Rodrock Development knew it had something special in its newest — and most spectacular — community, Sundance Ridge, nestled east of Mission Road on 175th Street. Still, it’s validating that the judges in Kansas City’s 56th annual Spring Parade of Homes overwhelmingly agreed, granting the neighborhood a run of six awards.
Sundance Ridge garnered one Gold and five Silver awards for outstanding home design and architecture. Each offers a standout floor plan, the finest in finishes, and all the amenities and benefits of being located in a Rodrock community.
“Sundance Ridge was carefully crafted, with years of planning and focus on distinctive living,” says Brenda Sanders, president of Rodrock & Associates, Realtors®. “From the beginning, we sought out the best builders, and they all worked extremely hard to make sure their designs were state-of-the-art. It’s gratifying to see that the judges have awarded their outstanding designs in a community of which we’re all extremely proud.”
The Gold award was bestowed upon Dreams & Design Building’s Augusta plan, which is notable for its user-friendly features, architecturally clean lines, and precise attention to details.
“The Augusta embraces a warmth and style all its own,” says community manager Bruce Stout. “The center-island kitchen features a true hearth room with a stone-accented fireplace and intricate ceiling beam accents. Innovative and original features throughout offer an ease and function to daily living. The walkout lower level boasts a stunning wet bar area, theater, and recreation area — while also providing dual secondary bedrooms. Further enhancements include a hidden play area and a suspended slab under the 3-car garage for ample storage and workshop space. And the outdoor living area includes a built-in grilling station with quartz countertops and a lower-level stained, stamped concrete patio with fire pit.”
Woodbridge Custom Homes garnered a Silver award for its Edgemont design, which provides sophisticated elegance coupled with an eye for entertaining. Highlights include an awe-inspiring entry foyer featuring an open view, curved staircase to the lower-level entertainment area. The center-island kitchen layout overlooks the majestic Great Room with its ornate ceiling detailing and built-ins, which flank the floor-to-ceiling, stone-accented Euro style Mezzo fireplace. An oversized breakfast nook includes a thoughtful craftsman style, enameled, built-in hutch.
“This house definitely embraces the entertainment side of life,” says Bruce. “The lower-level layout features a spacious wet bar area overlooking the media venue and separate gaming zone. Complete with dual secondary bedrooms featuring private baths, The Edgemont is dressed for success.”
Meanwhile, the 1.5-story Edgewood by J.S. Robinson Fine Homes showcased its Silver-award-winning flair on yet another Parade. This home is an entertainer’s delight, featuring an open main level flood with natural light.
“The center-island kitchen overlooks the impressive Great Room and covered lanai, while a spacious upper level offers a lofted area — ideal for casual entertaining — a trio of secondary bedrooms, and the sought-after secondary laundry,” says community manager Bob Sloan.
James Engle Custom Homes launched its 1.5-story Jameson plan this Parade, hitting it out of the proverbial park and netting a Silver award in the process. The plan was thoughtfully redesigned to meet the desires of today’s marketplace — and it truly delivers. The Jameson provides functionality coupled with elegant and thoughtful design. (Think: granite, stainless steel, custom cabinetry with raised end panels and hidden hinges, exquisite molding, and so much more.)
First Choice Custom Homes also introduced its reverse-1.5-story Tuscan Craftsman this Parade, earning a Silver award for its thoughtful extras — including a unique angled entry, quaint library, and spacious sunroom that makes the most of Archers Landing’s natural views. “A true hearth room allows for quiet evenings in front of the fireplace, which is flanked by handsome cabinetry,” Bruce adds. “And the lot backs to wooded green space, offering privacy and views.”
Finally, The Emrik III by Rob Washam Homes rounds out the Silver winners. “Loaded with designer options, this home inspires the inner interior designer in all of us,” Bruce promises. “A spectacular 2-story Great Room provides a voluminous feel with a stone-accented fireplace flanked by optional built-ins — or opt to take the stone accent all the way up to the second-story ceiling lines. And the gourmet kitchen easily transitions from dinner prep area to the focal point during a night of entertainment.”
The Spring Parade of Homes was the ideal debut for Sundance Ridge. Come out and enjoy the last day of the Parade and see what countless tour-goers — and the judges — saw firsthand: That Sundance Ridge is a living experience like no other.
Location: 175th Street and Kenneth Road
Prices: Homes from $400,000 to $1 million plus; home sites $88,950 and up
Contact: Bruce Stout or Bob Sloan, Rodrock & Associates Realtors, 913-991-8095, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Monday through Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5