Bent Elm Lane

Another Riverhill stunner that gets it right, this one at 4020 Bent Elm is elegant without being bombastic. Why have we come to expect that from new construction? This lovely brick home, built in 2015 clocks in at a manageable 3,748 square feet.

In fact the entry is best described modest and restrained. Still, quality is immediately evident. Custom scraped hardwoods, fine doors and custom millwork give the house a classic, custom look. To the right, behind French doors, is a charming study with Williamsburg Blue paneled walls and a beamed ceiling.

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Bishops Flower

After last week’s post in Park Hill, I was determined to find new construction that could rival the venerable Winton Terrace grand dame for classical style and pleasing proportions. My first impulse was to look in Riverhills, a new development in Edwards Ranch that a classic house lover can embrace. Choice listings here are thin on the ground, so I was pleased to find a balanced beauty on the charmingly monikered street at 3820 Bishop’s Flower.

I had to look the unlikely name up. If you don’t know, bishop’s flower is a lovely, simple, white bloom used in cut flower arrangements. It grows in the Western United States. Lovely, simple, white, only begins to describe the appeal of this listing, too. Symmetrical quoined bays frame the receding center block capped by a lantern. (more…)

3832 Bishops Flower in Riverhills was designed and constructed by V Fine Homes of Fort Worth (photos: Trey Freeze Media)

The trend in newer Fort Worth developments is the attempt to recreate the Golden Age of neighborhoods and home construction from the 1920s and 30s.  Riverhills, Walsh, and Parks of Aledo are recent developments that desire the look-and-feel of neighborhoods that were built when many classic communities were created throughout the United States.

Back then there were no production builders.  There were no homes with turrets, discombobulated roof lines, and especially no stone-and-brick-and stucco combinations that are unfortunately seen throughout the Metroplex in many newer developments.

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A lot of times I fall in love with the home thanks to the context that furniture of the appropriate size and style provides. And then there are homes that are like Elvis, Barbara Streisand, or Mick Jagger: They need no introduction or context for you to fall in love with their style.

This is one of the latter, with gorgeous hardwood floors, painted exposed beam ceilings, and the sharp-pitched forms of a classic Tudor. It feels comfortable yet grand, timeless without being untouchable. Built in 2008, it has all the modern amenities you want, and yet it has the look and feel of a century-old Abbey and the quality construction to last just as long.

It’s in Fort Worth’s sought-after Riverhills neighborhood on a quiet cul-de-sac among homes of a similar caliber. It shows of just the kind of variety of architecture and style you can find in some of the very classy neighborhoods on the outskirts of southwest Fort Worth. Jump to see more!

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