A place to write your life story

Tucked away from the city and nestled amidst the backdrop of ponds, twisted oak trees and wooded glen, this beautiful home stands regal. Certainly not your typical cookie cutter house, The Silverton, located at 509 Wilds Parkway in Greenwood, is part of the new development off 150 Highway, and adjacent to James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife area, called Woodland Trails.

With 2,650 square feet, this beautiful home has plenty of room to create the type of living space you want for your family. The grand open entryway and circular staircase is what first captures your eye, however, the beautiful view of the ponds and woodlands that can be seen from any room in the home is what captures your heart.

Jim Riffe, a third generation housing developer and builder, has a passion for blurring the distinction between the indoors and outdoors; and it shows in his development technique. Woodland Shores, Lee’s Summits premiere lakeside luxury community was also developed by Riffe. Machelle, Jim’s wife, says years ago they chose to start developing in Jackson County because they feel it has the most beautiful topography in the area. Woodland Trails, formerly a golf course, also provides all the outside elements of spacious living.

“We love to capture a lot of green space and use it to create a park-like environment,” says Machelle. “That’s why we kept the terrain unchanged and converted miles of cart paths into paved walking and bike trails for residents to enjoy.”

Along with all the green space and walking trails, this five-bedroom home with its grand entrance and elegant finishes will be a wonderful place for a family to make life memories. The kitchen is an entertaining venue with its granite counter tops, kitchen island, hardwood floors, breakfast room and formal dining area. A bedroom with a full bath is tucked behind the kitchen area, great for an office space or in-law quarters that flow onto the covered deck on the back side of the home. With the arched features, going from room to room becomes almost seamless.

The circular staircase to the second floor is decorated with sculptured carpet that is complimented with a feature wall of board and batten. On the second floor is the master bedroom and bath with recessed ceiling and full bath, three more bedrooms; one set featuring a California bath and the other with its own full bath. The walls of the home are painted in warm neutral colors. The laundry room is also located on the second floor and although most of the bedrooms are on this floor, due to the spaciousness of the home, there still is an element of privacy to each room.

The Silverton plan is located in phase one of this expansive acreage along Big Creek just south of Lee’s Summit. With 500 acres for the estate homes, there is plenty of room to have privacy and still enjoy a sense of community. When completed, the community will have an athletic field, a resort-style swimming pool, sand volleyball, a creative play area and much more.

Built by JFE Construction and listed by Keller Williams Realty, visitors may tour the home Thursday and Fridays from 1 – 5 p.m., or Saturday and Sundays from noon – 5 p.m. For more information, visit 816.264.0064 or visit Woodland-Trails.com.