Marcus Hiles, a graduate of Pepperdine and Rice Universities, is a firm believer that a quality education should be a right to every child, regardless of economic status. The renowned property developer’s dedication has led to his company, Western Rim Property Services, building exclusively in Texas’ top school districts.
Month: February 2017
In a Jan. 22, 2016 New York Times report, journalist Jane Margolies discussed the evolution of animal-oriented features from sporadic early appearances in 2000 to prominent installations in 2016, noting, “When “pet spas” were introduced in high-end residential buildings a decade or so ago, they might have seemed like another flash-in-the-pan perk. But they’ve not only hung on like a dog with a bone, they’ve also evolved.” Spas, fitness centers, bone-shaped pools, visiting vets, and groomers used by haute couture designers dominate the day. A Los Angeles Times article from Aug. 8, 2014 showcases the ultimate luxury, with pet owners giving their charges a dedicated space of their own, often even equipped with an en suite bath. A particularly proud pet suite aficionado reasoned, “She’s a part of the family. Everybody else has a room — so does she.” The designation of a reserved area specifically for the toys, leashes, grooming equipment, and other accessories needed for healthy, happy, pets ensures the rest of the home is clean and organized.
Marcus Hiles points out that some of the more common native plants found in natural landscaping throughout Texas include Salvia Farinacea (“Henry Duelberg”), which produces beautiful purplish-blue flower spikes; “Texas Gold” columbine which is very rare in the wild and sports buttercup-yellow flowers with long, fernlike foliage; and lacey oak, a smaller tree that can grow to 25-35 feet tall, making it a lovely shade tree that is highly tolerant of diverse climates.