While “downsizing” has become today’s buzz word for homebuyers, “right-sizing through intelligent design” more accurately describes the true desires of today’s homebuyer at Loch Lloyd. A good example of intelligent design is the Fall Parade of Homes entry at Loch Lloyd by award-winning builder Brian Koehler of The Koehler Building Company.
This custom reverse 11/2-story home is nestled into a private, secluded setting, which Koehler said is one of its best features. It backs to a wooded area affording absolute privacy and is designed to take full advantage of its location. This home features spectacular outdoor living space with two lanais. One is off the kitchen with a fireplace and a TV above it, as well as a built-in outdoor grill. The second lanai is off the lower level, offering beautiful views of the woods behind the house.
Designed to maximize main-floor living, Koehler’s new home boasts an open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. The centerpiece is a 17-foot tall stone fireplace in the hearth room, which also has wooden beams accenting the vaulted ceiling. The beamed, vaulted ceiling is repeated in the kitchen that has custom cabinetry, granite counters and an island. The rustic touches continue with hickory hardwood floors.
The luxurious master suite on the main level features an expansive bathroom and master closet, along with a stacked washer and dryer. On the opposite side of the house is another main-floor bedroom that is perfect for buyers who need an office. The third and fourth bedrooms are on the lower level.
The stone front elevation of this home has a classic Country French flair, in keeping with Loch Lloyd’s resort-like ambiance.
Offered at $819,999, Koehler’s Parade entry is open to the public for the Fall Parade of Homes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Sunday, Oct. 12.
Ask Koehler why he chose to build at Loch Lloyd and he will tell you it’s two things: the resort lifestyle and the vision and financial strength of the developer, FiveStar Lifestyles led by Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig.
Loch Lloyd offers its residents a wide array of resort-like activities. At the center of the resort lifestyle is The Country Club at Loch Lloyd, where members enjoy the highly acclaimed Tom Watson Signature Design golf course, as well as other 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 led by Executive Chef Brian Jantz.
Loch Lloyd residents and members enjoy a multitude of activities that foster a strong sense of community, such as the popular Garden Club, an abundance of 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.
The security afforded by this gated community gives residents peace of mind. Thanks to the gated access, residents don’t have traffic concerns — in fact, the popular mode of travel is golf carts which are allowed everywhere inside the gates.
This idyllic lifestyle feels like it is hours from hectic city life, but is actually only a few minutes from Leawood and highway access.
“Today’s buyer wants a smarter, lower-maintenance home without sacrificing quality,” said Chuck Campbell, director of marketing for FiveStar Lifestyles.
“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 the master suite. In terms of livability and quality of life, the difference between the two is dramatic.
Loch Lloyd has assembled what the developers believe is the finest, most experienced builder team in Kansas City and includes Willis Construction, Don Julian Homes, C & M Builders, Evan-Talan Homes, Cecil & Ray Custom Homes, Forner-LaVoy Homes, Rick Standard, Tom French Construction and the Koehler Building Company.
Another aspect that has attracted homebuyers to Loch Lloyd is lower taxes. Campbell noted residents have a considerable tax savings when compared to living in Johnson County, but they are only five minutes from shopping and dining in Leawood.
“Visit Loch Lloyd this weekend to tour the award-winning Georgetown plan by Brian Koehler, as well as several existing homes that will also be open for viewing,” said Campbell. “Come see for yourself what makes the Village of Loch Lloyd such a special place to live.”
Prices: $500,000 to multimillion-dollar estates.
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily during the Fall Parade of Homes.
Directions: From 135th and State Line Road, go east to Holmes Road, south two miles to the community gates.