The past few years, Tom French Homes’ maintenance-provided communities have quickly sold out and the expectation is that the award-winning builder’s newest community, Gatewood Villas, will follow the trend. Building has just begun here, but this enclave has only 21 home sites, so buyers are encouraged to act quickly so they won’t miss out.
Gatewood is in the burgeoning College Boulevard corridor just east of Kansas 7 on Montclaire Drive, yet it offers secluded home sites with wooded views. Construction of three floor plans of luxurious maintenance-provided reverse 11/2-story villas are underway or soon will be starting and prices will start in the $460,000s. Home sites are priced from $95,000 to $129,000.
All of the homes offer open designs on the main level and the luxurious touches that buyers have come to expect from Tom French Homes: arched openings, custom trim details, expansive wood floors, a dramatic fireplace design and a rich color palette that set the tone for casual elegance in villa living.
Window placement and outdoor living areas will take advantage of the views afforded by the secluded home sites, most of which are walkout with a few being walk-up.
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The model home, at 11113 S. Montclaire Drive, is framed and under roof and is expected to be completed in December. This Woodside floor plan offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a three-car garage and is priced at $479,950. The main floor flows from the entry, past the island kitchen to the great room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace highlighted by a stained wood mantel and corbels. The great room opens to the dining room with views of the covered deck just beyond.
The gourmet kitchen includes the high-end touches of custom alder cabinetry, granite counters and tile backsplash, as well as a large walk-in pantry.
The master suite is tucked to one side and is conveniently near the laundry. It includes a stylish bath with custom, raised double vanities, a walk-in shower and separate tub as well as a large walk-in closet. A secondary bedroom on the main level near the entry has its own bath and could be an office.
A split staircase leads to the lower level that includes a large recreation room with a beverage center that includes custom alder cabinets with a wine rack and microwave. The recreation room walks out to a patio. Two additional bedrooms on this level share a bathroom.
The foundation is in and framing has started for an inventory home at 11127 S. Montclaire Drive, The Rockwood, also offering four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a three-car garage, priced at $479,895. The main level of this plan flows from the entry past the kitchen to the great room with a stone fireplace. The dining room opens to the covered deck.
The main-level master suite of the Rockwood is off the great room and near the laundry. It also features a master bath with raised double vanities, walk-in shower and tub, as well as a large walk-in closet and linen closet. The second bedroom on the main floor has its own bathroom.
The lower level offers a large recreation room with a beverage center, knotty alder custom cabinets and microwave. The two bedrooms on the lower level share a bathroom.
Construction will begin soon on a third reverse 11/2-story plan at 11139 S. Montclaire Drive, the Pinewood, that is expected to be priced at $493,425. It also will have an open main-floor design and finished lower level.
Provided maintenance includes lawn mowing and edging; fertilization and weed control; mulch of front and side yards; irrigation start-up and winterization; snow removal from driveways, sidewalks and porches; and maintenance of the common areas.
Gatewood is minutes from Kansas 7 and Kansas 10 highways and near a number of new restaurants, grocery stores and services. It is served by the Olathe School District and students attend Meadow Lane Elementary, Prairie Trail Middle and Olathe Northwest High schools, all nearby. It also is near the Kansas State University Olathe campus and the Kansas Bioscience Authority.
For information about Gatewood Villas or other Tom French Homes’ communities, contact Susan Hoskinson with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes at 913-484-2839 or visit TomFrenchHomes.com or NewHomesKC.net.