Rodrock Development is thrilled to have an impressive four winning entries in the 52nd annual Spring Parade of Homes. All four homes are in Olathe, with one in Grayson Place at 119th Street and Lone Elm Road and three found in The Hills of Forest View at 24006 W. 124th Terrace.
Each home offers a standout floor plan, the finest in finishes and all the amenities and benefits of being in a Rodrock community.
The winning entry in Grayson Place was built by James III Homes Inc. and the popular two-story Newcastle II floor plan.
“This floor plan has always been a winner with our family homebuyers,” said Anita Hadel, a marketing agent for Grayson Place. “At just under 2,500 square feet on the first and second floors, and another 800 square feet in a gorgeous covered deck and finished walk-out lower level, this home features four bedrooms, 31/2 baths and a three-car garage, all backing to vibrant green space.”
The home boasts an eat-in kitchen with furniture-grade cabinetry, an oversized granite island and stone backsplash, high-end appliances and a walk-in pantry with an adjoining flex room.
The master bedroom has a sitting room, while the master bath has two separate vanities, an oversized walk-in shower with bench and dual shower heads, a jetted tub and a laundry room off the walk-in closet.
The home offers numerous other fine finishes, including a stone fireplace, wrought-iron spindles and hardwood floors.
“The Parade is open until today, so people have plenty of time to come and explore not only a winning home, but also the great neighborhood that is Grayson Place,” Hadel said. “Our homes are situated on rolling prairie with beautiful, mature trees. Residents not only get to enjoy the serene surroundings, but also two community pools and cabana, the Rodrock Development Moms Council, award-winning Olathe schools, ideal highway access and a future city of Olathe park.”
The Hills of Forest View found Parade success with three homes, including homes built by Summit Custom Homes, Hillman Home Building and J.S. Robinson Fine Homes.
“J.S. Robinson’s Catalina II reverse 11/2-story is a unique plan,” said Linda Roberts, community manager of The Hills of Forest View. “It’s built on a flat lot, but because of the floor plan, the lower level is exposed to the daylight by an open stairway. It also has a two-story opening from the basement to the ceiling of the great room on the first floor.”
At approximately 3,133 square feet, with 1,844 square feet on the first floor, the home has a beautiful kitchen with built-in hutch in the dining area. The lower level has a bright, open recreation room; wet bar; two additional bedrooms; and bath.
“It’s such a great plan,” Roberts said.
The second winner is Summit Custom Homes’ Cotton Creek IV, which offers a popular, open plan.
“The fifth bedroom on the first floor is great for a guest room, office, playroom or whatever extra room you need it to be,” Roberts said. “It has a lovely covered patio off the kitchen and nice faux finish on the kitchen island and dining room walls. The master suite is fantastic, with granite vanities, dual shower heads and a whirlpool tub. The home is approximately 2,635 square feet and includes a high-efficiency HVAC and Green Build Advantage features.”
And last, but definitely not least, is Hilmann Home Building’s Chesapeake II reverse 11/2-story, which features beautiful touches, including a bubbling rock fountain in front, random-width hickory hardwood floors and two impressive fireplaces.
“The covered porch with composite decking and walkout/walkup lower level are ready for summer entertaining,” Roberts said. “And the kitchen is ideal for family gatherings, with glazed cabinets, granite, a spacious walk-in pantry and nice dining area.”
Roberts said everyone at Forest View is thrilled by the wins. “It’s a beautiful community with a 50-foot waterfall entrance, rolling hills and woods to offer privacy to homeowners. In addition, there’s a large zero-entry pool, water park, playground, volleyball and picnic area.”
“The combination of award-winning builders and a development team that focuses on creating a sense of family within their communities, all while striving to increase value for current homeowners has proven to be a very successful recipe for Forest View,” said Bruce Stout, community manager of Forest View. “We look forward to building on that tradition of success.”
Parade traffic in both Grayson Place and Forest View has been brisk.
“People are getting back in the mood to buy a new home,” Roberts said. “Some buyers are being transferred into the area, some are buying a bigger home for their growing family and others are downsizing to the reverse 11/2-story plans. Home buying is back in style.”