Marcus Hiles has made it the primary goal of his company to provide the exquisitely designed homes and comprehensive amenities which an elegant lifestyle demands at an affordable price point. In downtown Austin, The Mansions at Lakeline mirror the rich array of arts and culture with a chic, urban location near the hundreds of new restaurants and shops in the area. In Conroe, Texas, The Towers Woodland’s natural splendor is incorporated at every opportunity, with residents enjoying breathtaking lake views, 44 acres of jogging paths and picnic areas, a fishing pond, and an off-leash dog park. Every neighborhood aims to provide a year round retreat from the stresses of daily living, offering full day spas, personal trainers, and concierge and maintenance services available around the clock.
Hiles’ rental homes, townhomes and apartments remain energy efficient without sacrificing the luxurious amenities. The roof of each building includes highly reflective radiant barrier panels that can reduce heat transfer by up to 97 percent, while lowering indoor temperatures by 30 degrees. Top-notch weather stripping and dual pane windows with a layer of argon gas and a solar heat gain coefficient of at least 0.22 further prevent heat loss. Indoors, apartments are equipped with Energy Star rated appliances that not only reduce renter’s carbon footprint, but also lower their utility costs. For air conditioners, the industry standard is to install units with a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of between 12 and 14, but Marcus Hiles insists that only units with SEER values of over 16 be installed. This results in residents across his 15,000 properties reducing their carbon emissions by 32,000 tons, and accruing almost half a million dollars in savings.
The non-profit groups that collect goods to feed, clothe, and equip needy children for school, such as the church that will distribute Hiles’ winter coats to K-12 grade students, are essential to personal growth within the community, and Marcus Hiles urges local businesses and residents to get behind these causes. By providing spiritual, emotional and academic support, the programs help at-risk youth overcome tough situations, placing them on the best path for success.
Recent novelties in architectural design made it possible for hot outdoor spaces to become the most favored feature of housing construction, their popularity primarily being attributed to low maintenance costs and ultrafashionable futuristic look. Marcus Hiles notes the growing interest in open-air living elements that are ecologically clean, yet along with that are affordable in price. Conservation-friendly, sustainability-oriented alternatives to traditional designs, such as permeable pavement and storm water runoff containments are the leading avant-garde landscape residential designs nowadays. A rooftop water collection system is utilized to allow for condensation of rainwater from the air and its transition to storages in wells, followed by further evaluation of the drained water before it becomes reprocessed on-site. Graywater recycling is a process that takes waste water that has been previously used in households and office buildings, through streams coming from washing machines, showers, baths, and tubs and further redirects it for non-drinkable consumption purposes. Normally, the reprocessed water will be utilized in rest rooms, sinks as well as in irrigation. Overall, reusing graywater considerably reduces the need for purified water and reduces the amount of sterilization required. Another cutting-edge achievement in architectural design is permeable paving, the practice, however, dating back many centuries. The system was first deployed thousands of years before the contemporary urban planning, when people started building roads by placing heavy layers of crushed stones, recycled concrete and other materials atop the beds for drainage purposes. The rainwater would pass through small hollows between gravel, paving material, fabric, and sand – the four core components of filtration, before it was absorbed by the earth. This simple, smart, and environmentally clean surfacing has many advantages, including but not limited to minimizing pollution and runoff, keeping the flow of storm water to drains and spillways under control, restoring local underground and spring water supplies along with offering pavement skid resistance for patios, walkways and driveways.
Located near the sparkling waters of Lake Lewisville, and just a short drive from the vibrant cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, The Luxe 3Eighty offers the best of all possible worlds: Easy access to big-city culture with the upscale comfort and privacy of a secluded, members-only community. Our exclusive, world-class residence provides young professionals and families with a seamlessly luxurious way of life. Amenities abound, including a well-appointed clubhouse, massive resort-style pool and tanning deck, leading-edge fitness center, plush comfortable lounge, a cozy Starbucks® Wi-Fi Café and much more.
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Marcus Hiles’ communities encourage beneficial lifestyles by supplying top of the line fitness equipment, organizing group events, and incorporating their beautiful natural surroundings. The Mansions of Wylie, located in the heart of vibrant Wylie, TX, allow for new and exciting experiences every day. The premier apartments offer luxurious, resort style living in a unique city filled with alluring attractions. Each distinguished resident has unlimited access to a billiards room, scenic trails, fitness center, cardio theater, swimming pool and heated spa, private dog park, and a personal trainer.
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The Mansions at Travesia go beyond mere luxury. Designed to exceed your highest expectations, our exclusive members-only community lies cradled deep in the heart of beautiful Texas Hill Country, yet just minutes away from the vibrant, world-renowned Austin scene. Giving you the best of both worlds, right at your fingertips.
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According to Marcus Hiles, Dallas residents find that the extra 24 inches of height delivers value across a broad spectrum. “Decorating options increase, such as the ability to mount window treatments above casings or add valances,” he states. Architectural features like built-in ledges serve to showcase plants and display family heirlooms. Taller pieces of furniture and artwork placed higher on walls create visual interest, as do taller lamps, floral arrangements, and other decorative touches. Ten-foot ceilings also add to a room’s comfort level when entertaining friends and family members. “Guests don’t feel cramped and air circulates more freely,” maintains Hiles. He says that 10-foot ceilings deliver the best of both worlds from an acoustical standpoint, avoiding the cacophony of a room with less cubic footage and the echo chamber created by a space with vaulted ceilings. Similarly, the room height in Marcus Hiles’ Dallas properties helps regulate temperatures. Rooms with less volume are inclined to be stuffy during both summer and winter. Because heat rises, those with 18-foot ceilings typically use exponentially more energy to cool and heat the space. In contrast, apartments with 10-foot ceilings have greater energy efficiency and have space to incorporate ceiling fans. As a result, they deliver lower energy bills.
One of Western Rim Property Services’ most popular developments is the Mansions at Stone Hill, located just north of Austin, Texas. Marcus Hiles, founder and CEO of Western Rim Properties, designed the Mansions at Stone Hill to be a perfect complement between an energetic culture and the resilient beauty of the Texas landscape. Here, residents can enjoy the feel of a rural life, yet a vibrant, vivacious city is just a few miles down the road.
The Mansions at Stone Hill feature a 370-unit apartment complex with options available for both luxury and senior living. Hiles and Western Rim selected this Pflugerville location due to its proximity to Austin as well as important social locations like Home Depot, Target, Best Buy, 24-Hour Fitness, several fast-food restaurants, and a movie theatre. On site itself, residents have access to a social lounge with HDTV entertainment, an ultramodern fitness center, and a resort-style pool. A key component of the Western Rim Properties philosophy is to create a community spirit within the development, and the Mansions at Stone Hill provide that spirit in abundance.
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