Fifty new home sites in Woodneath Farms, including 16 backing to Shoal Creek Golf Course, will soon be available. The new phase is scheduled to open early next year and represents the second to last phase in the highly coveted Woodneath Farms new-home community.
“We have an extensive list of homebuyers interested in building in the new phase,” said Rob Elsey, Woodneath Farms community manager and ReeceNichols agent. “Woodneath Farms has been a popular neighborhood for years and homebuyers understand the limited opportunity to build in this one-of-a-kind community.”
Homebuyers are drawn to the community for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its attractive amenities that include a competition-size swimming pool, lake and fountain, walking trails, playground, nature areas, tennis court, picnic pavilion, recreation area, nature area, generous landscaping and brick entrance monuments.
The Mid-Continent Public Library opened last year in the former Woodneath Mansion adjacent to the community.
“The new library is within walking distance, right across from the elementary school that is within Woodneath Farms,” Elsey said. “This state-of-the-art library includes a Children’s Literacy Center, lounge and Espresso Book Machine that prints, binds and trims a paperback book in minutes. It’s the coolest thing.”
While school district, location and amenities are a large contributor, Elsey said referrals are what bring many buyers to Woodneath Farms.
“People buy here because their friends or family members live here,” she noted. “We have several groups of siblings who buy here or parents move here because their children are here.”
Another big draw is the friendliness experienced in Woodneath Farms. “People like to get to know their neighbors,” Elsey said. “They socialize on the cul-de-sacs. A lot of times, when people are building a house, they know the neighbors before they move in. They come to check on the house and the neighbors come out to meet them.”
Those interested in choosing to purchase an inventory home or to build have a variety of floor plans from which to choose.
“We currently have three completed homes open to tour that include a reverse 11/2-story by Signature Builders, a two-story by McFarland Custom Builders and a two-story plan by Klopfenstine Construction, a brand new design with extensive living space,” said Sherri Cole, who markets Woodneath Farms alongside Elsey.
“What’s unique about this home is that it has a loft that is large enough for an entertainment or study area, as well as a second loft with room for a desk that could be additional study space or a place to pay bills,” said Nick Klopfenstine, owner of Klopfenstine Construction. “Few homes in this price range have one loft, let alone two.”
Another outstanding feature of this home is found in an upstairs bedroom that has two hidden play areas. “They are tucked behind the walls and have a low ceiling, great for kids but still big enough to be accessible by adults.”
This family-friendly home also has two drop zones off the garage, one with open cubbies for coats and a boot box for storing shoes, as well as a second drop zone with extra outlets for charging electronic devices.
Additional builders in the community include Summit Custom Homes and Aspen Homes. Both builders have new homes under construction that will be ready to tour in early spring.
Although more than half of the home sites have sold in the current phase of this community on Flintlock Road north of Missouri 152, choice home sites remain available, many of which are walkout lots. Most are on cul-de-sacs and many back to trees or green space.
“We have some really great lots still available,” Cole said.
All homes have brick and stone facades, giving them a classic, timeless look. Home prices start in the mid-$300,000s.
Each of the builders has an extensive portfolio of plans that include two-story, 11/2-story, reverse 11/2-story and ranch styles, all of which create a varied streetscape.
“When you drive through the neighborhood, there are a nice variety of front elevations,” Cole said. “You don’t see the same house after house after house.”
Woodneath Farms offers homes with wide-ranging finishes from dark wood cabinets to white cabinets, generous lighting allowances and “green” home-building techniques.
The different styles of floor plans have led to a broad spectrum of residents. “We have really diverse residents from those buying their first homes to empty-nesters and tons and tons of families with kids,” Cole noted.
When completed, Woodneath Farms will have 700 homes. Although it has a Kansas City address, it is in the Liberty School District and is served by Shoal Creek Elementary, Discovery Middle School and Liberty High School.
For more than 20 years, Hunt Midwest Residential has been an industry leader in master-planned communities. All Hunt Midwest Residential communities are marketed exclusively by ReeceNichols.
Prices: Starting in mid-$300,000s.
Directions: Interstate 35 to Missouri 152, west to Flintlock Road, north (right) to community, or Interstate 435 to Missouri 152, east to Flintlock Road, north (left) to community.
Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, 12-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, by appointment Monday.
Contact: Sherri Cole or Rob Elsey at 816-781-7925.