Imagine starting the summer by moving into your dream home, giving you an abundant supply of warm days and long nights to enjoy lush, scenic surroundings and a full range of amenities that includes a swimming pool. In the Communities of River Ridge, a 240-acre community that blends new construction with established neighborhoods, two stately homes are now available for immediate occupancy in the community’s final phase.
Inside River Ridge, three distinct neighborhoods await: Sunset Hills at River Ridge, High Point Estates, and The Enclave of Sunset Hills. Although the community includes a significant amount of acreage, the neighborhoods are thoughtfully designed to be welcoming, not isolating. Large homesites effortlessly mingle with landscaping and an abundance of mature trees, creating a compelling aesthetic that makes for gorgeous views.
In The Enclave of Sunset Hills, the model home is available for sale, an enviable example of the craftsmanship, luxury and timeless designs that are a hallmark of River Ridge homes. Wheeler Design Custom Homes’ Monterrey floor plan, priced at $574,500, is a stunning five-bedroom, five-bathroom home on a prime corner cul-de-sac homesite that’s just shy of a half-acre. The interior offers approximately 3,600 square feet of living space, including a fully appointed kitchen that’s a cooking aficionado’s dream. The open floor plan and ample windows infuse the interior with natural light and a bright, airy ambiance. Upstairs, the master suite awaits, a soothing haven that includes a master bathroom with a huge tiled shower, soaking tub, his and hers sinks and built-in storage. Inside the master closet, numerous built-ins eliminate the need for a dresser and offer ample storage for clothing and accessories, while a strategically placed window offers natural light without compromising privacy.
In High Point Estates, Comerio Corporation offers a 1½-story four-bedroom, three-bathroom home for sale priced at $424,877 and available for immediate occupancy. The home includes approximately 2,600 square feet of living space and features a large great room with tall ceilings, a fireplace and an open concept, two bedrooms on the main level, two bedrooms upstairs, three full bathrooms and a main level laundry room. A spacious kitchen includes access to a covered patio, the perfect spot for an al fresco meal or entertaining.
For prospective buyers considering a longer move-in timeline, seven speculative homes are underway: six in The Enclave of Sunset Hills, and one in High Point Estates. Additionally, four homesites are available in The Enclave that back to new Overland Park winery Aubrey Vineyards, giving residents coveted vineyard and tree views from their homes. Each of the four homesites is private, wooded and walk-out.
One speculative home that’s under construction is an architectural masterpiece by John Stewart Custom Homes. The reverse 1½-story home is perched on a quiet cul-de-sac location and features four bedrooms – two on the main floor, two on the lower level. Dramatic features like octagonal ceilings in the foyer and over the breakfast area add interest to the inviting interior. Another unique feature is a suspended slab garage that offers additional storage space below, complete with a door and steps to access the outside. The home offers approximately 3,500 square feet of living space and is now on the market, priced at $605,000, with expected completion in about four months.
For buyers interested in creating a custom-built home, an award-winning building team that includes Tabernacle Homes, Parkview Homes, KBC Homes, Koehler Building Company, Wheeler Design Custom Homes, Comerio Corporation, Braklow Custom Homes, Bickimer Construction, Taylored Homes, James Engle Custom Homes, John Stewart Custom Homes, Reed Fuller Custom Homes and Krueger Homes is ready to help. Other builders are welcome with developer approval. Each offers a wealth of floor plan and interior and exterior design options to help buyers build the home of their dreams.
Although River Ridge has traditionally been considered a best-kept secret, word is spreading. In a testament to the community’s appeal, sales have been brisk, and the remaining homesites and speculative homes are expected to sell quickly. Now’s the ideal time to experience all that River Ridge has to offer, including an amenities package complete with a swimming pool, playground, tennis courts, volleyball courts and fishing ponds. Additionally, River Ridge’s prime Johnson County location puts homeowners within minutes of a wealth of shops and services and is served by the award-winning Blue Valley School District.
“Many people who visit are surprised how close River Ridge is to everything you need: highways, shopping, and restaurants at 135th Street and along 151st Street,” said Lettiann Southerland, who markets the community. “But it feels like it’s miles from the city. It’s peaceful here.”
For information, contact Lettiann Southerland at 816-898-5477.
Communities of River Ridge
Directions: From Interstate 435, south on State Line Road and continue south as it becomes Kenneth Road to community entrance at 162nd Terrace.
Hours: 12-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday or any time by appointment.
Contact: Lettiann Southerland at 913-681-2064 or 816-898-5477.