Well-Appointed Homes, Jam-Packed Events And A Bounty Of Butterflies Mark The Event
Houston’s Largest Home Tour is taking flight, promising an April filled with well-appointed homes, jam-packed events and a bounty of butterflies.
Hundreds of homes — including more than 150 models — will be open daily in Johnson Development’s 14 master-planned communities throughout Houston. Homes will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. In addition to touring model homes filled with the latest design trends, event-goers also can enjoy concerts, wine tastings, a jamboree, a Canine Carnival, farmers markets and crawfish boils.
To mark the occasion, gigantic Monarch butterfly statues sporting wingspans up to 8 feet and heights ranging from 6 to 12 feet, will alight throughout the communities adding color and whimsy to their natural surroundings.
“The statues are a symbol of the nature-friendly development that is a hallmark of our communities,” said Doug Goff, Co-President of Johnson Development Corp. “They also are a prelude to the real butterflies we hope will land in Johnson developments this fall, as our communities’ spring landscaping plans include the planting of abundant butterfly-friendly plants, which should be in full bloom by the time the annual migration begins.”
Several projects by the long-time Houston land developer are featured in the tour:
- Harvest Green, a 1,300-acre farm-centric community located in Richmond, offers residents a true farm-to-table experience. Eleven model homes will be open. The public is invited to visit the on-site weekly farmers market and attend an April 22 Earth Day Extravaganza. Learn more at harvestgreentexas.com.
- Imperial, a 700-acre community, surrounds the historic Imperial Sugar Company refinery in Sugar Land. The mixed-use development will incorporate retail, residential, entertainment and office components to create a premier live-work-play community. The Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair will host the annual Sip & Stroll in Imperial April 8. Details are available at imperialsugarland.com. Nine model homes will open for touring.
- Riverstone, a 3,700-acre community in Fort Bend County, is situated just minutes from U.S. 59 and the Fort Bend Parkway. Riverstone is Johnson Development’s top-selling community, ranked among the nation’s 20 top-selling developments. Twenty models will be open for touring during April. Several events will be open to the public, including Houston’s Coolest Crawfish Boil April 29. Learn more at riverstone.com.
- Sienna Plantation, a 10,000-acre community, is located along Highway 6 in Fort Bend County. Celebrating its 20th birthday, Sienna will have a number of events including the community’s Canine Carnival April 22 and the heart-pounding action of the Sienna Texas 20 April 29. Twenty-one model homes will be open for touring. More information is available at siennaplantation.com.
- Veranda, a 600-acre community in Richmond, is the newest project of Johnson Development. The developer’s seventh Fort Bend community, Veranda will feature homes with timeless architectural elements. Meet the community’s eight builders on April 9 to learn more or visit crosscreektexas.comhttp://crosscreektexas.com.
- Cross Creek Ranch, a 3,200-acre community in Fulshear, is located just minutes west of the Grand Parkway off of FM 1093. The public will have three opportunities to attend events in this amenity-laden development, including the April 29 Hit the Trails Family Fun Day. Twenty-eight model homes will be available to tour. Visit crosscreektexas.com for details.
- Jordan Ranch, a 1,350-acre community in Fulshear, is ideally located one mile south of Interstate 10 and a few miles west of the Grand Parkway. Nine models will be open and the public can attend a crawfish boil April 1 and the Fun Glow Run and Flashlight Egg Hunt April 15. Details are available at jordanranchtexas.com.
Tour maps and event details are available at houstonhometour.com.
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