Martha Stewart to build houses

A few months back, before I moved to Raleigh, I was thinking about building another KB Home in the Twin Lakes community of Cary, NC. My realtor told me that it would require a 2-day campout in order to get in on the first phase. Well, I didn’t have the time to wait out for 2 days, much less wait for my house to build in 6-8 months. It seems like it would have been worth it:

Oct 12, 2005 — NEW YORK (Reuters) – Martha Stewart will help design new homes in an agreement with builder KB Home that extends the lifestyle expert’s brand well beyond the merchandising of towels and kitchen utensils.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. and KB Home said on Wednesday the first model homes imprinted with Stewart’s style sense will be completed in 2006.

The first group to go on sale will include 650 houses in Cary, North Carolina, under the name “KB Home Twin Lakes: Homes Created with Martha Stewart,” the companies said.

Talk about building some equity!

Link: ABC News: Martha Stewart to build houses with KB Home
Link: NYT: Builder to Offer Martha Stewart-Style Homes
Link: Boston Globe: House of Stewart
Link: USA Today: Martha Stewart to design houses with KB Home

James Burke
Frisco, TX