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“Neighborhood Identifying Features” Are “Neighborhood Edifying Features” in Bagwell Company Developments

  The cathedral-like grandeur of the 250 year old barn, set to begin restoration on Saturday, May 20 in Whittier Heights, and the terrace provided it will create a venue for neighbors and guests to meet on formal and informal occasions.

Architect Robin McCaffrey, landscape designer Eric Antrim, and garden and tree expert Susan Folkert are busy creating Eden in Colleyville. McCaffrey serves on architectural control committees of David Bagwell Company developments and also provides design services. Among them are architectural plans for restoring a circa 1760 barn in Whittier Heights and a circa 1850 gristmill in Old Grove. McCaffrey also draws architectural details to help builders recreate lost elements of craftsmanship on the exterior of their homes and has begun preparing plans for Bagwell’s new Ensemble Homes collaboration with local builders.

Antrim’s artistry may be seen throughout Whittier Heights, Westmont, Broughton, and soon in Old Grove. Whether grand in scale, like the Benedict Hill Belvedere and the Whittier Heights Entry Spire, or smaller elaborations, such as stained glass lanterns and a wind harp at a gateway to McPherson Park, his designs contribute an abiding aesthetic appeal to each neighborhood.

Ms. Folkert uses her expertise in flowering plants, ornamental grasses, and climbing vines to burnish entryways and common areas of Bagwell Company developments. However, her knowledge of Colleyville-compatible trees and her ability to secure outstanding specimens are having the most dramatic impact. Each year the company plants thousands of trees in homebuyers’ yards, in neighborhood common areas, on city property, and at nearby school grounds.

Bagwell says, “As a result of these artists’ efforts, our communities are embellished with ‘Neighborhood Identifying Features’ that provide both visual definition and distinction. Several of these features serve as venues where people may meet and enjoy one another’s company. It’s from richly remembered times like these that the neighborhood social fabric is woven. In this way, ‘Neighborhood Identifying Features’ become ‘Neighborhood Edifying Features’ contributing to a Sense of Place that people cherish about where they live.”

For further information, contact Susan Folkert at 214/673-6754 or or click here.


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