Cory Childress, owner of Evan-Talan Homes, understands the appeal of the outdoors at the Village of Loch Lloyd with its rolling terrain, abundance of trees and private home sites surrounding the Tom Watson Signature Design golf course. He and architect, Scott Bickford, went to great lengths to ensure the home he now has under construction was designed to take full advantage of Loch Lloyd’s beauty.
“Beyond the amazing resort lifestyle, what makes Loch Lloyd so special is the abundance of trees, the rolling hills and the beautiful golf course,” Childress said. “We wanted to take full advantage of those elements with the unique features of this home.”
The home has three specially designed outdoor spaces, all with connectivity to the indoor spaces and to each other.
“The covered lanai is the focal point and has a fireplace and space for a TV,” Childress said. “It adjoins the hearth room through 8-foot tall and 12-foot wide bi-fold doors that can be left open to create a large indoor-outdoor space.”
A second outdoor space, also opening off the hearth room, is a partially covered patio with a pergola and an outdoor kitchen. This space also connects to the lanai. The third outdoor space is an open-air patio with a seat wall and fire pit.
“All this is nestled under a canopy of trees,” Childress said. “Combined, they create a great space for entertaining or just family enjoyment.”
If that weren’t enough, there is a full wet bar adjacent to the hearth room with a door to the patio so it easily serves all three outdoor living spaces.
This 11/2-story home has many features attractive to today’s Loch Lloyd homebuyers, including a first-floor master suite with his-and-hers closets, as well as another first-floor bedroom that could be an office. Two additional bedrooms are on the second floor. The walkout lower level could be finished for additional living space.
Two separate garage spaces include a double garage and an extra-deep single garage with an extra set of doors to accommodate a golf cart, the primary mode of transportation at Loch Lloyd.
This home has spectacular seasonal views of the golf course, the only home now available backing to the course.
Childress said he has confidence in building inventory homes at Loch Lloyd because of its success, even during the economic downtown, which he attributes to the vision and dedication of developer FiveStar Lifestyles, owned by Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig.
“Everything the developer does is first class,” he said. “And having Chuck Campbell at the helm of the marketing effort gives me even greater confidence. He has great vision and really understands design and how to build into the landscape at Loch Lloyd.”
Evan-Talan Homes is just one member of Loch Lloyd’s building team, which Campbell believes is the finest and most experienced in Kansas City. Other team members are Don Julian Homes, Tom French Construction, C & M Builders, Cecil & Ray Custom Homes, Forner-LaVoy Homes, Lambie Custom Homes, Rick Standard and the Koehler Building Company.
“Our builders are focused on quality, on creating value for today’s discriminating homebuyer,” Campbell said.
He noted all of the builders are incorporating outdoor living spaces into their designs to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the new home sites surrounding the new Tom Watson Signature Design golf course, which Campbell said has been incredibly successful thus far.
The new home sites have been selling at an impressive rate. The lots range in size from one-third of an acre to more than an acre with wooded and golf views and are priced from $130,000 to $240,000, with 41 home sites sold already, well ahead of the developer’s lofty goals.
“It’s no surprise lots and homes are selling so quickly,” Campbell said. “The land is spectacular — wooded, hilly, lakes and streams, with amazing views of the new Tom Watson golf course that was sculpted into the valley below. This is the prettiest piece of land in Kansas City, not to mention that the new golf course is destined to be the finest test of golf in Kansas City, possibly the entire Midwest.”
Loch Lloyd is more than just golf, however. Residents enjoy a wide array of resort amenities inside the gates, including the state-of-the-art health club, swimming, tennis, formal and informal dining venues including a carryout option, the popular Garden Club, summer programs for children, a vibrant social fabric and a secured gate at the village entrance.
“Leave the hectic world behind and embrace the healthy, active, yet peaceful resort lifestyle at Loch Lloyd. Come out this weekend to tour our models. Come see for yourself why Loch Lloyd is so special.”