Presented by The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA) and sponsored by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, the inaugural Artisan Home Tour, which runs through Sept. 20, will offer the general public a unique opportunity to experience 10 of Kansas City’s finest Artisan Custom Home Builders.
Among them are Jeff Robinson of J.S. Robinson Fine Homes, and Brian Rodrock and Jeff Gifford of Rodrock Homes.
Delivering lasting value, innovative plan designs and outstanding customer service, J. S. Robinson Fine Homes (www.jsrobinson.com), founded in 1988, has consistently won top awards from the HBA during the Spring and Fall Parades of Homes.
“We are dedicated to providing our clients with a home-building experience that is best in class,” said owner/president Jeff S. Robinson. “From preliminary consultation to the final new home orientation walk-through, we guide them through each step to ensure complete satisfaction, and also strive to make the process fun.”
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On the Artisan Home Tour they are presenting an exquisite reverse 11/2-story home in Overland Park, Tour No. 8 at 16101 Century St. Encompassing 5,265 square feet with four bedrooms, a fifth bedroom/exercise room, 41/2 bathrooms, and a four-car side-entry garage, it is highlighted by a spacious, open floor plan connecting the chef’s kitchen with pro appliances to the great room with soaring vaulted ceilings, making it an ideal setup for daily family living, as well as for entertaining guests.
On the main floor, the gorgeous master bedroom has a roomy, custom designed closet. A set of four-panel slider doors open from the living room onto a beautiful and inviting lanai and outdoor living space featuring two fireplaces and a lush and beautifully landscaped yard.
On the lower level, prospective buyers will find a walk-in wine cellar surrounded by stone arches with an adjoined tasting area and walk-up bar with an under-counter wine refrigerator.
“The attention to detail in this home is second to none,” Robinson said, “and was created by our amazing team of employees, vendors and craftsman, many of whom have been with us for years. We are passionate about building beautiful homes coupled with outstanding customer service and warranty experience, which is one of the reasons we have had over 1,000 happy customers throughout the Kansas City area.”
Modern mountain-inspired design defined by the harmony of rustic elegance and contemporary artisan materials is perhaps the best way to describe Tour No. 10 in Overland Park at 12711 W. 160th Terrace, built by Rodrock Homes (www.rodrockhomes.com). Named The Telluride, this awe-inspiring, 5,347-square-foot, four-bedroom, 41/2-bathroom residence typifies a true Artisan Home.
“I define an Artisan Home as one that’s a rare combination of forethought on the architectural drawing board to capture the vision of gracious living, with the best, most innovative and cutting-edge materials and quality construction practices,” explained chief executive officer and third-generation builder Brian Rodrock. “In the end, it is an heirloom home, one that can be passed down through the generations, and still maintain its integrity and timeless quality.”
Visitors will be inspired by the extensive and innovative use of natural, hand-selected materials including reclaimed wood, native stone, wavy lap cedar siding, metal and iron, and captivated by the spectacular linear fireplace, floating staircase and expansive windows that allow natural light to flood the rooms throughout.
The main-floor master suite is highlighted by a generous walk-in closet and spa-equipped master bath with a deep, freestanding tub and open glass shower, while the gourmet-inspired kitchen features Thermador appliances and a combination butler’s pantry/prep kitchen. Families living here will also appreciate the convenient mudroom and two laundry rooms.
Alfresco features include a flagstone exterior entry, cozy fire pit and a lushly landscaped backyard.
According to Jeff Gifford, the company’s chief operating officer, “The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work, and hard work is the price we must pay for success. I believe that is why we have been so successful, because we put a great deal of effort into choosing the best architects, interior designers and experienced trade partners to create beautiful, innovative, energy efficient and functional homes of lasting value.”
The other Artisan Custom Home Builders and Artisan Home Cities are:
▪ Craig and Keith Eymann, Ambassador Construction, Leawood.
▪ Russ Groshans, Casa Bella Construction, Parkville.
▪ Don Julian, Don Julian Builders, Parkville.
▪ Jim Lambie, Lambie Custom Homes, Leawood.
▪ Michael and John Menghini, Covenant Homes, Overland Park.
▪ Chris and Roy Ragland, Homes by Chris, Kansas City, North.
▪ Kit and Gerry Starr, Starr Homes, Lee’s Summit.
▪ Patrick and Bob Willis, Willis Construction, Village of Loch Lloyd.
Artisan Home Tour
Where: The 10 homes will be scattered throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area.
When: All homes will be open daily, 12-7 p.m. Sept. 12-20. Those that have not already been sold will be available for sale both during and after the tour.
Admission: Tickets available in advance online for $25, or at the door for $30, with individual homes available to tour for $10 each. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Kansas City (RMHC-KC).