Cliburn’s Westover Hills home has new owners
04/27/2014 4:52 PM
04/27/2014 7:22 PM
The late Van Cliburn’s 10,000-square-foot home in Westover Hills has sold more than a year after the famed pianist’s death.
According to deed records, the home at 23 Westover Road was sold to a limited liability company called 23 West on March 6.
Not much is known about the buyer. The company is registered in Delaware, but information about its officers and directors is not available on a secretary of state’s filing in that state. The company was formed in January and lists 201 Main St., Suite 3200, in downtown Fort Worth, as the address where notices are to be sent, according to deed records.
Those offices historically have been occupied by Bass family interests. A representative of Sid R. Bass said he is not the buyer.
County records don’t show a lien on the property. That means the buyer likely paid cash.
The home, appraised by the Tarrant Appraisal District for taxing purposes at $8.3 million, was sold by Thomas L. Smith, Van Cliburn’s longtime business manager and executor of his estate. Van Cliburn willed the home to Smith, deed records said.
Van Cliburn, namesake of the Cliburn Piano Competition, Fort Worth’s pre-eminent cultural event, died of cancer in February 2013 at the age of 78. He bought the home Oct. 31, 1985, from James L. and Paula A. Brittain, deeds show.
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