Want all of the must-have frills at an affordable price point? You might want to check out the golfing community of Lost Creek. Part of the extensive 7,200 acre Walsh Ranch development (more to come on that subject next week) it is a mere 15 minute drive from town, off the West Freeway, near Aledo. Perched atop the development is the new listing (only five days on the market) at 4532 Knoll Ridge. With its tasteful maturing landscaping and restrained but pleasing façade of stone and antiqued brick, the 2006 new build doesn’t lack curb appeal.
Entering the 3,700-square-foot residence, one is impressed by the wealth of deluxe materials and extra details — surprising at this price point. Floors are oak and travertine. Fine millwork, like the pilasters that frame windows, moldings, and wall niches all hint at the home’s custom origin. The first owner was in fact, one of the principle builder/developers of this section of Lost Creek.
The dining room to the right of the front hall features fine wainscoting a subtle color palette and crystal chandelier.
The vaulted, high-ceilinged living room (one of three living areas) is easily seen from the kitchen — perfect for family living. “This house has such broad appeal for so many buyers,” says listing agent Sarah Sewell. “It would be perfect for empty nesters who would enjoy a quiet golfing community near town or a family who would appreciate the open living plan and bedrooms on two floors,” she adds.
The kitchen features top-of-the-line cabinets and appliances. Painted cabinets harmonize perfectly with travertine floors and granite counter tops. Just behind is a full size utility room and hall leading to the master bedroom.
The ground-floor master bedroom is one of three, though one of the two upstairs living areas could easily be converted to add a fourth. Tray ceilings are not on my favorites list, but the slim width of the furr down framing this one adds convincing height. The paneled bed wall is a nice touch. The master bath — one of two plus a downstairs powder room — features separated sinks on opposite walls, shower, and soaker tub set into an arched niche.
Down a hall to the left is a completely private office with more space than the photograph suggests. “With its ground-floor location, it could even serve as a nursery,” agent Sewell points out.
Upstairs bedrooms are of generous proportions. Over the three-car garage is a cavernous living area, now being used as a media room. It’s so large it could house a full-scale, home gym with the adjacent bonus room devoted to media.
Outdoor living features attractive hardscape, a pergola, and fireplace.
Listing agent Sarah Sewell at Virginia Cook Realtors has priced 4532 Knoll Ridge at an affordable $498,900.
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.