As one of the area’s most respected homebuilders, Tom French has been designing and building superior custom homes and maintenance-provided neighborhoods since 1978. Homes built by French are known for quality and craftsmanship, blending tradition with current design trends. His communities offer an abundance of designs with an emphasis on main floor living, featuring beautiful and extensive trim work, detailed cabinetry and show-stopping fireplaces; vaulted ceilings and open spaces allow for comfortable entertaining. The result is charm blended with ease of care.
And at one of his newest communities, he is offering a huge November Savings Special for those who are wanting to move soon: Purchase any of the inventory homes in Covington Court Twin Villas before November 30, 2017, and receive free wrap screening on the back deck, screen door and 4” x 4” deck-level landing with stairs to grade.
Located at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road, Covington Court 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. 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. The finished lower level includes a large recreation room, third bedroom and full bathroom.
“Covington Court offers quality, location and a superior maintenance plan,” said Marilyn Duffy, on-site agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes. “Developed and built by Tom French, you get peace of mind that you have a home built with care, experience and the highest quality. The villas feature hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, granite, beautiful decorator tile, crown molding, covered decks and many more upgrades.”
There are home sites to start from the ground up, or consider one of four homes nearing completion with prices starting in the $370s. Phase two will be opening soon, offering walkout home sites. 11509 S. Waterford Drive showcases the latest features in home design and is open Friday through Monday 12-5pm.
Just to the west is the single family community Covington Creek. This neighborhood offers a variety of plans, with prices starting in the low $400s and includes several walkout home sites to choose from, many backing to greenspace.
Developed by French, Covington Creek has available homes built by 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. Each builder offers several distinct floor plans with at least four bedrooms, three or four baths and three car garages. Homes will feature exceptional finished living space of 2,500 to 3,500 square feet with several attractive elevation designs.
The model home is open Friday through Monday 12 to 5 pm, and is also available for purchase. For buyers wanting to move quickly, the model and three spec homes will be ready for occupancy in less than 30 days. An additional spec home is underway and construction will soon start on two more homes.
Situated at College and Montclaire Drive in Olathe, Gatewood Villas is a secluded, 21 home site neighborhood where all of the stand-alone, maintenance-provided villas have walkout lower levels and back up to wooded greenspace. This community has easy access to K10 & K7 Highways, allowing homeowners to quickly get anywhere in the greater Kansas City area, Lawrence and Topeka.
The reverse story and a half residences boast four bedrooms, three bathrooms, three-car garages, and 2,500 to 3,000 square feet of exceptionally finished living space that buyers come to expect from Tom French Homes. Priced at $518,145, the Woodside plan at 11187 S. Montclaire Drive is open weekends, 12-5pm.
“Gatewood Villas is more than amazing Tom French homes. It is a small unique community offering homeowners a serene lifestyle that allows them to decompress at the end of the day,” stated Hoskinson.
French has another community under construction, providing prospective buyers additional options to suit their particular needs, desires and lifestyles. The Cottages of Cross Point Creek, located in Lenexa within the mixed-use Lenexa City Center, offers a ‘New Urbanism’ lifestyle in a community of 30 Craftsman inspired homes for those wanting to downsize without compromising on style and livability. Only three new homes remain, all the Richland three bedroom ranch plan with a rear entry garage. These homes start at $406,950 and the home located at 8562 Barstow Street is available for viewing on Saturdays and Sundays, 12-5pm.
Tom French Homes
▪ Cottages of Cross Point Creek - 87th Street & Penrose in Lenexa. Priced from the $400s.
▪ Covington Court - Just east of Kansas 7 at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe. Priced from the $370s.
▪ Covington Creek - Just east of Kansas 7 at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe. Priced from the $400s
▪ Gatewood Villas - College and Montclaire Drive, just east of Kansas 7 in Olathe. Priced from the $500s.