“Downsizing” has become today’s buzz word for homebuyers, but it involves much more than just finding a smaller home.
Today’s discriminating homebuyer wants an intelligently designed home that complements the way they live and they want to build it in a community that enhances their quality of life.
Today’s discriminating homebuyer is moving to Loch Lloyd because it’s a gated community offering a strong sense of security, because Loch Lloyd offers the finest resort lifestyle in the Midwest and because Loch Lloyd provides an unparalleled sense of community and a vibrant social fabric.
“Right-sizing through intelligent design describes the true desires of today’s homebuyer at Loch Lloyd,” said Chuck Campbell, director of marketing for FiveStar Lifestyles, the developer of the Village of Loch Lloyd. “Many buyers want a smaller, smarter, lower-maintenance home without sacrificing quality. In fact, most buyers are seeking a higher quality home than the large inefficient home they want to move out of.
“The difference between down-sizing and right-sizing is significant. Down-sizing is simply making each room smaller — a smaller kitchen, a smaller great room and a smaller master. The problem is obvious, no one wants a smaller kitchen, great room or master. That’s where they live.
“Right-sizing is the art of eliminating unused peripheral space like the formal living room and the formal dining room, while enhancing the quality and livability of the three key areas of the home that buyers most use — the kitchen, great room and master suite. In terms of livability and quality of life, the difference between the two is dramatic.
“The builder team at Loch Lloyd excels in the art of right-sizing through intelligent design,” Campbell continued.
Loch Lloyd’s developers have assembled what they believe is the finest, most experienced builder team in Kansas City, which includes Don Julian Builders, Evan-Talan Homes, Cecil & Ray Custom Homes, C & M Builders, Forner-LaVoy Homes, Lambie Custom Homes, Rick Standard and the Koehler Building Company.
“Our builders focus on quality, on creating value for today’s discriminating homebuyer,” Campbell said.
Intelligent design is particularly attractive to empty-nesters and families with older children who want a home that emphasizes main-level living with ranch or reverse 11/2-story designs that take advantage of Loch Lloyd’s rolling topography. Outdoor living space is very important to today’s buyer. Most homes today have a well appointed lanai with a fireplace, outdoor kitchen, TV and often a bar.
Such designs are especially well suited for the new home sites overlooking the new Tom Watson Signature Design golf course, which Campbell said have been incredibly successful thus far. Cecil & Ray Homes has a custom-designed home open 12 to 4 p.m. both days this weekend that exemplifies the concept of main-floor living with outstanding outdoor living space.
The new home sites have been selling at an impressive rate with homebuyers and builders taking advantage of the opportunity to build inside the gates at Loch Lloyd. Each home site is carefully planned to ensure nature is preserved and privacy is respected. 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. Homes range from $550,000 to several million.
“It’s no surprise lots and homes are selling quickly,” Campbell added. “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 and take advantage of any of a number of membership opportunities at The Country Club at Loch Lloyd.
A Full Golf Membership includes golf on the Tom Watson Signature Design course, the use of all the club facilities, including the swimming pool, tennis courts, Health and Wellness Center, and formal and casual dining, as well as a carryout option, expertly prepared by Loch Lloyd’s award-winning culinary staff.
Social Membership provides use of the dining facilities, swimming and tennis, while a Seacrest membership allows play on the nine-hole Seacrest course as well as pool access and tennis privileges. And there is a dining membership for those who just want to take advantage of the outstanding dining options.
Loch Lloyd residents also enjoy the popular Garden Club, summer programs for children, a vibrant social fabric and a secured gate at the village entrance.
The solid reputation of the developer, FiveStar Lifestyles owned by Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig, inspires buyer confidence.
“Loch Lloyd is the most successful new development in Kansas City today thanks to the vision and financial strength of the developer,” Campbell said. “Buyers are willing to invest in Loch Lloyd because they have confidence in the developer. They know buying or building a home in Loch Lloyd is a sound investment.
“Leave the hectic world behind and embrace the healthy, active, yet peaceful resort lifestyle at Loch Lloyd,” Campbell said. “From the comfort of low-maintenance golf villas to luxurious custom-designed estates, there is a home at Loch Lloyd to fulfill your dreams. Come out this weekend to tour our model; come see for yourself why Loch Lloyd is so special.”