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Spring Savings Bloom with Darling Homes DFW

Looking to refresh your lifestyle with a new home in Dallas? Now’s the perfect time as spring savings bloom with move-in ready and to-be-built homes with Darling Homes DFW!

To celebrate the season, Dallas-area homebuyers who purchase a to-be-built Darling home between now and August 31, 2017 can receive a new outdoor fireplace*. Buyers can also receive up to 1.25 percent of the total purchase price in closing costs** with the purchase of a new Darling home.

Whether you’re searching for charm and beauty in McKinney, Old World-inspired elegance in Frisco, or an expansive lakeside estate in The Colony, discover The Art of Living with one of these thoughtfully planned designs by Darling Homes.

Explore Charm and Beauty in McKinney

Behind the gates of Willowcreek at Auburn Hills, explore charm and beauty with Darling Homes in McKinney, ranked #1 in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” in 2014.

With 55-, 60- and 70-foot home sites available, Darling Homes provides three signature collections with a mix of one- and two-story designs, flexible floor plans, upgraded amenities, gourmet kitchens with breakfast nooks, large, open family rooms and exquisite master suites. Luxurious outdoor living spaces, including beautiful porches and expansive patios, are standard features in these homes and ideal for warm weather dining, entertaining and relaxing.

Willowcreek offers private amenities for its residents, including:

  • Private amenity center
  • Nature trails
  • Shade arbors
  • Junior Olympic lap pool
  • Outdoor grill area with social lawn

 

Residents will also have access to the master-plan neighborhood amenities, which include:

  • Resort-style pool and splash pad
  • Playground
  • Sports court
  • Nature trails
  • Pavilion and shade arbors

 

Quaint, antique shops, farm-to-table eateries, art galleries, pristine parks and gorgeous, green landscapes bring a sense of character to McKinney. While conveniently located just north of Hwy 380 near US-75, major employment hubs and a scenic downtown area, Willowcreek at Auburn Hills still maintains a charming, small-town atmosphere that residents will appreciate.

Escape to Old World Elegance in Frisco

In Frisco, escape to Old World elegance with Bridge View at Chapel Creek.

Set against an enchanting backdrop of rolling hills, creeks, shade-filled native trees, European parks and Old World-inspired architecture, Darling Homes provides homebuyers with innovative floor plans that blend European-inspired design and rustic details.

As the only homebuilder in the Bridge View section of Chapel Creek, Darling Homes offers just 50 home sites with designs that range from approximately 3,900 square feet to 4,500 square feet and feature grand entries, gourmet kitchens, expansive family rooms, hearth rooms, first floor media rooms, guest casitas, courtyards and exceptional outdoor living spaces.

Nestled between Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway, Chapel Creek’s highly desirable location provides convenient access to the area’s dynamic business community, as well as major thoroughfares leading to DFW International Airport, Love Field and Downtown Dallas. Chapel Creek is also near first-class schools within the acclaimed Frisco ISD, as well as excellent dining, shopping and entertainment.

Experience Lakeside Living in The Colony

Ranked as one of the “Safest Cities in Texas” by Safewise, The Colony is home to the dynamic golf and resort community, The Tribute.

Situated in a highly desirable location near the Dallas North Tollway and State Hwy 121, the well-established development spans more than 1,600 acres along the shores of Lake Lewisville, providing homebuyers with a premier location and world-class amenities.

From classic, Tudor retreats to refined, Mediterranean-inspired designs, Darling Homes brings an eclectic mix of home styles in two villages at The Tribute, including 81 homes in Somerset and 52 in Tullamore Meadows.

Ranging from approximately 1,900 square feet to 4,000 square feet, the homebuilder offers its traditional, single-family collection in both neighborhoods, which features generous, open-concept floor plans, large family rooms with high ceilings, gourmet kitchens with hearth rooms, relaxing master suites and beautiful covered patios.

Suited for young professionals, growing households, executives and retirees, The Tribute seamlessly blends activity and relaxation due to its peaceful, natural surroundings and modern, resort-style amenities, which include:

  • Panoramic views of nature’s beauty
  • Hundreds of acres of accessible, open green space
  • Resort-style pool and spray park
  • Nature trails and pocket parks
  • Two golf courses, including the award-winning Old American Golf Club and The Tribute Golf Club
  • Access to lake activities, including kayaking, fishing, boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing

 

Visit these beautiful, new model homes by Darling Homes and explore the incredible opportunities at Willowcreek at Auburn Hills in McKinney, Bridge View at Chapel Creek in Frisco and The Tribute in The Colony.

To learn more about the unique Darling Experience, visit www.darlinghomes.com.

*Limited time Outdoor Fireplace offer valid on new cash or financed To-be-built home contracts only entered into as of 4/1/17 to 8/31/17 (“Outdoor Fireplace Promotion Period”) in Darling Homes’ Dallas-area communities only. Value of Outdoor Fireplace option will vary by plan and availability with an ARV ranging from $3,000-$7,000. For plans that do not include an outdoor fireplace option or if buyer so chooses, and only if so elected as of the Purchase Agreement Date, Buyer will alternatively receive a $5,000 credit to be used towards Design Gallery options and applied at closing. Any unused portion of this Design Gallery Incentive may not be used towards a reduction in the Purchase Price or for structural options and will be forfeited by buyer without substitution. Offer not valid outside of the Promotion Period, outside of Darling Homes’ Dallas-area communities or for inventory/model homes. For financed buyers, all lender restrictions apply. Outdoors Fireplace offer is unrelated to and separate from the Closing CostIncentive. **Limited time 1.25% of total purchase price in closing costs (“Closing Cost Incentive”) remains subject to change without notice and is only valid for qualified buyers utilizing Seller’s affiliate, Taylor Morrison HomeFunding, LLC NMLS #149227, TX: # 149227 (“Approved Lender”). Offer currently valid on all new home contracts at Darling Homes’ Dallas-Area communities only. On the Closing Date, when Buyer has financed Buyer’s purchase of the Home through only the Approved Lender and the Title Company was selected only through Seller, Seller shall pay up to 1.25% of the Total Purchase Price (as reflected on the Closing Disclosure) toward total closing costs only (includes FHA/VA Unallowables; any unused amount is forfeited). Total Seller’s contribution not to exceed maximum allowable closing costs per LTV/lender guidelines. Buyer is not required to finance through Approved Lender to purchase a home; however, buyer must use Approved Lender and Title Company selected only through Seller, to receive the above-described current financing offer. Services not available in all states. Rates, terms and conditions offered by Approved Lender are subject to change without notice. All loans are subject to underwriting and loan qualification of the lender. This is not a commitment to lend and not all buyers will qualify. For more information about Approved Lender, its licensing and other financing information, please visit http://www.darlinghomes.com/aba. Offer void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. All incentives, pricing, availability and plans subject to change or delay without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Subject to Lender restrictions, limited time Outdoor Fireplace offer and current financing offer but may be combined with each other where applicable, but neither is valid with any other advertised promotions, incentives and/or offers and no substitutions permitted, except as expressly set forth in the Purchase Agreement. Please see a Darling Homes Community Sales Manager for details and visit www.darlinghomes.com for additional disclaimers. © April 2017, Darling Homes of Texas, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Enter for a Chance to Win $5,000 and Find Your Dream Home with Darling Homes’ National Open House

Prospective luxury home buyers in Dallas and Houston are “saving the date” to take advantage of Darling Homes’ newest promotion, the National Open House.

For two weekends only, visitors to participating communities can register for a chance to win $5,000 simply for touring spectacular move-in ready dream homes. Mark your calendars, the event is scheduled for October 15 and 16 and October 22 and 23.

Qualifying communities include the extraordinary master-planned golf enclave Fairways at Gentle Creek in Dallas and the picturesque Riverstone development in Houston.

View Full List of Participating Communities

More Ways to Win

During the tour, ask your community Sales Manager about receiving the maximum number of entries for the Set for the Season sweepstakes.

To celebrate America’s love for football, Darling Homes is giving away $20,000 in prizes related to enjoying the BIG game in style. From a luxurious new stainless steel grill to a 70” LED HDTV, watching the gridiron will never be the same.

Financing is a Breeze

Getting into your dream home is easier than ever with special incentives on financing and the potential to save thousands on closing costs.

Building Dreams with Pride

Shopping for a gorgeous new luxury home has never been so exciting. Find an open house near you and good luck!

 

 

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Enjoy the 2016 Olympic Games in Style with Darling Homes DFW

Looking for your perfect escape? Now’s your chance discover the best of Dallas living with Darling Homes DFW’s exquisite collection of homes that offers the ideal venue for kicking back and relaxing during this year’s 2016 Olympic Games.

Now through September 30, 2016, Dallas-area homebuyers can receive up to 1.5% of the purchase price in closing costs with the purchase of a new home by Darling Homes with Taylor Morrison Home Funding.

 

The 2016 Olympics are underway and history has already been made. This world-wide phenomenon is one of the most iconic sporting spectacles to witness and what better place to gather with friends and watch your favorite events unfold than in the charming media room at Hunters Glen in Flower Mound. Darling Homes’ cozy theater room provides a secluded space for cheering on your country’s athletes and creating new memories to cherish for years to come.

This elegant getaway is sure to steal the spotlight with its muted color scheme of gold, aged bronze, lavender and violet complete with plush furnishings and theater lighting, providing the perfect place for guests to simply unwind.

Whether it’s prepping an Olympic-inspired treat or fixing a specialty cocktail in the wet bar, the media room at Tucker Hill in McKinney is a place for adults, children and friends to gather for what will be two weeks of exciting competition. Dazzle guests in this relaxing space complete with movie theater lighting and a projection screen, offering the ideal setting for watching your favorite events comfortably and luxuriously.

Boasting Colonial-inspired architecture reminiscent of past times, Darling Homes offers its English, Tudor and Spanish Mission styles at Tucker Hill. The homes feature traditional, period-specific exteriors with expansive interiors, ideal for both elegant entertaining and relaxing.

Go for the gold with Darling Homes’ luxurious media room at Parkside at Woodlake in Flower Mound. Create a winning atmosphere with patriotic décor, festive games and easy-to-serve recipes as guests enjoy celebrating the treasured tradition of the Olympic Games in style and comfort.

Offering traditional, single-family homes with expansive family rooms, gourmet kitchens, game rooms and secluded media rooms with optional wet bar, Darling Homes’ designs give both children and adults a place of their own to admire this year’s Olympics.

Known for architectural detail, elegant style and customizable options, Darling Homes delivers upscale livability with every home. With homes priced from the mid $300,000s to more than $1 million, Darling Homes offers a diverse collection of floor plans fit for a variety of homebuyers and lifestyles.

Like what you see? Discover more about Darling Homes, available floorplans and communities; contact our Internet Home Consultant, Melissa Ruggles, at (469) 252-2255 or visit www.darlinghomes.com.

 

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Experience Outdoor Luxury with Darling Homes DFW

Whether you’re hosting an elegant get-together with plenty of people to entertain or an intimate evening for two, Darling Homes offers a wide array of floor plans and luxurious home designs with exquisite, covered porches, inviting patios and courtyards ideal for your lifestyle.

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With a gorgeous courtyard and expansive backyard patio, Darling Homes’ newest floor plan at Newman Village, in Frisco, Texas, offers a stunning collection of outdoor spaces ideal for entertaining and relaxing. Designed to be an extension of its luxurious interior, these gorgeous outdoor spaces offer something truly special.

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Enjoy the peaceful tranquility of a sunrise with a fresh cup of coffee in the private courtyard, or a delicious breakfast served next to a warm, crackling fire on the covered patio.

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Ideal for a casual, afternoon soiree, Darling Homes’ model home at Hunters Glen in Flower Mound, Texas offers a beautiful exterior defined by wood beams, an outdoor fireplace and built-in benches.

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Imagine indulging in cocktails and appetizers on your exquisite patio with an extended seating area reminiscent of an elegant farmhouse in the vineyards of Napa. Experience the elevated outdoor living you deserve at Hunters Glen.

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Nestled alongside the greens of the famed TPC golf course, the model homes at VUE Las Colinas boast lush side yards with plenty of room for putting greens, charming gardens and comfortable sitting areas.

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For those who enjoy ending the day with an evening under the stars, Darling Homes’ model home at Canals at Grand Park offers new home concepts designed exclusively for the unique style of the community. Charming double porches and private escapes with architecturally rich details create warm and inviting outdoor spaces, like this Southern-inspired patio.

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Like what you see? For more information about Darling Homes, visit www.darlinghomes.com.

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Bring Spring Into Your Home with the Help of Darling Homes’ Colorist Lee Crowder

Designed to surprise and delight, Darling Homes has unveiled its new model at Newman Village in Frisco, Texas.

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Inspired by a robin’s egg and the imagination of Lee Crowder, colorist for Darling Homes, the home offers a new look for elegant living with a unique color scheme that brings spring into the home.

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Step inside and revel in the beauty of a formal dining room dressed for the season in enchanting blue and decorated with an antiqued floor-to-ceiling mirror, sheer curtains that let in the light, and golden-wheat colored rustic wood furnishings for a refreshing interior that captivates the senses.

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The kind of home that keeps opening up as you walk through, this model offers a feeling of intrigue as you explore the beautiful spaces around every corner.

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From the formal dining room, an elegantly decorated family room catches the eye. Designed as an ideal location for relaxing or hosting get-togethers with family and friends, the open-concept floor plan offers an expansive family room and a gorgeous, gourmet kitchen decorated in white and blue.

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The special emphasis placed on the living areas of the home can be seen in every aspect of the design. As the centerpiece of family life, the space is a comfortable refuge where each moment at home is celebrated and families can stay connected. Afternoon snacks can be served at the kitchen island, homework can be done at the dining room table, and homeowners can relax in the evening next to a crackling fire.

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Need a home that’s also a great venue for entertaining? The living room and kitchen offer access to an outdoor oasis featuring a covered patio, an outdoor fireplace and an optional outdoor kitchen and barbecue.

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Throughout every room, home buyers experience the Darling Homes Difference with design elements that resonate.

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From the master suite to the guest casita, Darling Homes’ newest model home at Newman Village is a must-see.

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Inspiration can come from anywhere, such as the soft hues of a robin’s egg woven into each room of this beautifully designed home. What will inspire you?

To take a tour of this Darling Homes model, visit us in Newman Village at 12522 Riverhill Road, Frisco, Texas. Call (214) 387-8483 for more information or visit www.darlinghomes.com.

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Enjoy a Lovely Easter Brunch at Home with Darling Homes Houston

Imagine an intimate Easter brunch brimming with delicate pastels and beautiful shades of a robin’s egg blue from the comfort of your very own home.

Easter is a great opportunity to transition your winter home furnishings into vibrant spring decor. Pair that with a decadent Easter brunch at home to ensure a memorable day everyone will enjoy.

Start with an elegant tablescape with charming table settings and a large arrangement of fresh flowers as its centerpiece. This gorgeous bouquet includes lovely shades of pink, cream and orange with an Easter-inspired twist you’ll simply love. Spread adorable egg candles around the house and you’ll have created effortless elegance and charm in your home.

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With warm spring weather just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to enjoy your Easter brunch outdoors. Darling Homes’ model home at The Woodlands, Jaden Oaks features a spacious courtyard with plenty of room to dine and entertain in luxury.

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For your drink menu, treat guests to an array of freshly squeezed juices, iced teas and chilled cocktails. Then, delve into warm, fluffy scones and pastries for a decadent appetizer as you put the final touches on the main course.

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Want to dazzle your guests? We suggest trying this Carrot Cake Scone topped with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting from Broma Bakery.

  • First, preheat the oven to 400°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Next, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices and slowly add in cold butter until blended.
  • Sprinkle in grated carrot, coconut, walnuts or pecans and raisins to the mixture then roll the dough into a flat surface and cut into equal wedges.
  • As the dough is baking in the oven for 18 minutes, prepare the coconut cream cheese frosting by combining all of the ingredients into a mixer until blended thoroughly into a rich, creamy frosting.
  • Finally, frost the warm scones and top with a dash of coconut.

 

Imagine preparing your Easter brunch in a Darling Homes gourmet kitchen with expansive center islands and plenty of counter space for an exquisite spread.

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The main course is a chance to let your inner chef shine! An assortment of egg dishes, like this spinach and artichoke quiche or this fresh take on eggs benedict are great ways to impress guests. For a Mexican-inspired egg dish, try this savory huevos rancheros skillet topped with fresh spices, chopped veggies and a hint of lime by Feasting at Home.

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  • First, season the beans by sauteeing onion, garlic and varied Mexican spices then lightly brush the skillets with a layer of olive oil.
  • Lightly toast either side of the tortillas and brush with olive oil for a crispy taste and toasty aroma then lay it across the bottom of the skillet.
  • Separate the bean mixture among the skillets then crack the eggs on top and sprinkle with salt, pepper and your choice of cheese before placing the skillets into a 400°F oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • Finally, garnish with fresh avocado slices, cilantro, tomato and a hint of lime juice.

 

For those craving a sweet confection, a fresh batch of Breslin’s ricotta pancakes with notes of tangy orange zest is sure to appeal. We recommend this recipe by Food & Wine.

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  • First, prepare the orange syrup by peeling the zest from an orange into long strips. Boil water in a large saucepan and blanch the zest then simmer orange juice, sugar, water and blanched zest until you have a thick, syrupy texture.
  • For the pancakes, whisk flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, mix buttermilk, egg yolks and ricotta.
  • Next, fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat egg whites until stiff, then fold the beaten egg whites into the batter.
  • Once you have your pancake batter, brush a thin layer of vegetable oil onto a cast-iron skillet and cook pancakes until fluffy then top with syrup.

For side dishes, stick with simple and delicious, like crispy bacon, sausage and assorted fresh fruits.

Like what you see? Visit our Pinterest page for more Easter inspiration and recipes.

 

 

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Store Holiday Decor at Home with Darling Homes’ Innovative Texas Basements

The holidays are upon us and Darling Homes has once again anticipated the concerns of new homebuyers with the introduction of Texas Basements.

This innovative design offers an additional attic space with full stairs for easy access to a large storage room where homeowners can pack away holiday decorations, personal items, collectables and keepsakes.

Now unpacking holiday boxes and decorating your home for the season is an easy affair with all of your favorite decorations and mementos stored at home.

When the time comes to pack up your holiday decor and put the boxes away, you’ll stress less with a Texas Basement where you can organize and store all of your things conveniently and more safely with staircase access in lieu of pull-down stairs.

Darling Homes’ new Texas Basement will be offered in specific home designs in its Patio Home Collection available now in Missouri City, Sugar Land, Fulshear and Montgomery, Texas.

Patio home buyers at Sienna Plantation, Imperial, Cross Creek Ranch and Woodforest will soon experience the convenience of additional space for storing keepsakes and decorations with attic spaces that offer approximately 450 square feet of space.

Darling Homes’ Patio Home Collection offers luxurious, open-concept living with gorgeous gourmet kitchens, charming breakfast nooks, formal dining rooms, spacious living rooms with fireplaces, expansive master suites and unique one- and two-story floorplans to meet the varied needs of Houston-area homebuyers.

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Three Trends to Experiment with this Fall

The weather may be cooling, but there are plenty of hot trends in home décor this fall. Spice up your home this fall with the season’s hottest colors, projects and patterns to get your home cozy for fall and ready for winter entertaining.

Mix Up Your Metals

There was once a time when matching metal finishes was a big design must-do. Now, more designers are finding that mixing metals rounds out a space in an intentionally interesting way. A room where brushed copper kitchen pendants hang with stools that show off shiny chrome legs is in! In your home décor this fall, mix metals to your heart’s delight to bring a creative and warm glow to your home.

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Play with Textures and Saturated Colors

Add a variety of textures to your home décor this fall with fabric that displays a warm, cozy feeling. Cover your furniture with suede covers and place throw blankets around the room in a variety of textured fabrics. Indigo is in and a popular fall color this year. Indigo has several moods, thus, it is versatile and easy to use. Indigo décor can serve to aggressively contrast against white or to use in patterns. White furniture against the darkness of indigo décor can make a room look modern and edgy. The effects can make the whole room look aggressive and eye-catching.

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Look for Basic Geometric Shapes

Geometric designs are among the hottest trends for home décor this fall and they will spread around us to dominate everything you can imagine, such as fabrics, furniture, walls, decorative items, lamps and more things that we use in our homes. Basic geometric shapes add interest to a room’s look and they add a fun flavor to almost any room in your Darling home. While chevrons were in a few years ago, look for more polygons like honeycombs and hexagons this fall.

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These fall home décor trends will keep you busy as you create a style of your own. Do something different this year and enjoy a new environment. These trends will last you through the holiday season and work well with additional seasonal decorations.

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Community Spotlight: Woodforest, American Classic Home Style

Michael Carroll is the Community Sales Manager for Darling Homes American Classic Series in Woodforest. Michael has a true passion for this unique, architecturally pleasing home design based on the Early American Craftsman and Cape Cod style homes. We took a few minutes to ask Michael a few questions about what makes the American Classic Series in Woodforest so special.

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Three Car Garage Still Not Enough

Good news for car collectors, workshop DIYer’s, multi-generational households and anyone who claims a three-car garage just isn’t enough space. We now offer new plans with four-car garages that would make a NASCAR driver green with envy.

In addition to space for an extra vehicle, the fourth garage bay can also be used for an expansive workshop or to store sports equipment, holiday decorations, bikes and just about anything else suitable for garage space.

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Our new plans with four-car garages are now available on our 70-foot homesites in Long Meadow Farms, a Richmond master-planned community.

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The best news? In addition to a four-car garage, our homes in Long Meadow Farms feature open entertaining spaces, gourmet island kitchens, formal dining rooms, first-floor master suites, spacious secondary bedrooms and media rooms.