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Round Top Spring Show Guide 2024

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Frankel Design Build]) and I were talking about a piece of property Scott had recently purchased in Washington County to build a ranch home for his family. I was reminiscing about my old ranch, and at the time I was also searching for a new ranch for our clients, which led to the formation of a general partnership." With Frankel Design Build on board as the builder and developer, Mendenhall gathered his personal ranch crew and long-term U.S. Capital clients including Travis Medve of TM Cattle Company for ranching and agriculture expertise and Ricky Hendrickson of R&P Ranch Services for land excavation, lakes, and more. Travis' wife, Samantha Medve, was selected as the local real estate expert for Washington County. Courtney Robertson with Compass Real Estate in Houston was subsequently brought in as the in- town representative for Houston clients. Steeped in History Most communities wait decades to earn a historic designation, but history is built into the land at Gates Crossing. The community is named for Texas pioneer Amos Gates, who settled the plot in 1836 as one of the Old Three Hundred — a legendary group of land grantees assembled by the Father of Texas, Stephen F. Austin. Gates is buried in the Gates-Perry Cemetery located on the property. From homesites located high above the Brazos River, modern-day ranch owners will enjoy the same sweeping views of the Brazos Valley's rolling green hills as the founding settlers. The Reserve A portion of the land surrounding the homesteads has been lovingly restored to create Gates Reserve. The 600-acre parcel is available exclusively to Gates Crossing ranch owners and their guests to pursue a myriad of outdoor recreation activities. Opportunities to fish and hunt for waterfowl on the Brazos River and wildlife such as whitetail deer, turkey, doves, and hogs are right outside your doorstep. Landowners will work hand in hand with the reserve's management to ensure the health and survival of the reserve for generations to come. The Ranch Houses Frankel Design Build has won multiple industry honors, including the National Association of Home Builders Custom Home Builder of the Year Award and the LEED Outstanding Single-Family Builder Award for green building. The firm will construct luxury homes at Gates Crossing on all 40 ranch sites, which range in size from 14 to 160 acres. Square footage for the ranch homes begins at around 3,000 square feet. Three show-stopping pre-designed model homes will be built in the community for viewing. Take a virtual tour of one of the models on Instagram @gatescrossing to experience the level of customization offered. Frankel Design Build stands ready to create custom homes for Gates Crossing landowners from the ground up. Each owner will not only have the opportunity to name their ranch, but also to customize every aspect of the home design, both interior and exterior, as well as hand-tailor the land plan to fit their specific needs. Selections such as front door, paint colors, flooring, furniture, and window treatments can be custom selected with assistance from Frankel Design Build. Frankel provides custom architectural and building services as well as in- house interior design, landscaping design, pool design and installation, and property maintenance, including routine home care. If this lifestyle sounds right for you, schedule a tour of Gates Crossing at Washington on the Brazos and learn how to reserve your ranch at When you're ready to make your move, reach out to one of our Gates Crossing representatives: Courtney Robertson with Compass Real Estate in Houston or Samantha Medve of Medve Real Estate in Washington County at 936.662.7604 or GISELE PARRA PHOTOGRAPHY 45

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