Editor’s Note: Bella Custom Homes is a 25-year Dallas-based custom luxury home builder who has built homes for the most discriminating homeowners in Dallas. His company is not to be confused with the now defunct Bella Vita Custom Homes, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

Let’s face it: the Dallas real estate market is still low on inventory. Families looking for the truly custom home, the one that checks all the boxes on the wish list, often despair when they cannot find exactly what they want in the marketplace.

That’s when custom home builder Tony Visconti comes in with his exclusive Build to Suit process. His experience rivals few in the business, and Tony knows building dynamics more than most. Since 1993, Tony has been helping homeowners achieve their brick and mortar dreams when it comes to a truly custom home that is unique to the person, the personality and the lifestyle.

With hundreds of luxury custom homes completed over the last 25 years, Bella Custom Homes, Tony Visconti and his team have the process down to a science. Tony and his team meet with the clients throughout the entire home building process, from beginning to end.  

The first part is lot selection. Tony helps his clients select the dirt they want, always by their side, because there are several factors that many first-time-building homeowners don’t consider from their neophyte perspective.

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Remember that freeze we had just before Christmas last?  Somehow, something had knocked the insulation off a fire sprinkler pipe in the attic above our media room, which took talent because we have a ton of insulation in our attics. Since I seldom go upstairs, I did not know there was a leak from a frozen fire sprinkler that burst once it thawed, filling the room like a swimming pool. When I opened the door to the garage, directly below this room, it was Niagara Falls!

A whole lot of clean up, drying, hauling, moving, and wall/floor repair later, I am learning first hand the difference between two foundations, the post tension slab and old-fashioned pier and beam. 

First off I consulted one of my trusty Candy’s Dirt-approved homebuilders, Tony Visconti of Bella Custom Homes. Tony builds multi-million dollar estates, huge ones, such as his glorious home on Deloache. The available home at 4926 Deloache in Old Preston Hollow is a pier and beam foundation with a basement. This home is a little over 14,000 square feet of luxurious finish out, all situated on a gorgeous, wooded 1.76 acre lot.  

Which foundation is better, I asked?

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4926 Deloache Avenue Dallas, Texas – Currently offered for $14.5 million.

Are you one of the thousands of Dallas home buyers scrambling to find the perfect lot to build your dream home?  Despite the frantic land grab sweeping North Texas, there are still several area neighborhoods offering prime lots to build and buy, but where are they?

We went straight to the source – Tony Visconti, a third-generation homebuilder, and owner/president of Bella Custom Homes – for expert advice on finding the right lot.

“Right now, with all the growth in the Metroplex there are several hot areas. Preston Hollow is one of my favorites, along with Frisco, McKinney, Southlake, and Flower Mound,” says Visconti, builder of 4926 Deloache fame.

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Note: This property will be open Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

There is a new standard of luxury in Old Preston Hollow, and Bella Custom Homes is leading it. This weekend is the unveiling — yes, unveiling, just like a painting — of Bella’s latest masterpiece of perfection: 4926 Deloache Avenue. This exquisite Italian Mediterranean estate is ideal for the discriminating buyer who has an eye for architectural perfection and loves unique touches in every nook and cranny of the house. And there are a lot of nook’s and crannies in this place: the more than 14,000 square foot estate flawlessly embraces traditional classic architectural elements with transitional styling and modern essentials, all the elements that modern buyers of luxury real estate want.

The builder, Tony Visconti, has delivered the undeliverable with the estate. You enter first through a custom iron front door into an impressive entry with 25- foot ceilings that soar. Check out each angle: large plaster crown molding is everywhere and perfect, and the floors are imported marble. (more…)

5020 Park Lane extGet out your pens, folks, here is another market bellwether: 5020 Park Lane. On the market for 2.5 years. Could be because the seller listened to her psychic, not her trusted agent, when it came to pricing and set the price for the 1.12 acre lot at $3,595,000 and launched the listing when Mercury was leaving retrograde.

When she finally opened her ears, along came a buyer who sat down beside her after her agent whispered $1.8, baby, $1.8.

And then, cha-ching.

Sets a new high for acres, because even though there is a 3074 square foot ranch home on this lot, the value is in the dirt.

This is in chi chi Sunnybrook Estates, where Rachael Dedman built an 18,392 square foot mansion on 4.14 acres that DCAD has valued at more than $10 million. Tony Visconti has a magnificent mansion going up on a prime DeLoache lot that should be north of $12 million when complete. And the mansions, they just keep on coming… no matter where Mercury is dancing.Rendering5020 Park lane rear

 

 

5020 Park Lane extGet out your pens, folks, here is another market bellwether: 5020 Park Lane. On the market for 2.5 years. Could be because the seller listened to her psychic, not her trusted agent, when it came to pricing and set the price for the 1.12 acre lot at $3,595,000 and launched the listing when Mercury was leaving retrograde.

When she finally opened her ears, along came a buyer who sat down beside her after her agent whispered $1.8, baby, $1.8.

And then, cha-ching.

Sets a new high for acres, because even though there is a 3074 square foot ranch home on this lot, the value is in the dirt.

This is in chi chi Sunnybrook Estates, where Rachael Dedman built an 18,392 square foot mansion on 4.14 acres that DCAD has valued at more than $10 million. Tony Visconti has a magnificent mansion going up on a prime DeLoache lot that should be north of $12 million when complete. And the mansions, they just keep on coming… no matter where Mercury is dancing.Rendering5020 Park lane rear