Million Dollar Living

Interest in luxury homes has increased since the pandemic — here's a look inside a few that sold in the Northland

The pandemic has increased interest in homes over a million dollars around the country, specifically in the Northland, as buyers from across the country and locally found the area a perfect place to work remotely but also a short drive from the new KCI airport. 

Candi Sweeney, real estate agent with Wolfe~Sweeney & Courtney, says buyers were looking for locations where they could vacation at home, homeschool their children, and have both parents working remotely. She says golf course and lake properties, along with homes having inground pools were a hot commodity, many disappearing overnight.

According to Candi, Heartland MLS showed that before the pandemic, only 8 homes sold for over $1 million in the area. 

"Since the shutdown of the U.S. economy in March 2020, 82 homes over $1,000,000 have sold or are under contract,” says Candi. “That is a dramatic difference as the market continues to have low inventory for homes in every price range.”

Here are just a few notable homes that have sold for over a million dollars in the Northland since the onset of the pandemic — and one that’s still for sale. 

13419 33 Highway, Kearney

Sold for $1,325,000

Acreage properties also became highly sought after for a location to escape to and be able to work anywhere. This 32-acre property in Kearney is gated with two ponds and features a paved driveway to this fabulous estate home. The outdoor kitchen, koi pond, and living space are peaceful and serene.

10000 NW 75th Street, Weatherby Lake

Sold for $3,000,000

Many are familiar with the Castle on Weatherby Lake built by Lance and Laura Welch. Attention

 to detail was important to the Welchs and building a magnificent home on the lake brought a lot of attention to this body of water. This incredible landmark was marketed by Sotheby's and sold in 2021. Many lakefront homes around the lake have been torn down with sensational structures taking their place. "The castle is a very special property and it was a thrill to represent the buyers on this purchase. They have big plans to make it their own!" says Candi.

6522 Turnberry Court, Parkville

Listed for $1,689,000

The National Golf Club of Kansas City skyrocketed with home sales. With two beautiful golf courses, a pool, tennis court, and pickleball courts, this location gave families a place to "vacation at home" since the shutdown. Many homes have sold with new construction finishing out all the remaining homesites. There are currently four beautiful Estate homes being marketed by Wolfe~Sweeney & Courtney, like this 7300 sq. ft. home on Turnberry Court built by Koehler Construction. This home features an infinity pool and sweeping views of forest and valley off the back deck. "The National has always been the premier Golf Course in the Northland," says Russ Wolfe, who has sold at The National for over 23 years.

6537 Ridge Road, Parkville

Under Contract for $1,695,000

Tom McDonough was the architect for this home at The National, built by Distinctive Homes. The contemporary style and fabulous golf front location made this home in demand, going under contract quickly. Almost every single one of the living spaces has a view of the golf course, including the back patio, which offers a view of 6 different golf holes.

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