Teramor’s Vista Fontana Showcases the Vision of 20 Designers
Sugar Land, TX (April 15, 2013) — While it’s always a challenge to integrate the ideas of 20 interior designers into a cohesive vision, this year’s American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Show Home Tour became a true balancing act. Constructed by Teramor Custom Homes, the Italian villa was built for Tiffany and Rodney Winkler, who married in 2011 and will move into their first home built together when the tour ends. Thus, the interior designers, all affiliated with the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of ASID, were obliged to consider the new homeowners’ tastes and lifestyle as they collaborated on the immense project, which is not only grand in scale, but also impressive in scope.
Given the level of detail and technology showcased in the home and the completion deadline dictated by the ASID tour, custom builders D.C. Peterson and Ken Alexander faced their own challenges with the 6,682-square-foot design at 22 Ivy Bend in Riverstone. But they have several ASID Show Homes under their belts, so they take deadlines in stride.
“Our goal, always, is to provide the ultimate in design and convenience for our home buyers, but the extraordinary quality associated with ASID Show Homes sets the bar even higher. We think visitors will be awed by the experience of touring the home,” Peterson said.
For this home, which broke ground in June 2012, Peterson and Alexander chose to focus on local craftsmen, most of whom are based in Fort Bend County. Thus, the 17-foot entry doors and the sweeping front stair were a collaborative design effort of the homeowners and wrought-iron wizard Tim Buchanan, and the cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms were crafted by Benedettini Cabinetry, a high-end, high-tech shop in Rosenberg. Architect Patrick Berrios of Berrios Design, who worked on the design with the Winklers for eight months, offices in Sugar Land.
2013 ASID Show Home Tour
As with all ASID Show Homes, a select group of Houston’s leading interior designers is combining their prodigious talents to illustrate the latest trends in an innovative fashion, while holding to a unifying theme.
Setting the stage for Vista Fontana is Riverstone, a project of The Johnson Development Corp., one of Houston’s leading residential developers. Known for its lush landscape and serene waterways, Riverstone is home to some of the area’s most luxurious properties. The ASID show home is within the gated enclave of Ivy Bend, a neighborhood of 10 properties along expansive Lake Riverstone.
“Ivy Bend is one of our most coveted neighborhoods, a fitting locale for the grandeur of an ASID show home,” said Christen Johnson, marketing director for Riverstone.
At 22 Ivy Bend, Vista Fontana will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, May 11-27 in Riverstone. The home will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
Proceeds from the event benefit the ASID Foundation, an organization that supports interior design research, education and scholarships.
For more information on ASID and to purchase tickets, visit www.asidtgcc.org.
For details on Riverstone, located in Fort Bend County and ranked No. 3 among Houston’s top-selling communities, visit www.riverstone.com.