Like many families, the Swanson family visited numerous model homes in search of “the perfect one.” That search happily ended at Arbor Lake, located at Prairie Star Parkway and Clare Road.
“Knowing it was a Rodrock Community and seeing the plans for future expansion was what set it apart and solidified our decision,” says Travis Swanson. “Moving in hasn’t been just about buying a house, it’s meant truly integrating into a top-tier community. We’ve had the opportunity to meet many of our neighbors, and they’ve all been so warm and welcoming. The sense of respect for one’s neighbor and family values became immediately evident.”
The community, one of Rodrock Development’s newest, is quickly gaining momentum among homebuyers who demand quality homes in a neighborhood that promises protected value. Fortunately, homebuilders have been hard at work, rebounding from a summer of solid sales just in time for some fantastic fall opportunities.
Among them is an extraordinary reverse plan, The Ashford II, by Reilly Homes — and every finish is fantastic.
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“From the cabinets and kitchen backsplash to the stone-front fireplace and tile work in the master bath, this home is a must-see,” says Barb Teaney, community manager. “The lower level walkout features a game room with a wet bar, another living space, and two bedrooms. The covered deck and patio are great features to enjoy while entertaining.”
“This home truly is spectacular,” adds Debi Donner, community manager. “With walls of windows on the main floor and the lower level, it’s filled with light. It gives the home such an airy, welcoming feeling. There’s no other house like it in Arbor Lake!”
Also available is the Ridgeview, an elegant 2 story with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a soaring entryway that will take buyers’ breath away.
“The flow in this home is superb: A see-through fireplace connects the Great Room and the office/den, while the Great Room opens to the kitchen and breakfast room,” says Debi. “And the spacious dining room and chef’s kitchen invites effortless entertaining. The upper level has been beautifully designed with the most romantic master bedroom — complete with a domed ceiling above the bath, which adds a touch of elegance.”
Rounding out this supreme selection of models are the favorite Abbey II and several classic Cassidy plans, by trusted builder Darol Rodrock Homes.
“The Cassidy is an exceptional 2-story plan with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths,” says Debi. “Numerous windows in the Great Room bring the outside in, while a simply stunning kitchen with Butler’s Pantry (complete with prep sink and command center), stylishly serves as the heart of the house.”
“Meanwhile the Abbey II is a reverse plan featuring an extra large kitchen with tons of cooking space,” adds Barb. “With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, this home is one-level living at its finest. The lower level features a large family room and 2 bedrooms.”
“The other fantastic fall news is that Prieb Homes took out five lots,” says Debi, “while Rick Hoelting took out an additional lot. So we have six foundations in the ground, meaning we should have some new and exciting floor plans ready by spring of 2018.”
There are also a number of lots for those who have their hearts set on building. The community is open to outside builders, pending approval. A wide variety of lots — including daylight and walkouts — provide for a variety of unique floor plans and ensure the community is anything but commonplace. There are ample quiet cul-de-sacs and a picturesque 3.8-acre lake with a paved trail for walking to be added soon. A family-friendly pool with mushroom-shaped fountain that cascades water and changing cabana were completed this summer, much to the delight of residents.
And with close proximity to K-10, K-7 and 95th Street, Arbor Lake is within the Olathe School district and close to St. James Academy, so growing families are perfectly situated to grow and flourish.
“If you’ve not driven through this wonderful community, you’re in for a surprise,” Barb says. “Beautiful homes, beautiful streets, a new pool, and an awesome lake that will be open for building in a future phase! The highway access, the schools, the shopping, the walking and biking…anything you desire is within minutes of this most fantastic community!”