April 20, 2014

Stonebridge Village’s Carriage Houses offer affordable price and variety

Nestled at 164th Street and Mur-Len Road is a small community unlike any available on the market. Stonebridge Village, a Darol Rodrock community, showcases a charming collection of Carriage Houses at the astonishing price point of $260,000 to $290,000.

Nestled at 164th Street and Mur-Len Road is a small community unlike any available on the market. Stonebridge Village, a Darol Rodrock community, showcases a charming collection of Carriage Houses at the astonishing price point of $260,000 to $290,000.

Designed by award-winning architects Nearing, Staats, Prelogar and Jones, each home boasts an extremely open floor plan with absolutely no wasted space.

Each of the 40 enchanting Carriage Houses is built to the exacting standards for which Darol Rodrock has long been known, and includes vaulted ceilings, built-in workstations, hardwood floors, granite counter tops, stainless-steel appliances, and more. Available in both reverse 11/2 and classic 11/2 stories, the homes offer an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the larger Stonebridge community at an extremely affordable price.

“With five different reverse plans there is that ‘perfect’ layout everyone is looking for,” said Ann Knickrehm, one of Stonebridge’s marketing agents. “So many buyers looking for reverse 11/2-story plans have contacted us looking in the $260,000 to $300,000 price point, so Darol Rodrock Homes decided to answer that request in Stonebridge Village.”

All the home plans include a master bedroom on the first floor — and a few plans even offer two bedrooms on the main level — which allows the homes to gracefully transition with age alongside its occupants.

“The homes are situated in what I call a ‘micro-community’ within the beautiful Stonebridge development,” said Phillip Sanders, president of Darol Rodrock Homes. “All are designed so that the garage sits in the rear of the residence, which allowed the architect to design welcome entries from the front and the rear of every home. They’re really attractive, and it’s an exciting concept for the community. They’ve been so well received. An added bonus is that the neatly kept yards are right-sized for gardeners, but without requiring extensive mowing or edging.

“Some of the homes face a common area; a large and luscious green space complete with a play area and picturesque gazebo,” Sanders added. “It’s really an ideal gathering space for the neighborhood. And of course, the Carriage Houses are built to the highest thermal efficiency available. Stonebridge Village offers an incredible value with fully loaded, unique homes in a neighborhood with a small-town feel.”

The neighborhood comes complete with a beautiful clubhouse, junior Olympic-size pool with slide, separate basketball and volleyball areas, and a large playground. And as part of the greater Stonebridge community, residents have access to trails that unite the adjoining neighborhoods — Stonebridge Meadows, Stonebridge Trails and Stonebridge Park — and all that each has to offer: in total an impressive four pools (all zero-entry); changing cabanas; various playgrounds; pergola-covered grills; picnic areas; several well-equipped children’s playgrounds; and two richly appointed clubhouses complete with workout facilities.

Residents will also enjoy the Rodrock Development Moms Council, a concept created by Rodrock decades ago to help new neighborhoods get off to a great start. Annual year-round events such as Memorial weekend pool opening parties and holiday horse-drawn hayrides help new neighbors get to know each other and have fun. Knickrehm expects even more events to be planned because of the extensive availability of event space in the two clubhouses.

“As well, adjoining Stonebridge Village is the award-winning Prairie Creek Elementary School,” Knickrehm said. “In 2013, the school won the notable Governor’s Award. And Darol has made 30 acres available for the new Spring Hill Middle School. How perfect to have both schools here in the Stonebridge corridor.”

“It’s rare to find such well-appointed homes in such a strong and upcoming neighborhood at such reasonable prices,” Sanders said. “Stonebridge Village offers the best in Darol Rodrock Homes in a Rodrock Community. It’s truly an exciting development that Kansas Citians can experience for themselves when it’s showcased in the upcoming Parade of Homes beginning April 26.”

Stonebridge Village started with 40 lots for its charming Carriage Homes. Six are already occupied and 10 more are under construction as specs.

“There’s a great opportunity for people to buy them at the Sheetrock stage and choose their own decor, or pick one of the remaining 24 lots and start from the ground up,” Sanders said. “We have been very pleased with the feedback and anticipate this area to sell quickly.”

For information, visit or call Stonebridge Village at 913-782-9944.

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