The primary design objective for Lakeside Cove was to create an authentic Mediterranean-style community that took full advantage of the surrounding lake views. In the development’s initial planning phase, the main target market for Lakeside Cove were the many foreign nationals moving to The Woodlands. To appeal to that market, we wanted our home designs to include traditional Mediterranean elements. Therefore, we incorporated elements found in typical Mediterranean block construction, such as rafters built through the eaves and 2 x 6 construction on the exterior so windows could be recessed. Our homes also feature true stucco courtyards and substantial outdoor living space. The lot configuration and home placement are designed to best capture the views of Lake Harrison, with rear alleys serving homesites facing the water and three-story designs (with elevators) available to provide expansive lakeside vistas. Yard and exterior maintenance are included in the HOA dues to give homeowners worry-free travel opportunities.
A particular constraint for this property was to create enough density to make this investment financially viable while giving homeowners a sense of spaciousness. We went through 15 iterations of the land plan to bring it to its current version, a thoughtfully designed package of detached and attached homes on 57 properties. Another factor in the development of Lakeside Cove was to preserve the natural borders of Lake Harrison, a move that helped us win the bid to purchase this highly sought-after parcel of land, located near popular destinations in The Woodlands, a community that prides itself on its environmental integrity. We have succeeded in creating authentic Mediterranean designs in an exceptional community that appeals not only to our initial target market, but also to the high-level employees relocating to the area with Exxon Mobil and other major corporations.