The Stars Shine in Sienna Plantation: The ASID Show Home Designing with the Stars Debuts April 1st - 17th
February 28, 2011

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX '€“ Take a rustic, Hill Country-themed million dollar home, add state-of-the-art technology, fine art and a renowned custom builder plus twenty professional interior designers, and what do you get? An exquisite, one-of-a-kind, must-see show home, or as Sienna Plantation, Fort Bend's premiere Master-Planned Community by Johnson Development, calls it '€“ the ASID Show Home Designing with the Stars.

The extraordinary project, the ASID Show Home Designing with the Stars, selected Sienna Plantation's exclusive The Sanctuary at Water's Lake, a gated community featuring only 12 home sites on one-half to half-acre properties. '€œBeing selected as the site for the ASID Show Home Designing with the Stars project is an extraordinary opportunity,'€ said Susie Goff, Marketing Director for Sienna Plantation. '€œThe project truly showcases the best of the best with every room being an adventure, which compliments perfectly the quality lifestyle that we have created in Sienna Plantation.'€

The Home Team

The 5,944 square foot home, listed for $1,350,000, is being built by Regan Custom Homes, a custom homebuilder who has built in the greater Houston area for over 15 years. '€œThe extraordinary quality associated with ASID's showcase homes is well-known to both home buyers and the custom homebuilding industry,'€ Shawn Regan, CEO of Regan Custom Homes. '€œBeing selected to be part of the ASID team is a privilege, and we are thrilled to have this unique to opportunity to exhibit our excellence and abilities in custom homebuilding to help create a truly remarkable showcase home.'€

Debuting April 1st and open through April 17th for tours, the Hill Country inspired home is being custom designed by professional ASID interiors designers '€“ twenty, in fact. These designers, recruited by ASID, are the best of the best and they have pulled out all of the stops to create a unique, show stopper for this year's showcase home. The house has been divided into twenty areas and each designer has been designated an area to showcase their talents. Though the designers are working with one central theme '€“ the Hill Country '€“ each designer has put their own personal touch to create a home that is beautiful, multi-functional and contains the latest technology.

State-of-the-Art Technology

The ASID Show Home Designing with the Stars project has been a sixteen-month labor of love that has continually developed with the homebuilder and designers working hand in hand to create both aesthetically pleasing and functional features to create a true million dollar showcase home. And, there is no room where that is more evident than the kitchen! With multiple, high-end amenities featuring everything a cook will need to prepare a gourmet meal effortlessly, the kitchen is the show stopper in this home. Alder wood distressed cabinets custom designed by Benedettini Cabinets add to the Hill Country feel of the home and the appliances are every chef's dream: a 60'€ Pro-Style, Dual-Fuel Gas Range with six dual-stacked sealed burners, dual convection ovens and an infrared griddle/charbroiler, a Wolf Stainless Steel 30'€ Drawer Microwave Oven, a Sub-Zero 400 Series 27'€ Wine Storage Refrigerator with a capacity for 78 bottles and a Miele Built-In Coffee Bean System with dual dispensing sprouts, grinder bypass and pre-brew and frothing systems. The island features a Sub Zero icemaker and freezer drawers, and a 36'€ Sub Zero refrigerator is featured in the kitchen along with a Miele 24'€ Convection Steam Stainless Steel oven.

Just one of the state-of-the-art design elements and technology included in the home is a custom lighting system by Lutron. Lutron builds a system based on a radio controlled master system that can do everything from turn on your lights and ceiling fans to opening and closing your blinds. And, best of all, the ASID Show Home Designing with the Stars will feature a state-of-the-art Lutron system '€“ the newest element in home safety. In order to create energy efficiency, a better indoor air quality and true temperatures within the home, the air conditioning unit has been upgraded with two speed furnace programmable thermostats complete with humidistats and media filters.

The master suite is a sanctuary fit for a king a queen. With floor to ceiling windows and a private entrance to the veranda, the design is a balance of clean, rustic materials with a twist of modern technology to create a soothing spa experience. Featuring a DTVยฎ II shower designed to elevate the experience of showering with approachable, intuitive technology, the technology allows the user convenient control of the menu-based navigation system that includes six user presets and integrated controls of KOHLER steam, audio, lighting and chromatherapy. To further enhance the spa-like environment, a water tile ambience rain shower panel adds a dynamic, moving and changing visual dimension to the shower with color sequences in natural themes such as sunrise, sunset, sunny clouds and water reflection. And, with a simple connection from your computer or MP3 player, music selections can be cued to compliment your shower singing. The shower allows for preset steam for preferred temperature and duration for a uniquely personal, spa-like experience.

The technology adventure continues in the show home that features a state-of-the-art theatre with built-in soundboards on all of the walls to enhance the acoustics. Beautiful, custom paneling adorn the walls, along with columns featuring sconces and built-in, custom wood cabinetry to create a plush, theatre-style feel. In addition to the theatre, the house features an adjacent music room. The music room features a cork floor, perfect for sound insulation, and cellulose insulation material to allow for a better energy rating.

Timeless, Traditional and Top-of-the-Line Features

The downstairs floor plan of the showcase home includes a bedroom suite built to ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant specifications designed to provide the homeowner with multiple options. Whether the homeowner is caring for an elderly family member, a small child or an individual with special needs, the bottom floor and one downstairs bedroom and bathroom is ADA accessible and compliant.

To enhance the Hill Country theme of the house, the custom trim inside the home is detailed and hand-made. There are shiplap ceilings, cedar columns, corbels, and pecan and zebra wood built-ins. The great room, as well as the adjoining kitchen, feature Alder distressed wood cabinetry that reinforces the Hill Country theme within the home. Finally, slate and stone for the tile selections complete the Hill Country look.

Located on the 18th hole of the Sienna Golf Course, the house features a summer kitchen and outdoor fireplace on an expansive veranda. The veranda features an outdoor living room with a flat screen television, a bar and stainless steel grill. The backyard oasis features a pool by Encore that is 40' long, contains three sparkling water features flowing from the pool wall and features a sun shelf for sun bathing on those hot, Texas days. The pool deck is made of natural stone and the spa, elevated above the pool level, features hydrotherapy jets. The outside features limestone and a metal roof, and a water feature created for the front porch serves as a serene welcome to guests.

The ASID House Designing with the Stars will be open to the public for touring Saturday, April 1st through Sunday, April 17th, 2011. Proceeds from the tour benefit Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and the ASID Scholarship Fund.

Groups interested in touring the showcase house have an opportunity to purchase tickets that include a private seminar with an ASID designer or industry partner. The cost is $15 per person, and the seminars can be tailored to specific interests including designing for young children or children with special needs, landscaping concepts, lighting and home security, as well as many other topics. Perfect for monthly meetings or even a fundraiser, groups can bring in food and beverages. For more information about group tours and private seminars, contact Kelly Buettner at kellybuettner@comcast.net.

For more information about the ASID House Designing with the Stars project or to purchase tickets, visit www.siennaplantation.com.

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