As one of the area’s most respected developers and homebuilders, Tom French Homes has been designing and building superior custom homes and maintenance-provided communities since 1978. French has five communities in progress, providing prospective buyers a wealth of options to suit their particular needs, desires and lifestyles.
One of French’s newest and highly anticipated projects is the twin villa community, Covington Court. Located just south of K-10 at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe, the community features the successful and improved Alderwood plan, a beautiful reverse story and a half design with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a two car garage.
The Alderwood’s open main level flows from the entry to the kitchen, dining room and family room and also offers a pocket office. The master suite includes a bathroom with jetted tub, a walk-behind custom shower with tumbled marble floor and mosaic accents, plus twin vanities. The master bath opens into a large walk-in closet with access to the laundry that also conveniently opens to the mudroom and pocket office. The daylight lower level encompasses a large recreation room, second and third bedrooms and a full bathroom.
A color palette of rich tones are repeated in the material selections of granite countertops, kitchen and bath tile and in the accent stair carpet, providing a cohesive look using the most up-to-date materials. Glass tile accents in the fireplace tile add just the right amount of sparkle, or buyers may enjoy a more rustic look with a faux stone fireplace surround. The colors set off the wood tones in the hardwood floors, custom cabinets and stained fireplace mantle.
A new plan, The Ensley, offers a similar open design but has two bedrooms on the main level. The plan flows from the entry to the kitchen, dining room and great room. The large master suite includes a bathroom with double vanities and a large custom tiled shower, which boasts a seat and recessed shelf. This plan has a second bedroom on the main level that could also be used as a den or office. The daylight finished lower level includes a large recreation room, third bedroom and full bathroom.
Many features are included as standard in the Covington Court villa plans. Trim work includes wrought iron stair spindles, two-panel arch interior doors, and the ample crown molding details that French is known for. Hardwood floors are installed in the entry, kitchen, dining room and great room. Tile floors are found in the laundry and all bathrooms. All showers have custom-tile surrounds. Kitchen countertops are granite, as well as all the bath vanity tops. The popular oil-rubbed bronze finish is featured in the lighting fixtures and the main-floor plumbing fixtures. A covered deck or patio offers extended living space, bringing the outdoors inside.
These homes, shown by appointment, should be available in July and will be priced from the $340s.
“Covington Court is an opportunity to ‘right size’ your next home purchase, with all the new energy-efficient products being used today in newly constructed homes. Come out and take a look at the fresh new designs and décor available,” said marketing agent Susan Hoskinson with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes.
Neighboring Covington Court is French’s new single-family community, Covington Creek. This brand new community will offer a variety of two-story, reverse story and a half, and traditional story and a half homes, with prices starting in the low $400s. Covington Creek will feature three exclusive and highly respected builders Gabriel Homes, JFE Construction and New Mark Homes. Each of these builders brings their own unique talents, expertise, craftsmanship, and energy- efficient processes and materials to the community.
Tom French Homes
▪ Cottages of Cross Point Creek – 87th Street and Penrose in Lenexa. Priced from the $390s.
▪ Covington Court – Just east of Kansas 7 at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe. Priced from the $340s.
▪ Gatewood Villas – College and Montclaire Drive, just east of Kansas 7 in Olathe. Priced from the $450s.
▪ Tuscany Piazza Townhomes – 137th Street, east of Mission Road in Leawood. Priced from the $670s.
Hours: Contact agent for open house schedule or to set up a showing appointment.
Contact: Susan Hoskinson, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes, firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-484-2839.