We’ve only been here once before, because Bradford Park Court is about as exclusive as it gets in Fort Worth, and because houses seldom come on the market in this choice haven. In fact, the gated community developed in 1993 consisting of a handful of custom houses, is its own subdivision in a choice Westside location, sandwiched between Westover Hills and Rivercrest. Twenty years have given time for landscaping to mature and has given the homes a patina suggestive of old money.
Situated on a nearly one-acre lot, 2101 Bradford Park Court immediately makes an impression. A gracefully undulating drive wrapping a handsome live oak leads to carved limestone framed entrance. The large residence clocks in at almost 6,700 square feet and has five bedrooms and five full baths with two half baths.
The rambling floor plan is ideal for entertaining. There are fully four living areas and formal and informal dining areas. Hand-scraped wood floors are of luxurious warm walnut.
Vaults and arches are a leitmotief threading throughout the residence, evoking a romantic past. The French-inspired structure is the conception of architect Weldon Turner of the Dallas-based firm of Turner/Boaz, and features bespoke molding, millwork, and trim.
Custom pine paneling and beams add warmth to the downstairs library centering on one of the home’s three fireplaces. Jazzy Stark leopard print carpet livens up the decor. Another downstairs living area with its easy-on-the-eye symmetry and cream color scheme has a relaxed understated elegance.
The eat-in kitchen boasts commercial-grade gas cook-top, vent, and built-in fridge/freezer. The breakfast area is situated under a playfully vaulted pergola-type whitewashed wooden ceiling.
The ground floor has a large laundry room with a separate sink served by a laundry chute. In addition, there is a guest bedroom with a bath. A sinuous spiral staircase leads to the master bedroom and three additional bedrooms.
The sumptuous master bedroom suite sports all of the luxury of a five-star resort. The master bedroom, with its beamed ceiling, easily accommodates a king size bed, chaise longue, and separate sitting area.
The large master bathroom with twin sinks and abundant storage has a view of the backyard. The tub is encased in slab marble. The mosaic floors are heated.
The exercise room has a devoted bath and could readily convert into a sixth bedroom or office. In addition, there is a massive recreation room over the three car garage.
The outdoor area features a pool with waterfall surrounded by slate hardscape. An open pool pagoda houses an outdoor living area and fireplace. HOA dues are $1,850 quarterly.
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.