Land Tejas to bring on 15 homebuilders for Sunterra development

Monday, August 09, 2021

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By: Laura Aebi - Community Impact

Land Tejas will be bringing on 15 different homebuilders for the first phase of Sunterra, a Katy development with a 3.5-acre Crystal Lagoons amenity, according to an Aug. 5 press release from Sunterra.

Builders for the 1,039-acre development include Adams Homes, Ashton Woods Homes, CastleRock Communities, Chesmar Homes, Colina Homes, DR Horton, Empire Communities, Gehan Homes, Hamilton Thomas Homes, Highland Homes, HistoryMaker Homes, Perry Homes, Pulte Homes, Shea Homes and Westin Homes.

“We’re excited to have so many well-known and reputable home builders opening in the first phase of development in Sunterra,” said James Henrie, partner and chief operating officer at Land Tejas. “Interest in Sunterra has been extremely high and because of that, we wanted to offer a broad mix of home designs and builders so we can accommodate as many potential homeowners as possible.”

The first phase of the development will be made up of 870 acres, with many homes in Phase 1 bordering community lakes. Sunterra is planned for approximately 2,200 homes when it is complete, with several gated sections, developers said in the release.

Home prices in the Sunterra development, which is located along Clay and Pitts roads, are expected to range from the $200,000s to the $500,000s. When finished, its lagoon will be the fourth in the Greater Houston area. Residents will be able to kayak, sail, stand-up paddleboard or take a yoga class on the water at the lagoon, which will be the size of four NFL football fields, according to a December release.

“The planned Crystal Lagoons amenity has also been a draw,” Henrie said in the August release. “A number of these builders have experienced firsthand how the lagoon has driven sales in several of our other communities, including Balmoral, which is now the top-selling community in Houston, according to a mid-year report from RCLCO [Real Estate Consulting].”

Land Tejas opened the first Crystal Lagoon in Humble’s Balmoral community in 2018, followed by another this year in Texas City’s Lago Mar. A third will be in Sierra Vista along Hwy. 288.

The Sunterra lagoon is still in the early design phase, but will likely feature several white sand beaches with multiple acres of crystal clear water providing a safe environment for family fun, Henrie said.

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