Dream Home 2017: Westlake

Builder Vesta Custom Homes is under construction on a 6,700-square-foot transitional Spanish Mediterranean in Westlake’s luxury Granada development.

The 2016 Fort Worth, Texas magazine Dream Home is just now coming out of the ground in Westlake’s Granada development.

Scheduled to be completed this fall, the 6,700-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home at 2017 Granada Trail is one of 10 that builder Vesta Custom Homes is under construction on in Granada. It’s the only one Vesta is building on spec, says Rich Hudson, managing partner of the Southlake builder.

Granada is growing quickly. The second phase of the development is “coming up real quickly,” Hudson says. “We have 18 sites in Phase II.”

The Dream Home is the latest in the magazine’s long-running annual series, in which top builders and vendors get to show off their best. The Dream Home, due to be completed late this fall, will be open for tours at that point, with ticket proceeds benefitting a Wish With Wings, which fulfills wishes for sick children in the area.

Vesta poured the foundation on the Dream Home in July, and framing begins in August. The home will be transitional Spanish Mediterranean, designed by architect Scott Watson of Fort Worth.

Amenities will include a gameroom, media room, entry courtyard, guest casita, outdoor front fireplace and veranda, four-car garage, backyard trellis with pool and grilling area, and a safe room.

Inside, “it will have a very open floor plan that brings the outside into the house,” said Hudson, who has been building homes for 20 years. The home will have three bedrooms and baths upstairs, and two bedrooms and two and a half baths downstairs. The great room will have accordion doors to the exterior that will expand the home’s entertaining capacity. Planned elements like roll-down shades will protect the outdoor areas in season.

Granada, at 84 acres, has 84 single-family luxury homes. The neighborhood is inside the Southlake Carroll school district, but families can also have their children attend Westlake Academy.

Homes in the development, off of Solana Boulevard just south of Texas 114 and less than 20 minutes to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, start at $1.2 million.

Vesta was formed by a group of investors in January, making an asset purchase of a previous home builder known as Tresor. Assets included all homes under construction in Granada and Southlake’s luxury Carillon development.

Vesta is under construction today on more than 20 homes. It builds mostly in Southlake and Westlake. It touts a design philosophy of “originality” on each project, assigning designers to work with buyers to customize each home according to the buyer’s budget, wants and tastes. 

Dream Home Partners

Construction of Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s Dream Home is underway. Vendors that have signed on to the project thus far:

Morrison Company - Expressions

Ferguson Enterprises Inc.

J&S Air

Pro Serve

Texas Tile Roofing

Durango Doors

Universal Systems

The Kitchen Source

Gladiator Fence