There are few remaining chances to build – from the ground up – a dream home in the coveted Blue Valley School District. And estate lots, which allow for true creativity and expression, are all but nonexistent. That is, unless you’re one of the few incredibly fortunate homebuyers to discover Rodrock Development’s Southwick on the Lake.
Located at 199th and Mission Road, Southwick on the Lake is the manifestation of Darol Rodrock’s long-held vision to offer homebuyers the best of both worlds: the serenity of nature alongside the benefits of a beautiful community of multi-acreage lots within one of the strongest school districts in the state.
The additional benefit is that these lots are full of potential, offering residents the space to build a home that entirely meets their needs – and their wants.
“The large lots allow a lifestyle that includes swimming pools, outbuildings for hobbies, four-car garages and more,” says Lynne Matile, of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.
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“The home designs have more flexibility with the acreage lots, as well. Houses effortlessly boast six bedrooms and ample living space, without encroaching upon neighbors. Everything from impressive wrap-around porches that make the most of lake views or sunsets to extensive outside living spaces with fire pits and extensive grilling areas can be found here. There is nothing cookie-cutter about Southwick on the Lake.”
Yet only a handful of lots remain in this gorgeous community. Just five lots are available, between 2 and 4 acres each.
What’s more, the community got a little bit of Hollywood love recently, shining a national spotlight on the neighborhood. The excitement led to a run of purchases that have almost closed out the development.
Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper, who famously met on the reality show “The Bachelor” – and televised their stunning nuptials, as well – are in the process of building their happily-ever-after home in Southwick on the Lake.
The world got a sneak peak at the couple’s joy at finding their dream neighborhood via Jade’s Instagram account. Not only did Jade post a picture of the happy twosome beside their “reserved” lot sign, but she later posted a picture of the couple looking over a floor plan with Todd Hill, their builder, and Tom Langhofer, Rodrock Development’s General Manager.
No other community is quite so worthy of such fanfare. Boasting 34 homesites in all, Southwick on the Lake offers the sense of rural living within a meticulously planned community that’s just a short country drive to all of southern Johnson County’s best amenities.
“We even have a 14-acre fully stocked lake – with walking trails, benches and lush landscaping – as a gorgeous backdrop onto which the highest quality builders can construct dream homes,” says Lynne.
And these homes truly are swoon worthy: From two-story stone fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows and culinary dream kitchens to extensive entertaining spaces and master suites that rival that of five-star hotels, the sky’s the limit to potential floor plans.
“Yet there’s as much promise outside as inside,” Lynne continues. “There’s ample space for gardening, animals, additional garages for the car aficionados, outbuildings for woodworking enthusiasts or whatever passions our residents possess!”
And for a community so primed with potential, it makes perfect sense that Southwick on the Lake offers unparalleled educational opportunities within the Blue Valley School District. The community feeds in Stilwell Elementary, Aubry Bend Middle School and Blue Valley Southwest High School.
With a mission of “unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student,” Blue Valley’s strong schools are a draw for families all over the area. In fact, all five Blue Valley high schools were selected to the Washington Post’s 2015 most challenging high schools list, Newsweek’s 2014 top public high schools list and The Daily Beast’s 2014 list of America’s top high schools.
“This is such an exciting time for Southwick on the Lake,” says Sherri Hines of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes. “We’ve seen great interest in the community. Almost all of our lots are already sold, and it’s easy to see why. Southwick offers space, nature and horses – within the heart of all that Johnson County has to offer: the entertainment, the distinctive shopping and growing businesses. It truly is the best that real estate has to offer.”
Southwick on the Lake
Location: 199th Street and Mission Road
Prices: Homes from $500,000 to $1 million; home sites from $95,000 to $190,950.
Contact: Lynne Matile or Sherri Hines, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes, 14310 Metcalf, Suite 100, Overland Park, Overland Park, 913-378-2500