When a house on coveted Alta Drive with Rivercrest golf course views comes on the market it’s … well, real estate news. Big time. The oh-so-discreet façade of 505 Alta Drive is oh-so-understated old Fort Worth, though it masks a whopping 5,157 square feet of living area and sits on a nearly half acre lot. Inside, prepare to be wowed. This Rivercrest estate is all about the extras. Extras like three spacious living areas and three dining rooms.
Decorative painting frames the living room like a fantasy Roman triumphal arch. Lovely green marble surrounds the fireplace.
The perfectly proportioned living room is a spacious 24-by-15 feet. The house has only had two owners since it was built in 1949 — very Rivercrest — who have lovingly maintained the light pine floors.
A photograph of one of the dining areas reveals the house’s unusual layout. The unique residence is, in fact, a split level with the second level visible from the back.The main floor has three bedrooms, three and one half baths, and three living areas, and three dining areas. Below is another bedroom and one and one half baths, plus a casual living area, and laundry room.
The wide galley kitchen has custom painted cabinets, a Viking gas cooktop, and two Sub-Zero fridges. It overlooks a casual dining area.
The luxurious master suite consists of lavish dual master baths with marble floors, separate dressing area, with spacious closets, and a separate cedar closet.
This cheerful sunlit space is the closet dressing room with a marble topped packing table.
Another bedroom features paneled walls with built in cabinetry.
Undoubtedly the most beautiful space in the house is the terrace room with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors overlooking the 53-foot heated saltwater pool. The classical details of the room —pilasters and arches, are amplified by the bright white paint color. The chevron patterned floors ad subtle richness.
The terrace room looks like a separate pavilion resting on a podium with symmetrical, twin staircases.
A detached, copper roofed, gazebo contains a bar and full bath. And then there is the seemingly limitless seventh hole golf course view.
John Zimmerman of Briggs Freeman Sothebys is offering exceptional 505 Alta Drive for $3.999 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.