Living is easy in maintenance-provided HeatherGlen

08/09/2014 7:00 PM

08/10/2014 12:00 AM

Anyone who can avoid the endless hours of mowing, trimming and watering the lawn or shoveling heavy winter snow off the driveway will appreciate the maintenance-free lifestyle at HeatherGlen. Visit the two award-winning model homes available in the community that puts fun and enjoyment back into homeownership.

The models were recently honored with the Kansas City Magazine 2014 Design Excellent Award for craftsmanship. The awards are given to the designers, architects, engineers and builders of Kansas City’s top residential projects. When home builders, architects and other construction trades from outside the Kansas City area canvassed the region this year to pick the area’s best homes, a Moffitt Built home in HeatherGlen was one of a select few to earn the coveted 2014 Parade of Homes American Dream Grand Award.

Homeowners are also picking HeatherGlen for its maintenance-free lifestyle. Yards are fertilized five times each year by the association, mowed weekly and mulched every spring. During the winter, snow removal is provided for driveways as well as sidewalks to front doors. All homes feature yard irrigation, and opening and closing the systems are done for the homeowners. Everything is done so owners can enjoy their quality life.

“No matter what their age or stage in life, people want more free time to enjoy themselves,” said Sue Duncan, who has teamed with Jeff Kershenbaum to market the community for John Moffitt & Associates. “HeatherGlen homeowners have that free time. They also have the living space for family and friends.”

The homebuyer who moves into the unusual reverse 11/2-story home at 12819 W. 50th Street in Shawnee will have a finished basement perfect for entertaining. The downstairs living area features 16-foot tall ceilings and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that afford lovely views of the forest and green space that seclude the home. The two additional bedrooms, full bathroom and a separate game room complete the bottom floor.

“This area is perfect for leisure time,” Duncan said, “with a wine cellar, wet bar, refrigerator, game room and separate home theater viewing area owners can really vacation at home.”

On the main floor are the master bedroom, guest bedroom, separate office, two full baths, great room, dining room, covered porch area and open concept kitchen. The kitchen is where you’ll find custom raised-panel maple cabinets, soft-close drawers, granite counter tops, charging center, vaulted beam ceiling, stainless steel appliances and an island with pull-out microwave drawer. The great room features a 12-foot, stacked ledge-stone fireplace with gas insert, 3/4-inch solid oak hardwood floors and built-in stereo speakers throughout.

Another special feature of the home is its universal design. There are no steps from the garage to inside the house, a zero-clearance shower and wider door openings. Other features include a custom themed, exotic landscape, stone enhancements, energy-efficient windows and a three-car garage.

Find the same features and floor plan at the 2014 American Dream Grand Award-winning home constructed by Moffitt Built at 12810 W. 49th Terrace in the HeatherGlen community. Duncan said the home’s $439,937 price represents a significant value since the listing price is lower than most other new homes of its size, type and design in Johnson County.

HeatherGlen’s close-in location on 51st Street between Quivira and Pflumm allows access to downtown, the Plaza and Corporate Woods in 15 minutes or less. Leisure activities, including golf, an aquatic center and shopping, are all less than 10 minutes away. The beautiful, convenient location and the quality construction of the houses themselves are what people expect of Moffitt Built homes, Duncan said.

“Moffitt Built has been established to see custom home projects from the initial design stages through completion,” Kershenbaum said. “We also use our expertise in historic areas of Leawood, Brookside, Prairie Village and currently, within the company’s exclusive subdivisions of Hazelwood (Leawood), and Prairie Villas (Lenexa).”

Not wanting quite as much space as these two models? The community has smaller plans or can custom build a home to suit your needs and work hard to keep it in your price point, Kershenbaum said.

“The few remaining home sites have much to offer,” Duncan said. “Private cul-de-sacs, trees and tremendous views are among the more popular options left. The remaining home sites provide a feeling of space that most people do not think possible in a maintenance-provided community. In addition, the streetscapes are interesting, diverse and provide an abundance of green space.”

HeatherGlen

Prices: Mid-$300,000s to upper $400,000s.

Directions: Interstate 35 to Shawnee Mission Parkway, west to Pflumm Road. North on Pflumm (which becomes Quivira Drive at 55th Street) to 51st Street. East to entrance at Parkhill Street.

Hours: 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Contact: Jeff Kershenbaum, 816-719-8000, or Sue Duncan, 913-485-9414, both with John Moffitt & Associates.

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