In 1914, L.D. Bownds, Brandon's great great grandfather, ordered this home kit from the Sears Roebuck & Company catalogue. He raised his family in a Texas farming and ranching lifestyle. Five generations later, that is exactly what Brandon is all about, continuing the legacy and lifestyle. The home still sits along the banks of the Sabinal River, now known as the 'Bownds-Burns' home - a definite historical favourite in the Utopia area.