Richardson's CityLine development is rapidly become the place to be in North Texas, with top-name restaurants, shopping, and entertainment sprouting up in this pocket along U.S. 75 and the President George Bush Turnpike. It's also turning into a business hub, thanks to the offices of State Farm, Raytheon, Texas Health, and Children's Medical Center, along with easy access to the DART.
With all this opportunity in one place, it only makes sense that high-end homes would soon follow. But instead of the expected townhomes, The Residences at CityLine are detached, single-family homes that bring modern comfort and smart design to urban living, all in an unbeatable location.
The 32 dwellings, designed and built by Centre Living Homes, range in size from 2,600 to 3,300 square feet. The window placement throughout allows ample natural light to enter the open floorplans. Oversize bi-parting doors reveal each home's private courtyard, while upstairs there's an option for the same retractable doors to lead out to a rooftop deck overlooking Fox Creek Park.
"It's unusual to get single-family, detached homes in such an urban area," says Centre Living Homes' president Trevor Brickman. "But then add in a rooftop deck? Unheard of."
The clean, modern design reflects Centre Living's commitment to quality: handcrafted and painted Shaker-style cabinetry, Dakota quartz countertops, stylish tile backsplashes, white oak hardwood floors, frameless walk-in showers, and 10-foot ceilings are only a few of the enviable standard features. A dedicated design consultant coordinates several different packages — with actual samples of each textile, treatment, and material — to help make choosing finishes fun instead of overwhelming. And the best part? Each option, from sleek contemporary to classic transitional, is already included in the home's price.
"You can get what you want without spending all your time picking every little detail," says Brickman.
Eco-conscious elements are also on display, from low-e windows and radiant barrier roof decking to the 16 SEER dual-zoned air conditioning system and Rheem tankless water heater. Tech-savvy homebuyers will value the Skybell doorbell camera, USB kitchen outlets, and WiFi-enabled thermostat, security panel, garage door, and deadbolt.
It's hard to top being within walking distance to Whole Foods and right next to a 26-acre park, but being zoned for Plano ISD might just do it.
"We wanted the homes to be on the same level as the rest of CityLine," says Centre Living Homes' president Trevor Brickman. "Unique site-planning for indoor-outdoor living and a hip vibe, plus you're living in the center of it all."
Ebby Halliday Realtors' The Helen Baker Group has the listings, which include three-bedroom layouts that start at $549,900 and four-bedroom plans that begin at $655,000.