New member of building team excited by possibility of ‘gorgeous views’

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Cottonwood Canyon recently welcomed a new member to the community’s building team, LG Homes, which has already sold its first speculative home and will soon have a second underway.
Cottonwood Canyon recently welcomed a new member to the community’s building team, LG Homes, which has already sold its first speculative home and will soon have a second underway. Submitted photo

Prospective buyers and residents aren’t the only people drawn to Cottonwood Canyon’s unmatched, spectacular views. The picturesque Johnson County scenery also appeals to Kansas City-area home builders whose imaginations are captured by the possibility of building enviable floor plans further enhanced by Cottonwood Canyon’s oasis-like surroundings.

Larry Grego of LG Homes is one such builder. After driving through the community, he decided to start building in Cottonwood Canyon.

“I thought it was a unique and interesting area and would be a great place to build some homes,” Grego said.

Grego joined the community’s building team about six months ago and has already sold his first speculative home. A second speculative home will soon be underway, a four-bedroom, 4½-bathroom reverse 1½-story floor plan.

“It’s very light and bright—gives more of a contemporary feel,” Grego said.

The home is expected to be complete in late fall. Cooking enthusiasts will love the open kitchen, complete with a spacious pantry. The home also includes a covered, walkout deck, the ideal place to soak in Cottonwood Canyon’s appealing mix of scenery that unites lush, natural terrain with Canyon Farms Golf Club.

“The gorgeous views of the golf course and the treed homesites—it’s absolutely beautiful,” Grego said. “It all blends together.”

Now is an ideal time for prospective buyers to explore what’s available in Cottonwood Canyon. The community’s newest phase of homesites opened just before the Spring Parade of Homes, and in just one weekend, three of the 10 homesites were reserved. The enclave-like community features a total of 125 homesites, nearly 100 of which are or will soon be developed. That just leaves approximately 30 homesites for prospective buyers who, if interested, are encouraged to act quickly and secure their place in Cottonwood Canyon.

The new speculative homes from LG Homes are ideal examples of how Cottonwood Canyon builders work diligently to take full advantage of the community’s beautiful topography, offering breathtaking views of green space, Canyon Farms golf club or the community lake.

And depending on the homesite and floor plan, features can be added to further enhance the home. Consider, for example, a strategically placed deck on a home with eastern exposure, the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of coffee during the sunrise. Grego and his team work closely with each homeowner to understand their needs and lifestyle, then use that information to bring their vision to life.

“We concentrate on the buyer’s needs,” Grego said. “We try to give them exactly what they want, and we build it with great quality.”

Outside the home, residents can take full advantage of the convenience of provided maintenance. Low homeowner association dues include snow removal, trash pick-up and lawn maintenance, giving families more time to enjoy what they love in Cottonwood Canyon and the surrounding metro area, including the challenging Canyon Farms Golf Club that winds through the heart of the community.

Rather than choosing convenience over peaceful seclusion, homeowners can have both, thanks to a location that’s within minutes of several highways, as well as attractions and recreation. With the recent completion of Mill Creek Road, homeowners are just a short walk away from the new Lenexa Civic Center, which is located within the broader Lenexa City Center and is scheduled to open this year. The development will serve as a mixed-use hub that includes a public market, indoor aquatic center, fitness facilities and a public art gallery. Several Lenexa Public Market tenants have been announced, including The Roasterie, Foo’s Fabulous Café, topp’d Pizza + Salads, Lenexa Locale and Marilyn’s Mad Treats.

To see all of the activity at Cottonwood Canyon in person, including the new speculative floor plan from LG Homes, make plans to stop by and visit the community. Just be sure you allow plenty of time to savor the incredible views!

Cottonwood Canyon

Prices: Low $400,000s to over $1 million

Location: One mile west of Interstate 435 on 95th Street/Prairie Star Parkway in Lenexa

Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday or by appointment.

Contact: Angie Ripley or Nita Criswell at 913-492-4444 or