Atop a gentle hill in the heart of Old Westover rests 43 Valley Ridge Road, a stunning example of Colonial Revival architecture.
As one ascends the stone stairway, one notes the beautiful, established mature trees. The landscaping on the this nearly one-acre lot was carefully executed by Armstrong Berger of Dallas. Their work harmoniously blends the neighboring properties, creating an elegant, timeless design, and a lovely green palette to admire from the home. The commanding red brick, dark shutters, and prominent columns recall the majesty and promise of early American architecture, honoring our country's ingenuity and design aesthetic. Many special architectural details, including the herringbone brick front porch, cupolas, and stunning woodwork make this home a unique find in Fort Worth.
The traditional and formal floorplan provides spacious rooms perfect for entertaining. The central plan staircase and entry allows for easy flow throughout the home.
On the south side of the home is a large formal living room anchored by an elegant fireplace with marble surround. Multiple windows provide gorgeous westward views through the trees and views of the garden. Just off the living area is a billiard room with wet bar, plus a gorgeous card room with walls of windows looking on to the garden and to the west. The gracious formal dining room can accommodate a large dinner party. It connects to the updated kitchen through a large Butler's Pantry with custom cabinetry designed by artisans in Maine. The large kitchen is made for a chef. The large butcher block island allows for preparatory work with second sink, as well as storage for your cookbook collection. The industrial range and vent are perfect for the at-home chef. There is even a hidden cabinet with television for early-morning coffee and news watching. Completing the first floor is a warm family room with beamed ceiling and a grand, wood-burning fireplace that recalls Colonial American kitchens, complete with the owner's collection of serving ware perched on the mantle.
There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms upstairs. The master suite's windows provide morning sunrise views and colorful, tree-top sunset views. A fireplace anchors the room which could accommodate an additional sitting area. The master bath includes dual sinks, separate shower, and soaking tub. The second bedroom has tree-top views to the west and share a vintage pink bath with a large, additional bedroom. The fourth bedroom includes an ensuite bath, private staircase to family room, and warm light from a cupola.
The three-car garage also includes a half-bath, large utility room, and an upstairs guest quarters with two bedrooms and a Jack-and-Jill bath. Plus, there is a 'go' room, perfect for housing all sorts of gear, from a fly-tie station, to hunting camouflage, or camping tents.
The pool and spa were designed by Guy Woods and are hidden behind large hedgerows, proving a private, quiet retreat from busy everyday life. A large patio provides views to the pool area and is the perfect place for reflection. An additional sitting area, perfect for dining al fresco, rests under a beautiful arbor at the west end of the pool.
43 Valley Ridge Road is truly a one-of-a-kind home. From the views, to its architectural heritage, and its stunning landscaping, this home is the perfect place to make a lifetime of memories.
Property Features Include: 3 fireplaces, security system, security patrol, pool, Separate Guest Quarters, three-car oversized garage, electric cooling, gas heating system, city water
Views Include: Hills, Sunset
Amenities Include: in-ground gunite pool, spa/hot tub
Home Owners Assoc. Fee: $0
Association Type: U
Built in: 1939
Approximate Square Feet:
Exterior: Open patio, covered porch(s), greenhouse, gazebo/pergola, gardens, outdoor living center
Roof: Slate roof.
Architectural Style: Colonial
Lot Acres: .97