The listing describes 5909 Monterrey Lane as a hidden gem — a characterization that perfectly epitomizes the relatively unknown Meadowbrook Hills addition in general.
Not that Meadowbrook Hills is a new neighborhood. Developed in 1951, it is embellished with large trees and midcentury houses on large lots. Located east of town, the addition lies just inside of Loop 820. Established Fort Worthers have looked askance at the location as out of the way and inconvenient but it is nearer to town than many new western additions. And the average per square foot price of about $100 makes the area tempting and is enticing buyers on the hunt for value.
The Monterrey Lane house — built in 1961 — is a real spread perched on a lovely lot of over one-half acre. The floor plan of the 3,100-square-foot house is rather sophisticated, with the entrance at mid-level and the main living area below. Three of the four bedrooms are at the top level.
The layout of the lower level should please younger buyers desiring an open concept, entertaining-friendly plan. The living and dining areas are overlooked by the spacious well-appointed kitchen. A large wood-burning fireplace anchors the other end of the suite. The ambiance is relaxed, convivial and totally livable.
The kitchen is rather a dream with generous cabinetry updated appliances, a mobile island and an indoor grill. There is a pantry and utility room with additional storage behind.
Adjoining the living room is a jazzy wet bar suitable for entertaining your own Rat Pack.
The master bedroom is a roomy 300 square feet. All three bedrooms on the upper level have hardwood floors and French doors that lead to the balcony overlooking the backyard.
The master bath has twin sinks and granite countertops. A secondary bedroom sports a wood-burning fireplace.
The beautiful, rambling backyard, dense with trees, is a private paradise. It’s perfect for entertaining, with attractive hardscape, new deck, and fire pit. And doesn’t the organically shaped pool perfectly suit the style of the house? Additional bonuses include solar panels, security cameras and a new fence with an electric gate. And there is plenty of parking with two garage spaces and two additional carport spaces.
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.