While John and Sandy Jungk happily split their time between Kansas City and Florida, they found it increasingly difficult to maintain their local abode.
“The upkeep of our home in Missouri was ridiculous,” John recalls, “so we started to look around for a new place, and Rodrock Development’s Cottages at Woodridge was one of the first communities we looked at.”
The forward-thinking couple wanted plenty of living space on one level—with no stairs—and plenty of storage. Thankfully, the Cottages at Woodridge delivered all this, and more. The European-style village is filled with enchanting cottages, friendly neighbors, and a centrally located living experience like no other. Situated just north of the thriving 135th and Metcalf corner, the Cottages is like a world onto itself.
Designed by one of Kansas City’s most gifted architects, Wolfgang Trost, the ranch-style homes feature elegant arched entryways and windows, cathedral ceilings, extra-wide doorways, two-car garages, and solariums opening onto beautiful patios. These 2- and 3-bedroom plans—which include a partial basement for storage needs—range in price from $320,950 to $420,950.
The couple purchased the Middleshire plan, and the two couldn’t be more pleased with their choice. “The Cottages gave us storage we haven’t even used yet, and the floor plan is spacious and very similar to our home in Florida in square footage,” John continues. “So we’re finding ourselves very comfortable with our new arrangement. And, we know we had good quality builders that stand behind their product.”
Nestled on a private street, the Cottages face an English-inspired courtyard graced by a gazebo, verdant interior green spaces, and attractive landscaping. As a maintenance-provided community, building exterior, lawn care, landscaping, sprinkler systems, and snow and trash removal are all managed for a very competitive monthly fee.
“The maintenance-free aspect is important to us,” John continues, “since we know in five or six years we’ll be back here fulltime and won’t want to be saddled with the outside upkeep and lawn care.”
“Our homeowners enjoy a truly carefree lifestyle,” Leslie Young, the community manager, adds. “Their homes are full of light and beautifully detailed. This village is an absolute gem.”
The other aspect the Jungks love is the ideal locale. “Location wise, we’re surrounded by restaurants, theatres, grocery stores, and more. It’s just very convenient to be here, plus we’re closer to our grandchildren and kids.”
The Cottages are in the midst of vibrant growth at the moment, with 12 new spec homes under construction. “Five are at sheetrock stage with a completion date of mid-July, while five more at framing stage for a late summer or early fall completion,” Leslie continues. “Finally, we have three free-standing plans, which will be finished in the fall. Most of the homes are at the perfect stage so homebuyers can make all the décor selections, including paint, tile, granite, lights, and appliances. Buyers can put their own unique touch on their homes and make them truly theirs!”
Five of these home sites are situated on the north end of subdivision, each with room for a private patio area. “These are among the best lots in the subdivision!” Leslie says.
A prime location, award-winning designs, and a lack of maintenance—what more can a homeowner ask for? The answer, John says, is fabulous neighbors.
“We’ve met our neighbors, and everyone is so friendly. They’re emailing and calling us, even when we’re in Florida. We’ve gone to several block parties, and it’s a really great group of people. It’s been very easy. When you move into a new community, it can be difficult to break into an established group, but that’s not been the case here at all. We’re really enjoying the Cottages.”
“These neighbors love to spend time together,” adds Leslie. “They often get together in the center courtyard, gather to play cards, or plan meals out at the fabulous surrounding restaurants. They go shopping at Corbin Park, explore Prairie Fire, and more. It’s an active, welcoming group. This village is a vibrant, rare find right in the heart of Johnson County.”
Cottages at Woodridge
Location: 132nd St. between Metcalf and Antioch in Overland Park
Prices: Homes from $320s-$420s
Contact: Leslie Young, 913-313-7737, email@example.com
Cottage Hours: Please call for an appointment, no on-site sales office