This week’s Fort Worth Friday is about as good as it gets. The listing is only days old and interest is robust. That isn’t surprising given that this is one of the loveliest properties to come to market lately.
Add to that, Monticello is one of the Westside’s best neighborhoods and this home is a great address on one of Monticello’s best-preserved streets.
The impeccably manicured lawn and exquisitely executed semicircular box hedges foreshadow the orderly disciplined decor behind the welcoming robin’s egg blue door. That lovely hue is an ethereal motif that threads throughout the house from the front door through the living room, to the kitchen.
And that living room. Scrumptious. Doesn’t it look as if were plucked straight from the cover of House Beautiful circa 1965? The floral above the chimneypiece is pure perfection.
Color and decor are so tightly controlled by gifted designer/owner Michelle Moncrief in such an unabashedly retro way that the effect is novel bordering on the surreal. Green, blue, white. Take in the flounces in the pelmet of the taffeta curtains and chintz sofa pillows
Built in 1930, the residence has a traditional center hall plan with all four bedrooms on the second floor.
Don’t be deceived by the very human proportions of these rooms. There is more than 6,000 square feet of living space in the four-bedroom, four-and-two-half-bath house.
The eat-in kitchen is essentially a broad galley with Carrara marble counter tops. That soothing robin’s egg blue reappears in the backsplash, over the six burner cook top and the kitchen island with a large farm house sink.
The principal bedroom is a lavish suite that easily accommodates a king-size bed, multiple seating areas, and built-in storage. Located at the back of the house, the two windows overlook the pool and garden.
Soft celadon green seen on the ground floor makes a reappearance in the second floor living area with a wet bar and wine fridge. Special extras, not seen in the photography, include an elevator, laundry on both floors and two fireplaces.
The back garden is an outdoor Arcadia composed of leafy arbors, an organically contoured pool, cabana/guest house, and an adorable playhouse. There are three parking spaces and another property feature —a convenient drive-through from Virginia Place to Westview.
Martha Williams of Williams Trew Real Estate is offering 300 Virginia Place in Monticello for $1.65 million.