New Gated Community Looks to Make Modern Architecture Affordable – Houstonia Magazine

A brand new improvement in Northwest Houston is hoping to nab the coveted millennial purchaser with a novel mixture of design, group and — crucially — affordability. 

Oak Forest at La Sierra — which is not really in Oak Forest; relatively, it is close by, off Tidwell between TC Jester and Shepherd — is a brand new gated group which can embody 80 trendy properties round a big central pond. The three- and 4-bed room, two-story properties, which begin at $315,000, are distinctly trendy, with clear traces in and out and open floorplans. 

"In the event you needed this home contained in the loop," says developer David Bohorquez, "It'd have three tales, no out of doors house and begin at $600,000." 

Bohorquez hails from Venezuela, and has been flipping and constructing properties in Houston together with his firm, Contempo Builders, since 2003. Contempo started creating townhomes on the $125,000-and-up worth level throughout the road from La Sierra in 2009, and he mentioned they had been receiving extra consideration than anticipated from these prepared to pay extra however in search of larger-finish finishes. "I at all times like trendy structure," he says, "however once I received right here, I noticed what was occurring right here" — i.e. the normal-model, brick-fronted properties — "and mentioned, when in Rome ... we will do this."

Since breaking floor on La Sierra, which is a departure in model each for Contempo and for the world, a hodgepodge mixture of single-household properties and industrial buildings, about 20 properties are constructed and occupied; they're going to be constructing the remainder of the 80 properties in phases. They're at the moment seeing a various mixture of millennial younger households, older and empty nesters shifting in — the situation is shut sufficient to the center of town, together with Backyard Oaks/Oak Forest and the Heights, to be fascinating, however far sufficient out that the variety of properties can offset the development price of the fashionable buildings and finishes.

"The last word purpose behind La Sierra," Bohorquez says, "is to change the way in which folks take into consideration the fashionable dwelling."

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New Gated Community Looks to Make Modern Architecture Affordable - Houstonia Magazine