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.
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.