Five units have been soldso far in Townhomes atBuckley Court, a 22-unit infill housing development in Downtown Overland Park, since construction wrapped up in June. 'We have been very encouraged by the sales and have received very positive response from our visitors,'
said John Foudray, director of development for Regions LLC, the developer of Townhomes at Buckley Court. 'People have been impressed by the architectural style, the quality of the construction, and the high level of standard finishes. And the fact that you are just two
blocks away from shopping,dining and the farmers market makes the project even more appealing.'
With the look of brownstones, Buckley Court is a new housing community that offers energy-efficient and wellappointed homes in an environment
where people are not so dependent on their automobiles. Two furnished models are now open and ready for visitors in Townhomes at Buckley Court, a maintenanceprovided community at 78th and Conser streets.
'The project offers the perfect blend of location, luxury, lifestyle and low operating costs,' he said. 'This project was created for people
who wanted to drive less, live in a quality, luxurious home,and have lower long-term maintenance and energy costs. Nowhere else in Johnson County can you get a higher valued downtown living experience.
'We have sold all of our smallest units, generally by people taking advantage of the first-time home buyers tax credit. Buyers for our larger units are generally people who have homes to sell, so we anticipated those sales coming along slightly slower.
To help encourage buyers,discounts from $3,000 to $6,000 are being offered on all units. We want to keep the ball rolling.'
Buyers have two price points in which to choose from in Townhomes at Buckley Court:
• The Avalon and The Savoy are 2 1/2-story town homes with a two-car garage and approximately 2,200 square feet of living space.
These homes have either two or three bedrooms and 2 1/2
baths and are priced in the $280,000s to just over $300,000.
• The Delmar is a reverse 1 1/2-story “walk-up” plan with
a two-car garage and about 1,850 square feet of space. The
plan, which has two bedrooms and two baths, is priced at
$223,000. A great feature about the Delmar unit is that
the master bedroom suite is on the first level and you can walk
in from the garage with no steps, making this unit very
desirable to those concerned with aging in place.
High-quality features that come standard in these homes
are wood floors, crown molding, stainless steel appliances,
solid surface countertops,designer fixtures, 9-foot or
vaulted ceilings, and programmable thermostats.
'Due to the higher density of an infill project, we took a
great deal of time to utilize every square foot of the site
and the homes,' Foudray said.'We created storage out of
areas that most builders just cover up. And we took pains to
'right size' each room to provide practicality, yet not build
more space than people really need.'
All homes in Townhomes at Buckley Court have received the Energy Star® Certification for their energy-efficient construction. Energy-saving features include 2-by-6 exterior wall construction, double-pane Low-E windows, and heat pumps for heating and air conditioning. Compared with
standard homes, Energy Star® homes use substantially less energy for heating, cooling and water heating, which adds up to thousands of dollars in savings long-term on utility bills. 'As energy costs increase, the savings will be even more significant,' Foudray said.
Townhomes at Buckley Court, built by Neighbors Construction Company Inc.,has also incorporated sustainable materials such as brick,
cement fiberboard siding, aluminum handrails and 30-year roofs into the homes, to keep maintenance costs lower in the future. 'Once you get here, your operating costs will be lower than in a single-family home,'
he said.The Buckley Court project is located in Overland Park's
Historic Downtown Neighborhood District. Regions LLC and architectural
firm Gastinger Walker Harden designed Buckley Court in compliance with the district's guidelines, which encourage a variety of housing options and a walkable lifestyle that supports downtown businesses. Townhomes at Buckley Court is also consistent with Overland Park's Vision Metcalf plan to revitalize commercial, residential and retail growth along a nine-mile stretch of the city's main corridor from Interstate 35 to 123rd Street.
Just a short walk away from Townhomes at Buckley Court are the Overland Park Farmers Market, the Matt Ross Community Center, and several
dining and shopping options. Within the community is 'Central Park,' an area with a picnic table, bench and barbecue grill, where residents can
gather, relax or entertain. The combination of amenities and price points makes Townhomes at Buckley Court attractive for any lifestyle —
whether it's single professionals, retirees, empty nesters, or families with children. The community is located within the Shawnee Mission School District. When prospective buyers walk through and comment,'You have thought of everything,'it gives us a great deal of satisfaction,' Foudray said.
The town homes are in various stages of completion on the interior, and buyers still have the opportunity to select their own colors and finishes if they want. Homes association dues range from $136 to $200 a
month, depending on the size of the unit, and cover exterior maintenance and trash pick-up.
Models are open from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Reece & Nichols is
marketing the development. For more information, call (913) 322-6015 or visit www.buckleycourt.com.