Tony Visconti designs houses for billionaires. His latest: a 14,500-square-foot Italian Renaissance estate located on 1.65 acres in Old Preston Hollow. With transitional styling and modern essentials, it’s the sort of residential perfection you would expect from its coveted address.
Premier homebuilder Bella Custom Homes, of which Visconti is president and owner, designed and built the house on spec. When that’s the case, Visconti says, he’s not restricted by the specific tastes and desires of a homeowner, and he’s not necessarily thinking about a future buyer — he is simply in pursuit of architectural excellence.
Nothing falls short here.
The house took four years from initial design concept to final construction. Every single detail of the seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom home was carefully planned and flawlessly executed. From the gentlemen’s retreat to the media room, from the exercise room and steam shower to the magnificent backyard swimming pool and fire pit, each space in — and out — is breathtakingly beautiful and luxurious.
To build a home of this scale, “we have a group of very talented people that we work with," Visconti says. On that team: Solara Iron Doors & Lighting.
Our in-house designers were delighted to help bring Visconti’s vision for this exquisite mansion to life. From exterior to basement, our doors, windows, and lighting show up throughout the property, which was showcased on Designing Texas in March. On that show, host Jocelyn White called it “one of the most beautiful homes that I’ve ever seen in Preston Hollow.”
Solara's part in this project included gas lanterns for the home's exterior and spectacular custom iron and glass entry doors that open to a soaring foyer. From the front door, you can see clear through to the back of the home.
The gas lanterns — a single stem-mount pendant above the door and two pier-mount lamps on either side of the elegant entry — were custom built on a classic shape. Making a sophisticated statement, the four-sided lanterns are similar to our Venice family of wrought-iron lights.
There are many notable spaces inside this house. Among them: seven living areas and a chef’s kitchen with a marble countertop and backsplash. Some rooms are flooded with natural light from an abundance of architectural doors and windows. Others are beautifully lit with fixtures that not only illuminate — they also capture the imagination.
A basement is rare for this part of the country, but this house has one. Within is a 5,000-bottle wine cellar and wine tasting room that’s enough to inspire envy in even the most sophisticated of oenophiles. Architectural doors and windows span floor to arched ceiling, giving guests lucky enough to be invited down quite the view of all that chilling vino.
And we have just one word for that: Cheers!
See more of this incredible Dallas house in the video below. To learn how you can work with Solara, contact us.