If so, start at 161st Terrace and Quivira Road in Overland Park, where four sparkling new model homes await shoppers in Rodrock Homes’ family-friendly Summerwood and Summerwood Estates communities. On Spring Parade for the first time, the models showcase the latest in new home designs and amenities.
Tour them yourself and you’ll understand why buyers bought more homes in Summerwood and Summerwood Estates in the last two months of 2013 than in any other Blue Valley School District community. What makes Summerwood so special? On Parade and every day, here’s what you’ll see:
One of Blue Valley’s longest furnished model rows
Situated conveniently in a four-model row, a special selection of both 2-story and 1-1/2 story brand new homes greet Summerwood shoppers.
Finely crafted and specialized features like spiral iron staircases, box-beam ceilings, 2-story stone fireplaces, and extra large master suites with dual-head European showers come standard on many models.
Realtor Amy Williams says her clients fell in love touring Rodrock Homes’ Chesapeake model’s sweeping floor plan and main-level second kitchen. “They kept coming back to it,” explains the Keller Williams’ agent, whose clients are now building a Chesapeake of their own.
In addition to Rodrock Homes’ Chesapeake, Hepton, Shelby EX, and Lancaster EX models, Providence Homes’ reverse 1-1/2 story Annabelle is also furnished and open for touring. At just over 3800 square feet the extra-spacious Annabelle, complete with graceful curving stonework and a walkout covered deck and fireplace, makes entertaining easy.
Rare Custom Floor Plans
Summerwood also offers rare custom floor plans you won’t find anywhere else. Rodrock Homes’ new Raphael 1-1/2 story, now being built and sold in Summerwood Estates, was designed by renowned architect Scott Bickford, Owner of Kansas City’s Bickford and Company.
Bickford and his team fashioned the estate-style home to incorporate the latest in easy-living amenities. “People’s lifestyles and priorities are forever changing, and that means we change our home designs right along with them,” explains the architect.
As a result, the home created by Bickford’s team reflects a new focus on indoor/outdoor living, informal open spaces for entertaining, and extra-efficient storage. Rodrock’s three-decade legacy of development in Johnson County make partnerships with architects like Bickford a natural fit.
“I’ve known the Rodrock family for years,” says Bickford, “so getting the chance to work with Brian [Rodrock] is something I’ve been looking forward to for awhile.”
Homes to fit every timeframe
The strength and reputation of Rodrock Homes also means buyers enjoy another thing they won’t find everywhere else: homes ready for a wide variety of move-in dates. Amy Williams’ clients, for example, were in a hurry.
“They had to be in fairly quickly,” explains the realtor, whose homeowners were able to purchase their Summerwood Chesapeake already in a drywall stage. And by using Rodrock Homes’ in-house design center and free one-on-one design services, Williams’ clients quickly customized the Chesapeake to suit their individual tastes.
“The process has been very smooth,” says Williams. “Currently we have a selection of homes for sale to fit almost any timeframe,” confirms Summerwood Community Co-Manager Angela Fitzgerald. And if you’re not in a hurry, Summerwood’s selection of new home sites is at its best.
Selection of larger home sites
Because many of those sites are extra large, on cul-de-sacs, and backing to water views or green space, Blue Valley shoppers are clamoring to Summerwood. Measuring a half-acre, Summerwood Estate’s even larger sites are rare in the award-winning school district, where sites big enough to accommodate luxurious homes with sweeping exteriors and side-entry garages are dwindling quickly.
New state-of-the-art amenities
Making homes and sites in Summerwood even more valuable is something else: a brand new amenity park. Unlike many area neighborhoods, a paved exercise trail and nature park runs continuously throughout the community. The trail circles a stocked pond where families fish; it also runs by sport courts where kids play.
But no tour of Summerwood and the Estates is complete without a stop at its stunning new clubhouse. Opened just last year, its sophisticated design plays host to community parties and private gatherings. It also looks out on Summerwood’s extra large pool deck, where private cabanas, a zero-depth entry lagoon style pool with waterslide, and a soothing waterfall greet homeowners.
Best selection now
But if you are planning to visit Summerwood and Summerwood Estates, the best time is now. With the Spring Parade in full swing, homes and sites are selling fast. So take a quick drive soon–and tour Summerwood’s four furnished models before this Spring’s Parade is history.