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Bella Vita Custom Homes Releases Live Beautifully Magazine Spring 2015!

Categories: News | Posted: April 3, 2015

Since our inception, Bella Vita Custom Homes and Remodeling has maintained a standard of excellence and luxury matched by few. The name, meaning “beautiful life,” was well chosen, for we imagined custom homes that would reflect the status of our owners, living in residences that embraced their values, their accomplishments, their personal growth and their private pursuits. We wanted to take this concept even further and are proud to announce the second issue of our luxury lifestyle magazine, Live Beautifully.

This publication is designed specifically for those who value the beautiful life as much as we do. Within our second issue, you will find information regarding the grand opening of our newest  Preston Hollow Show Home, our newest available custom homes, and an update on our most recent venture, Bella Vita Custom Remodeling.

With our refined design and exquisite styles, Bella Vita Custom Homes and Remodeling is revolutionizing the face of modern luxury living. Through these pages we invite you to experience the sensation of living beautifully.

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Presents 7619 Lovers Lane!

Categories: Custom and Intelligent Design, News | Posted: March 27, 2015

7619 Lovers Lane

Talk about your blessings in disguise: one hundred years ago, Dallas refused to annex the brand new village of Highland Park, five miles north of the central city. They regretted this immediately and spent the next 45 years trying to undo their mistake. Highland Park, however, preferred to go its independent and exclusive way. Designed with a lavish 20% set-aside for parkland by the famous landscape architect Wilbur David Cook (he also designed Beverly Hills), Highland Park and its slightly newer sibling, University Park, have long hosted the most sought-after addresses in the area.

After a century’s reign as the locus of Dallas society, it is astonishing that there should still be any lots left to build on; typically one only comes available after removing an older structure. And of these, 7619 Lovers Lane is a jewel: it lies on the cusp between the two cities, enjoying the convenience of Dallas zoning laws, but belonging to the Highland Park Independent School District–the smallest and smartest in the county: only 6,800 students with SAT scores 50% higher than in surrounding Dallas.

Bella Vita Custom Homes has taken maximum advantage of this lot with a gracious hacienda: 5,606 square feet, offered at $1,720,000. It is replete with Spanish touches outside–stucco exterior, tile roof, stone-pillared balcony overlooking the street–and inside, with a barrel-vaulted passageway between the master suite and the breakfast room (an elegant way to greet the day) and an accent on gracious entertaining, with a formal dining room served from the butler’s pantry.

Functionally the home features all the attention to convenience that one expects from Bella Vita: granite counters in the kitchen, and French windows from the family room onto a 22-foot wide side courtyard. (Where did they find room for that on a town lot? By accessing the double garage from the alley: no boring driveway.) Four upstairs family bedrooms each has its own bath. They lie down the hall from a huge game room, and separately beyond that, a secluded media room/theatre with storeroom for the audiovisual equipment.

All this only 7 blocks from prestigious SMU, and only 1½ miles from some of the world’s best shopping at NorthPark Center.

For more information on 7619 Lovers Lane, contact Bella Vita‘s exceptional Sales Executives at 214.750.8482.

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Luxurious Lake Living is Closer Than You Think

Categories: News, Recent Events | Posted: March 20, 2015

Laguna Bay Estates

As the population of Dallas-Fort Worth passes 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. This weekend, Bella Vita will unveil 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, March 21st and from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 22nd. 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, 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, 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

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Presents 8555 San Leandro Drive!

Categories: Creating Value, Custom and Intelligent Design, News | Posted: March 13, 2015

8555 San Leandro Drive

Bella Vita is thrilled to announce the availability of 8555 San Leandro in Dallas, a tile-roofed Mediterranean beauty whose drama begins with its curb appeal. Seen from the street, the roof rises from a relaxed, asymmetrical composition of gable and hipped roofs to a full second story set well back from the façade, providing wonderful visual movement and drama.

Inside, its 4,732 square feet are superbly managed from the elegant two-story foyer, with a formal dining room to the left and a secluded study to the right. A private corridor leads to the master suite, which features a bath with twin basins, an oval garden tub as well as shower, vast his-and-hers bays in the walk in closet, and a roomy personal gymnasium with French windows to the rear lawn.

Beyond the foyer lies the family living area, a comfortable and informal space that includes a living room with fireplace and French windows to a roomy covered terrace that effectively doubles the area, a huge kitchen with island bar and separate informal dining room that overlooks the terrace. Upstairs, the balconied game room has double doors into the home theatre with audiovisual storage, and beyond them cluster three family bedrooms, each with private bath and walk in closet. Offered at $1,195,000, the entire composition of this custom home is a marvel of luxury, efficiency, and inventive design!

For more information on this available custom home, visit san-leandro and call 214.750.8482 to speak directly with our exceptional Sales Executives.

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Donates $33,000 to Multiple Communities Across Texas!

Categories: News, Recent Events | Posted: March 6, 2015

Bella Vita Custom Homes

At Bella Vita Custom Homes, Texas’s leading luxury custom home builder, we understand the drive, the determination, and the insistence upon becoming the best. Since our inception, we have been steadily engaged in multiple new residential construction projects in communities throughout Dallas – Fort Worth and Central Texas. Having now established roots in such extraordinary communities, Bella Vita is pleased to give back.

This past week, Bella Vita was proud to sponsor a fundraiser at our Lakeway Show Home for the Mayberry Cancer Foundation and to provide grants to two phenomenal educational institutions: Episcopal School of Dallas and Westlake Academy.

For forty years the Episcopal School of Dallas has been providing a world-class education for its twelve hundred students, ranging from pre-K through 12th grade. Today its 39-acre campus brings them together with two hundred distinguished faculty, giving the school an admirable teacher-student ratio. Supporting this grand enterprise is the Episcopal School of Dallas Parents Association, who staged the 40th ESDPA Show and Auction fundraiser on February 28th. Among the several generous donors, Bella Vita Custom Homes donated a one-room Tudor playhouse complete with the winning family’s name engraved above the entrance for $10,000!

On the same evening, Bella Vita Custom Homes served as the Presenting Sponsor at the Westlake Academy Foundation’s 12th annual Gallery Night fundraiser in support of Westlake Academy. Founded in 2003, this distinguished municipality of Westlake became the first in Texas to receive a charter designation. This school rocketed to excellence, becoming an International Baccalaureate World School in 2008, one of only five schools in the United States. When the first 24 seniors graduated in 2010, they were offered $3.7 million in scholarships from the nation’s leading universities. We were therefore proud to support their educational growth with a grant of $23,000!

We at Bella Vita Custom Homes, with our commitment to excellence, appreciate the drive, determination and the insistence on becoming the best that both of these organizations embody. We offer our sincerest congratulations to these exemplary organizations, and we look forward to growing and expanding with them in the future.

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Hosts Open House Events in the M Streets!

Categories: News, Recent Events | Posted: February 20, 2015
Front Elevations

Bella Vita Custom Homes

Texas’ leading builder of customized luxury residences, Bella Vita Custom Homes, is thrilled to welcome the public to open house events at two of their most distinguished and innovative creations this weekend. Located in the fashionable M Streets, 5407 Belmont Avenue is a striking interpretation of the distinctive architecture of the Texas Hill Country, while 5424 Willis Avenue is a wonderfully retro visitation of the craftsman bungalow style that dominated American home building nearly a century ago and has never lost its popularity.

Both homes will be open at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21st and from 12:00 pm until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 22nd. Guests can enjoy mimosas and gourmet pastries until 2 p.m. each day, with wine and cheese offered later in the afternoons.

5407 Belmont

5407 Belmont

At 3,550 square feet and offered at $809,999, 5407 Belmont recalls the Hill Country with its limestone construction, fortress-like front portal, and standing-seam metal roof. Inside, the traffic flow is modern and the features dramatic, beginning with a 33-foot long gallery wall illuminated from a second-story light well to feature treasured art. Downstairs, both formal and informal living areas share space with a sumptuous master suite, and upstairs family bedrooms enjoy the massive game and media suite. To reach this splendid home, take US-75 to Exit 2, North Henderson/Knox Street. Head east on North Henderson Avenue and turn left onto Belmont; the home is located 0.2 miles on the left.

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5424 Willis

The bungalow at 5424 Willis is a spacious 4,148 square feet and is offered at $849,000. Instantly recognized on the outside as a craftsman masterpiece by its tapered wooden pillars, exposed rafter tails and layered rooflines, inside the home employs every turn and feature of Bella Vita’s reputation to design for hearty entertaining: not just an open living area, but an unbroken, 53-foot vista from the entry to the rear of the kitchen, including a digitally fabricated, custom-built wine cellar “wall.” With the luxurious, secluded master suite downstairs, the upstairs family bedrooms cluster about Bella Vita’s signature 2-room game and home theater suite. From US-75, take Exit 2 onto North Henderson/Knox Street. Head east on North Henderson Avenue and turn left onto Willis Avenue. In 0.5 miles, this craftsman bungalow is located on the right.

For more information on the custom homes or the open house events, call 214-750-8482, or visit the company’s website,

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Live Beautifully Video by Bella Vita Custom Homes Surpasses 150,000 Views!

Categories: News | Posted: February 13, 2015

At Bella Vita Custom Homes, we understand what it means to luxuriate in a perfectly designed and crafted home. The name, meaning “beautiful life”, was well chosen, for we imagined custom homes that would reflect the status of our owners, living in residences that embraced their values, their accomplishments, their personal growth and their private pursuits. We wanted to take this concept even further and are proud to announce the premiere of the first Bella Vita video from our Live Beautifully series has surpassed over 150,000 views!

As Texas’ leading luxury custom home builder, we truly value community in every sense of the word and would like to thank all of those who viewed, liked, shared and contributed to making this video such a monumental success! 

We invite you to view, share & experience the sensation of living beautifully!

For more information regarding Bella Vita Custom Homes, visit

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Wins Best of Houzz Design Award!

Categories: Custom and Intelligent Design, News, Remodeling | Posted: February 6, 2015


Best of Design Award

Bella Vita Custom Homes Wins “Best of Houzz” for Design Award 2015

Bella Vita Custom Homes has been awarded the “Best of Houzz” for Design 2015! Houzz is the leading platform for custom home design and remodeling, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from decorating a room to building a custom home. As Texas’ leading luxury custom home builder, Bella Vita Custom Homes was chosen by more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

There is an art and science to building, and it has to have both. A successful project, to us, is not limited to happy customers, but it also includes our contribution to the community. We must ask ourselves, ‘Is this a design that we’re truly proud of? Is it a home that is beautiful from the outside and the inside?‘” states Andy Clem, Chief Executive Office of Bella Vita Custom Homes.

Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Bella Vita Custom Homes among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.

For more information about Bella Vita Custom Homes, please call 214.750.8482 and visit

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Hosts Open House Event at Mediterranean Villa!

Categories: News, Recent Events | Posted: January 30, 2015
5707 Charlestown Drive

5707 Charlestown Drive

Texas’ leading luxury custom builder, Bella Vita Custom Homes, is thrilled to unveil its newest creation at 5707 Charlestown Drive in exclusive Preston Hollow. It is an imaginative Mediterranean villa of 5,180 square feet, and is one of very few custom homes currently available.

Bella Vita will welcome the public to this Open House event Saturday, January 31st and on Sunday, February 1st. Mimosas and gourmet pastries will be offered from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, and from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Sunday. Those who can attend later in the day will be treated to fine wine and cheese provided by Dallas Fine Wine & Spirits from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on both days.

This monumental house is appreciated from multiple angles on its prominent corner lot, and what the exterior promises, the interior immediately delivers in the powerful three-story round foyer with its curved staircase, lit from above by a rank of clerestory windows. In fact, with the formal dining room and secluded study with fireplace to the right of the foyer, and the guest room with bath and private garage to the left, the whole front of the house forms a grand guest suite for company.

 5707 Charltestown Drive   5707 Charlestown Drive  5707Charlestown Drive

Straight through the foyer, a superb groin-vaulted passageway leads to the enormous living area, 25 feet square. Here the regal, 6-foot cast stone mantel and private family stairs draw the eye up to the wood-beamed ceiling, 18 feet above. Beyond this the master suite looks out a great bow window, and leads to a breathtaking master bath floored in travertine marble, with an oval garden bathtub and romantic stone grotto shower for two.

5707 Charlestown Drive  5707 Charlestown Drive

On the other side of the family room the breakfast nook connects to a chef’s dream of a kitchen, with four separate work stations, 48 inch professional Viking range, and twin pantries, one for storage and the other an old-time butler’s pantry for serving the formal dining room. Upstairs, three family bedrooms, each with private bath, cluster around twin game and media rooms with audiovisual storage and full wet bar.

5707 Charlestown Drive

Offered at $1,498,000, never was a house designed for such gracious entertaining, formal or informal, refined or festive!

To attend the open house event, take Dallas North Tollway to exit Forest Lane. Head east on Forest Lane and turn left onto Nuestra Drive. In 0.6 miles, turn right onto Charlestown Drive. The home is located on the left.

For additional information regarding the Open House event at 5707 Charlestown Drive, call 214.750.8482 or visit the company’s website at

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D Design Book Features Bella Vita Custom Homes in 2015 issue!

Categories: News | Posted: January 9, 2015


D Design Book features Bella Vita Custom Homes in 2015 issue!

D Design Book features Bella Vita Custom Homes in 2015 issue!

The newest Dallas Design Book has hit the stands! Published annually, D Design Book is the ultimate resource guide for Dallas design professionals and the home design obsessed. Featuring Dallas’ top interior designers, decorators, architects, real estate agents and home builders, Bella Vita Custom Homes is proud to contribute to the 2015 issue.

D Design Book 2015

D Design Book 2015

Featured as the home builder who “delivers on its name“, D Design describes Bella Vita‘s projects as artistic and scientific, “…the Bella Vita team is known for packing their projects with stunning custom details and utilizing unique materials to give each home they complete a one-of-a-kind look…but these artistic touches are never at the expense of the all-important scientific side.”

And when it comes to the building process and the overall Bella Vita experience? D Design describes it as we do, “easy” and “hassle-free”.

By adopting a team approach and leveraging our teams collective expertise amongst our multifaceted management team, leading AIA architects, ASID interior designers, estimators, purchases, sales executives, accountants and construction managers to each project, we have developed the most efficient homebuilding process in the market today.

Following our victorious win for D Home Best Builder in 2014, we are thrilled to be featured in D Design Book 2015. For the full story, pick up D Design Book on newsstands today and visit for more information.

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