Bella Flora

Where to find a spread of incomparable modern glamor, replete with all of the requisite state-of-the-art electronics to run a smart house? Why head west of course.

The gated community of Bella Flora, in the choice Aledo school district, lies in the southwestern-most corner of Fort Worth now a quick commute from town via the Chisolm Trail Parkway. Inside this neighborhood is 7951 Bella Flora Drive — the striking vision of Scott Watson of Flynn & Watson Architects. Its strong horizontal profile hugs the nearly two-acre lot in a Neo-Prairie style, which is both modern and site appropriate, way while the symmetrical central echoes tenants of classical architecture. And a spare repertoire of materials—stucco, gray river rock, and metal roofing, give the house an air of disciplined elegance.

Bella Flora

Built only in 2014, the 5,270-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bath home still has that new house smell and feels completely on trend. Dark polished concrete floors and museum-quality, level-five finished walls and river rock sustains the restrained beauty of the exterior. An open floor plan gives sweeping, uninterrupted views from the front door to back. Custom windows open to a view of the fountain and creek beyond.  And belying the belief that modern means boring, fittings and materials border on the opulent. Check out the blingy chandeliers (staying) and the surreal, standout blue agate powder room counter, lit from below. (more…)

When a house on coveted Alta Drive with Rivercrest golf course views comes on the market it’s … well, real estate news. Big time. The oh-so-discreet façade of 505 Alta Drive is oh-so-understated old Fort Worth, though it masks a whopping 5,157 square feet of living area and sits on a nearly half acre lot. Inside, prepare to be wowed. This Rivercrest estate is all about the extras. Extras like three spacious living areas and three dining rooms.

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7951 Bella Flora

Where to find modern L.A.-style glamor, replete with all of the requisite state-of-the-art electronics to run a smart house? Why, head west of course.

Actually, the gated community of Bella Flora, which has a Benbrook Zip code in the choice Aledo school district, lies in the southwestern most corner of Fort Worth and is a quick commute from town via the newly opened Chisolm Trail Parkway. Inside this neighborhood is 7951 Bella Flora Drive — the striking vision of Scott Watson of Flynn & Watson Architects. Its strong horizontal profile hugs the nearly 2 acre lot in a neo-prairie style way while the symmetrical central bay reminds us of classical architecture. A spare repertoire of material —, stucco, gray river rock, and metal roofing — give the house an air of disciplined elegance. (more…)

1521 Elizabeth Blvd.Since houses on one of Fort Worth’s premiere historic streets infrequently come on the market, it isn’t surprising that 1521 Elizabeth Boulevard, is garnering a lot of agent and buyer interest.

“We’ve only officially been on the market since Monday and we’ve already had dozens of showings,” observes Briggs Freeman agent Lisa Logan. Many of the prospective buyers are relocating from other markets and are amazed at the value Fort Worth offers.  (more…)

2402 Omni Residences

Just hitting the resale market is a coveted corner patch of urban sky on the 24th floor of Fort Worth’s premiere, sold out Omni Residences at 1301 Throckmorton Street. At 1,645 square feet, No. 2402 is hardly compact. Dramatic 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows frame the Fort Worth cityscape to the south and add to the illusion of infinite space. From the eastern front, on a cool, clear day, vistas beginning with the extensive rail and freeway networks feeding the city, can extend all the way to Dallas. (more…)

Majestic Montserrat Manor

Majestic, may be a bit of hyperbole, nevertheless from the stone paved drive to the gabled, turreted roof  the 9156 square foot 5 bedroom, 5.2 bath, house at 9517 Bella Terra, featuring  four fireplaces and an astonishing 8-yes-8 car garage, certainly gives the impression of baronial scale and splendor. (more…)