This month, we take a detour off the main road and head not to a single home but rather to a neighborhood, specifically to the exclusive, gated, estate area of the new development South Pointe in Mansfield. Here, Julie Short, who fronts her own real estate company, The Julie Short Team, Coldwell Banker Residential, takes us through the gates – straight toward a soon-to-be residential nirvana.
Some houses, many constructed by Short’s other company, Mansfield Custom Homes, are already in place, and folks are moving in – or are about to move in. Take, for example the brick/stone/stucco two-story home pictured below left. “It’s 4,464 square feet, with four bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms,” Short says. “It has an amazing double study with a turret roof, wood beams on the ceiling and a private courtyard as you step outside. There’s a media room, game room, oversized three-car garage, outdoor kitchen and balcony overlooking the backyard.”
There’s also a formal dining room, a breakfast room and a chef’s kitchen. The home has wood beams in the family room, study and back porch, groin ceilings in master bedroom, and it has been hand-textured throughout.
“Every detail in this amazing home was dreamed by clients,” Short says. “The linear fireplace that is 60 inches wide with options for lighting and ventilation, the floating shelves that flank the stone encrusted fireplace, stone wall in the kitchen, a brick front porch, a salted concrete back patio and courtyard, an ornate iron front door.”
And, outside, there’s the development’s lake with a fountain that lights up at night. Short says the estate area of South Pointe consists of custom homes ranging in value from $650,000 to well over $1 million. “There are three exclusive custom builders in this area, and there are 32 lots,” she says. “The remainder of the subdivison consists of over 800 lots in this master planned community, and there are many generous open spaces throughout the community that consist of natural areas, parks, squares, circles, small lakes and fountains, walking/jogging trails and a community center to cater to the residents’ desire for fun and relaxation.”
When you drive in to South Pointe you immediately know you have arrived somewhere special. There is a plethora of trees, elegant stone monuments and gorgeous homes. “Phase 2 has just begun and is sure to be as successful as Phase 1,” Short says. “Several of the builders have already compiled a wait list of eager buyers to begin their homes in this highly sought-after area with easy access to 287 and 360.”