New Befort spec planned at Cottonwood Canyon

Befort Construction is building this home in Cottonwood Canyon overlooking No. 15 green of Canyon Farms Golf Club.
Befort Construction is building this home in Cottonwood Canyon overlooking No. 15 green of Canyon Farms Golf Club. Submitted photo

The residential community of Cottonwood Canyon, one of the area’s premier residential subdivisions, continues to grow and attract homebuyers who desire a lifestyle, not just a house.

Situated just one mile west of Interstate 435 on 95th Street/Prairie Star Parkway in Lenexa and directly south of the Lenexa City Center development, Cottonwood Canyon encompasses two residential neighborhoods: The Lake and The Village. Prospective buyers can find homes in The Lake ranging from $600,000 to over $1 million and homes in The Village from $400,000 and up.

The development possesses several key characteristics. The first is evident the instant prospective buyers enter the property — the beautiful rolling hills, picturesque lakes, exposed rock walls and vast open green spaces.

Another big draw to the community is the wealth of distinctive design plans from some of Kansas City’s premier builders, including B.L. Rieke Custom Homes, Starr Homes, Don Julian Builders, Reed Fuller Construction, J.S. Robinson Fine Homes and Brian Rodrock of Rodrock Homes.

Among them is also Befort Construction. Curtis Befort has over 18 years of experience in the new home, remodeling and light commercial building industry. As a highly sought-after builder, he excels in his dedication to providing honesty, integrity and unparalleled customer service for each custom home project from start to finish.

One of the ways he accomplishes this is by using only the finest craftsman and suppliers coupled with a wide array of building components that create lasting functionality, energy efficiency and beauty.

Befort Construction currently has two spec homes under construction in Cottonwood Canyon. One very close to completion has a clean line, modern feel and overlooks the No. 15 green of Canyon Farms Golf Club, rows and rows of trees and a 40-foot high rock ledge. The views from this home are stunning, and so are the details on the interior, with an eye for luxury.

Befort’s home was a natural fit for this beautiful lot, No. 36, which has a price point starting right around $600,000. This home offers all granite, wood throughout the main living areas, expansive glass walls, commercial grade appliance packages, custom cabinetry, luxury wet bar packages and much more.

Befort also has experience with unusual building components that include 23-foot foundation walls, geothermal HVAC systems, backup electrical generators, galvanized, aluminum and copper guttering, icynene insulation, concrete and standing seam roofing, cork and specialty flooring, radiant floor heat, custom entry door systems, commercially glazed window systems, steam showers and dry saunas.

The Cottonwood Canyon community offers spectacular views of the adjacent, recently renamed Canyon Farms Golf Club (formerly The Golf Club of Kansas which only a few years ago ranked among Golfweek magazine’s “Best New Courses”). Coming improvements here include a new clubhouse.

According to Cottonwood Canyon developer Steve Hughes, whether one enjoys golf or not, the natural beauty, ambiance and tranquility derived from living in or near a golf course community plays an integral role in choosing where to live.

As a maintenance-provided community, the $150 per month homeowner association dues cover snow removal and complete lawn care. Future development will include more walking trails, a pool and cabana, and picnic area, which will bestow an even greater sense of community and appeal.

There are several new spec homes that are both planned and under construction at Cottonwood Canyon, and many of their amenity lots have been placed under reservation.

For information regarding Cottonwood Canyon, visit, or contact Angie Ripley or Nita Criswell at 913-492-4444 or at

Cottonwood Canyon

Prices: The Lake, from $600,000 to over $1 million; The Village, from $400,000 and up.

Location: One mile west of Interstate 435 on 95th Street/Prairie Star Parkway in Lenexa

Hours: 12-5 p.m. Friday through Monday or by appointment.

Contact: Angie Ripley or Nita Criswell at 913-492-4444 or