As one of the area’s most respected homebuilders, Tom French has been building superior custom homes, plus developing maintenance-provided and single family neighborhoods since 1978. Homes built by French are known for quality and craftsmanship, blending tradition with current design trends. French has several communities in progress, providing prospective buyers a wealth of options to suit their particular needs, desires and lifestyles.
Gatewood Villas, situated at College and Montclaire Drive in Olathe, 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. 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. An open floor plan includes traditional entry, large great room with box beam ceiling, an ample dining area and a gourmet kitchen. Several arched openings, expansive wood floors, a dramatic fireplace design and a rich color palette set the tone for casual elegance. Outdoor living areas take advantage of the secluded home site views. One home is available now, showcasing the latest design elements and luxurious lifestyle residents enjoy. 11299 S. Montclaire Drive is furnished and available to tour.
“Come out and see the craftsmanship and attention to detail in a Tom French home,” said marketing agent Susan Hoskinson with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes. “Buyers have been attracted to the carefree lock and leave lifestyle, and only three home sites remain.”
Located off 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in northwest Olathe’s growth corridor, Covington Court offers home sites to start from the ground up, or consider one of five homes available for immediate occupancy, with prices starting in the $360,000s. Lawn and landscape care, snow removal, roof and gutter repair/replacement, exterior painting and building insurance are all taken care of by the homes association. Community amenities, including a pool and playground area are coming soon.
Phase Two is now open, offering walkout home sites, and new designs for the reverse story and a half Alderwood and the Ensley plans with two bedrooms on the main level. Phase Two also offers the new Ensley III plan, a true ranch with three bedrooms on the main level, which is the current model home. The open floor plan is ideal with the kitchen and dining area flowing into a large great room overlooking the covered deck.
“The new Ensley III plan received such a positive response during the Parade of Homes,” said Hoskinson. “Tom has many requests for a three bedroom ranch plan.”
Located at 137th Street, east of Mission Road in Leawood, Tuscany Piazza Townhomes is a boutique community of just six reverse 1 1/2 story homes. Featuring charming old world Tuscan flavor and flair with a beautiful entrance fountain, the paver streets and a picturesque pond enhance the stunning stone and stucco exteriors. Priced from the $840,000s, homes offer two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main level plus one bedroom, one bathroom and a recreation room on the lower level, with room to expand. The homes also offer three-car garages and encompass 3,000 to 3,500 square feet of living space. The last three homes will be available for occupancy in less than 30 days.
Developed by French, the single family home community Covington Creek in Olathe offers a variety of plans, with prices starting in the high $400s. This neighborhood includes several walkout home sites to choose from, many backing to greenspace. For buyers wanting to move quickly, four homes are under construction. Symphony Homes’ Alexander reverse story and a half home, of which two are ready for immediate occupancy, offers an open floor plan with the kitchen and dining area flowing into a large great room overlooking the covered deck with an outdoor corner fireplace. Two more homes are nearing completion and may be viewed now: the Lawson reverse story and a half and Dylan XL two story plans by Hogan Homes. Look for additional options as Symphony Homes and Hogan Homes have started construction on two new homes on walkout lots.
For more information, call Susan Hoskinson with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes at 913-484-2839 or visit TomFrenchHomes.com or NewHomesKC.net.
Tom French Homes
* Covington Court - Just east of Kansas 7 at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe. Priced from the $360s.
* Covington Creek - Just east of Kansas 7 at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe. Priced from the high $400s.
* Gatewood Villas - College and Montclaire Drive, just east of Kansas 7 in Olathe. Priced from the $500s.
* Tuscany Piazza Townhomes - 137th Street east of Mission Road in Leawood. Priced from the mid $800s.
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