If convenient, lock-and-leave living, a choice West Side location, and an affordable price top your list of must haves, you should definitely take a look at a new listing at 716 Arch Adams Lane. Location? Off 7th Street and within easy walking distance of the museums and 7th Street restaurants and clubs. The street is easy to miss, and that’s a good thing. Though near the heart of so much action, Arch Adams Lane is surprisingly quiet and tranquil. The street front entrance is the garage. The front door is accessed down a private path behind. The design recalls an urban loft conversion with industrial style windows and rusty iron canopies sheltering the entrance. Though the building looks freshly minted, the project was completed in 2004. That has given thoughtfully planned landscaping time to grow and fill in.
The 2,100-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bath townhouse is on three levels. The first floor has a bedroom and attached bath with Carrara marble countertops and shower. Laundry is hidden by double doors. A door at the back leads to the garage. Stairs lead to the open-concept living area on the second floor.
Second-floor ceilings are an airy nine feet. A balcony off the living room has tree-top views. The living area centers on a wood-burning fireplace. Floors are natural white oak.
The kitchen, at the far end of the second floor, features generous cabinet storage, granite countertops, steel appliances, and a gas cooktop.
The third level has abundant light from large windows at either end of the floor. The landing has room for a second, small living area or home office. The winding, iron staircase leads to the roof, which has outdoor living potential.
The master suite is privately tucked away on the third floor. The bath is a complete three piece, with twin sinks. Floors and surfaces are Carrara marble with the floor framed by black marble. Although the house would be ideal for empty nesters, the main traffic at the open house I attended seemed weighted to young couples, attracted, no doubt, by the sleek modern design of the property.
Alyson Hahnfeld Of Briggs Freeman Sothebys is offering 716 Arch Lane for $459,000.
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. His own home on historic Elizabeth Blvd. has been featured in 360 West.