If you drive all the way north up Custer Road, you’ll come upon The Grove Frisco, a new 735-acre master-planned community by Newland. About 120 homes have been sold or are under construction in what Newland, the community developer with more than five decades of experience, calls a modern village. As you turn off Custer Road onto Gartner Road, The Grove Frisco feels different than an ordinary builder community under construction and it’s all about the trees and The Orchard House.

Recently, Newland’s Grove Frisco was named the Best Residential Community of the Year by Dallas Business Journal and The Orchard House was named Best Community Amenity by the Dallas Builders Association. The Orchard House is a modern farmhouse-styled clubhouse with fitness center, two pools, splash pad, and locally-owned Swirl Cafe & Bakery. (more…)

6017 Wildwood pool golf courseNow here is a home approaching Sweet Sixteen, one that has been so well loved and preserved, it’s like moving into a brand-new, super plumped abode. Check it out if you are considering living north of 121, or even if you are not!

Located on the 27th hole of the Stonebridge Ranch golf course, you get the luxury of a spacious view without the upkeep.  Situated on a treed .32 acre lot, the home has 3996 square feet but feels like so much more. And the extras! It’s as if the owners could not stop themselves from improving the house almost on a daily basis. The list of improvements is as thick as the U.S. Tax Code, from the high efficiency air conditioning systems that filter out pollen and allergens with a Pure Air purification system, solar powered exhaust fans to cool the attic, high efficiency tankless hot water heaters, energy star LED lights throughout the house, new pool heater and filter, aggregated floor in the three-bay garage, a workshop, central vac, Big Ass Fans in every room, fresh paint, flooring, and more than $50,000 in plantation shutters. And yes, the house is all so clean you could eat off of any surface. (more…)

The inside has been renovated by Crest Custom Homes!

You’ve been looking for a home that is large and well-appointed and absolutely fresh inside, this beautiful home inside McKinney’s Stonebridge Estates will do just the trick. This home is a gorgeous custom property built in 2003 and just renovated by Crest Custom Homes with a brand new heated pool and spa, fresh paint inside, a beautiful kitchen, and a lovely master bathroom.

This brick and stone home is perfect for entertaining this holiday season, too, from the dramatic two-story entrance to the formals to the  butler’s pantry, wine room, and wet bar. Not only that, but you have a two private suites downstairs, one master and another for those VIP guests you wouldn’t dare set up in a hotel!


1705 Quarry Front

Photos: Shoot2Sell

I know, just last week I said that new construction in the suburbs often looks the same, and when a reader sent me this home in McKinney, I was a little … disappointed?

Of course, from the curb it does look a lot like the typical home you’d find in Stonebridge Ranch: stone and brick exterior, one tree in the front yard. Inside, though, it’s anything but typical.



621 Shoreview Front

Are you a Millennial with a couple of kids who is considering pulling up stakes from your urban home and heading for the homes and schools of the suburbs? Then you’ll find this house in McKinney mighty attractive, as it has all the things you want in a suburban enclave, with tons of things you never knew you needed.