If you are on the hunt for a lock-and-leave with location, 5016 Pershing Avenue may be for you. Seemingly retreating behind its two-car garage, this Fort Worth condominium is not much to look at from the street. Still, some may find security in its low-profile discretion. And it’s near the Cultural District, Downtown, the West Freeway — practically everything. Enter and take in the soaring double-height, open-concept living area overlooked by the kitchen. The sleek, mocha-stained concrete floors, scored into large squares on the diagonal, give the area an aura of rich modernity.
The kitchen is equipped with LG stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. Cabinets are capped with black granite counter tops. The 2009 unit is generous in size, with 2,386 square feet of living space distributed over three levels.
The master suite is on the first level. Floors are a rich laminate, which complement the polished concrete. The master bath has double vanities, shower, separate tub, and large closet.
The remaining two bedrooms of equal size are on level two, along with another full bath reached by an impressive, wide, industrial iron staircase. The ceiling cries out for a change of light fixtures — something industrial and modern — but I’m grousing.
On top, there is a slate tiled bonus room, ideal for an office or work out area. The third floor outdoor terrace with kitchen is the residence’s crown jewel with views of the quiet West Side neighborhood it overlooks. In addition to the two-car garage, there is a utility room and enclosed courtyard.
Toni Pruitt of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Fort Worth has priced 5016 Pershing Avenue at $499,000.
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, HGTV 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 Boulevard has been featured in 360 West.