Old-World Mediterranean and contemporary modern come together on a corner signature lot in a high-end development in Southlake.
There are many reasons contractors participate in Fort Worth, Texas Dream Homes. One is that the projects are fun. Another is long-standing friendships with the magazine and its people and with those in other trades. But the one that is common to all is the chance to give back to a community that has contributed to the companies’ success.
“I enjoy doing these things,” says Bryan Page of Vintage Floors. He says he has the world’s greatest job. When he gets up, he checks the temperature. Above 70, and he puts on shorts. Below 70, and he puts on jeans. “And I go hang out with my friends all day long.” He says the only thing better would be to be the quarterback of an NFL team or a major league pitcher. “But that’s gone past me now,” he said.
The 2015 Dream Home sits on a corner lot on the waterfront of a lake built in the estate section in the Southlake planned development of Carillon. The builder on the project is Jon Atwood of Atwood Custom Homes, a high-end builder who grew up in Colleyville.
Proceeds from tour ticket sales benefit a Wish with Wings, a locally based non-profit that makes wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. It is the third consecutive year for the charity.
“What we do for others defines us as people,” Page said. “It defines our character. What we do for ourselves means absolutely nothing in the long run.”