Morning Star Builders Ground Breaking on Southern Living home 

Morning Star Builders breaks ground on new

Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home

 in Towne Lake


New home showcases unique design, raises money for charity


CYPRESS, TEXAS (July 29, 2013) – Towne Lake, Caldwell Companies’ northwest Houston community connected by water, joined Morning Star Builders and the Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce in celebration of the groundbreaking on a new Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home today. 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 the Water’s Edge section of 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 wireless skylights, game room overlooking the expansive lanai, caterer’s kitchen with extra storage and second dishwasher, energy-efficient tankless water heaters and more.
“The design plan that Morning Star has created for its Southern Living Custom Builder Showcase Home is truly spectacular,” said Fred Caldwell, president and CEO of Caldwell Companies. “We look forward to welcoming visitors to Towne Lake in the spring, and believe that they will be in awe at the unique features and amenities found not only in the home, but also in our community.”
Once construction is complete and prior to being placed on the market, 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 sponsors: 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.
About Towne Lake
Towne Lake is an award-winning, master-planned community located in the Cypress-Fairbanks area of northwest Houston, Texas. At the finish of construction, the community will cover 2,400 acres and feature a 300-acre recreational lake, boardwalk, marina, amphitheater, Kroger grocery store, medical services, waterfront mixed-use development featuring Class A office space, and lakeside living. In 2012, the Greater Houston Builders Association named Towne Lake the Master Planned Community of the year. Caldwell Companies began development of Towne Lake in 2006. Towne Lake promotes an outdoor lifestyle with features such as picturesque views, an extensive park and trail system, beautiful landscaping, and Texas Hill Country charm. Homebuilders include Braziel Building Group, Brickland Homes, Coventry Homes, David Weekley Homes, Frontier Custom Homes, Goshy Homes, Highland Homes, Jaeger Homes, Jamestown Estate Homes, Mike Harrison Custom Homes, Morning Star Builders, Newmark Homes Houston, Plantation Homes, Princeton Classic Homes, Ryland Homes, Trendmaker Homes, Toll Brothers, Inc., Village Builders, and Westin Homes. Towne Lake is located in Harris County, Texas, and is zoned to Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Visit Towne Lake online at, or on Facebook and Twitter.