Remodeled Contemporary in Westover Hills Well Worth a Look

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Nestled in Westover Hills
1912 Canterbury Drive is an eclectic mix of many styles and materials in Westover Hills (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

Did you know that, tucked into scenic landscape of Fort Worth is the third wealthiest town in Texas? Take that Big D!

Westover Hills is a charming little town, less than one square mile, with approximately 250 homes nestled into Cowtown by Shady Oaks Country Club, only 11 minutes from the downtown area.

If you blink you’ll miss it.  So don’t blink!

This is where I would be 99% of time if I lived here
Wonderful patio off kitchen and family area has feeling of relaxing wine bar or Aspen ski lodge.  Porch was brainchild of Joe Self of Firm 817

Westover Is Worth It

Based on per capita income, Westover Hills sits only behind Piney Point Village (ick, Houston = humid and smoggy) and Barton Creek (double-ick, Austin = traffic galore) in Texas, and is the 12th highest income area in the United States.

Filled with amazing trees and quiet winding roads, Westover Hills is always worth a slow drive through when in that area.  The vegetation is so lush and thick that it’s almost like a rain forest.

Of course doesn't hurt when owner has pretty good taste as well
Original terrazzo floors were salvaged but everything else was added in 2013 – notice large windows giving tree house feel

This town of around 650 residents is definitely an area where “price per square foot” has very little relevance when considering the homes.

Of course the homes located in Westover Hills aren’t too shabby either.  There are some crazy-big and crazy-expensive places to gawk at as you drive by.

But 1912 Canterbury Drive is one home you don’t just drive past.  This is a home where you want to put the car in park to fully enjoy.

Every detail was painstakingly thought out before implementing
Open kitchen flows into family area with access to deep porch in front of home

Originally built in 1973, the current owners completely took the home apart and rebuilt it in 2013. And what a job they did.

According to listing agent Joseph Berkes of Williams Trew Real Estate, only the studs and terrazzo floors remained after demo day.

The rest was remodeled by V Fine Homes, one of Fort Worth’s best custom designer and builder.

The master closet is crazy in this a museum
Master bathroom has feeling of spa…and wait til you see the closet!

The home has flairs of Modernism, Mid-Century Modern, Texas Vernacular, Industrial, Aspen ski lodge, wine bar, tree house and museum all perfectly put together.

From the wood paneling and custom cherry cabinets to the steel windows and doors, every detail of this home was painstakingly considered, and it shows!

“Anyone … Anyone …”

When I stepped into this home, I had a 1986 flashback … it totally reminded me of this great scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Oohhh yeahhhhh!  Besides do you really need a reason to watch such an awesome clip?

"What'd I do?"....."You killed the car"
Can’t you see Cameron’s dad’s Ferrari plunging through these windows???

The main or entry level is actually the second floor!  All but the secondary bedrooms, which are on the first floor, are on this level.

Being elevated on a sloping homesite gives you the feeling that you are in a treehouse.  But with all main areas on the same floor, this home is perfect for families of all ages.

Good thing landscape is low maintenance - would be exhausting to mow this lot every weekend
Side view of 1912 Canterbury Drive – home a lot larger than it looks from street view – amazing when trees in full bloom – designed for a future pool in mind.

The home at 1912 Canterbury is just a little over 4,000 square feet.  It has four bedrooms (or three and a study), plus two full and one half bathrooms. Beyond that, it’s just a really cool house to see.

The home is listed for sale at $1.899 million by Joseph Berkes of Williams Trew Real Estate.

That’s all from Tarrant County this week, Dirty Readers. Remember, if you have comments, questions, or ideas for future stories – I’m always here to listen!  Bring it.

Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth.  Statements and opinions are his own.  Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004.  He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for over 14 years.  Seth also loves bow ties.  You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or


Seth Fowler

Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth. Statements and opinions are his own - no matter how correct. Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004. He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for the past 15 years. You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636. Seth also loves bow ties.

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