Like many buyers relocating to the Kansas City area, timing was critical for Evan and Megan Krause, formerly of Rochester, Minn. They scheduled a whirlwind weekend to investigate communities in their preferred Overland Park destination, knowing a move back to their hometown was imminent in the fall of 2015.
The Krause family, which includes two-year-old Roy, wanted a community with easy highway access for daily commutes and a home equipped with an open floor plan suited for entertaining and room to grow, along with the convenience of main-level mud and laundry rooms. Home site requirements included an oversized lot backing up to a tree line, which they found in Rodrock Homes’ premier Summerwood community.
“We knew Rodrock Homes’ excellent reputation,” Evan Krause said, “so we started there. We we fell in love with the Larsen EX, a furnished model home in Summerwood. After finding the ideal home site in the community, we finalized the sale—all in 48 hours.”
Evan Krause, who works in commercial construction, was impressed with Rodrock’s seamless customer service from the beginning. “We met Rodrock’s vendors to do selections and they were very flexible with our intense timeline,” he said. “When an unexpected sub-surface issue of rock in the foundation came up, Rodrock didn’t charge additional fees to remedy the situation. Their Peace of Mind program was a huge selling point for me. Megan appreciated the built-ins, quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Overall, the entire experience was stress-free.”
Summerwood: Prime location, amenity-rich
Situated on rolling terrain in Johnson County, with more than 50 acres of common areas, Summerwood and Summerwood Estates boast a park-like feel enhanced by lush landscaping and more than two miles of meandering nature trails.
Discerning homebuyers, like the Krauses’s who moved into their new home in June 2016, have embraced the community’s bucolic setting and creative design. Located within the top-rated Blue Valley School District, with easy access to 69 Highway from the new 159th Street ramps, the exclusive neighborhood offers a classic lifestyle. Amenities include a private stocked fishing lake with fountain, kid-friendly sports court, zero-depth entry lagoon-style pool with cabanas, scenic views and spacious home sites.
“Summerwood is far enough away from the city to feel like a special escape, but is only a short distance from everything you need,” said Michelle Capek, Summerwood community manager and a Weichert Realtors Graham-Welch, LLC real estate agent. “It’s a rare chance to own in a home in a truly exceptional neighborhood.”
A striking community boasting a family-friendly environment with bountiful open spaces and close proximity to desirable schools is well deserved, Summerwood is a popular choice for buyers in the market to buy or build.
“Every element of Summerwood is well conceived,” said Angela Fitzgerald, Summerwood community manager and a Weichert Realtors Graham-Welch, LLC real estate agent. “It’s a picture-perfect location—much more than a home, it’s a way of living, and our generous amenities further showcase that.”
One of Rodrock’s 11 communities on the Fall Parade of Homes, tour goers can visit Summerwood’s three distinctive model homes. In addition, Rodrock’s parade entries features 16 other homes representing stylish, innovative floor plans.
Private retreat ambiance
Summerwood Estates, a jewel in Rodrock’s thoughtfully curated collection of new home communities, is in its final phase. Fall Parade visitors can see The Telluride by Rodrock, a custom, modern mountain-inspired residence that defines rustic elegance. The Artisan home is crafted with natural materials, including stone, quartz and reclaimed wood. The furnished model is highlighted by a dramatic interior and nestled on a cul-de-sac in a secluded setting.
Offering true retreat-style living, the one-of-a-kind property is available for immediate move-in. “This heirloom estate home defines the essence of artisan,” said Brian Rodrock, founder and CEO of Rodrock Homes.
Move in before the holidays
A variety of floor plans can be ready before the holidays, including a two-story with a walk out basement; two 1.5 story plans located on cul-de-sacs; and a new reverse style home. Buyers can still make color selections for many of the homes currently under construction. For buyers wishing to build, Summerwood Estates has 28 home sites available; Summerwood Estates has six.
Luxurious model homes available
Three beautifully appointed model homes are now for sale. All have upgraded features and designer finishes throughout —Chesapeake II, Hepton and Summerlin EX—are available for immediate move-in. Located on handpicked lots, the homes offer captivating views of the community’s green belt.
Make plans to tour Rodrock Homes 11 communities, including Summerwood and Summerwood Estates. Visit 19 entries by Rodrock Homes—pick up a parade guide for a map for more information. “Yesterday’s parade traffic was brisk, and we expect that to increase,” Rodrock said. “Shop early to secure your perfect home or home site to build. We look forward to welcoming you to our communities.”