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Judges for the 2015 Gold Nugget Awards have named Windsong Ranch as a Grand Award winner in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally.   Windsong Ranch earned its Grand honors for Best Site Plan, recognizing the innovative land plan designed by TBG Partners in collaboration with developer Terra Verde Group.

Located in the Town of Prosper -- about 35 miles north of Dallas, Windsong Ranch is a 2,030-acre community with more than 600 acres of open space, lakes, wooded creeks, parks, walking trails and outdoor fields and resort-style amenities.  Prosper’s premier master-planned community offers an unmatched lifestyle by enhancing the natural beauty of the land and creating luxurious, state-of-the-art facilities. A full calendar of community activities and events includes clubs and fun gatherings exclusively for residents as well as fitness classes, music festivals, dive-in movies, artisan markets and more for both residents and the public. Carefully designed to bring people together, Windsong Ranch has created a unique lifestyle experience for active, growing families. 

“The preservation and enhancement of the natural beauty of the land, coupled with the spectacular combination of parks, amenities and public art that is connected by almost 30 miles of trails is what makes this site plan a standout,” said Craig Martin, Founding Partner of Terra Verde Group. “Our neighborhoods are all surrounded by beautiful green space.”

Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, Grand Awards were announced on June 25 as a feature highlight of PCBC, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show for the real estate development field. 

“Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget ceremonies administrator Lisa Parrish.  “We applaud them all, and were thrilled to recognize them on June 25 with a celebration of Merit and Grand Award winners.”

Now in its’s 52nd year, GNA is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation.  It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories.  Winners this year were chosen from 635 entries from around the world.  The Gold Nugget Awards recognize those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development.

Windsong Ranch homes range from the mid-$300s to the $900s.  Model homes are open for Chesmar Homes, Darling Homes, David Weekley Homes, Drees Custom Homes, Highland Homes and Huntington Homes. Grenadier Homes will Grand Open their model in late 2015. For more information on Windsong Ranch, please visit

Prosper-based Terra Verde Group, LLC (http://www., is a real estate investment firm focused on the purchase of opportunistic real estate assets.  Its principals have decades of combined experience in investments and development in the real estate marketplace and account for more than $6.5 billion of sales in real estate product.  TVG delivers risk-adjusted rates of return, which exceed expectations and strives to build and sustain investor trust throughout the investment cycle.  TVG creates significant added value by engineering and executing smart, disciplined, proactive management and capital strategies, while adhering to the core values it shares with its partners.

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