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New Mediterranean Elevations at Woodforest

What makes a home stand out from the crowd? For Houston homebuyers, the debut of new Mediterranean elevations at Woodforest is an opportunity to see just what it takes.

Based on a traditional Mediterranean home but updated to fit today’s modern floor plans, the elevation upgrade to our Woodforest patio home collection focuses on the romance and elegance of Mediterranean-style homes.

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But the Mediterranean design is more than just a pretty face. The elevation offers the ability to counter a warm climate with a floor plan designed to stay cool and breezy. The shallow sloping roofs and bright terracotta tile roofs help achieve this objective. The light stucco walls assist in giving the home a bright and clean appearance while also helping the home reflect direct sunlight, cooling the interior.

Darling Homes’ architects were careful to mix time-honored elements with modern features and amenities to fit the lifestyles of today’s buyer.

Indeed, the Woodforest floor plans include the designs and special touches that today’s buyer demands. Spacious master suites, gourmet kitchens and great rooms are paired with a variety of options that include private studies, media rooms and sun rooms.

Oversized patios and covered porches provide a balance of indoor/outdoor appeal, perfect for an active lifestyle.

Then there’s Woodforest, which includes features such as a resort-style swimming complex, tennis and basketball courts, sports fields, miles of trails, parks and playgrounds, a water spray park and quick access to Woodforest Golf Club.

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Cross Creek Ranch Patio

Tucked away within Fort Bend County, Cross Creek Ranch is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. The Cross Creek Ranch Patio series features high-end luxury homes priced from the $330,000s in a gorgeous community sprinkled with sparkling lakes, winding trails and roaming greenbelts.

Darling Homes’ patio series combines the best of outdoor living with all the modern luxuries and one-of-a-kind style that is unique to Darling. Each single family home boasts a beautiful patterned brickwork and features elegant amenities like porte cocheres, 4-car garages, and covered front and back patios with an optional outdoor fireplace perfect for enjoying the gorgeous Texas weather this fall.

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Walking into your Patio series home, you’re greeted by an elegant hallway with a mixture of upgraded tile and beautiful hardwood flooring running throughout the home.

Entertaining guests is a delight in the formal dining room, which is beautifully lit up during the day through a wonderful wall of windows, and after dinner the party can move into the spacious family room with a breathtaking corner fireplace.

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The master bedroom suite is quietly tucked away in the back of the home with an oversized walk-in closet and two bedrooms at the front of the home are conveniently joint by a jack-n-jill bathroom.

In the morning you can enjoy your coffee seated at the breakfast nook that opens to a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a large granite-topped kitchen island, and views of the spacious outdoor living area with room for a backyard pool.

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Located west of Katy in the city of Fulshear, Cross Creek Ranch is nestled on 3,400 acres of open green space just minutes from Hwy 99 and the Westpark Tollway providing easy access to virtually anywhere in the city.

Residents of Cross Creek Ranch will enjoy access to unparalleled amenities like tennis and basketball courts, a resort-style pool, dog park, soccer field, playgrounds, Italian Maid Cafe featuring Italian-American inspired cuisine, and much more.

View the move-in ready homes at Cross Creek Ranch and tour the Darling Homes Patio collection today!

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Bridges at Las Colinas

The city of Irving, Texas, offers residents and visitors a unique sense of community without being far from the major employment areas of Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington.

Located in the heart of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, The Bridges at Las Colinas is an exciting, new Darling Homes neighborhood in a great location surrounded by many DFW companies, sports venues, shopping, and entertainment.

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Things to Do

Residents at Bridges at Las Colinas will enjoy a variety of outdoor activities right at their fingertips. Whether it’s a morning jog on the Campion Trails greenbelt along Trinity River, or paddle boarding over the sparkling Lake Carolyn, you’ll never miss out on a beautiful day outdoors.

Las Colinas is conveniently located near Dallas’ premier shopping, dining and nightlife destinations. Go ice skating in the middle of the Galleria Dallas, indulge in delicious cuisine at one of Northpark’s many restaurants, or shop until you drop at Southlake Town Center.

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The Homes You Love

Darling Homes is now pre-selling one- and two-story single family homes priced from the $510,000s in the gorgeous community of Las Colinas.

Each homesite features up to approximately 4,300 square feet with 3 to 5 spacious bedrooms for you and your family to live comfortably. Residents can enjoy beautiful waterfront properties with a number of parks, trails and golf courses nearby.

Luxurious master suites, gourmet kitchens, spacious family rooms with fireplaces, and second floor game rooms are just a few of the amenities that make your Darling Home unique.

For more information about pre-sales and to sign up for updates, visit Bridges at Las Colinas.

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A Lakeside Escape

Darling Homes now offers timeless one and two-story single family homes in the charming Northwest Houston suburb of Cypress, Texas.

Cypress Creek Lakes is a 1,600-acre master-planned community on Fry Rd. just off of Highway 290, with convenient access to Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (ISD) and Blackhorse Golf Club.

The community offers resort-style amenities and boasts a competition sized pool with a lazy river, playgrounds, bike trails, picnic pavilions, clubhouse and more. So when you’re not teeing off at the Blackhorse Golf Club, you could be soaking up the sun while watching the kids play in the Splash pad.


Cypress Creek Lakes community is just minutes from premier shopping and dining destinations including Willowbrook Mall, Vintage Park and Houston Premium Outlets. Also located nearby is Bear Creek Park, perfect for outdoor family outings like hiking and fishing.

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Darling Homes offers a variety of lakefront homesites in Cypress with breathtaking views of the crystal blue lake and gorgeous green spaces. Residents enjoy gourmet kitchens, formal dining areas, family rooms with fireplaces, master suites, covered patios and more. Every Darling Home is completely customizable with optional media rooms, extra bedrooms, outdoor fireplaces and game rooms.


Don’t wait any longer to begin a new chapter of your life at Cypress Creek Lakes. With gorgeous open floor plans in a community that has it all, you’ll discover your dream lifestyle with Darling Homes.

For more information about Cypress Creek Lakes, contact Lynn Lessing at 281-758-1328.

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Hidden Gems of Houston

There’s a reason Business Insider named Houston the Best City in America. Not only is Houston the number one job creator, it has a thriving restaurant and cultural scene to tie it all together and land a spot on the charts and in our hearts.

Houston has a variety of world-class museums, universities and public parks and each region of Houston is distinctly unique from the rest.

The Woodlands

America’s #1 master-planned community is none other than the Woodlands. This celebrated suburbia has an abundance of landscaped parks, biking trails, and acres upon acres of gorgeous green space. The Woodlands Mall provides you with the ultimate shopping and dining experience that you’ll never forget.

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Darling Homes offers a selection of single family luxury homes nestled in Creekside Park in the Woodlands and residents can select from beautifully wooded lots or tranquil lakeside locations.

Sugar Land

Heading South, we wind up in the charming city of Sugar Land. Ranked #3 in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live,” Sugar Land is the perfect place to settle down and raise a family. Sugar Land Town Square offers premier shopping, dining and entertainment in a casual, family-friendly setting.


Darling Homes recently introduced a new, gated section of larger home sites in Fort Bend’s award winning development of Riverstone. Home buyers can enjoy living spaces with up to approximately 5,200 square feet, open floor plans, exterior summer kitchens, private guest casitas, and many more customizable options in a community with outdoor amenities like sparkling waterfalls and fishing piers.


And to the West, we are hit with the authentic small town country charm of Fulshear, Texas. With an array of rolling terrain and serene lowlands along the banks of the Brazos River, Fulshear feels like a quaint, little town with a strong sense of community. Fulshear Town Square offers residents and visitors a unique blend of signature Texas dining and retail shopping.

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Cross Creek Ranch in Fort Bend County is Darling Homes’ new, exquisite place to call home. The community features shopping, dining and entertainment for the whole family. Residents will enjoy spacious one- and two-story designs that offer generously sized rooms, first-floor guest rooms, private master suites, large secondary bedrooms, gourmet kitchens, large rear patios and courtyards, optional media rooms and three- and four-car garages.

Packing your bags for Houston yet? Explore all of Darling Homes’ Houston communities today!

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National Ranking of Master Planned Communities

Darling Homes’ mission to build high-quality homes with superior craftsmanship in the best communities has been confirmed once again by the announcement that six of the Houston home builder’s neighborhoods are located in the top 20 best-selling master-planned communities nationwide.

In fact, Texas neighborhoods make up nearly half of the mid-year list compiled by Robert Charles Lesser & Co. (RCLCO), with nine out of 20 top-ranking communities located in the Houston area.

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Darling Homes currently builds in six of those nine communities including Riverstone in Sugar Land, Creekside Park in The Woodlands, Aliana in Richmond, Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear and Sienna Plantation in Missouri City.

Riverstone, where Darling Homes builds five different collections of homes, was ranked highest among the Houston master-planned communities, coming in at No. 4 in the national RCLCO rankings.

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Like Riverstone, Aliana also increased its ranking by two spots from 2013, moving up to No. 12 on the list as more people flock to the Richmond community, where Darling Homes builds homes that range from approximately 3,700 to 4,500 square feet.

Meanwhile, Cross Creek Ranch (where Darling Homes recently debuted two new neighborhoods) and Sienna Plantation experienced steady growth during the first half of 2014.

According to RCLCO, contributing factors to home sales in Houston may be impacted by the construction of the Grand Parkway between I-10 and Highway 20.

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According to the Houston Chronicle, the long-awaited parkway is opening up access to key job centers in the area such as the Energy Corridor in west Houston.

RCLCO annually compiles a list of the top 20 master-planned communities in the nation, with the most current ranking based on sales for the first half of 2014.

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Verandas at Southlake

Do you find yourself perusing the shops and enjoying great dining at Southlake Town Square every chance you get? Well now’s your chance to live close to all of the action! Verandas at Southlake is the latest Dallas community by Darling Homes and it offers you convenient access to all things Southlake!

With eight distinctive floor plans, you’ll be able to find a home that checks all the boxes for you and your family while also providing the architectural details and expansive living spaces that Darling Homes is known for including in its homes.

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What you’ll love

Southlake feels like a small town with all the modern conveniences of a big city. You’ll love the abundant outdoor spaces and outstanding public schools.

The homes at the Verandas at Southlake are consistently buyer favorites. The luxury home patio series offers gourmet kitchens, spacious courtyards and large living areas for entertaining friends and family who will appreciate the privacy of a guest casita.

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Offering approximately 2,600 to 3,400 square feet of living space, the homes at Verandas at Southlake offer up to three expansive bedrooms, outdoor living spaces, three-car garages and luxurious amenities starting from the $500,000s.

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Things to do

Verandas at Southlake is located just minutes away from some of the most desirable shopping and dining destinations around Dallas, including Southlake Town Square.

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With more than 1.3 million square feet of mixed-use space, Southlake Town Square is a great place to spend the day. Hungry? Try something new or return to your favorite restaurant among the more than two dozen available fine restaurants. Looking for retail therapy? There are a variety of retail shops to visit. There’s also a state-of-the-art movie theater to indulge your Hollywood big-screen dreams and the beautiful Hilton Southlake nearby.

For more information about the Verandas at Southlake, please contact Melissa Ruggles at (469) 252-2255 or by email at [email protected].

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Windsong Ranch

Darling Homes’ newest neighborhood, Windsong Ranch in Prosper, has plenty of things going for it, including more than 600 acres of open space, a first-class amenity center and the countryside landscape that attracts homebuyers to the north Dallas area.Darling Homes’ newest neighborhood, Windsong Ranch in Prosper, has plenty of things going for it, including more than 600 acres of open space, a first-class amenity center and the countryside landscape that attracts homebuyers to the north Dallas area.

But there’s also something else that will have homebuyers excited to visit Windsong Ranch – Never-before-seen floor plans offered by the Dallas homebuilder at Windsong Ranch.


Set against the lush meadows of Prosper, the 2,030-acre master-planned community of Windsong Ranch will feature two Darling Homes collections debuting this year.

The first collection of homes, which has opened for pre-sales, is a series of homes ranging in size from approximately 2,600 to 3,700-square feet, will be situated on 61-foot wide lots, with prices starting from the mid-$300,000s.

The second collection, set to debut later this summer, will feature larger homes, offering from 2,600 to 4,200 square feet of living space on 71-foot wide lots and starting from the $400,000s.

Both collections offer the distinctive Darling Homes signature. They also offer open floor plans, the attention to detail homebuyers expect from the homebuilder and the amenities of a top-tier master-planned community.

Windsong Ranch will preserve more than 600 acres of Texas open space, with a series of parks, green spaces, lakes and creeks available to local residents. In addition, Windsong Ranch will offer access to The Commons amenity center, positioned on a hilltop overlooking a spectacular lake with gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside.

The Commons will also offer fitness facilities, a resort-style pool, lap pool, cabanas, kids’ spray park and much more. The Commons is also adjacent to The Esplanade, perfect for community gatherings and events.

Windsong Café will offer a perfect place for family and friends to gather to plan the day’s activities or to simply catch up after a fun day in the community.

For more information on pre-sale opportunities at Windsong Ranch, please contact Michael Holmberg at (972) 346-9994 or [email protected]

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Imperial Blog

What was once founded as a sugar plantation in the early 1900s, the appropriately named city of Sugar Land is one of the fastest-growing, most affluent cities in all of Texas and one of the three largest metropolitan areas in Houston.

In fact, Sugar Land’s population has grown 158 percent in the last decade and is considered the economic center of Fort Bend County, according to the City of Sugarland

Imperial Sugar is headquartered here and was once home to the company’s main sugar refinery and distribution center, which is why you’ll notice the Imperial Sugar crown on Sugar Land’s seal and logo.

Darling Homes is staking its own claim at Imperial, a lakeside luxury patio community of new homes in Sugar Land now available for pre-sale. This master planned community is one of the last remaining developments in the prestigious Fort Bend area, and is located less than 20 miles southwest of Houston between Highway 6 and Highway 90A.

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Imperial will feature Mediterranean designed homes in Darling’s distinctive patio home collection renowned for its ample covered porches and luxurious master suites. Imperial will offer living spaces ranging from approximately 2,600 to more than 3,400 square feet. Look for a new model home to open summer of 2014.


There will be plenty to do and see nearby. For the outdoorsy type, Oyster Creek Park is a three-mile trail with rocky waterfalls and streams to hike beside. Sports fans will love the proximity of Imperial to Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters Atlantic League baseball team.

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Sugar Land Town Square is located just off Highway 6, and there you’ll be able to eat, play, exercise and shop all in one place. With dozens of boutiques and retail shops, fine and casual dining options and yoga and fitness studios, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Imperial is part of the Fort Bend Independent School District.

To learn more about Imperial at Sugar Land, please call (713) 401-2008 or email us at [email protected].

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Cross Creek Ranch

Looking to plant your roots in a brand new home? Get ahead of the curve by staying up to date with two new Darling Homes’ offerings coming soon to Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, where Darling Homes is now pre-selling spacious new homes suited for homebuyers with an eye for elegance and luxury.

Located conveniently just west of Katy with lakefront lots and expansive living spaces, here are a few reasons to keep up with Cross Creek Ranch.

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Home Options for Any Lifestyle
Two new lines of homes will be unveiled for a total of 12 different floor plans with distinctive architecture and quality construction.

The first collection consists of a new line of upscale homes not found anywhere else in Houston. It includes five floor plans that offer a range of approximately 3,600 to 5,500 square feet, studios with exterior entrances, up to five bedrooms and even guest casitas. Prices start in the $620,000s.

Darling Homes’ popular patio series will also be available at Cross Creek Ranch, offering seven thoughtfully designed floor plans that maximize the ample square footage provided in each home with up to three bedrooms, an open kitchen and living designs that are perfect for entertaining family and friends. These homes are praised for their efficient floor plan layouts and low-maintenance yards. Prices start in the $330,000s and range from approximately 2,200 to 2,800 square feet.

Access to the Great Outdoors
Experience a luxurious lifestyle that combines the best of outdoor living with all the modern amenities and one-of-a-kind style of Darling Homes. Cross Creek Ranch is set amidst greenbelts, beautiful lakes and bike trails for residents to explore as well as a resort-style swimming pool, splash pad and playground for kids to enjoy. A soccer field, tennis and basketball courts, and fitness center are also available for sports and fitness lovers.

Location, location, location!
Located just west of Katy in the city of Fulshear, Cross Creek Ranch is a 1,400-acre, master-planned community that is one of the largest new home communities in Texas. It’s truly a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. Just minutes west of Highway 99 and the Westpark Tollway, Cross Creek Ranch offers homebuyers an easy commute and convenient access to some of the area’s best shopping, dining and entertaining. For more pre-sale information, e-mail Allie Pinkley at [email protected]