Colleyville homes

This home at 6905 Westmont Drive in Colleyville has unique treeline views from the pool deck.

Typically for Suburb Sunday, we highlight homes within three different price ranges, or three distinctly different parts of the city to show a slice of life there. This week’s Suburb Sunday is a little bit different because we chose three $1.7 million-plus homes for their unique architectural or design elements that make them one-of-a-kind. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Colleyville:

ESTATE WITH GUEST HOUSE IS A UNIQUE GEM

Bransford Road

Address6113 Bransford Road

  • Three bedrooms, three baths
  • 4,652 square feet
  • $1,924,400 estimated

This 2002-built Colleyville home is situated on a 2.580-acre, equestrian-friendly lot with main house, private guest house, workshop, and private pond. This Bransford Road estate has a massive study with fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the back garden, heated diving pool with spa, and outdoor kitchen. The main house has three bedrooms with three full and one half baths, and the guest house has one bedroom and bath, plus a living room and small kitchen. (more…)

The Heritage Hill Queen Anne Victorian is owned by Joan Vandergriff.

The Heritage Hill Queen Anne Victorian is owned by Joan Vandergriff.

Thirty years! Can you believe it? The Colleyville Woman’s Club has been putting on its Holiday Home Tour for 30 years now, and we’re just amazed at its longevity! The tour, which is slated for Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature five gorgeous homes in Colleyville with halls that are decked for the season, including the gorgeous Heritage Hill Queen Anne Victorian mansion designed by American architect George Franklin Barber. This home was built for less than $2,500 in 1895, from “the finest materials.” Today it is an incredible legacy to the community, thanks to homeowner Joan Vandergriff, who had its 110 pier foundation relocated from Bonham, Texas, to Colleyville, and nary a window was damaged!

And back for its second year is Santa’s Sweet Stop at Taylor Renovations, which will help equip tour-goers for holiday cooking and decorating. Whole Foods has sponsored this stop, so look for cooking demonstrations and sweets for guests! You can visit with Santa Claus or buy a poinsettia for $10 each.

If you want to see these five beautiful abodes, you can purchase your ticket for $20 ahead of the tour at locations listed on the Colleyville Woman’s Club website. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity!


Khloe & Company and Deion’s Big D have kept me so busy I forgot about the DeMarcus Ware story sitting on my desk: the Dallas Cowboys linebacker plopped his home, Castleton Manor at 6900 Rockingham Court, on the market recently with a price tag of $2.198 milion out in Colleyville. From the looks of it, Ware wants to move on up to fancier digs.

And why not? He’s the highest-paid, high-performing Dallas Cowboy ever, with a six-year, $78 million contract extension that has a $40 million guarantee. Life is good, but apparently not good enough in Colleyville. I would guess the All-Pro defensive end is eyeing larger digs in the Big D, possibly Strait Lane or Vaquero. He’s also one of the few in town who might could swing ownership of Champs D’Or, now reduced to $35 million!

The Rockingham Court mansion is on a cul de sac in a private gated community. Built in 2008, the 9300 plus square foot manse boasts six bedrooms, and seven and a half bathrooms, custom everything plus all the extra rooms one expects in these homes: four living areas, numerous bonus rooms, a wine porch — PORCH! — for heaven sakes with a suspended bed overlooking the pool, seven fireplaces, a theater room and, of course a loaded chef’s dream kitchen. TVs are everywhere, I think I counted 15, and remain with the home. The spread is on an acre and of course has all the outdoor living doo-dah plus: cushioned turf play area, ground level trampoline, private putting green, outdoor pavilion, and pool with a raised spa. Is there an outdoor kitchen? You bet your bootie. And several porch areas. About the master: it’s to-die for, with a master suite and tricked-out spa bath. Oh yes, we must not forget the guest house loaded with the same level of finish out in the home.

So agents, dust off your high end listings. Looks like the Wares do not need pre-qualification or even to sell their current home before they can start the big-time house shopping! Listed with Gale Sloan of Century 21, Mike Bowman Inc. in Colleyville.