Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Brookfield Residential Debuts New Distinctive Home Designs by KTGY Architecture + Planning at Kissing Tree, a Unique 55+ Community in San Marcos, TX

Model Home at Kissing Tree Development in San Marcos, TX

Manny Gonzalez
LOS ANGELES, CA —International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s new distinctive home designs targeting the needs of today’s discerning active adults were recently unveiled at Kissing Tree in San Marcos, Texas.

 Kissing Tree is the first baby boomer, master-planned community, for those 55 and better by Brookfield Residential Properties, and the first of its kind in San Marcos. 

The 3,200-home community is located on 1,332 acres in Central Texas, halfway between San Antonio and Austin in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

According to Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of KTGY’s Los Angeles office and head of the firm’s 55+ studio, “We designed the Colby, Emerson and Clarkson plans to appeal to a wide variety of 55+ consumer preferences. Homebuyers have lots of options at Kissing Tree -- not only on the inside of the home, but also what they want their home to look like on the outside.”

Edjuan Bailey
KTGY designed five very distinct architectural styles: Modern Farmhouse, Texas Hill Country, Contemporary, Santa Barbara and Traditional. 

Additionally, each architectural style offers exterior options. Gonzalez kiddingly said, “You won’t find the typical ‘salad dressing’ variety of architecture here (ie., French, Italian and Ranch)!”

The homes blend great looking exteriors with Universal Design and enhanced living spaces on the inside, notes Gonzalez. 

“Buyers can personalize their new home to fit their needs and lifestyle like adding an expanded cover patio, a den or study or a Casita for entertaining, as guest quarters, home office or hobby room.”

Gonzalez also points out that the laundry room has been moved from its traditional location at the entry point from the garage to a more useful location adjacent to the master suite closet or dressing area. This accomplishes two things: it creates an “owner’s entry” into the home with only one door to go through that can also feature a drop zone to lay down keys, mail and cell phone often with a recharging station.

“Since the home is generally occupied by only the 55+ owners, having the laundry room adjacent to the master suite allows for the opportunity to provide a “horizontal laundry chute” so that the owners don’t have to lug the only real laundry they generate through the house to the old laundry room location anymore.

Scott Turner
The Colby, Emerson and Clarkson homes offer spacious floor plans from 1,850 square feet to 2,957 square feet. Home prices will range from approximately $275,000 to $500,000.

“Kissing Tree offers what today’s active adults want in both a home and in a community: homes that incorporate Universal Design and indoor-outdoor living, and have so many choices that the homes feel nearly like a custom home; plus being located in a resort-style, walkable community with trails and activities so it is a ‘staycation’ every day,” Gonzalez exclaimed.

“Active adults are excited about the Kissing Tree community,” Edjuan Bailey, vice president of marketing at Brookfield Residential Texas, said. 

“So far, we have welcomed visitors from all over the country, including Maui, Boston, Los Angeles and many other cities across Texas. And, we are just getting started. Our golf course and many other amenities will open later this year.”

“We have enjoyed working with KTGY Architecture + Planning on Brookfield Residential’s first baby boomer-centric new home community,” Scott Turner, general manager of Kissing Tree, said.

“Together, we collaborated to deliver thoughtful designs specifically geared to the 55+ community, and we think our residents will genuinely feel at home. Our visitor numbers have been tremendous at Kissing Tree. Since the community opening, more than 300 prospects have signed up for the reservation program to select their lot and home site.”

KTGY is an international full-service Architectural Design and Planning firm. With nearly 400 people in 7 offices, working in 28 states and 12 countries.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Anne Monaghan

KTGY An Architectural Design and Planning Firm


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