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Kansas

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy exclaims, “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Todo!” This, of course, refers  to Kansas’ physical location in what has been termed, Tornado Alley. The legendary Chisholm Trail is much more than some fictional roadway in an old cowboy Western. The trail informally connected the cattle yards of Texas with those outside Kansas City. This was the route by which cowboys moved herds, but the trail also became a route for people heading West during the mid to late 1800s.

A trend is afoot to give the state soil a name. Kansas chose the name, Harney Silt Loam, to describe the top layer of earth. According to the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service, the soil combines the best soil attributes to support the predominantly grain-centric agricultural economy. And, in fact, there is a reason that grain naturally grows so well in the prairie states: the already grassy plains break down the surface of the soil over time; what is left is a beautiful and loamy layer that is well suited to supporting the needs of a wide range of grain crops. Most of the larger cities are in Eastern Kansas, which tends to be surprisingly hilly and has more trees and water than other parts of the state

 
$1,596,000
Wichita Lake Living

Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas


Extraordinary opportunity to live in Wichita's only gated boating community! With it’s contemporary architecture and open floor plan featuring 30+ feet of sliding glass doors overlooking Pier 37’s 50 acre boating/skiing lake, a floating staircase and what will be a stunning 30 foot wall of stone (brick? Concrete?) this custom home is being built with ‘Wow” factors galore. Modern black steel double doors welcome you into the impressive great room. High ceilings, a wall of windows and a floating stairway frame the huge open space. The kitchen will include an over-sized curved island, double ovens, gas stove top and a large pantry plumbed for a full sized refrigerator. 21' mud room with lockers, 2 closets, a desk and a large window for natural light welcomes your family home and keeps everyone organized. The main floor also includes the 17' x 14' master bedroom with fabulous lake views, a 10' built in dresser, double vanities, a claw foot tub and walk through tiled shower and incredible master closet with a built in dresser in the center. A main floor office or additional bedroom with walk in closet is conveniently located on the main floor as well as a full bathroom for those coming in off of the lake. All in all this home has 8 bedrooms all with walk in closets and 8 bathrooms. You will find flex spaces at every turn including a 62 x 27’ sport court with turf; the perfect size for a regulation college batting cage, a movie theater in the basement, 2 laundry rooms and a huge loft area upstairs with its own exit ideal for a future in-law suite area or overflow storage. The home is currently at sheetrock stage with cabinets & doors currently being installed & if you act fast you will have the opportunity to chose the selections to finish this fabulously unique home to your own taste! Current price does not include any finish in the basement beyond current stage which is sheetrock & diagonally cut concrete flooring. Front exterior picture is a rendering with shutters & lights added. TAXES ARE BASED ON PARTIAL COMPLETION. CALL AGENT FOR FEATURE SHEET LISTING ALL ADDITIONAL AMENITIES! PRICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS HOME IS BUILT AND FEATURES ARE ADDED. Home is designed for a walk out level pool, not included in the finished price. WichitaLakeLiving.com

Kelly Watkins , JP Weigand

0.03 ACRES
8 BEDROOMS
8 BATHROOMS
9513 SQ FT
 
$669,000
Wichita Lake Living

Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas


You'll love the contemporary flare of this 5 bedroom, 6 bath home in the coveted Emerald Bay neighborhood. Best of both worlds with a very open floor plan yet still offers a formal dining room which is harder to find in most open concepts. Wood floors & high ceilings throughout the main living areas. Large island kitchen with eating space overlooking Emerald Bay 100 acres of boating/ skiing lake. Terrific split bedroom plan that boasts a private bath for each bedroom plus a 1/2 bath for guests. Finished walk-out basement with wet bar ideal for all of the entertaining you'll do in your new lake home! The spacious basement also includes 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and ample storage. Ideally situated on a cul-de-sac street for low traffic and on the south side of the lake offering wide open North views of the large portion of the lake. Emerald Bay's 100 acre lake allows waterskiing, jet ski's, pontoon boats, swimming and fishing. Due to the layout of the lake which includes a large wake area, a smaller wake area and many non-wake coves time on the lake is never an issue. The neighborhood also features a neighborhood pool and clubhouse which can be used by residents for birthdays, graduation parties etc. Emerald Bay is located off the beaten path yet in Maize School district and just minutes from New Market Square w/ dining & shopping options galore & 5 min from HWY96 to get anywhere in town. Come take a look today and get settled in before summer! WichitaLakeLiving.com

Kelly Watkins , JP Weigand

0.37 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
4200 SQ FT
 
$665,000
Wichita Lake Living

Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas


Never-ending scenic lake views out most of the windows in this 5 bedroom 5.5 bath home in the sought after Emerald Bay Estates Neighborhood. The front exterior features a stone and brick facade, shutters, well maintained landscape and a side load garage. Inside the open floor plan boasts beautiful wood floors, a formal dining with a stone pillar to separate the space while keeping the floor plan bright and open. Rich warm woodwork along the fireplace wall with custom built ins and wall of windows galore. Fantastic kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances, a large 2 -tierd eating island and bayed informal eating space overlooking the lake. A drop zone off of the back door leads to the walk through pantry; ideal for coming in with arms full of groceries! Split bedroom plan, bathrooms for each of the bedrooms and 1/2 bath for guests. The master bedroom suite does not disappoint w/ great water views, a beautifully tiled bathroom with double vanities and a separate tub and walk in tiled shower plus a spacious walk in closet. If you can pull your guests in from the lake they will not want to leave the basement family room and entertaining area. Super cool rounded bar is ideal for entertaining and again features granite all around. 2 split bedrooms in the basement ideal for teenagers and/or guest rooms. Emerald Bay features 100 acres of lake with 1 mile of sandy beach all around. While this home does not come with a dock you can add your own, anchor your boat or jetski along your own beach or just forgo your own watercraft and jump on the neighbors! Fishing, swimming, pontoon boats, water ski boats and jet ski's are all allowed as are campfires on your beach! It's hard to beat the idea of friends and family spending time together enjoying all that a lake neighborhood like this has to offer! WichitaLakeLiving.com

Kelly Watkins , JP Weigand

0.29 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
4322 SQ FT
 
$463,000
Wichita Lake Living

Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas


Here's your chance to live in the sought after Ridge Port lake neighborhood! Ridge Port is located in Maize school district in NW Wichita and is surrounded by a 40 acre lake and 1 mile of sandy beaches. ~Yes in Wichita! The lake allows fishing, swimming, jet ski's, boats and waterskiing. This beautiful home features 5 bedrooms plus an office, 4 1/2 baths, a formal dining room, an open floor plan & high ceilings. The abundance of windows allows lots of sunlight and lake views galore. Split bedroom plan (great to give families a little privacy), updated kitchen, master bedroom with separate vanities, a corner tub and tiled shower & large closet, plus 2 additional bedrooms and a 1/2 bath round out the main floor. The full finished walk out basement is ideal for entertaining with a large family room, game room and wet bar as well as 2 more bedrooms, an office & plenty of storage space. With a full price offer the sellers will leave the TV and sound system in the kitchen and master bedroom, an amplifier for the sound system for the whole house audio, a weather station, work bench and potting bench and a grill station on the porch. The neighborhood also features a pool, park, basketball court and beach volleyball & picnic areas along the beach. This is currently the only home for sale in the neighborhood so don't wait! WichitaLakeLiving.com

Kelly Watkins , JP Weigand

0.29 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
4207 SQ FT
 
$629,900
Wichita Lake Living

Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas


Better than new! This 2 year old Beach Chic home built by Nies has all the 'Wow' features of the newest homes on the market with the convenience of already having extensive landscaping, a level fenced backyard, an oversized well maintained sandy beach and sea wall. Up your entertaining game from the comfort of your large upper deck or walkout patio with well thought out landscaping that’s set up perfectly for fun with friends and family, all while taking in the gorgeous lake view from the most sought after cove in Emerald Bay. The expensive task of installing high quality custom window treatments has been completed for you and includes quick release blackout shades in the master bedroom, plantation shutters on all front facing main level windows, and custom built in blinds in the five additional bedrooms and a bathroom. Bright neutral colors and up to the minute design features in luxury lighting and ceiling fans plus high end hardware and solid surfaces throughout the home. Open floor plan with split bedrooms and a convenient Jack and Jill bathroom on the main floor plus a roomy bonus bedroom that could be a perfect playroom upstairs. The full finished lower level won the 2017 Parade of Homes "Best Basement" award and features a large open space for entertaining, an elegant wet bar with beveled glass backsplash, leather finish granite countertop, and impressive views of the lake and outdoor patio area. Bedrooms 5 & 6 are located downstairs and both have walk in closets, attached bathrooms, and large windows that showcase the sparkling waterview. Show off these elegant spaces to guests, provide more privacy for teenagers, or claim them as your own spacious offices. Pride in ownership and attention to detail are evident in this immaculate, must-see lakefront stunner. The home is located in a quiet, no wake cove that’s safer for lake activities right off your own beach. Enjoy fun-filled days on the water and sunset cruises with welcoming neighbors in one of the most social communities in Wichita. Emerald Bay's 100 acre lake allows skiing, jet skiing, fishing and includes a neighborhood pool & clubhouse. In addition to offering a luxurious lakeside lifestyle, this home in West Wichita provides easy HWY access to anywhere in town, is just a few miles from New Market Square featuring shopping & restaurants galore & is situated on a cul-de-sac lot with minimal traffic out front .WichitaLakeLiving.com

Kelly Watkins , JP Weigand

0.31 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4005 SQ FT

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