Enchanted Hill homes

This is Enchanted Hill, a guard-gated enclave of custom homes located within the master-planned community of Castle Hills in Lewisville. Enchanted Hill offers oversized lots from $340,000 with homes prices from $2 million and up. Living in Castle Hills offers many amenities but Enchanted Hill, in particular, is the cream of the crop in gated community living.

The Homes

Surrounded by the lush fairways of The Lakes at Castle Hills private country club and golf course, custom home sites in Enchanted Hill are available from the $300s with custom homes from $1.75 million and up.

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VRM

Bright Realty announced that the latest addition to the Castle Hills planned community in Lewisville, Crown Centre, had broken ground.

Carrollton-based VRM Mortgage Services earned an industry accolade, Bright Realty announced dirt had been turned on its latest phase of the Castle Hills planned community, and TREC announces changes to brokerage branch office licensure, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

VRM Mortgage Services Receives Industry Accolade

Carrollton-based VRM Mortgage Services was named one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work for Women and Minorities by the National Association of Minority Mortgage Bankers of America, the company announced last week.

The company was founded in 2006 by Keith D. Murray, and provides various real estate and mortgage services including asset management, servicing coordination, property preservation, and default management. The recognition from NAMMBA is awarded to companies who consistently show a commitment to diversity through best-practices and company culture and programs. (more…)

This 4,491-square-foot Castle Hills home at 2308 King Arthur Blvd. is made for relishing in long Independence Day weekends: a Fourth of July neighborhood parade in the morning, sipping tea (literally or metaphorically) on your back patio in the afternoon, and food trucks and fireworks at the Village Shops that night. This five bedroom, four and half-bath two-story home is listed for $750,000 by Russell Rhodes of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas. (more…)

Enchanted Hill, located within the master-planned community of Castle Hills in Lewisville, is a guard-gated enclave of estate homes with a 24-hour attendant surrounded by the lush fairways of The Lakes at Castle Hills private country club and golf course. Custom home sites in Enchanted Hill are available from the $300s with custom homes from $1.75 million and up. Living in Castle Hills offers many amenities but Enchanted Hill in particular is the cream of the crop in gated community living. Here are five fantastic reasons to live in Enchanted Hill:

1. It’s REALLY centrally located.

Metroplex residents spend 9.4 days in traffic a year, which sounds doubtful until you realize that averages out to 27 minutes one way daily. Sounds about right, doesn’t it?

One big advantage of living in Enchanted Hill (shaded purple in the map) is its central location within the Metroplex, well-situated at the crossroads of State Highway 121, Sam Rayburn Tollway, and FM 423, which becomes Park Blvd. in Plano.

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To hear Chris Bright describe the concept behind Enchanted Hill, Castle Hill’s newly updated luxury estate home development, is to get a lesson in the human dynamics of living, working, and playing in a community together.

Bright, who studied philosophy at the University of Dallas, paid careful attention to how this centrally-located Denton County neighborhood integrates family, community, and communication. “A contemplative peace of the human private space,” as the longtime Dallas land developer and CEO of Bright Realty calls it. (more…)

Finding a true sense of community can be a challenge as people look for a place to live. Castle Hills is the answer, a 2,800-acre master-planned, gated community located in Lewisville. Not only is it neighborly, it offers proximity to freeways and airports, making it a snap to get around DFW. 

The first residents moved into Castle Hills in 1998 and the area has grown and evolved into a live-work-play community. The development offers 25 parks and green spaces, several lakes, and trees planted every 30 feet. Expansive views and signs of nature are all around and quaint bridges and street lamps gracefully guide the way home. Hike-and-bike trails wind throughout Castle Hills offering many outdoor recreational opportunities for residents. Catch-and-release fishing is allowed at the 12-acre park and lake area. What’s not to love? 

Home prices range from the high $300s to over $3 million. If you’re navigating the real estate market in Castle Hills, you want the true experts at Ebby Halliday Realtors. I’ve found three of the houses Ebby is representing there that are impressive. Let’s take a look.  

 

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Artist rendering of Discovery at The Realm in Castle Hills in Lewisville. Photo courtesy Bright Realty.

Since the first homeowners moved into Lewisville’s Castle Hills community in 1998, more than 12,000 people have decided to call the master planned community home, and it is about 60 percent built-out today.

Located off State Highway 121 and Farm-to-Market Road 544, Castle Hills is 60 percent residential and has single-family houses ranging from about $300,000 to $1.5 million and more.

Developer Bright Realty is enticing a different demographic with their next stage of work at Castle Hills with a $75-million project called Discovery at The Realm. These 4,000 luxury rental apartments are being built with young professionals in mind.

Tim McNutt, Executive VP of Multifamily Development at Bright Realty and a Castle Hills resident himself, said these apartments are part of the strategy to develop Castle Hills in stages.

“The long-term plan was to establish the single-family housing, then to develop the remaining commercial properties,” McNutt said. “Along with the commercial [real estate], we wanted to expand the demographic and this will broaden our appeal to a whole new market.”

Photo courtesy Google Maps

Photo courtesy Google Maps

Bright Realty broke ground in December on Discovery at The Realm, which will include high-end, three podium-style buildings (underground parking with four stories of apartments above) on over 20 acres of land located south of Windhaven Parkway at Castle Hills Drive. The first units will be available in April 2016, with all phase one units completed by October 2016. Jump to read more!

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1410 Gray Oak Living

This listing from Diana Gonzalez of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty out of San Antonio is making the rounds at HuffPo and Curbed. It’s an incredibly preserved 1970s mecca that will have you doing the “Time Warp.”

1410 Gray Oak Kitchen

Inside 1410 Grey Oak Dr. you’ll find swag lamps, wood paneling, and a kitchen that could be straight out of “The Brady Bunch.” This house will have you reaching for your bell bottoms and mock turtlenecks! It was also featured on one of my new favorite home decor blogs, Retro Renovation, who compared this home to the incredible sets of American Hustle.

1410 Gray Oak Formal

I totally agree with the folks at the Retro Renovation blog in that I hope this property is purchased by someone who doesn’t gut this amazing time capsule!

Does this bring back memories or what?

(Photos: San Antonio Board of Realtors via Realtor.com/Matthew Wingate)