Nick Churton of Ebby Halliday Realtors’ London office gets the measure of a newly constructed lakeside home between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas.
The Property: Bella Luce Manor, Quail Hollow, Westlake, Texas
The Broker: Ebby Halliday Realtors
The Agents: Marcontell & Gilchrest Group
Texas is great at many things, but one thing it is especially good at is constructing new communities. Of course, they have space. This is a big state – the biggest. But they also have big ideas.
One big idea is Bella Luce Manor at Quail Hollow, Westlake, between Fort Worth and Dallas. It is big in vision and big in execution. In fact, it’s huge. Weighing in at an impressive 15,390 sq ft, this astonishing home is now in the latter stages of construction.
There is a guard on the gate of this exclusive new community – hardly surprising as the residents here put great store in their privacy. 92 houses will share this 188-acre haven with a beautiful lake at its centre. Only a few houses will enjoy direct lake frontage. Bella Luce Manor is one of them.
I won’t run through the exhaustive list of rooms and features. It is best to look at the website. But I feel I must mention two things. First, the closet in the master bedroom suite: I have seen whole houses fitted into less space. Second, the garaging: a four-car garage caters for day-to-day runabouts – perhaps a Jeep, sports car, Bentley and SUV: but for the Ferrari collection, or similar, there is a six-car showroom. The developers thought big for this one – catering for the buyer who lives big.
Even in Texas, this is a big house. But for the rest of the world, it’s a palace.