Join the Parade and explore the best in Rodrock Development communities

05/04/2014 12:00 AM

05/01/2014 2:00 PM

Come and discover what thousands of Kansas Citians already know: The Spring Parade of Homes is not only a lot of fun, it’s also an ideal way of exploring new neighborhoods, innovative floor plans and the hottest in home designs.

Held from April 26 through May 11, this is the 52nd year for the Spring Parade of Home, and ome 377 model homes are beautifully decorated and primed to showcase the latest in building and home design.

Rodrock Development is excited to have model homes at the ready in seven of its prestigious communities, including Grey Oaks in Shawnee; Southwick on the Lake in Overland Park; and Grayson Place, The Hills of Forest View, Stonebridge Meadows, Stonebridge Village and Stonebridge Park in Olathe.

With a variety of floor plans and a broad range of price points (starting in the $260,000s), these homes offer just a glimpse of what’s available in a Rodrock community. Whether buyers are looking for immediate move-in availability or scouting for a woodland view or acreage zoned for horses, Rodrock Development delivers.

And as with all Rodrock Developments, each community is thoughtfully planned, laden with amenities, and built to the exacting standards for which Darol Rodrock has been renowned for more than 35 years. With new inventory, new floor plans and quality builders, even the most discriminating buyer will be impressed by the Rodrock difference.

Just one community seeing the Rodrock difference is Stonebridge Park (165th Street and BlackBob Road), which is in the midst of $2 million dollars worth of enhancements, along with its neighboring Stonebridge communities. Residents are thrilled to find upgraded entry monuments, lush landscaping, and fine wrought-iron perimeter fencing that provides a rich, cohesive appearance to the Stonebridge neighborhoods.

Stonebridge Park has three model homes on the Parade, said Ed Stephenson, a longtime marketing agent for Darol Rodrock. “We have a reverse story-and-a-half by K.C. Builders & Design that is handsomely furnished and truly unique in that it has a formal dining room and is very open, with vaulted ceilings, premium trim, beams, and masterful stonework — all of which is hard to find in the price range of the low $400,000s.”

“We also have a gorgeous, large two-story by Jim Engle with a fantastic floor plan and just over 3,200 square feet,” Stephenson added. “It boasts an office on the main level and a see-through fireplace to a covered deck, which is perfect for entertaining. It, too, is a steal in the low $400,000s.”

Also among the upgrades at Stonebridge Park is an expansive trail system that will link it to the neighboring Stonebridge communities and offer easy access to the extended neighborhood’s impressive four pools; well-equipped playgrounds; pergola-covered grills; picnic areas; hard-surface sport court for basketball, tennis and volleyball; and two richly appointed clubhouses complete with workout facilities.

These are just some of the differences that make Rodrock communities absolute standouts within the Kansas City market. It’s for this reason that Bob Sloan, who helps families find their ideal homes in Grey Oaks (22515 W. 60th St.) and The Greens of Chapel Creek (7020 Barth Road), has been with Rodrock Development since 1991.

“Darol offers unparalleled value,” Sloan said. “His wise decision-making benefits homeowners. He’s well established and incredibly careful where he invests his name. Value protection is of the utmost importance to Darol.”

Two richly designed model homes on the Parade in Grey Oaks offer just this value, including one in the incredibly popular Aspen III Five floor plan by James III Homes Inc.

“It’s 3,100 square feet, with an optional finished basement, and includes four spacious bedrooms upstairs, each with its own bath, and another bedroom/office/den on the first floor behind the kitchen, complete with walk-in closet and bathroom,” Sloan said. “This is a very open floor plan, and the kitchen is just beautiful. It has granite counter tops, stainless steel upgraded appliances and a gas cook top. It leads out to a really pretty covered lanai, or deck, that boasts tile floors and a stone fireplace.”

Sloan urges Kansas Citians to join the ranks of devoted Paraders. “Getting out on the Parade is so important because it’s a way to educate yourself not only on floor plans but on neighborhoods. Things have changed quite a bit in the last few years. It’s a great time for buyers to get out there. Visit and see why more than 30,000 people have chosen to live in a Rodrock community.”


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