Craftsmanship earns a Grand Award

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The reverse 1
1/2-story Clearbrook floor plan is one of three inventory homes available in Sweetwater Creek.
The reverse 1 1/2-story Clearbrook floor plan is one of three inventory homes available in Sweetwater Creek. Submitted photo

Beautiful foliage, falling interest rates and an award-winning home builder have buyers flocking to the new-home community of Sweetwater Creek.

The company behind the popular community, Steve Foley Construction Co. Inc., was recently honored by the judges of the Home Builders Association’s Fall Parade of Homes with a 2015 Pick of the Parade Grand Award. Buyers should hurry out to the award-winning Orvieto model, Parade Entry No. 276, as this is the final weekend of the Fall Parade of Homes. The model is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This reverse 1 1/2-story plan offers four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. There is a tandem three-car garage, which is perfect for an extra-large vehicle, boat or an expanded workshop. Nestled on a large corner lot, this home has covered front and back porches and is priced at $339,950.

“Our Orvieto floor plan has been one of our most proven and most popular plans,” said Sweetwater Creek developer and builder Steve Foley of Steve Foley Construction Co. Inc. “It has many design features that make it a very unique and functional home.”

One such feature is the family foyer just off of the kitchen. Busy homeowners can use the foyer’s storage closet as well as the integrated boot bench, coat rack, mail slots and charging station. The home has a stacked stone fireplace, abundance of hardwoods, granite tops and an extensive trim package.

Two other inventory homes now available in Sweetwater Creek are the Creekwood and Clearbrook floor plans. The two-story Creekwood has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms, while the reverse 1 1/2-story Clearbrook boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Homes at Sweetwater Creek feature three-car garages, fully sodded yards and generous landscape packages. Homes will be priced from the $320,000s to $340,000s and will be ready by spring 2016.

Steve Foley Construction Co. Inc. is a third-generation building company that has been actively involved in the Kansas City custom home market for more than 35 years. Foley said he builds each home as if it were his own, using only quality materials such as Andersen windows, 50-year roofs, upgraded insulation packages and engineered floors.

“We want homeowners to be impressed by what they see cosmetically like the tile, granite and the decor,” Foley said. “We also want them to be impressed by the critical areas of the home that they may never see like the framing, insulation and mechanical systems. We focus on using the best materials from only reputable suppliers. Our goal is to build the highest quality home possible, one which our homeowners can be proud of 10, 20, 30 years down the road.”

Sweetwater Creek has easy highway access to U.S. 169 and U.S. 69 and is near the Spring Hill Aquatic Center, Sycamore Ridge Golf Course and Hillsdale Lake. Restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores are just a few minutes away.

“There is definitely a strong sense of community found in Spring Hill,” Foley said. “From the school district to the local businesses, the small-town warmth is very apparent.”

The diverse contour of the land at Sweetwater Creek offers a wide assortment of available home sites with lot prices starting at just $39,000. The available flat and daylight home sites are situated on cul-de-sacs and along curved streets. Sweetwater Creek also offers highly sought-after treed lots which guarantee potential homeowners privacy from rear adjacent neighbors.

“It is difficult to find desirable home sites in this price range anymore,” Foley said. “Our treed home sites are some of the best around. Not only do they provide privacy, but they also represent an excellent value and offer some pretty amazing views. Many of our homeowners enjoy watching deer and other wildlife in the early mornings from their back porches.”

Students who live in Sweetwater Creek attend schools in the Spring Hill District, including the new Wolf Creek Elementary. The Spring Hill School District has earned 26 Standard of Excellence Awards and two Governor’s Achievement awards. The low teacher-student ratios, high test scores and state-of-the-art facilities make Spring Hill a simple choice for parents with school-aged children.

Sweetwater Creek has a variety of floor plans to choose from to fit every lifestyle. Outside builders are welcome with developer approval.

For information about Sweetwater Creek, contact the sales office at 913-592-4555 or visit

Sweetwater Creek

Price: Homes, low to mid $300,000s. Home sites starting at $39,000.

Location: Spring Hill, 10 minutes south of Olathe.

Directions: U.S. 169 Highway to 223rd Street exit (Spring Hill/Bucyrus Exit) Turn east and go a half-mile to Sweetwater Creek entrance on Roosevelt Street.

Hours: 12-5 p.m. daily; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. during fall parade of homes.

Contact: Mike Foley at 913-592-4555.