The Perfect Tudor is This Berkley Place Beauty With a Forest Park View

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Yes, I can hear you, but before you dismiss this listing for being on a busy Forest Park Blvd., you should take into account the near-half-acre lot on a beautifully landscaped corner location.

This Forest Park Blvd. lot has a deep setback and retaining wall at the sidewalk. A run of 14 steps lead to this charming, just listed, 1927 vintage Tudor. An attractive iron fence wraps on the Wilshire Boulevard side. And across Forest Park Blvd. is lovely Forest Park, which is arguably the loveliest public park in the Metroplex.

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Inside are delightful period details like arched openings and barrel-vault ceilings and beautifully restored hardwood floors, with white walls and ample fenestration create an atmosphere of airy spaciousness.

The nearly four-bedroom, two-bath house has a respectable 3,484 square feet of living space spread over two floors.

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The vaulted living room is anchored by a large Batchelder tile fireplace, now adapted for gas. Steps into the space amplify ceiling height. The uncluttered, contemporary furnishings contribute to a relaxed, easy elegance with a California vibe.

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Steps at the long end of the living room lead up to a cheerful sunroom on the Wilshire Blvd. side with French doors leading to a covered porch at back.

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Steps at the other end of the living room lead to the spacious formal dining room. The only hint of color is the gilding on the over window festoons, which compliment the gilt chandelier.

The mirrored console and flat mirror create a modern riff on the classic pier table trumeau combo.

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Un-renovated Berkley Place kitchens are notoriously cramped. A rework of this space has created a roomy modern workspace with a breakfast nook.

Notice how the furr down normally an architectural solecism, is a well-considered design detail which effectively works to frame and center the space. Over the island hangs a rather glam chandelier. The breakfast area has a sizable built-in buffet.

The 240-square-foot master bath on the ground floor is part of a full suite that includes a bath with a large shower stall and dual sinks, plus built-in linen storage and a separate cedar closet with a custom closet system.

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A large stair landing leads to the remaining three bedrooms — one of which is now being used as a den/television room. Another is now a nursery.

The back garden breaks up into three attractive spaces. The hardscape is impressive, with stone paving and handsome stone walls. An automatic iron gate opens to a drive leading to a free-standing, two-car garage.

John Staab of Motive Real Estate Group has priced 2215 Forest Park Blvd at $927,000.


Eric Prokesh

Eric Prokesh is an interior designer whose work has appeared on HGTV, in books and publications including DHome, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, and House and Garden. In January 2005, HG named Eric one of the 50 tastemakers in America and DHome 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.

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