Tucked into a quiet Westside location, only blocks from Rivercrest Country Club, Museums, and 7th Street shops and restaurants, 4051 Modlin Avenue sports classic Colonial style and a generous 4,700 square feet of living space. The façade is pleasingly symmetrical capped at the center by a broken pediment surmounting a graceful arched window.
The floor plan of the 1955 vintage, four-bedroom, three-and-one-half bath home is surprisingly open and modern with uninterrupted sight-lines from front to back, creating the illusion of abundant, airy space. There are fully three living areas on the ground floor. The largest living room is anchored by one of the three fireplaces with a bookcase lined library/study beyond. Light polished oak floors cover the entire ground floor.
The kitchen is equipped with Viking ovens, microwave, range, and range hood. Countertops are a combination of granite and steel. The center island has a second sink. In all, the house has three kitchen areas with an outdoor kitchen under the porch and an additional kitchen in the guest/pool house.
All four bedrooms are on the second floor. The spacious master has a fireplace with a luxurious spa bath. The bath has twin vanities, glassed-in shower stall, and a tub encased in slab marble. The master closet with its generous cabinetry and storage is the size of a large room.
A second-floor balcony overlooks the pool area. The cabana at back echoes the classic styling of the main building with pilasters framing three pairs of French doors with transom windows above. The open brick veneered room with a high beamed ceiling makes an ideal party space. Parking is a separate covered carport with three spaces. There is also a greenhouse thrown into the bargain. And all of this discreet luxury and comfort, with a choice westside location comes in at under $1 million.
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.