Trendmaker's Meadowlark model at LakeHouse starts at $259,990.
Trendmaker's Meadowlark model at LakeHouse starts at $259,990.

Trendmaker Homes Houston, a unit of the TRI Pointe Group (NYSE:TPH), has announced the grand opening of LakeHouse, a new gated community just west of Houston in Katy.

As the developer and builder, Trendmaker will deliver approximately 350 home sites and several community amenities to the 225-acre property. Sales and daily touring of the five model homes at LakeHouse will kick of Saturday, April 13. To mark the occasion, a public grand opening celebration will be held at the Community Welcome Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grilled barbecue food and Chick Fil A will be served and activities will include face painting, bounce houses, balloon and caricature artists, pedal party bikes and live music. Additionally, 104.1 KRBE will be broadcasting live on-site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with chances to win tickets to Disney on Ice.

From first-time home buyers to move-up professionals, LakeHouse offers broad appeal with spacious 50’-, 60’-, 70’- and 90’-wide sites that include oversized backyards. The one- and two-story homes will feature open floor plans with up to five bedrooms, 2 to 5.5 baths, and two- to four-car garages, and will range in size from 1,800 square feet to more than 5,000 square feet. The 50’ and 60’ sites will accommodate a new collection of homes that deliver a premium, customer-focused experience at an attainable price point.

All plans will offer features from Trendmaker Homes’ HomeSmart™ program such as Lennox Wi-Fi controlled smart thermostats, Schlage Touch Keyless entry locks and Ring Pro video doorbells. Select plans will offer Trendmaker’s signature hidden storage room and dual shower heads in master showers and incorporate optional amenities such as media rooms, outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplace, extended covered patios, and covered balconies. At an estimated depth of 160 feet, home sites will provide 30’ to 35’ more backyard than a typical residential lot in the Houston market.

“At LakeHouse, all residents will enjoy carefully designed, thoughtfully envisioned comfort and convenience while being able to find that special home to fit their unique residential needs,” said Joe Mandola, president, Trendmaker Homes. “From the big backyards, parks and walking trails to The Lakehouse Recreation Center and the lake itself, this lifestyle community brings resort style to the home front.”

The Lakehouse Recreation Center is the epicenter of the lifestyle community and will feature a 4,000-square-foot resort-style pool with water slide and splash pad, a playground that features a multi-tiered play structure with slides, balance bridges and climbing features, swings, a toddler playhouse, and open areas for multiple age groups. The recreation center will include Neighborhood Green, a 2,800-square-foot activity lawn made from water-saving artificial turf where residents can gather for yoga, sports, and many other outdoor activities. Other features include a fitness center; 60-foot-long shade structure with seating areas perfect for community gatherings, celebrations and parties; a fishing pier; a kayak and canoe launch for easy access to the lake; walking trails that will connect residents to the recreation center; and Wi-Fi for the whole recreation center area.

“LakeHouse homes feature open, airy floor plans and plenty of natural light, plus many have water views,” said Mandola. “The exterior options and premium amenities harken back to the days of backyard campouts, watching the kids play, and having a real sense of community.”

LakeHouse provides easy access to nearby Hwy 99, I-10 and Hwy 290 and offers a quick commute to local and regional employment including the Energy Corridor business district. Numerous shopping and dining options include LaCenterra in Cinco Ranch, Katy Mills Mall, and the Houston Premium Outlets in Cypress off Hwy 290. Children living at LakeHouse will be able to attend school at the nearby highly acclaimed school district of Katy ISD, including Bryant Elementary, Katy Junior High, and Katy High School.

LakeHouse residents will benefit from no Municipal Utility District (MUD) tax. Home prices will range from the $200s to $600s with first move-ins anticipated in summer 2019.