And whether you call it the ultimate shopping experience or a good excuse to lavish her in the latest luxuries, treating mom to a tour of some of Kansas City’s most innovative, award-winning new homes just might make this Mother’s Day her best one yet.
A post-brunch or pre-cookout tour is quick and easy. All of Rodrock Homes’ winning models are open within a one-mile stretch of each other near 159th Street, in a top-selling part of Blue Valley known as the Golden Mile.
Better yet, the homes themselves recently won gold and silver awards from Kansas City Homes & Gardens magazine for their cutting-edge furnishings and high-function floor plans. “Rodrock Homes really loads up their models,” says Reece & Nichols’ Senior Sales Executive Shannon Brimacombe, who often tours the homes with clients.
Each home is finished by Twigs Interiors, a nationally recognized, locally-owned design firm known for making bold use of color, texture, and shape to craft sophisticated yet comfortable interiors. Travels abroad and visits to national markets influence Twigs’ designers’ cutting-edge creations, explains Owner Lisa Mermis.
Artful objects like burlap-style curtains, river rock shower mosaics, grass cloth wall coverings, and even Mexican tile infuse each Rodrock home with special beauty. “We recently returned from the Kravet showroom in Chicago,” says Mermis, “and we saw loads of color.”
As a result, custom-mixed shades of citrine yellow, cobalt blue, and tangerine orange add punch to the crisp grays, warm whites and natural neutrals that underlie the models’ décor. “I love the design that Rodrock Homes puts into their models,” says Jessica Curtis, a mother of two who recently purchased a Hepburn II 2-story, which won silver from KC H & G for best home in its price range.
Like the model open for touring at Wyngate today, Curtis’ Hepburn II features a built-in kitchen buffet, a covered deck, a master suite with laundry access and dual head European shower, and a main level flex room perfect for a fifth bedroom or home office. “When I selected design materials for my own Hepburn, I brought photos of the models with me to my meeting with Twigs,” adds Curtis, who received free one-on-one design services from Twigs’ experts courtesy of Rodrock Homes.
But luxury-appointed models and free design services are just one part of the company’s mission to help busy homebuyers like Curtis see more and get more out of their homes.
Another part of the equation, say homeowners, is Rodrock Homes’ well-honed family-friendly floor plans. “We fell in love with the floor plan as soon as we walked in,” says Allison Thilges about Wyngate’s Lancaster III model open for touring today. “We love its overall flow, plus its big granite [kitchen] island,” says the new homeowner.
In all of Rodrock Homes’ communities, homebuyers can choose from over twenty of the company’s 2-story, 1-1/2, and reverse 1-1/2 story floor plans. You can also modify an existing plan or bring your own plans.
Shannon Brimacombe’s clients ultimately chose a Reverse 1-1/2 story Dillon similar to the model on display right now in Rodrock Home’s Summerwood. The sweeping, open 4 bedroom home features box beam and barrel vault ceilings, a see through fireplace, and access to a covered deck from both the kitchen and the master suite.
“My clients had been looking for many months, seen many homes, and they loved the Dillon,” says Brimacombe. “Rodrock Homes puts everything a family would want of need in a house.”
One of the company’s most popular homes, the Larsen II, is also open for touring today at Wyngate. The Larsen II won gold for best home in its price range and silver for its innovative interior design.
Its open main level features two fireplaces, a covered patio, and a gourmet kitchen with glass cabinetry and pendant lighting. Natural stone, an iron and leather dining room chandelier, and cowboy chic art pieces inspire its decor. Also included is a must-see lower level showcasing an 18-foot granite-topped bar area with custom cabinetry and stone pillars, a wall-size wine rack, and an adjacent movie screening room.
Homes range in price from the mid-300,000s to the mid 500,000s. More showcase homes ready for completion before next school year are available for touring on request. So this Mother’s Day, treat the woman who’s inspired you to a little inspiration herself. And even if mom isn’t able to tour the latest in home décor and design today, models are open seven days a week, with friendly, knowledgeable advisors always on-site.