Although winter still has its icy grip on the Kansas City area, spring is only seven weeks away and with it comes the major homebuying season. Given the high volume of home sales in the past couple of years, buyers may want to get a jump start on finding their perfect new home.
If so, Prieb Homes may have just what they are seeking. The company, one of the Kansas City area’s most recognizable builders, has established a strong reputation for building homes of exceptional value and lasting beauty. In two of its newest communities, homebuyers have the ability to find homes that will be completed in 30 to 60 days for under $350,000.
Brampton West, located northwest of Prairie Star Parkway and Monticello between Lake Lenexa, Black Hoof Park and Buffalo Meadows Park, is one of Lenexa’s newest and most active residential communities. This boutique, 56-lot community featuring homes built exclusively by Prieb Homes falls into a niche price range that is under supplied in the marketplace.
According to Greg Prieb II, president of Prieb Homes, the homes here — ranging from the $270,000s to the $340,000s and up— have a highly sought-after price range that’s hard to come by for new-home construction in Lenexa.
“There was not a lot of housing availability or options in this price range prior to Prieb Homes’ entry with Brampton West,” Prieb said. “Our goal is to provide quality housing options at prices that are in short supply.”
Here, prospective homebuyers will find more than five different floor plans, each with its own distinctive characteristics and charm. All homes feature beautiful granite kitchen counter tops, random-width distressed hardwood floors, tile bathrooms, knock-down ceilings and stained and raised vanities in the master and first-floor bathrooms. Some floor plans also offer a fifth bedroom on the main level.
“Wherever possible, we also offer mudrooms off the garage, walk-in showers, kitchen islands, large pantries and utility rooms with access to the master bedroom closets and upstairs hallways,” Prieb said.
Additional advantages to living in the Brampton West community include schools in the highly rated Olathe School District, incredible access to multiple city parks within close walking distance and easy access to highways Kansas 7 and Kansas 10.
In addition to a variety of ready-now homes, buyers can also choose from several beautiful lots on which to build the custom home of their dreams.
With homes priced from the $320,000s to $360,000-plus, the Woodland Manor community, located one mile south of Kansas 10 on Woodland Road, offers an incredible location with quick highway, grocery and retail access.
These beautiful two-story, four-bedroom, 31/2-bathroom, three-car garage homes feature open floor plans, plenty of livable space and like the Brampton West homes, a wide array of features to suit every homeowner’s needs, desires and lifestyle. This includes utility rooms with access to the master bedroom closets and upstairs hallways, raised vanities in the master and first-floor bathrooms, mudrooms off the garage, beautiful granite kitchen counter tops, and large kitchen islands and pantries, just to name a few.
Reservations are now being taken for Woodland Manor’s second phase of 38 estate-sized lots, where building will begin this spring. It connects into the popular Prairie Pointe community, enabling neighborhood kids to walk to Olathe elementary, middle and Northwest High schools.
Despite the fact, Prieb said, that rising lot prices will most likely eventually squeeze out the availability of new single-family homes under $300,000, his company continues to aggressively pursue desirable communities with homes priced between $260,000 and $350,000.
“We strive and have been very successful at catering towards price points in areas that typically experience housing availability shortfalls, which is a win-win for prospective homebuyers,” he said.
Prieb also notes that regardless of which of its communities homebuyers prefer, what they all have in common is that they are places where he would like to live with his family.
“They are all close to great schools, good highway access and community amenities that create a lifestyle that is attractive to people whether they are young couples, new families or empty-nesters,” he said.
Other communities were Prieb builds include:
▪ Arbor Landing, Olathe, priced in the mid-$300,000s.
▪ Austin Meadows, Olathe, priced in the $170,000s to the $180,000s.
▪ Estates of Highland Ridge, low to mid-$300,000s-plus (new phase opened in fall 2014).
▪ Grayson Place, Olathe, mid-$300,000s.
▪ Greens of Chapel Creek, Shawnee, mid-$400,000s and up.
▪ Havencroft, Olathe, upper $100,000s.
▪ New Village at Prairie Haven, Olathe, low to mid-$200,000s.
▪ Persimmon Pointe, Olathe, upper $200,000s-plus.
Community coming soon includes:
▪ Highland Ridge Crossing, Shawnee, low $300,000s.
For more information about any of these or other Prieb communities, contact the Prieb Homes main office in Olathe at 913-780-3399, PriebHomes.com.
Location: Northwest of Prairie Star Parkway and Monticello Road.
Prices: From the $270,000s to the $340,000s and up.
Location: One mile south of Kansas 10 on Woodland Road.
Prices: From the $320,000s to $360,000-plus.
Hours: For both communities, the new hours are 12-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Contact: For both communities, Prieb Homes’ main office in Olathe at 913-780-3399 or The Jennifer Harvey Team with ReeceNichols at 913-221-8863.