Sponsored by Century 21 Mike Bowman
HOME OF BRAD & SANDRA BOWEN
508 Wagonwheel Court in Western Trails of Colleyville
Sandra and Brad Bowen love to entertain—friends, family, children—and they designed their dramatic home with that objective with a tiered fountain in the front, a large, welcoming entry courtyard, a rustic club /family room complete with several stuffed animals and heads and a professional-sized bar, and a panoramic view from one of the highest points in Colleyville (who knew Colleyville had hills?). Brad, owner of Trinity Partners, a commercial real estate and development firm, combined comfort and drama in his design. A wall of windows and doors across the back opens onto large outdoor living areas: a huge kitchen, seating areas, a dry stone creek stretching across the property, an infinity pool, and a large sloping yard that houses a number of young fruit trees and Sandra’s bees (she is a beekeeper and avid gardener).
For the holidays, the Bowens have done the decorating themselves. Sandra is especially proud of a collection of nutcrackers her adult son has collected from babyhood. Large holiday balls hang from the second floor balcony across the back of the house and a collection of needlepoint stockings made by Sandra’s late step-mother hang before the fireplace. The dining room with dark beams and hand-scraped wood floors is a holiday treat in lime green and red, the décor in this room originally designed by local florist Carol Bice. Sandra has added to this, decorating each room in colors to fit.
A huge kitchen joins the family room and game room on one side of the U-shaped house while the other wing shows off the master retreat, a bedroom separated by a fireplace from a reading room that houses Sandra’s large collection of books (she is a former English teacher) which in turn opens onto the back of the home. The staircase to the second floor has become a family photo gallery, both recent and historic. One photo was taken of Sandra and her sister as small children. A collection of crosses, most gifted to Sandra, are displayed on walls and shelves. Texas memorabilia is displayed throughout the home, but the Bowens are split in their Texas loyalties. A Texas Longhorn fan, Brad has put his stamp in the home, adding to the Texas Tech mementoes of Sandra.
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