Tilson Homes
Oct 12, 2021

A Custom On Your Land Home in Fort Bend County - The Magnolia

Custom Homes, Customer Stories, Build On Your Land

Working with Curtis Bradford in our Katy Design Center, James and Sarah fell in love with the Magnolia plan. With Curtis' help, they implemented all of their personal touches to the plan perfectly. From a dedicated man cave to a luxurious walk-in shower, this home in Fort Bend County has plenty of custom features to enjoy. We're grateful to Sarah and James for allowing us to show you all their beautiful new home. 

Floor Plan Changes

James and Sarah made a few changes to the floorplan of their custom Magnolia. First, they added a 2-car garage to the home. They also added a wall to close off the flex room so James could use it as his man cave. Finally, they increased the depth of their rear porch by 10 feet, creating a much larger space out back to relax and entertain. 

Choosing the Masonry

On the outside of the home, James and Sarah chose to forego the included stucco on the front exterior in exchange for brick and board and batten. In the areas around the study and guest bedroom windows, they chose to go with brick on the top and stone on the bottom and kept the stone archway so that it would pop against the beautiful brick walls. 

Interior Customizations

James and Sarah made a few customizations inside the home that really made the Magnolia plan personal and functional for their needs. For starters, they chose to remove the soaking tub and instead go with a massive walk-in shower in the master suite. The shower has his and hers shower heads and a sizeable bench. They added a deco tile band along the shower walls to add a nice accent to a beautiful shower. 

In the flex room, which is now James’ man cave, they deleted two windows on the side of the home. They removed one of the two entry doors which Sarah uses as an office/workout area. They also added two built-in bookshelves on either side of the living room. 

The included kitchen island in the Magnolia is curved and features a raised eating bar on one side but Sarah and James preferred the look of their expansive rectangular island with no eating bar. Their farmhouse sink sits in the middle of the island and three hanging pendant lights make the whole area pop. 

A Dream Home Come True

James and Sarah, with the help of Design Consultant, Curtis, put a lot of thought and effort into designing their new forever home. From the outside in, each color and every change the couple made accentuate each other beautifully. Look below to learn more about the colors they chose for their home. For more information about the designs you can choose for your dream home, visit our Build On Your Lot model homes in Katy or one of our other Texas locations or call us at 877-416-2043.

Exterior Colors:

  • Stone: Tumbleweed Tan Builder
  • Brick: Old Francisco
  • Siding: Sherwin Williams – Tiki Hut
  • Trim: Sherwin Williams – Urban Putty
  • Rough Sawn Materials: Sherwin Williams – Cedar Bark
  • Shingles: Oak Ridge - Teak

Interior Paint:

  • Paint: Sherwin Williams – Agreeable Gray
  • Trim: Sherwin Williams – Extra White


  • Door: Groveland Flat Panel
  • Color: Grey Wolf


  • Luna Pearl Granite


  • Vinyl: A6102 Moon Shadow
  • Ceramic Tile: CS23 Iron
  • Carpet: 783 Ironside

Detail Selections:

  • Kitchen Backsplash: CS23 Iron
  • Wall Tile in Bathrooms: CS23 Iron
  • Deco-Tile in Master Shower: CS93 Diamond Delta

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