FORT BEND – Sienna Plantation, Fort Bend’s premiere Master-Planned Community by Johnson Development, is home to the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Showcase home for 2011. The project, An ASID House 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. “We are thrilled to be selected as the site for the ASID House Designing with the Stars project,” said Susie Goff, Marketing Director for Sienna Plantation. “Having this type of project in our community is a privilege. It gives us the opportunity to showcase the quality lifestyle we have created in Sienna Plantation, along with a spectacular showcase home.”
The 5,944 square foot home is being built by Regan Custom Homes, a custom homebuilder who has built in the greater Houston area for over 15 years. “We were excited to participate in an ASID project,” said Shawn Regan, CEO of Regan Custom Homes. “The extraordinary quality of ASID’s showcase houses are well-known to both home buyers and the custom homebuilding industry. This project provided Regan Custom Homes with a unique to opportunity to exhibit our excellence and abilities in custom homebuilding, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”
Scheduled for completion in April of 2011, the house is being decorated by professional ASID interiors designers – twenty, in fact. According to Sharon Staley, ASID President, ASID recruited the designers to participate on the design team based on their ability to complete the project along with what they could give back to ASID. The house has been divided into twenty areas and each designer has been designated an area to showcase their talents. “There’s a lot of egos at stake on a showcase home all trying to make sure that their design is executed to the best of their ability and to show what a trained designer can do with the proper tools and opportunity,” said Staley.
The house will feature state-of-the-art design features and technology including a custom lighting system by Lutron. Lutron began over 50 years ago with a life-changing invention: the dimmer switch. Today, 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 Designing with the Stars ASID Showcase Home will feature a state-of-the-art Lutron system – the newest element in home safety.
Plans for the ASID House Designing with the Stars are continually developing with the homebuilder and designers working hand in hand. Substantial changes have already been made by the team including reconfiguring the kitchen, converting attic space for a home theatre and providing direct door entry access to the attic. A big change to the design was to make the house ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant to provide the homeowner with options for an elderly family member, a small child or an individual with special needs.
Located on the 18th hole of the Sienna Golf Course, the house will feature a summer kitchen, outdoor fireplace on the veranda and pool. The outside of the house will have a Hill Country feel with limestone and a metal roof. A water feature is also being created for the front porch.
The ASID House Designing with the Stars will host a grand opening in April where visitors can preview the showcase home, and ticket information will be announced in January. For more information about tickets or the ASID House Designing with the Stars project, visit www.siennaplantation.com.