The stately, luxurious homes that line the streets of Cedar Creek’s architecturally diverse neighborhoods are the creations of a renowned building team that’s earned a reputation for exemplary customer service and enviable attention to detail.
That tradition continues with Cedar Creek’s newest homebuilder, Summit Custom Homes, which began in 2002 and since then has built more than 1,000 homes in communities throughout Kansas and Missouri, achieving a ranking as number 129 on Builder magazine’s list of “The Next 100” homebuilding companies.
Jodi Palin, vice president of sales and marketing for Summit Custom Homes, said the company’s relationship with Cedar Creek began nearly a year ago after a Cedar Creek homebuyer reached out to Summit for a custom-built home.
“After that, the relationship continued to grow,” Palin said. “The Cedar Creek team was pleased with our progress and how Summit’s floor plans fit with Cedar Creek buyers.”
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Thanks to lush, picturesque Johnson County surroundings and an extensive, resort-style amenities package, Cedar Creek homeowners are immersed in a complete lifestyle experience. That experience extends to Summit’s homes, which blend innovative design and numerous standard features that are tailored to meet each homeowner’s needs, including price point and increased energy efficiency. Summit’s Signature Collection Homes, available in Cedar Creek, specialize in high performance with many standard green building features that include 96.5 percent efficiency furnaces and 16 SEER air conditioners, which average 30 percent more efficiency than code-built new homes.
Because Cedar Creek is so popular among families, Palin said Summit helps meet a particular buyer niche.
“We accurately address the needs of the move-up buyer – the family that needs to expand but is mindful of the price,” she said. “We’re meeting that affordability factor for homeowners who want to be surrounded by the luxury and amenities of Cedar Creek.”
To meet the accelerated demand that typically accompanies the spring and summer seasons, the Summit Custom Homes team has four speculative homes underway in Cedar Creek that range in availability from immediate to 45 days or less. One of the homes, a reverse 1½-story floor plan called Meadowbrook, marks the debut of that floor plan in the Kansas market.
“It’s a newer plan that we’ve had success with in Missouri communities,” Palin said. “We chose Cedar Creek to introduce the floor plan in Kansas, an incredible opportunity to get a reverse 1½-story home for less than $450,000.”
Additional Summit homes now available include a five-bedroom Preston Ridge IV priced at $399,950; a five-bedroom Preston Ridge IV, priced at $399,950, which was recognized during the Spring Parade of Homes as a Pick of the Parade runner-up; and a five-bedroom Bristol Ridge priced at $449,950.
All of Summit Custom Homes’ speculative homes are currently located in Cedar Creek’s The Crossings at Southglen, a newer neighborhood that offers close proximity to Cedar Creek Elementary School and a neighborhood swimming pool. In fact, it’s that emphasis on families that further encouraged the Summit team to work with Cedar Creek.
“It’s a family-oriented neighborhood that’s in walking distance to Cedar Creek Elementary School, so parents can walk their kids to school,” Palin said. “Creating that family-friendly lifestyle is something that’s important to us.”
In addition to prime proximity to schools, highways, shops and services, Cedar Creek homeowners also have access to an incredible array of amenities. Whether they want to spend a few hours in one of two swimming pools, enjoy a sunset sail on the 65-acre Shadow Lake or gather friends and family for a round at the award-winning, 18-hole Shadow Glen Golf Club, Cedar Creek’s resort-style amenities package offers these and much more. Homeowners also have access to a free-form swimming pool, four lighted tennis courts, a second swimming pool in the Southglen neighborhood, jogging and walking trails, the Swim & Racquet Club featuring an indoor gymnasium that’s equipped for basketball, volleyball, aerobics and a performance stage.
To experience all that Cedar Creek has to offer and see the Summit Custom Homes team in action, make a plan to stop by for a tour. Your dream home is waiting!
Directions: Kansas 10 to Cedar Creek Parkway, south to community entrance.
Contact: Ken Rosberg, Jeff Sheppard or Linda Cahow-Stanton, 913-829-6500.