Cottonwood Canyon, an idyllic, boutique new home community known for its expansive views, has also emerged as a go-to destination for inviting floor plans enhanced by exemplary architecture.
Crest the first hill as 95th Street becomes Prairie Star Parkway and you’ll be treated to spectacular views of gently rolling terrain interspersed with an appealing combination of mature trees and lush landscaping. Inside Cottonwood Canyon, homeowners escape the frantic pace of daily life, enveloped within the calm surroundings of the tranquil respite.
That feeling of contentment continues inside Cottonwood Canyon’s homes. The picturesque streets are lined with stately homes, the exteriors of which seamlessly blend in to the natural surroundings. Inside, timeless floor plans are elevated with thoughtful architectural details that not only enhance the interior space, but also showcase the expertise of Cottonwood Canyon’s building team.
One such example is a new model home that’s under construction from B.L. Rieke Custom Homes and is designed to captivate and delight. From the moment a prospective buyer steps onto the covered front porch and opens the front door, the home makes a statement.
Inside, soaring ceilings are framed with large beams, introducing additional airiness into the already open floor plan. That sense of openness continues to the gracefully curving staircase, which appears to float to the home’s lower level. The staircase is flanked by a large wall of windows that overlook the green fairways of Canyon Farms Golf Club, giving residents a front-row seat to Cottonwood Canyon’s enviable views.
Elsewhere in the home, thoughtful planning is evident in every detail, including a massive drop zone strategically located between the garage and the kitchen to maximize functionality without disrupting the overall flow. Angie Ripley, who markets Cottonwood Canyon with Nita Criswell, attributes the home’s appeal to the builder’s extensive experience.
“When you’ve built hundreds homes like B.L. Rieke Custom Homes has done, you come to know a thing about space, design and how to maximize the way people live in their home,” Ripley said.
The model home is expected to be complete in the coming weeks, and prospective buyers are invited to visit Cottonwood Canyon and experience the newly built masterpiece.
Elsewhere in the community, two Cottonwood Canyon builders (B.L. Rieke Custom Homes and LG Homes) are hard at work on several speculative homes. The community also recently welcomed a new builder: Dreams & Design LLC, who joins Tom French Homes, LG Homes, B.L. Rieke Custom Homes and Don Julian Builders.
A number of inviting floor plans are available at Cottonwood Canyon, giving prospective buyers an enticing selection that includes open, airy layouts enhanced by thoughtful features and finishes. Floor plans range in size from 2,800 to more than 5,000 square feet, and prices start in the $500,000s.
Cottonwood Canyon’s newest phase of homesites opened earlier this year and, in just one weekend, three of the 10 homesites were reserved. The enclave-like community features a total of 125 homesites, nearly 100 of which are or will soon be developed. That just leaves approximately 30 homesites for prospective buyers who, if interested, are encouraged to act quickly and secure their place in Cottonwood Canyon.
Outside the home, residents can take full advantage of the convenience of provided maintenance. Low homeowner association dues include snow removal, trash pick-up and lawn maintenance, giving families more time to enjoy what they love in Cottonwood Canyon and the surrounding metro area.
That includes Cottonwood Canyon’s beautiful surroundings, which make the most of the rolling, treed terrain and natural features like creeks, small bluffs and lush, native landscaping, including grasses and flowers. And in the midst of it all, Canyon Farms Golf Club beckons with a course that’s as challenging as it is beautiful.
Rather than choosing convenience over peaceful seclusion, homeowners can have both, thanks to a location that’s within minutes of several highways, as well as attractions and recreation. With the recent completion of Mill Creek Road, homeowners are just a short walk away from the new Lenexa Civic Center, which is located within the broader Lenexa City Center and is scheduled to open this year. The development will serve as a mixed-use hub that includes a public market, indoor aquatic center, fitness facilities and a public art gallery.
Stop by soon and experience all that Cottonwood Canyon has to offer. Buyers who act quickly could be enjoying their own exquisite views in time for the colorful explosion of fall foliage.
Prices: $500,000s to over $1 million
Location: One mile west of Interstate 435 on 95th Street/Prairie Star Parkway in Lenexa
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday or by appointment.
Contact: Angie Ripley or Nita Criswell at 913-492-4444 or firstname.lastname@example.org