A luxury, contemporary hacienda, this year’s home is the first to be built in West Fort Worth’s master-planned Walsh community.
Sunsets are bound to be extraordinary in Fort Worth Magazine’s 2019 Dream Home, a 5,300-square-foot luxury, contemporary hacienda on a vista in Fort Worth’s rapidly emerging, master-planned Walsh development. Enter the home, and you’re immediately drawn to its northwesterly orientation. The big open kitchen, living room and keeping room — a nostalgic space where the guests get to entertain the cook — easily flow onto the covered outdoor kitchen, patio, pool and spa and point to the northwest. You’ll have no next-door neighbors — streets front the half-acre lot on three sides. “Nobody’s going to be next to you here,” Sean Knight, the builder, says.
Sean Knight Custom Homes is building the two-story home with four bedrooms, five baths and a flex room that could play as another bedroom. It’s due to be complete this fall and will be open for tours in October to benefit a Wish with Wings, the magazine’s official charity. The hacienda flair is everywhere in the Dream Home, from the smooth stucco exterior and Spanish-style tile roof to a countless assortment of arches and vaults that will be accented by pine ceiling beams. The downstairs master suite, for one, is set off by itself at one end of the home, accessible via a two-story rotunda.
As in the magazine’s long-running series of luxury Dream Homes, the magazine is teaming up with a custom builder and some of the area’s finest vendors to build the home. The home, at 13708 Nouvelle Circle in the Cline Park neighborhood of Walsh, is the first to get underway in the custom section of the development. Designers Tammy McBee and Debbie Hundley will finish the interior. The home will be listed by broker John Zimmerman of Compass.
Last fall, Walsh — a joint venture between Fort Worth’s Walsh family and the developer, Republic Property Group of Dallas — made the first 19 of 40 premier custom homesites available in Cline Park, atop a vista overlooking the community’s first phase and village, with community amenities such as an athletic club, junior Olympic lap pool and resort-style pool, sport courts, maker space, Walsh Village Market and gasoline station, hike and bike trails, parks, recreational lagoon and Walsh Elementary School, an Aledo public elementary school. Virtually all of Walsh is in the Aledo Independent School District.
The custom sites range in size from 13,000 to 24,000 square feet, with home prices expected to start at $1 million. Besides Knight, who’s been building homes for more than 30 years, other builders in the custom section are Village Homes, Westford Builders, John Askew Custom Homes, MK Homes, Glendarroch Homes, HGC Development and Parkhill Homes.
“We have focused on varying lot sizes and elevations and working with builders that deliver a diverse portfolio of home styles at Walsh, and specifically in Cline Park, as we believe the investment in a home is not one size fits all,” said Jake Wagner, co-CEO of Republic Property. “The first homes at Cline Park will be a testament to families that want to make their mark and leave a legacy at Walsh.”
Walsh opened in 2017, and production builders have since built nearly 600 homes ranging in price from $270,000 to nearly $800,000. The housing stock includes townhomes. At completion, Walsh developers expect it to have more than 15,000 homes and 50,000 residents.
“Every community needs a diversity of life stages among its residents. A teacher at Walsh Elementary or a grandparent who wants to move near family should have options available that fit their needs to live, work and play in the same neighborhood,” said Tony Ruggeri, Republic co-CEO.
2019 DreamHome: Walsh
Here are the participating vendors:
Builder: Sean KnightCustom Homes
Plans: Grand Home Designs
Interior: The Design Center
Roof: Red Barn Roofing Co.
Door, front entry: Durango Doors
HVAC: Hobbs Heating & Air
Cabinets, kitchen:The Kitchen Source
Plumbing fixtures: Ferguson
Mirrors, glass and showers: Fashion Glass & Mirror