Landmark Local Mansion Has New Owner

Baldridge House | Image by the Houston Chronicle

Fort Worth’s landmark Baldridge House sold to a new owner for more than $6 million.

The 11,725-square-foot Georgian-style mansion sits on nearly 1.5 acres at 5100 Crestline Road in Fort Worth. The more than 100-year-old mansion was declared a Texas Historic Landmark in 1978 and is steeped in a rich history, according to a Texas Historical Commission’s marker on the property.

The Baldridge House was sold to an undisclosed buyer for a reported $6.1 million, according to Mansion Global, a real estate publication focused on global market analysis and relevant news.

Texas is a nondisclosure state, so The Dallas Express could not confirm the mansion’s final closing price, but between the time the home was listed in 2021 and when it sold, the asking price fell from $7.5 million to just under $6 million, Mansion Global reported.

Construction on the Baldridge House began in 1910 and was completed in 1913.

The property was owned by Earl Baldridge, a rancher turned banker, and his wife, Florence, who used the home’s luxurious design as a premier showplace for important gatherings and upscale entertainment.

The suite of amenities includes six bedrooms, six baths, three living areas, a library, a game room, a fitness center with a steam room, staff quarters, a guest house, and a private bank vault.

“It’s a really magnificent house,” Giordano, Wegman, and Walsh Associates listing agent Eric Walsh told news outlet Candy’s Dirt. “There are so many features that are over the top and unique. The sheer magnitude of the house … there is simply nothing like it.”

Kicking off 2023 with such a prominent sale is good news for the real estate market in Fort Worth, according to John Giordano.

“The sale of the Baldridge House is the latest indicator that the Fort Worth luxury home market is off to a roaring start in 2023,” said Giordano, as reported by Mansion Global.

“We feel that the Fort Worth market has been perennially undervalued, but it appears that luxury buyers are starting to take notice.”

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