This spectacular luxury modern home, designed by Michael Bennett, of Bennett Benner Partners, is perched on a high point in Fort Worth, nestled in the sought after neighborhood of Parkhill. This exquisite 7,130 square foot, four bedroom, four bathroom and one half bath residence was custom designed by the current owners, with requirements that included comfortable family living coupled with the flexibility to display their diverse art collection and a space that could also accommodate frequent philanthropic and political fundraising events, both inside and out.
Extensive planning went into the conception of this home to achieve the owner’s distinct creative vision. Construction was completed in 2017 and the resulting design is anchored by a double height gallery space which serves as a visual axis between the front entry and the view in the back. The 52 ft long galley features 22 ft ceilings, Level 5 drywall finish, custom lighting for art and a built-in art hanging system. Two cross axes arrange the home’s formal and informal functions. Just off of the gallery is an expansive library with fantastic natural light and a fabulous work of art above the fireplace by Jennifer McClanahan depicting the Continental Divide in relief. The sleek gourmet kitchen includes a large island, Dekton countertops, Bertazzoni range, Liebherr refrigerator, custom cabinets, full sized wine refrigerator and butler’s pantry that also functions as catering space. Living space on the first level is comfortable yet functional for large events and gatherings.
There is additional living space upstairs and glass walkways lead to three bedrooms, all en suite, with the highlight being the spacious master bedroom which has a fabulous patio looking over the pool area and the grounds of the property. The master suite also includes a large custom closet with laundry and fully appointed luxury bath. A large 450+ square foot bonus room is adjacent to the master and could be used as an artist studio, media room or additional guest quarters.
The exterior contemporary design features rough cut/honed Lueders limestone, soaring glass windows and doors, terrazzo floors and a standing seam metal roof. This resort-like estate features meticulously manicured grounds and is the perfect venue for luxury living and relaxation. Contemporary architecture and massive windows fill the home with light. The home is impeccably built with and loaded with technology. A few highlights of the technology include a highly efficient Geothermal heat pump system, Lutron lighting system- that is centrally controlled and fully programmable, specific lighting for art, Crestron whole house media control system, exterior cameras and a fire suppression system. In terms of functionality the home also features a private well and water catchment system for the pool and irrigation.
The exterior grounds include award winning landscaping, an in-ground gunite, infinity edge pool with the perfect cabana and outdoor living area. The lot is expansive and also includes a lower level area that is highlighted by an extraordinary waterfall with a gazebo, fire pit and flex space at the base of the fall. The grounds of the home were featured on the Historic Fort Worth Garden Tour in 2012 and 2019.
The home has also been recognized as Best in City Center from the IIDA Texas/Oklahoma chapter, this award was for the best work in any city within the region, regardless of type or budget. It was also featured in the Wall Street Journal in the Mansion Section and on the cover of 360W in June of 2019