Community

Find a Home for the Holidays with Darling Homes DFW

Is a new home on your wishlist? Find a home for the holidays with Darling Homes DFW!

Whether you’re searching for a charming, villa-style home, traditional, single-family retreat or an expansive, luxury estate, Darling Homes offers a collection of move-in ready homes, making it possible for you to experience life in your dream home sooner than you imagined.

Live, Work and Play at Craig Ranch

Located in the heart of the Best Place to Live in America according to Money Magazine, McKinney’s Craig Ranch caters to those who thrive on dynamic living.

Whether a young professional or empty nester, Darling Homes’ charming, villa-style residences are a perfect fit. These two-story designs are built with a low-maintenance lifestyle in mind so you can truly enjoy community amenities and activities. It’s the ideal blend of a live, work, play lifestyle.

Homes range from approximately 2,100 square feet to 2,600 square feet and feature open-concept floor plans, spacious kitchens, large master bedrooms and covered patios.

In addition to stylish, European retreats, you’ll find 400 acres of open green spaces, running and biking trails that lead to the TPC Craig Ranch golf course, baseball fields, soccer fields, an ice rink, sand volleyball courts, plus access to Cooper Fitness Center and Spa and more.

At Craig Ranch, you’re choosing a community that puts life first, where activity is the center of everyday life and adventure is just steps from your front door.

Own a Piece of Texas History at Fairway Ranch

Immerse yourself in Texas history in one of Roanoke’s largest and most elegant new home communities, Fairway Ranch. The neighborhood is located on a historic ranch that’s dedicated to preserving its history and rich natural beauty. The community overlooks acres of pecan forests, greenery and river bottoms.

Darling Homes’ traditional, single-family homes range from approximately 2,600 square feet to 3,300 square feet with up to four bedrooms, large, gourmet kitchens, formal dining areas, family rooms with corner fireplaces, game rooms, quiet studies and extended covered patios. Recently, the homebuilder unveiled a brand new floor plan to the collection, a stunning single-story home that offers highly sought-after features.

Those seeking a new home for the holidays will adore the community’s beautiful blend of charm, luxury and convenience. Community traditions, seasonal festivities and annual events fuel the city’s small-town pride. Stroll through Downtown Roanoke’s charming main street and experience the true meaning of community complete with festive décor, twinkling lights and seasonal charm for the holidays.

Discover a New Style of Living at Fairways at Gentle Creek

Nestled in acres of rolling countryside and rich landscapes bordered by a private golf course lies Darling Homes’ distinctive, elegant retreats at Fairways at Gentle Creek in Prosper.

Boasting flexible home designs, custom options and exquisite finishes, Darling Homes’ 82-foot homesites feature floor plans with up to 4,300 square feet of open-concept living. Homes cater to today’s trendy lifestyle with a large, open dining and entertainment area with plenty of outdoor living space. The gourmet kitchen features an extended center island for meal prepping and mingling with guests, and a spacious family room and dining nook, creating the perfect setting for friends and family to come together during the holidays.

Additional home offerings include up to five bedrooms, five baths, relaxing master suites with access to the utility room and stunning covered patios and porches.

Darling Homes offers convenient access to Gentle Creek’s golf course, as well as other excellent amenities including interior pocket parks, a community clubhouse, lap pool, playground and picturesque fountain.

For those seeking adventure in a peaceful setting, Darling Homes at Fairways at Gentle Creek may have just what you’re looking for.

Ready to make the Darling Homes move? The Texas homebuilder offers a diverse collection of move-in ready homes available in several, sought-after locations throughout Dallas and Fort Worth, including beautiful designs in Irving, Frisco, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Celina, The Colony and more.

For more information about move-in ready homes, contact our Internet Home Consultant Melissa at (469) 252-2255 or visit www.darlinghomes.com.

Home Decor

Dress Your Home for the Holidays with Darling Homes DFW

Fall is in the air and it’s the perfect time to dress your home for the holidays with Darling Homes DFW.

Make a statement with a front porch that’s sure to impress guests with these sensational seasonal decorating tips.

A Wreath’s Warm Welcome

Create a warm and inviting atmosphere as soon as guests arrive at your front door with a homemade wreath that is tailored to your unique style.

From burgundy to rustic tan, golden yellow to rich, chocolate brown, enhance your wreath with the colors of the season using leaves, fresh hydrangeas, berry branches and pinecones woven together with a seasonal burlap ribbon or twine.

At the wreath’s center, place a monogram door hanger or a weathered wooden sign that’s painted with your favorite fall saying such as “Welcome”, “Fall”, or “Thankful”. This simple touch will complete the look.

A Picturesque Pumpkin Display

Celebrate autumn’s splendor with a picturesque pumpkin display.

Those who enjoy the beauty of tradition will be delighted by a stylish ensemble that uses gourds, mums and pumpkins of various sizes. Create a gorgeous arrangement by artfully stacking them in barrels or positioning them on a tiered, wooden stand.

Achieve a cottage-inspired look by incorporating bundles of hay, cornstalks and oversized lanterns for a fall scene that’s timeless and charming.

Finally, fill the empty spaces with fresh plants for a sleek and simple design to savor all season long.

An Elegant Embellishment for Fabulous Fall Decor

Love a neutral color scheme that’s graceful and elegant? Although the season boasts a rich color palette of burnt oranges, rustic reds, golden yellows and chocolate browns, make your home something to be admired that’s modern and simple, focusing on neutrals and natural decor.

Using creams and pastel colors, paint your pumpkins and assemble them next to gourds, hay and pinecones in a planter or an oversized basket. For those wanting to add a little sparkle, dust select pumpkins in silver and gold glitter.

An Enchanting Fall Glow

Here’s your chance to complete the inviting entry that guests, neighbors and passers-by can’t help but notice.

A few favorites when creating a cozy, fall look are cafe lights that frame your front door, LED lights in pumpkins or lanterns to create a flickering effect or string lights woven with garland between railings or around columns.

Bring the magic of fall to life in your new home!

Built in premier locations throughout Dallas and Fort Worth, Darling Homes offers luxurious homes that are move-in ready. Styles include one-, two-, and three-story designs, charming, villa-style retreats, elegant patio homes and thoughtfully crafted luxury homes with prices from the mid $300s to more than $1 million.

For more information about Darling Homes, contact our Internet Home Consultant Melissa at (469) 252-2255 or visit www.darlinghomes.com. Follow us on Pinterest for more fall decorating ideas.

Community

Darling Homes’ Guide to Fall Fun in Dallas

Fill your fall season with the best holiday happenings with Darling Homes’ Guide to Fall Fun in Dallas.

The team at Darling Homes has put together eight must-see festivals, events and activities that friends, neighbors and loved ones of all ages are sure to enjoy.

Get out to the State Fair of Texas!

Are you an avid fairgoer? Whether you love the food, family fun or live entertainment, the State Fair of Texas provides something for everyone.

Boasting more than 100 live performances, including 15 headlining acts and 75 bands and musicians, the State Fair of Texas offers a series of performances and musical genres that appeal to all ages. In addition, the fair provides thrilling entertainment and shows, including the Lone Star Stampede, the Lords of Gravity Basketball Slam Dunk show, Wild West Pet Palooza, light shows, acrobatics, pig races and more.

While you’re there, indulge in classic Texas staples like Fletcher’s State Fair Corny Dog, the Barnyard Burger, Crunchy Fried Oinkers and Dallas’ Fried Bacon-Tilla. Craving something sweet? Try the state fair’s Chocolate Tease Wine Cooler.

It’s all a part of the fun at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, open now through October 23. Visit http://bigtex.com/ for admission prices and more information.

Take a Ride on the Pumpkin Patch Express

Jump on The Texas State Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch Express every Saturday and Sunday during October. The train departs at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and is perfect for kids ages 2 through 12.

Children are encouraged to wear their costumes as they peruse the railroad station’s pumpkin patch, visit the Trick or Treat Street and enjoy hayrides, games, music and more!

For ticket prices, visit https://www.texasstaterr.com/ride/pumpkin-patch-express/.

Discover Halloween Nights at Dallas Zoo

Experience family fun and spooky excitement during Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo, beginning Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, October 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Children and their families are invited to dress up in Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat throughout the zoo and catch special events and activities, including pirate-themed animal shows, interactive magic shows, a haunted carousel, mini-train rides, face painting, mystery games, bounce houses and much more.

Don’t miss it! Visit http://www.dallaszoo.com/event/halloween-nights-13/ for admission prices and more information.

Find Your Perfect Pumpkin at Tucker Hill’s Pumpkinville

Mark your calendars from Monday, October 17 through Monday, October 31. Dallas-area residents are invited to experience festive, fall fun during the annual Tucker Hill Pumpkinville event in McKinney.

Known as “Your Patch-to-Porch Destination,” visitors can enjoy tractor-pulled hayrides, perusing the patch for the perfect pumpkin, visiting the petting zoo, participating in the Pumpkinville costume contest and much more. This free, family-friendly event offers fun for all ages.

Times may vary, so visit http://www.tuckerhilltx.com/news/pumpkinville-2016—open-oct-17-31 for more information.

Trick-or-Treat at Frisco Fire Safety Town

The Frisco Fire Department invites toddlers to 5th graders to their annual Fall Festival and trick-or-treating event on Friday, October 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.

For one evening, members of the Frisco Fire Safety Town will dress their village in Halloween decorations and pass out treats to kids.

It’s a special evening for families to meet Frisco Firefighters, take photos with the popular “Fire Clowns,” and trick-or-treat with members of the community.

For more information, visit http://www.friscofiresafetytown.com/142/Special-Events.

Explore Autumn at the Arboretum

Autumn at the Arboretum has been named Dallas’ Favorite Fall Tradition and for good reason.

Now through November 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., immerse yourself in fall beauty as you explore the nationally acclaimed, one-acre Pumpkin Village, featuring 90,000 pumpkins and 150,000 fall-blooming plants arranged among gourds, hay, corn stalks and squash.

While you’re there, have some fun in the Haybale Maze and the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in and around the Arboretum’s beautifully manicured gardens.

For ticket prices, visit http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/autumn-at-the-arboretum.

Lace up for the Dallas Turkey Trot Run

Trot around the town during the 49th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 24, at 9 a.m., at Dallas City Hall.

Dubbed the “Way to Begin Thanksgiving Day” by the running community and thousands of locals, the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot has grown to be the largest Thanksgiving Day event of its kind in the country, offering a 5K or 8-mile course that’s suitable for all ages.

Interested? Learn more about the exciting race by visiting http://www.thetrot.org/.

Celebrate a Holiday Light Show in Plano

As winter festivities near, it’s time to delight in an evening of holiday merriment during one of Collin County’s biggest neighborhood light displays at Deerfield in Plano.

From Dec. 1 to Dec. 30, Dallas-area families and friends will share nights filled with holiday revelry as the residents of Deerfield create a magical scene with their home’s light displays and decorations, from 7 to 11 p.m. each evening.

Deerfield’s holiday light tradition can be viewed by car, horse-drawn carriage or with a segway tour. After you’ve seen them all, you can even vote for your favorite decorated house.

Visit http://www.deerfieldplano.org/Page/616~250326/Holiday-Information for directions and more information.

Want to live near the fun? Darling Homes offers a wide variety of home designs, including a luxurious collection of move-in ready homes available in up and coming new-home communities throughout Dallas and Fort Worth.

For more information about Darling Homes, contact our Internet Home Consultant Melissa at (469) 252-2255 or visit www.darlinghomes.com.

Here’s to a wonderful and memorable season in Dallas!

At Home Darling Difference

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!

 

 

Lifestyle

Find Your Energy Efficient Home with Darling Homes Houston

In search of a new home? Want a home built with high quality construction and advanced, green-certified technologies? Find your energy efficient home with Darling Homes Houston.

For more than 28 years, Darling Homes has focused on creating a home that buyers feel proud to live in, combining custom details, a variety of design options, flexible floor plans and premier locations to fit the unique life and style of every customer.

In addition to these key elements, Darling Homes ensures each home is built to the standards of the Green Built Gulf Coast (GBGC) certification program. With more than 1,200 homes built throughout Greater Houston under the GBGC program, Darling Homes continues to improve its home designs by implementing these eco-friendly building methods and new, innovative technologies.

What are the benefits of owning a green-certified home?

Energy Efficiency

The average person spends approximately 90 percent of their time inside their home and, surprisingly, air pollutant levels inside your home can be up to ten times higher than the air pollutants you breathe outdoors, according to the United States Environment Protection Agency.

The practices used in building GBGC-certified homes significantly improve the air quality inside the home by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 33 percent.

Certified products range from building materials, insulation and flooring to countertops and appliances, as well as irrigation and landscaping. Darling Homes has also adopted the use of LED lights throughout its homes, resulting in greater energy efficiency and reduced energy costs for the consumer.

Durability and Moisture Protection

Darling Homes’ new building technology, the Zip System, protects the quality and structure of the home during the construction process and beyond. The Zip System is structurally stronger and more resistant to high winds. Designed to reduce air leakage and prevent moisture from seeping in from the outside, the roof and wall system acts as a housewrap and includes an integrated water and air resistant barrier installed in two, simple steps with panels and taped seams.

Homes are tightly sealed for more efficient air conditioning, protection from extreme weather conditions and humidity, which minimizes maintenance associated with severe weather.

Reduced Maintenance Costs

Incorporating green building methods not only increases the value of your home, but results in higher savings on utility bills and lower maintenance costs.

The average person spends approximately $1,200 per month on home maintenance fees. In comparison to the average home, green homes provide a 13 percent reduction in maintenance fees and consume less energy by as much as 26 percent.

To see these homes in action, visit Darling Homes’ model home at Parkway Terrace in West Memorial, Stillwater in Conroe and Harvest Green in Richmond.

The new model homes at Parkway Terrace and Stillwater utilize the latest green practices, including the Zip System and energy-efficient LED lights.

Nestled among acres of lush greenery and waterways, Darling Homes at Harvest Green is a community built for sustainability. The neighborhood is designed for low impact on the natural setting, with homes that combine distinctive architectural details and thoughtfully crafted spaces to maximize livability and luxury. Each home also features its own garden.

Darling Homes is dedicated to developing strong building techniques and advancing in home design functionality. For green home building and new technologies that are environmentally friendly, discover Darling Homes at Parkway Terrace, Stillwater and Harvest Green.