Community

Luxury Meets Prairie-Style Living with Darling Homes at Elyson

Tucked away among sparkling lakes, grassy meadows and beautifully manicured, tree-lined boulevards, discover a lifestyle where luxury meets prairie-style living with Darling Homes at Elyson in Katy.

Built with a seamless blend of refined architecture and elegant outdoor living in mind, Darling Homes offers its most prominent collection of 70-foot home designs that beautifully complement the community’s vision of peaceful living and outdoor adventure.

Where Natural Beauty and Modern Luxuries Meet

The 3,600-acre community is thoughtfully designed around charming, frontier-inspired living due to its idyllic surroundings of Katy Prairie wildflower fields.

To enhance the beauty of its landscapes and connect residents with the outdoors, Elyson has planned an impressive array of modern amenities that harmonize with its natural environment.

Explore the miles of hike-and-bike trails that intertwine throughout the community, connecting homes to pocket parks, playscapes, water features and scenic views of lush green space.

Those looking to mix and mingle with neighbors will enjoy the full calendar of exciting community events offered year-round, from popcorn and movie nights hosted on the event lawn to meet-and-greets with Santa Claus during the holidays.

You’ll have access to Elyson’s social hub, Rorick House, which offers a full-service cafe that features gourmet dishes, smoothies, coffee drinks and more. Rorick House also provides a state-of-the-art fitness center, game room and resort-style pool.

Explore Elevated Living

With just 20 Darling Homes homesites and limited lakeside properties available, now’s the perfect time to explore the elevated lifestyle that awaits.

Timeless exteriors, authentic architectural details and superior finishes are a few distinct elements that make a Darling Homes design unique. The homebuilder offers unfolding floor plans and dramatically open interiors, ideal for both entertaining guests or to simply unwind. Homes also feature expansive family rooms that connect to the gourmet kitchens and breakfast nooks, luxurious master suites, private guest suites and exquisite patios with custom fireplaces and outdoor kitchens.

Ranging from approximately 3,000 square feet to 4,000 square feet, homes offer personalized design opportunities to ensure each homebuyer experiences their one-of-a-kind dream home. Homes at Elyson are priced from the $440,000s.

Live Near the Center of it All

Elyson is located along the Grand Parkway between I-10 and US 290, providing convenient access from Sugar Land to The Woodlands, as well as an easy commute to the Energy Corridor, Exxon Mobil Campus and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Residents are also just a short distance from excellent shopping, dining, entertainment and highly-acclaimed schools within Katy ISD.

Ready to make the Darling Homes move? Explore our new homes at Elyson in Katy today!

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Community

Live Lakeside with Darling Homes DFW at The Tribute

Along the shores of Lake Lewisville, spanning more than 1,600 acres, discover a North Texas community that’s grown to be the premier golf and resort development in The Colony.

This spring you’ll have the opportunity to live lakeside with Darling Homes DFW at The Tribute.

The master-planned community brings one-of-a-kind lakefront living to a new level in a premier location with world-class amenities and Darling Homes’ eclectic mix of home styles.

Experience Lakeside Living

Located on a secluded Lake Lewisville peninsula, The Tribute provides a modern, resort-style living experience while also cultivating a relaxing and peaceful ambiance with the community’s natural features and lush landscapes.

Boasting panoramic views of extensive green space, world-class amenities and exciting outdoor activities, the well-established development provides residents of all ages something they’re sure to enjoy.

Adults and children alike will be delighted by the resort-style pool and spray park complete with lounge chairs for relaxing and sunbathing. Those seeking adventure and outdoor fun can explore the neighborhood’s scenic hike-and-bike trails, playgrounds, pocket parks and beautifully landscaped canals. Lakeside activities are endless when it comes to The Tribute as the community offers access to an array of outdoor recreation, including kayaking, fishing, boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing.

Love to golf? You’ll have access to 36 holes of golf at the award-winning Old American Golf Club and The Tribute Golf Club. These courses are rich with history and offer incredible course cohesiveness for both experienced and casual golfers.

French, Tudor and Mediterranean-style Homes Await

This spring, Darling Homes will unveil new homes within two villages at The Tribute, including 81 home opportunities in Somerset and 52 in Tullamore Meadows. Homes in Somerset will be The Tribute’s first alley-served product.

The homebuilder will offer its traditional, single-family collection in both neighborhoods which features a refined mix of French, Tudor and Mediterranean-style homes, bringing a distinct look and feel to the community streetscapes.

Exuding elegance and grace, these home designs offer generous, open-concept floor plans that seamlessly flow room to room, large family rooms with high ceilings, gourmet kitchens with expansive islands and hearth rooms, relaxing master suites and beautiful covered patios. Homes range from approximately 1,900 square feet to 4,000 square feet with a series of flexible floor plan options, ideal for young professionals, growing households and retirees.

Discover One of the “Safest Cities in Texas”

Ideally situated in The Colony, ranked as one of the “Safest Cities in Texas” by Safewise, The Tribute provides a smooth commute to popular businesses, employment centers, DFW Airport and fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment. All this is easily accessible due to its prime location near the Dallas North Tollway and State Hwy 121.

Additionally, children will have the opportunity to attend excellent schools within Little Elm ISD, which includes the prestigious, on-site Prestwick STEM Academy.

Like what you see? Visit Darling Homes at The Tribute this spring and discover what exceptional, lakeside living is like!

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Darling Difference

A New Experience Awaits at Darling Homes

We would like to personally invite you to experience The Darling Difference – an intimate glimpse into all of the tangible and intangible things that make us truly different. Tour a model and learn how we thoughtfully plan and design many unique Darling attributes into our communities and the homes we build, and get to know some of the people who deliver on the Darling Homes legacy every day. When you understand the passion and extreme level of detail that goes into our homes, you’ll understand how we’re changing the way our homebuyers live.

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Team Member Spotlight

Darling Homes Team Member Spotlight Alan Snead

From a waiter and bartender in the Houston-area to developing the contemporary, American restaurant, Black Walnut Cafe, at The Woodlands, it was clear Alan Snead’s exceptional customer service was ideal for a successful career in the restaurant industry. Twenty-five years later, his career acumen got him noticed by a whole new field.

The Woodlands was in the beginning stages of development when Snead was asked to assist in catering an event for 1,500 guests as they toured new communities and model homes. Snead catered the event himself, serving a gourmet cake in one of the model homes.

“I took the cakes, set them up and was ready to go,” Snead said. “What I didn’t know was that I was going to have 1,500 people asking me for the square footage of the house, the price per square foot and the incentives. I didn’t have a clue what they were talking about.”

His ability to deliver excellent customer service translated naturally into a polished sales performance at The Woodlands model home that day.

“To me, there was no option but to provide the best customer service for our guests,” Snead said. “I felt that no matter my role, my purpose was to make sure each guest enjoyed the tour. For that, I needed to be prepared with the answers they were seeking. Ultimately, I found it an interesting and rewarding experience.”

What started as a day catering gourmet cakes ended with Snead submitting his resume to the Darling Homes sales team. Since then, Snead has become a phenomenal Community Sales Manager for Darling Homes.

“For me, it’s the ideal place to be,” Snead said. “Darling Homes really empowers us to run the business like it’s our own, and I’m really thankful for them allowing me to do that.”

Snead brought his passion, strong work ethic and innate customer service ability to Darling Homes, which has in turn shown him the importance of building lasting relationships.

“I went from the restaurant industry, which is a short-term transaction with an almost immediate positive experience with the customer to a much longer sales experience,” Snead said. “At Darling Homes, I quickly learned that relationships are ten times more important.”

For years, Snead has provided the highest level of quality and value for his customers. To him, it’s important to find your passion and set a plan for yourself that’s going to make you most successful.

“I’m one of those people who walks in the door everyday and makes a list,” Snead said. “I know what I’m going to do the first hour and the last, and I stick with it. It’s very motivating for me to see the process of setting goals, achieving those goals and exceeding them.”

Still, Snead’s true passion and enjoyment comes from the relationships he builds with his clients.

“To this day I still get a Christmas card from the woman I sold my first home to,” Snead said.

His balance of knowledge, passion and genuine interest in each client is shown through the lasting relationships he’s built.

“The first thing you have to do is build that relationship based on trust. That trust is the foundation for a lasting relationship,” Snead said. “The rewards, both personal and professional, are almost unbelievable.”

Snead has proven himself to be an incredible salesman. Since joining the team nearly 13 years ago, Snead has completed more than $150 million in home sales with more than 350 home sold.

Snead feels he’s found an ideal fit with Darling Homes.

“One of the things that was key for me was to find a company with the best opportunities for me to be successful,” Snead said. “Darling Homes allows me to do that, and I couldn’t be happier.”

Lifestyle

Discover the Art of Construction with Darling Homes Houston

With a commitment to building one-of-a-kind homes designed with luxury, comfort and quality in mind, Darling Homes invites you to discover the Art of Construction, a collection of innovative building methods to ensure a better and more luxurious living experience for every homebuyer.

For more than 30 years, Darling Homes has focused on creating distinctive home designs built within exceptional communities that, together, deliver a unique lifestyle. These components coupled with eco-friendly building technologies and superior craftsmanship are what create the Darling Difference.

Darling Homes is built to the industry-leading standards of the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). RESNET is a national standards-making organization that is recognized for building energy efficiency rating and certification systems by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. mortgage industry.

One of the energy efficient techniques is the Home Energy Rating System (HERS). Homes built to the specifications of this system (based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code) score a HERS Index of 100, which is a significant difference in comparison to older homes which score an average HERS Index of 130. The average score for new Darling Homes range between 60 and 70.

In addition to the RESNET Energy Smart program, Darling Homes implements other innovative building methods that work hand-in-hand with RESNET standards to create a quality and comfortable experience in both the home and environment.

Whether it’s the high utility bills during the hot, summer months or the energy-consuming appliances that are used on a daily basis, the average U.S. household spends approximately $5,550 per year on energy, according to the Alliance to Save Energy. However, homebuyers have the ability to reduce these costs by utilizing energy-efficient products, resources and appliances.

Here are the ways Darling Homes reduces environmental impact and energy consumption through energy and resource efficiency, enhanced water conservation, durability and moisture management and better air quality.

For energy and resource efficiency:

  • Low-E double paned windows, which reduce outdoor noise and help control the outside temperature inside of your home
  • Engineered foundation and frame to optimize material usage
  • 16 SEER performance HVAC system designed to fit your particular home
  • Programmable thermostat to control the temperature and comfort of your home more efficiently
  • Energy-efficient gas cooking appliances and gas water heater
  • LED lighting, which reduces energy costs

 

For enhanced water conservation:

  • Water-conserving shower heads, faucets and ENERGY STAR® dishwasher
  • Drought tolerant landscaping and indigenous plants to enhance longevity and reduce maintenance
  • Installed irrigation system that’s zoned and equipped with rain sensor shut-off

 

For durability and moisture management:

  • Tightly sealed homes to protect and minimize maintenance associated with severe weather conditions and humidity
  • Thermal Envelope, which is an inspection of 35 areas in the home to ensure no leaks before the home is sheetrocked
  • Insulation and air sealant are properly installed to prevent air leakage for more efficient air conditioning
  • Covered exterior doors to reduce exposure to sun, rain and other elements
  • Duct systems designed per Air Conditioning Contractors of America and tested for leakage on every home
  • Proper flashing installed at all areas of the home
  • Radiant barrier roof decking reduces heat absorption and improves HVAC efficiency
  • Electrical conduit prevents pinching in the electrical conduit line
  • Drywall corners reduce settlement cracks
  • California corners allow insulation at interior corners

 

For better air quality:

  • Proper ventilation optimizes clean indoor air for you to breathe and reduces moisture and humidity within the home
  • Increased comfort with even temperatures and airflow
  • Return air in all bedrooms aid in balanced room pressure, temperature control and air exchange
  • Kitchen and bath ventilation are run to the outside

 

These building methods and environmentally-friendly products and procedures showcase Darling Homes’ commitment to helping provide not only a safe and healthy environment, but the ideal living experience for its homebuyers.

For more information about Darling Homes, visit www.darlinghomes.com.