Spring had to work overtime to finally arrive, a feat met only by the builders in Rodrock Developments in their valiant efforts to prepare some 48 incredible homes for Kansas City’s 56th annual Spring Parade of Homes. And just as the warm sun is a welcome respite from winter, these quality homes are a welcome sight to local homebuyers. And today through May 13th, these gorgeous abodes are open to the public for free tours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Eleven of Rodrock Development’s most popular communities are opening their doors for this spring’s Parade, including Arbor Lake in Lenexa; Greens of Chapel Creek in Shawnee; Mill at Riverstone and Sundance Ridge in Overland Park; and Grayson Place, Forest View, Arbor Woods, Persimmon Hill, Stonebridge Meadows, Stonebridge Trails and Stonebridge Park in Olathe.
“This is always one of our favorite times of the year,” says Brenda Sanders, president of Rodrock & Associates, Realtors®. “Everyone is more than ready to shake off the winter blahs and see the latest in building and design. And our builders have outdone themselves with innovative floor plans and the latest in decorating trends. With a variety of styles and price points (starting in the $350’s), there’s truly something for everyone.”
In the family-favorite Stonebridge community, there are 12 homes on Parade between Stonebridge Meadows, Stonebridge Park, and Stonebridge Trails. Among them is Chris George Homes’ popular reverse 1.5-story Cypress II in the Meadows. With 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and an owners’ suite that’s a true retreat, this stylishly furnished home will be a tour favorite.
The community also offers James III Home’s Grayson, a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 2-story beauty. This award-winning plan includes a main-level study, formal dining room, and an impressive owners’ suite that stretches across the entire back of the home—yet this stellar design includes excellent-sized secondary bedrooms.
In neighboring Stonebridge Trails, there are five brand-new-to-Parade homes ready to tempt tour-goers—the highest number of models the community had debuted. Among them is the all-time-favorite Makenna by Gabriel Homes, complete with 10-foot ceilings, a large kitchen adjoining the Great Room, and built-ins and fine details galore.
As well, Doyle Construction Company is offering an exhilarating new plan with the Rockford. “This 4-bedroom, 3-bath home has almost everything you can imagine,” says community manager Joan Jacquin. “The entrance embraces a circular staircase leading to the second level and basement. Off the kitchen are a thoughtful flex room and massive mudroom. And there is storage everywhere—a true homemaker’s delight! We are so excited about this house!”
Not to be outdone, the Greens of Chapel Creek has five fantastic entries. “We have a Laurel Expanded by James Engle Custom Homes and Hilmann Home Building’s Chesapeake 2.1—both of which have never before been seen by the public,” says community manager Brandilyn Thompson. “These are all brand new models! Tour-goers also have to stop in to see the Brentwood by James III Homes, the Sirabella, and the reverse 1.5-story Everest II by Dreams & Design—which is on a golf course lot, featuring an outdoor kitchen!”
At Rodrock Development’s newest community, Sundance Ridge, an unbelievable 14 homes are on the tour. “We have the Edgemont by Woodbridge Custom Homes, which is a wonderful reverse 1.5 story with 10- and 12-foot ceilings on the first floor,” says community manager Bruce Stout. “The spacious and bright foyer features an open, curved staircase to the lower level. But the kitchen is the true stunner, with enameled cabinetry and eye-popping white- and black-veined granite island.”
Dreams & Design Building’s Colorado Windbrook is another popular reverse 1.5-story plan, boasting 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and luxurious owners’ suite with fantastic bay windows and a spa-like bath and custom-designed closet. The walk-in pantry includes a clever craft workplace, while the lower level offers an in-house sports bar with three TV connections, HDMI cables, and surround sound pre-wired. Talk about entertainment central!
These homes are only a small taste of what can be found in the 11 Rodrock Developments this Parade. While the well designed floor plans will no doubt tempt tour-goers, these communities also offer an assortment of amenities, including pools, clubhouses, playgrounds, paved paths, attractive entrance monuments, and more. Many subdivisions also include an elementary school, providing residents convenient and safe access to school.
Be it a home on a quiet cul-de-sac, a lot overlooking the rolling greens of a pristine golf course, or a villa that offers freedom from yard work, Rodrock Developments have something substantial to show you on the Spring Parade of Homes.
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