Fort Worth, Texas


Offered at $14,200,000?Furnished

In a rolling emerald-green pastorale between Fort Worth and Dallas, gates and a guardhouse open to a magnificent Old World villa conceived by one of America’s foremost entrepreneurs as his own private country club. Ingeniously orchestrated in the Italian style by renowned architect Ralph Duesing, its regal fountained courtyard façade is introduced past a bridge and winding drive with an 18-hole par-3 golf course and 18-hole putting green sweeping across 11 acres in the distance. Double stone staircases present the monumental rotunda, an awe-inspiring showpiece flanked by Doric columns and with four colossal columns supporting the dome. Inside the breathtaking entrance, the grandeur displays itself in an exquisite ensemble of principal rooms that meld a luxurious mahogany library, the elegant firelit banquet room, and the villa’s pièce de résistance: a grandly scaled great room with a carved limestone fireplace and five French doors to lush gardens with a pool, poolhouse, spa building, three guesthouses, and a tennis court. Other grace notes follow: a Tuscan kitchen, paneled family room with bar, octagonal wine cellar with coffered ceiling and, the finale, a Louis XVI master suite embellished with French boiserie.

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