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Bella Vita Custom Homes Host Open House Event at 4007 Lively Lane!

Categories: Custom and Intelligent Design, New Home Efficiency and Performance, News, Recent Events, Uncategorized | Posted: October 3, 2014

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Texas’ leading custom builder, Bella Vita Custom Homes, is inviting prospective clients to view its newest available custom home at 4007 Lively Lane in Midway Hollow Saturday, October 4th and on Sunday, October 5th. Mimosas and gourmet pastries will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. For those interested in afternoon tours, wine will be served from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.

At these events, Bella Vita Sales Executives will provide tours of this classic tile-roofed Mediterranean villa. At 4,496 square feet, this custom home is designed for entertaining. Upon entering the home, guests are welcomed into a dramatic two-story entry foyer, with a staircase visible past the formal dining room to the right. To the left of the entry, a colossal window floods the study with light.

The heart of the house beyond the foyer invites informal entertaining in an open living area with fireplace, a roomy kitchen with island bar and Viking appliances, an arch to the breakfast room, and French windows onto a large covered terrace. The terrace opens onto a generous side-yard, which is preserved by having the three car garage accessed from the alley.The boundary between formal and informal living is defined by a butler’s serving pantry that connects the kitchen to the dining room, and to the left of the foyer, bartender’s access to the fully appointed wet bar with pass-through to the living room.

With four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, the luxurious master suite occupies the whole west wing. Reached through a corridor past the bartender station and powder room, the master suite features his and her walk-in closets, a relaxing bath with twin basins and both shower and garden bathtub. Upstairs three family bedrooms, each with full bath and walk-in closet, cluster about a private corridor that extends north from the most fun space of all: a spacious game room, with double doors leading into the media suite.

This is a custom home for all seasons, a family seat to be inherited for generations, and lists for $974,900.

To attend the event, exit Walnut Hill Lane from Dallas North Tollway. Travel west on Walnut Hill Lane for approximately 1.7 miles and turn left onto Midway Road. In half a mile, turn right onto Lively Lane. The home is located on the right in .5 miles.

For more information regarding this custom home, please call 214-750-8482 or visit the website at www.LivingBellaVita.com.

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Presents Bella Vita Custom Remodeling!

Categories: Creating Value, Custom and Intelligent Design, News, Recent Events, Remodeling | Posted: September 26, 2014

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Award-winning Bella Vita Custom Homes is thrilled to announce that it is expanding its luxury home construction, and establishing a new division: Bella Vita Custom Remodeling.

Bella Vita will be hosting an event to present this service to the public at its luxury show home at 6830 Waggoner Drive in Dallas on Saturday, September 27th and on Sunday, September 28th. Mimosas and gourmet pastries will be offered from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Those who can attend later in the day will be treated to wine and cheese from 2:00 p.m.to 6:00 p.m. on both days.

At these events, Bella Vita‘s newly-named Director of Remodeling, Jason Bailey, will host an informal information session on the company’s full-service remodeling division, which includes two full time ASID accredited interior designers, two full time architects, two showcase model homes in Preston Hollow, and cutting-edge financing programs with rates as low as Prime +1% for a residential remodel. Bella Vita Architects will also be in attendance to provide the first ten potential customers free conceptual plans!

As the leading custom builder of Texas, this expansion into remodeling is a natural fit for Bella Vita. It has grown exponentially each year, while establishing a reputation for integrity, honesty, and superb quality. Because vendors and contractors compete to associate with them, Bella Vita receives the best prices on goods and services, and now this benefit can be passed on to clients who envision a remodel, but do not wish to move from their present home.

Bella Vita Custom Homes has become known for several trademark features in its luxury homes: luxuriously appointed master suites, awe-inspiring studies (often with a second-story library balcony), open-entertaining living areas ideal for entertaining, fully equipped outdoor living areas mirroring the indoor, and recreational suites containing a game room and home theatre. Now clients can acquire these and other features in their existing homes, via additions, attic finish-out, or even redesigning the entire present interior. All will be revealed at the Bella Vita event this weekend!

Come witness the beginning of Bella Vita Custom Home Remodeling‘s journey. For further information regarding Bella Vita Custom Homes Remodeling, call 214.750.8482 or visit www.LivingBellaVita.com.

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Bella Vita Custom Homes is Excited to Present Grand Opening of Lakeway Show Home!

Categories: Creating Value, Custom and Intelligent Design, New Home Efficiency and Performance, News, Recent Events | Posted: September 20, 2014

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For a truly custom, luxury home experience, you simply cannot miss this weekend’s spotlight Grand Opening for Bella Vita Custom Homes‘ newest masterpiece in Lakeway.

Guests will enjoy mimosas and pastries, wine and cheese while touring the breathtaking 5,700-square-foot sprawling Mediterranean throughout the event held on Saturday, September 20th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 21st. Renowned classical string quartet, Terra Vista Strings, will perform in the show home’s courtyard and complimentary valet service will be provided on both days.

This custom home, located at 409 Rough Hollow Cove in Lakeway, is built for entertaining, both inside and out. The grand foyer leads to a spacious living area with built-in, beautiful ceiling beams and an elegant wine cellar tucked to the side. Three sets of French doors move the flow from inside to out, where a rear courtyard houses a grilling area with raised hearth. Adding to the elegance, an infinity pool extends from the courtyard and blends in with the natural beauty of Lake Travis.

Only three family bedrooms (plus the casita) in a house of this size leaves a lot of room for luxury: a brilliantly illuminated circular stairway in the grand foyer; the expansive and elegantly detailed living area; a regal, groin-vaulted passageway to a well-appointed master suite that occupies an entire wing of the house; two-story study with a spiral stair to a wrap-around library balcony, a vast upstairs pool terrace connected to a roomy theatre, and through a hinged swinging bookcase-door to a fully appointed lounge with wet bar. And there’s even an elevator to a third-floor veranda that offers expansive views of the lake area.

“As Texas’ leading custom builder, Bella Vita is a pioneer in providing a team approach to custom home building. The team of skilled builders, seasoned sales professionals and a multifaceted management team have maintained a reputation of integrity, honesty and superb quality among the industry,” said Andy Clem, the company’s CEO. “Bella Vita Custom Homes is skilled in their efficient, green construction methods and are known for their fine subcontractors and quality materials.”

To attend the Grand Opening of the Lakeway Show Home, valued at $1,800,000, take RM 620 and exit on Lakeway Boulevard. Turn left onto World of Tennis Square and continue onto Highlands Boulevard. Turn right on Rough Hollow Drive and take the third left onto Rough Hollow Cove.

For more information about the Grand Opening and Bella Vita Custom Homes, call 512-988-9667 or visit www.LivingBellaVita.com.

Bella Vita Custom Homes Presents 4136 Dunhaven!

Categories: Custom and Intelligent Design, News, Recent Events | Posted: September 5, 2014

 

 

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This turreted château in Midway Hollow features the stone, stucco and half-timber front authentic to the French countryside. The kitchen-dining-family room combination creates a large entertainment complex that opens out to the covered terrace with an outdoor fireplace. Beyond the family room, the secluded master suite features a vast walk-in closet with twin bays for his and hers, a sumptuous bathroom with twin basins, and both shower and garden tub. Upstairs, three bedrooms share the space with a game room, full wet bar, media suite and homework loft to ensure schooling comes first! A perfect combination of traditional French countryside on the outside, and a dramatic and innovative traffic flow within. Listing for $1,090,000, this custom home is available now and will be move-in ready spring of 2015!

For more information regarding 4136 Dunhaven Road, please contact our exceptional Sales Professionals at 214-750-8482.

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Presents 5235 Richard Avenue!

Categories: Custom and Intelligent Design, News | Posted: August 24, 2014

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Among the world of different architectural styles in which Americans choose to build their homes, few have been more popular over many years than the English half-timber. This style had its origins in the Middle Ages. Building stone was expensive, but English forests were full of massive, ancient oak trees. They were felled, and logs were “halved,” or squared off, and used to construct a wooden crib whose sides were filled in with wattle-and-daub–branches or reeds covered with clay or plaster. As the technique was mastered, smaller oak braces and other purely decorative members were added. By the 1600’s, they achieved fantastical designs.

In the cities, these half-timber homes often had narrow fronts on the street because people were taxed based on the width of their houses. Eventually, brick became plentiful and popular, giant oak trees became scarce, and what was left was needed to build ships. Today, few ancient oak trees remain; even Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest is now mostly a golf course.

Half-timber construction was rediscovered by 19th century Victorians who imitated the style, which was appropriated by Americans–only now, the half-timbering itself was no longer structural, and became a decorative homage to the inventiveness of past centuries. Bella Vita Custom Homes embraces that tradition with this charming offering at 5235 Richard Avenue. The house is only 34 feet wide facing the street, with a winder staircase just inside the entry–both features authentic to the style–but from there modern functionality takes over. Just off the stairs one encounters a vast, 40-foot long open living area that terminates in a roomy kitchen with island/bar, and the stairs lead up to a game room next to an enclosed home theatre and media center–an ingenious upstairs-downstairs entertainment suite.

A private wing beyond the kitchen contains the restful master’s retreat, whose bath features dual basins, a sunken garden tub and separate shower, and a walk-in closet nearly as large as the bedchamber. A service corridor off the kitchen leads past an efficient enfilade of walk-in pantry, powder room, laundry room, and storage lockers to the 2-car garage, which is accessed from the alley. Upstairs, three family bedrooms each with private bath and walk-in closet are grouped about the game and media suite.
With incomparable curb appeal, this home features 4,010 square feet of luxurious, hearty living for only $862,150.

For more information regarding 5235 Richard, please contact our Sales Executives at 214-750-8482.

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Luxurious Lake Living is Closer Than You Think

Categories: Custom and Intelligent Design, News, Recent Events | Posted: August 16, 2014

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As the population of Dallas-Fort Worth passes 6.7 million people, its busiest and most accomplished residents now ask the same question one hears in Houston and Austin: where can we move to have quiet and open space, but still be within easy reach of the city? Bella Vita Custom Homes, the award-winning luxury custom home builder of Dallas-Fort Worth and Central Texas, knows the answer and is excited to present Laguna Bay Estates: the ultimate lakefront custom home community. The exclusive 50-lot waterfront development is just 20 minutes northwest from downtown Fort Worth and one hour from downtown Dallas. This secluded waterfront development resides on the outskirts of Azle, on the shores of Eagle Mountain Lake. Laguna Bay Estates is ideal for the accomplished who crave the serenity of waterfront living while remaining close to the city.

In celebration of this spectacular development, Bella Vita is hosting an exclusive event and providing special lot pricing this weekend only! Bella Vita Custom Homes will unveil the conceptual rendering of their first Hill Country, Napa Farmhouse style Show Home, providing visitors an example of the quality Bella Vita envisions for the Laguna Bay Estates community.

Mimosas and pastries will be served from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 16th and from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 17th. Those who can attend later in the day will be treated to beer, wine, and cheese from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on both days. Bella Vita‘s exceptional Sales Executives will be on hand to answer questions about the development and their distinguished building program. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the special event lot price offerings as they enjoy Laguna Bays’ breathtaking lake views.

To attend the event & visit Laguna Bay Estates, from Dallas, take I-30 W to Jim Wright Fwy/NW Loop 820 in Fort Worth, exit 9 from I-820 N, follow Highway 199 in Azle, exit FM 730/Boyd. Turn right on Sandy Beach Road. Then turn right on Power Squadron Road. Follow Power Squadron to the entrance of Laguna Bay Estates located at 1504 Laguna Bay N, Azle, TX 76020.

For more information regarding the event and Laguna Bay Estates, contact Nick Avila at 682-808-3972 or visit www.livingbellavita.com/lbe.

Bella Vita Custom Homes Presents 5726 Kenwood Avenue!

Categories: News, Recent Events | Posted: August 9, 2014

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A full package of Bella Vita amenities awaits behind this gracious Mediterranean front. At 4,104 square feet, this home boasts 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, library/study, loft, game room, media room, covered terrace and 2 car garage. The floor plan emphasizes functional efficiency, with the downstairs entertainment combination of open kitchen, courtyard, dining and family rooms leading upstairs to the game and media suite. The luxurious master suite downstairs, and family bedrooms upstairs, are cleverly secluded from the festivities. Host in or dine out: this Mediterranean home is located in the M Streets and is walking distance from Dallas’ best boutique restaurants and vibrant night life! Available now and listing for $849,990!

For more information, please contact our exceptional Sales Executives at 214-750-8482.

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Bella Vita Custom Homes presents 7107 Royal Lane!

Categories: Custom and Intelligent Design, News | Posted: July 18, 2014

 

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FOR SALE: One gently used château, only two years old! It was built for one of our most astute and knowledgeable clients, who absolutely loaded it with luxury features, statuary niches, four fireplaces, secret rooms, rooftop sunning terrace, and other imaginative touches. It reposes on a huge, nearly half-acre double lot in super-exclusive Preston Hollow. With 4,908 square feet, listing for $1,349,000, the home contains 4 bedrooms plus a separate-entrance guest house with kitchenette and bath, so your house guests can come and go at their leisure.

The heart of the house is an open, informal family area consisting of a great room with fireplace, a dining room, and huge kitchen with island bar, all with vaulted and/or beamed 12-foot ceilings, each area defined by massive brick-and-stone arches nearly the width of the room. Further arches from the dining room lead into the walk-in wine cellar. This magnificent entertaining area opens out through French windows onto a covered porch, and beyond that a terraced courtyard with outdoor fireplace.

Beyond the Great Room, a corridor leads past a home planning office to the master suite with its beamed, vaulted ceiling, and luxurious bath with his and hers bays in the walk-in closet. The show-stopper here is the romantic two-way fireplace between the bedroom and the sunken Roman bath.

Heading another direction from the grand foyer, a groin-vaulted corridor leads to a breathtaking, two-story library with a carved stone Renaissance fireplace mantel, and spiral staircase up to a wrap-around bookshelf balcony. But that’s only half the story. One of the upstairs bookshelves swings aside to reveal a hidden retreat, a cognac lounge with French windows out to a private balcony.

Also upstairs is the multi-purpose leisure room, with its own secret door to the cognac lounge, and French windows out to the roomy 2nd story veranda, thence to a curving, outdoor stair up to the roof terrace. Three family bedrooms, each with bath, share the remainder of the 2nd story space with a media room/theatre.

The address on Royal Lane is fitting, for this monumental château with its enormous sculptured trees reigns over its neighborhood.
For further information regarding 7107 Royal Lane, please call 214.750.8482.

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Bella Vita Custom Homes presents 4007 Lively!

Categories: Creating Value, Custom and Intelligent Design, New Home Efficiency and Performance, News, Recent Events | Posted: July 11, 2014

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Within an exclusive enclave such as Midway Hollow, a generous quarter-acre corner lot deserves a special house. With 4 bedrooms and 4 ½ baths within nearly 4,500 square feet, this classic tile-roofed Mediterranean villa is at once vibrant and serene.

The house is designed for entertaining, but its most distinguishing feature is that the different aspects of hosting are brilliantly defined and connected. Guests are welcomed into a dramatic two-story entry foyer, with a staircase visible past the formal dining room to the right.

The heart of the house beyond the foyer, however, invites informal entertaining in an open living area with fireplace, a roomy kitchen with island bar and Viking appliances, an arch to the breakfast room, and French windows onto a large covered terrace that is virtually a fourth room to spread into. The terrace opens onto a generous side-yard, which is preserved by having the triple garage accessed from the alley.

The boundary between formal and informal living is defined by a butler’s serving pantry that connects the kitchen to the dining room, and to the left of the foyer, bartender’s access to the fully appointed wet bar with pass-through to the living room. The stairs lead up to the most fun space of all, a spacious game room, with double doors leading into the home theatre.

Within the home’s nearly 4,500 square feet, of course, there remain areas for reflection and rest. To the left of the entry, a colossal window floods the study with light, and the sleeping areas are all about privacy. The luxurious master suite occupies the whole west wing, reached through a corridor past the bartender station and powder room. It features his and her walk-in closets, and a relaxing bath with twin basins and both shower and garden bathtub. Upstairs three family bedrooms, each with full bath and walk-in closet, cluster about a private corridor that extends north from the game and media suite.

This is a home for all seasons, a family seat to be inherited for generations, and lists for $974,900.

For more information, please call our exceptional Sales Professionals at 214-750-8482.

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Laguna Bay Estates Grand Opening!

Categories: Creating Value, Custom and Intelligent Design, New Home Efficiency and Performance, News, Recent Events | Posted: June 27, 2014

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Bella Vita Custom Homes, the award-winning luxury custom home builder, is excited to present Laguna Bay Estates: the ultimate lakefront custom home community. The exclusive 50-lot waterfront development is just 20 miles northwest from downtown Fort Worth and resides on the outskirts of Azle, on the shores of Eagle Mountain Lake. This secluded waterfront development is ideal for the accomplished who crave the serenity of waterfront living while remaining close to the city.

In celebration of this spectacular development, Bella Vita is hosting an event and providing special lot pricing this weekend only! Bella Vita Custom Homes will unveil the conceptual rendering of their first Hill Country, German Farmhouse Show Home, providing visitors an example of the quality Bella Vita envisions for the Laguna Bay Estates community.

Mimosas and pastries will be served from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 28th and from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 29th. Those who can attend later in the day will be treated to wine and cheese from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on both days. Bella Vita’s exceptional Sales Professionals will be on hand to answer questions about the development and their distinguished building program. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the special lot price offerings as they enjoy Laguna Bays‘ breathtaking lake views.

To attend the event & visit Laguna Bay Estates, take Highway 199 in Azle, go north on FM 730. Turn right on Sandy Beach Road. Then turn right on Power Squadron Road. Follow Power Squadron to the entrance of Laguna Bay Estates located at 1504 Laguna Bay N, Azle, TX 76020.

For more information regarding the event and Laguna Bay Estates, contact Nick Avila at 682-808-3972 or visit www.livingbellavita.com/lbe.