Best Builder

Bella Custom Homes’ 4926 Deloache Ave. Is Like a Work of Art

By Candy Evans / November 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

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. has been following this exquisite Italian Mediterranean estate at 4926 Deloache Avenue in old Preston Hollow […]

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John Todd Receives Dallas Builders Association 2018 Hugh Prather Award

By Candy's Dirt / October 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

From Staff Reports The Dallas Builders Association has awarded the 2018 Hugh Prather Trophy to John Todd of Elite Remodeling. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the association and has been presented annually for the past 68 years to a builder, remodeler, or developer member who has done the most for the betterment […]

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Get a Truly Custom Luxury Homebuilding Experience with Bella Custom Homes

By Candy Evans / August 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

Not all luxury homebuilding companies are truly custom and even fewer will hold your hand and make the experience seamless, from first consultation meeting to the day you get your keys.  One of the reasons I love Bella Custom Homes is that their design and build process is completely custom. It is created to give homeowners […]

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Meet John Hawkins, Principle at Hawkins-Welwood Homes

By Candy Evans / August 15, 2018 / 2 Comments

If you have lived in Dallas or North Texas for more than six months, chances are you have been inside a Hawkins-Welwood Home. Hawkins-Welwood homes are everywhere, stretching from the Park Cities to Plano to Frisco and soon, Southlake. The company is also delving into luxury high rises: Hawkins-Welwood Homes has created the amenity areas […]

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CandysDirt Best Builder Profile: Tony Visconti of BELLA Custom Homes

By Candy Evans / June 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Spring is home building season in North Texas, and as we learned at NAREE last week, we need more homes! But when it comes to building your dream house, you want to select your home builder with extreme caution. That’s why we carefully curate our homebuilders on a check doesn’t cut it, you have […]

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Eighteen Years of Grand Designs Demonstrate Creativity in UK Home Building

By Jon Anderson / November 20, 2017 / 2 Comments

I’ve written about Grand Designs before. It’s the long-running UK house-building show that’s just finished its 18th season. Unlike US shows, with their short attention spans, Grand Designs follows the progress of people building their dream homes from scratch.  Sure, sometimes “scratch” means from the dirt up, but it can also mean converting an old structure […]

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