Category : John Zimmerman Events

JZ Realtor Networking Event

JZ Networking Event

On the morning of July 20th, 2017, the John Zimmerman team hosted a Realtor Networking Event to help the community meet new agents and seasoned agents with our gorgeous listing at 9517 Bella Terra Drive as the backdrop.

Many local vendors participated by and engaged with the attendees through displaying their products and services.

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Artist Trish Wise brought her beautiful watercolor renderings of interiors and exteriors of homes.

John Zimmerman entertained the agents as they networked and viewed our gorgeous Montserrat estate.

JZFortWorth Realtor Networking Event

David Hayes of Coffee Experience served up delicious locally roasted coffee with their special pour over technique. Michael Hoover and his daughter enjoyed the delicious pastries from The Black Rooster Cafe.

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Kelly Zinke Forrester of Zinke Stoltz Image Consulting demonstrated her talent in custom color matching. Maurcio Gutierrez our go-to hair stylist for the JZ Team was on hand for some easy hair styles for work or play.

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The pool house at 9517 Bella Terra Drive was buzzing with activity with the team from Eyeworks. Sunglasses for these bright sunny days were in order!

If you’d like to collaborate with the John Zimmerman team, please call or text 817.784.7269. We’d love to be a part of your next event or have you as part of ours. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, please call us today!

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Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate

Mid-Summer Night’s Party at Mariposa Del Lago

Mid-Summer Night’s Party at Mariposa Del Lago

by Lee Dubose

At the end of a quiet cul de sac, there is a driveway with a wooden gate. By this gate, surrounded by variegated pittosporum, there is a rock with “Mariposa del Lago” carved on it. As I walked through the simple stacked stone gateposts on the evening of July 13, the valet having taken my car, I was completely unprepared for the property that stretched in front of me.

Mariposa del Lago is a 1.62-acre estate on the shores of Eagle Mountain Lake. Although it’s only an easy 30-minute drive from downtown Fort Worth, I felt like I was a million miles away. The house and air-conditioned garage are nestled in gorgeously mature landscaping, as are the tennis court and putting green. The house’s stone and stucco façade is covered with creeping fig which, combined with the lushness of the landscaping, gives a sense of coolness, even on a sticky July evening.


Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate

Upon entering the house, my attention was immediately captured by the view. There are views of the pool and the lake beyond from almost every room in the house. Pulled in by the spectacular panorama, I passed through the foyer and crossed the living room without seeing them. The view over the grounds and pool down to the lake is spectacular. Finally, I shook myself out of my reverie and set off to explore the house.

Mariposa del Lago is grand. It has 6 bedrooms and 5 baths, the previously-mentioned air-conditioned garage, tennis court, and putting green, as well as a Moroccan-inspired cabana, a pool, a hot tub, and a two-story boathouse. It is over 6900 square feet and has almost 3500 square feet of outdoor living space. And yet Mariposa del Lago is comfortable, inviting, warm. Many grand houses feel a bit like museums; you cannot touch anything for fear of setting off an alarm. I did not feel that way at Mariposa del Lago.

The design is contemporary, yet rustic and is distinctly Texan. Clean lines are warmed with hand-scraped wood and warm stone. The top-of-the-line kitchen, where Tim Love’s catering had set up a delicious raw bar, is large enough to cater a party, while small enough to comfortably cook dinner for the family. It opens onto an outdoor kitchen, complete with grill, smoker, and wood fired pizza oven, where a taco bar had been set up.

Heading back inside, I went exploring. I admired the climate-controlled wine cellar, the downstairs game room, the cozy study, and the gorgeous master suite that takes up the whole second story of the house. However, what I really wanted to do was curl up on one of the inviting couches in the living room and bask in the view. But there was more exploring to do!

Mariposa del Lago | Fort Worth, TX | Luxury Real Estate

Mariposa del Lago is cleverly designed to take advantage of the stunning views with balconies and patios that overlook the lake. The hot tub is nestled onto the edge of a drop-off that overlooks the pool and guest cabana. And the cabana! Designed with a Moroccan flair, it has a great room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake, a wet bar, and a full bath. The cabana’s balcony overlooks the private beach, where paella was being made over a wood fire, and the luxurious two-story boat house. I snuck over to the boat house for some homemade ice cream and sat for a while in the sitting area on the upper deck, enjoying the lake breezes.

On the lawn, a band was playing. People were mingling, laughing as they enjoyed the passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Others were exploring the grounds. I felt like I was in a movie, and yet it was real. Mariposa del Lago is extraordinary – luxurious, rich, full of amenities while staying true to its Texas roots, inviting you to come in and make yourself at home.

For more information about this extraordinary home, please visit:

And call 817.247.6464 to schedule a private tour.

casual John Zimmerman

John Zimmerman has spent more than 20 years developing and marketing luxury properties and has built his business on two principles—connections and commitment. He has closed more than $76 million in transactions for the first six months of 2016. That equates to $635,000 in property for every business day of the year. Zimmerman was recently recognized in The Wall Street Journal for REAL Trends 2016 Top Thousand in Real Estate, named #138 for the the Top Individuals by Sales Volume

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