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Houston-based Morning Star Builders broke ground Monday evening on its Southern Living Showcase Home in Bluejack National, a private, resort-style community on FM 1486 in Montgomery.

"To be able to build on this piece of work is really something special," said Ted Cummins, chief creative officer for Morning Star Builders.

While construction began on the home before the groundbreaking because of rain delays, the groundbreaking ceremony marked the construction of the first primary residence in Bluejack National.

"It's our first primary residential spot—the first one that people are really going to live at and enjoy and go to the schools," Bluejack National President Casey Paulson said.

The nearly 6,000 square-foot home is expected to be complete in mid 2017, said Yvonne Cummins, principal for Morning Star Builders. The home brings to life a "Texafied" version of the Elberton Way Southern Living floor plan, Yvonne said.

"We enlarged some of the rooms because we knew it was going to go on a golf course lot," she said. "We opened up some windows to make sure you get more views."

Southern Living's interior designers and Morning Star Builders have worked with the five-member Peterson family to give the new homeowners a custom home, Yvonne said.

Once completed, the public will be able to tour the home in fall 2017 for a cost, the proceeds of which will be donated to Houston-area nonprofits HomeAid Houston and Operation Finally Home.

"A lot of people can't afford these homes, and yet it gives us an opportunity [for people to take] one room or one idea [to] put in [their] house," Yvonne said.

The Bluejack National home is Morning Star Builders' fourth showcase home as part of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program, including finished homes in Tomball's Willowcreek Ranch and Cypress' Towne Lake subdivision. Yvonne said Morning Star also plans to build the Southern Living cottage of the year on another lot at Bluejack National once a prospective buyer is found.

"[Morning Star Builders] really embraced what the piece of land is, and they're building many houses that will kind of match that quality and style," Paulson said. "We're really big here on how every house fits into the overall environment of the place, so it's important to us that that's all harmonious and all works. They've totally embraced that."

Paulson said 33 homes are already under construction in the 755-acre community, most of which are a resort-style home for weekend getaways.

In addition to the 18-hole Tiger Woods-designed golf course that opened earlier this year, Bluejack National's master plan features homes and various family-friendly amenities, such as a pool, zip lines, and football and wiffleball fields.

"It's a total lifestyle community," Paulson said. "[We want you to feel like] even when you're home, you feel like you're on vacation. That's really important to us. This is an unbelievable spot for families."