Darling Difference

After Three Decades, Darling Homes Continues Its Legacy as a Top Dallas Homebuilder

When you think of what it takes to be a top Dallas homebuilder, what comes to mind?

For us, being the best builder for our homebuyers starts with working hard every day to create memorable living experiences in homes that stand the test of time. And after 30 years of building homes throughout Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, the passion to create those memorable homes still burns bright.

Delivering that living experience means designing and building distinctive homes in highly desirable neighborhoods. It means using the best materials to craft your dream home. Finally, it means always maintaining a superior customer experience. These are the qualities we’ve built into every home we’ve delivered since 1987.

In 1987, the Darling brothers – Bill, Bob and Steve – were quite literally creating the first building blocks of what’s become the Darling legacy. Today, we carry on that proud tradition.

We see ourselves as partners in your journey to build the perfect home.

From the moment you step inside a Darling home, the difference is evident. You’ll immediately notice the architectural authenticity of our designs. You’ll uncover the distinctive details that reveal themselves as you tour each home. You’ll feel the difference in our commitment to you and the personal building experience you embark on.

Our team of experts are here to create the memorable home you’ve always wanted, one that is timeless, expertly built and architecturally authentic. That home is a Darling.

Community

In Dallas, Darling Homes Aims to Make a Difference

From therapeutic horseback riding to giving kids the opportunity to play team sports to coat drives during chilly winter months, Darling Homes strives to support the Dallas community every day.

The roots of this giving nature can be traced back to Bill and Priscilla Darling, who founded ManeGate Therapeutic Horsemanship, which helps children and adults with disabilities meet physical and mental goals while connecting with therapy horses. Darling Homes assists this unique and wonderful program by sponsoring annual fundraisers and having a host of current and former employees work as volunteers in the program.

At Darling Homes, year after year, programs like ManeGate play an important role in the company’s philanthropy and place in the community. A group of employees, called the Darling Cares Committee, volunteer their time throughout the year to find and contribute to worthy causes throughout Dallas.

Annually, the Darling Homes coat drive completely fulfills the needs of the Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC), a program that aids young adults who have aged out of foster care and are integrating into society. TRAC is a program under CitySquare, and CitySquare distributes the remaining coats to men, women and children in need throughout the Dallas area. Every coat collected by Darling Homes employees has been put to use keeping the people of Dallas warm.

Giving back doesn’t stop at donations for Darling Homes. In 2017, the accounting and finance departments teamed up to help stock the shelves of the Frisco Family Services Food Pantry. In December, the sales and marketing team volunteered with Dallas Life, an organization that lends support to homeless men, women and children. The volunteers from Darling Homes provided gift wrapping and snacks to families who shopped the Christmas Toy Giveaway.

With a passion for helping enrich the area, groups like Young Life Capernaum, Young Life McKinney, Project Hope and the Connemara Conservancy Fund also benefit from Darling Homes’ annual charitable initiatives.

Children in the local YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas programs receive contributions from Darling Homes for numerous sports programs for young people, including the Special Needs Champions League which provides a multi-sports league for individuals with special needs ages 7 to 25. Charitable donations also help children in the area play an entire season of an organized sport.

Darling Homes is passionate about bettering the community it serves through volunteering and charitable donations. Employees of Darling Homes continually strive to give time and money back to organizations to make a better present, and future, in the Dallas area.

Darling Difference

New Patio Collections Deliver the Darling Experience

Comfort. Elegance. Uncompromising style. These are just a few of the things you expect to find when you select a Darling home. Whether this is your first, or if you’ve been part of the Darling family for years, delivering a superior experience is always our top priority.

Our newest collection of patio homes, now offered in three of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Dallas, are continuing that legacy. These homes represent the perfect opportunity for those seeking to simplify their lifestyle while retaining the sophisticated elegance they desire.

Patio Charm at Newman Village

The Darling Homes Luxury Patio Collection at Newman Village elevates patio living to a new level of refinement with intimate home designs, open-concept spaces, extensive courtyards and covered porches and patios.

Inviting living rooms with soaring ceilings, gorgeous gourmet kitchens with expansive walk-in pantries, private master suites positioned near the rear of the home for optimal privacy, and charming hearth rooms all add allure to our Newman Village Patio designs. Optional game rooms, media rooms, secondary bedrooms, three-car garages, walk-up attic storage, and even a guest casita, may be available to personalize your home to your unique lifestyle.

These distinctive 1- to 1½-story homes include Old World, Country French and Mediterranean styles. They range in size from approximately 2,700 to 3,500 square feet and are priced from the mid-$500,000s.

Newman Village residents are served by the acclaimed Frisco Independent School District, where their mission is to know every student by name and need. Frisco was also recently named one of the 2017 best cities to raise kids in by the U.S. Council for Home Safety and Security.

Located on El Dorado Parkway just west of Dallas North Tollway in Frisco, Newman Village residents have convenient access to unique upscale dining and shopping destinations, as well as easy access to charming downtown Frisco.

Tempting Entertainment Spaces at Somerset in The Tribute

The Tribute in The Colony is a well-established master-planned community nestled on a private Lake Lewisville peninsula and offers two championship golf courses, ample outdoor activities and more. Buyers looking to downsize their home without compromising their current lifestyle, may find the perfect fit with our Sanctuary Patio Collection which is featured within the Somerset village of The Tribute.

Priced from the mid $400,000s, this sophisticated collection of home plans range from approximately 2,400 to 3,000 square feet and spotlight the striking architectural elements that Darling Homes is known for. These designs include well-planned spaces with open-concept living and dining rooms that blend beautifully with outdoor courtyards. Working gourmet kitchens with hearth rooms, 1st floor media rooms, and master bedrooms with convenient access to utility rooms make the Sanctuary Patio Collection at The Tribute-Somerset ideal.

Residents are served by Little Elm Independent School District with Prestwick STEM academy, an onsite campus delivering forward-thinking instruction with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math.

Just minutes from the Dallas North Tollway and State Highway 121, The Tribute provides easy commutes to major employment centers, downtown Dallas and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Auburn Hills at Willowcreek: A New Opportunity in McKinney

The Darling Homes Sanctuary Patio Collection is also offered in Willowcreek, the private, gated enclave of Auburn Hills. This magnificent collection includes seven home designs ranging from approximately 2,300 to 3,000 square feet, and includes inviting entryways leading to expansive living areas with spacious covered patios, ideal for entertaining or relaxing outdoors.

Priced from the high $300,000s, these homes showcase the distinctive architectural elements you’ve come to expect from Darling Homes. Open-concept living areas that blend seamlessly to outdoor areas, gourmet kitchens with hearth rooms, family rooms with fireplaces, media rooms and master bedrooms with convenient access to utility rooms, all work together to create a warm and inviting home.

Residents enjoy private community amenities like a junior Olympic lap pool, shade arbors and an outdoor grill area with lawn for social gatherings. There is also access to the Auburn Hills master-planned community amenities which includes a pool with splash pad, shade arbors, a playground, a sport court and nature paths.

Willowcreek is located in McKinney, one of Money magazine’s most livable cities. The city even took home the No. 1 ranking in 2014. Students living in Auburn Hills at Willowcreek attend the highly rated Prosper or McKinney school districts.

Surrounded by rolling hills, Willowcreek provides its residents with a relaxed lifestyle and convenient access to some of the area’s best employment corridors, thanks to the easy commutes along US Highway 380, US 75/Central Expressway, North Dallas Tollway, Sam Rayburn Tollway and George Bush Turnpike.

Incredible Area Attractions for all Three Communities

No matter which of these highly desirable communities you choose, you will enjoy convenient access to world-class sports and entertainment venues, of-the-moment shopping and delectable dining destinations. The dynamic $5 Billion Mile development, featuring The Star in Frisco, as well as Legacy West and award-winning Shops at Legacy are also nearby for endless shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Community

Grand Central Park Offers a Tranquil Setting for a New Home in Houston

Nestled in north Houston is one of the area’s most talked about new communities, a neighborhood that offers something for everyone. Grand Central Park, home to two distinctive series of home designs from Darling Homes, offers a relaxing environment tucked away from the demands of the hectic outside world.

Wooded landscapes, sparkling lakes and miles of wooded trailways await at Grand Central Park. A planned Town Center will offer all of today’s conveniences close by, while the best in shopping, dining and entertainment are just a short drive away.

Lake Conroe – which offers plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating and canoeing – and WG Jones State Forest are also nearby.

For new homebuyers in Houston, Darling Homes is offering its signature patio homes and luxury patio homes at Grand Central Park.

A total of five distinct floor plans are offered in the builder’s patio home collection. Starting at approximately 2,400 square feet of living space and stretching to more than 3,000 square feet, each of the homes offers three bedrooms and up to three baths. Prices start in the high $300,000s.

Debuting in early 2018, Darling Homes’ luxury patio homes are even larger while still maintaining a lifestyle-focused design. The homes offer up to four bedrooms and four baths, along with larger living spaces and covered patios for outdoor entertaining.

Grand Central Park is conveniently bordered by I-45 and Loop 336 between the city of Conroe and The Woodlands providing excellent access to a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. With more than one third of the land dedicated to a nature preserve, residents can look forward to ample green space and gorgeous views with over 10 miles of hiking and bike trails, charming hidden ponds and lakes as well as the future walkable, urban Town Center. The unique blend of distinctive home designs, exceptional community amenities and abundance of natural beauty is sure to appeal to every life and style.

 

Darling Difference

Darling Homes Wins Big at 2017 Houston’s Best PRISM Awards

Darling Homes continued its success at the 2017 Houston’s Best PRISM Awards, winning 11 awards for design and sales excellence including a Grand Award for top builder.

With its Grand Award win as the top volume builder of the year, Darling Homes took home the most prestigious award of the night. It was the second win in a row for Darling, which currently offers distinctive communities across the Greater Houston Area. The only other builder to accomplish back-to-back wins in the category was Taylor Morrison in 2010 and 2011.

Darling Homes also won for Volume Builder Product Design awards in the $400,000 to $500,000 category for its Grand Central Park model and in the $600,000 category for its Stillwater model. Keeley Motton was named Marketing Professional of the Year and the builder also took home Garden Home/Patio Home of the Year for its Whisper Rock at Riverstone model. Darling Homes won in six additional product categories, netting 11 overall wins and being named a finalist in 13 other categories.

Second Straight Year of Excellence
In 2016, Darling Homes also earned the grand award for top volume builder of the year and was celebrated for its unique and quality craftsmanship for best-in-product design, interior merchandising and outdoor living spaces.

The company also won for Sales Brochure of the Year and was recognized for best billboard, radio commercial and marketing campaign for its “Luxury in Bloom” Home Tour. Additional wins included special recognition for Rookie Onsite Sales Professional of the Year and Mortgage Specialist of the Year.

In all, Darling Homes garnered 15 wins and finished as a finalist in 15 other categories in 2016.

Demonstrating the Darling Difference
Now celebrating its 30th year of building distinctive homes for discerning Texas homebuyers, Darling Homes sees each home it builds as a truly personal expression of each homebuyer’s life. Darling’s building professionals take the time to personalize each home in a way that fits the unique lifestyle of each homebuyer.

From exclusive collections of incredible home designs developed by an in-house architecture team to its professionally curated Design Gallery, Darling Homes has the quality materials and designers to guide homebuyers through every step of building their dream home.