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Southern Living Showcase home to rise at Tiger Woods’ Houston-area golf resort

Paul Takahashi Reporter Houston Business Journal

A luxury homebuilder will break ground this month on a Southern Living Showcase home at Tiger Woods’ golf resort north of Houston.

Morning Star Builders Ltd. is scheduled to break ground Sept. 19 on its latest Showcase home at Bluejack National, Tiger Woods’ first golf resort in the U.S. The 755-acre development is located at the former site of Blaketree National Golf Club at 4430 S. FM 1486 in Montgomery County, northwest of Houston.

 

 

Morning Star Builders Ltd., a Houston-based custom homebuilder, will break ground Sept. 19 on a new Southern Living Showcase home in Bluejack National, Tiger Woods’ golf resort north of Houston. SILVIA BOYD

The Houston-based custom homebuilder plans to build a 5,500-square-foot home off the second hole of Bluejack National’s championship golf course. The Country Estate-style home will feature five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a three-car garage and a guest house.

Bluejack National officials spoke with Ted Cummins, Morning Star Builders’ principal and owner, for more than a year about building a Southern Living Showcase home. The home, which is already sold, will take several months to construct. Southern Living Showcase home to rise at Tiger Woods’ Houston-area golf resort

“It’s something we were very interested in and Morning Star wanted early on in our development,” said Gary Short, director of sales for Bluejack National. “It’s great to have Morning Star building a Southern Living home here. It fits our vision for this resort as a destination for families.”

This will be Morning Star Builders’ fourth Southern Living Showcase home in Houston. The homebuilder has been operating in Houston for more than 15 years and is one of a handful of local builders selected to participate in Southern Living magazine’s custom builder program. Morning Star Builders’ previous Southern Living Showcase homes include one in Willowcreek Ranch, an equestrian community north of Houston, and another in Towne Lake, a lakefront master-planned community in Cypress. Both communities are being developed by Houston-based Caldwell Cos.

Bluejack National has selected six luxury homebuilders to build 234 custom homes on estate lots, ranging from a half-acre to one-and-a-half acres in size. These Houston-area-based builders are: Dream Works Properties, Jeff Paul Custom Homes, Morning Star Builders, Texas Elite Custom Homes, Tipler Design and Build, and Waterford Custom Homes.

Since sales began about 16 months ago, about 80 resort homes and custom home lots have been sold within the 404-home development, Short said. About 60 percent of the buyers plan to use their home as their primary residence, while the remainder are planning to use their home as a secondary or vacation home, he added.

Bluejack National is nearly sold out of its first sections of custom home lots surrounding the golf course. The resort is now opening up sales in its latest custom home section, which will sit across a 5-acre lake from The Fort. The new amenity center, which will begin construction in several weeks, will feature a wiffle ball field, a 60-yard soccer and football field, a Burger Barn with bowling lanes inside, a camp site, an adult lap pool with cabanas and bar service, a kids pool with a lazy river, a skate park, a tree house and a fishing, kayaking and canoeing dock.

The 18 estate lots in this new custom home section will range in size from a half-acre to three-quarters of an acre and will start in price from the mid-$200,000s. Buyers can selected among the six custom builders to construct their home on the lots.

Paul Takahashi covers residential and multifamily commercial real estate for the Houston Business Journal. Follow him on Twitter for more.

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