This week’s Fort Worth Friday sprang from a Dallas/Fort Worth Thursday. On the hunt at Nick Brock, one of my favorite antique shops in Dallas, I had the pleasure of running into one of my favorite Fort Worth designers, Tara Took, and meeting another Fort Worth designer, Adana Agee.

“Where in Fort Worth do you live?” I asked my new friend, Adanna.

“In Berney Park.”

“Berney Park?”

“It’s a subdivision of Ridglea, off Camp Bowie, near La Madeleine,” she explained.

“Oh, I don’t know it. Anything for sale there?” I inquire. I knew it was coming… (more…)

A. Quincy Jones

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2018! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff at CandysDirt.com!]

From Eric Prokesh: Sometimes it’s difficult to find 500 words to write about a particular listing. And then there are the rare properties about which one can’t say enough. I didn’t have to think twice about which post I wanted to rerun during our little editorial break this week. The A. Quincy Jones at 4167 Charron Lane has it all. With a proud past and almost 70 years of age, it still boldly and freshly proclaims the future. I described it as Fort Worth’s most beautiful and storied orphan in my May write up. Having sat empty, on and off the market for years, team Tina McMakin and Alyson French were enlisted to breath life into this architectural treasure. The result? Three months after staging, the orphan was at long last adopted at full price.  


A. Quincy Jones’ architectural masterpiece at 4167 Charron Lane is likely Fort Worth’s most beautiful and storied orphan. Houses by the venerated modernist architect are so sought after in his native Los Angles, that they are snapped up by the rich and famous as soon as they hit the market. Jennifer Aniston paid $22 million for hers. Courtney Cox lives in one. Seasoned star flipper, Ellen Degeneres banked 15 million dollars, selling her A. Quincy Jones-designed house, to Napster founder Sean Parker for a staggering 55 million dollars, after holding it for less than one year .

A. Quincy Jones

Mrs. Alfred Steele (Joan Crawford) in her William Haines decorated Manhattan Apartment. Feud fans will notice her signature plastic slip covers.

Back in Fort Worth, this A. Quincy Jones gem has enjoyed a glamorous past and faced an uncertain future. Built in 1953 by oil man Andrew Fuller, who had ties to Los Angeles, the home once hosted Hollywood luminaries like Jimmy Stewart and Joan Crawford. Joan would have felt perfectly comfortable here with an interior executed by her own designer and friend, Billy Haines, whose career she helped launch. Amon Carter III, son of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram publisher and grandson of the legendary mayor, also lived here.

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Burney Park

It’s a CandysDirt.com kind of thing, looking for the unique and one-of-a-kind property. And the Hispano-Moresque, 1929 vintage villa at 6200 Curzon Ave. is certainly one of a kind.

Located near Burney Park in Fort Worth among the rolling hills of the charming West Side neighborhood the of Ridglea, its design and age distinguish it from its neighbors, which it predates by a generation. When the residence was constructed, it stood alone among undeveloped — you guessed it — ranch land. (more…)