Home Building Delights

Get a Truly Custom Luxury Homebuilding Experience with Bella Custom Homes

By Candy Evans / August 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

Not all luxury homebuilding companies are truly custom and even fewer will hold your hand and make the experience seamless, from first consultation meeting to the day you get your keys.  One of the reasons I love Bella Custom Homes is that their design and build process is completely custom. It is created to give homeowners […]

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Eighteen Years of Grand Designs Demonstrate Creativity in UK Home Building

By Jon Anderson / November 20, 2017 / 2 Comments

I’ve written about Grand Designs before. It’s the long-running UK house-building show that’s just finished its 18th season. Unlike US shows, with their short attention spans, Grand Designs follows the progress of people building their dream homes from scratch.  Sure, sometimes “scratch” means from the dirt up, but it can also mean converting an old structure […]

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Cooler Weather Means the Rats Will Soon be Coming Indoors. Cover the Pizza, Please

By Candy Evans / September 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

Maybe you have seen this video of a rat in the New York City subway carrying a slice of pizza down the stairs to nibble. Ewww. It was posted by comedian Matt Little, a perfect example of what happens when humans toss food anywhere instead of where it belongs: the garbage –  the slice found […]

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Beyond HGTV: 6 British and Australian Shelter TV Shows You Should be Watching

By Jon Anderson / August 26, 2015 / 4 Comments

  “Grand Designs,” “Restoration Home,” “Restoration Man,” “Double Your House for Half the Money,” “My Dream Derelict Home,” and “The House that £100K Built” are all TV programs you’ve likely not heard of or watched … and you should … and you can. That’s because thanks to YouTube, we can enjoy these UK and Australian […]

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Sharif-Munir’s Iris Hollow Development Built on Corn Chip King’s Land, Only One Lot Left

By Leah Shafer / May 6, 2015 / 1 Comment

Luxury homebuilder Mickey Munir is no stranger to the Preston Hollow area—he’s been building remarkable houses there and all over Dallas for 35 years. As founder and CEO of Sharif & Munir Uncustomary Custom Homes, Munir is spearheading another development in the area, Iris Hollow. The eight houses in Iris Hollow, which start at $2.35 […]

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Smart Designs by Stephan Sardone Make for Efficient, Handsome Home Renovations

By Leah Shafer / February 16, 2015 / 0 Comments

Stephan Sardone did not arrive at his career in home renovation by direct route. The Flower Mound native headed to graduate school with the intention of earning his masters, then traveling to Papua, New Guinea, to work with indigenous tribes and translate their native languages, as well as aid with microfinance projects and community development. […]

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