She’s a little bit ‘Texas modern’ and he’s a little bit rock ’n’ roll …

Story by Steve Nussbaum | Photos by Erika Carter

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A home with Texas modern features and accented with rock ’n’ roll flair suits busy health care industry executives Monty and Angela Montgomery just fine.

The couple recently made a major life change by finishing construction on their “forever home†in The Cliffs. They lived in Frisco, Texas, for many years while enjoying a condo at Possum Kingdom Lake in Sportsman’s World. What they discovered, though, was that nobody came to visit them in their large family home in Frisco – but their guests had no problem filling up their smaller condo at PK.

So the couple decided to “flip the script†on their living accommodations: They bought a condo in Frisco and built a new, 3,900-square-foot custom home at Possum Kingdom. It sits on 1.5 acres with incredible views not only of the canyons surrounding the Brazos River valley, but one of the signature holes of the golf course at The Cliffs, too. Angela Montgomery recently took up golfing to join the links with her husband and daughter, Peyton, so the location was great for the whole family.

The home features five bedrooms and five bathrooms, with office and designer touches throughout.

“We took everything we loved about our Frisco home and added it to our new home in The Cliffs, plus much more,†Angela Montgomery said.

The Montgomerys worked with local builder and contractor Hendricks Brothers to build the home. The local construction company has been at PK for the last three years, but they have been in the construction business for 31 years, and their family has been coming to PK since the 1940s.

The couple said they appreciated the daily updates and calls from their contractor to make the huge project as smooth as possible, and added that they made a concerted effort to use local contractors and suppliers.

Angela Montgomery grew up in Royse City going to Lake Tawakoni in East Texas. She said she loved the lake life and learned to water ski while visiting her grandparents’ lake home as a young child.

She and her husband first bought a lot at The Cliffs in 2017 and traveled to PK with their daughter on weekends before eventually buying a condo in Sportsman’s World in 2019. They always kept their boat at The Cliffs marina and enjoyed all the amenities it had to offer.

The couple spent more than a year and half making their new home a showcase, including buying three lots to get the design and layout they wanted.

Upon entering the home, the first things visitors see are the incredible valley views and the expansive high ceilings. Angela Montgomery designed most of the décor with help from a friend in Dallas who specializes in custom furniture. The couple describes the home’s design as “Texas modern,†and that description fits the home perfectly.

The center of the home is the wide-open great room, dining and kitchen space. The living room has soaring vaulted ceilings and is anchored by floor-to-ceiling Cambria quartz that surrounds the fireplace and supports the 86-inch television. The custom-made furnishings create a great entertainment area, as well as space to relax with the family’s dog, a dachshund named Crew. The kitchen has extra-tall custom cabinets and features Viking appliances, and the huge Cambria quartz waterfall design kitchen island is the center of the home.

Off the kitchen is a beautifully designed laundry room, with two sets of washers and dryers to accommodate guests, plus floor-to-ceiling 4-foot designer tile surround.

The rock ’n’ roll features in the home include two Swarovski-designed bison heads in the design of the rock band Kiss. The unique art is inlaid with thousands of Swarovski crystals patterned after two of the legendary rock band’s members, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Monty Montgomery said he is a huge Kiss fan, and memorabilia from the band can be found throughout the home. In fact, he, said, the couple’s first date was a Kiss concert.

Monty Montgomery said he had seen the art in the Kiss-owned restaurant Rock & Brews in The Colony over in Dallas and knew he wanted it in his new home. He said he had to get special permission from the band to commission the art, and it took three months of meticulous work by the artist to create the Kiss-inspired sculptures. They now anchor each side of the fireplace and are a focal point in the home.

Off the main living space is the patio and outdoor space, and the large yard steps down to the pool and fire pit area. The couple chose local landscaper Let Us Do it Landscaping and RedFin pools to create the beautiful outdoor space, which is designed to provide a little amount of green space but also incorporate the rugged nature of the surrounding Texas hills.

The home is filled with other custom touches, including a residential elevator for their parents and for Crew. It also has an electronic “brain center†designed and installed locally by Nextech Systems to control the entire house and security system. An oversized generator can handle the electrical system of the home in case of electrical failure.

Other unique features are the extra-high cabinets in the master bathroom to accommodate Monty Montgomery, who stands 6 feet, 5 inches tall, and a four-car garage with additional room to support the storage of lake toys and a boat. The home’s design also includes lots of extras for Crew, including balcony slats that are installed lower and closer together for safety, and a custom doggy door on the stairs.

For now, Monty Montgomery commutes to North Carolina for his job, and Angela Montgomery works from their condo in Frisco and her office at PK, but they said they couldn’t be happier with the results of their dream home at PK and look forward to when they can be at the lake full time. In the meantime, golfers who hear the melodies of Kiss songs such as “Rock and Roll All Nite†will know when they get close to the couple’s house.

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The landscaping by Let Us Do It Landscaping, fits in well with the rugged Texas cliffline and surrounding area

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The Montgomery’s great room is anchored by the Cambria quartz fireplace.  The Swarovski crystal bison sculptures of rock legend Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of Kiss rock band adorn each side of the fireplace.

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The designer kitchen boasts all Viking appliances, extra tall custom cabinets, and a huge kitchen island.

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The stylish laundry room features floor to ceiling custom tile.

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Angela Montgomery has incorporated the ‘Texas Modern’ theme throughout the home.

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The home features five well appointed bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom.

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The Montgomery’s home features several pieces of Kiss rock band memorabilia, including this poster of the bands farewell tour, coupled with tickets and guitar picks.

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The swimming pool, designed by Red Fin pools, offers incredible views of The Cliffs Golf Course and canyons along the Brazos River.

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The high end elevator was installed for grandparents, Crew, and planning for future needs.

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The home has many features specially designed for Crew, the Montgomery’s beloved dachshund.  Crew loves the valley view from the master bedroom.