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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Cambridge Companies’ Mustang Lakes—Live Like a Thoroughbred!


Landowner Bob Folsom once raised race horses on the site.
East of Preston Road, the topography changes from farming and ‘bottomland’ to hills, creeks, and trees. The land plan for the new Mustang Lakes takes full advantage of that.  It’s on the site of the previous Mayor Bob Folsom’s Twin Eagles race horse farm – where he bred and raised horses – one of them notably being named Mare of the Year. Dallas-based Cambridge Companies is taking Folsom’s old ranch house and renovating it into a 12,000 square foot amenity center. The homeowner’s dues will be similar to other area communities but will feature a country club amenity-rich lifestyle.  However, instead of a golf course, everyone will be able to enjoy the open space and natural beauty. 

Homes priced from $300’s to $1 million are being constructed by Drees Homes, Highland Homes, KHovnanian Homes and Shaddock Homes. The community is located at the Celina/McKinney/Celina border and will be served by the highly-acclaimed Prosper Independent School District. 

Here are links to two short videos you might enjoy. One of them is a flyover of the amenity center.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Phase I Construction Underway at Huffines’ Inspiration Near Lake Lavon

Construction has begun and model homes as well as spec homes for each of the builders are currently underway at Huffines Communities’ Inspiration.

Toll Brothers Announces Southlake Glen

 With an anticipated pre-sale opening in late fall 2015, Southlake Glen will be an intimate community of 39 luxury estate homes starting in the mid-$600,000s. Located within walking distance of Carroll Middle School, Southlake Glen will be a truly unique community with hiking and biking trails, mature trees, common park areas spanning over 9.7 acres, three ponds, a viewing pier, picnic area, and a boardwalk. 

Scott Felder Homes Makes a Grand Entrance in North Texas

Scott Felder Homes DFW has announced its expansion into North Texas with eight new communities in Frisco, Flower Mound, Prosper, Celina and Highland Village, and more than 500 new home sites.

Announcing: A Building Savvy Remodel

Building Savvy Magazine is pleased to announce a partnership with the owner of this recently purchased home at The Enclave in Southlake.  Built in 2008, the home features the best of the best in outdoor living space on its 1.08 acres.  6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms inside the 10,560 square feet of living area will be remodeled and updated. Additionally, some of the existing spaces inside will be reconfigured and the home expanded to total 11,600 square feet.  George Akin, Akin Custom Homes will lead the remodeling project.  Macy Hill will oversee interior and exterior decoration and material selection.

Lennar Homes Signs Exclusive Deal with Tella Firma for Parkside in Irving

Tella Firma Solid Earth Foundations (www.tellafirma.com) has signed an exclusive deal with Lennar Homes that officially brings an affordable elevated slab foundation to volume builders for the first time.  Lennar currently includes this foundation design in its standard building process for homes in Parkside, located in Irving.

“Tella Firma is essentially a commercial foundation implemented in a residential application,” said Jim Fontaine, President and CEO of Tella Firma. “Lennar Homes is the number three builder in the country, and the first production builder to recognize the need for revolutionizing the way home foundations are built. We are excited to work with Lennar and provide its home buyers with the peace of mind they need to feel confident in their investment.”