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An Iconic Fort Worth Mansion Hits The Market For $5.1 Million — A Historic Home With Modern Updates in Westover Hills

Get a Glimpse Inside 8 Westover Road

BY // 03.19.24

Situated on over an acre of land, and built in 1929, the mansion known as Westover Manor is one of Fort Worth’s most iconic homes. It’s rare to find a listing in the prestigious enclave of Westover Hills, but Compass Real Estate’s Ida Duwe-Olsen has just listed one of its premier homes for sale — 8 Westover Road.

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It’s all in the historic details at the Tudor revival masterpiece located in Westover Hills.

This six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath estate retains plenty of historic details and has been updated for modern living. It is on the market for $5,100,000.

Most of the land that comprises Westover Hills was originally owned by Amon G. Carter, and 8 Westover Road was one of the first homes built in the neighborhood (which was later incorporated in 1939), according to the Town of Westover Hills. Westover Manor is a Tudor-style or Jacobethan revival-style mansion, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

A portion of the historical marker reads: “John E. Farrell (1891-1946), first Mayor of Westover Hills and co-discoverer of the vast east Texas oil field in 1931, lived here from 1930 until his death. Designed by architect Victor Marr Curtis, the house exhibits a picturesque blend of materials, including brick and rough-cut limestone, and features a bell-cast tower roof, Tudor chimneys, half-timbered gables, and vari-shaded roof tile.”

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8 Westover Road retains the best of the past, including the exposed trusses in the great room.

A Peek Inside 8 Westover Road

Although Duwe-Olsen notes that extensive renovations have been completed throughout this 8400-square-foot estate, 8 Westover Road retains the best of past and present — with touches that make it livable for the modern family.

The great room soars with exposed trusses and cathedral ceilings, arched doorways, and a faux Juliette balcony. A light-filled orangery features custom millwork on its rows of facing Palladian windows, making it a quaint spot for coffee or cocktails. Other windows throughout the home feature classic Tudor-style, diamond-shaped leaded glass.

The stylish, modern kitchen is an open concept without upper cabinets and grounded by a massive eat-at-island. A nearby card room is clad in warm wood, with its built-in bar for entertaining. There’s even a catering kitchen and a basement which would be ideal for a wine cellar.

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8 Westover Road now boasts a thoroughly modern kitchen and family room.

For work-from-home ease, the stylish office is on the lower level overlooking the manicured lawn. Modernized bathrooms capture a spa-like serenity tiled in marble and fitted with custom vanities.

A gatehouse leads to the “carriage house” beyond ― now an auto court with four garages. Along with the home’s sprawling gardens is a guest house and cabana.

The terraced patios and gracious lawns whisper their secrets from nearly a century of family parties and fashionable soirees they have witnessed. But, now, it’s time to pass the baton once again, to a new caretaker of one of Westover’s most notable homes.

For more information or to schedule a tour of 8 Westover Road, contact Ida Duwe-Olsen with Compass Real Estate.

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