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Coming Soon: 2019 Models and Communities

Darling Homes is pleased to announce several brand-new communities that will expand the builder’s already diverse portfolio of homes in Houston and Dallas this year. From innovation to elegance, Darling Homes creates each new community with unique and distinctive lifestyles in mind. The 2019 offerings are no exception.

Somerset Green

In Houston, Darling Homes is introducing a new VUE Collection of homes that will allow buyers to mix and match their favorite floor plan levels into three- and four-story homes at Somerset Green.

This innovative new concept provides Houston homebuyers with the unheard-of opportunity to select from a series of single floor layouts, stacking them to create their ideal home design. The homes come equipped with elevator shafts (elevator optional), outdoor living spaces, generous storage options as well as access to Somerset Green amenities like on-site pool with entertainment area, dog parks and more.

This is first time Darling Homes has built in a community within the Loop, giving residents who prefer an urban setting a way to quickly navigate the vibrant downtown Houston area. Somerset Green offers quick access to both I-10 and the I-610 Loop, putting the community next to some of Houston’s most desirable destinations including Memorial Park, Washington Corridor, the Heights, Buffalo Bayou Park, the Galleria and Uptown Park, the Energy Corridor and downtown Houston.

Somerset Green gives the feeling of living in your own private enclave. Part of that feeling is derived from the community’s gated layout, including the utilization of manned access during the day. In addition, the homes are detached, with no shared walls and two-, three- and four-car garages available. An optional fourth floor, fully covered outdoor space adds to the charm.

Pre-sales for Somerset Green will begin in spring 2019, with a model home following in late summer. For more information please call (713) 401-2008 or visit here.

The Terraces at Las Colinas

In Dallas, Darling Homes is bringing its brand-new City Collection of homes to the highly desirable area of Las Colinas in Irving. The Terraces at Las Colinas offers homebuyers timeless designs in homes that are lock and leave ready while offering suburban comfort in an urban setting. The City Collection is designed with architectural authenticity and are built in communities that give residents convenient access to an active lifestyle.

The Terraces at Las Colinas is an innovative mixed-use community of new homes in Irving. The community will include winding trails and a boardwalk situated along green space, as well as a park that provides the perfect blend of walkability and open space. Not to mention, nearby shopping and dining will be located within walking distance.

Conveniently located minutes from Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport, The Terraces at Las Colinas will offer residents an exciting, upscale, urban lifestyle right in the heart of Las Colinas. Plus, this prime location allows swift access to the George Bush Turnpike, I-635, SH114, Hwy 35, and is less than half an hour away from downtown Dallas, Coppell, Grapevine and Southlake. The Terraces at Las Colinas offers a gateway into a thriving urban community with adventures around every corner

The popular City Collection of new homes will be offered at The Terraces at Las Colinas. These designs provide low-maintenance, luxury living in stately two-story homes that boast open floor plans, high-end finishes, and designer details plus the options and flexibility to make it your own. Choose from approximately 2,300- to 2,800-square-foot residences all featuring spacious kitchens, large master suites, bonus rooms and covered patios.

To learn more about The Terraces at Las Colinas call 469-252-2255 or click here.

Montgomery Farm Estates

Darling Homes is adding a second phase of beautiful homes to its expansive community of Montgomery Farm Estates in Allen, Texas. Featuring rolling hills, trails, and ponds spread across 200 acres of greenway, Montgomery Farm Estates is a breathtakingly peaceful community. Montgomery Farm also includes unique details such as Cisterna, a sustainable art piece designed by Brad Goldberg that operates as a windmill, cleaning runoff water and aerating ponds. Just outside the community, residents can walk to Watters Creek for upscale shopping, dining and entertainment.

The 62’ homesites are reserved for the Keystone Collection by Darling Homes, which offers unparalleled elegance including gourmet kitchens with hearth rooms and expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces perfect for entertaining as well as both game and media room options. Built for homebuyers who seek prestigious, upscale living, this series offers a desirable selection of homes with the features and architectural elements that define living well.

The 90’ homesites are designed for the Regency Collection by Darling Homes, which delivers superior craftsmanship and design with French Country and English Tudor-inspired architectural elevations, and home designs with courtyards and private guest casitas.

For more information on Montgomery Farm Estates call (469) 342-6698 or visit here.

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Find Your New Darling Home Without the Wait

Are you in the market for a new home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Want a new home without the wait? Discover the new homes now available for quick-move-in with Darling Homes’ selection of inventory homes in must-see communities throughout Dallas- Fort Worth.

With Darling Homes, you’ll explore unique floor plans designed around the way you live, authentic architectural details, and distinctive design elements that make up the Darling Difference, an ideal blend of superior craftsmanship and luxurious livability.

What are the Benefits of Purchasing an Inventory Home from Darling Homes?

Choosing to buy an inventory or showcase home can speed up the home buying process. How? Let us show you:

  • Your New Home is Already Customized: Showcase homes are built with today’s trends and buyer’s needs in mind. That means you’re getting a home already designed with the latest features, fixtures and finishes included.
  • Your New Home is Right in Front of You: When you decide to purchase an inventory home, you’ll be able to tour a variety of homes that are available in the community of your choice. Design features are already included so the price you see is the actual price of the home.
  • Quick Move-In: Most inventory homes are already move-in ready so you can begin your next chapter in your beautiful Darling home as soon as you’d like.

Desirable Communities in Dallas

Inventory homes are offered by Darling Homes in a variety of communities throughout the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. With new homes in Frisco at communities like Edgestone at Legacy and new homes in Prosper in communities like Windsong Ranch, there are plenty of diverse home styles and community amenities to choose from. Take a closer look at what some of these communities have to offer below.

Edgestone at Legacy: This master-planned community is located in Frisco, ranked No. 1 in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in America” for 2018. Boasting pocket parks and miles of lush landscaping, the 307-acre Edgestone at Legacy features an upscale community clubhouse and swimming pool, fitness center, as well as a pond, trails and playgrounds to create the luxury lifestyle you’ve been seeking. Homes in this community include open-concept living and entertaining spaces, hearth rooms, sweeping entrances and balconies that radiate with old-world charm.

Edgestone at Legacy is also conveniently located just west of the Dallas North Tollway and north of Legacy, providing an easy commute to major employment centers, excellent dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

The Tribute Somerset: Located in The Colony, Texas, this master-planned community offers resort style amenities as well as two award-winning golf courses. The Tribute is situated just minutes from the Dallas North Tollway and State Hwy 121, providing convenient commuter access to major employment centers, Downtown Dallas, DFW Airport and excellent schools within Little Elm ISD, including the prestigious, on-site Prestwick STEM Academy. There are four beautiful move-in ready inventory homes available in this community.

Bering Heights at Parkside: Limited new home opportunities exist at this beautiful Irving community. Parkside features an upscale amenities package including a series of lakes and pocket parks for hiking, biking and recreation. With more than fourmiles of wildflower-lined trails through greenbelts, along ponds and over waterways, the community is exactly where you’d expect to find beautiful Darling Homes opportunities. Find your new home in Irving today.

Windsong Ranch: This beautiful Prosper master-planned community offers two Darling Homes collections, both with limited opportunities remaining. It’s easy to see why Windsong Ranch is a popular destination for Dallas homebuyers. If you’re looking for a new home in Prosper, this community is hard to resist. Unparalleled amenities and more than 600 acres of natural and improved green space, Windsong Ranch puts a focus on lifestyle living. . There’s convenient access to DFW and Love Field Airports via the Tollway and Highway 121 and the area is served by highly regarded Prosper ISD schools.

Spicewood at Craig Ranch: If you love McKinney, another Money Magazine “Best Places to Live in America” city, then you’ll adore Spicewood at Craig Ranch, an intimate collection of homes that gives residents everything from winding creekside trails to state-of-the-art sport and fitness facilities, including baseball and soccer fields, an ice rink, a five-star TPC golf course, beach sand courts, and even a spa. With luxury home plans that demand less attention and award-winning community amenities, you’ll get the active lifestyle you desire without sacrificing the luxury and quality you deserve at Spicewood at Craig Ranch. But you have to hurry. Only the model remains!

Wherever you choose to live, it’s nice knowing there’s a Darling home community nearby. And with the current selection of showcase homes available for purchase, maybe you’ll find the home you’ve been dreaming of available for quick move-in!

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Organizing your Darling Homes Kitchen

With Darling Homes, your kitchen is built for efficiency from the start with a distinctively designed work triangle comprised of the fridge, sink and cooktop. This ensures everything is within reach from preparation, to cooking and cleaning.

This leading Texas homebuilder helps homeowners create a kitchen meant for everyday use by offering upgrades that help with organization, including silverware and knife drawers, trash pull-outs, wine glass and bottle storage and the choice to have pull-out drawers instead of shelves in bottom cabinets.  

After purchasing and personalizing your Darling Homes gourmet kitchen, it’s time to start filling your space with cooking gadgets, cookbooks, pots and pans.

While moving in, it’s important to consider which items are most useful in your everyday life, from pots and pans, to dishware and food storage containers. These heavily-used objects are best kept within the cabinets closest to the work triangle.

Use this method throughout the kitchen, with frequently used items close at hand and lesser used objects further away to help create a natural flow for cooking new recipes and cleaning up. For example, keep plates, cups, mugs, utensils and other everyday tableware near the stovetop, fridge and dishwasher.

For essentials, such as coffee, tea, sugar and flour, find chic countertop or pantry containers with easy-access lids to help cut down on prep time and provide stylish storage space.

For larger utensils, such as spatulas, whisks and more, a countertop storage unit or designated drawer can provide ample space and store various sizes of items conveniently. Shelf organizers, spice racks and knife blocks help keep different kitchen necessities separate but easy to access for food preparation.

Real Simple magazine lists other tips and tricks to adopt for kitchen organization, like dividing drawers, using trendy baskets for additional storage, and keeping your countertops clear by hanging paper lists and calendars on the wall.

After moving in to your Darling dream home, how will you organize your kitchen for culinary success?

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Personalizing your Darling Homes kitchen

Darling Homes in Dallas and Houston are built with quality, comfort and innovative design in mind. A signature feature of Darling Homes is the incredible workspace in the gourmet kitchens, set up to be the ideal space for cooking at home.

Starting with a distinctively designed work triangle, with the fridge, sink and cooktop set up so that everything is within reach from preparation, to cooking and cleaning.

This work triangle is the basis of every Darling Homes kitchen space. Kitchen designs also include islands and an abundant amount of cabinets and counter space for storage, cooking and living. Sizeable pantries, located near the essential work triangle, offer ample storage space for food and essential kitchen supplies.

When it comes to creating the perfect kitchen, Darling Homes starts with functionality and adds incredible products and finishes, from the faucets to the backsplashes and lighting that create timeless and sophisticated spaces.

Lee Crowder, Design Gallery and Model Home Branding Manager for Darling Homes, shared some insight into how the homebuilder chooses materials that make a kitchen simultaneously timeless and trendy. When it comes to the cabinets, counters and backsplash, Crowder noted there are a few color combinations that always work well together.

“Pairing a stained cabinet with a light granite and offsetting dark cabinets with lighter countertops and backsplashes always works well,” Crowder said. Stained cabinets and painted cabinets in white or grey tones are popular and create classic kitchen designs.

Quartz countertops are beautiful and easy to clean and pair well with a lot of cabinets and backsplashes, according to Crowder. Making the island a statement piece by changing up the color can be a great way to personalize your kitchen area.

“The kitchen is a place where you can diverge in design from the rest of the house by mixing up metals in things like light fixtures and faucets,” Crowder said.

For a backsplash, which can bring out personality in design, Crowder recommends tiles in large rectangular, herringbone or even patterned designs.

The kitchen is at the heart of every Darling home, open to living areas and transitional spaces. Finding the right design elements for your Darling Homes kitchen can make a big difference when personalizing your dream home.

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Take a Tour of Your Dream Home

There’s something special about stepping inside a Darling home and discovering all that it has to offer – from striking curb appeal, grand entrances, enchanting kitchens, living areas and private master suites.

When you’re on the lookout for your Dallas or Houston dream home, taking a tour and meeting with a salesperson is an important part of the process. Schedules get busy and Darling Homes offers a broad range of home designs and community choices, so you may want to narrow your search by virtually touring Darling Homes. Starting online can help select a few communities or home designs that best suit your needs before heading out to a community to get the complete Darling Homes experience.

Darling Homes has a variety of home designs crafted into stunning model homes and decorated to help show discerning homebuyers the full potential of a home design. By making an appointment in Dallas or Houston, shoppers can let the Darling Homes salesperson know about any special requirements, questions or interests before visiting the model homes.

Touring a model home in person is the best way to experience the full range and quality of a Darling home. From striking exteriors to gorgeous grand entrances, the homes unfold in front of you – providing privacy in areas such as bedrooms and studies while keeping the heart of the home open.

At the center of each Darling Homes design is an expansive, sophisticated and welcoming kitchen, connected to a living area and also featuring additional comfortable seating space or a breakfast area.

When you embark on a tour, you’ll be able to not only see the main living areas but every element of the home from the baseboards to gorgeous ceiling details, fireplaces, laundry areas, mudrooms and more. Walking through a model home allows shoppers to experience the Darling Homes difference firsthand and envision their future.

Darling Homes models are always welcome for walk-ins eager to see high-quality new homes in communities throughout the Dallas and Houston metro areas. The model homes’ are open for tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Finding your dream home is a journey, and it’s a trip that Darling Homes will take with you. Along every step of the way, employees provide support to ensure that every step of the homebuying process is a comfortable and exciting experience.

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Find Your Dream Home at Montgomery Farm

Darling Homes has established itself as a well-respected and high-quality homebuilder in Dallas and Houston over the past 30 years.

In Allen, a suburb northwest of Dallas, Darling Homes is preparing to offer homebuyers an abundance of new home opportunities in Montgomery Farm, an environmentally-conscious community spread over more than 500 acres near the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve.

The community of Montgomery Farm is well-established in Allen, with incredible access to shopping, businesses and recreation opportunities. Darling Homes is coming into new sections at Montgomery Farm with homesites ranging in size from 31’ to 90’.

At Montgomery Farm Angel Field East, Darling Homes will be offering its Villa and Founders Collections of home designs, situated next to Watters Creek outdoor mall. At Watters Creek, shopping and dining options abound, and the shopping center hosts events that are fun for all ages, including pet adoption events, Concerts by the Creek, Allen Arts Festival and more.

The Haven Collection, Keystone Collection and Regency Collection from Darling Homes will all be available to discerning shoppers at Montgomery Farm Estates, with model homes open to the public starting in late spring 2018. In Montgomery Farm, residents will find themselves nestled amongst gardens, outdoor spaces, and a unique collection of elements that keep the community in tune with its surroundings.

Featuring trails, ponds, and over 200 acres of greenway, Montgomery Farm puts an emphasis on open air spaces and connecting the community to nature. Cisterna, a sustainable art piece designed by Brad Goldberg, helps to form a singular landscape while simultaneously operating as a windmill that cleans runoff water and aerates ponds. At Montgomery Urban Tree Farm, native Texas trees are grown, helping to continue the cycle of sustainability while helping to conserve local plant life.

Montgomery Farm’s dedication to staying connected to its native natural areas creates a private haven without compromising on amenities and access to businesses, schools and entertainment venues. In 2017, personal finance magazine MONEY ranked Allen second on its list of ‘Best Places to Live in the U.S.’ based on factors including economic health, cost of living and public school performance.

At Montgomery Farm, Dallas homebuyers will have the incredible opportunity to choose from a broad selection of Darling Homes home designs in an exciting and well-established Allen community. To learn more about Montgomery Farm, request information or call 469-252-2255.

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How to Virtually Tour a Darling Home

There’s something special about seeing a Darling Homes model and exploring the layout and design details inside each home. For those looking to move to Dallas or Houston from out-of-state, or busy people who want to see certain home designs but need a quick way to tour, Darling Homes has a variety of ways to help shoppers get the touring experience from the comfort of home.

With photos and floor plans of models online, exploring home designs in the community of your choice is easy. Home photos show dining rooms, spacious living areas, gourmet kitchens, serene master suites and thoughtful transition spaces throughout the homes. With both photos and floor plans available for all home designs, viewing online is a great way for discerning homebuyers to begin looking for their dream home.

Darling Homes customers also have a unique opportunity to ‘walk through’ certain floor plans digitally, with Matterport technology. This 3-D imaging allows the user to click through the entire house, from room to room, viewing each detail. By clicking forward, and dragging the cursor around the screen, the Matterport model tours allow you to virtually ‘walk’ through every element of the home.

Several community model home designs, like the 5075 plan at The Tribute in Frisco, or the 7490 plan at Harvest Green in Richmond can be toured from floor to ceiling. These virtual tours capture the unique details of each Darling model home in a truly incredible way, giving complete control over 360° views of every design element throughout the houses. With this view, shoppers can get the best online idea of the layout by taking themselves from room to room and even upstairs, while being able to control the next steps and look all around to gain perspective on the home.

After exploring the photography, floor plans and available Matterport tours , shoppers have a few options to take the next virtual steps toward owning a Darling home. On both the Dallas and Houston main website pages, interested parties can request an appointment, join an interest list or find the contact information for the Internet Home Consultants, who are available to help answer questions on everything from home designs to pricing and availability.

Once you’ve selected your dream home, the Darling Homes digital experience continues through the personalization stage. You can virtually tour the Design Galleries in Dallas and Houston to prepare for your visit. In addition, Darling Homes gives its homebuyers access to the VEO Design Studio, where you can try out different materials to get an idea of price, product options and more before you even set foot in the Design Gallery.

From the first visit to our website to finalizing design choices, Darling Homes is there with you every step of the way.

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Experiencing the Darling Difference

When you walk into a Darling Homes model, it should already feel like home. Lee Crowder, Design Gallery and Model Home Branding Manager, discusses how every element of a Darling home is thoughtfully planned from the location to the design and sales experience to create a unique, positive experience for Dallas and Houston homebuyers.

“When you first walk into a Darling home, it really should feel like you’re coming to someone’s house. You should hear the music, smell the scent, it should feel special – like someone is welcoming you into their house,” Crowder said.

Highest Quality Locations

Long before construction begins, Darling Homes works to create the best possible experience for shoppers – starting with location. Whether you’re seeking a cozy neighborhood, a gated community or resort-style amenities, Darling has a something to fit your desires.

“Location is where people start their journey,” Crowder said. “It’s about amenities, school districts, the lifestyle that you want, and then finding the home plan that works for you.”

Innovating Designs

Darling’s homes designs appeal to a broad range of homebuyers and include many attributes not commonly found elsewhere. One thing that the homebuilder always provides its customers is a home filled with authentic architectural touches that you notice from the moment you enter the front door.

“Details are what it’s all about,” Crowder said.

Some of Darling Homes’ signature attributes come through in design details, such as thoughtfully planned transitions. These can take form in spacious entryways with arches that define different living areas, while providing a natural flow throughout the home.

Pairing varied ceiling heights, such as high ceilings in the living room with lower heights in dining areas, create an intimate volume that helps sound disperse through the home and creates a cozy atmosphere.

Another element that Crowder said stands out in the home designs is the placement of the study.

“In a lot of homes, the office space is right in the front when you walk in. In many of our larger products, we make sure to put the study in the back of the house so that it is private and truly is an extension of the workplace,” Crowder said.

Commitment to the Customer Experience

From homesite selection to interior personalization at the Design Gallery, Darling Homes is dedicated to giving customers an individualized and enjoyable experience.

“Hopefully, you feel and see something in yourself in the models,” Crowder said. “It should be a personalized experience, like something you would do with a friend or family.”

(Community) Sales Managers dedicate time to talk to shoppers to ensure they find the right home design for their lifestyle. From start to finish, the Darling team works together to provide a memorable journey for Texas homebuyers.

“I hope that when people walk through our models they’re inspired and excited,” Crowder said. “I hope it makes them feel at ease and excited about a future they didn’t know was within their grasp.”

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Work, Live and Play in a Darling Homes Neighborhood

When searching for a Darling dream home in Houston or Dallas, homebuyers are not only searching for a house that fits all their needs, but a location that meets their desires for entertainment and recreation.

With Darling Homes, Texas shoppers have a broad range of vibrant, connected communities to explore when choosing where to build or buy their home.

In the Dallas area, Darling Homes has several communities that provide residents with access to great restaurants, shopping, recreation and more. In Frisco, communities such as Edgestone at Legacy, Canals at Grand Park and Chapel Creek Bridge View are within easy reach of sports venues, museums and shopping centers.

Close proximity to the Dallas North Tollway gives residents an outlet for easy commutes to work or shopping centers like the Shops at Legacy or The Centre at Preston Ridge. The Frisco Discovery Center, Dr. Pepper Arena and Heritage Museum create fun activities to share with all of your loved ones. Sports fans will delight in Frisco’s variety of opportunities to catch a game, with Frisco Roughriders Baseball, Texas Legends Basketball, Dallas Stars Hockey and The Star in Frisco all nearby.

Around Houston, those seeking a community near a center of action may want to check out options in Cypress, including Alden Woods, two sections at Bridgeland with both 80’ and 55’ homesites, and Cypress Creek Lakes. Golf courses, the Houston Premium Outlets and the Boardwalk at Towne Lake provide incredible relaxation options close to home, while the location, adjacent to Highway 290, creates a quick commute to the Houston metro area.

This access to major roadways gives Darling Homes buyers in Cypress unparalleled access to activities in Houston, from the Houston Zoo to employment centers, parks and entertainment venues.

When looking for a home in Dallas or Houston, each Texas homebuyer has a unique wish list for their home. With a range of communities throughout both metro areas, Darling Homes assists shoppers in finding the home of their dreams in their ideal location.

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Home Collections Curated for the Darling Homebuyer

Darling Homes has spent the last 30 years carefully crafting and selecting the best home designs for homebuyers within communities throughout both the Dallas and Houston areas. Curated into collections of homes with varying design options, these series of homes are fastidiously arranged to help shoppers find the home of their dreams in the community that best fits their needs.

One such series of homes, the Founders Collection, is distinguished by strong, appealing design elements and desirable locations. Found in several communities in Dallas, including Phillips Creek Ranch Silvertail and the soon-to-be-open community of Stonegate, where new home designs will be unveiled.

Shoppers looking for a house that has plenty of room for entertaining will delight in the Founders Collection’s gourmet kitchens, formal and informal dining spaces, vaulted game rooms with Juliette balconies and options that include wet bars, media rooms and extended patios with outdoor fireplaces. The one and two story home designs in the Founders Collection range from approximately 2,100 to 3,500 square feet..

With a minimum of four bedrooms, homes in the Keystone Collection might be an ideal fit for shoppers looking to accommodate a large group under one roof while maintaining privacy and large living areas. Spread over approximately 2,400 to 4,400 square feet, homes in the Keystone Collection also have game rooms and media rooms for entertaining, extensive living areas to gather all of your loved ones, and gourmet kitchens with hearth rooms for everyday cooking and dining. Shoppers can find the Keystone Collection in many communities, including Bering Heights at Parkside in the Dallas area and Harvest Green in the Houston area.

Beginning with gorgeous exteriors inspired by English Tudor, French Country and Mediterranean styles, the Cornerstone Collection is truly exemplary of indoor and outdoor living by Darling Homes. With large covered patios, expansive backyards and floorplans including interior courtyards that seamlessly transition into open foyers and captivating great rooms, the Cornerstone Collection offers a comfortable and luxurious series of homes. With four- and five-bedroom options, homes in the Cornerstone Collection range from approximately 3,000 to 5,000 square feet and can be found in multiple Darling Homes communities such as Avalon at Riverstone and The Woodlands.

These three collections illustrate a range of the features and options that Darling Homes offers to buyers in Dallas and Houston. With high-quality craftsmanship, intimate volume and thoughtful transitions, each of the home designs is created to best fit the Darling homebuyer’s needs.

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