The Spring Parade of Homes is a Kansas City tradition, offering homebuyers the opportunity to view the latest in new home designs and innovations from the area’s finest homebuilders, such as Tom French Homes. As one of the area’s most respected homebuilders, Tom French has been designing and building superior custom homes and maintenance-provided communities since 1978.
French has four entries in the 2016 Spring Parade of Homes, which runs daily through May 8, providing prospective buyers a wealth of options to suit their particular needs, desires and lifestyles.
The Cottages of Cross Point Creek, located in Lenexa within the mixed-use Lenexa City Center, offers a ‘New Urbanism’ lifestyle in a community of 30 Craftsman inspired homes. One villa home is complete and ready for a homeowner wanting immediate occupancy: the revised Chestnut plan, a reverse 1 ½ story, three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with two of the bedrooms on the main level. The large kitchen and dining area opens to the covered back deck, perfect for entertaining. 8543 Barstow is Parade Entry #210 and priced at $388,930. The remaining seven home sites have been carefully reconfigured to include two walkout lots, with a Chestnut plan under construction on one of the walkout homesites. Options for custom building are available, but hurry to take advantage of this great community and its convenient location. Situated at College and Montclaire Drive in Olathe, Gatewood Villas is a secluded, 21 homesite neighborhood where all of the stand-alone, maintenance-provided villas have walkout lower levels and back up to wooded greenspace. This community has easy access to K10 & K7 Highways, allowing homeowners to quickly get anywhere in the greater Kansas City area, Lawrence and Topeka. Three unique homes are ready for occupancy plus a fourth will be ready in June. The reverse 1 ½ story residences boast four bedrooms, three bathrooms, three-car garages, and 2,500 to 3,000 square feet of exceptionally finished living space that buyers come to expect from Tom French Homes. Prospective buyers can tour Parade Entry #224 - The Woodside – at 11113 S. Montclaire Drive. Prices range from $450,000 to $650,000.
“Gatewood Villas is more than amazing Tom French homes. It is a small unique community offering homeowners a serene lifestyle that allows them to decompress at the end of the day” stated Susan Hoskinson with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes.
For those desiring a luxury upscale villa environment, there is Tuscany Piazza Townhomes, located on 137th Street east of Mission Road in Leawood. This boutique community of only six reverse 1 ½ story homes features high end customizations, architectural detail, and the quality that has earned French numerous awards.
Buyers will also enjoy the picturesque Old World Tuscan flavor and flair with the beautiful entrance fountain, paver streets, stucco and stone exteriors, carriage doors and barrel tile roofs.
These homes provide a true lock-and-leave, maintenance-provided lifestyle. The HOA takes care of the roof, gutters, exterior paint, all landscaping, all lawn maintenance including the sprinkler system, driveway upkeep and repair, snow and trash removal and building insurance. Currently, two homes are available and are priced from the $670s. One of the homes has a convenient three-car garage and the other home has exceptional water views. Please tour Parade Entry #319 at 3114 W. 137 Street, Leawood.
One of Tom French’s newest and highly anticipated projects is the twin villa community Covington Court. Located at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe, the community features the successful and improved Alderwood plan, a beautiful reverse 1 ½ story design with three bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms and a two-car garage. A new plan, The Ensley, offers a similar open design but has two bedrooms on the main level. At this time, eight properties are under construction. These homes should be available in July and will be priced from the $340s. Contact the community agent for information regarding Parade Entry #209, located at 11588 S. Waterford Drive, Olathe. This home is still under construction and will be shown by appointment only.
Tom French Homes
▪ Cottages of Cross Point Creek – 87th Street and Penrose in Lenexa. Priced from the $380s.
▪ Covington Court - Just east of Kansas 7 at 115th Street and Lone Elm Road in Olathe. Priced from the $340s.
▪ Gatewood Villas - College and Montclaire Drive, just east of Kansas 7 in Olathe. Priced from the $450s.
▪ Tuscany Piazza Townhomes – 137th Street, east of Mission Road in Leawood. Priced from the $670s.
Hours: Contact agent for open house schedule or to set up a showing appointment.
Contact: Susan Hoskinson, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes, email@example.com or 913-484-2839.