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DARLING HOMES

9/17/07

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DARLING HOMES

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unmatched passion to meet and exceed [customers’] expectations in an unexpect- ed way,” the company adds. “There is per- haps no purchase more important to [a customer] and [their] family.”

Expansion into Houston

Darling Homes was established through- out the North Texas market when the company was approached by the develop- ers of The Woodlands about building in

creating a community unlike any other,” Bill Darling adds. Darling Homes is joining six other cus- tom homebuilders to build 553 homes on 300 acres that range in price from $450,000 to more than $2 million. First settled in 1841 by John Lenox Newman just five years after the battle at the Alamo, the land has remained in the Newman family for several generations, according to Darling Homes.

connect residents to school, work, shop- ping and recreation. Darling Homes offers its American Classic Collection of homes in Montgom- ery Farms, which includes vintage archi- tecture, large, covered porches, classic fix- tures and touches that create a warm, in- viting atmosphere, according to the com- pany. Square footage of the homes ranges from 2,000 to 3,600 square feet and prices start around $300,000.

2,000 to 3,600 square feet and prices start around $300,000. the Houston area. In 1998, the

the Houston area. In 1998, the firm built in a community just north of Houston and today it has more than 20 communities in the area.

Newman Village

In 2007, the company says it took on the development of an entire community when it began construction of Newman Village in Frisco, Texas. Darling Homes says the community is designed to meet the needs of the selective homebuyer, and it will have nature, community and arts for its residents. “We’re looking forward to the new ad- venture of Newman Village, and we plan to apply our homebuilding philosophy to

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“Intent on overseeing the details that continue to make this land special, the Darling family and the Newman family have worked in close collaboration to bring Newman Village to life,” Darling Homes says. “The development will raise the bar for upscale living in North Texas and create a new sense of community to those who make Newman Village their permanent address.”

Montgomery Farm

Montgomery Farm is a new environmen- tally conscious community located just outside of downtown Dallas. The com- munity is located on 500 acres bordering Plano and Allen, Texas, and has trails that

Also under construction is a class A office complex designed for platinum LEED certification, which will make it one of the few office complexes in the United States capable of receiving the highest rating available from the U.S. Green Building Council. According to Montgomery Farm, the Angel Field Center will be strategically placed to afford a dramatic setting for more than 160,000 square feet of office suites. “Stone and glass buildings con- nected by trellised walkways will sur- round a landscaped plaza, featuring a 25- foot-high shade arbor, water features and expanses of native grasses,” Montgomery Farm adds.