As August arrives, so does the start of the new school year, and few communities gear up quite like Rodrock Development’s Stonebridge. Stonebridge — which consists of Stonebridge Meadows, Stonebridge Trails, Stonebridge Park and Stonebridge Village — is laden with school-aged children and for good reason. The community’s school district, Spring Hill, is nationally recognized and a draw for families from all over the area.
With more than 3,500 students in six schools, Spring Hill is small enough to provide ample opportunities to students who may get lost in larger districts, all while providing an unparalleled educational base. In fact, Spring Hill district schools earned numerous academic awards, exceeding all state and national benchmarks. Part of that success is due to the district’s charming vision: To maintain small-town values and achieve world-class results.
And right within walking distance to many Stonebridge homes, along the community’s paved trails, is Prairie Creek Elementary School, which has received the Governor’s Award for Excellence an incredible three times. Darol Rodrock’s strong partnership with the school district helped ensure a new middle school will be built in the future adjacent to the elementary school.
But while the neighborhood’s children will be excitedly gearing up for the start of the school year, they won’t be alone in getting a decidedly fresh start. Stonebridge is thrilled to introduce its own new, improved look in the form of model row homes in Stonebridge Meadows, Stonebridge Trails and Stonebridge Park. These rows of homes, built by some of the area’s top builders, are the perfect way to showcase all the potential and beauty of new builds in this thriving community.
In Stonebridge Park, at 165th Street and Black Bob Road, Rodrock & Associates Realtors will office out of a KC Builders and Design model home that will incorporate a collection of absolute buyer must-haves.
“We’re excited to be a part of the new model row in Stonebridge Park with an additional new plan coming soon to the Meadows,” said Kelley Babb, president of KC Builders and Design. “Being a part of a Stonebridge neighborhood, whether as a builder or resident, is where you want to call home for a very long time. That’s why our plans vary from growing families to ‘right sizing’ empty nesters.
“We’re pleased to showcase our popular Sequoia two-story by adding a flex room on the main level and letting customers see the multiple possibilities that can be created to distinguish their home. Clients can add a fourth-car garage and/or a fifth-car tandem, flex room or oversized walk-in custom spa/shower to most of our existing models. We like our customers to feel like their home is unique and exclusive to their style.”
Meanwhile, agents will office out of a model home by Wynne Homes in Stonebridge Meadows, at 16608 S. Lind Road. And the planned 11/2-story model home is a showstopper, said Paul Knickrehm, president of Wynne Homes Inc.
“We’re excited about this home,” he said. “As you walk through the door, you will be greeted with a dramatic staircase. It’s really going to be an impressive foyer. And what I like about this plan is that it has a ton of kitchen cabinets and a huge island, so the kitchen will be a fantastic gathering space. The great room will have 11-foot ceilings, while the ground-floor master suite will provide a true oasis, with a massive walk-in closet and a bathroom with separate tub and shower. With this plan, you’ll have an optional fifth bedroom and fourth bath upstairs and an optional covered deck off the kitchen and master bedroom.”
The enthusiasm of this pending project definitely extends to Stonebridge Trails, at 165th Street and Mur-Len Road, as well. There, Rob Washam Homes has plans for a model home that’s been painstakingly and perfectly planned.
“We will have a two-story, five-bedroom, four-bath model home,” said Rob Washam, president of Rob Washam Homes. “This is a brand new plan designed with an architect specifically for the Trails and Arbor Lake. We’re really excited about it, because we feel it has everything that everybody has been asking for this past year. We did a lot of research during the Parade of Homes asking what people did and didn’t like on a selection of four of our most popular homes on the Parade. With those comments in mind, we had this home specially designed. This house will flow seamlessly from room to room, and once you walk through the doors you will instantly feel at home. We’re confident that it’s going to be what everyone likes.”
And while there is no model row planned for Stonebridge Village at 167th and Mur-Len Road, there is speculative inventory at the ready for interested homebuyers. And Stonebridge Village truly is an enchanting, unique neighborhood.
“Often called Carriage Houses, these charming homes are truly refreshing, complete with inviting front porches, rear-entry garages and open floor plans with absolutely no wasted space,” said Phillip Sanders, president of Darol Rodrock Homes. “They are situated in what I call a ‘micro-community’ within the beautiful Stonebridge development. All are built to the most exacting of standards. They have to be! These Carriage Houses have the Darol Rodrock name and a 30-year reputation relying on them. Indicative of that is the fact that each is backed with a home warranty.”
Designed in both reverse 11/2- and classic 11/2-stories, the Carriage Houses offer vaulted ceilings, built-in workstations, hardwood floors, granite counter tops, and an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the Stonebridge community at an extremely affordable price. But even more impressive is that for a low monthly fee, all maintenance is seen to, including sprinkler systems, lawn mowing, edging, fertilization, and snow removal on streets, driveways and rear sidewalks.
It’s truly an exciting time of year in Stonebridge. Everyone — from the school kids to the builders — have big plans for the coming year, and everyone is getting decked up to put their best foot forward.