Close to 400 home buyers poured into Constellation Field to visit with builders who will bring
new Sugar Land luxury patio homes, Sugar Land garden homes and Sugar Land town homes to Imperial Sugar Land, a response which surprised even the most optimistic members of the master-planned community’s development team.
“We thought we would have a good turnout, but this is amazing,” said Imperial Sugar Land general manager Shay Shafie. One man walking the room with materials in hand summed it up best when he said, “this is unbelievable.”
“We ran out of fliers in the first hour,” said Allie Pinkley of Darling Homes. Representatives from Partners in Building, Darling Homes, Sitterle Homes and Trendmaker Homes staffed tables at the information-gathering event where representatives presented design plans and answered questions from prospective buyers. Each builder is expected to announce floor plans and pricing by the end of the year with construction of the first homes slated for January 2014.
Organizers were confident in a good turnout based on the volume of phone calls and emails received the week leading up to the event. However they knew the response would exceed expectations when arrivals started filing in about 15 minutes before the gathering was scheduled to start.
Many in the crowd, such as Gissela and Steve Anderson, find themselves intrigued by the prospect of owning a new home in the community where they raised their family.
“We love Sugar Land and we love where we live, but we want something new,” said Gissela, a resident of Sugar Land for 25 years. “I really like the idea of owning a waterfront home.”
Kay Russ of Sugar Land said the timing of Imperial couldn’t have been better.
“We’re selling our home in Sugar Land and this would be a great spot for our kids to come and visit,” she said while thumbing through information with her husband Chuck. “I love the way Imperial ties together the old and new of Sugar Land.”
Others see Imperial as a way to return to the community.
“I used to live in Fort Bend and really miss it,” said Paul Danziger of southwest Houston. “I really want to come back.”
Imperial Sugar Land’s first neighborhoods will include 116 Sugar Land patio homes, some with waterfront views, and 27 single and two-story townhomes from 1,800 – 4,000 square feet offering custom features, gourmet kitchens, open floor plans, large master suites and outdoor entertaining spaces. A limited number of new homes will be available in Imperial’s gated, waterfront neighborhood of Quiet Cove.
Sittlerle Homes will offer its Houston Luxury Garden Home Collection, one-story plans inspired by Hill Country vistas accented by natural wood and stone, artistic tiles, grouped windows, overhead architectural features and crafted detailed molding and trim.
One and two-story Sugar Land town homes from Trendmaker Homes present elevations in an Acadiana-style reminiscent of the French Quarter where open living spaces with dining, gourmet kitchen and family rooms all in one area make for an entertainment setting.
Sugar Land Patio homes from Partners in Building will offer dining rooms and morning rooms with gourmet island kitchens amid arches and tiered vaulted ceilings. Its designs also include a first-floor master suite and spa bath which opens to a large courtyard, a Casita bedroom and an outdoor kitchen.
The Mediterranean luxury series from Darling Homes features a rotunda entry, a gourmet kitchen with upgraded appliances, a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor entertaining space with a custom fireplace, summer kitchen and an optional wine grotto.
“It’s difficult to find a new patio, garden-style or townhome in Sugar Land,” added Shafie. “Judging by this crowd, there’s a big market for these types of new homes.”