Bobby Berk has been enlisted by Tri Pointe Homes to design its model home in Heritage, a new subdivision. Construction is starting now. BOBBY BERK

Austin Business Journal shares, "almost 600 new homes will spring up in the fast-growing suburb of Dripping Springs during the next three years or so — welcomed development in a region still short on housing.

Tri Pointe Homes Inc. enlisted the aid of “Queer Eye” star Bobby Berk to design the model home for the new neighborhood the homebuilder is co-developing with Ohio-based M/I Homes Inc.

The 188-acre development — known as Heritage — will be home to 586 homes at full build-out, according to a Jan. 26 announcement. The Berk-designed model home will serve as both a marketing resource and a design inspiration tool for potential homebuyers interested in Tri Pointe’s offerings in the development, said Chelsea Timmons, vice president of community experience at Tri Pointe Homes in Austin.

Heritage, located close to downtown Dripping Springs at 1385 Roger Hanks Pkwy., represents infill development in a city that has been difficult to find land to develop in the past, Timmons said.

“Being that this was our first formal foray into the Dripping Springs market, we wanted to bring the fresh, modern taste of Tri Pointe Homes into this community,” Timmons said. “We feel that this community is our introduction to Dripping Springs so we didn’t want to hold back on our presentation. We believe this is a way to set us apart, and it may also create a destination model for folks who admire Bobby Berk’s work and want to see it in-person.”

According to the announcement, Berk “has helped launch 15 different Tri Pointe Homes communities over the past seven years.”

In addition to being a Texas native, Berk has another strong connection to the Austin area: the entirety of the sixth season of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” was filmed in the metro. On the show, Berk is tasked with transforming home or workspace interiors.

“Tri Pointe wanted me to bring my contemporary aesthetic to the local market, while still honoring the history of the community. I was inspired by the landscape of Austin,” Berk said in a statement.

Tri Pointe will build 293 of the homes within the development, consisting of three different home collections, according to the announcement."

Tri Pointe Homes - Floorplan

Ground Floor

Second Floor

Source: Austin Business Journal

Written by: Cody Baird

Published: January 31, 2023

Posted by Grossman & Jones Group on


Email Send a link to post via Email

Leave A Comment

Please note that your email address is kept private upon posting.