New Homes, New Amenities, New Schools – All in Sienna Plantation

The living room of a Gracepoint Homes model home in the luxury gated section of Fox Bend.

The living room of a Gracepoint Homes model home in the luxury gated section of Fox Bend.

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Master-planned Sienna Plantation is buzzing with activity, as construction of new homes, new schools and new amenities continue in the long-standing Fort Bend development.

The 10,000-acre development features well-established neighborhoods in wooded settings and a wealth of family-friendly amenities. However, those looking for a new home will find plenty of selection as builders are offering new garden homes, patio designs and executive homes. Plus, buyers will be able to enjoy the signature Sienna lifestyle immediately.

“Many new home buyers have to wait to access community amenities as it could take a year or more for the first recreational features to open,” said Alvin San Miguel, general manager of Sienna Plantation. “Here, new residents can immediately enjoy water parks, the state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and much more in addition to the luxury and functionality of a brand new home.”

Today’s New Homes

The dining room of a Toll Brothers model home in the luxury gated section of Fox Bend.

The dining room of a Toll Brothers model home in the luxury gated section of Fox Bend.

New homes today are filled with luxurious details and must-have features. Kitchen islands that center open-concept living spaces, cool neutrals that serve as a backdrop for personalization and outdoor living areas that are built for year-round use are hallmarks of today’s design. New homes also exhibit technologically advanced, energy-efficient construction, resulting in reduced utility bills and a healthier environment for owners.

Sienna Plantation’s Village of Sawmill Lake offers a wide selection of new homes that showcase these amenities and more, from designs that appeal to those purchasing their first home to the move-up buyer looking for an estate home in a gated neighborhood.

Offering a wealth of single-family home designs in Sawmill Lake are CalAtlantic Homes, Darling Homes, David Weekley Homes, Highland Homes, Meritage Homes, Newmark Homes, Perry Homes, Shea Homes, Toll Brothers, Trendmaker Homes and Westin Homes. Darling Homes and Trendmaker Homes also offer patio home designs within the Village of Sawmill Lake and Perry Homes has luxury garden homes in The Enclave at Waters Lake near the Sienna Plantation Golf Club.

Gracepoint Homes and Toll Brothers have estate home designs priced from the $580,000s in the gated Fox Bend neighborhood within Sawmill Lake. Luxury buyers can also find available homes by J. Patrick Homes within the Village of Bees Creek.

Prospective homebuyers will have ample opportunity to tour Sienna’s many model homes and more this fall during Open Homes October, which showcases new and existing homes for sale throughout the month, and the November Fall Home Tour, where visitors will be able to tour model homes and try to identify the fragrant seasonal scents featured in each home.

Polka Your Way to Sienna This October

300-oktoberfestThe public will find “boo-tiful” homes and “wunderbar” fun this October in Sienna Plantation as the master-planned community has several treats in store.

Lavishly decorated models and exceptional resale homes will be showcased during the community’s Open Homes October event, happening throughout the month. Visitors can tour Sienna’s 21 model homes showcasing designs for patio homes, garden homes, executive designs and custom homes priced from the $280,000s. Sixteen of the models are found in Sienna’s newest enclave, the Village of Sawmill Lake. Builders will have a cornucopia of money-saving promotions during the event.

Also during the month will be open houses of existing homes for sale in master-planned Sienna Plantation.

Visitors to the community are invited to stop by the Sienna Plantation Homefinder Center at 5777 Sienna Parkway for treats and a chance to win tickets to the Sienna Oktoberfest on October 22nd. The event features live polka music, traditional German fare, games and a Biergarten. The $10 admission provides a commemorative Sienna bierstein, one drink and one food item per ticket. Proceeds from the event, open to those ages 21 and older, benefit the Fort Bend Education Foundation.

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Additional On-Site Schools

Fort Bend Independent School District officially broke ground on two new on-site schools in the Village of Sawmill Lake. Elementary #48 and Middle School #15 will be situated on a 47-acre parcel in the neighborhood.

Fort Bend Independent School District officially broke ground on two new on-site schools in the Village of Sawmill Lake. Elementary #48 and Middle School #15 will be situated on a 47-acre parcel in the neighborhood.

Fort Bend Independent School District officially broke ground this summer on two on-site schools within the development’s Village of Sawmill Lake.

The 123,079-square-foot, two-story elementary — number 48 for the district — will initially accommodate 850 students. Scheduled to open in 2017, construction costs for the campus are estimated at $25.56 million. The elementary school shares a 47-acre parcel with Middle School 15, a 228,566-square-foot campus built for about 1,200 students. The district expects the school to cost about $47.55 million to build. It is slated to open in 2018.

Both campuses have been designed to qualify for LEED certification, which means they will use less energy and resources than schools not built to the program’s standards. They also will each feature district-identified 21st Century Learning concepts, which encourages collaboration and inspires learning.

The addition of the two new schools will bring the number of on-site schools in Sienna Plantation to seven. Already open are three elementary schools, one middle school and a high school, all of which are lauded for academics and extra-curricular achievements.

More Fun on the Horizon

The Sienna Springs Resort Pool.

The Sienna Springs Resort Pool.

Work is continuing on a fourth recreation center within Sienna Plantation, the Sawmill Lake Club. The lakeside facility will feature the community’s fifth on-site swimming pool, as well as a second fitness center, a playground and space for events.

“Located within walking distance for many residents in the Village of Sawmill Lake, this newest large-scale amenity will complement the array of features Sienna residents currently enjoy,” said San Miguel.

Residents already spend summers relaxing at the Club Sienna and Sienna Springs water parks, which feature beach-entry lagoons, in-the-water activities and twisting water slides. Club Sienna also offers an eight-lane junior Olympic competitive pool that is heated during the winter. A second lap pool can be found at the Brushy Lake recreation complex, which is also home to a play pool designed for younger swimmers and a newly expanded fitness center that offers 62 pieces of fitness equipment and more than 60 exercise classes hosted weekly.
300-openhouseGolfers can spend the day at Sienna Plantation Golf Club, a semi-private course that has an active junior golf program and is home to the highly acclaimed Sienna Golf Academy. Eight lighted tennis courts give residents other options for exercise, as well as several outdoor fitness areas and more than 35 miles of community trails. The 160-acre Camp Sienna hosts numerous youth sports leagues on its 15 lighted sports fields. Two concession areas serve the facility. In addition to the sports park, dozens of neighborhood parks invite after-school play, morning play dates and memorable family time.

Encouraging residents to get out and explore their community is a special events team that plans an array of activities throughout the year. Concerts on the big hill, camp-outs, seasonal festivals, pool parties, outings and more are just some of the many enticing events Sienna residents enjoy. The public will have a chance to experience the Sienna lifestyle with a series of events through the end of the year. Happening this month is the Sienna Oktoberfest on October 22nd and Frost Fest — featuring a snow hill and the world’s largest rocking horse — on December 3rd.

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