There are echoes of that other Wilshire Boulevard in this charming little villa in Berkley Place. Like the gracious Mediterranean ambiance embellished with palm trees and those lovely blue awnings, which match the window trim color.
Head on, the four bedroom, three bath, house built in 1928 looks rather simple and small. However, looked at from an angle, the tri-level structure reveals itself as a sophisticated composition of interlocking masses. And its exterior conceals a generous 3,450 square feet of living space. Less than one month old, this listing, in my opinion is one of the loveliest houses on the market in one of the prettiest, discreet neighborhoods in Fort Worth. In 2018, Fort Worth Magazine crowned Berkley Place Neighborhood of the Year
Enter the living room and take in the impeccably updated and maintained residence. The living room soars to double height with a sweeping staircase at one end overlooked by a landing opening.
Floor plans in Berkley Place can be a bit eccentric-funky even, but the lay-out here has a very agreeable, livable, rambling flow. From the living room three steps down lead to the dining room.
Behind is a completely renovated, eat-in, kitchen with a six burner Viking cook top. The kitchen is the heart of a secondary informal living area ideal for entertaining. At back is a large den with a second stair.French doors off of the kitchen lead to an outdoor logia. A bedroom with an attached bath completes the ground floor plan.
The large master suite has a sitting area centered on a wood burning fireplace with a large walk-in closet and thoughtfully updated bath. The newly added floor tile echoes the house’s Spanish style. The two remaining second floor bedrooms share a vintage Jack and Jill bath. One has a terrace that overlooks the front. The master has a terrace overlooking the back garden.
There is an under eave, third floor, bonus room currently being used as a guest bedroom but could serve as a home office or work out area. The back garden is a balanced blend of attractive hardscape and landscape. The HVAC system and tankless water heater are new. An automatic gate leads to parking. To fully appreciate how the repertoire of unique spaces are neatly bound one to the other, it is worthwhile to view the virtual tour.
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, HG 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.