The award winning home is available in the lush Shawnee Historic Community

JFE Construction's Summerfield floor plan has been completed and ready to go!  The one-story reverse home, priced at $989,900, is ideal for entertaining with ample living space inside and out.

JFE Construction’s Summerfield floor plan has been completed and ready to go! The one-story reverse home, priced at $989,900, is ideal for entertaining with ample living space inside and out.

Spring is in full bloom throughout the Kenneth Estates, a picturesque Shawnee community that combines historical roots with a rare opportunity to find new construction within the loop of Highway 435.

Kenneth Estates is named after Kenneth Smith, who was best known around the world for the bespoke golf clubs coveted by golfers from Sammy Davis Jr. to President Eisenhower. At one point the property hosted a 9-hole golf course where popular Smith clients could try out their new golf clubs.

Many of the path’s natural features have been preserved for the Kenneth Estates, including two large ponds and 20 acres of designated green space. A network of walking trails connect the three neighborhoods of the Kenneth Estates and create scenic paths through the community, giving homeowners a chance to immerse themselves in quiet, picturesque surroundings.

“Getting water views and trees in many Kansas City area communities is getting more and more difficult,” said Kerwin Holloway, who markets Kenneth Estates with Brian Andrew for ReeceNichols Real Estate. “We have some really great options all over Kenneth Estates.”

Now, Kenneth Estates is also home to award-winning floor plans. During the recently concluded Spring Parade of Homes, one of Parade’s first entries in the community received a Gold Award in Show Choice and 2nd Place in Featured Plan and Design.

The furnished, ready-to-move-back bungalow, built by JFE Construction, features four bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a layout that Holloway said is “ideal for entertaining.”

“The house offers plenty of space, both inside and out,” Holloway said. “The covered deck includes a fireplace to help maximize outdoor recreation opportunities.”

Other features of the house include a spacious breakfast area with a high vaulted ceiling and an attractive relaxation room in the basement complete with an eye-catching wall and stone pillars. Delicate, polished details appear throughout inside and out, including a striking front elevation that effortlessly combines accents of stone, wood, and wrought iron. The home is priced at $989,900 and is located at 7217 Richards Dr.

Or tour the two floors of JS Robinson Fine Homes, complete with four bedrooms and four bathrooms and priced at $745,425. The welcoming foyer offers a flexible adjoining space that can easily be used as an office, dining room, library, or whatever you like. The already open main level is made more spacious with 10-foot ceilings, and convenient features such as a large pantry and built-in boot bench add function to the livable design. The second level includes the owner’s suite and three additional bedrooms. The lower level includes more than 600 square feet of finished space and can be built to add more living space as needed. Visit the home, currently in the framing stage, at the 7250 Richards Dr.

Wherever your explorations within Kenneth Estates take you, you will be instantly enchanted by the green surroundings of the community and Johnson County’s prime location. Tucked along 71st Street between Quivira and Pflumm, this history-packed property is close to the shops, services, and attractions of Shawnee but surrounded by trees, water, and carefully kept green spaces.

A visit to Kenneth Estates also gives you a chance to experience each of the community’s three neighborhoods. Exclusively available at The Residences, spacious estate-sized spaces are the perfect backdrop for a custom built home. The current home location inventory includes exit locations and dead ends, as well as a specified number of home locations back to water or trees. Homes at The Residences are priced from $800,000 up and, as previously mentioned, buyers are welcome to work with outside builders pending developer approval.

Elsewhere in Kenneth Estates, potential buyers can choose from homes and locations in two additional neighborhoods. At The Cottages, townhouse villas offer the convenience of maintenance-friendly living with prices starting at $500,000. And at The Manors, single-family homes at exit, daylight, and home locations are priced at $600,000. House styles include reverse and half story, one and half story, and two story plans, depending on the buyer’s needs.

A team of renowned local builders, including JS Robinson Fine Homes, JFE Construction, Olympus Custom Homes and Crown Builders, are working hard as Kenneth Estates comes back to life. Several speculative homes at The Cottages and The Manors are underway for occupancy throughout this year.

At The Cottages, two reverse bungalows from Crown Builders are still under construction and only 10 sites remain. At The Manors, there are seven speculative homes under construction, a mix of one-story, one-story and two-story reverse layouts. Throughout the Manors, 20 of their habitat remain. Olympus Homes will soon begin construction of a residence home that will be available for purchase.

“Now is the perfect time to get your name on your favorite home site,” Holloway said. “We have sold out half of our available home locations and there are some great locations left. Interested buyers are advised to act quickly!”

It’s hard to imagine leaving the idyllic surroundings of the Kenneth Estates, but the surrounding Shawnee location is just as inviting as the community itself. Schools, shopping centers and attractions such as Tomahawk Hills Golf Course and Shawnee Mission Park are close to the hotel. Additionally, the ease of access to I-435 and I-35 helps residents get to other destinations throughout the Kansas City area in just a few minutes.

The community sales office, located on Westgate Street in The Cottages, is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Discover the home of your dreams and add a new chapter to the legacy of this storied community.

Kenneth Estates

the prices: Standalone villas and single family homes start at $500,000

location: 7119 Westgate Street, Shawnee, KS

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; Noon until 5 pm on Sunday.

Contact: Kerwin Holloway or Brian Andrew, ReeceNichols Real Estate, 913-340-3962


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