First Family Moves to Imperial Sugar Land

December 18, 2014    By: Sitterle Homes

Shay Shafie, general manager of Imperial Sugar Land, with the community’s first family, Cindy and Robert Ziervogel and their dog Lucy. 

Sugar Land’s newest master-planned community now has its “First Family.”

Longtime Sugar Land residents Cindy and Robert Ziervogel have become Imperial Sugar Land’s first residents after moving into a new, luxury garden-style home by Sitterle Homes.

“We’ve watched the community since it broke ground and knew it was going to be a great area,” said Cindy. “Johnson Development did a fabulous job with all of the finishing touches and it’s only going to get better.”

Self-described “empty-nesters,” Cindy and Robert Ziervogel have lived in Sugar Land for 20 years. Cindy works as a freelance writer while Robert is employed with  Shell Oil Co.

“We just love the location and the beauty of the area,” Cindy added. “Plus, we’re just two miles away from our children and our first grandchild – that’s a big benefit, too!”

Cindy said she excitedly watched the progress of her new home and when she learned that the plan had been built as a model home in Austin, she called a friend and the pair took an impromptu road trip.

“Our plan is the same as Sitterle’s model in Imperial, but it hadn’t been built yet when we signed our contract, so we hadn’t actually seen our house,” she said. “I so badly wanted to see it that we drove to Austin. When I walked into the model, I was blown away. It was even better than what I thought it was going to be. It’s the attention to detail and quality materials that give homes by Sitterle a ‘wow’ factor.”

While the Ziervogels represent Imperial’s first family, they’ll have plenty of neighbors in the coming weeks as construction on new patio homes and two-story townhomes continues.

“There are just a few of our initial 37 homesites remaining,” said Steve Van Hofe, partner of Sitterle Homes. “The response from couples like the Ziervogels has been terrific.”

Located at Texas 6 and U.S. 90A, the new master-planned community by The Johnson Development Corp. is within walking distance to Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters, and the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, opening summer 2016 in a restored building with a look and feel similar to the award-winning Children’s Museum of Houston.

Imperial’s new lifestyle homes feature gourmet kitchens, outdoor entertaining spaces with custom fireplaces and summer kitchens, first-floor master suites, wine grottos and three-car garages. Plus, a limited number of Imperial’s patio homes will be located in the gated, waterfront neighborhood of Quiet Cove. Imperial also features new, one- and two-story townhomes from Trendmaker Homes from the $400,000s ranging from 1,900 – 2,900 square feet where open living spaces incorporate dining, gourmet kitchen and family room all in one area.

Visit one of the community’s three, fully furnished garden-style model patio homes from Sittlerle Homes, Darling Homes and Partners in Building.

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