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It's The World's Most Beautiful Painting Because Walter Pater Said So.

  There's no mistaking the classical beauty of period homes, nor the architectural forms and artisanship of which V Fine Homes offers in Colleyville.

Walter Pater was a Nineteenth Century critic who created waves of interpretive thought that still lap on the shores of our collective consciousness. He idealized da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and influenced others to see it as he did. They influenced still more, and their opinion spread beyond. Today, many people who never heard of Walter Pater would say the "Mona Lisa" is the world's most beautiful painting. In recognizing how this came about, we see that our opinions of beauty are heavily influenced by cultural cues as to what it is.

This is true of new homes. Often buyers merely seek to keep up with the Joneses.

In Leyton Grove, builder V Fine Homes offers more sophisticated buyers an alternative: the architecture and artisanship of venerated period style homes. President Patrick Towle says of his intent, "We understand contemporary lifestyles and provide floor plans and the latest technological conveniences to ensure relevance in the luxury homes we build. Foremost, however, we seek to give each one a presence that buyers intuitively recognize by reference to the grand old neighborhoods of their memory. We achieve presence through architectural excellence, rich materials, and quality of workmanship."

"In this way, V Fine Homes verifies their 'middle name'", Leyton Grove developer David Bagwell observed. "They reckon by the old way, which sees building as art. It puts one in mind of Keats' Ode to a Grecian Urn, 'When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shalt remain…a friend to man, to whom thou say'st, 'Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.' "

Find the truth of V Fine Homes' beauty in Leyton Grove off Montclair Drive in the heart of established Colleyville. For information, call Patrick at 817-737-3377 or go on-line to www.bagwellcompany.com


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