Lewisville, TX

Discovery at The Realm

Offering an Elevated Quality of Life

status

Ongoing

client

Bright Realty

expertise

Residential

services

Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Land Planning

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A Resort-Style Residential Village

With easy access to unparalleled amenities and first-class entertainment, this secluded multi-family enclave offers the best of urban life in an environment close to nature.

Discovery at The Realm is Bright Realty’s first multi-family community in Castle Hills, a 2,900-acre master planned community in Lewisville, Texas. With over 4,000 units expected at build-out, the project is envisioned as an urban-inspired collection of luxury apartments within a resort-style setting. The award-winning multi-family community features a suite of amenities: including a resort-style swimming pool, a water feature lake, lakeside promenade, and an extensive trail system that will connect to The Realm at Castle Hills, the community’s mixed use entertainment district. Together, these two represent a paradigm shift for Lewisville, creating an unmatched urban mixed use community.

Discovery’s first phase of development brought 423-units of luxury apartments across three 4-story podium-style buildings, 3.5 acres of amenities, and 12,000 linear feet of walkways and trails. The design sets an upscale, urban tone for the community, focused on a lakefront living experience. Phase 2 will feature two 4-story over podium buildings, adding an additional 312 units to the community and will provide additional outdoor amenities, including formal and flexible lawn spaces, gardens, a dog park, a game room, and private courtyard areas.

 

Our Vision

An Amenity-Rich Residential Village

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The vision for Discovery at The Realm was to create an exclusive residential community that speaks to 21st century Texas sophisticates looking to live in a well-connected social and communal setting. Discovery’s three apartment buildings are arranged around a central lake water feature, forming a residential village. The loop around the lake is the community’s vibrant gathering space, featuring a lakeside promenade, dock seating, sand beach, fireplace alcove, and plenty of lounge chairs. A terraced pool is situated at the top of the lake, visually connecting the bodies of water. The pool deck features additional amenity areas including an outdoor media room, a fire lounge, and grilling stations. LandDesign provided landscape architecture and civil engineer services for these shared spaces as well as the private amenities within each building.

  • 2017

    National Association of Home Builder's Best in American Living Award: Multi-family Development Up To 4 Stories, For Rent, Platinum

  • 2017

    National Association of Home Builder's Best in American Living Award: Specialty Game Changer, Platinum

  • 2016

    Dallas Builders Association's Best Outdoor Living Space Award

  • 2016

    Dallas Builders Association's Best Architectural Design + Multi-family Community + Apartment or Condominium Award

The Challenge

Attracting Multi-family Tenants in a Single Family-Dominated Market

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As the first multi-family development in Castle Hills, Discovery at The Realm took a risk by introducing a new product type to a market made up of primarily single family detached homes. To attract tenants, the development needed distinguished amenities and a spirit of place that couldn’t be found anywhere else. Discovery provides an exclusive lakefront setting and tranquil ambiance while remaining walkable to the bustling retail and restaurant attractions at The Realm.

Our Approach

A Secluded Urban Enclave

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Physical

Assemble multi-family buildings around a central lake to form a private, lakefront enclave

Functional

Design the central lake water feature as a multi-functional amenity, with opportunities to entertain, socialize, exercise, and linger around the lakeside promenade

Social

Craft a communal, social outdoor setting for residents to interact and form a sense of community

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Physical

Assemble multi-family buildings around a central lake to form a private, lakefront enclave

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Functional

Design the central lake water feature as a multi-functional amenity, with opportunities to entertain, socialize, exercise, and linger around the lakeside promenade

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Social

Craft a communal, social outdoor setting for residents to interact and form a sense of community

Stormwater as an Amenity

The man-made lake doubles as a stormwater management solution, reducing runoff and filtering pollutants.

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