Midcentury Modern architecture has reached eternally stylish status, as evidenced by TV shows, movies and magazine photo shoots. Nothing says cerebral cool like a Midcentury Modern home.
The long, low, stylish one at 4101 Clayton Road East in Fort Worth’s Ridglea Hills is sited on more than half-an-acre, with an incredible view of Luther Lake. Built in 1955, it boasts a stacked-stone exterior with numerous large windows and a steel-shake lifetime roof.
Its spacious rooms offer stylish amenities, too, including a large wet bar and three fireplaces. Interior finishes are period-correct and original: marble, terrazzo, oak flooring and hand-painted wallpaper. There are four bedrooms, four full baths and a spacious kitchen.
The property is extensively landscaped, with a large back yard with plenty of room for a swimming pool or other outdoor features.
American midcentury architecture spanned from the late 1930s to the ’70s. Its cues are flat or vaulted roofs, large plate-glass windows, open floor plans and a feeling of the inside and outside blurred into one. Famous examples include the dramatically cantilevered Fallingwater, by Frank Lloyd Wright, in the Pennsylvania woods and the glass-walled house in rural Connecticut for himself by Philip Johnson.
Ridglea Hills is just six miles west of downtown Fort Worth. Its name comes from the Old English ridglea, which means a meadow near the ridge. Luther Lake is one of the focal points of the neighborhood.
The home at 4101 Clayton Road East is represented by Craig Rember and priced $749,000.
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