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‘In the middle of it all:’ Lenexa oasis ready to charm during Spring Parade

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Two Cottonwood Canyon homes are open to tour during the Spring Parade of Homes, both of which exemplify the craftsmanship, timeless design and attention to detail that are evident in all of Cottonwood Canyon’s homes.
Two Cottonwood Canyon homes are open to tour during the Spring Parade of Homes, both of which exemplify the craftsmanship, timeless design and attention to detail that are evident in all of Cottonwood Canyon’s homes. Submitted photo

Eager to experience all that Cottonwood Canyon has to offer, including some of the best views in Kansas City? Now’s your chance as the Spring Parade of Homes continues through May 13.

The picturesque Lenexa oasis features two show stopping entries on this year’s Parade, both of which exemplify the craftsmanship, timeless design and attention to detail that are evident in all of Cottonwood Canyon’s homes.

The first is a beautiful reverse 1½-story home from Dreams & Design Building, a luxury homebuilder with 25 years of construction experience. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home offers a generous 3,152 square feet of living space highlighted by a spacious great room that flows seamlessly into a fully equipped kitchen, breakfast nook and, outside, an inviting cedar deck that’s surrounded by Cottonwood Canyon’s unmatched views and lush foliage. Just imagine starting your day with a cup of coffee as you relax on the deck and soak in the gorgeous scenery.

Downstairs, the home’s inviting lower level includes a large family and media room with easy access to a ground-floor patio. The home’s lower level also includes two bedrooms, a full bathroom and a half-bathroom.

During the Spring Parade of Homes, Cottonwood Canyon will also feature an award-winning model home from B.L. Rieke Custom Homes, a longtime Cottonwood Canyon builder with a well-earned reputation for quality, customer service and expertise. The reverse 1½-story floor plan is the first of its kind from B.L. Rieke Custom Homes, a breathtaking example of eye-catching architecture and thoughtful planning.

“This home has some new looks for us,” said Bruce Rieke, president of B.L. Rieke Custom Homes. “We’ve done a lot of what I call ‘Western style’—this home has a few of those elements, but also new looks as well as grays, different ceiling and fireplace treatments, and better quality product.”

The Spring Parade of Homes is among the best times of year to experience the Cottonwood Canyon lifestyle. The community’s lush surroundings and natural terrain are nearly in full bloom so Parade attendees can soak in what many agree are the best views in Kansas City.

A big part of what makes Cottonwood Canyon such an idyllic retreat is Canyon Farms Golf Club. Rather than being confined to a designated piece of land adjacent to Cottonwood Canyon’s homes, the scenic golf course winds through the neighborhood, further enhancing the enviable surroundings while giving golfers a unique opportunity to test their skills.

“Canyon Farms is built on a rock quarry,” said Leigh Ann Marshall, director of memberships and marketing, Canyon Farms Golf Club. “The course is rustic, as is the landscaping. It’s also a challenging course.”

Golf enthusiasts living at Cottonwood Canyon not only have a world-class golf course outside their front door, but a new clubhouse is also under construction and will open early this summer. Clubhouse amenities will include a fitness center, swimming pool and an upscale restaurant managed by KC Hopps.

With so much inside the community, it’s hard to imagine leaving. Yet Cottonwood Canyon’s prime Lenexa location puts the community within minutes of a variety of recreation opportunities and points of interest. Now that Mill Creek Road is complete, the Lenexa Civic Center is a short walk away. The civic center is part of the larger Lenexa City Center, a mixed-use hub that includes the newly opened Lenexa Public Market, indoor aquatic center, fitness facilities, and a public art gallery.

“Where else are you going to get golf, water and be as close to the Lenexa City Center and all that’s going on there?” Rieke said. “Cottonwood Canyon is right in the middle of it.”

Because Cottonwood Canyon offers residents the convenience of maintenance-provided living, they have more time to enjoy the views and the amenities. Low homeowner association dues include snow removal, trash and lawn maintenance.

As they explore the community, parade visitors are encouraged to ask the Cottonwood Canyon marketing team about available homesites. A new phase recently opened, adding some incredible locations to the community’s already enviable selection. Until Cottonwood Canyon’s final phase is complete in 2018, just 20 homesites remain in the enclave-like community.

There’s no shortage of homes to tour during the Spring Parade of Homes, but one visit to Cottonwood Canyon will show you what your dream home could be. Stop by today and discover all that’s waiting for you in Lenexa.

Cottonwood Canyon

Prices: $500,000s to over $1 million

Location: One mile west of Interstate 435 on 95th Street/Prairie Star Parkway in Lenexa

Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during the Spring Parade of Homes, which runs through May 13

Contact: Nita, Sue or Angie at (913) 492-4444 or sales@cottonwoodcanyonks.com

Web: www.CottonwoodCanyonKS.com

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