Real Estate

A Look at Dallas Homes by the Numbers

Before you get down to things like picking the color of your kitchen, you’ve got to have the basics. Builders share the nuts and bolts.

What is the average number  of homes you build in a year?

5 or 6


What percentage of your homes include a pool?

Very Few

17%

About Half

25%

All

58%

The jury’s in: Pools are still cool in Dallas. “It makes summer in Texas a lot more bearable.” Kurt bielawski, MORE Design + Build


Name an inspiring local architect:

A beautiful home starts with a good set of blueprints. So, when asked which local architects—past and present—have influenced them, it’s no surprise our builders compiled a brilliant list.

Bruce Bernbaum
William Briggs
Don Caperton
Charles Dilbeck
Keith Downing
Robbie Fusch
Clifford Hutsell
Anton Korn
John Lively
Eddie Maestri
Patricia Magadini
Lionel Morrison
David Stocker
Robert Trown
Weldon Turner
Frank Welch

 


Are homes trending back to walls and structured rooms?

An overwhelming number of our experts are still seeing open concept as the preferred floorplan. But that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be some structure. “Open living is still trending among consumers, however homeowners are increasingly wishing they had created some enhanced levels of separation, especially in the kitchen line-of-sight areas,” Bryan Hutchinson of Victor Myers Custom Homes says. “The romance of wide-open entertainment intersects the reality of dirty dishes and preparation.”

Open

80%

Structured

5%

Mixed

15%


Are your clients still asking for formal dining rooms?

Dallasites do love to entertain. Just more than half our builders found that clients still want that formal dining room, even if it’s just to show off their family heirlooms.

No

13%

Mixed

51%

Yes

36%


Are you still including formal living rooms in your homes?

“Formal living rooms are a thing of the past,” says Richard Miller of Richard Miller Custom Homes. Still, our builders found that most want a second living space—just used as a library or study instead.

No

65%

Yes

13%

Mixed

22%


These four home styles are the most popular in town.

popular-home-styles-2017
From Left to Right: Mediterranean, Transitional, Modern, Farmhouse


What’s the approximate amount of time it takes to build a house—from start to finish?

10-12

Months on average

 


What’s the average number of bathrooms?

5

Most of the builders we surveyed are typically building a full bath for each bedroom, plus a powder room or pool bath


What’s the average garage size (number of cars)?


 

What’s the average square footage of your homes?

5,000

 

Square feet

 


What’s the average number of bedrooms?

4

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