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Introducing Two New & Exciting Luxury Maintenance Provided Communities from Tom French
Since 1978, Tom French has been designing and building custom homes and maintenance-provided communities in the greater metro area, and has a longstanding reputation as one of Kansas City’s most respected homebuilders.

The highly competitive real estate market in Johnson County has created a strong demand for maintenance-provided communities. French, a leader in building 'right-size' homes, has earned a stellar reputation for quality during his 36-year career and he won’t sacrifice that quality while making every effort to meet the current demand. Tom French is one of the few builders offering 'lock-and-leave' communities in Johnson County and his two new offerings, Tuscany Piazza Townhomes and Gatewood Villas, continue the tradition of excellence.

Located at 137th Street, east of Mission Road in Leawood, Tuscany Piazza Townhomes is a boutique community of just six reverse 11/2-story homes that feature the same high-end customization, architectural detail and quality that has earned French numerous awards as well as multigenerational clients.

Situated in two spacious tri-plex buildings, the Tuscany Piazza properties feature two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main level plus one bedroom, one bathroom and a recreation room on the lower level, with room to expand. Most of the homes offer three-car garages and encompass 3,300 to 3,500 square feet of living space.

Outside, prospective buyers will encounter a charming Old World Tuscan flavor and flair with a beautiful entrance fountain, paver streets and a picturesque pond that enhance the stunning stone and stucco exteriors, concrete Tejas Espana barrel tile roofs and carriage doors that are found on each home.

“Tom and Gayle French worked diligently on the design of these properties to give each homeowner the feel of living in a stand-alone home,” said Susan Hoskinson, who markets the development for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes. “Homeowners for these new exclusive properties will get the best of both worlds, an upscale, luxurious home with real lock-and-leave maintenance coverage that is usually only afforded to attached dwellings.”

The monthly maintenance fees cover building insurance; roof, gutter and downspout repairs; exterior painting; all water usage; weekly trash and recycling removal; driveway and privacy walk upkeep; snow removal and lawn maintenance.

Priced in the mid $700s, Tuscany Piazza Townhomes is one of the most highly anticipated luxury developments in Leawood. Construction has started and the first owners are expected to take possession of their new homes in approximately eight months.
The community of Gatewood Villas, located just off of College Blvd. east of K-7 Hwy, is offering 21 exclusive wooded walkout home sites on which homebuyers will create luxurious maintenance provided villas.

These reverse 1.5 story stand-alone villas offer four distinct floor plans with a choice of three or four bedrooms, three or four baths and three car garages. Each home features exceptional finished living space of 2,500 to 3,000 square feet. Front elevations feature stucco and stone, and homebuyers can choose from several elevation designs for each floor plan. The diversity of choices guarantees Gatewood Villas will be far from a “cookie-cutter” neighborhood.

All of the homes offer an open floor plan with a traditional entry, large great room with a vaulted ceiling, an ample dining area and a gourmet kitchen. Several arched openings, elegant trim details, expansive wood floors, a dramatic fireplace design and a rich color palette set the tone for a casual elegance expected in villa living. Window placement and outdoor living areas take advantage of the views afforded by the secluded, wooded home sites.

“These villa homes have so much to offer.” Hoskinson said. “We already have several interested buyers wanting to reserve home sites. So, if you’re interested at all, hesitating to call for information would not be wise.”

Gatewood Villas are priced from the $400s with affordable monthly HOA dues. These dues include Common grounds electric & water, mowing, spring/fall cleanup, tree & shrubs, sprinkler maintenance, weed & grub control and snow removal.

For reservation information, contact Susan Hoskinson with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Kansas City Homes at 913-484-2839 or shoskinson@kansascityhomes.com. To learn more about builder Tom French Homes and available properties, go to TomFrenchHomes.com or NewHomesKC.net.

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