by James Engle Custom Homes




4 Bedrooms  |  3.5 Bathrooms  |  2934 sq. ft.

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The year was 1919. The long and devastating War in Europe was now over, and economic times for farmers in America looked promising.


Alphonse and Marie Verhaeghe, Belgian immigrants, were seeking to buy a farm and to relocate their growing family from a small rented farm in Kansas City, Kansas. They eventually found an 80-acre parcel in distant southern Johnson County near 175th and Quivira. The beautiful rolling farmland featured a large two-story house, perfect for their big family, and sturdy barns for chickens, livestock, and machinery.


Over the next century the Verhaeghe family gained an excellent reputation for growing a large variety of vegetables, bedding plants, grain crops, and cattle. Alphonse proved to be an astute business man and expanded his land holdings to several hundred acres through both good and difficult economic times.


Two generations later, the family heirs are now developing the original farmland into an exclusive new home community called Century Farms. Century Farms will reflect the original agricultural heritage of the Verhaeghe family and their 100-year legacy in this location.


New home construction is planned to start in the spring/summer of 2018, with home occupancy expected in early 2019. There will be a variety of single family floor plans. Homes will start in the upper $600's and will range to 1.5 million.

Enjoy a better living experience in Overland Park's new community of homes, Century Farms Located at 167th and Quivira near Blue Valley Southwest High School, this former farmland is being transformed into one of our most creative home communities. The developer reserved a large area for a grand amenities center with a wide range of outdoor activities. This special neighborhood space includes a community garden where families can rent a planter box, a resort style pool with slide, a children's playground, two pickleball courts with basketball goal, and a large grass field ideal for kites.  A beautiful clubhouse for friendly gatherings and an outdoor fire pit add to the sociable lifestyle and nature-based feeling at Century Farms.​

Century Farms carefully selected five local home builders with a wide range of floor plans. Each of our home builders offer an enjoyable building experience and a quality built home. Learn more about our builders below. You can build any of their floor plans in Century farms subject to the subdivision requirements.

Single Family Homes in Overland Park

Circa 1923 in front of the original farm house still located at 170th & Quivira

From Top Left to Right: Amie, (Father) Alphonse, (Mother) Maria

From Bottom Left to Right: Elizabeth, Kamiel, Arthur, Augusta

NOW OPEN! This special neighborhood space includes a community garden where families can rent a planter box, a resort style pool with a slide, an outdoor fire pit, two pickleball courts with basketball goal, a large grass field, a children's playground coming soon, and a beautiful clubhouse for gatherings with an indoor fireplace, gym and reading loft.​

5. Children's Play Area

1. Clubhouse with Fitness Center

3. Resort Style Pool

2. Pickleball Court

4. Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Artist renderings are for conceptual purposes only. Actual features may differ from rendering.

Several selections of home sites are available, including cul-de-sac locations, level and daylight lots, homes near the amenities, as well as walkout lots backing to green space. Come explore the wide variety of floor plans from five local Kansas City home builders. Home prices start in the $800,000's and range up to $2 million with customizable plans. The grass truly IS greener at Century Farms!​

Located at

168th & Quivira​

Blue Valley

School District


Photos updated June 13, 2022

We currently have one MODEL HOME to tour in Century Farms.  The Laurel Expanded by James Engle Custom Homes located at 12401 W. 169th St. Overland Park Kansas 66221. The MODEL Home is also our sales office and  OPEN DAILY 11:00-5:00 p.m. and Sundays 12:00-5:00 p.m. or anytime by appointment.  to schedule your tour or come out and see us during office hours.


Our exciting New Model Row will OPEN in the WINTER of 2022 with new floor plans located on lots 126-130. 


Century Farms features five award winning local builders. You can pick your plan and select your lot so the options are endless! Stop by the sales office to get on the waitlist for the fourth phase with an expected fall/winter 2022 release date.