Rodrock Development’s country community, Southwick on the Lake, got a little bit of Hollywood love recently, shining a national spotlight on a neighborhood that’s truly one of a kind.
Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper, who famously met on the reality show “The Bachelor” – and recently televised their stunning nuptials, as well – just put a hold on a lot in Southwick on the Lake. And the world got a sneak peak at the couple’s joy at finding their dream neighborhood via Jade’s Instagram account. Not only did Jade post a picture of the happy twosome beside their “reserved” lot sign, but she later posted a picture of the couple looking over a floor plan with Todd Hill, their builder, and Tom Langhofer, Rodrock Development’s General Manager.
No other community is quite so worthy of such fanfare. Located at 199th and Mission Road, Southwick on the Lake is the manifestation of Darol Rodrock’s long-held vision to offer homebuyers the best of both worlds: the serenity of nature 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.
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“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,” says Lynne Matile, of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes.
And it’s also only fitting that Jade and Tanner would choose Todd Hill as the builder of their dream home. While the couple could have chosen anyone, the newlyweds selected a builder who creates absolute masterpieces in Southwick.
One such example is Todd Hill’s spec at 19743 Windsor. Gleaming hardwood floors, pristine woodwork, ample natural light, and a truly open floor plan come together perfectly in this inspired new home.
“This home truly is exceptional,” Hill says. “Among the most striking features are the two-story stone fireplace and a kitchen that puts all others to shame. This beautiful kitchen is among the largest we’ve ever built.”
With four bedrooms – including the master on the main floor – and four-and-a-half baths, 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 a floor plan that boasts some of the newest paint colors to go along with all of the upgraded detail in the home,” Hill says. “And there’s a huge covered lanai on 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 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, sports equipment and more,” Matile says.
And should Jade and Tanner decide to build their family, they couldn’t have chosen a better community in which to do it. Southwick on the Lake is located in the highly coveted Blue Valley School District.
With a mission of “unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student,” Blue Valley’s strong schools are a draw for families all over the area. In fact, all five Blue Valley high schools were named to the Washington Post’s 2015 most challenging high schools list, Newsweek’s 2014 top public high schools list and The Daily Beast’s 2014 list of America’s top high schools.
This is one case of a true Hollywood story: A handsome couple, an incredible community, a top-notch builder, and all the beauty that the lush acres of Johnson County can offer. Even better? Lots are still available for homebuyers who are likewise interested in building their own happily ever after.
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Location: 199th Street and Mission Road
Prices: Homes from $500,000 to $1 million; home sites from $95,000 to $190,950.
Contact: Lynne Matile or Sherri Hines, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes, 14310 Metcalf, Suite 100, Overland Park, 913-378-2500.