2017 Summer Dream Home Update

Dream Home lights it up with fixtures that cast an “uber chic” feel


Fort Worth Magazine’s Summer 2017 Dream Home is roaring into the finish line, with just the fine details left to go in this 6,700-square-foot home in Westlake’s Granada development. The ceiling, wall, under-counter, and stair lights were provided by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, one of the magazine’s longtime Dream Home vendors. Ferguson also provided the rope light accents on Dream Home’s fencing.

“We blended a lot of finishes in this house,” Shannon Nogar, Ferguson’s lighting manager, says. Lots of metals – chromes, polished nickels – accentuate the home’s transitional design. “I like to describe it as an uber chic feel. Clean lines, some pop.”

The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath home at 2017 Granada Trail is the 14th in the magazine’s long-running series of luxury homes. The magazine teams with builders, interior designers and decorators, and vendors to build and finish homes implementing the latest design trends. The Westlake home is listed at $2.495 million by Dona Robinson at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, the official Dream Home Realtor.

The home will be open for tours, June 28-July 23, to benefit a Wish with Wings, the charity that grants wishes for ill children. Dream Home will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m., Sundays. It will be closed Mondays-Tuesdays. Admission is $15, which includes a subscription to the magazine.

Here’s a look at some of the lighting and fans that Ferguson is serving up:

Dining room: Three branch lights, with a total 12 glass pendants. Manufacturer: Tech Lighting. Retail price: $5,000. The fixture: Tech’s fixture comes in branches that can be connected to each other for scale and different effects. In this case, Nogar elected to put three branches together. “You can do a lot with that fixture,” Nogar says. “If you have a really long table, you could stretch it out.”

Living room: Three circular fixtures, grouped together. Manufacturer: Kuzco Lighting. Retail price: $1,000-$2,000 per fixture. The fixture: The Kuzco fixtures come in three sizes, and Nogar used all three. The fixtures are made of walnut, with LED lights, with a clean feel. “I like the simplicity of the form,” Nogar says. “It’s got a really good lumen output.”

Upstairs gameroom: Artemis Fan, with LED light kit. Manufacturer: Minka-Aire.
Retail price: $1,000. The fixture: The liquid metal finish is “a very unique finish,” Nogar says. “It’s a very reflective finish. It picks up a lot of sheen and shine from what’s around it.”

Upstairs bedroom: Light fixture with hand-blown petals. Manufacturer: Fiori. Retail price: $3,400. The fixture: This piece is an homage to the glass artist Dale Chihuly, featuring polished chrome detail and petals made of Murano glass imported from Italy. The light source is inside the fixture, radiating through the petals. “It’s made to look like a piece of artwork,” Nogar says.

Kitchen: Double pendants over island. Manufacturer: Elan Zanne Collection. Retail price: $2,000. The fixture: Clear glass. Each of the fixtures in the collection is hand-formed, so “each piece will be a little different,” Nogar says. “I like the way the light reflects off the glass.”

2017 Summer Dream Home Vendors
Here’s who’s who in Fort Worth Magazine’s Summer 2017 Dream Home:
Builder: Vesta Custom Homes
Interior design and decoration: AVID Associates
Realtor: Dona Robinson Associates, Briggs
Freeman Sotheby's International Realty
Air and heat: J&S Air Inc.
Appliances: Expressions Home Gallery
AV and low-voltage wiring: Universal Systems
Cabinets: Chip’s Cabinets & Baths
Countertops and granite fabrication: KLZ Stone
Drywall: Partin Drywall
Entry, front: Durango Doors
Fabrication: Century Granite and Marble
Fireplace, exterior/fireplace and stone: Metro Brick and Stone
Fire sprinklers: Haynes Fire Protection
Flooring, hardwoods, carpet: Vintage Floors
Garage doors: Open Up Garage Doors
Gutters: Loveless Gutters
Hardware: Pierce Fine Decorative Hardware and Plumbing
Insulation: Red Oak Insulation
Iron fence: Magnolia Fence & Patio
Kitchen cabinets: The Kitchen Source
Landscaping and irrigation: Guardado Landscaping
Lighting, indoor: Passion Lighting
Lighting (exterior) and plumbing fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Paint: Sherwin Williams
Painting labor: J&V Painting
Patio furniture: Yard Art
Plumbing: Pro Serve Plumbing
Pool: Watercrest Pools
Pool table: Fort Worth Billiards
Retractable screen: Southwest Shade Solutions
Stucco: Centurion Stone
Tile: Daltile
Trim and doors: BMC
Wooden windows: Texas Custom Window & Door