By: Kendall Louis
Enter the grand foyer through the double-glass doors of the newest Dream Home in Westlake, and it’s as if you’ve stepped into a gallery where lines of sight take you off in multiple directions. Straight ahead, and you’re in the 6,700-square-foot Spanish Mediterranean transitional home’s great room, which opens onto a covered patio, hot tub and pool through four sliding sectional glass doors. Transitional design brings the outdoors in, dramatically expanding the living space, and the Summer 2017 Dream Home at 2017 Granada Trail is up to the challenge. “You’re suddenly open to the air,” the builder, Curt DuBose, says.
Look up into the entryway atrium, and you get a glimpse of the game room loft that serves as an enormous landing for the second floor, its three bedroom suites, and big covered veranda.
Turn left, and you’re in the formal dining room, warmly lit with 12 glass pendants and splashed with light from the Dream Home’s entry courtyard. Turn right, and step into the spacious home office with generous white oak built-in cabinets and a secret entry to a private guest casita that has its own exterior entry onto the front courtyard. A glass-curtained tile wine room, lit with cascading LEDs, is tucked into the nook beneath the stairs that lead to the loft.
Step further into the great room, and off to the right, there’s the first-floor game room, which opens onto the covered patio through a sliding-glass-door wall on one side, and onto a pergola-covered patio through double doors on another side.
To the left of the great room is the master suite, which opens onto the covered patio through small French doors. A massive bath and shower provide Dream Home’s future owner with a spa-like retreat.
A functional modern kitchen – packed with the latest appliances – and a breakfast bar open into the great room and a second, informal dining space.
“Everything has real clean lines,” says DuBose, a managing partner for Vesta Custom Homes, the Dream Home builder. “The building world has always been caught up in texture and paint and all things that interfere with clean lines.”
Dream Home’s arrays of windows help light move through. AVID Associates, the Dallas-based interior designer for the Westlake project, augmented the spaces with light fixtures and fans in metals and woods that blend antique, modern and industrial looks.
Upstairs, more invites. The three bedrooms open into the upstairs game room loft, which opens onto a covered veranda through a wall of sliding glass doors. The veranda, almost as big as the loft, overlooks the tub and pool that are built into a gently sloping hill.
And Dream Home is smart too. The future owner will be able to easily control functions like air and heat, audio and visual, and security. And, the system is upgradable. “It’s fully automated,” DuBose says.
By: Kendall Louis