Bridlecreek Welcomes New Builder – Empire Communities

by Melanie Kalmar

Move up buyers are finding exactly what they are looking for and more at Bridlecreek, a gated community in the heart of Cypress, Texas by award-winning developer Caldwell Communities, recently named Developer of the Year by the GHBA.

At 52 acres, Bridlecreek is a boutique Caldwell Community that offers large homesites, exquisite home designs, and gated seclusion. An abundance of lush green spaces, gorgeousOak trees, walking trails and a sparkling pond for catch and release fishing offer a plethora of outdoor amenities today’s buyers are seeking. Community events, like Easter egg hunts and breakfast with Santa, make way for lasting memories with neighbors and family traditions.

With dozens of home plans between three award-winning builders, Bridlecreek has something for everyone,  including empty nesters who want to be behind a gate, Fitzpatrick says. Adding to its allure is its tax rate. At about 2.83 percent, it is slightly lower than other communities building in the Cypress area.

Nestled among long-established neighborhoods between Highway 290 and Highway 249, Bridlecreek offers buyers one and two-story luxury homes, priced from $500,000 to $900,000, on expansive 80 and 90-foot homesites. “Many of our homeowners are coming from existing homes in the area that are now 15+ years old andwant a new home in the same highly rated school district,” Fitzpatrick says.

Desirable schools

Bridlecreek is served by Cy-Fair Independent School District, which has been recognized by the Texas Education Agency for its solid academic platform, larger than average choice of extra-curricular activities and experienced staff. Bridlecreek’s youngest residents attend Hamilton Elementary School for grades pre-K-5; Hamilton Middle School for grades 6-8; and Cy-Fair high school for grades 9-12.

Award-winning builders

Caldwell Companies has carefully selected Coventry Homes, Empire Communities and Partners in Building, premier builders with outstanding reputations for design and quality, to deliver a total of 92 homes. The luxury homes feature everything home buyers expect in new construction: stunning open-concept floorplans, the latest design trends, gourmet kitchens, dreamy master suites, media rooms, smart home technology options and spacious outdoor living spaces.

“Adding Empire Communities to the community will bring another reputable, high quality product offering to homebuyers,” say Tim Fitzpatrick of Caldwell. “They are an exceptional builder and we are excited about the new plans they are offering in the community.”

Trade drive time for downtime

“Bridlecreek is away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet still very close with easy access to Highway 290,” says Vanessa Skuter, sales counselor with Empire Communities at Bridlecreek. Residents have an easy commute to IAH George Bush Intercontinental Airport, employment centers in downtown Houston and the Energy Corridor.

Running everyday errands is a lot easier when everything you could possibly need is just minutes away. Fantastic shopping, dining, entertainment, and medical centers are all quickly within reach. Residents can pick up groceries nearby at H-E-B, Kroger or Whole Foods, workout at VillaSport Athletic Club & Spa or browse the boutiques of Vintage Park Shopping Village

What you get for the money

Empire Communities is offering eight unique one- and two- story floorplans in Bridlecreek, priced from $489,000 to $589,000 and ranging in size from 3,500 square-feet to 4,800 square-feet. All of the homes come with four to five bedrooms and a 3-car garage, perfect for multiple drivers in one family or car collectors. A number of properties also feature additional recreational space—a study or game/media room—and large, outdoor covered patios big enough for an outdoor kitchen, dining room and lounge area. Backyards also have ample room for pools or other at-home luxury amenities.

“Our single-story homes all have 11-foot high ceilings and open living spaces great for entertaining and visiting with friends and family,” Skuter says. “Our two-story homes are very spacious with grand, double-door front entries, open floor plans and interior selections that are trending now in the marketplace: lighter painted cabinets, quartz countertops and gray tones.” Exteriors come in brick, stucco, and stone, adding curb appeal that complements the natural surroundings.

Oversized, elegant interiors

All Empire homes feature gourmet kitchens—five-burner gas cooktops and double ovens are standard—and enormous islands that create extra space for prepping food or sitting down to a meal. A focal point in the living room is a fireplace with cast stone surround mantle, a modern take on a classic feature.

Oversized master-suites on the main floor have large walk-in closets—some floorplans come with his and hers versions—that have enough space to store clothes for all seasons. Pure indulgence, the ensuites feature walk-in showers with glass doors, elegant free-standing tubs and separate his and hers vanities. “Not only is the master bedroom oversized, the secondary bedrooms are larger than you’ll find in a lot of other homes,” Skuter says. “Extra space for more than a bed in the bedroom is more important for kids nowadays, as they move toward being online.”

Skuter recently sold a contemporary, single-story, 90-foot homesite on a cul-de-sac at Bridlecreek to a young family. “They were excited to have four bedrooms on the main floor, because their kids are young, and a huge backyard without any neighbors behind them,” Skuter says.

A wise investment

Fortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has not derailed sales at Bridlecreek. Instead, quite the opposite has happened. The pandemic has caused a “flight to quality” in homebuyers, a common reaction Fitzpatrick has seen before. “Sales in quality communities tend to increase after natural disasters or major economic downturns, because people feel very comfortable knowing their investment is protected in a proven community,” he says. Sales in Bridlecreek have been strong and only 20 homesites remain. 

 To learn more, visit www.bridlecreektx.com

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