She is all of 25 years old, but pop star Selena Marie Gomez has a resume that stretches from downtown Fort Worth to Montserrat, the stunning Fort Worth luxury community where she has been quietly spending time right here in North Texas, in 10,016 square foot estate of Tarrant County prime. Selena was born in Grand Prairie and considers North Texas home. Until this point, the home has been marketed most discreetly because of her famous name and security concerns.
Now, it’s no longer being kept quiet. And we are so very, very lucky.
The home is now in MLS, and Ms. Gomez has granted permission to use her star power name. Truthfully, Selena hates to leave it. She says she has made some terrific memories in this home, but her singing, acting and multi-faceted career success has been so tremendous, she has had little time to enjoy it. Marketed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Todd Terry and John Zimmerman, the home has stunning views and vistas, as do most of the homes in Montserrat.
It has been reduced to a mere $2.9. Which is a terrific price for the quality and attributes of this jam-packed estate.
Seriously, this home in Highland Park, or even Plano, would be commanding way more.
“Montserrat, on the west side of Fort Worth, probably has the highest concentration of seven figure sales in Fort Worth,” says John Zimmerman, who helped develop the area. “The views are some of the best in North Texas, which is why Selena chose this area for her private home.”
Speaking of privacy, the home is located in one of the most private, quiet pockets of Montserrat. Spread over three heavily green lots, the total lot size is an acre and a half. The home features a lagoon-style saltwater pool with water slide and spa, outdoor family room with fireplace and attached cabana/guest quarters, grilling area, a putting green, a tennis/sport court, five bedrooms, six full and one half bath, spectacular media and crafts room, office or study, a game room you can call a pool room because it has an actual pool table, multiple indoor and outdoor living areas, and coffee bar in Master Suite I.
Let me tell you, this home was built for a large family: there are actually two master suites and a guest room downstairs, two additional private bedrooms upstairs, all uber ensuite. The custom closet system in Master Suite I will totally make you drool, the gourmet kitchen features a huge island, and the open flow of the home offers a warm and inviting ambiance that is very conducive to entertaining large groups of people or hosting large events.
And they can easily spend the night: the garage holds 6 to 8 fine autos.
The home was built by The Morrison Group in Fort Worth, a well known builder of quality homes.
According to Selena’s California sales agent and good friend, Ashley Cook, she fell in love with the media room at 4649 Saint Laurent Court because that is where she loved spending time watching movies with her family. Despite the home’s size, Selena always thought it felt warm and cozy. Ashley is from Fort Worth, and helped Selena find her house in December 2015, because the star wanted to spend more time in Texas with her family. Ashley helped her furnish the house, too.
“She is so busy, she ended up only spending holidays there,” says Ashley. “Her work schedule takes her all over the place. But she really loved hanging out with her family in that media room.”
Selena is now renting a home in LA, and heads up west coast agents: she is looking for new digs. Ashley, who is based in LA, still enjoys working full-time for a Fort Worth-based real estate team. She has known Selena for 10 or 11 years after having met through Ashley’s brother, who was in a band with Selena when their friendship struck.
“Our friendship survived,” says Ashley, who is with Keller Williams. “Selena has owned other homes, but this property really was her first dream house.”