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Stunning quality cabinets and architectural kitchen details will be featured in the new Jefferson Reverse 1
1/2-story model home by Bickimer Homes at 16720 Haskins St. in Chapel Hill.
Stunning quality cabinets and architectural kitchen details will be featured in the new Jefferson Reverse 1 1/2-story model home by Bickimer Homes at 16720 Haskins St. in Chapel Hill. Submitted photo

Bickimer Homes is a family business working hard to help families build their dream homes. When it came time to decide where to build those homes, Chapel Hill was a natural fit.

“Chapel Hill is a great community and we are excited to be a part of it,” said Tommy Bickimer, vice president of operations. “Homeowners there enjoy exceptional amenities, impressive views and lots of green space. It is also close to all the best shopping, dining and entertainment.”

Now in its fourth decade of business, Bickimer Homes and its affiliates have overseen the design and construction of homes and communities for more than 1,000 families in the Kansas City area. It is important to the Bickimer family that they stand behind every home they sell, whether a client buys an existing new home or hires them to build a house from the ground up.

“Bickimer Homes enjoys a solid reputation in the real estate community for building quality houses,” Bickimer said. “Attention to detail, service to the customer before and after the sale, and a wide variety of floor plans are hallmarks of our success.”

Bickimer Homes has three reverse 1 1/2-story homes for sale in Chapel Hill. Buyers may also build their dream home on their pick of 71 new lots that recently opened to potential buyers in the newest portion of the Estates of Chapel Hill, said Bill Gerue with Weichert Realtors Graham-Welch. To see additional Bickimer floor plans, visit the company’s website at

These larger-size lots offer outstanding views, provide wide open green space and back to the community’s timbered tree preserve. The majority of these lots have cul-de-sac, walkout or walk-up opportunities. One exclusive cul-de-sac in this newly opened area will be marked with a separate monument as the Enclave. These custom homes will sit on some of the community’s most aesthetic lots, back to the timbered tree reserve and have exceptional views.

The company’s new home at 16716 Haskins St. will feature a chef kitchen that opens up to a dramatic floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the great room. The spacious main-level master bedroom of the 1 1/2-story reverse plan has ceiling vaults, luxurious bathroom and walk-in closet with adjoining laundry room. A second laundry room is on the lower level near bedrooms.

The four-bedroom, three-bathroom spec homes are priced beginning at $440,000 with a 90- to 120-day delivery. Buyers may select interior finishes now.

“Chapel Hill has been built in one of the most beautiful areas of southern Overland Park,” said Gerue. “Builders have been taking advantage of the natural beauty of this area by building custom homes with covered decks, patios, rock fire pits, private swimming pools and other outdoor living spaces. Five new model homes are currently under construction for completion by late 2015.”

Chapel Hill offers its residents 240 acres of beautiful, rolling terrain, heavily wooded tree preserve, small pocket parks, open green spaces and hike and bike trails that will link into more than 300 miles of Johnson County trail systems, said Gerue, who markets the community. Home sites are currently available from the mid-$70,000s to the upper-$120,000s.

The current building companies in Chapel Hill include Don Julian Builders, Rodrock Homes, Bickimer Construction, AZ Custom Homes, ParkView Homes, Dan Smith Homes, James Engle Homes, Sallee Homes, Ashlar Homes, Nick Zvacek Construction, Tom French Construction, Midwest Realty, LLC Builders, Comerio Corporation and Martens Family Enterprises, all of which offer a variety of plans that may be viewed on the Chapel Hill website at or on the builders’ individual websites. Buyers may bring in their own builder and custom plans, as well, with developer approval.

There are several reverse 1 1/2-story homes underway in Chapel Hill. Each features at least two bedrooms on the main floor, two or more bedrooms downstairs, three to five garages and the affordable luxury found in every Chapel Hill home. The plans, which range in size from 2,405 square feet to 3,800 square feet, are priced from the mid-$300,000s to upper-$500,000s. Several traditional two-story homes are also currently available priced from $338,500 to $419,500, some with finished basements.

The sales office is staffed by Bill Gerue and Krissy Kempinger, who are ready to answer any questions or help you with a home or lot selection. Chapel Hill is at the intersection of 167th Street and Pflumm Road in Overland Park. The current sales information center is at 13440 W. 172nd St., which is near the corner of 173rd and Pflumm. Visit the community’s web site at

Chapel Hill

Prices: Chapel Hill: Low $300,000s to mid $500,000s.

Chapel Hill Estates: Upper $300,000s to mid $600,000s.

Location: 167th Street and Pflumm Road, Overland Park.

Hours: Models and Sales Information Center open daily until 5 p.m. at 173rd Street and Pflumm

Contact: Bill Gerue and Krissy Kempinger with Weichert Graham-Welch LLC at 913-681-8383.