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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 be 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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