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Belclaire Homes builds in growing cities

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: March 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes builds in growing cities
There are several areas in the U.S. where millennials can be found living and investing due to high employment rates and beautiful settings. Dallas is one of those areas. The city continues to grow each year with a job growth rate of 3.9 percent. Here, residents find shopping opportunities and attractions for those who want to stay busy without living in the downtown area. There are also several neighboring cities where many newcomers find their home – that’s where Belclaire comes in. 
Belclaire Homes builds in three of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most sought-after master-planned communities: Windsong Ranch in Prosper, Emerald Heights in McKinney and Castle Hills in Lewisville. You can see some of our available homes here. Call to arrange a tour or visit one of our model homes in these communities. We are happy to help you learn more about what each community has to offer and decide when you want to make your move! 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Belclaire Homes

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: March 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Belclaire Homes
St. Patrick’s Day observes of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green. Today, people of all backgrounds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, especially throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Although North America is home to the largest productions, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world. Belclaire Homes wishes you and your family a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day. 

Belclaire’s parent company, Bright Realty, brings more developments to Lewisville

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: March 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Belclaire’s parent company, Bright Realty, brings more developments to Lewisville

Belclaire Homes’ parent company, Bright Realty, has just gotten the green light to move forward with a huge mixed-use development that will bring new offices, apartments and hotel space to the area. The Crown Centre project is planned to occupy 140 acres on State Highway 121 near the Castle Hills community. The City of Lewisville just approved plans that will include up to 2,000 multifamily units, 3 million square feet of office space and as many as 500 hotel rooms, ultimately comprising 35 buildings connected by open space with lakes and trails. It is set to open mid-2020. Crown Centre is the second major mixed-use project by Bright Realty, after The Realm at Castle Hills that includes offices, restaurants, retail, entertainment and apartments.

“Crown Centre will serve as a substantial employment center for the city as well as a walkable live, work and play destination,” Chris Bright, Bright Realty CEO, said in a statement. “It is designed with the multifamily components spread throughout the office and retail spaces to encourage pedestrian activity and use during both daytime and evening hours.”

Developments like The Realm and Crown Centre a
re one of the reasons that make living in Castle Hills so great and  Belclaire families here will soon have access to all of the conveniences it will provide. This is in addition to the long list of amenities they already enjoy, including community pools, a private golf course, sports fields and more. The homes of Castle Hills are surrounded by gorgeous natural scenery with over 25 parks, several lakes and trees planted every 30 feet. Homes in Castle Hills Northpointe are selling now! Visit our recently opened model at Castle Hills to learn more about Belclaire Homes in the community. 

Belclaire Homes has relocated to The Realm at Castle Hills

Categories: Belclaire Communities, Castle Hills, Corporate Relocation, General Posts, Uncategorized | Posted: October 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Belclaire Homes has relocated to The Realm at Castle Hills

As of Friday, Oct. 25, Belclaire Homes occupies its new corporate office at Offices at The Realm in Lewisville. Offices at The Realm is Bright Realty’s latest development in the Castle Hills master-planned community and Phase I of The Realm at Castle Hills. The nine-story, 235,000-square-foot building includes retail, restaurant and office space, as well as a fitness center, café, community lounge and conference center.

The new address for American Legend Homes will be:
4400 State Highway 121, Suite 410
Lewisville, TX 75056

Established in 2010, Belclaire Homes strives to fill the wants and needs of homeowners seeking the best of everything. The company is backed by the tradition and quality of Bright Industries, a Dallas-based organization specializing in real estate development, oil and gas exploration and homebuilding. With Belclaire Homes, homeowners have the unique opportunity to achieve the home of their dreams in some of Dallas’ most exclusive neighborhoods. Through transitioning into Offices at The Realm, Belclaire remains committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of the design and homebuilding experience.

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.