Brookwood Farms’ homes save energy costs

Spacious home sites, excellent value for the price, the southern Johnson County location and a highly rated school district continue to bring numerous potential buyers to Brookwood Farms.
Spacious home sites, excellent value for the price, the southern Johnson County location and a highly rated school district continue to bring numerous potential buyers to Brookwood Farms. Special to The Kansas City Star

With fall well underway, we know that winter can’t be far behind and homebuyers concerned about energy costs should consider the energy-efficient homes at Brookwood Farms.

“This is a great time to come out to visit Brookwood Farms,” said Terri Marks, who markets Brookwood Farms for ReeceNichols. “We not only have new homes available immediately, but also homes under construction and buyers can still choose their finishes.”

Brookwood Farms continues to have great success with its award-winning, energy-efficient homes. Residents in Brookwood Farms enjoy the benefits of lower utility costs in their newly built homes by Dusselier and Marks Homes.

“The use of new techniques and materials result in more energy-efficient homes,” said Leonard Marks of Dusselier and Marks Homes. “The use of whole-house wrap, blown cellulose wall insulation, a foam and caulk package, R-49 attic insulation, as well as low-E double-pane windows can be used to help create a draft-free home with lower utility costs.”

Spacious home sites, excellent value for the price, the southern Johnson County location and a highly rated school district continue to bring numerous potential buyers to Brookwood Farms in Spring Hill, just a short drive south of Olathe.

Visitors to Brookwood Farms can see the new furnished model home, the four-bedroom, three- bathroom Marietta II reverse 11/2-story plan with a covered deck on a walkout lot.

This home features an open layout, spacious room sizes and a master suite with two walk-in closets. The laundry room is conveniently attached to the master closet. The finished lower level has a large rec room, game area and two additional bedrooms with another full bath. This model is priced at $327,183.

Other available inventory homes include:

▪  A spec home of the Marietta II reverse 11/2-story located at 19413 W. 200th St. on a daylight lot and priced at $317,088.

▪  The Birmingham II, a second furnished model home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This true ranch plan is completed and ready for occupancy. It is on a walkout lot with the option to finish the lower level and is priced at $300,000.

▪  The award-winning Charleston reverse 11/2-story plan with four bedrooms and three full bathrooms on a daylight cul-de-sac lot. This popular plan has an open living room/kitchen area with a walk-in pantry, pocket office and two bedrooms on the main level. This home is approximately 45 days from completion, so buyers have time to to pick their colors. The Charleston is priced at $314,490.

▪  The Williamsburg II two-story plan just underway on a daylight lot. This family-friendly home has four bedrooms, 31/2 bathrooms, an open first floor with a formal dining room, spacious kitchen with walk-in pantry, stainless appliances and granite counters. The garage entry includes a large boot bench. The second floor has four spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets, as well as the conveniently located laundry room.

In addition to quality homes that fit a variety of lifestyles, Brookwood Farms offers ample space between homes so residents have a sense of privacy. Standard features of all homes include stainless steel appliances, fully sodded yards, knock-down ceilings and custom cabinets with hidden hinges and 42-inch uppers.

Brookwood Farms currently has only five spec homes and three lots available in the first phase but the developers have been busy making plans for Phase II, which will be open next spring or early summer. Those who are interested in the second phase may put their name on a waiting list for home site reservations.

Construction will begin this winter on the neighborhood pool and cabana, also scheduled to open in 2015.

Brookwood Farms is adjacent to 199th Street and just minutes from U.S. 169 and U.S. 69. It is near entertainment, shopping and dining options as well as numerous outdoor activities with Sycamore Ridge Golf Course, the new Spring Hill Aquatic Center and Hillsdale Lake right in its backyard. Brookwood Farms has the serenity and security of a small-town atmosphere while being minutes from big-city amenities.

The community is within walking distance of the Spring Hill High School complex at 199th Street and Ridgeview Road. Elementary students attend the new Wolf Creek School, which is just around the corner. The Spring Hill School District has earned 26 Standard of Excellence Awards and two Governor’s Achievement awards.

“We have a wonderful mix of residents at Brookwood Farms,” Terri Marks said. “In addition to families taking advantage of the excellent schools, we also have buyers who are selling their larger homes to downsize. Our award-winning floor plans, quality construction and home prices starting under $300,000 are nearly impossible to find anywhere else.”

For a limited time, the builders at Brookwood Farms are offering the “Oohs and Ahhs” package to homebuyers for free. This package includes a three-car garage; hardwood floors in the entry, dining room and kitchen; tile floors in the master bathroom and one secondary bathroom; and iron spindles with wood end-caps. This represents over $14,000 in upgrades when building in Brookwood Farms.

Brookwood Farms’ many family-friendly features have been a huge draw for growing families. Those include large closets, walk-in pantries, boot benches and affordable packages to finish the lower level.

Dusselier and Marks Homes has many floor plans which can be customized to suit the needs of the homeowners. Buyers can also bring their own floor plans or builder. Large daylight, walkout and flat home sites are available and almost all fit a three-car garage.

Brookwood Farms

Prices: From the mid-$200,000s.

Location: 199th Street, a quarter-mile west of Ridgeview Road, Spring Hill.

Directions: U.S. 169 south to 199th Street, left on 199th then left again to stay on 199th Street (at big Spring Hill sign). Brookwood Farms is across the bridge on the right. Turn into subdivision at Skyview Lane. Or take U.S. 69 south to 199th Street. Right on 199th to Skyview Lane, a quarter-mile past Ridgeview Road.

Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Contact: Susan Heenan or Terri Marks at 913-686-4738.