Standard Home Features

We have impressive home features to select from when designing and building your one-of-a-kind home.

Signature Series Features

Energy Features
• Environments For Living® Platinum building partner
• Double pane Low-Ē3-366 insulated windows with vinyl frames  available in 3 colors
• Tech Shield 7/16” OSB radiant barrier roof decking
• Blown In Blanket insulation System (BIBS) for added energy savings
• R-15 blown insulation in exterior walls
• R-30 blown insulation in flat ceilings
• R-22 insulation at rafters and sloped ceilings
• 16 SEER high-efficiency HVAC
• Foil backed ductwork with R-6 insulation
• Caulk at base plate on exterior walls (first floor only) and seal windows and doors with polyseal
• Attic ventilation consisting of continuous soffit vents & power vent exhaust
• Minimum of 2 water heaters
• “Blower-door” tests on every home for energy efficiency
• “Duct blower” tests on every home for energy efficiency
• Efficient gas furnace with electronic ignitions
• Fresh-air blending system for improved air quality
• Natural gas plumbed at fireplace, cooktop, dryer, furnace & water heaters
• Honeywell programmable digital thermostats
• Compact fluorescent lights in all recessed cans, keyless fixtures and ceiling mount light fixtures
 
Safety & Engineering
• 2-keypad alarm system with contacts on all operating windows and doors (except detached garages)
• Attic siren and motion detector in family room
• Electric smoke detectors with battery backup and integrated carbon monoxide detectors installed in all bedrooms and hall ways
• Individually engineered post tension cable foundation.  Foundations are designed for each site by a structural engineer. (per plan)
• Each plan is engineered to exceed minimum wind requirements (Harris and Montgomery counties)
• Anchor bolts installed on all exterior walls
• Insulated water pipes in outside walls
• Copper electrical wiring in home
• 1 1/8” thick CDX plywood subfloor that is nailed, glued and screwed
• Exterior sole plate framing bolted to foundation
• Exterior GFI electrical circuits
• All stud walls are 16” on center
• Third-party inspections for quality construction to meet highest standards
• 2-year limited warranty by Partners in Building plus 10-year warranty through Home of Texas Limited Warranty

Exterior Design & Styling
• Quality manufactured kiln-fired brick to provide lower maintenance and higher value
• 7 1/4” reveal Hardi fiber cement fiberboard siding, fascia & soffit with 50-year manufacturer’s warranty. Termite and fire resistant
• Premium GAF dimensional shingles with lieftime warranty over 15# felt
• Wayne Dalton 9100 series insulated raised panel garage door
• One belt garage door opener(s) with two transmitters per door 
• Attached garage interiors are sheetrocked and painted
• Illuminated doorbell button
• Front porch floor to be brick matching the home’s exterior. Std slate with stone or stucco elevations
• 3 exterior hose bibs
• Decorative address plate (brass plaque w/ stucco elevations)
• Flatwork Allowance: 2000 square feet of concrete.  Flatwork includes #3 rebar

Audio/Video
• Multimedia outlets (2-RG6 cable & 2-CAT 5e) in family room, game room, master and media room
• Multimedia outlet (1-RG6 cable & 1-CAT 5e) in kitchen
• Multimedia outlet (1-RG6 cable and 2-CAT 5e) in study for additional network
• Low voltage enclosure with video amplifier and telephone distribution module
• Five telephone outlets and three additional cable outlets
• Pre-wire for 5.1 Surround Sound in media room (per plan)
 
New Construction
• Plan meeting consultation with our structural design manager as needed.
• Pre-construction meeting
• Unlimited direct access to superintendent during construction process

Interior Design & Styling
• Wood or tile floors in entry, dining room, study and family room from upgraded selections
• 8’ Solid mahogany raised panel front door with inset leaded glass
• 10’ ceilings on first floor and 9’ ceilings on second floor (per plan)
• Painted raised panel solid core interior doors throughout (when applicable)
• Oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel exterior and interior door knobs and hardware
• Hand-stained genuine oak stair handrails with wrought iron spindles (per plan)
• Stained oak starter stair tread (per plan)
• 42” direct vent gas fireplace with remote control and gas logs
• Cast stone fireplace surround from standard selections
• Stain-resistant carpet up to level 1 with standard 1/2” 5 lb padding
• Elegant double crown molding in foyer, study, dining, family room, kitchen and master bedroom
• Oversized 8” baseboards on first floor, 6” baseboards on second floor
• PPG interior paint with choice of 9 interior and 3 trim colors
• Up to 5 ceiling fans located in the rooms of your choice
• All bedrooms blocked & wired (with switch) for ceiling fan
• Sheetrock outside corners are rounded (except window returns)
• Decor rocker switches throughout home
• Choice of interior wall texture from standard selections
 
Master Bath Design
• Ceramic tile flooring from upgraded selections
• Custom raised panel maple, beech oak or poplar cabinetry with choice sophisticated stain colors with soft close features on drawers and doors
• 3 cm granite countertops up to level 1 with a full bullnose edge
• White 6’ “drop-in” with whirlpool system with ceramic tile from standard selections
• Custom walk-in showers with marble tile flooring (per plan)
• Oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel shower enclosure
• Separate dual granite vanities with undermount vanity bowls (square or circular), and knee space (per plan)
• Moen oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel plumbing fixtures with 8” spreads
• Elongated toilet
• Medicine cabinets (per plan)
• Oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel hardware
 
Powder and Secondary Baths
• Ceramic tile flooring in powder and secondary baths from upgraded  selections
• Ceramic tile tub and shower surrounds in secondary baths from upgraded selections
• 3 cm granite countertops with full bullnose edge in powder room (per plan) and secondary baths, up to level 1
• Moen oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel plumbing fixtures with 8” spreads in powder room (per plan)
• Moen oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel plumbing fixtures in secondary baths
• Custom raised panel maple, beech oak or poplar cabinetry with choice sophisticated stain colors
• Undermount vanity bowl (round or square) in powder when a cabinet is used (per plan)
• Undermount china bowls (round or square) in secondary baths
• Elongated toilets in all baths
• Medicine cabinets in secondary baths (per plan)
 
Kitchen Design & Styling
• Custom raised panel maple, beech, oak or poplar cabinetry with 42” uppers, Euro “hidden” hinges, adjustable shelves, crown moulding, soft close  features on drawers and doors, and choice of stain colors
• Cabinet drawers have a full plywood box and full-extension drawer guides
• Cabinet above cooktop comes with oversized mantle and glass inserts
• Recessed can lighting (per plan)
• 3 cm granite countertops up to level 1, with a full bullnose edge accented by a tumbled marble or travertine backsplash (or equivalent)
• Undermount stainless steel sink with Moen®  Arbor faucet
• Ceramic tile flooring in kitchen, breakfast and utility room from upgraded selections
• Large walk-in pantry (per plan)
• GFI wiring for added protection
• Under cabinet lighting throughout kitchen and butler’s pantry (per plan)
 
Appliances
Commercial Grade Pro-Series
• Jenn Air appliances consisting of:
• Jenn Air  built-in 30” double convection oven
• Jenn Air  built-in gas 48” cooktop
• Falmec 46” 1000 CFM venthood
• Jenn Air  dishwasher
• Jenn Air built-in microwave
• Stainless steel
• High-capacity food disposal

Heritage Series Features

Energy Features
• Environments For Living® Platinum building partner
• Double pane Low-Ē3-366 insulated windows with vinyl frames available in 3 colors
• Tech Shield 7/16” OSB radiant barrier roof decking
• Blown In Blanket insulation System (BIBS) for added energy savings
• R-15 blown insulation in exterior walls
• R-30 blown insulation in flat ceilings
• R-22 insulation at rafters and sloped ceilings
• 16 SEER high-efficiency HVAC
• Foil backed ductwork with R-6 insulation
• Caulk at base plate on exterior walls (first floor only) and seal windows and doors with polyseal
• Attic ventilation consisting of continuous soffit vents & power vent exhaust
• Minimum of 2 water heaters
• “Blower-door” tests on every home for energy efficiency
• “Duct blower” tests on every home for energy efficiency
• Efficient gas furnace with electronic ignitions
• Fresh-air blending system for improved air quality
• Natural gas plumbed at fireplace, cooktop, dryer, furnace & water heaters
• Honeywell programmable digital thermostats
• Compact fluorescent lights in all recessed cans, keyless fixtures and ceiling mount light fixtures
 

Safety & Engineering
• 2-keypad alarm system with contacts on all operating windows and doors (except detached garages)
• Attic siren and motion detector in family room
• Electric smoke detectors with battery backup and integrated carbon monoxide detectors installed in all bedrooms and hall ways
• Individually engineered post tension cable foundation.  Foundations are designed for each site by a structural engineer. (per plan)
• Each plan is engineered to exceed minimum wind requirements (Harris and Montgomery counties)
• Anchor bolts installed on all exterior walls
• Insulated water pipes in outside walls
• Copper electrical wiring in home
• 1 1/8” thick CDX plywood subfloor that is nailed, glued and screwed
• Exterior sole plate framing bolted to foundation
• Exterior GFI electrical circuits
• All stud walls are 16” on center
• Third-party inspections for quality construction to meet highest standards
• 2-year limited warranty by Partners in Building plus 10-year warranty through Home of Texas Limited Warranty

Exterior Design & Styling
• Quality manufactured kiln-fired brick to provide lower maintenance and higher value
• 7 1/4” reveal Hardi fiber cement fiberboard siding, fascia & soffit with 50-year manufacturer’s warranty. Termite and fire resistant
• Premium GAF dimensional shingles with lieftime warranty over 15# felt
• Wayne Dalton 9100 series insulated raised panel garage door
• One belt garage door opener(s) with two transmitters per door 
• Attached garage interiors are sheetrocked and painted
• Illuminated doorbell button
• Front porch floor to be brick matching the home’s exterior. Std slate with stone or stucco elevations
• 3 exterior hose bibs
• Decorative address plate (brass plaque w/ stucco elevations)
• Flatwork Allowance: 2000 square feet of concrete.  Flatwork includes #3 rebar
 
Audio/Video
• Multimedia outlets (2-RG6 cable & 2-CAT 5e) in family room, game room, master and media room
• Multimedia outlet (1-RG6 cable & 1-CAT 5e) in kitchen
• Multimedia outlet (1-RG6 cable and 2-CAT 5e) in study for additional network
• Low voltage enclosure with video amplifier and telephone distribution module
• Five telephone outlets and three additional cable outlets
 
 New Construction
• Plan meeting consultation with our structural design manager as needed.
• Pre-construction meeting
• Unlimited direct access to superintendent during construction process
 
Interior Design & Styling
• Wood or tile floors in entry and dining room
• 8’ Solid mahogany raised panel front door with inset leaded glass
• 9’ ceilings on first floor and 8’ ceilings on second floor (per plan)
• Painted raised panel interior doors throughout (when applicable)
• Oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel exterior and interior door knobs and hardware
• Hand-stained genuine oak stair handrails with wrought iron spindles (per plan)
• Stained oak starter stair tread (per plan)
• 36” wood burning fireplace
• Tile fireplace surround from standard selections
• Stain-resistant carpet up to level 1 with standard 1/2” 5 lb padding
• Oversized 8” baseboards on first floor, 6” baseboards on second floor
• PPG interior paint with choice of 9 interior and 3 trim colors
• Up to 3 ceiling fans located in the rooms of your choice
• All bedrooms blocked & wired (with switch) for ceiling fan
• Sheetrock outside corners are rounded (except window returns)
• Decor rocker switches throughout home
• Choice of interior wall texture from standard selections
 
Master Bath Design
• Ceramic tile flooring
• Custom raised panel maple, beech oak or poplar cabinetry with choice sophisticated stain colors with soft close features on drawers and doors
• 3 cm granite countertops up to level 1 with a full bullnose edge
• White 6’ “drop-in” with whirlpool system with ceramic tile from standard selections
• Custom walk-in showers with marble tile flooring (per plan)
• Oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel shower enclosure
• Separate dual granite vanities with undermount vanity bowls (square or circular), and knee space (per plan)
• Moen oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel plumbing fixtures with 4” spreads
• Elongated toilet
• Medicine cabinets (per plan)
• Oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel hardware
 
Powder and Secondary Baths
• Ceramic tile flooring in powder and secondary baths
• Ceramic tile tub and shower surrounds in secondary baths
• 3 cm granite countertops with full bullnose edge in powder room (per plan) and secondary baths, up to level 1
• Moen oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel plumbing fixtures with 4” spreads in powder room (per plan)
• Moen oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel plumbing fixtures in  secondary baths
• Custom raised panel maple, beech oak or poplar cabinetry with choice sophisticated stain colors
• Undermount vanity bowl (round or square) in powder when a cabinet is used (per plan)
• Undermount china bowls (round or square) in secondary baths
• Elongated toilets in all baths
• Medicine cabinets in secondary baths (per plan)
 
Kitchen Design & Styling
• Custom raised panel maple, beech, oak or poplar cabinetry with 42” uppers, Euro “hidden” hinges, adjustable shelves, crown moulding
• Cabinet drawers have a full plywood box and full-extension drawer guides
• Cabinet above cooktop comes with oversized mantle
• Recessed can lighting (per plan)
• 3 cm granite countertops up to level 1, with a full bullnose edge accented by a tile backsplash
• Undermount stainless steel sink with Moen®  Arbor faucet
• Ceramic tile flooring in kitchen, breakfast and utility room
• Large walk-in pantry (per plan)
• GFI wiring for added protection
• Under cabinet lighting throughout kitchen and butler’s pantry (per plan)
 
Appliances
• Whirlpool appliances consisting of:
• Whirlpool  built-in 30” double convection oven
• Whirlpool  built-in gas 36” cooktop
• Whirlpool  dishwasher
• Whirlpool built-in microwave
• Stainless steel
• High-capacity food disposal