Morning Star Builders breaks ground on new Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home in Towne Lake

Towne Lake, Caldwell Companies’ northwest Houston community connected by water, recently joined Morning Star Builders and the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce in celebration of the groundbreaking of its new Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home. The home is being built by Morning Star Builders, one of three Greater Houston area members of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program. The showcase home will be valued at more than $1 million and will be located in Water’s Edge, the prestigious custom home neighborhood within Towne Lake.

Morning Star’s single-story home will span 5,300 square feet and feature stunning lake views throughout 75 percent of the home. Additional features include four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two powder rooms and a four-car garage. Construction is due for completion in the spring of 2014.

Special design elements in the Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home include a barrel ceiling with fiber optic lighting in the entryway, vaulted kitchen ceiling with exposed beams and solar powered skylights with wireless remote control, game room overlooking an expansive lanai, caterer’s kitchen with extra storage and second dishwasher, energy-efficient tankless water heaters and more.

"Caldwell Companies is pleased to welcome Morning Star and their partners to Towne Lake for this new project," said Peter Barnhart, development partner, land development of Caldwell Companies. “We look forward to hosting visitors in the spring, and believe that they will greatly enjoy the unique features and amenities found not only in the home, but also in our community.”

The home will be open for public tours during a two-month period. Ticket sales will benefit Operation Finally Home, an organization that supports wounded veterans and their families, and HomeAid - Houston, an organization affiliated with the Greater Houston Builders Association that provides housing and support for Houston’s homeless community. Morning Star anticipates seeing upwards of 6,000 visitors tour the home next spring.

“We are excited to build our newest Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home in Towne Lake,” said Ted Cummins, chief creative officer of Morning Star Builders. “It’s a privilege to build a home that showcases creativity, modern amenities, the beautiful lakeside setting in Towne Lake, and most importantly, to do it all in support of two worthy organizations.”

Morning Star Builders would like to thank the following partners: Belgard Hardscapes, Bevolo, Chevrolet, Lennox, Marvin Windows and Doors, Moen, Rinnai, Sunbrella, Thermador, Trex, Sherwin-Williams, Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. and McCoy’s Building Supply.

The home will be located at 18602 N. Frio River. For more information about Towne Lake, visit or call 281-256-2772. Additional information about Morning Star Builders can be found online at or by calling 832-304-2310.