Historic New Longview — once known as “the world’s most beautiful farm”— is in the midst of an exciting new chapter. As a result, buyers now have an incredible opportunity to live in a modern, walkable community interspersed with the historic, carefully restored buildings of lumber baron and philanthropist R.A. Long’s former country estate.
Kessler Ridge at New Longview, the newest community from Kansas City-based Inspired Homes, is the result of careful planning that celebrates the history of the area while also giving homeowners a modern, walkable suburban setting that puts them within a short stroll of shops, dining, services and recreation. Kessler Ridge is so much more than simply a place to call home — instead, it’s a lifestyle destination.
Within Kessler Ridge, a tireless pace of activity is quickly transforming the picturesque community. Two new inventory homes that feature layouts from Inspired Homes’ new portfolio of floor plans are underway and currently in the framing stage, including a reverse 1½-story Cardinale model home that will open this fall. The second, a five-bedroom, four-bathroom Calistoga, is the largest of Inspired Homes’ two-story floor plans and will be ready in less than 120 days.
Several additional inventory homes, including new floor plans the Quintessa and the Inglenook, will soon begin once permitting is complete. The construction marks an exciting milestone for both Inspired Homes and prospective buyers.
“Now that homes are underway, guests have a visual and I can take them on tours through the homes,” said Danielle Sapienza, Kessler Ridge community manager.
Prior to the new construction, Sapienza sold several homes based solely on the floor plans, or “on paper,” a testament to the compelling appeal and impeccable design of Inspired Homes’ floor plans.
“We’ve had great interest in Kessler Ridge,” said Todd Lipschutz, president, Inspired Homes. “Buyers love the floor plans and are interested in Inspired Homes and the Kessler Ridge community, especially the location with its amenities and accessibility.”
The new collection of floor plans, which was introduced earlier this year, give prospective buyers a variety of layouts that include two-story, reverse 1½-story and ranch designs. And for buyers who prefer to select a floor plan and work with Inspired Homes on a personalized home, just 14 homesites are left in the first release of phase one.
Homes in Kessler Ridge are priced from $318,990, including the homesite — a rare new home price point in Lee’s Summit. Additionally, each Inspired Homes’ floor plan reflects a careful attention to architectural detail, interior layout and finishes. All Inspired Homes-built houses at Kessler Ridge include James Hardie® Siding, which features a 30-year performance and 15-year color warranties, giving homeowners confidence in the quality and durability of their homes.
“People feel strongly about long-term maintenance,” Lipschutz said. “The James Hardie® Siding not only lowers costs for maintenance tasks like painting and caulking, but also limits exposure to elements that could cause problems like leaks, mold and wood rot.”
For prospective buyers interested in buying a Kessler Ridge home, there’s no better time to purchase and take advantage of two available incentives. Buyers who use Inspired Homes’ recommended lender, NASB, will receive $3,000 in closing costs for homes purchased through July 31, 2017. Additionally, a reduced deposit promotion means buyers can start their new home’s construction with only $10,000 down, available through the month of July.
Outside of Kessler Ridge, the New Longview area is also humming with new construction and development activity. Family-owned B&B Theatres is building a new movie theater that will be a short walk away from Kessler Ridge. Additionally, several historic buildings on the New Longview property — including the pergola and north arch — are in the process of being restored, beginning with exterior cleaning and repairs.
The property’s historic features — including the already restored show arena and barn that now houses Longview Farm Elementary School — combined with modern amenities like nearby restaurants, entertainment and services make Kessler Ridge at New Longview an ideal destination for homeowners seeking an immersive lifestyle experience.
Additional nearby points of interest include New Longview Village shops, Longview Lake (which includes a marina and fishing and swimming areas), Fred Arbanas 18-hole championship golf course, walking and biking paths, Metropolitan Community College — Longview Recreation Center and a nearby swimming pool. Additionally, Kessler Ridge is located in the award-winning Lee’s Summit School District. Students attend Longview Farm Elementary School, Summit Lakes Middle School and Lee’s Summit West High School.
In addition to offering prospective buyers an exciting opportunity to live in a community that’s both historic and modern, Kessler Ridge also gives Inspired Homes the chance to add to the already impressive legacy of the area.
“The combination of the energy, the walkability, tremendous schools and live/work/play makes Kessler Ridge such a rare opportunity for buyers,” Lipschutz said. “It’s accessible to everything they need. And we’re excited about the chance to add a diverse portfolio of homes in an exceptional, established area.”
And this is only the beginning. The future of the community will include traditional neighborhood design added to the existing New Longview community in 2018. Yet for prospective buyers who purchase now in Kessler Ridge at New Longview, they’ll have a front-row seat to the area’s ongoing transformation.
For more information about Kessler Ridge at New Longview and the community’s new floor plans, reach out to Whitney O’Reilly, New Home Advisor, at (816) 656-0108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kessler Ridge at New Longview
Prices: From $318,990 (including homesite)
Location: SW Kessler Drive and SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit
Contact: Whitney O’Reilly, New Home Advisor, (816) 656-0108 or email@example.com.