After four decades as a home builder and developer, Tom French has established a reputation for designing and constructing superior homes. 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 that allow for comfortable entertaining. The result is charm blended with ease of care.
French has four communities in progress, providing prospective buyers a wealth of options to suit their particular needs, desires and lifestyles. And at three of his maintenance-provided communities, he is offering a huge Spring Savings Special for those who are wanting to move soon: Purchase an inventory home before May 31, 2018, and receive free wrap screening on the back deck/patio and screen door at Cross Point Creek, plus at Covington Court Twin Villas and Gatewood Villas, you will also receive a 4’ x 4’ deck-level landing with stairs to grade.
Located at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road, Covington Court features the successful 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 ten homes, many available immediately, with prices starting in the $370s. Phase two will be opening this spring, offering walkout home sites. The furnished model at 11509 S. Waterford Drive, a three bedroom, two and a half bath, is Parade Tour #232 and open daily 11am to 6pm during the Parade of Homes, which runs through May 13. Be sure to add it to your must-see list.
Situated at College and Montclaire Drive in Olathe, Gatewood Villas is a serene and 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 have come to expect from Tom French Homes. Four homes are under construction, including two ready within 60 days. The furnished model, 11235 S. Montclaire Drive, is Parade Tour #254 and showcases the latest design elements and luxurious lifestyle residents enjoy at Gatewood Villas. It may be toured daily during the Parade.
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 two new homes remain, both the Richland three bedroom ranch plan with a unique rear entry garage, starting at $399,950.
Developed by French, the single family community Covington Creek in Olathe offers a variety of plans, with prices starting in the mid $400s. This neighborhood includes several walkout home sites to choose from, many backing to greenspace. For buyers wanting to move quickly, Gabriel Homes Makenna plan is ready for occupancy, plus the Silverton V plan by JFE Construction will be available the end of May. Additional options will soon be available as Hogan Homes and Symphony Homes are starting construction on four new floor plans. Parade Tour #233 is an example of JFE Construction’s attention to detail and craftsmanship.
Adding to the Spring Savings Special, Gabriel Homes will offer $3,000 in seller paid closing costs or $3,000 in upgrades for the Makenna plan.
Tom French Homes
▪ Cottages of Cross Point Creek - 87th Street & Penrose in Lenexa. Priced from the $390s.
▪ 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.
Open Hours: Cross Point Creek is open weekends noon to 5pm. Gatewood Villas, Covington Court and Covington Creek are open daily 11am to 6pm through May 13 during the Parade of Homes.