Conservative talk radio fixture Glenn Beck has dropped the price on his very large home outside Fort Worth, Texas. The outspoken commentator initially listed the sprawling golf-community residence in May of this year, with an asking price of $6.2 million. This week, the price dropped to $5.9 million. A $300K cut after two months on the market is substantial, and telling.
What tells the tale of this house is size, and embellishment. It’s not truly massive—interior living space measures in at about 9,100 square feet—but its layout is designed for entertaining, and common living spaces are generally generously proportioned.
The kitchen is a good example, with a pair of islands—one purposed as a five-seat breakfast counter—transitioning into a dayroom and establishing a sense of continuation. The great room and living room are two others, the former sporting a double-height ceiling accentuated by a towering bookcase with a rail ladder and a chandelier, the latter getting an open-trussed cathedral ceiling and an imposing stacked-stone fireplace.
Rustic 19th century is generally the conceit here, with satin-finished natural hardwood floors, abundant stone, timber, and hardwood trim. Arches throughout lend softness and a little cultural homage to the proceedings.
The lot is substantial, measuring in at 3.5 acres, and incorporating large swaths of lawn, a pool with sunlounge, patios, a pergola, guest quarters, and a few mature trees to break up the prairie.