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2022 Award Winners



On-the-Boards Community




Hockley, Texas

Architect/Designer | KTGY

Builder | Empire Communities

Developer | Empire Communities

Landscape Architect/Designer | KGA/DeForest Design

Photographer | Renderings by KTGY

This community is inspired by the values that matter to families, ranging from a couple in search of their first home, a growing family in need of more space or empty-nesters in the market for a right-sized for-rent home in a peaceful community.

The homes are striking in detail with rich architectural features and tailored amenities. Modern farmhouse chic is conveyed through the regionally popular cementitious lap siding and minimal standardized window, while clean, muted colors were chosen to lend to the contemporary aesthetic.

The modular floor plans, varying from one to four bedrooms, are designed to allow for customizable bed and bath configurations, features and finishes to meet residents’ unique lifestyle needs. The design of these cottages incorporates privatized open space—both primary bedroom and living areas open directly to side yards, perfect for indoor-outdoor living, small pets and young children.

Located in Hockley, Texas, this community is one of the area’s vastly growing master-planned family-oriented communities where fun and recreation are at the forefront. Loved by locals for its homegrown Texas feel, Hockley is a hidden gem for families seeking an escape from the bustle of Houston’s urban core without sacrificing the conveniences needed for everyday living.

From the Judges
The quality of the renderings is amazing. The exteriors feature an interesting mix of stone and vertical siding, which creates diversity in streetscape. The fact that every unit has attached green space is a nice touch as well.

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