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October 21, 2019

After nine consecutive years of Parade entry awards, Starr Homes has earned the Gold Award for Pick of the Parade and first place for Distinctive Plan and Design in the  2019 Greater Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes. The winning model is our La Bella floor plan at 11707 W 163rd Court in Enclave Mills Farm in Overland Park.

With its hidden doors, immaculate garage with a built-in lift, and home theatre, this home was a crowd favorite during the Parade. Its 1-1/2 story floor plan has 5 bedrooms, including a main floor master, as well as 4 1/2 bathrooms. In addition, the lower level has everything you need to entertain guests or simply relax with family. The space includes a game and media area, a full bar with seating, as well as a spacious home theatre.

Beyond its beauty and finishes, La Bella is also impressive behind its walls. As with all Starr Homes, La Bella received a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating calculated by a third-party company. La Bella’s HERS Index Score of 49 means that its estimated annual energy use will total only $2,777. Compared to the average code-built home of the same size, this is an annual savings of $3,913. 

To achieve such a low HERS rating, Starr built this home with R-13 foundation walls, R-23 above-grade walls, and an R-50+ Radiant Barrier in the attic space. In addition, the La Bella has a 14 SEER air conditioner and a 95 AFUE natural gas furnace. These features certainly reduce energy consumption, but they also create a home that simply feels more comfortable. Learn more about Starr Homes’ energy efficient building practices.

Listed at $1,420,000, La Bella sold before the parade began. However, if you walked through this home and fell in love with it, let us know! Starr Homes can certainly develop your custom home with your favorite features of La Bella in mind. Reach out to us today to learn more about what can be accomplished.