Category Archives: Classic Urban Homes

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D Magazine: Why Homes in the Exurbs Aren’t Built to Last

Excellent article in the latest D Magazine: Why Homes in the Exurbs Aren’t Built to Last (Does it make any sense to buy a disposable house?). The general thesis of the article is this – homes built way out in the “exurbs” are not built with quality and are not built to last. The author [...]

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DFW Housing starts up, and down

Good local housing data article on the D Magazine Real Points blog by Ted Wilson of Residential Strategies. Several times a year, we go to presentations by Ted and his crew to review the current state of housing in the DFW area. Short summary – new home starts in Q2 2011 is down from Q2 2010, but [...]

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Classic Urban Homes – our plans for the current year

So we’re a little late in working on our new year resolutions – but we’ve got legitimate excuses! We completed and closed three homes from late January to late February, had a couple of successful open houses, travelled to Austin as part of the HBA Rally Day (and got to discuss issues with a Texas [...]

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A very busy start to the new year!

We’re super busy with final finishing touches on two great custom built homes but wanted to share a couple of updates with you. First off – our stunning contemporary home at 8627 Midway will be open to the public this Sunday, January 23rd. The homeowners have graciously allowed us to open the doors to invite anyone who [...]

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2010 AIA Dallas Tour of Homes

If you have some time this weekend, you should consider going to the fourth annual American Institute of Architects Dallas Tour of Homes. The homes are open this Saturday and Sunday, November 6th and 7th from 10am to 5pm each day. Tickets for all eight homes are $25 each. More information can be found here: [...]

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Working on updating the site!

After many months, we are soon to be live with an updated blog site here and at our main home page at Classic Urban Homes. Most people won’t notice any changes on the main site – but we’re working with some great people at Ovrflo Media to make it much more functional. They’ve been great to work [...]

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USA Today: Houses of 2020 will be all about energy (and Classic Urban Homes agrees)

I think the USA today (“Houses of 2020 will be all about energy“) stole the description of one of our (award winning (more on that later)) house plans…. They say The American house of 2020 will likely be smaller, smarter, more urban and efficient. Hmm… When I look at the description of our plans for [...]

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Classic Urban Homes new LEED project

Classic Urban Homes is excited about our latest custom build project in the Shorecrest area of Dallas. We’re working with a couple who have an exciting vision – they want to build a great modern home that qualifies for LEED! LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance [...]

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More than 15,000 Expected at Saturday’s Live Green in Plano Expo: Green Built Texas to Participate

More than 15,000 Expected at Saturday’s Live Green in Plano Expo: Green Built Texas to Participate Classic Urban Homes hopes to see you there! Posted using ShareThis

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Sold and funded!

With a mix of sadness and joy – Classic Urban Homes has sold it’s excellent home at 4425 Grassmere! As you may recall, this was the first Green Built Texas ™ home in University Park and also was awarded “Best Green Built Home” by the Dallas Homebuilders Association. Needless to say, we’re quite proud of [...]