A custom luxury hacienda arises on a private bluff in west Fort Worth’s Walsh master-planned community. Love sunsets? You’ll never miss one here.

A few things about our 2019 Dream Home, a contemporary hacienda built by Sean Knight Custom Homes on a westerly bluff in Parker County’s massive Walsh development: You won’t miss a sunset here, no matter whether you’re lounging in the home’s wide-open living spaces, grilling steaks on the covered patio, or draining a cold beer by the pool. You’ll be the first to see the power of a storm rumbling in from West Texas. And the high perch and large lot with no next-door neighbors mean your view won’t be blocked.

“I think it’s the best lot in here, because you don’t have anybody on either side of you, it’s elevated, you can see downtown Fort Worth, and you can see all the way back to the west,” Knight says. Says Debbie Hundley of The Design Center in Weatherford, which selected the finishes, furnishings, and accessories in the Dream Home: “This lot has the best view in all of Walsh.”

The 5,928-square-foot, four-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath home at 13708 Nouvelle Circle is the latest in a yearslong series by [Fort Worth] magazine, in which [they] team with builders and vendors to show off the latest in luxury home design and construction. It’s listed for sale by John Zimmerman of Compass at $1.585 million. The home will be open for tours Sept. 28 — Oct. 20 to benefit a Wish with Wings, the magazine’s charity. Visitors can purchase tickets here.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, during the 8th Annual a Wish with Wings Kitchens Tour, guests can grab a bite from the best-loved chefs of Fort Worth and the surrounding area while touring 10 select model homes (including the Dream Home), enjoy live music in Founders Park and more. Click here to purchase tickets for the Kitchens Tour.

The Dream Home is also the first to be completed in the Cline Park custom section of Walsh, the master-planned community taking shape on the former 7,200-acre Walsh Ranch. Walsh’s lifestyle-rich community includes an athletic club, lap and resort pools, neighborhood market and gas station, maker space, miles of hike and bike trails, parks, and recreational lagoon.

Living Room

The A-framed living room balances traditional Spanish flare with natural elements, which includes a custom onyx coffee table that serves as the room’s centerpiece. Touches of navies, greens, and golds stand out in a room that, otherwise, is filled with light earth tones. A custom Casa Bonita console with a blue tint pairs perfectly with the Rizzy rug and pillows that sit atop the custom Massoud sofa. A large geode in the north corner and a Tibetan custom bench on the west wall round out the room with stunning earth elements.


The goal was to keep the kitchen bright and airy, which would allow the dark cabinetry; beams; and black, matte fixtures to pop. The Delta tile — a light gray and white diamond-pattern — serves as both the backsplash and filler between countertop and cabinet. Easy on the eyes, the tile complements the light granite countertops and colossal white cabinets. The kitchen also features a large hidden refrigerator, which has a cabinet-like façade. While many modern designs have the kitchen open to the living room, this kitchen is, instead, closed off from the main living area and opens only to the adjacent keeping room.

Outdoor Living

The Dream Home’s hacienda flavor is in full gear on the covered poolside patio, with its multiple archways and stained beadboard ceiling and beams. The patio sets up for at least two, if not three, vignettes. The kitchen, including a three-burner Coyote range, refrigerator, sink and granite countertop, has room for four barstools across the bar. The gas log fireplace, with flat-panel mounted above, is perfectly suited for a seasonal conversation pit. In between, set up a patio and table and chairs for a perfect meal. The floor is done in gray slate. Hundley and McBee brought in a travertine patio table, with wood and metal chairs, and an onyx-topped coffee table in the conversation pit. The pool, built by Puryear Custom Pools, includes an infinity-edge spa with glass tile, tanning ledge and fountain, and accent gardens. Poolside, Hundley and McBee put in two chaises.

Walsh: A New Community Rapidly Emerges on the Prairie

Our 2019 Dream Home is the latest piece in the Walsh master-planned community, a rapidly growing development on the sprawling 7,200-acre former Walsh Ranch in far west Fort Worth.

Sean Knight Custom Homes this summer completed the Dream Home at 13708 Nouvelle Circle, the first home in Walsh’s custom section to be completed. The home is listed at $1.585 million by Realtor John Zimmerman of Compass. Walsh — a partnership between Fort Worth’s Walsh family and development partner Republic Property Group of Dallas started in 2015 — has released about half of the 40 planned sites in its custom section.

More than 600 people now call Walsh home. The development has 527 lots in its first-phase production neighborhood, where homes start in the upper 200s and approach $1 million. Walsh has released the first 67 lots in its 553-lot, second-phase production neighborhood. Walsh is under development on its first 1,700 acres of the 7,200-acre ranch. At buildout, Walsh estimates it will be home to more than 15,000 families and nearly 50,000 residents.

Walsh continues to add amenities. Open: athletic club, pools, sport courts, maker space, workspace, Village Market and gasoline station, Aledo ISD’s Mary D. & F. Howard Walsh Elementary School, and hike and bike trails that wind through the neighborhoods. Cook Children’s is under construction on a clinic.

Walsh is adding more parks in its second production phase, whose Overlook Park is under construction with a playground and hillside slide and is expected to be complete in April.

“Overlook Park is going to be awesome,” Seth Carpenter, vice president of development, said. “We’ll start the landscaping at the end of this year. When you move in, you can go enjoy the parks. That’s a big deal for us, having the amenities ready Day One.”

Lake Park, being built around a lake that will be fed by Mary’s Creek and a second creek, also is under construction and scheduled to open in April. It’ll feature a sandy beach, playground, and turf beach, and it’ll be stocked with fish. Canoe rentals will be available. “A lot of thought has gone into using the natural habitat,” Carpenter said.

Fort Worth Magazine, October 3, 2019, Scott Nishimura | View Original Article