Building buddies: Movers and shakers collaborate on the perfect $1.5 milliondream home
Having prospered in the custom homebuilding business for 15 years, Monsour Taghdisi has decided to build the perfect house, at least perfection as the head of Prestige Builders Inc. interprets it. And in the process, he plans to benefit Legacy Community Health Services.
Work has already begun on the Tanglewood home that will open in the spring of 2013 as Taghdisi's first designer showcase property. Proceeds from the opening party and showcase ticket sales will benefit Legacy, of which Taghdisi is a board member.
"I was just thrilled when Monsour approached me about partnering on a designer showcase," Loya says. "He understands a simple, elegant esthetic . . ."
"It really is my dream house. Thank God, I know other people who share my taste," he quipped of the 5,000 square-foot house that will be priced for purchase at $1.5 million after the charity event. "This project is about elevating the conversation of contemporary home design in Houston, which has been my passion for the past 15 years."
Taghdisi has teamed with Miller Dahlstrand Architects for design of the house that will feature designer kitchen and baths, a swimming pool and a third floor terrace with fireplace. And he has brought Lucinda Loya on board to handle the interior design. The custom home developer and Loya share a crisp contemporary zeal and are on the same wave length in their plans to create a spectacular property.
"I was just thrilled when Monsour approached me about partnering on a designer showcase," Loya says. "He understands a simple, elegant esthetic . . . Finally, we have a very exciting project together showcasing our two worlds in the industry. A perfect collaboration."
The project in the 1300 block of Nantucket actually features two homes, one that has already been sold and the other that Taghdisi has reserved for his showcase.
Dates for the showcase home event will be posted after the start of the new year.