This spectacular two-acre estate was originally the home of the Haltom family, one of Fort Worth’s most notable names. For more than 50 years, the family resided in this landmark home, until the Blackman family purchased the estate.
The current owner purchased the property in December 2007 and immediately began to update it with outstanding enhancements and amenities. They hired David Lewis to create an outdoor living area that includes an infinity pool, swim-up bar and sun-tanning deck as well as an elegant pool house with bathroom and a large covered sitting area with fireplace and TV, all overlooking the home’s expansive greenspace.
At the time of the purchase, only approximately one acre of the land was usable. The current owner hauled in backfill to level the area, removed unwanted brush and hired Marcos Bowen to landscape and erect a tree house structure, cabana with two fire pits and plant lush landscaping.
In 2010, the owner began a multi-million dollar interior renovation. Leaving the original entry, formal living and dining areas the same with the exception of new luxury wall paper, decorative lighting and designer finishes, Weldon Turner designed the new addition and hired Gerhart Construction to complete the remodel.
The project included open-concept living spaces and a kitchen designed for even the most skilled culinary artist—all framed by large steel windows that reveal unobstructed views of the grounds. With high-end Wolf Appliances, marble counters and an island anchoring the room with bar seating, family and friends gather around the large breakfast table overlooking the pool and an additional covered outdoor eating space. Custom steel French doors open the space to the great outdoors.
The master suite overlooks the grounds and has its own private balcony to enjoy the sunset.
His-and-her designer closets with custom storage and built-ins flank the gallery-style hallway leading to the master suite. Hers comes with lined jewelry drawers, shoe display casements, a center built-in cabinet with custom drawers and organization for all her personal items. His is an open concept with separate hat, belt and shoe areas, as well as plenty of hanging space for suits and casual clothing.
White Carrera marble sets the backdrop for a master bath that is reminiscent of a fine spa. Leaded glass windows allow privacy and elegance while filtering natural light to create a romantic ambiance. His-and-her vanities line the space, with antique lighting adding to the drama of the bath.
Upstairs, the original construction of the home maintains its historic character and appeal with original doorknobs, hallways, and doors. There are three bedrooms, each with en suite baths, designer details, beautiful views and spacious floor plans. An additional office is also on the third floor.
Built with an original basement, the current owner reconfigured the space for maximum functionality. A large guest suite with a private bath overlooks one of the many covered outdoor sitting areas. A private office with fireplace and safe room offers the owner the ability to work or relax in a quiet space while also having a view of the outdoors.
No detail left unattended, this iconic home features all new wiring, a new roof, and updated air conditioning and insulation.
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