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Bringing A Vision to Life

NSPJ’s commitment to collaboration creates mutual success in the next phase of the well-known community of Hallbrook.

Story by Ann Butenas

“The innovative design team of NSPJ Architects has played a key role in the finest luxury home community in our metro,” expressed Suzy Goldstein of Hallbrook Realty. “As Hallbrook East Village arrives, the classic, timeless designs of Rick Jones (Principal Architect) are combined with all the most-wanted features of 2020 to create a new neighborhood of luxury villas marked by charm, taste and the Leawood spirit.” 

The Hallbrook neighborhood in Leawood, Kansas has long been associated with luxury living. Located within this exclusive country club community, Hallbrook East Village is the third and final phase of custom designed, maintenance free villas. The French Normandy architectural design is established with the use of brick façades and tile roofs. NSPJ initially created three standard floor plans, which have frequently been modified by the owners to fit their needs and lifestyle. All of the villas are one-and-a-half story homes with main level living and the master suite situated on the main floor.

“This is a high-end subdivision featuring upscale materials, such as real brick, natural limestone trim and DaVinci Roofscapes,” noted Jones. “The community is concentrated yet offers appreciable privacy between each home.”

NSPJ has worked with Hallbrook and developer Matt Adam for many years so it was a natural choice to again go to NSPJ for the land planning, architectural, and the landscape architectural design of the next phase. Working closely with Hallbrook Realty, Matt Adam, and the city of Leawood, NSPJ was responsible for creating the initial floor plans, site layout of the homes, landscape design, entry monuments, and common park spaces integrated into the community.

“Our architects value the contributions we make and get us involved early in the process,” noted Katie Martinovic, Principal Landscape Architect, Vice President of NSPJ Architects. “Hallbrook East Village is an example of that.”

This community reflects a close collaboration between the architect, landscape architects and civil engineers to appropriately fit the small lot homes on the site and still ensure the value and success Hallbrook and NSPJ are known for. To meet the storm water management requirements, infiltration trenches were creatively used throughout the site to collect and filter runoff appropriately. The trenches were integrated into the landscape design to ensure they both function and look aesthetically appealing. Another constraint of the site was the gas line and large easement.  

“We turned the constraint into an amenity by creating a green space with benches, sidewalks, and landscaping for all residents to enjoy,”  Martinovic noted.

NSPJ also helped the developer establish strict design guidelines to ensure the exterior colors, materials, landscape, and even the lighting are cohesive & timeless throughout the community. Jones and Martinovic continue to review the design for each home to certify everything is in compliance with the original vision.

For more information on NSPJ Architects, visit them online at nspjarch.com or call 913.831.1415

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