Fort Worth Magazine’s 2019 Showcase Home is a 5,173-square-foot luxury home in Colleyville’s gated Oakleigh neighborhood, designed by Blake Architects and under construction by longtime builder Heritage Homes. Its warm farmhouse-style take on modern transitional sets the home apart from the magazine’s years-long series of Dream Homes and other collaborations with luxury builders and vendors.
The vaulted ceiling, clerestory windows and modern hearth in the great room set the tone immediately for the five-bedroom, 5 1/2-bath, two-story, painted-brick home, whose numerous picture windows and moving glass wall system that separate the living room from the patio and pool deck let light spill through. “Lots of windows, lots of light,” John Webb, who founded Heritage five years ago in Southlake, says.
The home, at 208 Winnie Drive, is scheduled to be complete and open for tours in July to benefit a Wish with Wings. The magazine, as in its Dream Homes, is collaborating with Heritage and a number of the region’s finest tradespeople, from the electrician to cabinetmakers. Traci Darden, a longtime partner of Heritage who owns the Elements of Design boutique firm, is the project’s interior designer. The “official” Showcase Home realtor is Giordano, Wegman, Walsh and Associates that will be listing the house at about $1.8 million.
The site in Oakleigh is a half-acre, corner lot. The home features an integrated great room and kitchen, with big island and breakfast bar, that open onto the covered patio. A pocket glass door system means, in season, the living room, kitchen, adjoining dining area and patio can become one. “We’re going to finish the patio like it was indoors,” Webb says.
The hearth will frame one end of the combined space. At the other end, across the kitchen island: a 48-inch Thermador range with vent hood designed and built by a furniture maker Webb works with. The kitchen will feature a 7-foot refrigerator-freezer. Hidden from view: a pantry and catering kitchen. And tucked to the side: the staircase leading to the second floor, with three bedrooms, three baths and loft. The area beneath the staircase will be a cooled, glass-enclosed wine room. “It’s a memory point,” Webb says.
The game and media room, off of the kitchen, also fronts the pool deck with hot tub and water feature. At the other end of the first floor: master suite, including pedestal tub, walk-through shower and gigantic walk-in closet; and guest suite.
Webb began building homes in 1989 in Southlake. Today, he builds across the region. Heritage has about 20 lots it owns or has under contract today, Webb says. The luxury home market remains good for the company. “You have all the production builders saying things are slowing. We haven’t felt it.”
Showcase Home Vendors Here are the vendors who are contributing to Fort Worth Magazine’s Showcase Home:
Builder: Heritage Homes
Interior Designer: Elements of Design
Realtor: Giordano, Wegman, Walsh and Associates
Appliances, Master Tub: The Jarrell Company
Brick Material: Metro Brick & Stone
Cabinets/Kitchen: The Kitchen Source
Cabinets/Other Than Kitchen: Mike Conkle Custom Cabinets
Countertops Material: KLZ Stone
Electric: C&B Electric
Fire Suppression: Haynes Fire Protection
Floors, Wood: Vintage Floors
Foundation: Metroplex Concrete Construction
Framing: Lone Star Framing
Gutters: Loveless Gutters
HVAC: J&S Air
Home Automation, Security: H Customs
Lighting: Passion Lighting
Plumbing: ProServe Plumbing
Roof: Texas Tile Roofing