Sitting atop a bluff overlooking the West Fork of the Trinity River is 504 Alta Drive. Red Davidson, the president of Davidson Drilling Company and Cascade Petroleum, purchased the land in 1935 and hired local architect Joseph R. Pelich to draw the plans. Pelich, well-known in local circles for his period revival designs, created an exciting mélange of Gothic and French chateau styles in this stately River Crest area home. Alta Drive is a prominent, quiet cul-de-sac, with many grand homes that correspond in elegance and stature. What sets apart this stunning example is the painted brick, a rare find at the time of its construction in the late 1930s, and a design choice that has been maintained to today. The home has been owned by some of the most prominent families in Fort Worth history. An iron gate with lush landscaping leads to the entrance to the home and adds the allure of a private country retreat on the nearly two acre lot. The home, completely remodeled with a new addition in 2011, offers over 9,000 square feet of living area. Many of the original architectural designs and flourishes remain with the comforts and amenities of today added into the home. The main entry gable, with stone details and large wood door, leads the guest to an elegant gallery hallway. The high coffer ceilings, the tall bright windows, and the large-plank wood floors create a vibrant and warm entrance to the estate. The formal living area, original to the home’s design, has a high, vaulted, and beamed ceiling. Leaded glass windows, elegant wood wainscoting, and a large fire place pay homage to the great French chateaus of the Medieval era. The entry gallery also leads to the formal dining area, the casual living area, and completely remodeled, gourmet kitchen. The stunning kitchen offers some of the best views of the property with large windows opening to the west. Completing the first floor is a large master suite addition, with a private balcony offering westward views that creates an intimate oasis for the owners. The second level has three bedrooms with private baths. An additional living area allows for a private retreat or play area. On the lower level, there is a guest suite with a quiet patio and a study. As part of the recent renovation, an infinity pool with spa and swim-up bar were added, seizing upon the expansive views west—a truly elegant spot to watch a summer sunset. The fabulous cabana mirrors the home’s original design with an arched Gothic loggia, which energizes the exterior of the home. Privacy is maintained with the cloister-like design of the cabana addition. The cabana includes an outdoor kitchen with private seating area, a fireplace for cool nights, and a bath. No detail, whether inside or out, has been overlooked in this home. Many other fabulous amenities make this home a spectacular opportunity on the west side of Fort Worth. The home is exclusively offered by Williams Trew Sotheby’s International Realty by Martha Williams and Martha Price. For more information or to set up a private tour, please contact Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Price. The price is available upon request.