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Tuscan design makes a comeback in new Barsto multifamily project

Barsto Construction officially broke ground on The Villas at Ridgeview Falls, a 237-unit luxury apartment complex on the northeast corner of 119th Street and South Ridgeview Road in Olathe.

Developed by J.A. Murphy Group based in Knoxville, Tenn., The Villas at Ridgeview Falls was designed by NSPJ Architects P.A. and will typify a highly detailed, large scale Tuscan Villa through traditional design elements. 

NSPJ brought the vision to life yet maintained "human scale" by using materials true to the original vernacular, according to a release. Visitors will be greeted by lush landscaping at the main entrance, with a single-story club/amenity center just off the main drive for easy access. The rooflines will be sloped to create the sense of a single-family home entrance, opening into a large courtyard that serves as the development's centerpiece.

Additional community amenities include private grilling areas, center pavilion, resort-style pool, fire pit, and fitness trail. Apartments will include large floorplans with luxury finishes, 9-to-10-foot tall ceilings, and 8-foot tall doors. 

Site preparation is underway with plans to go vertical in the first quarter of 2018 and the first units ready for occupancy in the fall. 

This is the third project for the team of Barsto Construction and J.A. Murphy Group, which recently completed the $32 million Metcalf Village Apartments at 162nd Street and Metcalf Avenue.


Upscale apartment project kicks off in Overland Park

Metcalf Village Apartments will soon be underway in Overland Park.

Metcalf Village Apartments will soon be underway in Overland Park.

A local development group is ready to bring 270 new upscale apartments to Johnson County. On May 12, JA Murphy Group and Barsto Construction will break ground on Metcalf Village Apartments. Located at 162nd Street and Metcalf Avenue, the $32 million project will consist of nine three-story apartment buildings with garages, a clubhouse, and maintenance building. The units will include a mix of unit sizes from one- to three-bedrooms.

The project amenities will include walking trails, an outdoor exercise area, grill and outdoor fireplace. A luxury clubhouse will include a cafe, fitness room and meeting areas, with an attached saltwater pool and outdoor patio and kitchen area.

Apartments are scheduled to be available to lease in spring 2017. Project partners include Mutual of Omaha Bank, BGO Architects, and Barsto Construction. The public is invited to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony on May 12 at 10 a.m.