Ever on the lookout for a new build we can love, I stumbled onto a Monticello gem of a listing at 3710 West 6th Street that has timeless appeal in a perfect west side location. The style isn’t just traditional, it’s Texas Mediterranean vernacular that, at first glance, you might mistake for a 1920s’ era construction which happily blends with it’s older neighbors. The façade is rich in thoughtful architectural details like the symmetrically disposed windows, arches, and mirror curved peaks in the center.
The welcoming porch has a stained concrete floor incised to look like slate. White washed brick adds to the vintage appeal.
The flexible floor plan of the four-bedroom, four-and-one half bath home features three living areas and two dining areas. The front of the ground floor is fairly traditional with living and dining rooms off the foyer with a handsome staircase in the center. An arched hallway with illuminated niches leads to the back.
The attention to architectural detail on the exterior is sustained in the interior. Custom moldings trim the rooms and arched caps crown the windows.
The formal living room is anchored by a fireplace — one of three in the 4,471-square-foot house.
One of the living rooms on the ground floor, to the right of the entrance vestibule, is a generous 16 x 24 feet. Natural light oak hardwoods run throughout.
The kitchen is equipped with all of the mod-cons including built in trash compactor, microwave oven, double electric ovens with a warming drawer and gas cook top with an indoor grill. A butler’s pantry leads to the dining room.
The kitchen overlooks a second family-friendly informal living area with a fireplace.
The cozy master suite features a fireplace which serves both the bedroom and the spa master bath.
The third floor has a large, under eave living area which could serve as a game or media room. Concealed behind louvered doors are alcove beds — ideal for children’s sleep overs. And there is a sitting room with an additional sleeping loft to accommodate extra guests.
An office, up and down utility rooms, mud room, and two car garage complete the generous package. And all of this for a near-bargain $185 per square foot price.
The easy to care for backyard is almost entirely hardscape attractively paved with slate. The house faces south but there is a fine view of town to the east. And the location couldn’t be more convenient with museums, 7th Street shops and restaurants only minutes away.
Taryn Wilson at Virginia Cook has priced 3710 W. 6th street at $829,900.
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.