A new model home will be unveiled in Olathe today, and you’re invited to join the celebration! The festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Huntford. In addition to touring the new model home and interactive sales center, attendees will enjoy free barbecue (while supplies last) and have a chance to explore Huntford’s charming, picturesque surroundings.
The new model home is a reverse 1½-story Quintessa, part of a new collection of floor plans that Inspired Homes launched earlier this year. The three-bedroom home features an open concept floor plan and 2,201 square feet of living space. Highlights include a French Country exterior, a three-car garage, a gourmet kitchen complete with a large breakfast nook and a main-level master suite with a laundry room across the hall. The plan offers the ability to add a fourth bedroom or expanded rec room for those needing just a little more space.
During today’s grand opening celebration, visitors will also have a chance to tour the home’s new interactive sales center, the second to be completed in an Inspired Homes community. The sales center is equipped with a touchscreen monitor that enables prospective buyers to virtually explore floor plans and homesites, then personalize a floor plan for their individual needs and preferences.
It’s all part of a technology rollout that makes the house-hunting process easier and more enjoyable for prospective buyers — not to mention more efficient for the Inspired Homes team, too.
“We saw the need for technology in homebuilding, and we’ve integrated that into our business,” said Todd Lipschutz, president, Inspired Homes. “We’ve also looked at the way people purchase and asked ourselves what we can do to enhance that experience.”
Huntford’s model grand opening also gives visitors a chance to see four homes that are available on a faster timeline, perfect for prospective buyers wishing to be in their new home before the holidays.
A three-bedroom, two-bathroom Craftsman-style ranch home is move-in ready and features a fully appointed kitchen complete with granite countertops, stained cabinets, an island, an extra-large pantry and GE stainless steel appliances. Additional features include a conveniently located boot bench just off the fully insulated garage, along with an expansive great room that includes a gas fireplace and cathedral ceiling. The home is priced at $309,990, an unmatched value in the area.
“This is the most affordable new construction ranch in Olathe,” said Amy Maher, community manager.
A two-story Inglenook, also part of Inspired Homes’ new portfolio of floor plans, is days away from completion. The four-bedroom, 3½-bathroom home features a 3-car garage, a Craftsman-style elevation and a main-level flex room. Upstairs, two bedrooms connect with a Jack and Jill bathroom, while another bedroom features its own bath. The inviting master suite includes an oversized walk-in closet with an adjacent laundry room. The home is priced at $358,860.
For those wanting a reverse 1½-story home on a walkout lot, Huntford offers two options that are available for move-in before the new year. The Cardinale plan offers 2,459 square feet of space and features an oversized kitchen, butler’s pantry, open formal dining room, and connected master closet and laundry room. The plan is available in both a two-car and three-car version, priced at $366,855 and $376,570 respectively. Both homes feature downstairs bedrooms, a recreation room and plenty of storage.
All of these homes are eligible for Inspired Homes’ current financing promotion. Buyers who use the builder’s recommended lender, NASB, and complete the closing by the end of the year will receive $5,000 that can be applied to closing costs or a rate buy-down.
Additional inventory homes are underway throughout Huntford, including a mix of reverse 1½-story and two-story floor plans that are priced from the mid-$300,000s to upper $300,000s. Completion ranges from later this year to early 2018, giving prospective buyers the flexibility to meet a range of move-in timelines.
The Inspired Homes team expects brisk demand to continue, especially among those eager to live within the acclaimed Olathe School District, including the newly opened Olathe West High School. Maher said she’s heard residents and visitors alike rave about the new school.
“It’s an experimental environment and it’s getting great reviews,” she said. “Parents love it.”
Visit Huntford and you might notice preparation for nearby construction activity, too, as widely anticipated improvements to Lake Olathe begin. The $30 million expansion will include botanical gardens, an event center, zip line, a ropes course, a marina, swimming beach and more — all just down the hill from Huntford.
Convenient, lifestyle-focused locations and fully appointed, quality-built homes—these are among the hallmarks of each Inspired Homes community. And no matter where an Inspired Homes client purchases a home, the company is committed to ensuring each buyer’s satisfaction. All homes are built to last without burdening homeowners with excessive exterior maintenance. For example, each home offers cement-based James Hardie® siding, which offers a 15-year color warranty and 30-year product warranty and “stands far and above what a homeowner might find in other homes,” Lipschutz said.
Come experience the Inspired Homes difference during today’s model grand opening at Huntford. There’s so much to see and celebrate, and the Inspired Homes team would love for you to be part of the festivities.
Prices: From the low $300,000s
Location: Interstate 35 south to Old Highway 56. Turn right on Old Highway 56, turn right on S. Lone Elm Rd., left on W. 143rd/W. Dennis Ave., left on Houston St.
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday
Contact: Whitney O’Reilly, Inspired Homes New Home Advisor, (816) 656-0108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.