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5 Tips for Outdoor Entertaining This Spring with Darling Homes Houston

Planning a patio party or backyard soiree? Get our five top tips for outdoor entertaining this spring with Darling Homes Houston.

Set the Tone for Warm Weather Living

First impressions matter, so set the tone for warm weather living from the very beginning.

Whether it’s an open-air courtyard or traditional front porch, create the right ambiance with a well-manicured landscape, potted plants of various sizes or a freshly seeded garden to achieve a naturally beautiful space that’s an expression of the season.

Choose from an assortment of spring’s signature flowers, like pansies, peonies, yellow trilliums, lilacs, tulips and hydrangeas for a bright and bold look that bursts with color.

For a clean, blissful palette, we recommend spring greens and white blooms, such as lilies, petunias, daisies, daffodils and magnolias coupled with fresh-cut grass, miniature palm trees or agave plants.

At Riverstone in Sugar Land, Darling Homes’ Luxury Patio home boasts an extended loggia entryway that opens to an expansive courtyard. Complete with vibrant greenery, detailed brick and stone arches and a wonderful lounge area, the Mediterranean-inspired home design is an ideal spring sanctuary guests will marvel over from the moment they step inside.

Create a Space That’s Multifunctional

Make the transition from indoor entertaining to the outdoors effortless by creating a space that’s multifunctional.

Whether you’re hosting an afternoon barbecue or evening drinks and h’orderves, having a place for guests to gather, relax, play and mingle is a must-have when entertaining.

Station a fully-equipped kitchen with a barbecue, counter space and storage under a canopy or veranda. This provides you with designated room for meal prep and cooking while still being a part of the fun that’s taking place outside.

Accommodate friends and loved ones with plenty of seating near a fireplace or fire pit, which will encourage guests to unwind and linger awhile longer.

At Grand Central Park in Conroe, Darling Homes’ model home is encompassed by heavily wooded landscapes and rich, natural surroundings that turn this patio into a dreamy getaway. Not only will you enjoy a picturesque backdrop, but also a sense of privacy. It’s the perfect atmosphere for yard games, laid-back get-togethers and elegant parties.

Add a Pop of Color

Bring your patio to life with a pop of color by choosing a theme that’s all your own.

Those who enjoy bold, vivid hues for an energetic feel can incorporate throw pillows and furnishings of spring’s go-to shades, such as sunshine yellow, apple green, turquoise and tomato red.

Powder blue, pastel pink and dusted yellow creates an enchanting combination for those seeking a more sophisticated atmosphere.

For the final touch, add a fresh flower bouquet or floating peonies and gardenias set atop a side table or as a centerpiece to bring texture and depth for a visually appealing display.

Captivate Guests with Great Lighting

For cool, breezy evenings, captivate guests with great lighting.

A glowing fireplace and flameless candles will give your outdoors a European-inspired feel perfect for intimate entertaining with close friends and loved ones.

Those hosting a soiree with many to please can’t go wrong with bold outdoor wall decor and stringed lights draped around columns or above a gazebo.

Darling Homes’ award-winning, outdoor living space at The Woodlands, Coronet Ridge is ideal for year-round enjoyment, complete with dramatic arches, fabulous seating and a covered pavilion for additional shade and privacy.

The impressive structure is as an architectural focal point of the home, blending an alluring color palette with unique brick textures. Pair that with great lighting and bold colors and you’ve created the ultimate location for a seasonal gathering.

Don’t Forget to Enjoy Yourself!

Once you’ve created the perfect spring oasis, don’t forget to relax and enjoy yourself.

Organize appetizers and main course dishes for buffet-style dining and assemble a mobile drink station or bar cart, which will not only alleviate you from the task of serving, but will ensure guests feel comfortable helping themselves to food and drinks.

Finally, press play on your favorite music and enjoy! 

At Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear, Darling Homes created an outdoor oasis that’s designed to feel resort style. With a sweeping wall of glass doors set behind a series of stucco columns, this expansive courtyard truly brings the indoors out.

Clean architectural lines and modern details bring a sense of refinement, while the glowing fireplace, designated sitting areas and conversational corners reflect a welcoming and relaxed environment.

One step into this private escape and you’ll feel like you’ve entered into your own staycation paradise.

Like what you see? Visit www.darlinghomes.com to see more outdoor living areas, ideal for spring entertaining!

Community

Luxury Meets Prairie-Style Living with Darling Homes at Elyson

Tucked away among sparkling lakes, grassy meadows and beautifully manicured, tree-lined boulevards, discover a lifestyle where luxury meets prairie-style living with Darling Homes at Elyson in Katy.

Built with a seamless blend of refined architecture and elegant outdoor living in mind, Darling Homes offers its most prominent collection of 70-foot home designs that beautifully complement the community’s vision of peaceful living and outdoor adventure.

Where Natural Beauty and Modern Luxuries Meet

The 3,600-acre community is thoughtfully designed around charming, frontier-inspired living due to its idyllic surroundings of Katy Prairie wildflower fields.

To enhance the beauty of its landscapes and connect residents with the outdoors, Elyson has planned an impressive array of modern amenities that harmonize with its natural environment.

Explore the miles of hike-and-bike trails that intertwine throughout the community, connecting homes to pocket parks, playscapes, water features and scenic views of lush green space.

Those looking to mix and mingle with neighbors will enjoy the full calendar of exciting community events offered year-round, from popcorn and movie nights hosted on the event lawn to meet-and-greets with Santa Claus during the holidays.

You’ll have access to Elyson’s social hub, Rorick House, which offers a full-service cafe that features gourmet dishes, smoothies, coffee drinks and more. Rorick House also provides a state-of-the-art fitness center, game room and resort-style pool.

Explore Elevated Living

With just 20 Darling Homes homesites and limited lakeside properties available, now’s the perfect time to explore the elevated lifestyle that awaits.

Timeless exteriors, authentic architectural details and superior finishes are a few distinct elements that make a Darling Homes design unique. The homebuilder offers unfolding floor plans and dramatically open interiors, ideal for both entertaining guests or to simply unwind. Homes also feature expansive family rooms that connect to the gourmet kitchens and breakfast nooks, luxurious master suites, private guest suites and exquisite patios with custom fireplaces and outdoor kitchens.

Ranging from approximately 3,000 square feet to 4,000 square feet, homes offer personalized design opportunities to ensure each homebuyer experiences their one-of-a-kind dream home. Homes at Elyson are priced from the $440,000s.

Live Near the Center of it All

Elyson is located along the Grand Parkway between I-10 and US 290, providing convenient access from Sugar Land to The Woodlands, as well as an easy commute to the Energy Corridor, Exxon Mobil Campus and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Residents are also just a short distance from excellent shopping, dining, entertainment and highly-acclaimed schools within Katy ISD.

Ready to make the Darling Homes move? Explore our new homes at Elyson in Katy today!

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Dallas Model Homes
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Take a Spring Break & Tour Our New Dallas Models

Plus, Take Advantage of our Special Closing Costs Offer!*

Spring into a refreshing model tour of Darling Homes’ new Dallas communities and experience the Darling Difference for yourself. From distinctive home designs to unique architectural details, our homes are the perfect blend of superior craftsmanship and luxurious livability within some of the area’s most desirable communities.

Right now you can receive up to 1.25% of total purchase price in closing costs on any Dallas-area Darling home. What better way to get a fresh start in a gorgeous new home.

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Tour our New Models in these Communities

 

Auburn Hills Willowcreek Hills Willowcreek in McKinney

Now Open
From the upper $300s
2,386+ SF | 3 – 5 BR | 2 – 5 BA | 1 – 2 Stories

Explore all three beautiful model homes in this private gated section of Auburn Hills. Future plans for Willowcreek include a private amenity center, nature trails, and a picturesque pond. New homes range from 2,300 to 4,500 square feet featuring some of our best-selling collections of home designs for 55′, 60′ and 70′ home sites.  LEARN MORE

Chapel Creek Bridge ViewChapel Creek Bridge View in Frisco

Pre-Selling
From the mid $700s
3,964+ SF | 4 – 5 BR
4 BA/2 Half – 5 BA/2 Half | 2 Stories

Later this Spring, tour this tailored North Texas neighborhood featuring home sites with creek views, European-style parks and homes inspired by Old World architecture. Home designs include features such as media rooms, courtyards, casitas and outdoor living areas. Look forward to customizing your home with a plethora of design options.   LEARN MORE

Phillips Creek Ranch SilvertailPhillips Creek Ranch Silvertail in Frisco

Now Selling
From the mid $400s
2,062+ SF | 3 – 5 BR | 2 – 4.5 BA | 1 – 2 Stories

Tour the lovely model home at the new Silvertail section of Phillips Creek Ranch, a 1,950-acre master-planned community. The community features a nature trail system along over 100 acres of creeks, lakes, parks and green spaces. Enjoy inspiring views of Lake Lewisville.  LEARN MORE

Tullamore Meadows & SomersetThe Tribute – Tullamore Meadows & Somerset in The Colony

Newly Opened
More Info Coming Soon

Two stunning models are ready to tour in this new neighborhood of The Tribute. The community, located on the Lake Lewisville peninsula, features world-class amenities, more than 600 acres of natural park, and the award-winning Old American Golf Club and Tribute Golf Links. Choose from Mediterranean, Tudor and French home designs.  LEARN MORE

Contact Us

For more information about our Dallas communities, please contact our internet home consultant Melissa Ruggles.

Call 469.252.2255  |  Email mruggles@darlinghomes.com

*Limited Time Paid Closing Costs offer is only valid for qualified buyers utilizing Seller’s affiliate, Taylor Morrison Home Funding, LLC NMLS #149227, TX: # 149227 (“Approved Lender”). For eligibility, buyer must further satisfy all milestone terms and conditions relating to financing with Approved Lender set forth in the Purchase Agreement (including, but not limited to the timeframes outlined). Seller’s decisions regarding eligibility are final. 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. Offer begins on new home contracts entered on or after January 1, 2017 and no later than March 31, 2017 (“Promotion Period”) and is valid on Darling Homes Dallas-Area Communities To-be-built and inventory homes only. Not valid outside of the Promotion Period. Additional restrictions apply. Buyer is not required to finance through Approved Lender to purchase a home; however, buyer must use Approved Lender to receive the above-described Paid Closing Cost incentive. In the event Buyer applies for financing with any lender other than the Approved Lender, or Buyer selects a company other than the Title Company selected by Seller, Seller shall not be obligated to pay any portion of Buyer’s closing costs notwithstanding that such financing is provided by the Approved Lender or that title insurance or closing services are provided by the Title Company selected by Seller. 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/finance-with-darling/our-finance-partners. Offer void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. All incentives, pricing, availability and plans subject to change or delay without notice. Incentive must be applied to closing costs and cannot be used toward options or price of home. Not 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.
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Community

Live Lakeside with Darling Homes DFW at The Tribute

Along the shores of Lake Lewisville, spanning more than 1,600 acres, discover a North Texas community that’s grown to be the premier golf and resort development in The Colony.

This spring you’ll have the opportunity to live lakeside with Darling Homes DFW at The Tribute.

The master-planned community brings one-of-a-kind lakefront living to a new level in a premier location with world-class amenities and Darling Homes’ eclectic mix of home styles.

Experience Lakeside Living

Located on a secluded Lake Lewisville peninsula, The Tribute provides a modern, resort-style living experience while also cultivating a relaxing and peaceful ambiance with the community’s natural features and lush landscapes.

Boasting panoramic views of extensive green space, world-class amenities and exciting outdoor activities, the well-established development provides residents of all ages something they’re sure to enjoy.

Adults and children alike will be delighted by the resort-style pool and spray park complete with lounge chairs for relaxing and sunbathing. Those seeking adventure and outdoor fun can explore the neighborhood’s scenic hike-and-bike trails, playgrounds, pocket parks and beautifully landscaped canals. Lakeside activities are endless when it comes to The Tribute as the community offers access to an array of outdoor recreation, including kayaking, fishing, boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing.

Love to golf? You’ll have access to 36 holes of golf at the award-winning Old American Golf Club and The Tribute Golf Club. These courses are rich with history and offer incredible course cohesiveness for both experienced and casual golfers.

French, Tudor and Mediterranean-style Homes Await

This spring, Darling Homes will unveil new homes within two villages at The Tribute, including 81 home opportunities in Somerset and 52 in Tullamore Meadows. Homes in Somerset will be The Tribute’s first alley-served product.

The homebuilder will offer its traditional, single-family collection in both neighborhoods which features a refined mix of French, Tudor and Mediterranean-style homes, bringing a distinct look and feel to the community streetscapes.

Exuding elegance and grace, these home designs offer generous, open-concept floor plans that seamlessly flow room to room, large family rooms with high ceilings, gourmet kitchens with expansive islands and hearth rooms, relaxing master suites and beautiful covered patios. Homes range from approximately 1,900 square feet to 4,000 square feet with a series of flexible floor plan options, ideal for young professionals, growing households and retirees.

Discover One of the “Safest Cities in Texas”

Ideally situated in The Colony, ranked as one of the “Safest Cities in Texas” by Safewise, The Tribute provides a smooth commute to popular businesses, employment centers, DFW Airport and fantastic shopping, dining and entertainment. All this is easily accessible due to its prime location near the Dallas North Tollway and State Hwy 121.

Additionally, children will have the opportunity to attend excellent schools within Little Elm ISD, which includes the prestigious, on-site Prestwick STEM Academy.

Like what you see? Visit Darling Homes at The Tribute this spring and discover what exceptional, lakeside living is like!

For more information about Darling Homes, LIKE the Darling Homes DFW Facebook page and visit www.darlinghomes.com.

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A New Experience Awaits at Darling Homes

We would like to personally invite you to experience The Darling Difference – an intimate glimpse into all of the tangible and intangible things that make us truly different. Tour a model and learn how we thoughtfully plan and design many unique Darling attributes into our communities and the homes we build, and get to know some of the people who deliver on the Darling Homes legacy every day. When you understand the passion and extreme level of detail that goes into our homes, you’ll understand how we’re changing the way our homebuyers live.

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