Firethorne, a 1,400-acre master-planned community in Katy/Fulshear, broke ground on its first-ever gated section, a secluded neighborhood to be built exclusively by Perry Homes. Located just east of FM 1463, the expansion comprises 80 acres within Firethorne and will be developed in two phases. There will be 163 homes upon completion.
“We’re addressing the market’s strong demand for homes geared to empty-nesters and young professionals looking for new homes in Katy/West Houston. They desire a gated community environment with homes in the size and price-range of a patio home versus a larger custom home you’d find in most gated communities,” said Firethorne General Manager Wayne Meyer. “A gated section such as this means reduced traffic and more seclusion for single homeowners, young marrieds and couples who are down-sizing.”
Meyer says he had conversations with several builders about Firethorne’s gated section, but Perry Homes “jumped quick to do the whole deal.”
Perry Homes will build homes on 60 by 130-foot lots. Their flagship is a one-story, four-bedroom, three-bath brick and stone model set to open this week. The Perry model, located at 27947 Colonial Point Drive in Model Park II, will be on Firethorne’s upcoming Taste of Texas Model Home Tour May 4-10.
Firethorne’s new gated section will feature a two-acre lake surrounded by nature/walking trails, a mail kiosk and a playground. Phase I will be composed of 67 homes, with 96 homes planned for Phase II. Home prices start in the $290,000s. Homeowners in the gated community have full access to all Firethorne amenities.
Firethorne has sold 147 new homes to date in 2013 and 1,777 homes since its inception in mid-2005.
Firethorne blends the best nature has to offer: 150 acres devoted to parks and recreational amenities, a 12-acre lake with surrounding greenbelt, hike/bike trails, parks and playgrounds, tennis courts, Fitness Center, Community Center, resort-style swimming pool, Swim Center with regulation lap pool, discovery-rich wildlife observation area and a natural bird habitat. Served by highly acclaimed schools in Katy I.S.D. and Lamar Consolidated I.S.D. Firethorne combines the vibrancy of West Houston with the small-town charm of Katy/Fulshear. It is located near the crossroads of I-10 West and FM 1463, 10 and 15 miles west, respectively, of the Texas Medical Center-West Campus and Houston’s Energy Corridor.