Eight awards for Fall Parade entries

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Woodbridge Homes’ home at 19753 Windsor in Southwick on the Lake (Entry 228) won a Pick of the Parade Grand award.
Woodbridge Homes’ home at 19753 Windsor in Southwick on the Lake (Entry 228) won a Pick of the Parade Grand award. Submitted photo

This year’s Fall Parade of Homes has been one of exceptional success for Rodrock Development, netting the developer an astounding eight awards, including three Pick of the Parade Grand Awards.

“Needless to say, we’re absolutely delighted,” said Brenda Sanders, president of Rodrock & Associates, Realtors. “It’s so rewarding to see that the judges appreciated what we’ve long known — we have some truly excellent homes in our communities. We are so proud of these fine builders and are thrilled that they chose Rodrock Development communities to showcase their homes. I know how hard each of these builders work, and they deserved to win!”

Three homes within Rodrock Developments landed the coveted Pick of the Parade Grand Award, including Gabriel Homes’ spec at 12061 S. Valley Road in Grayson Place (Entry 216), Dusselier & Marks Homes’ model at 16437 S. Marais Drive in Stonebridge Park (Entry 260), and Woodbridge Homes’ spec at 19753 Windsor in Southwick on the Lake (Entry 228).

Both Gabriel Homes and Dusselier & Marks Homes so impressed judges that these model homes won multiple awards: Gabriel Homes won First Place for Distinctive Plan and Design while Dusselier & Marks Homes won Second Place in the same category.

Agents at Grayson Place, at 119th and Lone Elm Road, long knew they had a champion on their hands with Gabriel Homes. “We’ve known for awhile that we had a winner here,” said longtime Rodrock Development marketing agent, Mike Slaven. “Gabe Anderson of Gabriel Homes, along with Heather Braland of Collective Design Studio, and their teams have worked tirelessly on getting this plan and design just right. It’s feature-rich, a joy to market.”

Meanwhile, Lynne Matile of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes, has been excited about her community’s winner since its completion this fall. Located in the expansive beauty of Southwick on the Lake, at 199th and Mission Road, this home makes the most of its surrounding natural splendor. A covered porch, with fireplace, is ideal for making the most of the beautiful country nights. The covered patio, meanwhile, provides the perfect spot to sip coffee and watch the sun as it rises.

“Woodbridge Custom Homes’ focus is designing a home for today’s family with only the finest, upgraded features,” Matile said. “This 1 1/2-story, 4,133-square-foot home has five bedrooms and five baths. The design includes a first-floor bedroom and a large great room with striking stone fireplace that opens to a gourmet kitchen with an island. A secondary bedroom and mudroom are also on the first floor. The home sits on acreage with views of the lake at Southwick on the Lake.”

Stonebridge Park, at 165th Street and Black Bob Road, was also home to another winner: Aside from the two-time winning D & M Homes spec, James Engle Custom Homes’ beautiful model at 16443 S. Marais Drive (Entry 264) was awarded the Pick of the Parade Runner Up.

“The Marietta III by D & M Homes offers a fabulous floor plan with unique features and beautiful finishes that make it a perfect home for all types of buyers,” said Julie Parman, a longtime Rodrock Development marketing agent and community manager at Stonebridge Park. “And the Emery Expanded by James Engle Custom Homes is a charming, cozy, highly sought-after 1 1/2-story. The house has a great feeling the minute you walk in the door. Both homes have received a lot of positive feedback during the Parade and we are certain their recognition will result in lots of build jobs for both builders.”

The final Rodrock Development winner also warranted double the accolades; James III Homes’ truly beautiful spec home at 22602 W. 62nd Street (Entry 220) received both a First Place for Distinctive Plan and Design and Pick of the Parade Runner Up. The home — which sold while on Parade — was one of the few remaining homes in the popular Grey Oaks community.

“James III’s entry is a large dynamic plan, with a huge kitchen island and adjoining expanded dining area,” said Bob Sloan, a longtime Rodrock Development marketing agent. “Check out the 65-inch built-in refrigerator. The home boasts all stainless appliances, and a beams-in, vaulted dining area, which opens out to the covered patio with stone fireplace. It’s very open and bright.”

Parade-goers have until the end of today to tour these award-winning beauties and see firsthand how Rodrock Development is building better communities, one amazing home at a time.

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