Looking for a glamorous new build in an established West Side location? You would do well to have a look at 1410 Washington Terrace in Crestmont. Conveniently located off Camp Bowie and only a few short blocks from River Crest Country Club, the four-bedroom, four-and-one-half-bath house isn’t exactly a new build, but a recent remodel of a 1953 construction re-conceived from top to bottom with all of the mod cons.
The façade is asymmetrical but engaging. Frames of the second story arched windows poke playfully through the slate roof. The style, if one must ascribe one, might be dubbed French Contemporary.
Inside the plan is open and airy. An elegant curved staircase lies to the right of the entrance. Rich oak hardwoods run through the entire ground floor.
The interior is traditional without being stuffy, producing an impression of agreeable buoyancy. Rooms are spacious but not overly so, retaining a relaxed human scale. The 5,300 square feet of living has been thoughtfully apportioned throughout the house.
The mirrored formal dining room, as well as the family room, contain gas fireplaces. The space could comfortably accommodate 12 or more diners.
Running along the back of the house, with views of the pool, is large family room with a wet bar that easily breaks into two sitting areas. The rustic gray beams paradoxically have a softening affect on the space.
The beams are carried into the kitchen — fully stocked with top-of-the-line Viking appliances and a built-in Miele coffee maker. Carrara marble covers counters and backsplashes.
The master suite is located, according to the current preference, on the ground floor. It is comprised of a spacious bedroom and a third, private living area.
The master bath has both dual vanities and dual dressing areas. Floor-to-ceiling marble might look flashy in another context, but here it looks clean and refreshing.
The three additional bedrooms on the second floor rival the master for opulence. Wearing my interior designer hat, and having recently made a set for a client, I can tell you that labor alone to produce the lovely London blinds in this bedroom would be well over $1,000 each. Fabric and rugs are, also, noticeably of the highest quality.
The back is a private escape given over to hardscaped living area and pool with little garden to tend. The pool terminates in a triple fountain with an attached spa at the other end. A well-made virtual tour gives a good idea of the unique charms of this special property.
John Zimmerman of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International is offering 1410 Washington Terrace for $1,999,000.
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.