and 88 acres left as designated green space. The recreational Lake Benbrook with accompanying campgrounds, and trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding is a mere 5 miles south.
Behind the arched entry of the 3593 square foot cottage, lies an expansive open floor plan with rusticated hardwood floors throughout, consistent with the house’s comely Tudor façade. On the right through a pair of French doors is sizable room clearly intended for a home office but with a door to a half bath and small closet, it could serve as a spare bedroom in a pinch. To the left is a separate dining room which connects to the kitchen via a butler’s pantry .
Continuing on, to the right, a corridor leads to two bedrooms of nearly equal size with a large Jack and Jill bath between containing two ample closets. Also off the corridor is a handsome stair case leading to a cozy, under the eaves room, with beveled pine floors. With its own bath and closet it ups the official 3 bedroom count to 4 but separated from the rest of the house it will probably find its purpose as a media or work-out room.
The heart of the house is the open living area composed of a gabled living room with beams and commanding cast stone fireplace open to the chefs kitchen anchored by a grand central island. A covetable, 6 burner, dual fuel commercial range with griddle and well chosen, better than standard issue granite are salient upgrades. Outside, under a covered patio, is an additional fireplace.
A small passageway off of the kitchen leads to the master suite. The bedroom, as expected, the most spacious, connects to a luxurious master bath-a real stunner with rich, rectangular slate floors and Carrara marble vanities and tub surround. Behind the tub wall is what can only be described as shower room with two heads and twin benches in each corner.
Laundry, a full room with faucet and scrub sink, lies off a hall, come mud room, leading to the 3 car garage. The granite surfaces in the laundry add an over-the-top touch.
Priced at $675,000. Listing Agent: Johnny Purselley, Briggs Freeman
Eric Prokesh is an interior designer whose work has appeared on HGTV, in books and publications including D Home, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, and House and Garden. In January 2005, HG named Eric one of the 50 tastemakers in America and D Home 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.