Sunday, June 27, 2010

New Homes in Waco "Front Porch Homes": Downsize in Style w/ Colonial Brick Cottage

New Homes in Waco "Front Porch Homes": Downsize in Style w/ Colonial Brick Cottage

Downsize in Style w/ Colonial Brick Cottage

"Downsize in Style" This 3BA/2BA Colonial Brick Cottage has numerous "Custom Features". Vaulted ceiling in Family Room & Dining, Fireplace, Spacious Master, Walk-In Closets, Dual Vanities, Garden Tub & Shower, Breakfast Nook, Bay Window, & Granite Counter tops. Yards maintained by HOA, Green built/energy efficient. Under $100/mo to heat & cool year round. Can build anywhere local. Call for directions & details.

Mark Felton at 254-307-1035 or

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

1 Story "Green Built" Traditional Housing for Active Adults

Front Porch Homes & the Cotton Crossing Development in Woodway are introducing a new series of house plans geared to the Empty Nester & Retiree crowd. The houses will feature many of the standard "Green" practices, including spray foam insulation, tankless waterheaters, and Low E vinyl windows. All of the houses will be designed based on traditional architectural designs, such as Bungalow, Colonial, Farm House, French Country, Shingle and many others.

"We had such a positive response to the houses that we were building in Phase I at Cotton Crossing, however, the number one comment we recieved was 'we love your concept and building product, but we want it in a one story, that is energy efficient and doesn't sacrifice the curb appeal of the house." Well, we listened, and that is what we have now begun to offer. Front Porch Homes has already begun the design of a single story custom in Phase II that will be located on a corner lot that backs up to the new "Charleston Park".

We have numerous single story plans to choose from. Typically, we use our floor plan library as a starting point. We will review hundreds of plans and narrow it down to a few plans that most agree with the customers style and taste. From there we will typically, custom draw a new plan that incorporates all of their wants and needs, all the while maintaining their unique style.
Other market research that we found useful was that the Empty Nester, Active Adult, Retired crowd are all interested in cost savings & energy efficiency, but are not very knowledgeable about "Green Building". As it turns out, the single best way to gain the cost savings in your energy bills in a new house is basically through some of the more popular "Green" practices. These would include the spray foam insulation and tankless water heaters. One story houses in Cotton Crossing, built by Front Porch Homes will start in the 190's and range into the mid to upper 200's. Front Porch Homes will also build on an individuals lot on a case by case basis and depending on the price of the lot, the total cost can actually go down quite a bit.
For more information you can reference the websites below or Contact Mark at 254-495-1241

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Front Porch Homes "Green Builder"

Cotton Crossing The Return of the Neighborhood

Mark Felton has been raising the bar for residential construction. His two companies, Frontera Development and Front Porch Homes, main project is Cotton Crossing, a development centrally-located on the old Western Oaks Golf Course. Cotton Crossing is one of Waco’s newest master planned communities, classified as a Traditional Neighborhood Development. The entire neighborhood is architecturally controlled and uses historic building styles such as Bungalow, Colonial, French Country and others to recreate a true neighborhood setting. Cotton Crossing features garden homes with yards maintained by the homeowner’s association, sidewalks, front porches, lakes and walking trails.

Phase II features single-story houses geared toward baby boomers looking to downsize and lower energy bills without sacrificing the look of their home. With ever-increasing energy costs, many customers are asking about Green Building. Standard features include spray foam insulation, tankless water heaters and insulated double pane windows. These products provide significant savings for customers. “I have a three-bedroom, two-bath house that is near completion that will have an average 12-month energy bill of around $60 per month,” said Felton. Front Porch Homes and Frontera Development are building in Cotton Crossing, Rancho Lorena and Lost Oaks. Front Porch Homes will also accept custom design/build projects around the Waco area.

For information on Green Building in Waco, Texas visit the websites below for more information or schedule an appointment to visit our "Model Home" and tour the property.

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Mark P. Felton
200 Prestwick
Woodway, TX 76712