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Getting to Know Belclaire’s Architect: Keith Taylor

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: April 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Getting to Know Belclaire’s Architect: Keith Taylor

One of the most appealing things about Belclaire’s homes is the beautiful open floor plans that buyers can personalize to fit their unique needs. Belclaire architect Keith Taylor, who has an impressive resume with 27 years in single family home design and production as well as 12 years in multi-family production, is sharing some of the latest architectural trends and features buyers can expect to see in their new American Legend home.

Belclaire Homes: How do Belclaire Homes’ floor plans stand out from competitors?
Keith Taylor: Our plans have a more “custom” feel through thoughtful designs such as open floor plans, volume ceilings, gourmet kitchens, creative options and higher-end finishes.

Belclaire: What are the newest trends in home designs that Belclaire is incorporating?
Keith: New trends include single dining areas, optional guest/mother-in-law suites complete with living and kitchenette spaces, and connectable outdoor and indoor living spaces. We have several floor plans, for example, that feature sliding glass panel doors that essentially open the main living area to the outdoor covered living space, adding considerable square footage for everyday use and entertaining.

Belclaire: What features are most buyers really wanting or expecting today?
Keith: Buyers are really looking for flexibility. They want options to personalize their homes in a way that will fit their specific lifestyle needs. Many want to be able to accommodate multi-generational living; some want a floor plan that allows them to grow or change the purpose of a room as their families grow and change.

Belclaire: What would you want buyers to know about the Belclaire architecture and design process?
Keith: I think it’s important that buyers know about our experience. We have an award-winning design team, and everyone on staff from designer to project manager to draftsman has double digit years of experience in the industry. We design every home like it was our own and will work to create a home that truly reflects our buyers’ lifestyles.

Check out the Belclaire Homes Photo Gallery and floor plan drawings here.

Friday Night Lights Coming to Belclaire Homes

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: April 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Friday Night Lights Coming to Belclaire Homes

Friday night football in Texas is legendary and Belclaire communities offer opportunities to enjoy the Texas tradition as a family. Families in Belclaire’s Emerald Heights are served by McKinney ISD’s 12,000-seat football facility, home to big games and tail-gating opportunities throughout the season. If you are looking for more than high school football, McKinney has been chosen to host the 2019-2021 NCAA Division II Football Championship Game.

Located in McKinney, Belclaire Homes’ Emerald Heights is in prime location to the championship games. A privately gated neighborhood in Stonebridge Ranch, Emerald Heights offers families luxury amenities, outstanding schools and 1,200 acres of open space, lakes and ponds. Homes range from 3,041 to 4,500-plus square feet with prices starting in the low $600’s. If you’re a football lover, head out to Belclaire’s Emerald Heights neighborhood for a tour so you can get close to the action!

For more information on Emerald Heights and the homes available, click here.

Exciting Things are Happening with Belclaire Homes in Castle Hills

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: April 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Exciting Things are Happening with Belclaire Homes in Castle Hills

Belclaire Homes and our sister brand, American Legend Homes, will soon be offering new homes in Phase 10 of Castle Hills. Northpointe will offer homes on 41-, 50-, 60-, and 80-foot home sites, as well as townhomes. In addition to Belclaire’s impressive floor plan options and flexibility in designing your home, buyers here can take advantage of the outstanding amenities Castle Hills has to offer. As one of the largest and most successful master-planned communities in DFW, families here enjoy an onsite elementary school, a park within walking distance of every home, hike and bike trails, sports fields, a community garden and neighborhood events like the upcoming Castle Hills Spring Concert Series, which takes place in the heart of the community at the Castle Hills Village Shops. Check the website often for this final opportunity to own a new home in Castle Hills!

For more information on the Castle Hills community, click here.

 

Bliss Fest Comes to Belclaire’s Windsong Ranch

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: March 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Bliss Fest Comes to Belclaire’s Windsong Ranch

Belclaire Homes’ Windsong Ranch has an exciting event coming up for members of its community. Bliss Fest, an experience for mind, body and soul, is March 23rd from 12-4:00 p.m. at 1001 Windsong Parkway South in Prosper. The event will bring together fitness and meditation demonstrations, works from local artists, motivational speakers, live music, culinary classes, and even goat yoga, to create a fun, family-friendly event.

Activities include paddleboard yoga and meditation, and there will be organic cocktails served to attendees over the age of 21.

For more information on Windsong Ranch, click here.

Belclaire’s Windsong Ranch Wins National Community of the Year

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: March 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Belclaire’s Windsong Ranch Wins National Community of the Year

Windsong Ranch, Belclaire’s premier community located in Prosper, won three 2019 Silver Awards from the National Association of Home Builders. A panel of seven industry professionals determined the winners from a pool of nearly 1,300 entries.

Windsong Ranch received the honors for Master-Planned Community of the Year and Best Lifestyle Annual Program. Windsong Ranch Director Airess Eatmon received a Silver Award for Lifestyle Director of the Year.

Situated on more than 2,000 acres, Windsong Ranch features four state-of-the-art amenity centers, resort-style pools, tennis courts, a community café, fitness center and a two-acre lake with a dock and event lawn. The community has lushly landscaped green spaces, several parks and creeks, and miles of hike-and-hike trails that connect neighborhoods and neighbors.

For more information on Windsong Ranch and the community’s features, click here.

Behind the Design with Belclaire Homes Designer Daisy Stoops

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: March 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Behind the Design with Belclaire Homes Designer Daisy Stoops

When potential buyers visit a Belclaire model home, they fall in love not only with our floor plans and finish-outs, but also with the stunning choices in furnishings and accessories in each home. Designer Daisy Stoops has been curating the interiors of Belclaire’s model homes for 12 years and is sharing how buyers can emulate that look and feel in their own Belclaire home.

Belclaire Homes: What tips do you have for buyers who want to emulate your style?
Daisy: Think simple, clean lines and incorporate large canvas art, fresh colors, touches of nature, soft fabrics and livable furniture.

BH: What are your favorite elements of Belclaire homes?
Daisy: I really enjoy the master bathrooms and kitchens. They both offer a good amount of space to showcase the buyer’s personality with paint colors, countertop selections, hardware and tile. And Belclaire has a wonderful selection of tiles for the bathroom and kitchen!

BH: If buyers are moving into a larger space, what suggestions do you have in helping them with scale and new proportions?
Daisy: It’s always exciting to move into a larger home but that does come with challenges. It you need more seating in the family room, for example, a great alternative to chairs are seating cubes, poufs or benches. They are typically a fraction of the cost of traditional seating and add a creative element to the room, as well.

BH: What colors do you like using right now in paint and accessories? What design trends are you incorporating in accessories?
Daisy: In color, grays and whites are the new neutral. In accessories, I like adding mixed metals, mixed woods, soft gold tones, succulents and natural materials.

BH: What are your tips for maximizing space?
Daisy: Less is more! Opt for less clutter and more impact pieces.

BH: Are there any design choices you would encourage people to avoid?
Daisy: Don’t get too trendy. Enjoy some new looks with your accessories but keep your basics in a classic style so you can build on them for years to come.

For more ideas on how you can incorporate the Belclaire Homes look in your new home, visit our photo gallery.

Belclaire Homes: New Windsong Ranch Model Now Open

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: February 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes: New Windsong Ranch Model Now Open

Belclaire Homes now has a model home open in Windsong Ranch 86!

Located in Prosper, Windsong Ranch was designed to encourage resident interaction, with neighborhood friendships developing over time into a tight knit sense of community. Windsong Ranch offers residents places to gather and enjoy nature, with 600 acres of parks, creeks, ponds and trails, resort-style pools and lap pools, play areas, a fitness center, an amphitheater, and a community café with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch also gives home buyers the ability to design their homes with their specific needs in mind, with the option to add extra bedrooms, bathrooms, media rooms and more. Floor plans range from 3,000- to 5,600-square feet. To learn more about Windsong Ranch, click here.

Resolve to Get Involved in Your Belclaire Community – Emerald Heights

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: January 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Resolve to Get Involved in Your Belclaire Community – Emerald Heights

If you’re looking for a community that offers an array of activities, look no further than Belclaire Homes’ Emerald Heights. The privately gated neighborhood in Stonebridge Ranch is set on over 1,200 acres of open space, lakes and ponds. Residents at Emerald Heights enjoy amenities such as an aquatic center, kiddie wading pool, swim lagoon and sand beach, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, and paddleboat rentals. Belclaire has it all for residents with resolutions to get active. For more information on Belclaire Homes and Emerald Heights, click here.

Coming Soon to Belclaire Homes – New Windsong Ranch Model

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: January 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Coming Soon to Belclaire Homes – New Windsong Ranch Model

This spring, Belclaire Homes will be opening a new model home in Windsong Ranch 86!

Located in Prosper, Windsong Ranch was designed to encourage resident interaction, with neighborhood friendships developing over time into a tight knit community. Windsong Ranch offers residents places to gather and enjoy nature. There are 600 acres of parks, creeks, ponds and trails, resort-style pools and lap pools, play areas, a fitness center, an amphitheater, and a community café with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Belclaire Homes at Windsong Ranch also gives home buyers the ability to design their homes with their specific needs in mind. Floor plans range from 3,000- to 5,600-square feet. To learn more about Windsong Ranch, click here.

 

Reach New Heights with Belclaire in 2019

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: December 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Reach New Heights with Belclaire in 2019

The New Year is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to get settled in your new Belclaire home. Emerald Heights is the newest private village in Stonebridge Ranch in McKinney. The private, gated neighborhood offers luxury amenities, outstanding schools, and a stunning natural setting with more than 1,200 acres of sprawling green space, lakes and ponds. For those seeking a country club lifestyle, the community is Image result for stonebridge ranch country clubclose to Stonebridge Ranch Country Club, The Ranch Country Club and West Ridge Golf Course. Homes here range from 3,041 to 4,500-plus square feet and start in the low $600’s. Eleven floor plan options are available, as is the opportunity to design your home to meet your specific lifestyle and taste.  Read more here.