Five famous homes in Fort Worth’s Westover Hills

Photo of the Tandy House in Fort Worth, Texas

If you spend late nights scrolling Zillow and thumbing through design magazines or Sunday afternoons puttering along at eight miles an hour gawking at houses, you’re in good company. We have major mansion envy for these five incredible Westover Hills homes. While they aren’t currently on the market, we can’t help but imagine what it would be like to set up shop in one of these bad boys. 

And why don’t we live in Westover Hills, again?

A suburb of Fort Worth, the town of Westover Hills is an independent municipality between Ridgmar and Arlington Heights. The 455-acre neighborhood has less than 750 residents and was once the wealthiest location in Texas per capita. The land was originally owned by Amon G. Carter and the properties were developed by architect A.C. Luther in the 1930s.

Photo of Westover Manor.
Westover Manor is a blend of architectural styles with Tudor-inspired chimneys. | Photo courtesy of Wikicommons.

🏠 Westover Manor | 8 Westover Rd. 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, this Norman-Jacobethan revival-style mansion was the flagship home in the Westover neighborhood. Built by architect Victor Marr Curtis from 1923-1930, the home was owned by oilman John E. Farrell and was named “Home Beautiful” by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 

🏠 The Tandy House | 1400 Shady Oaks Ln.

Known also as the Hunter Barrett House, this 20,000-sqft house was the last residential project of famous Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei. The 1969 textured concrete and marble creation was owned by 6666 Ranch heiress Anne Marion and housed a portion of her 200+ piece art collection that sold for $157.2 million after her death in 2020.

Screenshot of Pinterest pin of house.
Who wants to live here? | Photo by Celebrity Homes.

🏠 The Van Cliburn House | 23 Westover Rd. 

Not only did Fort Worth pianist Harvey Lavan “Van” Cliburn Jr. achieve musical fame, but he also lived the high life in a 10,000-sqft home. If that wasn’t enough room, perhaps Mr. Cliburn practiced his noisier pieces in the home’s detached nine-car garage. A year after the pianist’s death in 2013, the house was sold for approximately $8.3 million.

Photo of the BAss house under construction.
The Bass Residence was commissioned when the owners were 28 years old. | Photo © The Estate of Paul Rudolph, courtesy of The Paul Rudolph Institute for Modern Architecture.

🏠 The Bass Residence | 1801 Deepdale Dr. 

Renowned architect Paul Rudolph designed this four-story home in 1970 for Sid R. Bass and the late Anne H. Bass. The 16,346-sqft home with floating planes and a 40-foot cantilever was the architect’s largest single-family project and received a 25 Year Honor Award from AIA Fort Worth. Fun fact: The steel-and-glass mansion once housed Anne Bass’ $363 million art collection.

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🏠 Country Estate | 34 Valley Ridge Rd.

You’d never imagine you were in Texas in this 1929 oversized European cottage. The 6,371-sqft home has 1.35 acres of gardens that were designed by landscape architect Bruce Berger. It was listed for $5.35 million in 2019 when the present owners purchased it. The interior of the five-bedroom, six-bath house was gutted and redesigned in French-Italian elegance, complete with a ballet studio on the second floor.