Custom homes coming soon to Parkland Village

The opportunity to live in a custom-designed home in Parkland Village is here! Development is underway and models are expected to go under construction in late summer on an exclusive, gated, custom-home neighborhood called Sheldon Lake. Located at the center of Bridgeland’s newest village, the private community of Sheldon Lake will be positioned between the future Parkland Activity Center and Bridgeland’s educational campus, while also being within walking distance to all the amenities of Josey Lake.

Two of Houston’s premium custom builders, Partners in Building and Fedrick, Harris Estate Homes will be designing and building homes on some of the largest homesites currently available in Parkland Village. The first phase of the private community will consist of twenty-four, half-acre homesites. The sizable lots provide plenty of space to incorporate every aspect desired in a custom home. In addition to being a gated section, many homesites will offer lakefront living.

Both builders take a personalized approach in creating individualized spaces to build the home of your dreams. Partners in Building builds customized homes by creating one-of-a-kind spaces based on your budget, while Fedrick, Harris Estate Homes, the premier division of Newmark Homes, offers clients the ability to present their own designs or take existing plans and make changes to suit their desires. Read more ›

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Top 5 Home Design Trends

Whether you’re building a new home or want to update your current living space, it’s important to keep an eye out for the home design trends that are popular this year. We talked to the experts at Millennium Designs, Inc. and gathered the latest design tips you need to know. Check them out below. You can easily showcase all of the following trends in a new home in Bridgeland. Our team of prestigious homebuilders can help you create the home of your dreams, inside and out.

  1. Trendy Fabric

You can add a lot of style and comfort to your home by choosing your fabrics and textiles well. This year’s trendy interior design fabric is none other than velvet. You may have seen velvet make a comeback in the fashion world; now, it’s heading to your living spaces. Try incorporating velvet into fabric sofas or use it as an accent with throw pillows or blankets.

  1. Bold Colors

Home accessory and paint colors can be hard to choose. Should you go with a calm neutral or a bold finish? This year, the home interior colors you should be focusing on are kale, a green inspired by the leafy vegetable, and ultraviolet, Pantone’s color of the year for 2018. Both colors offer great opportunities to fill your space with personality. Whether you go with an ultraviolet accent wall or use kale-colored velvet in your accessories, you can’t lose with these cool colors.

  1. Outdoor Living Spaces

Entertaining is moving outside the home. More and more people want to bring the fun of their living and dining spaces to the great outdoors. Outdoor furniture for dining, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, firepits and comfortable patios are definitely something to consider this year. You can even incorporate other trends into your outdoor entertaining space. For example, consider upholstering wicker furniture in waterproof kale or ultraviolet fabric. Remember, the main goal is to recreate a great entertaining space in your own backyard.

  1. Mixed Metals

A simple way to spice up your kitchen design is to utilize brushed brass or brushed nickel in your hardware. From doorknobs and pulls to light fixtures and faucet finishes, this stylish look will elevate any kitchen. Pair it with two-tone cabinets, and your kitchen will be a hit.

  1. Framed Bathroom Mirrors

Many bathroom mirrors are merely fixed to the wall without decoration. But this season, framed mirrors are turning heads. Choose an ornate or modern style depending on your current bathroom design to make your mirror really pop. You can easily use this trend on wall mirrors throughout your home, too.

There you have it! From simple touches to full outdoor makeovers, design trends this year will help set a new tone in your home. Incorporate one or all of these styles to create a welcoming, fashionable environment.

Contributor: Wendy Mitchell, Millennium Designs, Inc.

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Virtual Tour of the new Trendmaker Model in Parkland Village

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Landscaping enhancements coming to Fry Road

The Fry Road median which runs along Bridgeland’s eastern boundary is about to get a much needed facelift. In partnership with Harris County, the Howard Hughes Corporation will soon begin beautifying the center strip. The project will encompass approximately 2 miles of the Fry Road corridor, extending from Bridgeland Landing Drive to just slightly south of Tuckerton Road.

Tree farms throughout Bridgeland will provide trees to be used in the Fry Road enhancement project

One of the design goals for the community is to provide a more natural look and feel both in and around Bridgeland. Both loblolly pines and live oaks, two of the same evergreen trees that are predominantly seen throughout the development, will be used to spruce up the dividance between north and southbound traffic.

Continuing the commitment to sustainable development practice and in consideration of the environment while enhancing the landscape, approximately 180 trees will be sourced from the more than 750,000 trees within Bridgeland’s existing tree farm, which is located on undeveloped land inside the community. The fast-growing loblolly and the live oak, a favorite tree for shade and its majestic appearance, will provide both shelter and food for the area’s wildlife. The trees will be irrigated using Bridgeland’s non-potable, ‘purple pipe’ water system. The same system that waters the common area within our community. Read more ›

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Take a virtual tour of the new Coventry Model in Parkland Village

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Bridgeland sets new standard as it breaks ground on new multifamily project

With each new phase of development, Bridgeland continues to set new standards for master planned communities, and once again, this premier community is setting trends as it breaks ground this month on its newest luxury, technologically advanced multifamily homes.

The project will consist of two-story townhomes and four-story multifamily buildings. For those seeking a more refined place to call home with independence from maintenance, each of the 312 units of varying sizes up to 1,300 square feet will be outfitted with superior fixtures and accompanied by top-of-the-line amenities, including nine-foot ceilings, quartz countertops, garden tubs, walk-in closets, home automation technology, and in-unit washer/dryers.

The well-appointed housing option will be located within Lakeland Village near Mason Road. Its position will offer unobstructed views of Josey Lake while catering to the convenience of the Grand Parkway and nearby shopping at the future town center, where density is planned to increase to facilitate the planning and implementation of the 900-acre future commercial site.   Read more ›

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“Windgrass” graces entrance in Bridgeland to become community’s first major piece of art

If you have entered Bridgeland from Grand Parkway recently, you’ve probably noticed the bright orange-red linear rods adjacent to the Bridgeland monument sign. What you are witnessing is Bridgeland’s first major work of public art. Titled Windgrass, this dramatic, 26-foot tall sculpture was created by Konstantin Dimopoulos and is the artist’s only permanent installation in Texas.

Part of Bridgeland’s master plan is to incorporate works of art and sculpture into the landscaped surroundings. Assisting in this effort to offer a cultural component is Kinzelman Art Consulting. With Windgrass,  Bridgeland officially begins its public art collection, carrying on the tradition four decades ago by sister community – The Woodlands.

Inspired by the movement of the vast, swaying prairie grass in the Texas landscape, Dimopoulos sought to create a piece that could seamlessly integrate into the Bridgeland landscape. The sculpture flanks the entry monument to Bridgeland when accessing the development from Grand Parkway. The vibrant shafts soar dramatically skyward punctuating the grand entrance and providing a distinctive welcome to current and future residents. It is sure to be a conversation piece for generations.  Read more ›

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11th Annual Nature Fest Welcomes Dr. Evan Antin

If you’re an animal lover, Dr. Dolittle wannabe, or even just curious about some of the exotic species that inhabit our earth, you’ll want to save the date for Bridgeland’s 11th Annual Nature Fest taking place Saturday, April 28 from 10 AM to 5 PM in Oak Meadow Park.

Bridgeland is all about the outdoors, and Nature Fest is a perfect way to learn about the preservation of some of nature’s striking and unusual inhabitants and their ecosystems in a fun and engaging way. This free, yearly event will continue to amaze and delight all who attend – regardless of age – and the line-up of activities will certainly make for an impressive day.

Joining our festivities as this year’s headline act is exotic animal veterinarian, Dr. Evan Antin. You may recognize his name from his appearances on a variety of TV shows including The Today Show, The Rachel Ray Show, and The Dr. Oz Show. Adding to his celebrity status, he is also People Magazine’s Official Pet Vet. Read more ›

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Parkland Village: A Nature Lover’s Dream

This post is written by Veronica Veronika Romeis, author of Veronica’s Blushing.

This post is sponsored by Bridgeland, all thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own.

Over the years, I’ve gotten quite an abundance of emails and messages about moving to Houston from many of my wonderful readers. As you all know, I moved to Houston in 2007 after having lived in a suburb of Toronto, Canada for 20 years of my life. To say it was a big change is an understatement – but I absolutely love living in Houston – and not just for the weather but because it’s a diverse, culture-rich city full of great things to do and has a fantastic real estate market and amazing food (just to name a few things!)

When people email to ask which neighborhoods I recommend they check out, I always share a few depending on where they’ll be working, but Kevin and I have lived inside of the loop for our entire relationship, so I admittedly don’t have extensive experience with every neighborhood or suburb other than when we visit friends who live in them. We’ve considered some suburbs during our house hunting process (y’all know we love to move…three houses in 10 years, ahem…) but we’ve decided that for now, to keep our commutes as short as possible, staying inside the loop is the best decision for our family.

We had the opportunity last weekend to visit the grand opening event for Parkland, a new Village in Bridgeland , which is a masterfully planned community in northwest Houston (Cypress) which will include over 20,000 homes for 65,000 residents. The community has incredible amenities for families, with over 3,000 acres devoted to lakes, trails and open space — a nature-lover’s dream! There’s even a treehouse park for kids which you have to see to believe — it’s so imaginative and fun. The community also has splash pads, heated pools, a boat house, hiking trails, parks for kids (including one with a zip line!) and much more. And, you can check out another Parkland Village grand opening event with your family on Saturday, April 7!

A lot of parents choose where they’ll lived based on schools, and Cy-Fair ISD constructed a 127-acre educational village located near the Grand Parkway. This new campus boasts nearly 1 million square-feet of learning space for at least 5,912 students, and includes a 4-story high school (Bridgeland High School), 3-story middle school (pending) and 2-story elementary school (Wells Elementary).

The Bridgeland community was hosting a day of family fun to celebrate their official Parkland Village opening featuring music, train rides, an inflatables zone, paddle boat rides, food trucks and more. The kids had a blast and I got to fulfill my endless desire to tour model homes (this, in addition to regularly looking at real estate listings is a huge guilty pleasure of mine). It’s not uncommon for me to pop into a model home open-house in our area if we happen to drive past one on a weekend…haha.

Let’s start with the homes – they range in price from the 240’s to over a million, so checking out the different models was really fun for us (and also made me contemplate how much fun it would be to have that much square footage to decorate!) I love touring model homes because you can really get a sense of the latest home trends in terms of architecture, floor plans/layout and décor. I’m a total HGTV-addict, so seeing all of these incredible homes was a treat — even the kids loved it! They kept saying “we want to see the next one!”  Bridgeland has 16 different builders — so there’s truly something for everyone!

Our favorite was this painted-brick white home by Highland Homes. The interior was bright and white with a lot of great woodwork — very “Fixer Upper” style. What I noticed about all of the models was the abundance of windows and natural light. This model was a little over 4000 sq. ft. which feels huge — but it was so well laid out and had a lot of open spaces. There was a great office at the front of the home, too.

The built-in storage in this master bathroom was envy-inducing for me! Oh, what I would store in there! The kitchen had some open-shelving which was such a great touch and the living room had these massive windows that let in so much light. I liked that there was both a formal dining space and a generous eat-in kitchen space.

Other trends we loved in these homes were mud rooms — most models had one near the entryways — I would love to have a mud room in our next home — it’s such a great feature to stay organized. The master bathrooms were all spacious and the closets in some of the models were a total dream! Some even had two massive closets. Something else I saw in several of the homes were built-in shelves in bedrooms and built-in window seats which are a total wish list item for me in any home. It adds such a nice decorative touch to a space while also being functional.

One of the larger homes had a huge balcony off of the game room area — such a great location! It also had two sets of stairs which I thought was such a convenient feature for a larger home.

This master bathroom was probably my favorite of them all — I loved that each vanity/sink had its own built-in cabinet — bathroom storage can be so tricky so the fact that this had cabinets, drawers and a tall cabinet built into the sink/vanity was amazing. I also adored the herringbone pattern floors in this home — stunning!This home had an amazing atrium off of the entryway with an outdoor fireplace. It felt so luxurious and yet cozy! All of the homes also had game rooms and/or media rooms which is an amazing feature. With how much we use our playroom — I know these dedicated spaces can make a huge difference in keeping your home organized. I love having a dedicated space for toys and play.

I’m so glad we got to experience all the Bridgeland community has to offer! If you’re looking for a new home, relocating to Houston or simply want to check out a great community in Houston — I highly recommend visiting Parkland Village in Bridgeland.

I love that there are homes available in a wide array of price ranges and styles that are perfect for big and small families, couples looking to downsize — basically, anyone looking to live in a great community with tons of green space, amenities and events. I also have to say that everyone was so friendly — I met a group of moms that live in the area at the event and they were so welcoming and initiated a conversation with me. I also had several of you DM me on Instagram saying you live in or near this community and love it!

Before we left, we took some photos in a wildflower field in one of Bridgeland’s other Villages — I’m so in love with these sweet photos. That Village was also hosting an event for families — I really got a sense this was an area of town where there is a lot to do and with a tight-knit community feel.

After having experienced the Bridgeland community, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new home in Houston! We’ve had the delight of moving into a completely newly constructed home twice, and we absolutely love the process — especially on our most recent home where we got to make design decisions, pick our finishes and truly make it ours. The builders in Bridgeland have so many custom options on a lot of the homes — so you can really make it your dream home.

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great week!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bridgeland. The opinions and text are all mine.

This post is sponsored by Bridgeland, all thoughts and opinions are , as always, my own.

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Explore Activities Right Outside Your Door at Parkland Village

This post is written by Kristy Moreno, author of Seven Graces

Today’s post is sponsored by Bridgeland. As always, all thoughts and opinions are all my own.

Where are all my Houston peeps (or future Houstonians for that matter)?! For the past 11 years, I’ve called Houston home, and there really is no other place I’d rather be. This past summer we moved into a new home, and I am now kicking myself for not looking into a certain community: Bridgeland. Out of all the communities in this huge metroplex, Bridgeland is above and beyond one of the best places to live in the Houston area.

This weekend we had the pleasure of attending Bridgeland’s Parkland Village grand opening event, and it was the best time! This community certainly knows how to treat its residents and prospective residents, too.

There will be another Bridgeland grand opening event at Parkland Village on Saturday. April 7, so be sure to stop by for loads of family fun and the chance to explore the new and beautiful model homes. Here’s a list of all you can expect during the event:

  • Enjoy live music
  • Food trucks
  • Austin Bike Zoo
  • Model home tour with prizes
  • Scavenger hunt for kids at Josey Lake
  • Goat yoga
  • Train rides
  • Inflatable zone
  • Paddle boat rides
  • Photo-op
  • Roaming entertainment
  • Arts & crafts for kids
  • Canoe and Kayak rides
  • Face painting
  • Balloon artist

The grand opening event was held in the newest area of the community, Parkland Village, featuring one its newest amenities, Josey Lake, a 3-mile waterway with kayak launch, birding tower, boardwalk, extreme play area with a zip line and meadow-like vegetation. Charlotte and Colin had a blast running around the playground and walking the boardwalk.

Bridgeland hosts the best events filled to the brim with fun activities for the family. I attended Goat Yoga (you read that right: yoga with goats roaming around us), and while I was busy being one with nature, Charlotte and Colin were spoiled with all sorts of treats. Face painting, balloon art, bounce houses, more playgrounds, live music, and a dog show were all part of our great day. Once I was done with yoga, we treated ourselves to some of the yummiest food trucks which lined the street. All of this free to the public!

After our delicious lunch, we walked it off, venturing into the beautiful model homes of Parkland Village, which are all conveniently located in the same area. This was hands down my favorite part because I am always so inspired by all of the decor and finishing touches in such stunning new builds, and the Parkland Village homes were out of this world amazing.

Bridgeland is a premiere master-planned community that you must check out! Parkland Village is the next chapter in Bridgeland’s community, growing since 2006 with plans of expansion for the next 25 years, and the highly anticipated newest addition is now open. Parkland Village connects its residents with nature with wide-open spaces and family-friendly activities, making it feel like you’re living in a park.

The 25-acre Village Park will include a lazy river, leisure pool with beach entry, rope swing, lap pool, fitness center, event hall and lawn, playground and sprayground, tennis courts, open play field, basketball court, dog park, kayak launch, and hike and bike trails. So many wonderful activities right outside your door!

For more information about the Bridgeland community, be sure to visit their site.

You definitely need to consider this premiere community the next time you’re house hunting. I know we will.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bridgeland. The opinions and text are all mine.

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