Ask listing agent, Ann Nayfa, about 3601 Ledgeview Court in lovely wooded Overton Park. She knows its every corner having sold this five bedroom, four bath, gem to the present owners, who have remained loyal clients, 13 years ago, . Built in 1965, this classic has stood the test of time and born with grace thoughtful renovations. A deep set-back and long walkway lead to the columned portico, a later embellishment which perfectly compliments the symmetrical façade.
The interior is richly furbished in a sophisticated color palette, with deluxe wallpapers and hardwood floors that run throughout the house. Custom hand-forged ironwork ornaments the staircase and second floor overlook.
A dining room, beautifully staged with the current owner’s antiques, is to the left of the front hall. It’s spacious without being cavernous. In fact, that’s the vibe of the entire house. Rooms are of generous proportions with ceiling heights of 9 feet, but not super-sized. Openings and doorways are perfectly scaled for formal-but-comfortable, designated use, not gaping wide as in many new builds. It is not immediately apparent that this residence clocks in at over 5,000 square feet.
This is a house of low-key luxury, without bombast or pretension. The living room, one of four living areas behind the dining room, is dignified. It features both a wood-burning fireplace and beamed ceiling.
Open concept is employed where it belongs — at the heart of the house. The expansive kitchen with window-wrapped breakfast nook and island bar is equipped with a 48-inch Wolf stove capped by a commercial-grade hood. An additional, large Dacor oven is installed in a brick-framed arch.
An airy, less formal living area lies just beyond the kitchen. Terracotta tiles, white-washed doors, and ceiling beams strike a French Provincial note. It’s perhaps worth mentioning that the near-perfect plan of this house would easily adapt itself to a diversity of decorative schemes with, in most cases, mere surface alterations.
A ground-floor bedroom, not master — remember the 1965 vintage — is painted in serene slate blue and has its own bath.
The first-floor powder room exemplifies the level and quality of detail. Posh paper, bombe form sink cabinet, and deluxe hardware create an opulent effect.
A bonus sitting area with a wet bar at the house’s rear serves as a cabana room for the pool just outside.
The master bedroom suite is the locus of some of the most significant, improving alterations. The master bath was created by taking in attic space, allowing for the creation of a convenient, second utility room replacing the previous bath and the construction of separated his-and-hers closets with 21st century storage.
A long Jack-and-Jill double sink bath connects the two front bedrooms.
The house is sited on an ample lot of over one half acre. The back yard is a lush, landscaped, paradise with a wisteria draped arbor, large pool and spa. There is, in addition, a fully equipped workshop.
The choice location in Overton Park places it in the desirable Tanglewood School District, eliminating the necessity of considering private schools. Virginia Cook star realtor, Ann Nayfa, has priced 3601 Ledgeview Court at $1.395 million.
Eric Prokesh is an interior designer whose work has appeared on HGTV, and 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.