In Southwick on the Lake Todd Hill Homes makes most of indoor and outdoor space

06/05/2014 1:46 PM

06/05/2014 1:46 PM

Sometimes you stumble upon a home that holds so much potential that it’s energizing to agents and homebuyers alike. The new home constructed by Todd Hill Homes in Southwick on the Lake is just such a gem. Gleaming hardwood floors, pristine woodwork, ample natural light and a truly open floor plan come together perfectly in this inspired new home at 3590 W. 198th St.

“What makes this home different is that it breaks away from the standard Johnson County mold,” explained Todd Hill. “The exterior includes a combination of different James Hardie siding on all four sides that complements the huge wraparound porch, which overlooks the beautiful lake and fountains.”

“Todd Hill really understands how to build on acreage lots,” said Lynne Matile, a longtime Rodrock Development marketing agent. “He looks at the lay of the land and decides what home would fit best given its features. This home truly showcases that mastery. Todd situated it on the lot with a wraparound porch so it overlooks the lake, which is a key feature to this home. The office has views of the lake as well, so many of the rooms you’ll be spending a lot of time in have these gorgeous sights.”

With four bedrooms, including the master on the main floor, and 31/2 bathrooms, the home is right-sized for even larger families. A loft area is ideal for a kids’ play area, teenage hangout or even a small library and reading room.

“This home is very fresh and inviting with an open floor plan that boasts some of the newest gray and white paint colors to go along with all of the upgraded detail in the home,” Hill said. “The open floor plan leads to a huge covered lanai in the back of the home. Once outside, your family can enjoy all of the fresh air and elbow room on the large acreage lot.”

While the home’s open floor plan and large outside areas are ideal for entertaining, Hill has also included thoughtful extras that people on acreage can appreciate on a more day-to-day basis.

“There’s a large utility/mudroom right off the garage and ample coat closets and cubbies so you can clean up and store gardening, fishing and sports equipment, and more,” Matile said.

And there’s plenty of that to do in Southwick on the Lake. The development at 199th and Mission Road is the manifestation of Darol Rodrock’s long-held vision to offer homebuyers the best of both worlds: the serenity of nature with acreage for horses alongside the benefits of a beautiful community within the coveted Blue Valley School District.

Boasting 34 home sites in all, each on a spacious two to six acres, Southwick on the Lake offers the sense of rural living within a meticulously planned community that’s just a short country drive to all of southern Johnson County’s best amenities.

“We even have a 14-acre fully stocked lake with walking trails, benches and lush landscaping as a gorgeous backdrop onto which the highest quality builders can construct dream homes,” Matile said.

Just ask the Geimans, who moved to Southwick on the Lake and into a home by Todd Hill Homes.

“We love living in Southwick,” said Cindy Geiman. “My husband and I grew up in a rural community, but we lived in Overland Park for 20 years before moving here in October. We enjoy the quiet and peace but appreciate that we still have neighbors. The neighborhood is wonderful, and we had a really good experience with Todd. He’s very trustworthy and made us very comfortable through the whole process. He pays excellent attention to detail.”

And that attention to detail is readily apparent at the newest home on the block.

“This home is perfect for families that like to relax, enjoy being outside and enjoy all of the amenities that today’s families are looking for in a new home,” Hill said. “With the master on the main level and a large home office, it is set up perfectly for the family that works from home.

“The upstairs includes three bedrooms and an open loft for the kids to do homework, play games, or just relax. Everyone can also enjoy each other in the evenings as the kitchen opens directly into the hearth room and there is also an additional homework station located next to the kitchen.”

Matile said there’s already been a great deal of interest in the new home, proof that it’s hard to keep this much promise and potential under wraps for long.

Southwick on the Lake

Prices: Homes from $500,000 to $1 million; home sites from $95,000 to $190,950.

Location: 199th Street and Mission Road.

Contact: Lynne Matile or Sherri Hines, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes, 14310 Metcalf, Suite 100, Overland Park, 913-378-2500

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