Texas’ leading luxury custom home builder, Bella Vita Custom Homes, will unveil its newest luxury show home on 2 Paigebrooke in Westlake on Saturday, May 16 and and on Sunday, May 17.
Visitors are invited to enjoy mimosas and gourmet pastries from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow. During afternoon tours, fine wine varietals and cheese medleys will be served from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.
Guests will be treated to a live musical performance by Billboard Music award-winning singer-songwriter Caleb Sean McCampbell. Bella Vita’s exceptional all-encompassing team will be on hand to provide visitors superior guidance on the home building process throughout the grand opening event.
Throughout the Southwest, surely the singular most popular style of residential home construction has long been one of the faces of “Mediterranean” – the Italian villa, the Spanish hacienda, often in a vernacular of white or cream, stone or stucco, best featuring a tile roof when possible. Almost any floor plan will lend itself to this expression.
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Few homes, however, have the size or daring to deeply explore the ancient roots of the Mediterranean style, for those roots tap into classical Rome when a villa was not a house with some arrangement of rooms, but more accurately a series of connected pavilions that served different distinct functions. Historians know from surviving ruins that such villas, constructed on an imperial scale, are simply not built any more.
Bella Vita Custom Homes begs to differ. At 7,537 square feet, this masterpiece at 2 Paigebrooke is valued at more than $3,100,000 making it one of the most expensive and impressive show homes in the state.
“Our show homes are fully furnished and operational for viewing seven days a week,” says Andy Clem, company CEO. “Typically, you don’t see show homes of this value, but this approach gives customers the ability to touch, feel and believe in our product.”
Like a true Roman villa, it is entered through a peristyle – an indoor-outdoor passageway between the outside and an interior colonnaded courtyard called an atrium. A typical Roman atrium had a fountain at its center. Check: got the colonnade, got the fountain.
A second entry at the right rear of the courtyard opens into a foyer between two pavilions: to the right is the entertainment area, featuring a game room with wet bar, which connects to a home theatre. At the end of a beamed corridor is second small pavilion contains an area for privacy and reflection: a library with fireplace, and a parlor reached through a secret panel, which has a secluded covered porch. Like a good villa, the foyer stairs lead up to a range of family bedrooms.
To the left of the foyer, Bella Vita’s trademark open family living area forms a third pavilion of living and dining rooms, and kitchen with island, bar and Viking appliances. The fourth quadrant of the house is the master’s suite, as large as the living area. It is reached through a groin-vaulted vestibule. The new owners will be tempted to lean back and relax in the sumptuous garden bath. The fourth side of the courtyard is completed with a self-contained guest house with bath and kitchenette, and a four car garage – room for an entire fleet and probably a chariot or two.
Following the grand opening, the Westlake show home will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
From Fort Worth, take I35-W N to TX-170E/Alliance Gateway Fwy. Take exit 65 and continue on TX-170E. In 1.4 miles, take a right onto JT Ottinger Rd. Turn left onto Dove Rd. Turn right onto Paigebrooke and the home will be on the right. Complimentary valet service will be provided throughout the weekend event.
For additional information regarding the Westlake show home grand opening and Bella Vita Custom Homes, call 214-750-8482 or visit the company’s website at www.livingbellavita.com.