What do the communities of Coffee Creek Crossing and WatersEdge have in common with such highly acclaimed, luxury developments as Hallbrook Farms, LionsGate, White Horse, the Iron Horse communities and Brookwood? They all have award-winning builders, sought-after amenities, long-term retention of home values and the same veteran residential developers Saul Ellis and Mark Simpson.
“These men are well-known and respected in the Kansas City building community for over 40 years,” said Shar Price, who markets WatersEdge at 158th and Mission Road for Keller Williams Partners. “Coffee Creek Crossing and WatersEdge only add to their legacy of providing Kansas City families with well-appointed communities that overlook no detail in developing quality upscale communities. All have expansive irrigated green common spaces, welcoming entry monument fountains, strict covenants to assure long-term home values and developer approval of all home plans to promote quality and diversity.”
Both communities also are bustling with builder activity. When construction of Phase Three at WatersEdge opens later this summer, it will add 30 home sites with prices starting in the $90,000s.
“We already have people on the waiting list to reserve home sites in that phase,” Price said. “I expect they will go quickly as the last phase of 26 lots in January sold out in under 45 days.”
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Ten new inventory homes are currently under construction and ready for occupancy by discerning families, with some available in as little as 30 days. Five new furnished model show homes are being built for a late summer Grand Opening by Koehler Construction, Pyramid Homes, Roeser Homes, Allure Luxury Homes and Kevin Green Homes. Homebuyers will have a wide choice of floor plans, including two-story, reverse 11/2-story and 11/2-story plans.
“With the number of builders active in WatersEdge and the expansive number of plans available, this community has a uniquely interesting and diverse streetscape,” Price said. “These are all custom homebuilders who work with clients to modify plans so that no two homes in the community are alike, there are no cookie-cutter homes at WatersEdge.”
In addition to those building the new model homes, builders with inventory homes available include Lambie Custom Homes, Dan Smith Homes, Riley Homes, Tabernacle Homes, Glen Mock Construction, Rodrock Homes, Willis Construction, Woodbridge Custom Homes and Jim Larson Homes.
In addition to having a series of lakes, waterfalls and a towering fountain to enjoy, WatersEdge is just south of Ironwoods Park, the popular 115-acre Leawood park featuring Prairie Oak Nature Center, The Lodge at Ironwoods, a challenge rock climbing course, the Oxford School House, four cabins, an amphitheater, a shelter and playground, and a beautiful walking trail.
Future amenities, planned to open by summer of 2015, include a community activity center featuring a resident’s clubhouse, zero-entry swimming pool with giant waterslide, whirlpool, fishing dock, basketball court and tots playground.
Coffee Creek Crossing at 167th and Switzer has a dozen speculative homes underway that include two-story, 11/2-story and reverse 11/2-story designs in various stages of completion, including move-in ready. Current builder promotions include $10,000 for homeowners to put toward upgrades, such as a finished basement. The community’s final phase of 29 home sites opened for building in June with 20 lots already under contract for custom homes and specs.
The majority of the homes have four bedrooms and multiple bathrooms, and all feature three-car garages. The developers require that each home have four-sided architecture with all of the homes’ exteriors finished in stucco, brick or stone.
“What sets the development apart from other communities is its unmatched diversity of floor plans and builders,” said Lily Mantych, who markets Coffee Creek Crossing for Keller Williams Realty Partners. “Coffee Creek Crossing is a rare open community, meaning potential residents may bring their own floor plans and their personally selected preferred builders, with developer approval. This has resulted in an interesting and diverse streetscape, with no two homes alike and all of the homes use stucco, stone, brick or lap siding for the all exterior surfaces.”
Coffee Creek Crossing residents take advantage of the neighborhood amenity complex with a zero-entry heated pool and expansive sunbathing decks; tot lot with jungle gym, play fort and swings with padded safety base; a private community soccer play park and private walking trails to and along Coffee Creek that cascades through the community. This summer a hike/bike trail and pedestrian bridge will be built along the north side of Coffee Creek linking the community to Heritage Park and to Timber Creek Elementary School less than a mile to the west.
Children living at Coffee Creek Crossing attend Blue Valley’s newest and highest tech schools: Timber Creek Elementary, Aubrey Bend Middle School and Southwest High School. WatersEdge students attend Sunrise Point Elementary, Prairie Star Middle and Blue Valley High schools.
Location: 158th Street and Mission Road, Overland Park.
Prices: Homes from the low $500,000s to $800,000s.
Hours: 12-6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and by appointment.
Contact: Shar Price with Keller Williams Partners, 913-681-7775.
Coffee Creek Crossing
Prices: Home sites starting in the $90,000s, homes from mid $400,000s to $700,000s.
Directions: U.S. 69 to 167th Street, west to Switzer Road, south to entrance at 169th Street.
Hours: 12-5 p.m. daily except Wednesday or by appointment.
Contacts: Lily Mantych with Keller Williams Realty Partners, 913-897-9666.