Toll Brothers and Gracepoint Homes have opened new luxury models in the gated neighborhood of the Fox Bend neighborhood in Sienna Plantation in Fort Bend County, Texas. The development offers 100-foot properties, the largest offered in the Village of Sawmill Lake.
At Fox Bend, Toll Brothers is presenting its Sandhaven design, one of nine floor plans priced from the $580,000s. Built as a five-bedroom home reminiscent of a French Country chateau, the model greets guests with a dual staircase of hardwood steps and tile risers. The two-story great room opens to the island kitchen and breakfast area and overlooks a pool and gazebo in the backyard. The master bedroom has a beamed ceiling — one of many designer architectural details found in the home. Tray ceilings are a highlight in the master bath, as is a built-in closet system. Upstairs, a media room and game room expand the home’s entertainment space.
The model was decorated by interior designer Martha Odell of Texas-based Creative Design. Toll Brothers asked her to create a French Country look with a contemporary twist. This meant rejecting the traditional colors and styling.
“The model had to balance a traditional silhouette shape and form with modern textures and colors,” Odell says. “I used Fox Bend’s gorgeous natural surroundings as inspiration, then covered Old World furniture in modern fabrics and utilized a soft palette of water color blues and greens.”
The home's study has been a huge hit with male visitors, she adds. “I didn’t do a regular study — there isn’t a desk,” she says. “Instead I created this nostalgic, gentleman’s lounge with wingback chairs and pictures from the 1920s and ‘30s.”
Designer Stephanie Quisenberry took an organic approach to decorating Gracepoint Homes’ Baxter design, utilizing a neutral color palette with pops of understated pink.
“I wanted something timeless,” Quisenberry says. “Something classic, livable and comfortable that looked as though it could grow with the family.”
The model's open great room features a built-in banquet. “I love that there are so many seating areas,” Quisenberry says. “I like to show people that you can have four or five different conversational areas for entertaining in.”
The five-bedroom design also features a double kitchen island and several outdoor living areas, including a front porch, side porch and backyard veranda that offers an outdoor fireplace for year-round use. The master suite has an optional sitting area, two walk-in closets and a statement tub. Upstairs, each of the secondary bedrooms has an en suite bath. The game room offers further entertainment options. Gracepoint’s pricing begins in the $700,000s in Fox Bend.