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Fall in Love with Fall All Over Again on a Darling Homes Patio

Fall in love with fall all over again! Whether it’s a relaxing evening with loved ones or a lavish get-together with close friends, our gorgeous patios and courtyards are the perfect location to celebrate any occasion.

Those who like being up before the sunrise can relax and enjoy the day as it begins with quiet mornings outside with a fresh pot of coffee or a delicious homemade latte. Include plush chairs and couches and a place to hold a few warm blankets during the chilly months and make the most of mornings at home!

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Planning a brunch with friends? Bring it outdoors in your new Darling Homes patio home at Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, Texas.

  • Plan a delicious menu featuring egg dishes, fresh fruit platters and a freshly squeezed carafe of orange juice. Serve your brunch on your Darling Homes patio for an idyllic setting guests will adore.
  • When decorating your patio this fall embrace the beauty of season with a selection of rich browns, neutrals and dynamic reds for a relaxing, Autumn ambience.
  • When morning temperatures cool, light a fire in your Darling Homes outdoor fireplace and cuddle up under a blanket for added warmth.

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With spacious courtyards featuring outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and more, our luxurious patios are a great space to host afternoon activities and celebrations.

  • Birthday parties are a great way to get the kids outside playing and, with an expansive patio, why not host celebrations outdoors? Here, you can serve delicious drinks and appetizers for parents, lunch for the children and play games and organize activities for the kids to enjoy.
  • There is no better place to host a barbeque than at your Darling Homes outdoor kitchen. You’ll prepare the entire meal with ease with your built-in barbeque and range, refrigerator, sink and plenty of counterspace. Put together a delicious menu and invite the neighbors for an afternoon of fun!

For an early evening soiree, open your favorite bottle of wine, light a fire and entertain a few, close friends surrounded by gorgeous views of the lush Houston landscape. An evening like this is a perfect way to kick-off weekends at home.

After a dinner in the city, continue the celebration at home on your stunning patio. Our outdoor patios are ideal for enjoying an evening with close friends and loved ones to relish each moment of the holiday season.

Like what you see? Experience backyard luxury with Darling Homes and discover modern architectural design elements and classic comfort both inside and out. Visit www.darlinghomes.com today.

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Luxury Patio Home Living Now Available with Darling Homes at Sienna Plantation

Looking for the ideal Houston-area home that offers luxury living with every square foot?

Darling Homes’ Patio Home Collection, now available at Rosewood at The Village of Sawmill Lake at Sienna Plantation, offers upscale luxury living with seven one-story home designs and one two-story home design.

The eight patio home floor plans range in size from approximately 2,288 to 3,000 square feet, each with three bedrooms, desirable open-concept designs and uniquely crafted architectural features for which Darling Homes is renown.

Gorgeous gourmet kitchens are just the beginning with Darling Homes’ signature Patio Home Collection.

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Open floor plans create beautiful living spaces with charming breakfast nooks and gorgeous formal dining rooms ideal for celebrating holidays and special occasions at home.

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Secluded master suites allow for lavish living with master baths that include dual vanities and spacious walk-in closets with private access to the laundry room.

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Elegantly designed family rooms with gorgeous fireplaces become the backdrop for quiet evenings at home and offer plenty of room for family fun.

Large patios with optional outdoor fireplaces and expansive backyards provide the perfect setting to enjoy the natural beauty of each, new season.

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Options include wine storage rooms, powder baths, three-car garages and attic storage rooms.

Darling Homes’ new Patio Home Collection at Sienna Plantation is ideal for those who seek single-level luxury living in the vibrant community with unparalleled amenities.

Residents enjoy access to eight full-size tennis courts with lessons, tournaments and mixers and a state-of-the-art fitness and recreation center with aerobic classes, weight-training, a lap pool and diving well.

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The Sienna Plantation Golf Club offers golf at its finest with lessons at the Golf Academy, tournaments and a traditional clubhouse that’s ideal setting for get-togethers with friends, fine dining near home and hosting a private party.

Recreation and activities for children include team sports at Camp Sienna, a 160-acre sports park that includes baseball and soccer fields, volleyball and basketball courts, and organized sports leagues that children and teens can enjoy throughout the year.

Sienna Plantation’s resort-style waterparks offer recreation for the young and the young at heart.

Enjoying the outdoors is easy at Sienna Plantation, where 100 acres of parks and trails, lakes and waterways offer the perfect playground for residents of all ages, with places to walk, run, bike and fish.

Sienna Plantation is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Houston, the Galleria, Texas Medical Center and Houston Hobby Airport.

Be among the first to receive invitations and updates about Darling Homes Patio Homes at Sienna Plantation. Sign up for special community updates and information today.

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Live in One of Money Magazines Best Places to Live

Looking for your dream luxury home in a gorgeous Dallas community? Ranked #8 in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live,” Coppell, Texas is home to two Darling Home communities offering charming villa-style homes surrounded by rich landscapes and city amenities that continue to grow and revive each day.

Coppell has proudly made a name for itself due to its unique blend of city-life luxuries and desirable Southern hospitality lifestyle.

According to Money Magazine, community events and festivities- including ice cream socials, outdoor concerts and block parties- fuel the small-town pride.

The renovated downtown area brought “much-needed walkability” offering local restaurants and residences surrounding the community with braided freeways throughout to provide easy access to all parts of Coppell including the DFW International Airport, Dallas and Fort Worth.

With a bustling town square complete with a pavilion, playground and splash pad, homebuyers can look forward to an active Dallas community particularly during the Saturday farmer’s market.

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Although the community has grown, Darling Homes maintains a unique presence by providing a quality lifestyle in the close-knit neighborhood of Main Street dressed in classic architecture that sets itself apart from anything else in Coppell.

Designed for those who enjoy an intimate community lifestyle, Main Street Coppell and the American Classic collection offer uniquely designed homes reflecting early century architecture that is displayed throughout the city’s framework.

Both collections offer villa-style homes featuring stunning entryways, gorgeous gourmet kitchens with charming breakfast nooks, beautiful open family rooms, spacious master bedrooms, and oversized porches as well as tree-lined streetscapes.

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With Main Street Coppell (ranging from approximately 2,300 to 2,600 square feet) and the American Classic collection (ranging from approximately 2,400 to 3,200 square feet), both offer a one-of-a-kind living experience catering to those who enjoy the outdoors and desire a strong sense of community.

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For more information on Main Street, please visit www.darlinghomes.com.

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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.

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Its Football Season Host a Watch Party

There’s nothing like football season in the south and even when you’re not rooting for your favorite team in the stands, you can create your own game day atmosphere at home. Here’s a game plan to ensure your watch party is a winner:

Draft your guests. Decide who to invite and make your invitation as laid back or flashy as you want your watch party to be. You can send a text, email a digital invite or send an official invitation.

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Pick your lucky spot. Be it a media room or living room, make sure you tune into the game where there’s space for everyone to get comfortable and room to cheer. The open floor plans in our new homes in Bridgeland and Woodforest have prime layouts for watch parties.

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Create a game day atmosphere. You might not be at the stadium, but you can still create the atmosphere of a home game. Hang team décor and turn your kitchen counter into a tailgate spread worthy of a Southern Living feature.

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Cook up tailgating treats. Make sure to have plenty of food and drinks to sip and snack on, especially at halftime! Whip up your specialty game day food and ask your guests to bring their favorite dish to share.

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Get Loud! Whether your team wins or loses, have fun and enjoy all of your hard work with your friends and family… there’s always next week!

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Canals in North Dallas

If you’re looking for a community that will turn the heads of family and friends, Darling Homes has the perfect destination for you. Canals at Grand Park debuted this month with a unique concept sure to make an impression.
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With two amenity centers, urban living, open spaces, tree-lined streets, greenbelts, trails and a beautiful canal greeting you as you enter the community, Canals at Grand Park is unlike anything Frisco has seen before.
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Leading the way is a new collection of Darling Homes never before seen in Dallas. Homebuyers can expect to see both the 40- and 55-foot home sites with the 40s series offering 2,600 to 2,800 feet of living space. Adding to the allure of the community will be the level of architectural authenticity that Darling will create.
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Canals at Grand Park is part of a new 152-acre master-planned, mixed-use community that will feature 2,000 homes. The community will include a variety of apartments, houses, townhomes and senior living.
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Local residents will have no trouble finding areas to enjoy outdoor activities, with the community built around landscaped parks and waterways. Shopping, dining and local entertainment are all within a short distance as well.
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Canals at Grand Park is located just off Legacy Drive and Cotton Gin Road and allows for easy access to the Dallas North Tollway and multiple highways.
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To sign up to receive regular updates about the upcoming Darling Homes in Canals at Grand Park please email Melissa Ruggles at [email protected].

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Live in One of Money Magazines Best Places to Live

Looking for your dream luxury home in a gorgeous Dallas community? Ranked #8 in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live,” Coppell, Texas is home to two Darling Home communities offering charming villa-style homes surrounded by rich landscapes and city amenities that continue to grow and revive each day.

Coppell has proudly made a name for itself due to its unique blend of city-life luxuries and desirable Southern hospitality lifestyle.

According to Money Magazine, community events and festivities- including ice cream socials, outdoor concerts and block parties- fuel the small-town pride.

The renovated downtown area brought “much-needed walkability” offering local restaurants and residences surrounding the community with braided freeways throughout to provide easy access to all parts of Coppell including the DFW International Airport, Dallas and Fort Worth.

With a bustling town square complete with a pavilion, playground and splash pad, homebuyers can look forward to an active Dallas community particularly during the Saturday farmer’s market.

Farmers Market

Although the community has grown, Darling Homes maintains a unique presence by providing a quality lifestyle in the close-knit neighborhood of Main Street dressed in classic architecture that sets itself apart from anything else in Coppell.

Designed for those who enjoy an intimate community lifestyle, Main Street Coppell and the American Classic collection offer uniquely designed homes reflecting early century architecture that is displayed throughout the city’s framework.

Both collections offer villa-style homes featuring stunning entryways, gorgeous gourmet kitchens with charming breakfast nooks, beautiful open family rooms, spacious master bedrooms, and oversized porches as well as tree-lined streetscapes.

Living Room

With Main Street Coppell (ranging from approximately 2,300 to 2,600 square feet) and the American Classic collection (ranging from approximately 2,400 to 3,200 square feet), both offer a one-of-a-kind living experience catering to those who enjoy the outdoors and desire a strong sense of community.

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For more information on Main Street, please visit www.darlinghomes.com.

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Host a Labor Day Soiree

This Labor Day, throw a backyard bash filled with food and fun for all – because a day off is always a reason to celebrate! Here are some tips:

Select Your Venue: Host your get together at home or change up the scenery and pick another place to party. Many of Houston’s top communities including Bridgeland, Cross Creek Ranch, Cypress Creek Lakes and more feature beautiful outdoor spaces, clubhouses and pools where you can host your soirée.

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Gather Your Guests: Labor Day is a busy weekend for everyone, so give your guests plenty of notice prior to the party. If you’re keeping it small with just a few close friends, give everyone a call to let them know your plans. For a bigger bash, go big and mail invitations.

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Choose Your Menu: The Food Network has plenty of mouth-watering recipes to include in your Labor Day spread. From personal grilled pizzas and American-style potato salad to flank steak with balsamic barbecue sauce and Dijon chicken wings, your guests will leave craving more!

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Determine Your Décor: Decide if you want to give your party a theme or keep it a casual get together. You can go all out with a patriotic theme or take Martha Stewart’s advice on decorating for a Labor Day bash and incorporate seersucker napkins and dip-dyed bamboo place mats.

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Kids in School

School is here, but don’t let that stop you! Here are some fun activities in and around the Houston area so you and your family can soak up the last rays of summer.

Museums. Houston has plenty of museums to explore, making for a fun, educational day on the town with the kids. From hands-on experiences at The Health Museum and the Children’s Museum of Houston, to the Art Car Museum and others that unleash your creative side, there’s something for everyone!

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Discovery Green. Have an outdoor adventure in the middle of downtown Houston. Enjoy kayaking and stand up paddle boarding on Kinder Lake or take a stroll on the McNair Jogging Trail.

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Moody Gardens. Experience the rainforest, explore the ocean’s depths, challenge your agility on a ropes course and zip line at Moody Gardens. Visit for the day or stay at the Moody Gardens Hotel and enjoy a weekend with the family. Even better? It’s just 45 minutes from Sienna Plantation and Riverstone, perfect for a last-minute getaway!

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Two New School Coming to The Groves

Families in The Groves will soon be able to attend two new on-site schools – a sparkling new elementary school and a middle school built with the latest high-tech learning tools.

Humble Independent School District has purchased 45 acres in the northeast Houston master-planned community for the two new campuses. The elementary school is scheduled to open in August 2017; and the middle school to open in August 2018.

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The Groves features miles of winding trails, parks and natural reserves as well as a resort-style pool, fish camp and playgrounds.

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Learn more about The Groves where Darling Homes offers luxurious one and two-story floor plans from the low $300’s. Find out more today!