Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty | Know Your Architecture: Transitional

The home at 1125 Shady Oaks Lane is priced $1,450,000.
The home at 1125 Shady Oaks Lane is priced $1,450,000.

If a home is a cleaner-lined expression of traditional architecture, it is often called transitional, as it falls somewhere between traditional and contemporary styles. Traditional architecture is a broad term for a style that incorporates modern-day elements of many classic styles, especially the structure of doors, windows and roofing elements.

Traditional and transitional homes take into account the styles and materials that were popular in an area and, as newer construction, tie the present to the past. Homes that were built in older communities create the standard for what many architects seek to maintain, staying consistent with the overall building design and feel of an area.

Elements of transitional design often include gabled roofs with shake or asphalt shingles, tall chimneys, windows with rounded or arched tops and walls of brick, stucco or wood. Inside, both traditional and transitional homes typically include open archways, French doors, parquet floors and detailed ceilings, crown moldings and baseboards.

The transitional-style home at 1125 Shady Oaks Lane in Fort Worth’s Westover Hills is sited on a quiet cul-de-sac. It is a unique and luxurious home, imbued with formality and featuring white marble floors in the entry, dining and living areas and a one-of-a-kind mirrored dome over the dining room. The home boasts recent updates, including some of the baths, and exquisite hand-painted wallpaper in the formal living room.

The master suite is sumptuous, too, with paneled walls and a fireplace in the bedroom and a black-marble shower in the private bath.

The outdoor areas are equally elegant and include an angular swimming pool, mere steps from the home.

The home at 1125 Shady Oaks Lane is represented by Amy Hooper Trott and priced $1,450,000.

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