July 11, 2014

Homes selling quickly at Northland golf communities

The award-winning builders in two Northland communities, Tiffany Greens and Staley Farms, have been busy during the past year to keep up with the increased demand from homebuyers. These premier golf course communities feature an array of amenities and elegant homes.

Long-time Kansas City area developer and builder Don Julian is at the helm of these communities that are marketed by the Rob Ellerman Team of Reece & Nichols Realtors. Construction and sales have been booming under their combined leadership.

Julian and Ellerman have assembled an elite group of award-winning builders to continue the success of Tiffany Greens and Staley Farms, including Ben Cerra Construction, Casa Bella Construction, Distinctive Homes by J & K, New Mark Homes, Don Julian Builders and Summit Custom Homes. New builders include Dan Rowe and Madi Mali Homes LLC.

Both communities offer a wide variety of villas and single-family homes with styles that include ranch, reverse 11/2-story, 11/2-story and two-story designs.

Both Staley Farms and Tiffany Greens have available homes and home sites overlooking the golf courses or on the interior, offering something for every buyer with prices from the $350,000s to more than $1 million.

Staley Farms, just north of Missouri 152 on Maplewoods Parkway, is situated on 600 acres that maximize the rolling terrain, providing views from virtually every home site.

Carter Buschardt and Jenny Burkhead with the Rob Ellerman Team, who markets Staley Farms, said sales have been brisk with 30 homes sold in the past year and six of the inventory homes sold in the past six weeks.

“That’s an average of a home a week sold,” Buschardt said. “That leaves us with five inventory homes immediately available, all finished and ready to go for those who want to move before school starts.”

Those inventory homes are scattered throughout the various neighborhoods available in Staley Farms. Builder Don Julian Homes has two homes available, including a villa home in the Elan neighborhood, a maintenance-provided area; and a single-family 11/2-story home in the Shadow Woods neighborhood.

Summit Custom Homes has a two-story home available in the Creek Club neighborhood and New Mark Homes LLC is offering a 11/2-story home in High Point. Ben Cerra has the other available home, a villa in the Elan. Prices range from $316,000 to the mid $400,000s.

Nine custom homes are started or under contract for buyers who selected their home site for construction.

Those who also want to select a home site will find 20 left in the maintenance-provided Elan neighborhood, but only one is a golf lot. In Shadow Woods, the main single-family homes neighborhood, eight golf lots and three non golf lots remain. The Enclave neighborhood has three golf lots and one non golf lot, while Creek Club has only eight lots left.

The social center of Staley Farms is its Sports and Recreation Club that offers a fully equipped fitness center, an indoor basketball court and gym, and tennis courts. Adding to the amenities package is a 4,000-square-foot, zero-entry swimming pool complex with a whirlpool and water slide, and a children’s playground.

GreatLife Golf & Fitness owns and operates the championship private Staley Farms Golf Course that was designed by Eric Iverson.

The rustic clubhouse offers both fine dining and a casual grill area for a quiet dinner or a neighborhood social event.

Students living in Staley Farms attend award-winning and highly sought-after schools, including the Staley High School and Bell Prairie Elementary School that are within a half-mile and New Mark Middle School that is within a mile of the community.

Staley Farms is equal distance from Liberty and Zona Rosa, giving residents access to a wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment venues.

Contact Carter Buschardt or Jenny Burkhead of The Rob Ellerman Team at 816-304-5525 or visit

Tiffany Greens, east of Skyview Avenue just north of Tiffany Springs Parkway, offers classically elegant homes with a vast choice of designs and decor, as well as a wealth of amenities that bring residents together for recreation and community events, creating a true neighborhood.

Linda Ludy, who markets Tiffany Greens, said it is a neighborhood with a wide range of home styles and prices that fit a variety of lifestyles and budgets.

“We feel like we have six of the best builders in Kansas City,” she said. “We have quite an eclectic community. We have houses that start at $350,000 with all the amenities buyers want and go all the way up to a custom-built home with several lake and golf course views for around $1 million.”

Ludy noted several inventory homes are available in a variety of floor plans and prices, as well as in different phases of construction from immediately available to several months out. Many allow the buyer to make decor selections.

Sixty home sites are available for those who want to pick one for a custom-built home. Home sites start at $39,900 and go up to $249,000 for a premier golf lot.

Tiffany Greens’ amenities include a 6,500-square-foot Community Center featuring a video room, two fully equipped kitchens, exercise room, fire-and-ice fireplace, marketing rooms, offices, community room, shower rooms, two levels of terracing and patios, secured access and views overlooking the swimming complex with a 25-meter swimming pool, lake and golf course.

The championship golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones II International, is a manicured par 72 experience featuring rolling terrain, tree-lined creeks and zoysia fairways and tees. The semi-private course is open to the public.

Students living in Tiffany Greens attend highly rated Platte County schools.

Tiffany Greens has excellent access to Interstate 29 and is minutes from Zona Rosa, Boardwalk Square and Kansas City International Airport.

Contact Linda Ludy of The Rob Ellerman Team at 816-797-9996 or visit

Tiffany Greens

Prices: $350,000s to more than $1 million.

Contact: Linda Ludy at 816-797-9996.


Staley Farms

Prices: $350,000s to more than $1 million.

Contact: Carter Buschardt and Jenny Burkhead at 816-304-5525.


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