By: Malcolm Mayhew
By: Kendall Louis
Step inside the Fort Worth Magazine Home of Dreams, where contemporary design invades a hacienda-style home. Southlake’s PentaVia Custom Homes worked with The Design Center on the furniture and finish out for 2210 Costa Del Sol in Westlake’s Granada development. The dramatic 6,465-square-foot, five-bedroom, six-bath home, designed by architect John Hathaway of Austin’s Vanguard Studio, utilizes unusual angles and multifunctional spaces for a home that will leave any future homeowner completely content.
Here, we walk you through the design and architecture of 2210 Costa Del Sol, listed by Dona Robinson of Allie Beth Allman & Associates for $2.895 million.
The hacienda-style exterior at 2210 Costa Del Sol is the first hint that this home is part house, part luxury resort. Steel gates surrounded by gas lanterns with a trellis sitting above serve as the entry to the Home of Dreams’ courtyard, with water features and well-planned landscaping. The front door of the home opens directly into the family room, so the courtyard serves as the entry area. It also offers an exterior entry to the guest suite.
Luxury wine rooms are one of the latest home design trends. Gone are cellars and dark rooms hiding wine collections away. Now, wine rooms are designed for displaying bottles in prominent spaces. Such is the case in the Home of Dreams, where a 1,000-bottle wine room sits beneath the stairwell, but behind large glass and steel doors, easily viewable from the dining room, kitchen and family room.
The pièce de résistance hangs not far away. A 123-foot light fixture suspends above the stairwell. The long and linear fixture is visible through the windows and sets the tone for brass accents throughout the home. Rough stone shapes on the glass make the fixture look more organic.
Porcelain tile starts in the mudroom and leads into another small office — designed with a feminine touch, thanks to bright white quartz master countertops that sit atop ebony-stained rift-cut cabinets.
Conkle’s Custom Cabinets built and installed white oak, rift-cut cabinets in the small mudroom off of the garage. The efficient cabinets hide away backpacks, sports equipment and other various items that accumulate as residents come and go.
A massive family room anchors Costa Del Sol, and guests arrive via a courtyard through a 4-by-10-foot pivoting glass front door. Oversized windows and doors overlooking the pool and cabana create the opposing wall. A two-sided fireplace by Metro Brick & Stone separates the room from a hallway that leads to the study, guest suite and master bedroom. The open floorplan allows visitors to see into the dramatic kitchen.
One huge pivot door, that sits on an axis rather than hinges, welcomes guests to the home. “With the home’s modern style and interior design being bright whites with black and gold accents, we wanted to be sure that we chose furniture and accessories in those same hues but also add in some wood for warmth to give dimension and depth,” says The Design Center’s Debbie Auldridge.
In recent years, powder bathrooms have become known for being small spaces with big design — this one is no different. An arched indent provides a framed space for a floating vanity made out of Calacatta gold with a thick mitered edge.
A “head knocker” above the toilet provides storage that’s not available due to the floating vanity.
The teak dining chairs in the dining room were custom designed by The Design Center for the home.
Part bar, part butler’s kitchen, this multipurpose space is fully equipped to act as a service kitchen or bar. The design is simple but stylish with dark cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, brass hardware, white Quartz Master countertops and a Venetian Calacatta backsplash. “It’s a pretty active bar,” Christina Singca, with PentaVia, points out, adding that there will be a double oven, sink, refrigerator, ice maker and dishwasher. The bar also has a pass-through window to the game room so bartenders can serve drinks from this spot.
Sitting just off the kitchen, the game room has easy access to every space — a pass-through window to the bar, a door with access to the outdoor living, pool and cabana and walkway to the kitchen.
Enclosed in a corner of the game room is the cigar room, walled off by a steel and glass door and window unit. All details were considered for the cigar room — a humidor system will allow actual cigar smoking, and charcoal-colored bookshelves create a manly aesthetic. But the real star in the cigar room is the Shou Sugi Ban walls by Reclaimed DesignWorks. When burned, it takes on the look of alligator skin for a dose of unexpected character. The space can also be used for something else like a sitting area or card room.
The theme of contemporary finishes with touches of geometric design continues in the game room with the Raef Pendant by Troy Lighting from Ferguson.
An outdoor living area, accessible via the game room, living room and master suite, overlooks the sparkling backyard pool. A built-in outdoor kitchen area with a 42-inch grill offers easy access to the indoor kitchen via a convenient pass-through window — another entertainment haven in this well-thought-out home.
Tiles in various shades of blue surround the zero-edge pool, which has been graded to shield the view of any homesites below. Yard Art Patio & Fireplace outfitted the outdoor space with clean and modern couches, loveseats and chairs, while three 60-inch fans add a breeze throughout the year.
A charming cabana situated at one end of the pool provides shade for additional seating and a fireplace for outdoor living throughout the year. The structure conveniently houses the well-appointed pool bath that mixes dark floors with a custom stained-wood vanity and more brass fixtures.
Six metal and wood bar chairs from Yard Art Patio & Fireplace surround the bar and cabana area at the end of the pool.
There’s a lot to love about the well-appointed master suite, but perhaps the most striking is the view. Double steel doors open to the pool, lengthwise in a perfect display of symmetry. This gives an idyllic view of the hot tub (just steps away from the exterior master doors), swim-up bar and cabana — a constant reminder that your home is also a resort. Another massive beam sits below the vaulted ceiling.
The master bath is located through pocket doors off of the master hallway. Eyes are immediately drawn to three-dimensional, gold hexagon tiles that serve as a backdrop to the large, white freestanding tub. The tub and shower sit in front of a huge window — no problem. An electromagnetic film will change the glass from clear to frosted with the flip of a switch when privacy is needed.
Identical dual vanities trick the mind’s eye with waterfall countertops flowing over floating cabinets with a custom three-dimensional geometric design.
His closet has a stackable washer and dryer.
Her closet has a built-in makeup vanity next to the window, allowing for natural light.
All cabinetry is completely custom, so she can display a variety of handbags and shoes.
A spacious master sitting area is defined by a dramatic gold-leaf light fixture. A door leads to a workout room with built-in shelves, a mini fridge and storage for cabinetry. There’s enough room for yoga mats and a few pieces of workout equipment. Hardwood floors were continued in this room so it can be used as an office or other kind of flex space. Workout rooms off the master are another trend in home building so homeowners can exercise after waking up and get in the shower without ever leaving their suite.
A spacious vestibule leads to the guest suite, adding a layer of privacy for visitors. Light flows into the well-planned suite through doors that lead to the courtyard with a water feature and foliage, providing a point of entry for guests and a serene ambiance at the same time. A vaulted ceiling with a beam ties the room to the rest of the house. Guests need not even leave for provisions, as there’s a cabinet with a bar and mini fridge. Cabinets are a stained white oak to add a level of variety from the painted cabinets found in other areas of the home.
A bold and graphic dedicated guest bath off the entry hall utilizes a black marble “Nero” tile laid in a herringbone pattern around the shower. The Nero is mixed with the Venetian Calacatta from the floor in the shower pan. Chrome appliances mix with dark tiles for another blend of masculine and feminine.
A cedar tongue-and-groove ceiling in the library — stained to match the beams in the family room in a dark ebony color — creates the most rustic statement in the otherwise contemporary home. Touches of brass and black are found throughout the space — brass picture lights stand out against the dark painted cabinets. No fireplace needed in this study. The fireplace in the family room is centered with the library doorway, allowing it to be enjoyed from multiple locations.
A tongue-and-groove ceiling is a good way to add warmth to a room while still maintaining a clean and modern look. Tongue-and-groove ceilings add a textural element to a room and can be installed directly over drywall.
The Duffy Faux Fur Chair in Navy sits behind the Carlyle Handmade Desk. The Design Center accessorized the space with bookends and a petrified wood sculpture.
A spacious landing area sits at the top of a wide staircase.
The room, which can be used as a playroom or upstairs TV room, is at the center of four bedrooms and a conveniently located utility room with a washer and dryer. Built-in cabinetry, painted in Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore, provides a space for media storage and mounting the television. A modern black iron horizontal rail overlooks the floor below, and the dramatic 123-foot chandelier that hangs above the entry is visible from this space.
The star of the show upstairs is an outdoor balcony with a fireplace and glass railing for a clear view. A linear palazoo outdoor gas fireplace with LED lights, by Trinity Hearth & Home, ensures this space is a continuation of entertaining areas.
The utility room is outfitted with Kimona Silk porcelain tiles – inspired by the look of woven silk, they actually look like linen and add a sense of texture to the space. This plays well against the mosaic and glass backsplash.
Four Swivel Chat Chairs from the Elements Air collection by Homecrest surround a reclaimed porcelain table by OW Lee. All outdoor furniture is courtesy of Yard Art Patio & Fireplace.
The three upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms were kept neutral to ensure Costa Del Sol would be a good fit for various families.
One bathroom, that’s shared with the playroom, has fun with mosaic shapes. And a gray hexagon floor carries over in the shower pan.
Another bathroom plays with both contrast and a neutral palette. A three-dimensional wall tile mixes with a black-and-white penny rim floor for a bath that combines modern and vintage elements. Even dual pendants offer a vintage-meets-industrial nod. The Fanimation fan with wood blades in the bedroom adds a natural element.
Curved light fixtures hang in the more feminine bath with polished nickel instead of chrome finishes. A diamond-shaped porcelain tile in the style of Carrara marble serves as the durable floor, while Carrara subway tiles surround the tub walls.
Roof: Texas Tile Roofing
2616 Weaver St., Haltom City,
TX 76117; (817) 838-6100
Iron front gate: Durango Doors
4015 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth,
TX 76107; (817) 368-5709
Landscaping, irrigation and yard lights: Guardado Landscaping
3228 Alta Mere Drive, Fort Worth,
TX 76116; (817) 732-3434
Fencing: Magnolia Fence
6080 Hulen St., Ste. 360,
Box 197, Fort Worth,
TX 761320; (817) 995-7467
Floors, hardwood and carpet: Vintage Floors
5136 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107; (817) 877-1564
Fireplace inserts: Trinity Hearth & Home
2917 North, State Highway 161,
Grand Prairie, TX 75050;
Appliances and accessories: The Jarrell Co.
1900 S. Main St., Ste. 110,
Countertops: KLZ Stone
11129 Zodiac Lane, Ste. 300, Dallas,
TX 75229; (972) 807-6187
Countertop fabrication: Absolute Stone
11655 Alta Vista Road, Ste. A,
Fort Worth, TX 76244;
Light and plumbing fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
3433 W. 7th St., Fort Worth,
TX 76107; (817) 348-8489
Audio/video/security: H. Customs Audio Video
2421 Callender Road, Ste. 139, Mansfield, TX 76063;
Deco pavers: Whiz-Q Stone
4501 E. Loop 820 S., Fort Worth,
TX 76119; (817) 429-0822
Official Realtor: Dona Robinson - Allie Beth Allman & Associates | a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate
550 Reserve St., Ste. 320, Southlake, TX 76092; (214) 906-7069
Patio furniture: Yard Art Patio & Fireplace
Gutters and downspouts: Loveless Gutters
P.O. Box 905, Colleyville,
TX 76035; (817) 590-2583
Stone materials: Metro Brick and Stone Co.
2184 Joe Field Road, Dallas,
TX 75229; (972) 991-4488
Stucco: Centurion Stone
526 Benson Lane, Roanoke,
TX 76262; (817) 753-6242
Builder: PentaVia Custom Homes
P.O. Box 94033 Southlake,
TX 76092; (817) 768-3884;
Interior designer: The Design Center/Western Heritage Furniture
1525 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford, TX 76086;
Cabinets: Mike Conkle’s Custom Cabinets
318 W. Kennedale Parkway, Kennedale, TX 76060;
Door and cabinet hardware: Pierce Fine Decorative Hardware and Plumbing
4030 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth,
TX 76107; (817) 737-9090
Foam installation: Red Oak Insulation
301 Overlook Drive, Red Oak,
TX 75154; (972) 617-0740
Tile material: Daltile
6323 Airport Freeway, Haltom City
TX, 76117; (817) 332-4161
Interior painting and wallpaper: J & V Painting Plus
4429 Birchman Ave., Fort Worth,
TX 76107; (817) 994-3277
Paint materials: Sherwin-Williams
4806 Camp Bowie Blvd.,
Fort Worth, TX 76107;
By: Malcolm Mayhew
By: Kendall Louis