Last week, Fort Worth Friday honored historic old Fort Worth. This week we go new. New as in a listing barely eight hours old in a development less than three years old. T
he gated community of River Heights is part of the ever westward push of this city-think The Shops at Clearfork, Waterside mostly, ever evolving pieces of Edwards Ranch-an entity older than the city of Fort Worth itself and yet, a continuing dynamic shaper of its future.
River Heights is a gated community of 65 lots sitting in a sinuous bend of the Trinity River. The gated neighborhood connects to the Trinity Trails hike and bike system with over 40 miles of trails. The neighborhood vibe is fresh, modern, and upscale though, the plan originally envisioned prices ranging from the $300,000s to over $1 million and a variety of living options, including single-family and townhouses. Already, price appreciation has moved those numbers north, signaling sound investment potential.
And who wouldn’t want to live on Sheer Bliss Lane? Sounds like a heavenly new shampoo brand, but hey, I’m in.
Our listing at 516 Sheer Bliss Lane is one of the townhouse options built by Village Homes. The 2,300-square-foot, three-bedroom, one-and-one-half-bath residence has an open, loft-like plan with 10-foot ceilings and high-quality finish out. Notice the quality of the doors — one of my litmus tests for new construction. This feels like a young person’s or a couple’s home, or perhaps an ideal nest for trendy empty nesters.
Not to say that the decor lacks warmth — the wide plank, hand-scraped oak floors, central fireplace, and cobalt blue kitchen island give the ground floor a homey feel. And the open floor plan has discreet, well-planned demarcations that make furniture placement a cinch.
The kitchen is all cool sophistication. Backsplashes are are glass subway tile with a pattern change square over the stove. The counter tops are quartz. Appliances are Kitchen Aid with a gas cooktop.
Other ground floor features are a mud room and laundry room. The house is energy efficient with double glazed windows.
The master bedroom suite is sheer bliss — an environment of contemporary comfort. The master bath with twin sinks has a glacial elegance.
There is a private patio and garage to the rear. Homeowners association dues are a modest $100 per month.
Amanda Easley of League Real Estate has priced 516 Sheer Bliss Lane at $439,000.
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.