Begin with the end in mind: write a
|| David Bagwell Company
standards achieve aesthetic appeal and create venues for friendly
It's said that an architect is a poet who thinks
in construction. It's an apt metaphor, but it leaves unanswered
what kind of poetry an architect writes.
Colleyville developer David Bagwell has a picturesque vision
for his neighborhoods, a lovely aspect "pretty as a picture".
To ensure the evocative architecture essential to this scene,
aesthetic standards of each neighborhood describe the kind of
poetry that architects should write.
Haiku is a short form of Japanese poetry comprised of only three
lines. A ballad is a narrative song with a recurrent refrain.
An epic is a narrative too, but it's a long and ponderous poem
written in elevated language.
Most residential developments accept from architects a thin plan
set like a haiku poem. In David Bagwell Company neighborhoods,
plans more like a ballad are called for, but not a narrative of
Luxury homebuilding can be understood as progressing from evaluation
of where to build through rough schematic design, interior finish
considerations, budgeting, final construction documents, engaging
the builder, construction, and landscaping. To achieve Bagwell's
aesthetic ends, architectural control committees of his neighborhoods
adopt standards for final construction documents and landscape
plans. They must be sufficiently detailed so that the committees
may know in advance the outcome of each homebuilding project.
In this way, homes begin with the end in mind, and builders and
architects share responsibility for authenticating critical stylistic
qualities of historic designs. Builders and homebuyers who share
Bagwell's vision select architects with the skills to create drawings
that achieve this picture perfect ideal.
See the poetry of homes designed and built with benefit of forethought
in picturesque Whittier Heights, Old Grove and Benedict Hill at
Westmont on McDonwell School Road in Colleyville. For information,
call Susan Folkert at 214/673-6754 or go online to www.bagwellcompany.com