Located in Basehor, Kan., just west of Interstate 70 and Kansas 7, Falcon Lakes is Leavenworth County's premier new-home community.
One of the biggest draws here is the breathtaking park-like setting adjacent to the Falcon Lakes Golf Course, one of Kansas City’s top rated public golf courses designed by Jay Morrish.
Over 80 lots are currently available, with prices starting at only $35,000. Prospective buyers here can choose from lakefront, golf course, daylight and walkout sites, as well as a wide variety of home styles including ranch, 11/2-story, reverse 11/2-story, two-story and custom build jobs. Prices range from $350,000 to the $500,000s and up.
The featured builder at Falcon Lakes is Kevin Stallings of Dreams & Design Building. As one of the metropolitan area’s premier custom builders, Stallings and his firm have garnered numerous accolades and awards including Grand Award for Pick of the Parade, First Place for Distinctive Plan & Design and numerous other Parade of Homes awards.
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Nevertheless, Stallings’ greatest reward comes from providing homeowners with the most energy-efficient, structurally sound, thoughtfully designed and beautifully crafted custom homes.
“Providing all of these aspects is extremely important,” he said. “We want our clients to not only get the home of their dreams that suits their needs, desires and lifestyles, but one of great value they will love and enjoy for years to come.”
One of the company’s primary focuses is energy efficiency and they may be the only area builder certified as an Energy Star 3.0 Builder.
A standard Energy Star-qualified home reflects a minimum of 30 percent more energy efficiency than homes built to the national energy code. These features can include high performance windows, light colored exterior paint, effective insulation, tight construction and ducts, Energy Star-qualified lighting and appliances, cool roofing and efficient heating and cooling equipment.
Dreams & Design Building’s Energy Star 3.0-built homes are typically 45 percent more efficient, and all of its homes are independently tested by an Energy Star-approved auditor.
“Today’s buyers are already cognizant of the benefits of owning a very energy-efficient home,” Stallings said, “but we pride ourselves on taking it to the next level and try to educate our buyers on the value of building this way.”
All homes at Falcon Lakes encompass seamlessly and skillfully integrated interior and exterior features and distinctive detailing such as granite counter tops, walk -in closets and pantries, spacious outdoor living spaces and dual laundry facilities.
The model home, the Pebble Beach located at 4601 N. 142nd St. and priced at $425,000 (including the lot), is a gorgeous two-story, four-bedroom, four-bathroom, three-car garage home. Encompassing approximately 2,850 square feet, this floor plan is highlighted by a luxurious master suite, hardwood floors, granite counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms, three inviting fireplaces and a covered patio.
Because Stallings possesses a true passion and desire “to create everything in a home from start to finish,” his firm has a staff architect that works with homebuyers to create a unique, specifically designed floor plan. He also has numerous, long-term working relationships with specially trained, premier Kansas City area subcontractors that bestow their talents and expertise into every facet from framing to flooring, cabinetry, windows and doors, electrical and lighting, appliances and landscaping, just to name a few.
In addition to the adjacent championship golf course, resort lifestyle amenities at Falcon Lakes include a beautiful community pool, tennis and basketball courts and a playground. Residents are also within minutes of major highway access, The Legends shopping center, Kansas Speedway, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Schlitterbahn Water Park, the Sporting KC soccer and Kansas City T-Bones baseball stadiums, and the new Cerner Corporation facility.
Families with children at Falcon Lakes attend schools in the award-winning Basehor-Linwood School District.
“At Falcon Lakes, prospective buyers will find a truly unique and beautiful community where the home of their dreams was designed and built completely from scratch to move-in ready,” Stallings said. “Our process is efficient, has fewer headaches, and is truly an enjoyable and rewarding experience for the homebuyer.”
For more information about Falcon Lakes, contact Jennifer Harvey with Reece & Nichols at 913-221-8863 or JustCallJenn@gmail.com. For Dreams & Design Building, contact Kevin Stallings at 816-427-5217 or DandDBuilding@gmail.com. You can also check out the community website at dreamsanddesignbuilding.com/falconlakes.htm or liveatfalconlakes.com.
Prices: Lot prices starting at $35,000, Home prices $350,000 to the $500,000s and up.
Location: Basehor, Kan., just west of Interstate 70 and K-7.
Directions: Interstate 70 west to US-40/US-24, exit 224; Keep right to go on US-73 North/Kansas-7; Turn left onto Hollingsworth and proceed to the model home at 4601 N 142nd St.