Four new Parade homes showcase luxurious designs, exemplary views

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Cottonwood Canyon

This luxurious back porch overlooks the course at Canyon Farms Golf Club.
This luxurious back porch overlooks the course at Canyon Farms Golf Club.

This weekend marks the end of a favorite springtime tradition: the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s Spring Parade of Homes. In picturesque Cottonwood Canyon, prospective homebuyers have a chance to not only experience firsthand the community’s enviable views and lush surroundings, but will also get a chance to tour four newly built homes from some of Kansas City’s most celebrated builders.

Cottonwood Canyon’s Spring Parade of Home listings include:

A reverse 1 ½-story home from B.L. Rieke Custom Homes overlooks hole 15 of Canyon Farms Golf Club. Priced at $619,900, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home offers 3,500 square feet of living space that includes a formal dining room, a hearth area off of the kitchen, a sumptuous master suite and a second bedroom on the main floor. The lower level is complete with a wet bar and two bedrooms. (Parade entry #205)

Perched on a private lot that backs to the golf course, a reverse 1 ½-story home from Brown Midwest Homes is priced at $534,950 and includes a finished lower level with a larger living area that walks out to an enclosed patio to enjoy nearly year-round outdoor living. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home includes two bedrooms on the main floor and two bedrooms on the home’s lower level. (Parade entry #206)

Prime Homes features a reverse 1 ½-story home priced at $450,000 that offers an open design and backs to the golf course for a gorgeous view. The open floor plan is designed for convenience with two bedrooms on the main floor, as well as two lower-level bedrooms, a finished family room and wet bar. The home’s back patio is a perfect spot for entertaining against the lush backdrop of Canyon Farms. (Parade entry #207)

A reverse 1 ½-story plan from Starr Homes, priced at $979,900, offers 4,800 square feet of living space and a location overlooking the water. The open floor plan’s light, spa-like coloring creates a pleasing aesthetic contrast to warm, rich woodwork throughout the home. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home includes main-level living with a first-floor master bedroom and additional flex space that easily converts to a second bedroom or home office. (Parade entry #208)

Cottonwood Canyon is maintenance-provided and offers low homeowner association dues ($150/month) that include snow removal, trash and lawn maintenance. Future development will include a pool and neighborhood gathering area, completing the vacation-like retreat that’s just minutes from Interstate 435, the new Lenexa Civic Center and the Mill Creek Streamway Park.

The community also offers spectacular views of the adjacent Canyon Farms Golf Club, which was awarded Golfweek magazine’s “Best New Courses” when it opened. Coming improvements here include a new clubhouse. Members can join without an initiation fee until June 1.

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.

Cottonwood Canyon held the prestigious “Best Community” Gold Award from Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine in 2011 and 2012. BL Rieke Custom Homes, Starr Homes and Curtis Befort Homes have also won individual awards on several homes in the community from the Home Builders Association and Kansas City Homes & Gardens.

“We have been so successful here at Cottonwood Canyon because the neighborhood is very attractive to buyers looking beyond a huge amount of square footage, for a relaxing, tranquil, beautiful way of life,” said Angie Ripley, who markets Cottonwood Canyon with Nita Criswell. “Consider for a moment your all-time favorite vacation spot. What if you could have that relaxed, calm and balanced feeling every day, here in Kansas City, close to work, family and friends? This is what we are offering at Cottonwood Canyon.”

To learn more and secure your own prime view and convenient golf course access, visit or contact the sales staff at 913-492-4444 or

Cottonwood Canyon

Prices: From $450,000 to over $1 million

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

Hours: During the Spring Parade of Homes, April 23 through May 8, hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The Spring Parade of Homes is free and open to the public.

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