On Thursday, developers removed the barricades to an overpass called Walsh Ranch Parkway that leads into the development. The development will eventually encompass 11 square miles on both sides of the interstate, but the initial development will occur on the north side. Another smaller neighborhood called Morningstar is already underway.
“HGC Residential Development’s artful designs, specifically crafted with a custom flare and style for Walsh, are a great addition to the timeless architecture that will make Walsh the next great neighborhood of Fort Worth,” said Jake Wagner, co-CEO of Republic Property Group. “We were impressed with the care and attention to detail that HGC puts into each home. Adding HGC to our initial lineup of the best local, Texas-based, and national homebuilders will grow the appeal of Walsh to variety of homeowner tastes and preferences for many years to come.”
HGC, founded in Fort Worth in 2000, is working with RPG, which developed a 130-page pattern book for the neighborhood, on new designs for future homes at Walsh.
All of HGC’s homes in the initial phase at Walsh will either face a neighborhood park or back up to lush green spaces. Homes from HGC at Walsh will be priced from $450,000.
Aided by HGC’s Rick Wegman, a Fort Worth couple builds their dream home in the country.
“Jeff and Shauna spent a good deal of time explaining exactly what that vision was in the planning and design phase,” he says. “The clients’ openness and the exchange of ideas is really the key to the process and ultimately turning their vision into reality. Shauna would constantly send pictures off of Houzz or magazines that helped illustrate exactly what reflected her ideas.”
Houzz. Photo courtesy of Sarah Greeman, Houzz.
The 2014 Fort Worth, Texas magazine Dream Home blends the traditional lines and styles of the Spanish Colonial architecture common in Florida, Texas, California and across the southern United States in a fusion of concepts that include California Mission and Mediterranean. The home sits on a 16,000-square-foot corner lot at 4800 Estonia Court in Montserrat, off Team Ranch Road in southwest Fort Worth. Montserrat has more than 30 acres of parks and green space and 150-foot cliffs that overlook Mary’s Creek. The exclusive development is virtually sold out.
Tickets for the tour benefit a Wish with Wings, which makes wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. It is the second Dream Home benefiting the charity. Volunteers staff the home, and that’s an opportunity for Wish families to share their stories with visitors, said Executive Director Judy Youngs. “The blessings that you reap from an opportunity like this are truly countless, they’re endless and just literally can’t be defined,” she said.
Designing, Building, Decorating
The Dream Home is being built by HGC Residential Development and sold by HGC Real Estate Services. The interior design and decoration are by the company’s CWI Interior Designs division. A separate division — HGC Commercial Real Estate — is a full-service commercial real estate firm. HGC prides itself in having all the necessary capabilities for building under one roof.
One luxury home that was sold recently by HGC Real Estate Services was our 2014 Fort Worth, Texas magazine Dream Home. Not only did HGC sell the house, its sister company, HGC Residential Development, built it, and its in-house interior design firm, CWI Interior Designs, handled all of the design services.
The 5,640-square-foot Spanish Colonial home (7,265 square feet under roof) is located at 4800 Estonia Court in Montserrat, off Team Ranch Road in Southwest Fort Worth. The Dream Home, which benefits a Wish with Wings, will be open for touring from Sept. 20 through Oct. 19. All of the touring proceeds go to the charity.
HGC got its start not in a garage, but with a garage remodeling. Nearly 15 years later, the Fort Worth company has done incalculable garages that went with what principal John Giordano says must be the “hundreds and hundreds” of homes it’s built. HGC Real Estate Services – named for the original three principals Giordano, Karl Hahnfeld, and Rob Cocanower – has built a panoply of five companies – residential and commercial real estate brokerages, residential and commercial development companies, and an interior decorating company. It’s added new principals – Rick Wegman is a principal with Giordano in all five companies, and Eric Walsh and Todd Davenport run the commercial side – and is pushing eastward into markets like Southlake and Dallas and planning on playing in the far West Side’s Walsh Ranch as it develops. “All these companies kind of grow slowly and methodically,” Wegman said during a recent interview at the companies’ modest West Side offices on Bailey Avenue. “We never try to bite off more than we can chew.”
Located in Montserrat West Fort Worth Estates’ gated cliff-side development, the Kaleidoscope features luxury custom homes by Glendarroch Homes, LLC with a French eclectic design; HGC Residential Development presenting a Spanish-Mission-Revival concept; and Village Homes unveiling a Spanish-Revival design.
“This year’s event is headlined by three highly respected builders in our association,” says Jay Brown, GFWBA president. “They join the builders’ association in an assertive signal of the residual strength of North Texas’ building industry during one of the most challenging housing markets in history.”
Brown further added: “Not only is the Kaleidoscope an important statement of our industry’s ability to weather tough market times, it also is critical in supporting our designated charity, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Fort Worth builders are very proud of the opportunity to support the hospital as they celebrate 90 years of serving children.”