It’s a CandysDirt.com kind of thing, looking for the unique and one-of-a-kind property. And the Hispano-Moresque, 1929 vintage villa at 6200 Curzon Ave. is certainly one of a kind.
Located near Burney Park in Fort Worth among the rolling hills of the charming West Side neighborhood the of Ridglea, its design and age distinguish it from its neighbors, which it predates by a generation. When the residence was constructed, it stood alone among undeveloped — you guessed it — ranch land.
The V-shaped plan is singular, distinctive, and worthy of analysis. Two asymmetrical wings seem to push the entrance bay forward. Weighty pillars frame the enclosed porch and balcony above. The tripartite doors above are capped by a modified Palladian motif, incised into the stucco. Below an arch, supported by Solomonic columns, is the entry. By contrast, the wooden front door seems humble and modest.
Enter and the plan of the 4,884-square-foot house appears radial, with multiple axises opening before you. To the left is the formal dining room and living room; to the right is a large informal living area. A lovely patterned Saltillo tile floor in the foyer sustains the Mediterranean mood.
The split circular staircase is strikingly beautiful and echoes the V-shaped floorplan of the four bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home. A pair of leaded stained glass windows illuminate the landing.
The formal living area shares period stained glass windows with the formal dining room. Beautifully maintained wide-plank oak floors run throughout the ground floor. A silver tea paper ceiling adds an elegant touch.
The informal living area, which occupies the entire right wing of the residence, is larger than the formal one. With its graceful arched doors and vaulted beamed ceiling, it rivals the other space in scale and grandeur.
The kitchen has been thoroughly updated with chef’s range stainless steel appliances and cerused oak cabinetry. Saltillo tile reappears for design consistency.
Beneath is a wine cellar, which can accommodate over 1,000 bottles.
All four bedrooms occupy the upstairs. The master suite has bath and closet space of super ample modern proportions.
The backyard features two pools. The tranquility and gorgeous design of these recall the Alhambra. It has a feeling of complete privacy-a true urban retreat.
“The nearly one-acre grounds of this place should sell the house,” said listing agent Tracy Smith.
There is a full pool/guest house as well. It contains a large party room, full bath, and bedroom. The garage has space for three cars.
Tracy Smith of Keller Williams is offering 6200 Curzon Ave. for $1.85 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.