Eclectic, and somewhat eccentric, is the only way to describe 700 Quail Ridge Road. A property that must be toured to be appreciated. The setting, carefully chosen by the seller and original owner, is a point of a hill overlooking South Fork of Trinity River Valley. Views are incredible, taking in far distant horizons, with Split Rail Golf Course, woods and pastures below, and a bonus of dramatic sunsets to the west.
The home is a 16-sided polygon shape making it possible to view its surroundings north, south, east and west. Size dictated by length of turn-of-the century pine beams, originally floor beams in the Swift Packing Plant on Fort Worth’s north side. Walls are almost exclusively natural stain, #1 yellow pine, 1x8 tongue-and-grove boards, placed diagonally on second floor and horizontal on the first. The solid wood front door is Philippine mahogany as are tongue-and-grove board bathroom walls. Stairs to second level, are heavy, thick antique wood treads.
Reminiscent of a ski lodge in character, the great room on second level features a free-standing 8-foot diameter fireplace with rock ledge. The kitchen and a half bath complete that floor. On the entry level are three bedrooms, two full baths and an office. Windows in each room have their own special views.
A rare find, this private retreat is complete with a full-size tennis court, sits on approximately 4.7 acres and is convenient to Fort Worth, Dallas and Weatherford by way of IH-20. It is inviting to native wildlife, plus incredible bird-watching, from brilliantly colored painted buntings at feeders to hawks and vultures, which can be seen soaring over the valley.
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Located in the Aledo ISD, the property is within Annetta North city limits, with an Aledo mailing address. It is priced at $445,000, and showings are by appointment only. Descriptive pictures are on Brants Realtors’ website, www.brants.com. For additional information and showings, please contact Harriet Henderson, at 817-929-0261.