And even that is no guarantee. However, after finding that the dreamy Crestwood modern I had wanted to write about had been taken, I stumbled across a new, micro development that is more than promising.
Meet Wingate West 7th — new construction with a modern point of view while paying tribute to pleasing proportions of the past.
The townhouse development consists of two side-by-side buildings of five three-story units. The project is the latest effort from InTown Homes, whose sales are being spearheaded by dynamic broker, Brit Ewers. The project is located in a neighborhood of mostly modest, single-story houses from the 40s, but lately, because of its desirable location between 7th Street and White Settlement Road, it has become the locus for small townhouse, urban infill development with Linwood Park at its nucleus. That makes the area a bit patchy with a lot of construction activity. Nonetheless, urban pioneers who buy early here are certain to be richly rewarded. Below is the current street view.
Open living and kitchen are on the ground floor with 12-foot-high ceilings and plenty of fenestration overlooking a fenced garden. Floors are bleached white oak. Clean quartz counters cap white cabinets. Appliances are au courant stainless with a gas top.
These townhouses are roomy with over 2,700 square feet of living. The second floor has both the master and guest bedrooms as well as a handy laundry room. The third floor has a bonus room giving out onto a roof terrace which could serve as a third bedroom. There are three full baths with a powder room on the ground floor.
With its custom inlaid marble floors and walls, super spacious shower stall, and large soaker tub, the master bath certainly doesn’t want for luxury. A commodious closet lies beyond.
The balcony overlooks the Linwood scene —at this point quite a bit of building in progress. In compensation, are views of downtown. Units include many energy-efficient features and tankless water heaters. In fact, based on experience from previous construction, the units are so energy efficient that electric bills will run around $150 — in August! Covered parking for two vehicles is at back. Construction of the project is set to terminate by year’s end.
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 and the premier issue of Paper City-Fort Worth.