By: Beth Maya
Vesta Homes nears completion on the 6,700-square-foot 2017 Dream Home, a Spanish transitional overlooking Westlake’s Entrada European village.
| photography by Alex Lepe |
Vesta Homes nears completion on the 6,700-square-foot 2017 Dream Home, a Spanish transitional overlooking Westlake’s Entrada European village.The 2017 Fort Worth magazine Dream Home - a 6,700-square-foot Spanish modern transitional underway in Westlake’s luxury Granada development - is nearing completion. The builder, Vesta Custom Homes, is installing the custom cabinets, working on the interior furnishings package, completing masonry, and starting on flooring on exterior grading in preparation for the driveway. Vesta brought in the award-winning remodeler Brandon Crawford as a new project manager for the company, focusing on the Dream Home, says Curt Dubose, Vesta’s chief operating officer. “The house is ready for trim-out,” Dubose said in early January.
The home is the latest in the magazine’s ongoing annual Dream Home and Home of Dreams series. The magazine teams up with a builder who builds the home on spec with a group of high-end vendors who put in everything from the floors to the appliances and swimming pool.
This year’s Dream Home is listed at $2.495 million by Dona Robinson Associates at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, the official realtor of the magazine’s Dream Home project. It will be open for tours in May to benefit a Wish with Wings, which grants wishes to sick children.
The Dream Home, at 2017 Granada Trail, is one of 10 Vesta has under construction in Granada. The company is moving to close on 16 lots and five homes, Dubose says. The location’s appeal isn’t hard to miss.
“It’s nestled into the heart of Westlake,” Dubose says, and close to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Southlake Town Square. It has views of the 85-acre European village Entrada. It also has Southlake and Westlake public school options, “which is just unbelievable,” Dubose says.
Granada is gated, and all of the homes sit up on what Dubose calls “platforms.” “It just looks gorgeous,” he says.
Dream Home has already attracted lookers, Dubose says. “We’ve had people looking at it the last seven days. We’ve got a lot of movement, a lot of momentum.”
Dream Home has two bedrooms upstairs and three downstairs, including the master suite. The transitional flourishes come off of an open floorplan, “very clean line and design,” Dubose says. Folding door systems off of the family room and game and media room expand the footprint of the living space. “It brings the elements of the outside in,” Dubose says. “You’re suddenly open to the air.”
Features include an outdoor kitchen and an acrylic wine area inside, “a free-floating glass wall of wine,” Dubose says. It’s possible the wine wall will be refrigerated, even though that wasn’t part of the original Dream Home plan. “I’m working on that right now,” says Dubose, who’s been building homes for 20 years in Southlake, Westlake, the Park Cities and Dallas.
Vesta makes it easy for homeowners to visualize what their home will look like before it’s built. “All new designs come in 3-D animation,” he says. “The homeowners are able to come in and fly through their home before it even gets built.”
Vesta’s also big on designing and building homes around how owners plan to live and socialize in their new homes, and on tapping into their intellectual and emotional wants, Dubose says.
Have creative kids? Vesta will build a stage with retractable curtains in the game room and lofts inside kids rooms. “Kids love to climb,” Dubose says. “They love to see things from a different perspective.”
Vesta also likes to ask homebuyers where they plan to put up their Christmas trees. “How does Christmas present when the kids come down the stairs?” he says. Vesta has also installed meditation places in its homes. And it will hide mundane laundry rooms with entry doors off of other rooms, like the bathroom.
“It changes from just being a structure and being called a house, and it turns into being a home,” Dubose says. “We really believe in setting up memories that will last forever.”
photos left to right:
1. Construction continues on the pool.
2. Interior features high ceilings and large windows.
3. Details of the spanish-tiled roof.
By: Beth Maya