John Houston Custom Homes has built its reputation on craftsmanship over the years. The practice was celebrated June 7 with the ribbon cutting of its new model home in the Legacy Estates subdivision.

The development is to-be-built out over two phases with a total of 120 lots. Legacy Estates is located on the corner of Farm-to-Market Road 1387 and Ovilla Road. The subdivision has a Waxahachie address, but it is a part of the Midlothian School Independent School District.

Rob Poole, John Houston sales manager, stated home building is not just about creating space but the people who call that space home.

“The deeper point of what we do here is to show people that we care,” Poole said. “We care about the homes they live in, their experience, their families, and building relationships that last a long time.”

The homes in Legacy Estates are one and two stories tall. John Houston works to make each home as energy efficient as possible. Attention is given to areas such as windows and insulation. Homes also feature unique touches that stand out like countertops, molding, and hardware on the doors.

Poole shared the model home allows people to explore the possibilities to create a space that will fit their needs.

“A lot of the builders around here build a quality home. I feel like the team of subcontractors we have assembled just really do good work,” Poole explained. “I think the milestone of this model is to showcase the ability that we have to do custom homes.”

Resident Larissa Williams stated she was impressed with the attention of detail put into the home.

“It is almost like walking back through time, but it also has the modern touches too. The feel of this is like an older home. Some of the floorings make you think that,” Williams said. “I think that that it is a great (development) for the city and it is great for the economics of the community.”

Marcus Armstrong, Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce board member, stated it is hard to find a home like the model with the quality to match its price.

“John Houston has really hit the bullseye with where they are at and the price point,” Armstrong said. “It is over the top and beautiful. They really showcased what they can do on the custom side.”

Cammy Jackson, president of the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce, stated the development would help the city grow and attract to residents to the area.

“I think that this will bring in a lot of young executives that work in this area or even outside the area. They are going to come here and see how beautiful Midlothian is and all of the amenities that we have,” Jackson said. “I think that anybody would fall in love with this house.”