Typically I don’t make it out south on my Tuesday tours, but this week I concentrated on viewing some larger homes in the Blue Valley school district, south of I-435. I viewed a giant in Hallbrook, a nice larger home on a golf course also in Leawood, but in a more modest subdivision, I viewed a cool designer home near Deer Creek (which I’m holding open this Sunday from 1-4), and then I saw a very special home. Word is, it was built by someone in the Sutherland Lumber company’s family. It’s all wood everywhere you look. Wood walls, wood ceilings, wood floors, wood beams. It sorta feels like you stepped into a Colorado lodge home. I think I would feel like I’m on vacation all the time if I lived here. There’s a big pool which has a portion of it that is covered and a portion in the sunshine. There’s a tucked-away hot tub. There are three pretty stone fireplaces, a big family room, a deck that spans the whole length of the house, a wall of sliding glass doors from the kitchen and living room out to the deck, a secluded little courtyard in the front… It’s a family house with lots of room to roam, but it’s cool and it even has a contemporary feel to it with some of the angles and the vaulted ceilings and the stone on the inside. It’s in a very nice neighborhood just off 119th and Nieman – and there is an open house this Sunday if you want to view it. Or feel free to call me for more info or a private showing!