Stand on the highest spot in the new-home community of Chapel Hill and it will definitely feel like you are not in Kansas anymore. The expansive views reveal the large stands of trees surrounding the Overland Park neighborhood, acres of green space preserved by the developer and miles of entertainment, dining and shopping options.
Although the community is spread out on 240 acres of beautiful, rolling terrain, developers decided from the very beginning to set aside 70 acres of open green space, said Bill Gerue with Weichert Realtors Graham-Welch, who markets the community. Residents love the heavily wooded tree preserve, small parks, open green spaces and hike and bike trails that link into more than 300 miles of Johnson County trail systems.
Seventy-one beautiful new lots have just been opened up to potential buyers in the second half of the Estates of Chapel Hill, Gerue said. These lots offer expansive views, provide wide open green space and back to the community’s timbered tree preserve. The majority of these lots have cul-de-sac, walkout or walk-up opportunities.
“We are accepting lot reservations at this time,” Gerue said.
One exclusive cul-de-sac in this newly opened area will be marked with a separate monument as the Enclave. These custom homes will sit on the phase’s longest cul-de-sac, back to the timbered tree preserve and have views that go for miles.
“Chapel Hill has been built in one of the most beautiful areas of southern Overland Park,” said Gerue. “Not only are we close to all the best shopping, dining and entertainment, our homes have expansive views and lots of green space on gently rolling terrain. Builders have been taking advantage of the natural beauty of this area by building custom homes with covered decks, patios, fire pits and other outdoor living spaces.”
The current building companies in Chapel Hill include Don Julian Builders, Rodrock Homes, Lambie Custom Homes, ParkView Homes, Dan Smith Homes, James Engle Homes, Sallee Homes, Ashlar Homes and Martens Family Enterprises, all of which offer a variety of plans that may be viewed on the Chapel Hill website at LiveatChapelHill.com or on the builders’ individual websites. Buyers may bring in their own builder and plans, as well, with developer approval.
“Chapel Hill understands that having a wide diversity in floor plans in a community builds value,” Gerue said.
There are several reverse 11/2-story homes underway in Chapel Hill. Each features at least two bedrooms on the main floor, two or more bedrooms downstairs, three to five garages and the affordable luxury found in every Chapel Hill home. The plans, which range in size from 2,405 square feet to 3,800 square feet, are priced from the mid-$300,000s to mid-$500,000s.
Several traditional two-story homes are also available with 30-, 60- or 90-day deliveries. Currently, several plans are offering a free basement finish promotion as well.
All reverse ranch homes under construction have four bedrooms (three on the main floor), three or more bathrooms and three to five garages. Prices range from the low $300,000s to mid-$500,000s. Square footages are approximately 2,200 square feet to just under 3,500 square feet.
Also for sale are the model homes currently open to the community’s visitors, including two award winners. First runner-up Pick of the Parade honors went to Lambie Custom Homes for its Juniper 11/2-story model home at 13428 W. 172nd St. Priced at $527,810, it has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, custom fireplace, Corian counter tops and daylight basement.
The reverse 11/2-story model home by ParkView Homes, was most recently awarded Best New Home Model in Kansas City by Kansas City Homes and Gardens magazine. The Broadmoor, a reverse 11/2-story at 13440 W. 172nd Street includes many model home enhancements for $547,289.
In addition to the beautiful outdoors as well as the hike and bike trails, residents enjoy a pool and play area now with a second pool for the community planned in upcoming phases.
Also providing recreation is the Heritage Park complex adjacent to Chapel Hill. It covers more than 1,200 acres and features an 18-hole golf course and a 40-acre lake for fishing, sailing and swimming. A 30-acre off-leash dog park is a popular amenity, as are picnic cabanas, sports fields and green spaces.
The sales office is staffed by Bill Gerue and Krissy Kempinger, who are ready to answer any questions or help you with a home or lot selection. Chapel Hill is located at the intersection of 173rd Street and Pflumm Road in Overland Park. Visit the community’s web site at LiveatChapelHill.com.
Prices: Chapel Hill: Low $300,000s to upper $400,000s.
Chapel Hill Estates: Mid $300,000s to low $600,000s.
Location: 173rd Street and Pflumm Road, Overland Park.
Hours: Open daily until 5 p.m.
Contact: Bill Gerue and Krissy Kempinger with Weichert Graham-Welch LLC at 913-681-8383.