February 11, 2020— Freehold Communities, developer of Vital Communities® nationwide, announced that Ashton Woods Homes has been selected as the newest builder at Headwaters, the thoughtfully designed master-planned community in Dripping Springs, Texas, just west of Austin. Ashton Woods, an award-winning and nationally recognized builder, will bring a neighborhood of 65 single-family detached residences on 60’ homesites set within Phase II of Headwaters.
Sales in Phase II began last year. The recently opened segment of the community consists of new homesites that back up to a greenbelt, offering some of the most dramatic topography in Headwaters. The land plan allows each home to be near open space, while preserving the hilltops for magnificent views and natural contours.
Construction is underway on the Ashton Woods neighborhood and a Grand Opening and debut of a model home is anticipated for this Spring. The homes will feature one- and two-story story floorplans ranging from 2,387 to 3,031 square feet. The spacious residences have been designed with contemporary farmhouse architecture and are expected to include up to six bedrooms and up to four- and one-half baths. Prices are anticipated to begin in the high $300,000s.
“Freehold Communities is pleased Ashton Woods is joining our established builder team in Headwaters,” said Freehold Communities Texas Division President Matt D. Matthews. “It’s exciting to have another experienced builder on board delivering award winning home designs that share our vision for the community. We look forward to a successful partnership.”
“We are thrilled to bring Ashton Woods’ renowned design to the Headwaters community,” said Cassie Sommers, VP of Sales & Marketing for Ashton Woods Austin. “Our homeowners want a prime location and incredible community amenities without compromising on their home design. We’re excited to offer brand new contemporary farmhouse elevations along with personalized design options at our studio.”
In addition to the upcoming Ashton Woods neighborhood, Headwaters currently offers new-home collections from David Weekley Homes, Dream Finders Homes, Drees Custom Homes and Taylor Morrison.
Boasting 1,000 unique homesites, Headwaters harmonizes unique community amenities with its beautiful natural setting. The Hub coffee bar and co-working space, for example, offers inspiring Texas Hill Country vistas. The vast open spaces and parks incorporate the structures of the original ranch building found on the property. This area includes Headwaters’ unique Star-Gazing Amphitheater – part of its Homestead Park – one of the most distinctive amenities of a master-planned community anywhere in the United States. Perched atop a protected hilltop in the center of the community are the remnants of the original ranch home the Townes family built in the last century. It has been partially deconstructed, revealing classic stone masonry no longer seen today.
In 2019, Headwaters won the prestigious Grand Award at the 56th Annual Gold Nugget Awards in San Francisco for Best Community Land Plan. The recognition marked the 16th regional and national award for the new community. The Headwaters master plan employs an enlightened, preservation-development approach. Designers crafted the community to preserve the natural landscape, protect the Barton Creek watershed and provide for the well-being of the people who call it home. The plan preserves over 1,000 acres for parks and open space, with miles of trails. HW Central (the amenity center), offers an abundance of options for residents, including a resort-style, split-level pool with waterfall, state-of-the-art fitness center, Wi-Fi café, and outdoor socializing. The land plan strictly limits impervious cover so that rainwater is absorbed into the soil and vegetation. Forward-thinking design guidelines encourage the use of native species and home designs that respect the history and natural resources of the property.
Headquartered in Boston, and founded in 2013, Freehold Communities is currently developing eight masterplans throughout the United States. All express the company’s Vital Community® approach that embraces healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship and distinctive home design. And all are distinguished by extensive amenities, including nature preserves, or innovative merging of homes and open space, such as “agrihoods.”