There seem to be many reasons Mid-century Modern-style homes and furnishings are so popular today. They range from the nostalgia that the post-World War II generation feels to popular films and television shows like Mad Men to the millennial generation who enjoy the sleek, straight lines of this style home.
In Fort Worth, where many neighborhoods underwent huge growth in the 1950s, architects designed a variety of Mid-century Modern homes, but probably few are as rewarding to the eye as one in Westover Hills. The three-bedroom home at 2004 Canterbury is a gem surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that seem to intertwine the house's straight lines with the skyline of the horizon.
Rooms and balconies are divided not just by walls, but are on different levels, making each room feel like its own world, yet connected to all that it is around it.
There is a devotion to the color white. Walls, ceilings and cabinetry are white. Even the countertops in the kitchen and bath are white Carrera. The whiteness is accented only occasionally by travertine kitchen flooring or the brown and tan rock wall that dominates the family room. Outside, the white exterior is complimented by lush greenery, including tall Tuscan-style arborvitaes.
This unique home is being offered by John Zimmerman for $1,949,500.
With 4,737 square feet of living space, it has large rooms throughout. Bedrooms, including the master suite, have large sitting areas. The master bedroom also has a spa-like bath, with a square tub and separate shower. The walk-in closets are lavish.
In the kitchen is a huge island large enough to serve a casual dinner, but has a second sink to make food preparation easy. It also features top-of-the-line appliances and refrigerated wine storage.
Outside, multi-tiered patios and balconies overlook a blue oasis.
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