There’s something truly special about homes designed to entertain, to effortlessly welcome and provide for family and friends. Be it family parties, friendly get-togethers or holiday entertaining, Rodrock Development is ready, with a feast of homes with distinctive open floor plans and warm, hospitable rooms.
Stonebridge, located between Ridgeview Road and Black Bob Road along 167th Street, is a community made for entertaining. Consisting of Stonebridge Village, Stonebridge Meadows, Stonebridge Trails and Stonebridge Park, the extended neighborhood offers four pools, two clubhouses with workout facilities, grills and picnic areas, sports court and several children’s playgrounds. All this translates to ideal outside entertaining spaces. But the community’s homes are just as impressively designed.
“At Stonebridge Trails, we have two homes that beautifully accommodate larger gatherings,” said Rodrock Development marketing agent, Joe Stephenson. “The Liam by Rob Washam and the Fairhope by Wynne Homes both have wide-open floors where you can set up long dining tables, and the openness mean whoever is preparing the meal is still able to mingle with guests. Both homes also have a fifth bedroom for overnight guests.”
Stonebridge Park likewise has three homes completed and ready for sizable family feasts. The Savannah II by Wynne Homes is a spacious reverse 11/2-story with a custom kitchen. What gathering doesn’t gravitate toward the kitchen, the heart of any home? It also features a fabulous walkout lower level for football-viewing parties.
“Another great option is the Chalet by KC Builders and Design,” said Julie Parman, a Rodrock Development marketing agent. “It, too, has a beautiful kitchen open to the family room that would be a wonderful spot for the family to gather during the holidays. Both homes are ready for immediate possession and for the garland to be hung and the Christmas tree bought.”
Or consider the Cotton Creek IV by Summit Custom Homes, which flows from the formal dining room to the great room to the breakfast area and kitchen. As an added bonus, wooden blinds were just installed throughout the house and Summit is offering one incredible deal — half off a basement finish.
Still, Stonebridge Meadows has a home “perfect for the entertainer,” said Robyn Schraden, of Rodrock & Associates, Realtors. “The Charleston II by Wynne Homes Inc. is elegant, and I can just imagine a wonderful family Thanksgiving being served in the formal dining room. The kitchen offers ample space for everyone to gather around the center island while the chef is preparing the meal.”
In fact, there’s a wrap-around granite counter from the kitchen into the formal dining room with built-in glass door cabinets above, perfect for buffets, hearty appetizers or any party meal need.
The neighborhood also boasts the Silverthorne by Remington Custom Homes LLC. The airy eat-in kitchen is ideal for smaller intimate get-togethers, while the elegant formal dining room sets apart more formal affairs.
“Remington Homes, in conjunction with Merit Bank, is offering to cover up to $3,000 in buyer’s closing costs if under contract by Dec. 31 of this year,” Schraden added. “It’s an awesome incentive.”
Finally, Stonebridge Meadows is home to the Middleton II by Hilmann Home Building Inc. This two-story doesn’t disappoint with a large chef’s kitchen with granite counters, center island, walk in-pantry, eat-in breakfast area and formal dining room. A fifth bedroom/office on the main floor simply adds to this home’s functionality.
There’s still more to be found at Grayson Place, situated at 119th and Lone Elm Road.
“Some of Kansas City’s top builders — including James III Homes, Prieb Homes, Chris Georges Homes, Gabriel Homes and Darol Rodrock Homes — put a great deal of thought into designing flexible, ‘open concept’ type floor plans,” said Mike Slaven, a longtime Rodrock Development marketing agent. “These plans are ideal for entertaining large groups. They offer warm, spacious and functional gathering spaces with features such as custom-made, furniture-grade cabinets with granite counter tops on large center islands.”
Need yet more space? Consider the beautiful rolling acreage of Southwick on the Lake, nestled at 199th and Mission Road. Currently, there are two homes available in this most distinctive community.
The Claire, by Todd Hill Homes, is a reverse 11/2-story with four bedrooms, 31/2 baths and a beautiful wrap-around porch overlooking the lake, ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The gorgeous open floor plan includes the master suite and office on the first floor, in addition to a loft area for more informal hangouts.
The second offering is a one-of-a-kind custom home being built by Woodbridge Homes. This stunning reverse 11/2-story has a flowing floor plan; large, warm rooms; sensational views; and a four-car garage.
“Both are very open floor plans with kitchen islands great for entertaining,” said Lynne Matile of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. “They sit on acreage lots with views of the lake, incredible sunsets and ample wildlife.”
Each of these Rodrock Development homes is made to the most exacting standards and is laden with thoughtful extras, all of which showcase the beauty and functionality of a home perfectly suited for entertaining friends and family. Come and discover these amazing abodes, ready and waiting to serve as the backdrop to a family feast, holiday party, or whatever else you can dream up.
For more information, visit Rodrock.com.