When the venerable Dallas builder Tony Visconti says a home is well-built, you better believe it’s top-notch, hands-down, best-materials-that-money-can-buy kind of quality, and that’s clearly true with this $14 million Deloache Avenue estate built by Bella Custom Homes.
CandysDirt.com has been following this exquisite Italian Mediterranean estate at 4926 Deloache Avenue in old Preston Hollow for sheer fascination of the build quality and architectural perfection. The home flawlessly embraces traditional classic architectural elements with transitional styling and modern essentials, all the elements that modern buyers of luxury real estate want. Listed at $13.95 million, this sprawling 1.645-acre estate clocks in at 14,179 square feet with seven bedrooms, eight full baths and five half baths, including a pool bath outside.
You enter first through a custom iron front door into a palatial-looking entry with 25-foot soaring ceilings, large plaster crown molding, and imported marble floors.
You’ll notice like I did just how — gosh, I don’t know how to describe — satisfyingly smooth and marble-like the wall finishings are. Visconti says this is achieved by an intricate process of layering quarter-inch and half-inch drywall, and coats and coats of primer and Marmorino plaster to create this supple look, something perfected by one of his go-to vendors.
That’s what you get when you work with Visconti, a third-generation home builder that’s been building here in the Metroplex for more than 25 years — an impressive network of artisans that frequently work with Bella Custom Homes.
There are seven living areas, which includes a large formal living room, formal dining with hand-painted walls, and a rich paneled library with built-in bookcases, plus there are seven fireplaces (three are hand-carved exotic white marble, two are hand-carved limestone, and two are cast stone). There is the Great Room with hand hewn timbers, the Chef’s kitchen with marble countertops and backsplash, Subzero and Wolf high-end appliances, and adjacent catering kitchen.
Of course, the home has an exquisite master suite. A wall of French doors and windows let the light flood into the bedroom that’s appointed with an opulent chandelier and fireplace. You’re welcomed into the master bath by a built-in coffee bar and towel warming drawer that adds to the joy of getting ready in this bath suite, with a large programmable steam shower with slab marble walls, hand-painted ceiling, and “hers” closet with natural lighting. A separate “his” bath and closet has beautiful marble countertops, marble steam shower, and gray closet cabinetry that could house shelves and shelves of his prized sneaker collection.
You really could call this a Gentlemen’s Retreat with a third-floor exercise room (accessible by stair or elevator), steam shower (with room for a massage table or two) and private balcony. There’s a spacious gameroom/lounge with a full bar, theater-style media room with sound-dampening panels, and a huge basement wine cellar that holds 5,000 bottles, complete with a tasting room and powder bath. Actually, the wine cellar doubles as a level 3 tornado shelter and safe room with its own generator for backup emergency lighting.
There’s plenty of room for a Gentleman’s four-wheel toys with a four-stall garage, with clearance for car lifts, making it eight car capacity.
The property is spectacular: 1.67 acres of fully fenced and gated property, verdantly green and treed, multiple outdoor living areas with kitchen and appliances to enjoy it, including the large loggia with see-through fireplace that looks out onto the oversized pool and spa. The floor plan is exceptionally brilliant and conducive to the kind of lifestyle that will be happening in it, with traffic flow perfected for large parties and events, intimate gatherings, personal assistants, home managers, and large families. There’s a private maid’s bed and bath with outdoor access.
Bella Custom Homes has been in business since 1993, and is one of our most trusted home builders in Dallas and here at CandysDirt.com. Using licensed architects, Bella can also design and construct a custom home for you on one of their many available lots, or on your own lot. Custom designed homes start around $1.5 million.
Contact Tony Visconti, President/Owner of Bella Custom Homes, at 214-232-3690, for more details or a private showing of 4926 Deloache Avenue. You can also see more photos at 4926Deloache.com.