India’s Total Environment Launches $250M ‘Tapestry’ Project in Frisco

Eco-friendly green roofs, grass terraces, courtyards, and master bedrooms with an open bathroom featuring a tree and skylight are just some of the ways Tapestry "blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors." The innovation comes with a cost: They start at $1.7 million.

Luxury homes usually have their landscaping out front. But a new development in Frisco, north of Dallas, believes greenery belongs on the roof, too. That eco-friendly signature is just one of the things that’s different about the $250 million Tapestry development, from India-based Total Environment Building Systems. 

Kamal Sagar

The Bangalore-headquartered company, led by architect, founder, and CEO Kamal Sagar, recently held a launch event for the development, which is slated to offer 121 luxury homes amid hundreds of mature native trees, three water bodies, and three creeks, including Rowlett Creek, in East Frisco.

Sagar has brought different values to the development not usually seen in North Texas, or, likely, many other parts of the country. His company’s “holistic approach”—refined for years in India by Sagar and his wife and co-founder, architect Shibanee Sagar—starts by selecting a property that will deliver on a brand promise of creating “homes for your inner self.” A big part of that approach is connecting homeowners with nature, by using “natural materials that blend into the surrounding landscape” and focusing strongly “on scale and intimacy.”

‘Blurring the boundaries between indoors and outdoors’

Tapestry homes feature greenery on the roof and inside the homes, too. [Photo: Total Environment]

Are you inside or outside? With Tapestry homes, the goal seems to be to leave you guessing.

Total Environment said it’s made the most of the Tapestry property “by blurring the boundaries between indoors and outdoors through homes with signature green roofs, courtyards, and private terrace gardens connecting through large sliding glass doors.”

“We combine our design skills with excellent craftsmanship to deliver homes of the highest quality, always striving to design and build the most beautiful homes in the world,” Sagar said in a statement.

The homes are so thought-out, the furnishings inside are part of the experience—and part of the customizable package.

‘Custom-designed furnished homes’ starting at $1.7 Million

A Tapestry home in East Frisco [Photo: Total Environment]

Tapestry’s “completely custom-designed, furnished homes” come in two sizes: 4,394 square feet and 5,472 square feet. Their innovations include open, free flowing plans “with every single room opening out onto a garden, even at the upper level.” Sliding glass panels add to the sense of openness.

The master bedrooms come complete with an open bathroom with a tree and skylight.

Traditional HVAC? Not for these homes. They’ve been built with a geothermal heating and cooling system. The green roof is part of that system, keeping the homes cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

Custom home builds offer a “wide range of natural materials to choose from” along with “several carefully designed architectural details.”

Tapestry homes blur the line between indoors and out. [Photo: Total Environment]

Company also owns Windmills at Grandscape

If you take the company up on its blurred-lines, custom luxury living, you won’t have too far to go to dine at a like-minded establishment. Total Environment also owns the fine-dining restaurant, microbrewery, and live music venue Windmills at Grandscape in The Colony.

The living flows outdoors at a Tapestry home. [Photo: Total Environment]

The company says it’s focusing on the U.S. as a new market and confident that it “can make a difference to people’s lives in the country.”

Founded in 1996, Total Environment says it has delivered more than 4 million square feet to over 1,200 customers across dozens of projects in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune in India.

You can see more photos and details about Tapestry by going here

Rendering of Tapestry’s clubhouse pool [Image: Total Environment]

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