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…)

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…)

4501-el-campo-ave-fort-worth-tx-High-Res-1

Ah, where are the builders today, capable of packing a world of civilized charm into a mere 1810 square feet? The charm offensive at 4501 El Campo starts at the curb, beginning with the perfectly plumb, artisan stone wall containing hidden sculpted faces and fossils, protectively ringing the 1929 Arlington Heights two Bedroom one and a half bath cottage on the hill. (more…)