Modern Home Builder - Fall 2017 - 31
that families and locally born businesses can strive for success and
be leaders in their markets. We're an example of that because we
are an industry leader in San Antonio."
1417 BURGUNDY WAY
Whitestone's latest project is 1417 Burgundy Way, a brand-new,
fully furnished model home. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, the two-story model home acts as a sale center.
"It's exemplary of the quality of the construction that we have
provided our customers with over the course of our history,"
Sachse says. "It also showcases our unique ingenuity and design.
We pride ourselves on thinking outside of the box and coming up
with plans and homes that not only fit a need, but also a certain
level of desirability and practical luxury."
The home also features a three-car garage, large recreational
and family rooms, an in-kitchen eating area, formal dining room,
study, and three fireplaces. Additionally, one of the bathrooms
boasts a pool bath that leads to a large patio and sundeck at the
back of the property.
1417 Burgundy Way is located in the Hill Country market
outside of New Braunfels. This is an up-and-coming area, Sachse
notes, as both land sales and ready-to-rent homes are on the rise
in the area. "It's an excellent location to advertise our 'Build On
Your Lot' program," she says. "All of our model home locations
are within communities that you can not only build on lots that we
own, but we can also build on a customer's lot."
Sachse adds that Whitestone sees high demand from customers
who want the company to build on their own lots. "As I said, land
sales are on the rise," she says. "So people are purchasing land and
coming to us because they want to build their dream home."
Whitestone finished construction of 1417 Burgundy Way in early February. With a large and loyal subcontractor base, the company likes to work with trade partners who live close to the homes it
builds. "We find that if you can provide consistent work, they will
be loyal," Sachse says. "So they not only count on us for regular
work, but we can also count on them to be available."
She adds that Whitestone is "very fortunate" to have great relationships with its trade partners, some of which the company
has worked with for many years, which also helps maintain quality
control. "We pay fair, and they know we are a company they can
trust because we handle ourselves professionally," she says.
As Whitestone looks ahead, the company is focused on growth
and the future. "We're active in three communities right now, but
by the end of the year we'll be active in five," Sachse says. "We're
already underway for our next two projects and then we're looking
to Austin.With all of our projects, we aim to exceed all customers'
expectations by providing practical luxury and all the right space
in the right place." )
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