Wrought Iron design
New model homes open in Eagle Springs
A wooded community in the Humble Independent School District, Eagle Springs is showcasing six new model homes this fall, beginning with two fresh models priced from the $190,000s to $260,000s in the neighborhood of Barton Ridge.
Visitors can tour Westin’s new Mayfair model, highlighted by a rotunda foyer with a spiral staircase featuring wrought-iron rails. Another highlight of this home are the ceiling heights ranging from 14 feet in the study, to 18 feet in the family room and foyer.
With more than 3,000 square feet, the four-bedroom Westin model has a covered patio and a kitchen with an 8-foot work island.
Upstairs includes a game room, a homework-study area and three bedrooms. The master suite is downstairs, and a media room is optional.
D.R. Horton’s new model, Plan 2941, has four bedrooms and 3½ baths, including a downstairs master suite. Featuring a stone and brick exterior, this model has a two-story family room with an optional corner fireplace, an upstairs game room and a dining room that can be built as an optional study. A covered patio extends the length of the family room, and is bookended by bay windows in the master suite and the breakfast room.
D.R. Horton offers buyers a number of options to customize this plan, including expanding the two-car garage into a 2½- or three-car configuration. An optional upstairs playroom can be built above the garage.
Like most neighborhoods in Eagle Springs, Barton Ridge has an interior park connected to the community’s greenbelt trail system. Westin and D.R. Horton are building in a new phase of Barton Ridge that borders the neighborhood park, and a limited number of greenbelt and park-view homesites are available.
Overall, six new model homes are opening in Eagle Springs this fall, including new low-maintenance townhome models by Brighton. Sales are under way for these townhomes, priced from the $160,000s.
Lennar and Ryland are opening new models priced from the $180,000s to $240,000s in the new Valley Creek neighborhood. Later this fall, Taylor Morrison will open a new model in the final phase of Chandler Crossing, where prices range from the $300,000s to the $420,000s.
Eagle Springs is opening a major new amenity this fall, the Valley Springs Clubhouse and Spray Park. Overall, Eagle Springs has 150 acres of amenities, including the Eagle Springs Athletic Club and Sports Complex, The Island Club, lakes, parks, and miles of greenbelt trails.
The lakeside Eagle Springs Visitors Center is the best place to get an introduction to all of the new homes and townhomes priced from the $150,000s to $500,000s in the 1,361-acre community. The center has facts about the Humble ISD schools serving Eagle Springs, including its two onsite elementary schools.
White Ideas for Your Home
White has ‘fresh’ associations. So, it makes you think clean sheets, new beginnings. Surprisngly, even though white is worn in mourning, it signifies a peaceful end and a journey toward a new beginning.
It’s synonymous with purity. That’s why, western brides, doctors and nuns wear it.
The canvas, the whiteboard, a blank paper…white, with its absence of colour, puts the mind at rest and extends an invitation to get creative!
When in doubt, choose white—for the walls, sofa set or bed linen. It provides the perfect template against which to play off your pops of colour and texture.
If a room lacks natural light, paint the walls a bright white and watch it brighten up and look more spacious!
If you have elderly guests or senior colleagues coming home, pretty up your place with a bunch of white flowers—they are serence and signify respect.
White blossoms are also a way of saying a heartfelt ‘Sorry’…they are symbolic of peace and surrender.
Lovely white candles on a wrought iron candelabra…always a heart-warming sight.
Brilliant red and orange peppers, a bunch of lush berries, colorful salad, creamy herbed risotto or pasta—what better to present them than on pristine white plates and bowls?
White on white can be wonderfully serene in the bedroom. Just accent it with pebbles, lavender sachets or candles, perhaps a bunch of blue posies…doesn’t just thinking about it make you feel relaxed?
Three areas of your home where white works best: bathing, cleaning, food (both kitchen and dining). These are places where dirt and grime need to show up against the spotlessness of white.
White goes with everything, and for a cool, timeless feel, all you have to do is combine it with blue.
Some say white can be cold. Not if you choose the right white accents. Fluffy white pillows, a distressed white cabinet, a gorgeous white chandelier—so warm and welcoming!
Space for big gatherings in Beverly Hills
With a grand terrace, gazebo and large motorcourt, this Beverly Hills estate is designed for entertaining guests. It is listed at $18.95 million.
Set behind 12-foot-tall wrought-iron gates, this Beverly Hills estate centers on a renovated traditional-style house polished to reflect the elegance and glamour of its early days. With a grand terrace for entertaining and a large motorcourt, the compound is designed for events and large-scale gatherings.
Formal entry hall, library with a walnut-paneled bar, 21-seat screening room, six fireplaces, gym, 2,000-bottle wine cellar/tasting room, offices, entertaining gazebo, tennis court, swimming pool, pool cabana
In the third quarter, 75 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.4 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 26.3% price decrease from the third quarter last year.
Many outdoor activities near this custom home
“While there are so many amazing features to this house, I would say that the great room is my favourite. With its two-storey dry-stacked fireplace, open-concept design, reclaimed wide planked hemlock floors and a wall of windows bringing the outdoors in, it is truly the gathering room.”
The kitchen anchors the great room, which overlooks the living and dining rooms. “The post and beam design is warm, open and inviting,” she says.
Limestone counters and furniture-like cabinetry are features of the kitchen. The master bedroom is on the main level.
Built-in cabinets throughout, a custom wrought iron chandelier, a flagstone entrance, a wine cellar, an in-home movie theatre, a guest suite and a dog shower are other highlights.
Area amenities include the Bruce Trail hiking, cycling and cross-country ski trails, the Mansfield community centre and a ski resort. It is about 10 minutes south of Creemore and 25 minutes south of Collingwood.
This home would appeal to skiers at Devil’s Glen, golfers at Mad River and generally anyone wanting to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and arrive at their country home in just over one hour, Ms. Thompson says. “We have recently had several professional 30-something families buying weekend retreats in this area due to the proximity to Toronto” and local amenities.
Color It Christmas
BY LUCY ADAMS
Walking up the sidewalk on Meigs Street, it’s impossible to miss the bedecked stucco home with French doors opening to wrought-iron laced balconies. A quirky iron fence artfully outlines the landscaping, from which the splitter-splatter of a fountain bubbles.
An evergreen wreath on an ample red velvet ribbon festively hangs on each window. More evergreen in bountiful swags adorned with red velvet bows enticingly loops along the balconies and the wonderful fence. It’s more than tempting to swing open the gate and rush eagerly to the door.
Inside, the enchantment of Christmas palpably fills the five senses of all who cross the threshold, whether child or adult. Vintage Santa ornaments and figurines in classic red-and-white peer down from behind the glass panes of Sandi and Bobby Meybohm’s kitchen cabinets. Light from the kitchen window dances across the dazzling honey onyx on the central island.
The warm gold and amber tones fingering through the rock slab brilliantly imitate a Texas sunset aflame on a distant, imaginary horizon. Mark Roberts elves keep watch from their dizzying perch on the mantel above the range, while the graceful arms of a crystal chandelier cradle a wreath of fresh rosemary, pinecones and holly berries. A hedge of rosemary and holly sprigs in an assortment of bud vases stands along the window ledge above the sink.
to be continued