As seen in the Dallas Morning News:
Expansive and Elegant closets are rapidly becoming the norm at Ron Davis Custom Homes, a leading custom home builder in Dallas, Frisco and Prosper. “Discriminating buyers are continuing to push the envelope with their homes and the results are stunning. The types of finishes and features that formerly were reserved for Estate homes over $3 Million are now being demanded in the $1-2 Million segment and we are excited to deliver,” Shirley Boulter Davis explains.
The quintessential example of this is the double Master closet at 361 Whitley Place in Prosper, value priced at $1,395,000. With custom built in cabinets of dark-stained Maple, two crystal chandeliers over granite clad islands with built in felt lined jewelry drawers, bejeweled custom hardware and strategically placed full-length mirrors, this home has everything todays buyers are asking for.
“Aside from these innovative closets, our clients are demanding features such as expanded outdoor living spaces with complete kitchens, sound and TV wiring, and expensive limestone pavers, and trust me, this home delivers,” says Ron Davis. 361 Whitley Place is value priced at $1,395,000 and is on a 1.05 acre corner lot with swimming pool, spa and lots of high end limestone paver hardscaping to complete the look. This acre homesite is enclosed by a wrought iron fence and has a large dog run waiting for the new owner.
The homes drive up appeal is immediately apparent, with soft Country French design showcasing decorative finials and exuding Old World elegance. The exterior boasts a porte-cochere entry with stamped concrete drive and motor court, large landscaped beds and a soft bubbling fountain to greet your guests.
Built for entertainment, 361 Whitley includes an expanded media room with barrel ceilings lit for the wow factor, 7.1 surround sound wiring, designer carpeting and sconce lighting which lowers to a soft glow when the movie starts.
There are now complete exercise rooms with rubberized flooring designed for heavy weights and soft landings. Most Ron Davis Custom Homes are value priced under two million and include temperature controlled wine rooms with designer built ins, showcased through large glass walls off the main dining areas.
Large acre homesites are quickly becoming a rare commodity and those interested are encouraged to visit this weekend from 1:00 till 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Phone Ron Davis Custom Homes sales manager Wyndham Boulter for more information about this home or others in the Whitley Place neighborhood at 214-789-0929 and he will be happy to discuss this property or any other newly completed Ron Davis Custom Homes throughout the DFW area that fit your family’s needs and desires.
The home is located just North of 380 in Prosper’s Whitley Place. Go North on Custer past 380, turn left on Wilson Creek Trail then another left on Whitley Place Drive until you come to the roundabout and the home just the other side. You can’t miss it! You will be so glad you discovered this elegant home.Amazingly Designed New Custom Home in Richardson – 400 High Brook
AS SEEN IN DALLAS MORNING NEWS on 11/13/16
A stunning Ron Davis Custom Homes Teardown located in the Heart of West Richardson, is the latest in a series of exceptionally designed homes from Ron Davis Custom Homes. The home was just completed for an end of the year move in. Located at 400 High Brook, this 5272 SF luxury home is situated in the ideal neighborhood, combining one of the highest rated school districts in the nation, the Plano Independent School District, with all the exciting new development happening in Richardson’s massive new Class-A Office and Mixed Use Development of CityLine. 400 High Brook provides a vibrant stunning custom home in an ideal location.
The Ron Davis Custom Homes team is proud of the Exciting & Innovative use of space enhancing this one and only custom home like no other; a home that incorporates latest designer trends in modern neutral tones with many shades of grey. It is quite a striking representation of all that is good in Transitional Modern Prairie Design.
The Frank Lloyd Wright style windows and the expansive stained gabled front porch offer a glimpse of what is to come inside this one of a kind high end custom home. It fits peacefully in the neighborhood and offers 5 Bedroom/5.2 Baths with 2 living areas, a study, a Butler’s Pantry with glass inset doors, a huge gourmet kitchen with 6 burner cooktop with pot filler and a family room with wall of windows overlooking the covered outdoor living center with outdoor kitchen, gas fireplace, stained beveled board ceiling and plenty of yard space to spare. The home has all the components, generally found in Custom Homes in a higher price range which includes Mud Cubbies, Craft/Laundry room/Kitchen desk. Upstairs is a Spacious Game Room with wet bar with Granite countertops, glass inset doors upper cabinets, and an under counter fridge. The Media opens to the game and has decorative ceiling lighting and sconces on dimmers for the perfect theater experience.
“The lot size dictates the design and Ron Davis Custom Homes always saves as much back yard space as possible. One the reasons for purchasing this particular home were the possibilities we visualized for a huge back yard and with this corner home site it turned out better than expected,” said Ron Davis, owner of Ron Davis Custom Homes. He adds, “We felt that Richardson city with Plano schools was a win-win for anyone who is considering the quality of life that this city and schools provide for their family.”
Ron Davis explains, “Our reputation has grown because of our commitment to superior craftsmanship, fine custom finishes with exceptional designs and a great value for the product. We pay attention to every detail, every step of the way.”
400 High Brook is open today, Sunday November 13 from 1-6 PM to view all of the fabulous features and to allow buyers to experience everything this location has to offer. To experience this home or any of the Ron Davis Custom Homes, properties please contact Wyndham Boulter at 214-789-0929 or visit the website at RonDavisCustomHomes.com.Tella Firma Foundations
Ron Davis Custom Homes interviews Wendy Traylor of Tella Firma Foundations on “Designing DFW with Jocelyn White” to discuss this exciting new technology that addresses the shifting soils in North Texas.
Ron Davis Custom Homes Chooses Tella Firma for Foundation in Hills of Kingswood Exclusive Neighborhood
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Ron Davis Custom Homes Chooses Tella Firma for Foundation in Hills of Kingswood Exclusive Neighborhood
(FRISCO, TEXAS — October 20, 2015) Ron Davis Custom Homes has selected Tella Firma Solid Earth Foundations (www.tellafirma.com) to provide the foundation for one of its clients in the exclusive Hills of Kingwood neighborhood located in Frisco, Texas.
“The terrain in this part of Frisco required an elevated foundation to minimize the risk associated with soil volatility,” said Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma. “We’ve worked with Ron on about 15 custom homes in the last two years and each one has unique circumstances where our foundation was a good solution for active soils. We are thrilled that Ron chose us to give his client peace of mind.”
By using a field-tested, patented process of elevating a slab-on-grade foundation, Tella Firma creates a protective void between the ground and the home itself. This application isolates the slab and guards it from damaging soil swells, contractions and unexpected movement caused by light earthquakes. Most foundation damage results from soil movement that can be caused by expansion and contraction of clay soils due to moisture change or by seismic activity.
“The foundation is so important when building a home,” Ron Davis said. “Each of our sites has a soil report to determine how active the soils are, and then solutions are evaluated to see what would be appropriate. Tella Firma is our go-to foundation for situations like this.”
The Tella Firma foundation system is based on commercial engineering principles in practice for over 50 years. The system provides the strength and protection of a pier-and-beam foundation yet is much more affordable and takes less time to install when compared to most traditional, suspended foundations. Tella Firma foundations also utilize a green installation process to avoid the need for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil under the home.
Ron Davis Custom Homes (rondaviscustomhomes.com) is a family-owned luxury home builder serving clients in the $1 to $3 million price range. Owners Ron and Shirley Davis have one-of-a-kind home designs and a reputation of quality finish-out and transparency in the home building process.
The Hills of Kingswood is nestled in the heart of Frisco, within 10 minutes of Legacy Business Park. A place of extraordinary beauty tucked away amid the wooded greenbelt that borders Lake Lewisville, the exclusive gated community offers premier homesites for exceptional luxury homes.Hills of Kingswood – Frisco Luxury Gated Community
Ron Davis Custom Homes is redefining Luxury in Frisco’s premier Gated Community, The Hills of Kingswood. Catering to busy professionals, corporate executives, and business owners, Ron Davis Custom Homes brings the same luxury, quality, innovation and high-style to Frisco that clients in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow and North Dallas have come to expect. Situated in THE premier location in North Texas, near the heart of the “$5 Billion Mile and the Dallas Cowboys HQ, this beautiful community features large lot sizes and views of a large creek corridor, highly sought after by those in the know. Don’t miss this unique opportunity. Limited home sites. Let Ron Davis Custom Homes show you the Total Custom Experience and discover what luxury living in Frisco is all about.Newman Village Frisco Phase 3 – Custom Home Lots Available
Ron Davis Custom Homes is excited to announce the delivery of Newman Village Phase 3 in Frisco, Texas. Conveniently located less than one mile from the Dallas North Tollway, this premier gated community offers large Frisco Custom Home lots that will serve as a beautiful place that you will be proud to call home.
Newman Village’s preeminent custom builder is Ron Davis Custom Homes, and it’s easy to see why. From the stunning Mediterranean, French, Tuscan and Hill Country inspired elevations and designs to the architectural details to the individual attention afforded to all our clients, Ron Davis Custom Homes provides the total custom experience.
Located inside the Frisco Independent School District, one of the most highly sought after school districts in state of Texas, Newman Village offers access to the brand new Newman Elementary which opened in August 2014, just steps outside the gates.
Driving into Newman Village, you can see why so many have chosen to make this neighborhood their home. From the beautiful landscaping, the one-of-a-kind sculpture and artwork that are the hallmark of the development, the Grand Italian piazza where community events are held and where you can relax in this beautiful setting, you immediately notice that Newman Village is a place unlike any other.
Stunning and unique custom homes line the streets as you enter and set the tone for the community. The Newman Village Discovery Center provides a luxurious atmosphere to host gatherings with friends and clients and is available to residents. The newly built Swim & Racquet Club allows residents to relax by the private pool or challenge their spouse to a friendly Tennis match on one of four private tennis courts.
Come experience Newman Village and don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to own a Ron Davis Custom Home in one of Frisco’s premier gated communities, Newman Village.
Large Custom Lots are available now to build your Dream Home. Call 972-680-0365 for more details.Front Doors in Dallas
The Dallas Morning News
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Author: Rhona Schwartz
More than just a means to an “in”, attractive front doors provide dazzling style for the facade, whetting the the appetite for what lies behind those closed. Additionally, these doors zero in on the owner’s personality and serve as the first line of defense for home security.
Let’s start with the business side. No matter the look, front doors must withstand the elements and deter intruders, so the choice of materials is important. Options include solid wood, glass, steel, fiberglass or a combination thereof.
The fun part of choosing a front door is choosing the look.
Which do you fancy, single panel or double doors? Many homeowners gravitate toward the double door style for its elegance, which pairs exceptionally well with a large entryway. “Whether it´s traditional, contemporary or rustic, the front door should match the style of the home,” says agent Nancy Bergamasco of Alie Beth Allman & Associates´ Ben Jones Group. “For example, a contemporary door would look terrible on a traditional or Victorian Style Home.”
Because the front door is the first thing people notice when approaching a home, great care is often taken to make it something to behold. Some doors match their surroundings in color or tone, while others contrast. Doors that impress and welcome all who pass through are the result.
Plano homeowner Annette Pipes proudly displays a pair of double doors custom-made of Texas red oak by Fisher Millwork of Dallas. Assembled onsite at her Sudbury residence , the doors feature period brass hardware in a hammered distressed finish and exude warmth as they command attention.
“We chose these doors because they compliment the Old World style of our home and offer privacy and security,” Pipes says.
“The home is patterned after classic Old English and Country French estate homes. We used a native Texas Granbury stone façade on the house, so the doors needed to be massive and imposing enough to compete with the rough stone façade and multi-point elevation.”
Ron Davis Custom Homes in Lakewood places heavy, dramatic doors on all its designs. Among them: double wrought-iron doors with glass panels that open independently and feature an attractive transom; double doors with clean, straight lines that lend a contemporary feel and decorative rain glass panels; and a Gothic-style single door with tempered rain glass and cathedral styling.
In one home, “elaborate wrought-iron caresses an iron-and-glass door reminiscent of Old World Europe,” says Shirley Boulter Davis with Ron Davis Custom Homes. Double-pane tempered rain glass and polyurethane foam insulation throughout the door and frame are great for energy efficiency and security, Davis says. Other homes have doors made of knotty alder and oak; some feature stained-glass insets.
An extensive range of custom-made front door designs is available. Many incorporate glazed central or side panels with leading and beveled or colored glass and concealed multi-bolt locking systems. Online catalogs of U.S. manufacturers showcase o trove of delicious doors in popular architectural styles, such as Craftsman, cottage, traditional and Colonial. They include: Texas Door Dealer and Iron Star Doors (Dallas); Texas Custom Doors (Kountze); Sculptural Glass Doors (Bellingham, Wash.); Marvin (Warroad, Minn.); Masonite (Tampa, Fla.); and Therma-Tru (Maumee, Ohio).
“The front door on our house was what first attracted me to the home,” says Sarah Lamensdorf, who resides on Beverly Drive. “It is an original Hollywood Regency-style door that is recessed into a deep paneled alcove that is painted black. We love the style of the 1940s and the front door definitely inspired us while decorating our home.”Vickery Place Centennial Tour Recession stopped teardowns, but work’s back on in Dallas
Published: 02 July 2010 7:34 AM
Dallas custom homebuilder Kelly Clark is finishing work on his latest project in Dallas’ Forest Hills neighborhood.
The $1.45 million house has five bedrooms and six baths and is within walking distance to White Rock Lake
“We’ve been working on that house 18 months,” said Clark, who’s about a month away from finishing. “I shut down construction after the crash and quit building while I waited for the economy to come back.
“No one was going to buy that house in the depths of the downturn,” he said. “I started the project back up six months ago.”
Since then, he’s had more “tire kickers” looking at the 6,127-square-foot home, which replaced a much smaller 1950s home that was knocked down.
Other speculative homes in the popular neighborhood off Garland Road are now sporting sold signs.
And builders across Dallas are once again shopping for lots where they can build pricey, close-in homes.
So-called teardown homebuilding almost shut down last year when the economy and housing market hit the wall.
But as the economy has improved, the rumble of bulldozers knocking down old houses to make way for new construction is starting to be heard again.
“While there are certainly some pockets in the teardown markets that continue to struggle, we have noticed that the East Dallas markets of Lakewood and the M Streets are seeing some increased activity,” said housing analyst Ted Wilson of Residential Strategies Inc.
“Likwise, the more moderate price points in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow – primarily under $2 million – are in better shape than they were a year ago.”
Residential Strategies estimates that in the first quarter, builders started more houses in close-in Dallas neighborhoods than they had since lat 2008.
Construction was up in Lakewood, parts of East Dallas, the Park Cities and North Dallas. At the ame time, the number of finished vacant house in most these areas went down.
“The number of finished, vacant units has declined and the corresponding supply has now dropped to under a five-month supply,” Wilson said. “That is a good sign indicating that excess inventory is getting mopped up.”
Starts of teardown house are still less than a quarter of what they were in the Dallas area three years ago, Residential Strategies’ numbers show. And sales of these houses in the first quarter were almost 70 percent below their peak in mid-2007.
But builders who stuck with the market say it’s turning the corner.
Barclay Builders is finishing a $749,000 spec house in Oak Lawn, and owner Michael Lorra is starting work on two more.
“I just poured a foundation for a house in Lake Highlands and am starting one in Lakewood next week,” Lorra said. “There is a very limited supply of houses in the markets I work in and good demand.”
Lorra bought his Oak Lawn lot on Bradford Drive from another builder who tore down an old house but then dropped the deal.
“It’s getting harder to find lots in this neighborhood because most of the houses are in good shape,” he said. “Over the past seven and eight years, all the junk houses were basically bought up.”
Builder Ron Davis is running into the same thing in the East Dallas neighborhoods where he builds.
“You can hardly find anything in Lakewood for under $300,000,” said Davis, who just closed several home sales.
“We are fixing to start four more house – two are sold and two are speculative,” he said. “Business has been pretty good, mostly coming from referrals and relocation buyers.
“The buyers aren’t out in droves, but the ones that are, are serious buyers.”