Cory Childress, owner of Evan-Talan Homes, understands the appeal of the scenic outdoors at Loch Lloyd with its beautiful rolling terrain, abundance of trees and private home sites surrounding the Tom Watson Signature Design golf course. Evan-Talan Homes is building a custom-designed home overlooking the 13th and 14th holes that places heavy emphasis on outdoor spaces.
Childress is a member of Loch Lloyd’s award-winning builder team whose No. 1 priority is to ensure that each and every home is built to take advantage of the incredible home sites inside the gates at Loch Lloyd, said Chuck Campbell, broker and director of marketing for developer FiveStar Lifestyles.
Childress has been very successful at Loch Lloyd, having built more homes over the past 10 years than any other builder at Loch Lloyd.
“The list of things that make Loch Lloyd great is long and distinguished. High on the list are the trees, the hills the natural beauty,” Childress said. “We wanted to take advantage of those elements with the unique features of this home. We are getting really excited as the home continues to progress and as we continue to come up with some really creative ideas with the decor and finishes for the home.”
The 11/2-story home has three specially designed outdoor spaces, all with connectivity to the indoor spaces and to each other. It has many features attractive to today’s discerning homebuyers, including a first-floor master suite 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.
Childress is confident in building at Loch Lloyd because of its success, 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 overseeing operations gives me even greater confidence. Chuck understands design — he understands the building process — he helps people see the potential for each home site.”
Other builders at Loch Lloyd are Don Julian Homes, 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.
Bryan Cecil, co-owner of Cecil & Ray Custom Homes, said his clients choose Loch Lloyd for the same reason his company likes to build spec homes in the community: they have confidence in the vision and financial stability of developers Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig.
“The Village of Loch Lloyd offers a remarkable resort lifestyle, the security of a gated community, unmatched amenities and the Tom Watson Signature Design golf course,” he said. “You just can’t find this kind of community with this terrain anywhere else in the Kansas City area.”
Other amenities include a state-of-the-art health club, swimming, tennis, formal and informal dining venues including a carryout option, garden club and summer programs for children.
Another benefit of Loch Lloyd is the strong sense of community and the vibrant social fabric.
“The people are so friendly; the sense of community is unlike anything I’ve ever seen; they truly care for one another,” Cecil said. “Once a buyer moves here, they don’t want to leave.”
Although Loch Lloyd offers a private retreat from the traffic and high taxes in Johnson County, it is minutes from shopping, restaurants and services.
“You can be at the grocery store and all the conveniences at 135th and State Line in about five minutes,” Cecil said.
Don Julian said few, if any, new-home developments in the Kansas City area compare to Loch Lloyd.
“The new home sites have everything that buyers want — a natural setting, trees, lots of privacy and many have views of the amazing golf course Tom Watson built,” he noted. “Most importantly, Loch Lloyd offers its residents a resort lifestyle 365 days of the year.”
Chad Buck, who owns C & M Builders with his wife, Melissa, also holds FiveStar Lifestyles in high esteem. “The developer has done an outstanding job of taking care of the trees and creating walkout home sites with spectacular views. We are proud to be in Loch Lloyd. Only a handful of quality builders are able to build in Loch Lloyd.”
Brian Koehler of Koehler Building Co. concurred. “When you drive through the gates, you feel like you’re on vacation,” he said. “You feel like you’re two hours away from the city when actually you’re only five minutes from Leawood.”
The new home sites have been selling at an impressive rate, Campbell said. 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.
“Loch Lloyd is the most successful new development in Kansas City today thanks to the vision and financial strength of our ownership group,” Campbell said. “They know buying or building a home in Loch Lloyd is a sound investment.”
“Leave the hectic world behind and embrace the healthy, active resort lifestyle at Loch Lloyd. Come out today to tour our models. Come see for yourself why Loch Lloyd is so special.”