Sophistication Meets Comfort: The Trendy Yet Timeless Style of the Ashlynne Model Home

Sophistication Meets Comfort: The Trendy Yet Timeless Style of the Ashlynne Model Home

The Ashlynne: A "Modern Twist" on B.L. Rieke's Signature Style

B.L. Rieke Custom Homes's beautiful Cottonwood Canyon model home, the Ashlynne, is a striking blend of modern, minimalist trends and their signature "natural" style.  Coined as having a "modern rustic" design, the model showcases  a "fresh, modern twist" on B.L. Rieke's traditional lodge-style look, seamlessly marrying cool tones and sleek lines with warm tones and natural textures.  Ultimately, by combining trend-forward elements, innovative materials, and masterful techniques, the talented B.L. Rieke Design Team has created a unique yet timeless style that exudes both sophistication and comfort.

The following spaces within the home are prime examples of the Ashlynne's trendy yet timeless style:

The Refreshingly Modern Kitchen

The stylishly spacious kitchen displays a balanced mix of textures, materials, and colors, seamlessly blending B.L. Rieke's signature style with refreshingly modern gray tones, white-washed accent cabinets, rustic chic accessories, and a posh subway tile back splash.  The large island in particular features a sleek Cambria countertop, white-washed woodwork, elegant glass light fixtures, and under-counter ship lap paneling.

The Luxuriously Elegant Master Bathroom

The luxurious master bathroom fully embodies the trend-forward, "modern rustic" look thanks to its elegant combination of cool grays, rich browns, clean lines, and natural textures.  Here, the modern free-standing tub, spiraling light fixtures, and flowing, water-like wall tile serve as striking focal points.  The marbled countertop and large format floor tile also accentuate the modern elegance of the space.

The Comfortable Yet Classy Great Room

The sophisticated yet comfortable great room features several stunning, modern elements as well as B.L. Rieke's signature trusses and stacked stone fireplace.  The rich, dark wood stain, neutral gray walls, cool-toned accessories, and classy furniture pieces harmoniously meld together, complimenting the centerpiece of the room: a custom-made concrete mantel that frames a gorgeous, vent-free linear fireplace.

The Relaxing and Sophisticated Lower Level Fireplace

​The ample, well-lit space of the lower level helps promote comfort and relaxation with its calming cool tones, grand linear fireplace, comfortable furniture, and casual accent pieces.  The fireplace's encompassing mix of modern accessories, large format tile, and barn wood paneling ​further ​accentuates the "modern rustic" look ​while ​also providing a stunning conversation piece.

The Stylishly Fun Yet Functional Lower Level Bar

​The lower level is primed to entertain thanks to its fun yet functional bar area, which hosts an eclectic myriad of cool, modern accents and warm, rustic elements.  Between the spacious countertops,​ floating wood shelves,​ open glass shelves, and roomy under-counter cabinets, there is plenty of space for storing supplies, preparing hors d'oeuvres, and gathering with guests.  The bar also sports modern decor, rustic chic accessories, under-counter barn wood shiplap paneling, and a sleek, multi-textured back splash.​


This spectacular home is located at 9011 Cottonwood Canyon Place in Lenexa, Kansas (within the Cottonwood Canyon subdivision).  Currently, it can be viewed from Wednesday to Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm.  During the upcoming Spring Parade of Homes, it will be open everyday from April 28th to May 13th, 11:00am to 6:00pm.  We hope to see you there!

Want more information about the Ashlynne plan?  Learn more here.

Model photos taken by Thompson Photography and Amoura Productions.

About B.L. Rieke Custom Home Builders

B.L. Rieke has almost 30 years of experience building top-quality custom homes for families of different sizes, lifestyles, and budgets.  With over 1,100 homes and hundreds of awards under their belt, the B.L. Rieke team has the skill and the qualifications to build the best of the best homes in Kansas City.  Their success is thanks to their lifelong focus on communication, customer service, and especially the details of each home they build.  Make your dream home a reality by building with B.L. Rieke Custom Home Builders!  For more information or to follow us, please visit or our Facebook, Twitter, InstagramPinterest, LinkedIn, Google, and Houzz pages.