Among the many outstanding features you will discover at Loch Lloyd during the Spring Parade of Homes are thoughtfully designed outdoor living spaces that take advantage of the private backyards and the active lifestyle inside the gated resort community.
Three members of the stellar Loch Lloyd home-building team are featuring homes during the Parade that continues through May 10: Don Julian Builders, who won an American Dream Second Place Award; Tom French Construction and C & M Builders. All three have years of building success inside the gates at Loch Lloyd and have numerous awards to show for their efforts.
“Today’s homebuyer wants to expand living spaces outdoors that can be enjoyed eight or nine months of the year,” said Chuck Campbell, director of real estate and development at Loch Lloyd. “They want to walk out to a covered lanai with a fireplace, media center and soft furniture. They want to create an outdoor great room — a room where they can relax after work and entertain on the weekends.”
Each home at Loch Lloyd is thoughtfully designed for maximum privacy. “We work very hard to preserve privacy as we design each new phase of development,” Campbell said. “We do our best to design each home site so that it backs up to golf or nature, not another home.”
The Parade entry by Don Julian Builders perfectly exemplifies how outdoor living adds to the excitement and character of a home. This $1.4 million reverse 11/2-story home has a dramatic four-season room overlooking the private, wooded back yard with a two-tiered waterfall. As a true four-season room, the glass walls open on two sides allowing the homeowner to enjoy the beautiful spring and fall weather, yet it is fully heated and cooled for the winter and summer. The four-season room spills out to more outdoor living space that includes a spacious patio with built-in seating, fire pit and grill.
Julian’s home was designed with entertaining and functionality in mind. The main level has a warm, open feel that includes a full walk-behind bar nestled perfectly between the kitchen and hearth area for main-floor entertaining. The lower level has a large family room with a full wet bar and wine cellar, perfect for game days. Two laundry rooms were thoughtfully included, one on each level, preventing the lugging of laundry up and down stairs.
Tom French is also featuring a home thoughtfully designed with outdoor living in mind. This reverse 11/2-story next door to Don Julian’s home backs up to a beautiful wooded area. The covered lanai has a fireplace and leads to a stamped patio with a seat wall for entertaining.
Indoors, visitors will find two bedrooms on the main level; the master suite that includes a luxurious bath, large walk-in closet and the laundry on one side of the house and a complete guest suite on the other that could be used for guests, mother or mother-in-law. The three-car garage is split, with two spaces facing one way and the third facing another, also allowing privacy for anyone in the guest suite.
The large family room on the lower level has a walk-behind wet bar. Custom cabinetry and high-end appliances in the gourmet kitchen make entertaining a breeze. This home is priced at $986,950.
The C & M Builders’ home, another reverse 11/2-story plan, has a covered deck with fireplace off of the great room that overlooks the backyard. The main level also includes the master suite, and a flex room/study. An office tucked behind the island kitchen opens to the walk-in pantry. Downstairs are two additional bedrooms, a family room and a walk-behind bar.
These builders are part of the team at Loch Lloyd that also includes Evan-Talan Homes, Cecil & Ray Custom Homes, Willis Construction, Forner-LaVoy Homes, Rick Standard, Koehler Building Company and Rodrock Homes.
The outdoor living spaces in Loch Lloyd’s homes are a prelude to an array of resort-like amenities that entice residents to spend time outside pursuing healthy activities. At the center of the resort lifestyle is The Country Club at Loch Lloyd, where members play golf on the acclaimed Tom Watson Signature Design, and enjoy all the venues that encourage healthy lifestyles, such as the fully equipped fitness center, tennis courts and swimming pools. The club also offers formal and informal dining venues provided by the award-winning culinary staff.
Loch Lloyd residents and members enjoy a multitude of activities that foster a strong sense of community, such as the Garden Club, summer programs for children and a vibrant social fabric with events like wine tastings, deck crawls and festive celebrations of the major holidays throughout the year.
This idyllic lifestyle feels like it is far removed from the hectic city life but is actually only a few minutes from shopping and dining in Leawood and highway access. Visit Loch Lloyd this weekend. Drive through the gates just once, then you will understand what makes Loch Lloyd so special.
Prices: $500,000 to multimillion-dollar estates.
Hours: 12-5 p.m. throughout the Parade of Homes Tour.
Directions: From 135th and State Line Road, go east to Holmes Road, south two miles to the community gates.