August 9, 2014

Reverse floor plans by Rodrock Homes ready now

When it comes to homes, Rodrock Homes’ homeowner Nicole Rubin has seen a lot of them. As the wife of an NFL coach, she’s moved around the country a time or two and considered plenty of floor plans.

The last time Nicole chose a home was shortly after her husband Barry got a call from the Kansas City Chiefs. Acquaintances referred the family to builder and developer Rodrock Homes, who helped the Rubins select a floor plan and customize their home. Their choice? A Rodrock Homes’ Windsor reverse.

“It works for us and our lifestyle perfectly,” Nicole said.

Like the Rubins, buyers are saying the company’s reverse and reverse 11/2-story floor plans make great functional, family-oriented and forever homes.

Even if you’ve never considered a reverse plan before, here’s a look at why some Rodrock Homes’ homeowners say this home has it all.

Forever Functionality. This one’s the most obvious, but also perhaps the most true: with no steps to climb and a focus on main-level living, reverse plans like Rodrock Homes’ Windsor and Dillon homes adjust to accommodate all stages of their homeowners’ lives.

Andrew Londgren and his wife recently purchased a Dillon reverse in Rodrock Homes’ Wyngate community. They wanted an open and airy home in the Blue Valley School District for their high school daughter that would fit them long after her graduation.

“We’ve been able to make the house exactly what we wanted to make it,” said Londgren, who with the help of a Rodrock Homes’ interior designer chose a rustic, lodge-like interior to fit his family’s style.

Main-Level Extras. Rodrock Homes’ reverse plans also typically feature main-level extras at no additional cost. Extra high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and details like box-beam trim work add extra grandeur to the main level without extra expense.

“Their trim work is simply over the top,” said Nicole Rubin. “Rodrock Homes doesn’t cut corners. They’re top-notch in quality.”

Already Finished Basement. Unlike with most two-story homes, buying a Rodrock Homes’ reverse means you automatically receive a custom-finished basement. Most finished lower levels include two bedrooms, a full bath, a bar area and a rec room.

For families like the Rubins, the area’s privacy and flexibility is key.

When out-of-town guests come to stay for Chiefs’ home games, they appreciate the private, luxurious space —“with even a coffeemaker of their own,” quipped Nicole.

At other times the lower level makes a choice recreational space where the Rubins’ older daughter and her friends like to congregate.

Maximum Indoor/Outdoor Space. The Rubins also chose a walkout site for their reverse home.

“We liked that you could walk outside from the basement,” explained Nicole. Lower level patios, like those overlooking extended green space in Rodrock Homes’ Summerwood and Summerwood Estates, are popular among reverse walkout buyers.

And, if you prefer a daylight home site, you can still choose a reverse or reverse 11/2-story floor plan without sacrificing any indoor/outdoor space.

One of Wyngate’s newest fully furnished models, the El Dorado, features a finished daylight basement with the same lower level amenities as the Windsor.

The El Dorado’s outdoor space, however, is on the main level. Accessible from both its extra large kitchen and soaring master suite, the El Dorado’s covered patio encourages both public entertaining and private relaxing.

Main-Level Flex Room. Many of Rodrock Homes’ reverse plans also feature something you won’t find everywhere else: a main-level flex room.

Equipped with an adjoining full bath, homeowners can choose to use the main-level room either as a second bedroom or a home office. As homeowners’ families grow and change, their flex room can grow with them.

Extra Storage. And if your possessions are growing faster than your family, a reverse floor plan can handle that too.

“Soaring ceilings in the master suite mean twice the master closet space,” says Kerwin Holloway, Wyngate’s co-community manager. Holloway says the homes’ naturally larger basements are good for keeping extra stuff stored far away from main-level guests.

Move In This Fall. Finally, if you’re thinking a reverse or reverse 11/2-story home sounds right for your family, there’s good news: Rodrock Homes has several homes in the award-winning Blue Valley School District available for your customization and move-in within the next 30 to 60 days.

“Choosing now means you can be in your new home before the holidays,” said Summerwood and Summerwood Estates’ co-community manager Michelle Chapek.

To see for yourself, visit the fully furnished El Dorado and seven other fully furnished model homes in Overland Park’s Wyngate and Summerwood. To see more available homes, go to, or call 913-851-0347 to talk with the Rodrock Homes’ team.

Rodrock Homes

Model Tour: Wyngate, 159th between Antioch and Switzer. 913-307-4060.

Summerwood and Summerwood Estates, 161st Terrace and Quivira. 913-814-7000.

Model Hours: 11-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment

Prices: Mid $300,000s to $800,000 and above.

Locales: Over 20 communities in Overland Park, Leawood, Olathe, Shawnee and Lenexa.

Contact: 913-851-0347.

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