There’s no doubt a home’s exterior is a statement, the focal point that creates an immediate first impression. Yet inside a home is often where the magic happens, especially in Cottonwood Canyon, where builders work tirelessly with homeowners to bring to life the customizations that turn a floor plan into a dream home.
One such example? Builder Bruce Rieke of B.L. Rieke Custom Homes worked with a Cottonwood Canyon resident to add a gym to the home’s lower level. A gym is a fairly common addition to a home, but this particular gym features a full-sized boxing ring along with decor that mirrors the aesthetic of what Rieke described as “a vintage gym.”
Accommodating the boxing ring required some ingenuity on the part of the building team.
“The garage is on a suspended slab, and we lowered that portion of the basement’s floor lower than the rest of the basement so that we could fit the boxing ring,” he said.
Home customizations are becoming increasingly common as homeowners look to create the space that fits their particular needs and lifestyle, both now and in the future. Cottonwood Canyon’s builders are committed to not only delivering superior customer service, but also working with each homeowner to add the specific features or amenities they need. Increasingly popular requests include elevators, security or safe rooms, outdoor living areas and kitchens, wine rooms and accommodations for four-legged family members.
Once you create the home of your dreams, it might be hard to leave it! Yet the lush, idyllic setting of Cottonwood Canyon, which seamlessly blends natural terrain with Canyon Farms golf course, make it hard to resist a sunset stroll or a morning jog. And with low homeowner association dues ($150 monthly) that include snow removal, trash and lawn care, you’ll enjoy the convenience and peace of mind of a maintenance-provided lifestyle, giving you even more time to savor your surroundings — both inside and out.
Although winter weather inhibits time spent outside (especially on the golf course), there’s never been a better time to buy a home in Cottonwood Canyon and be ready for sun and fun throughout 2016. Prospective homeowners can select from 23 new home sites, including eight premier golf and lake home sites. Combine those unmatched locations with floor plans from some of Kansas City’s best builders, and prospective homeowners have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make their dream home a reality.
Cottonwood Canyon features homes priced from $450,000 to over $1 million from Starr Homes, Don Julian Builders, B.L. Rieke Custom Homes, Brown Midwest Homes, Curtis Befort Custom Homes and Prime Homes. Any of Cottonwood Canyon’s builders are happy to explore customization options and discuss the art of the possible, which, for them, can be a lot of fun.
“We’re seeing so much interesting stuff, including wine rooms with reclaimed barn timbers and lighting systems with 20 to 25 miles of wire that give homeowners complete control of their lighting,” Rieke said. “It’s fun — I’m building homes with features that I never thought I’d do.”
Prices: From $450,000 to over $1 million.
Location: One mile west of Interstate 435 on 95th Street/Prairie Star Parkway in Lenexa.
Hours: 12-5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday or by appointment.
Contact: Angie Ripley or Nita Criswell at 913-492-4444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.