For the last several years, Rodrock Development’s Southwick on the Lake has stood out as the premiere community of estate lots in ever-popular south Johnson County. Located at 199th and Mission Road, the neighborhood offers 34 spectacular home sites, each ranging between two and six acres, in the coveted Blue Valley School District.
“Southwick on the Lake is an oasis of sorts,” says Lynne Matile of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes. “It’s located near the popular 135th and 151st street corridors, yet the development remains serene and private. Highway access is just minutes away for easy travel to downtown or wherever else you need to be. We have residents who work all over Kansas City, and each finds such solace returning to their own bit of paradise in Southwick. And it goes without saying that it’s rare — exceptional, even — to find a development with acreage property in the award-winning Blue Valley school district.”
The realization of just how rare this community is has resonated with buyers, leading to a flurry of activity that has all but closed out the development—except for two rare remaining opportunities to call this spectacular community home.
Two builds by James Engle Custom Homes will complete this breathtaking community. The first will be the popular Expanded Laurel II, a 1 1/2-story, 4-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath home on a 2.9-acre lot on the edge of the community’s lake and paved trails.
“A grand staircase will greet homebuyers as they enter the house, making quite the first impression,” says Sherri Hines of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes. “The home will be open, making the best use of natural light and the stunning views that surround this home. Floor-to-ceiling windows will flank much of the house, while a handsome stone fireplace will serve as the centerpiece to the Great Room, which opens to a fabulous kitchen. The finest in finishes — high-end countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a huge island — will ensure the kitchen is a beautiful spot in which to entertain. A sumptuous master bath, with freestanding soak tub and decoratively tiled walk-in shower, will rival the suites in the finest hotels.”
The final lot is 4.69 picturesque acres, serving as the perfect backdrop for James Engle’s 1 1/2-story Sanibel Expanded. With 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and a 4-car garage, the home will make a grand statement.
“The Sanibel boasts a gorgeous open floor plan, ideal for large families or entertaining, with a first-floor master suite, office, and mudroom,” Lynne says. “The kitchen will be absolutely stunning with the richest in appointments and a large island and walk-in pantry. The spacious second floor plans incorporate three generous bedrooms, each with a private bath and walk-in closet. A covered lanai with fireplace will surely become a favorite spot to entertain or just sit quietly and enjoy gorgeous sunsets and the occasional wildlife.”
And there’s much to be said about the serenity, privacy, and wildlife sighting Southwick on the Lake provides. The community is the manifestation of Darol Rodrock’s long-held vision to offer homebuyers the best of both worlds: 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.
“The views in the community are unparalleled, and we even have a 14-acre fully stocked lake, with walking trails, benches, and lush landscaping,” adds Lynne.
Still for many families, the fact that the neighborhood sits within the Blue Valley School District serves as icing on the cake. The community feeds into Stilwell Elementary, Blue Valley Middle School, and Blue Valley High School. Blue Valley’s strong schools are a draw for families all over the area. In fact, all five Blue Valley high schools were named 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,” says Sherri Hines of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes. “The community is almost entirely sold out, and it’s easy to see why. Southwick offers space, privacy, and nature — 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
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