Thanks to Rodrock Homes, Overland Park homebuyers now have one more option for luxury-living close in to the city.
The builder and developer’s recent acquisition of the Summerwood community, located just steps from 159th and Quivira, represents more than just another expansion in the company’s already substantial south Overland Park footprint.
For buyers, it means more and better home site choices than ever before.
In addition to its sought-after location and proximity to Blue Valley’s newest award-winning schools, Summerwood features something other nearby communities don’t: extended and estate-sized lots surrounded by an unprecedented abundance of green.
“It’s both a hub and a haven,” he explains. “It’s located next to Blue Valley’s top schools with quick access to Overland Park amenities, and yet homeowners say it feels like a sanctuary.”
Perhaps that’s because the majority of Summerwood home sites back to undisturbed fields dotted with native grasses and trees.
Serene and expansive, the sites make picture-perfect settings for the sprawling open home plans, covered decks, patios, and outdoor fireplaces that today’s buyers crave.
And while the number of large home sites available for purchase within the Blue Valley school district are dwindling, prices remain within reach. Estate-sized sites and homes in the neighborhood’s exclusive Summerwood Estates can be purchased for $750,000 and up, and Summerwood homes and sites begin at $450,000.
With nineteen homes in Summerwood Estates already occupied, a limited supply of just sixteen estate-sized sites remain.
In Summerwood, construction of twelve showcase homes is ongoing with more sites available for purchase.
Still, potential homebuyers may want to hurry. Despite its plentiful green space, only 212 total residents will get to call Summerwood home.
But fewer residents doesn’t mean Summerwood homeowners won’t get to enjoy the large scale, community-building amenities Rodrock Homes is known for; to the contrary, the planned zero-entry pool, luxury clubhouse, and looped walking trail will rival those found in more populous neighborhoods.
The value of Summerwood’s amenities, wide open spaces, award-wining schools and a locale close-in aren’t lost on Kent Welch, the Graham-Welch Co-founder who recently signed on with Rodrock Homes to promote the community.
“Summerwood’s Overland Park location, its Blue Valley schools, and its green space—you put all those together and it’s a recipe for success,” says Welch.
But because Rodrock Homes measures success in terms of customer satisfaction, the company is offering its customers the option of another nearby neighborhood in which to build the home of their dreams.
Which is why—less than a mile west of Summerwood along 159th Street—Rodrock Homes is also giving buyers a choice to build in Wyngate.
Also developed by Rodrock Homes, Overland Park’s Wyngate community is similar to Summerwood with its luxury amenities, close-in locale, award-winning Blue Valley schools, and starting home price of $450,000.
And while Wyngate home sites aren’t quite as expansive as those in Summerwood, the community’s kids enjoy a luxury their Summerwood counterparts don’t: the freedom to walk to school.
In addition to amenities like a swimming pool, clubhouse, and sport courts, Wyngate features a paved neighborhood nature trail connecting its community to Cedar Hills Elementary and Pleasant Ridge Middle School. From it, Wyngate children and parents can reach their schools within minutes.
Similar and yet different, Summerwood and Wyngate present Overland Park buyers with a sweet dilemma: the task of choosing between two great options.
“You’ve got two of the best new home communities sharing the best schools virtually along the same [159th] street,” says Rodrock, who’s built his business by giving clients plenty of options. “Between the two, you’re likely to find what you’re looking for,” he says.
But how to choose?
Jeff Reglin, Rodrock Home’s Chief Marketing Officer, suggests seeing for yourself.
“The bottom line is that folks need to come out and take a look at both neighborhoods and tour our furnished homes in Wyngate’s new model row,” says Reglin.
Industry watchers say the expanded model row, which opened just this spring and features homes available for immediate construction in both Summerwood and Wyngate, offers new home seekers one-stop shopping at its best.
“In recent years buyers haven’t had the choice to tour this many furnished homes at one time,” says Rosemary Vitale, Vice President of New Homes for Reece & Nichols, Wyngate’s chosen realtor.
Decorated by Kansas City’s award-winning Twigs Interiors design firm, the homes showcase the latest in both architecture and decor. Outdoor fireplaces, European double showers, wine closets, and paneled great rooms are adorned with the latest materials including river rock, grass cloth, silvery faux paint, and even tangerine-hued leather.
Undoubtedly, the fresh-faced homes will give potential buyers visiting Wyngate and Summerwood a lot to think about. “When you see it all together, it’s always exciting,” says Vitale, who adds, “Sometimes you have to see it, feel it, and touch it to be convinced.”