LOS ANGELES – (RealEstateRama) — International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s new distinctive home designs targeting the needs of today’s discerning active adults were recently unveiled at Kissing Tree in San Marcos, Texas. Kissing Tree is the first baby boomer, master-planned community, for those 55 and better by Brookfield Residential Properties, and the first of its kind in San Marcos. The 3,200-home community is located on 1,332 acres in Central Texas, halfway between San Antonio and Austin in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.
According to Manny Gonzalez, FAIA, LEED AP, managing principal of KTGY’s Los Angeles office and head of the firm’s 55+ studio, “We designed the Colby, Emerson and Clarkson plans to appeal to a wide variety of 55+ consumer preferences. Homebuyers have lots of options at Kissing Tree — not only on the inside of the home, but also what they want their home to look like on the outside.”
KTGY designed five very distinct architectural styles: Modern Farmhouse, Texas Hill Country, Contemporary, Santa Barbara and Traditional. Additionally, each architectural style offers exterior options. Gonzalez kiddingly said, “You won’t find the typical ‘salad dressing’ variety of architecture here (ie., French, Italian and Ranch)!”
Kissing Tree was designed to change the way baby boomers envision the next phase of their lives, including retirement. The community will feature not only a collection of indoor and outdoor amenities at the community’s social focal point, called The Mix, but it will also include an 18-hole golf course, an 18-hole putting course and a state-of-the-art golf clubhouse. Hundreds of acres will be reserved for parks, trails and green space.
Kissing Tree’s community amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocce ball, indoor and outdoor pool, and a Texas BBQ pit for grilling. Upon completion, there will 15 scenic miles of trails for hiking and biking.
Residents of Kissing Tree will be close to entertainment, shopping, freeways, transportation, jobs and education. Texas State University is located in San Marcos and so are the popular Tanger Outlets shopping centers. Residents and tourists will also enjoy the San Marcos River, the art scene, live music and nightlife, and athletic and community events and festivals.