As one of the Kansas City area’s most respected homebuilders, Tom French has been designing and building superior custom homes and maintenance-provided communities since 1978.
Many of his homes have won prestigious awards during the annual Spring and Fall Parade of Homes, and many of the homes he has built are for repeat clients. Prospective buyers will find a wealth of options to suit their particular needs, desires and lifestyles.
Offering a “New Urbanism” lifestyle is the Cottages of Cross Point Creek. Located in Lenexa as a part of the mixed-use Lenexa City Center, the community will encompass 30 Craftsman inspired homes. Currently, there is one spec home available. This home is the revised Chestnut plan, a reverse 1 ½ story, three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with two of the bedrooms on the main level. The property at 8543 Barstow is ready for immediate occupancy and is priced at $388,930. The remaining seven home sites have been carefully reconfigured to include two walkout lots. Situated at College and Montclaire Drive in Olathe, Gatewood Villas is a secluded, 21 homesite neighborhood where all of the stand-alone, maintenance-provided villas have walkout lower levels and back up to a protected and wooded streamway. Currently, two spec homes – The Rockwood and The Pinewood – are available for these unique, reverse 1 ½ story residences. These properties boast four bedrooms, three bathrooms, three-car garages, and 2,600 to 3,000 square feet of exceptionally finished living space. A third spec home, The Linwood, will be available in June. Prospective buyers can tour the model home, The Woodside, at 11113 S. Montclaire Drive. Prices range from $450,000 to $650,000.
For those desiring a luxury upscale townhome environment, there is Tuscany Piazza Townhomes, located on 137th Street east of Mission Road in Leawood. This boutique community of only six reverse 1 ½ story homes offers a true lock-and-leave, maintenance-provided lifestyle. The monthly HOA dues cover the roof, gutters, exterior paint, all landscaping including seasonal plantings, all lawn maintenance including the sprinkler system, driveway upkeep and repair, snow and trash removal and building insurance. Currently, three homes are available and are priced from the $690,000s. Two of the homes have convenient three-car garages and two have exceptional water views.
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One of Tom French’s newest and highly anticipated projects is the twin villa community, Covington Court. Located at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe, the community features their successful and improved Alderwood plan, a beautiful reverse 1 ½ story design with three bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms and a two-car garage. A new plan, The Ensley, offers a similar open design but has two bedrooms on the main level. At this time, four properties are at foundation stage. These homes should be available in July and will be priced from the $350,000s.
Neighboring Covington Court is Tom French’s new single-family community, Covington Creek. This brand new community will offer a variety of two-story, reverse 1 ½ story, and traditional 1 ½ story homes, with prices starting in the low $400,000s. Covington Creek will feature three exclusive and highly respected builders – Gabriel Homes, JFE Construction and New Mark Homes. Each of these builders brings its own unique talents, expertise, craftsmanship and energy-efficient processes and materials to the community.
“Although we are still finishing the development stage, with home construction expected to start in March, we expect these homes to sell quickly,” said marketing agent Susan Hoskinson with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes. “Several of the homesites are walkouts that back up to green space, and when completed the community will encompass 71 homes.”
Provided maintenance in all of the villa and townhome communities includes lawn mowing, fertilization and weed control; snow removal including driveways, front sidewalks and porches, and maintenance of the common areas, with the attached townhomes having expanded maintenance.
Tom French Homes
▪ Cottages of Cross Point Creek – 87th Street and Penrose in Lenexa. Priced from the $380,000s.
▪ Covington Court – Just east of Kansas 7 at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe. Priced from $350,000s.
▪ Covington Creek – Just east of Kansas 7 at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe. Priced from the low $400,000s.
▪ Gatewood Villas – College and Montclaire Drive, just east of Kansas 7 in Olathe. Priced from the $450,000s.
▪ Tuscany Piazza Townhomes – 137th Street, east of Mission Road in Leawood. Priced from the $690,000s.
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Contact: Susan Hoskinson, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes, firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-484-2839.