For business partners Cass Brewer, Legacy DCS President and CEO, and Philip Jalufka, Legacy International President and CEO, introducing visitors to resort-style living at the Texas Coast is nothing new. Eager to expand their audience reach and bring more visitors to experience these resort master planned developments, Brewer and Jalufka met with the leadership of Texas Monthly in early 2015 to discuss bringing their Show Home marketing program to the Hill Country and undiscovered Texas Coast. “Our vision for this Texas initiative,” Jalufka began, “was to combine our award-winning home building division with a well-known marketing platform to create an unforgettable home and community experience, Texas style.” After surveying several communities in Legacy’s portfolio this vision began to take form when Texas Monthly partnered with Developer Jeff Lampkin and selected Cinnamon Shore to launch their first Texas Coast Show Home.
Resting along the shores of Mustang Island, Cinnamon Shore is a 300-home beachfront community designed in classic tradition with all of the finest amenities including a beautiful beach, pools, parks, restaurants, shops, and much more. From the five-star resort-style amenities to the classic coastal architecture of the homes, an unmistakable coastal lifestyle flows throughout this development making Cinnamon Shore the ideal location to showcase Texas Monthly’s first Coastal Show Home.
With years of experience crafting luxury homes in the Rockport and Port Aransas areas, Legacy DCS was chosen as the builder for this 3900sq.ft. masterpiece. Legacy DCS President and CEO, Cass Brewer states, “our goal was to create a one-of-a-kind home that combines thoughtful design with the industry leading green building practices Legacy is known for.” Working alongside Interior Designer Carrie Brewer of Brewer Design Solutions and Architect John D’ Agostino of Davies Collaborative, the design of this three story home was brought to life. “We were inspired by the historic charm of the iconic 1930’s beach house,” Brewer began, “the team wanted to soften the state-of-the-art home by bringing in the character and architectural interest of the past.” Once complete, the Show Home’s intricate architectural designs were complimented by Brewer Design’s custom furnishings showcasing timeless designs reflective of the Coastal lifestyle and thoughtfully selected fabrics for livability.
From the start, Davies Collaborative worked closely with Cass Brewer of Legacy DCS, known for his green building practices and energy efficient, highend homes, and his wife Carrie Brewer, the innovative designer at Brewer Design Solutions. The team understands the vision of Cinnamon Shore for bringing families together and why it’s attracting Texans in the know. “Jeff Lamkin’s strict attention to detail at Cinnamon Shore inspired all of us at Legacy DCS because his vision for the area aligns with our philosophy and desire to create one-of-a-kind lifestyles and spaces,” says Cass.
“The Show Home was a collaborative effort,” Davies says. For instance, the Davies architects welcomed Carrie Brewer’s ideas for interior components that add character. “I loved working on the architectural details of the interior, adding beautiful beam and wooden wall details,” Carrie says, pointing to a 200-year-old Texas barn beam mounted in the kitchen and other woodwork. “A beautiful home requires strong features that frame the design.”
The team collaborated on exquisite porches, including shuttered screens that open and close on the lower porch giving shade and privacy. Cass Brewer envisioned the idea, the Davies team executed the deck-to-ceiling sliding, slatted screens, and Carrie Brewer dressed the shaded space with style, using Summer Classics all-weather seating and all-weather pillows by Laurie Bell. Carrie also designed seating for porches and throughout the home with local woodworker Herb Lancaster as part of a new venture called B&L Furnishings. “We worked hard to create a mix of the best in classic lines with the clean, easy look of contemporary rooms,” says Carrie.