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Bella Vita Custom Homes Presents 5707 Charlestown!

Categories: Custom and Intelligent Design, New Home Efficiency and Performance, News, Recent Events | Posted: May 30, 2014

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For years now, millions of television viewers have become devotees of the PBS series “Downton Abbey,” named for the monumental country house where the action takes place. It has become so popular that the filming location has itself become a major tourist destination. Highclere Castle is actually the seat of the Earls of Carnarvon– who were famous in a past generation for bankrolling the discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb.

The source of the name “Highclere” is obscure, but likely has something to do with clerestory windows. The castle is dominated by a high central tower whose great windows illuminate the interior space that would otherwise remain gloomy. Clerestory (pronounced “clear story”) windows were a dramatic element of great houses throughout Europe in previous centuries.

Bella Vita Custom Homes has adapted this feature as a focal point for the sumptuous, tile-roofed Mediterranean villa at 5707 Charlestown, in exclusive Preston Hollow. At 5,180 square feet, listing for $1,550,000, the house is appreciated from multiple angles on its prominent corner lot.

Entering the monumental 3-story round foyer, lit by a rank of clerestory windows, the home beckons as a journey of exploration. Where do you go? Right through double doors into the study with its 11-foot ceiling and fireplace framed by dramatic tall windows? Through the 6-foot wide arch into the formal dining room? Straight ahead, through the groin-vaulted passageway to the family areas beyond? Up the sweeping curved formal staircase to explore the upper reaches? Or past the stairs to the private guest room? In fact for overnight guests, this whole front of the house forms a magnificent suite.

Beyond, in the enormous 25-foot square living area, private family stairs and a regal corner fireplace draw the eye upward to the 18-foot beamed ceiling. Beyond that the master suite looks out a great bow window, and leads to a breathtaking bath floored in travertine marble. On the other side of the family room the breakfast nook connects to an island-style kitchen as elegant as it is spacious–four separate work stations, and twin pantries, one for serving which connects back to the formal dining room.

Upstairs, three more bedrooms, each with private bath, cluster around twin game and media rooms with audiovisual storage and wet bar. Never was a house designed for such gracious entertaining, formal or informal, refined or festive.

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

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Presents 7619 Lovers Lane!

Categories: News, Recent Events | Posted: May 23, 2014

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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 anylots 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: 5,500 square feet, listing for $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.

Contact the exceptional Bella Vita Custom Homes  Sales Professionals at 214-750-8482 for further information!

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Wins D Home Best Builder!!!

Categories: Creating Value, Custom and Intelligent Design, News, Recent Events | Posted: May 3, 2014

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Bella Vita Custom Homes is thrilled to announce their victorious win for D Home Best Builder 2014!!! This award is the result of a peer-based survey, mailed to more than 1,000 area builders, who were asked to select the top builders in the Dallas – Fort Worth community. As a result, Bella Vita Custom Homes is beyond excited to have won such a distinct honor!

Bella Vita’s philosophy to maintain integrity, honesty, and superb quality during every process combined with their commitment to pair open communication with exact deliverables has earned them unmatched respect in the marketplace. This award truly represents and solidifies Bella Vita’s reputation among its customers, peers, and the Dallas – Fort Worth community.

Bella Vita Custom Homes is thrilled to have won such a distinct honor and to be awarded for building some of the most beautiful homes throughout Dallas — Fort Worth.

To experience the quality of Bella Vita Custom Homes, visitors are encouraged to visit the company’s Model Home located on 6830 Waggoner Dr. Dallas, TX 75230. For further information regarding Bella Vita’s “Best Builder” award, pick up D Home’s May/June 2014 issue on newsstands now!

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Presents Newest Custom Home in the M Streets!

Categories: Custom and Intelligent Design, News, Recent Events | Posted: April 30, 2014

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Bella Vita Custom Homes and Rogers Healy present the newest custom home in the heart of the M Streets! This Hill Country Modern home boasts a game room, media room, and a covered patio for endless entertaining opportunities. This area is located 1.5 miles north of downtown Dallas, world class dining and vibrant nightlife. Weighing in at $789,000, this splendid escape is under construction now and will be ready for move in fall 2014!

Contact: James Thokey & Maritza Voth
Phone: 214-750-8482
 www.LivingBellaVita.com

Bella Vita starts most homes ever in a single month!

Categories: Creating Value, Custom and Intelligent Design, News, Recent Events | Posted: April 25, 2014

 

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Bella Vita Custom Homes is proud to announce yet another success! The leading custom builder of North and Central Texas has started a record thirteen homes in April!

Where are these beautiful custom homes being built you ask? Simply look for the company’s iconic, royal blue signs throughout the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Lakeway, Southlake, Westlake and the M Streets. The styles include French Chateau, rustic Italian, Spanish Hacienda, and Hill Country modern. The custom homes range in price from $789,000 to $3.5 million.

For more information regarding Bella Vita Custom Homes, please call the DFW office at 214-750-8482 or the Central Texas office located in the Hill Country Galleria at 512-812-2000.

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Back by popular demand!!!

Categories: News, Recent Events | Posted: April 11, 2014

 

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Bella Vita Custom Homes, the premier custom home builder of Dallas-Fort Worth & Central Texas, would like to thank those who attended their exclusive Design Event in March! The event was such a huge success, that it’s back by popular demand!

Such tremendous success deserves an encore! Bella Vita has decided to share this exclusive opportunity with the Dallas-Forth Worth community! Bella Vita will host an event today, Friday, April 11th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at their Model Home located at 6830 Waggoner Drive, Dallas, TX 75230. Potential clients are encouraged to visit the ‘Biltmore’ Model to learn more about Bella Vita over a glass of wine — or two!

On Saturday, April 12th, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Bella Vita’s Master Architect will provide free color elevations and concept plans to potential customers! This $40,000 offer will be provided to the first ten potential clients who arrive with their lot surveys in hand.

Mimosas and pastries will be served in the morning followed by wine and cheese throughout the afternoon. Dallas native, Josh Goode, will perform live music at the Model Home on Saturday only! He will serenade the crowd while guests meet and mingle with the industry experts of the Bella Vita team!

Bella Vita looks forward to seeing you at their exclusive Design Event!

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Bella Vita Custom Homes invites you to their exclusive Design Event!

Categories: Custom and Intelligent Design, News, Recent Events | Posted: March 21, 2014

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Bella Vita Custom Homes, the premier luxury custom home builder of Dallas – Fort Worth and Central Texas, is hosting an exclusive Design Event this weekend only! Potential clients are encouraged to come out to the Design Center with their lot surveys in hand to take advantage of Bella Vita’s exciting offer!

Bella Vita’s Master Architect will provide potential clients a concept floor plan and color rendering of their custom dream home — for free! The first 10 people to arrive with their lot surveys will receive their free concept floor plan and color rendering of their custom dream home by month end!

Wine and cheese will be offered while guests enjoy live music by local Austin artist, John Wesley Coleman.

This exclusive event will take place on Saturday, March 22nd from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday, March 23rd from 12pm to 6pm at the Hill Country Galleria, located at 12600 Hill Country Blvd. Suite R-134, Bee Cave, Texas, across from Whole Foods.

Come to this weekend’s Design Event to meet with the industry experts of the Bella Vita team and to experience the sensation of Living Beautifully!

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Bella Vita Custom Homes announces new Corporate Headquarters!

Categories: News, Recent Events | Posted: March 7, 2014

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Bella Vita Custom Homes is proud to announce the opening of their new Corporate Headquarters! Bella Vita Custom Homes Corporate Headquarters is now located at Churchill Tower, conveniently located down the road from their Model Home in Preston Hollow. Located on the sixth floor of Churchill Tower, their new Corporate Headquarters boasts open offices for their hardworking employees, an immaculate conference room to discuss innovative projects, and in true Bella Vita fashion, a luxurious seating area for their guests to sit and enjoy the latest issue of D Home Magazine, featuring Bella Vita Custom Homes!

One of the best features of the new location is being close to the Model Home. Bella Vita Custom Homes completed our first Model Home, known as “The Biltmore”, on 6830 Waggoner Drive in 2012. A year later, Bella Vita opened their Design Center in the Hill Country Galleria directly across from Whole Foods in Austin.

These locations will continue to provide their customers the opportunity to actually see, experience, touch, and feel the quality of Bella Vita Custom Homes. As Bella Vita continues to grow expeditiously, so does their extremely dedicated staff. Their exceptional sales professionals will continue to provide excellent service within these locations & look forward to introducing customers to the old world elegance of Bella Vita Custom Homes.

If you wish to experience what it means to live beautifully, the Model Home is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. We look forward to showing you all that Bella Vita Custom Homes has to offer.

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Bella Vita Custom Homes unveils newest custom home in Preston Hollow!

Categories: News | Posted: March 1, 2014

Williamstown Color Rendering-02052014Bella Vita Custom Homes presents their newest luxury custom home in the sought-after neighborhood of Preston Hollow. This 5,890 square-foot Mediterranean masterpiece boasts a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, formal dining room, elegant library, full bar, cast stone mantel fireplace, covered patio and terrace, and an all-inclusive game and media room. Modern technology and old world charm combined with exuberant and crafted detail create a breathtaking home to be desired by all.  Listing at $1,690,000, this extraordinary estate on 5504 Williamstown is under construction now and will be ready for move-in this year!

Contact our Sales Professionals at 214.750.8482 for details!

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Bella Vita Custom Homes Presents New Home in the M Streets!

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

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Bella Vita Custom Homes presents a new, charming Mediterranean design only 2.7 miles from Downtown Dallas! Located in the heart of the vibrant Lower-Greenville area, this 4,100 square foot home boasts a game room, media room and an alluring courtyard complete with a fireplace! This elegant and functional floor plan features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, study and Viking appliances. Weighing in at $819,000, this Mediterranean splendor is under construction now and will be ready for an early summer move-in! Home is located at 5223 Homer, Dallas, TX 75206.

Contact our Sales Professionals at 214.750.8482 or visit our website for more information!