Water, tree views draw prospective buyers to historic Shawnee community

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The recent Fall Parade of Homes brought a flurry of activity to Kenneth Estates, including several homesite reservations and a sold home.

One couple, who reserved an expansive homesite in The Residences, told the community’s marketing team that they were drawn to Kenneth Estates because of the homesites, including the picturesque views.

“Water and tree views are getting harder to come by,” said Kerwin Holloway, who manages Kenneth Estates with Brian Andrew for ReeceNichols Real Estate. “We have some truly incredible options throughout Kenneth Estates.”

Inside Kenneth Estates, prospective buyers can choose from speculative homes and homesites in three different neighborhoods. In The Cottages, single-family villa homes offer the convenience of maintenance-provided living with prices from the $500,000s. In The Manors, single-family homes on walkout, daylight and level homesites are priced from the $600,000s. And in The Residences, larger homesites host distinguished custom homes priced from the upper $800,000s. Home styles include reverse story and a half, one and one-half story, and two-story plans, depending on a buyer’s needs.

A team of renowned local builders, including J.S. Robinson Fine Homes, JFE Construction, Olympus Custom Homes and Crown Builders, is hard at work as Kenneth Estates comes to life. Several speculative homes are underway in The Cottages and The Manors for occupancy starting in December 2021 and ranging into 2022. Sales activity continues a brisk, steady pace, and so far, nearly half of Kenneth Estates’ homesites are already reserved or sold.

“Now is the ideal time to get your name on your favorite homesite,” Holloway said.

Tucked along 71st Street between Quivira and Pflumm, Kenneth Estates is the new destination for exemplary new home construction in Shawnee. The history-filled property provides a rare opportunity for new homes inside the Interstate 435 loop, close to the shops, services and attractions of Shawnee yet surrounded by trees, water and carefully preserved green space.

Kenneth Estates is named for Kenneth Smith, who was renowned for his custom-built golf clubs coveted by golfers from Sammy Davis, Jr. to President Eisenhower. At one time, the property hosted a 9-hole golf course where Smith’s famed clients could try out their new golf clubs. Several of the course’s natural features were preserved for Kenneth Estates, including two large ponds and 20 acres of dedicated greenspace. A network of walking trails connect the three communities of Kenneth Estates and creates scenic paths through the community, giving homeowners a chance to immerse themselves in peaceful, scenic surroundings.

And just outside this enclave, a prime location puts homeowners in the heart of Shawnee. Schools, shopping and attractions like Tomahawk Hills Golf Course and Shawnee Mission Park are all nearby. Plus, easy access to I-435 and I-35 helps residents get to other destinations throughout the Kansas City area in just minutes.

Kenneth Estates residents will notice another remarkable feature of the community: the original Smith family home, a stone house that dates back to the late 19th century. Holloway said plans call for the home to be renovated and turned into a residence, preserving another piece of this community’s storied history.

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. While you explore Kenneth Estates, don’t miss the display of Kenneth Smith golf clubs in the sales office. Then, find your dream home in the same place where Kenneth Smith built the life of his dreams.

Kenneth Estates

Prices: Single-family villas and single-family homes from the $500,000s

Location: 7119 Westgate St., Shawnee, Kansas

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

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

Web: www.KennethEstates.com

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