By: Kendall Louis
Our 2018 Home of Dreams — a 6,465-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bath home under construction in Westlake’s Granada development — showcases a top lineup of vendors well-versed in the construction, finishing and furnishing of luxury homes.
The home, designed by architect John Hathaway of Austin’s Vanguard Studio and being built by PentaVia Custom Homes, is expected to be complete in August. Dona Robinson, of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, the magazine’s official Dream Home Realtor, has listed the home, 2210 Costa Del Sol, at $2.895 million. Upon completion, the Home of Dreams will be open for tours that benefit the magazine’s official charity, a Wish with Wings. Virtually all of our 2018 vendors have collaborated with the magazine on multiple Home of Dreams and Dream Home projects.
The guts of the home are done, and PentaVia is finishing the interior. Texas Tile Roofing, a longtime luxury home partner of the magazine, has more than 30 years experience in the roof tile industry and is this year’s Home of Dreams roofer.
Loveless Gutters, another longtime partner, is putting up the Home of Dreams’ gutters. Dannie Loveless started Loveless Gutters in 1989 out of his garage. The company today has six machines, five crews and a 40,000-square-foot warehouse. Wife Robin Loveless and daughter-in-law Michelle Loveless run the office; son James Loveless runs operations.
Our partner Metro Brick and Stone has been in business for three decades, selling stone, brick, firerock fireplaces, cement and other materials. Centurion Stone of DFW is providing the stucco materials for the massive exterior of this year’s Home of Dreams.
Red Oak Insulation provided the foam encapsulation for the thick walls of our highly energy-efficient Home of Dreams.
Durango Doors is providing the iron front gate. The family-owned Durango has specialized in custom steel doors and windows since 1999. Its principal designs are in its Millennium and Wrought Iron lines. For the Home of Dreams, Durango is providing the iron front gate that guards access to the front courtyard.
Guardado Landscaping’s Eloy Guardado is our landscape vendor. Guardado founded his landscape company in 1996 and today designs entire landscapes, including flower gardens, trees, patios, flagstone walkways, waterfalls, ponds, arbors, trellises, and irrigation systems.
Whiz-Q Stone is providing the exterior deco pavers. For more than 30 years, Whiz-Q has sold stone and landscape materials. Founder Jim Whisenand got into the business by quarrying West Texas sandstone and eventually closed his quarry operation and decided to focus on his 3-acre retail yard in east Fort Worth. A few years later, Whiz-Q moved to 8 acres in southeast Fort Worth, then later acquired the adjacent 14 acres for another expansion.
Magnolia Fence & Patio is providing the fence. Owners Robert and Michael Whittaker have continued to aggressively grow their company, providing estimation, design and installation with employee crew members and supervising jobs themselves.
Meet the Vendors
Fort Worth Magazine teams with the finest builders, designers and vendors to build our long-running series of Dream Homes and Homes of Dreams. Here are our partners that have signed on so far for our 2018 Home of Dreams in Westlake.
Builder and interior designer: PentaVia Custom Homes
Interior designer and decorator: The Design Center/Western Heritage Furniture
Roof: Texas Tile Roofing
Gutters and downspouts: Loveless Gutters
Stone materials: Metro Brick and Stone Co.
Stucco: Centurion Stone
Foam insulation: Red Oak Insulation
Iron front gate: Durango Doors
Floors, hardwood and carpet: Vintage Floors
Kitchen cabinets: The Kitchen Source
Appliances and accessories: The Jarrell Co.
Cabinets: Mike Conkle’s Custom Cabinets
Countertops: KLZ Stone
Countertop fabrication: Absolute Stone
Tile material: Daltile
Light and plumbing fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Door and cabinet hardware: Pierce Fine Decorative Hardware and Plumbing
Audio/video/security: H. Customs Audio Video
Fireplace inserts: Trinity Hearth & Home
Interior painting and wallpaper: J&V Painting
Paint materials: Sherwin-Williams
Landscaping, irrigation and yard lights: Guardado Landscaping
Deco pavers: Whiz-Q Stone
Fencing: Magnolia Fence
Patio furniture: Yard Art Patio & Fireplace
By: Kendall Louis