The Koehler Building Co. has enjoyed phenomenal success over the years at the Village of Loch Lloyd. Brian Koehler has built many custom homes for clients as well as several model homes that won prestigious awards on the Parade of Homes. In fact, the model he built for last year’s Parade sold the first day it was open to the public.
Koehler anticipates his current model at Loch Lloyd, on which he is just putting the finishing touches, also will sell quickly. The reverse 11/2-story home in a secluded setting is less than 30 days from completion.
The setting is one of the best features of this stellar home, Koehler said. It backs to a heavily treed area affording absolute privacy and is designed to take full advantage of its location. This home features stunning outdoor living space with two lanais. The lanai off the kitchen has a fireplace with space for a TV above it; the other is off the lower level.
Designed to maximize main-floor living, Koehler’s new home has an open design 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 is on the main level with 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 that need an office. The third and fourth bedrooms are on the lower level.
The stone front elevation has a Country French flair, in keeping with Loch Lloyd’s ambiance. Priced at $799,950, this home is sure to sell quickly.
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 in an environment that seems to slow down time. At the heart of the resort lifestyle is The Country Club at Loch Lloyd and the spectacular private golf course created by Kansas City’s own Hall-of-Fame golfer Tom Watson. The course features a classic, playable design that makes artful use of the rolling hills, waterfalls and streams, quiet ponds and lush greenery with one important objective in mind — to create a fun test of golf for the members.
The resort lifestyle at Loch Lloyd doesn’t end with the Tom Watson Signature Design, however; in fact, that’s just the beginning. Encouraging healthy lifestyles is a way of life at Loch Lloyd. The fully equipped fitness center, tennis courts and swimming pools are great examples of amenities that encourage a healthier way of life. 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, 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 parents peace of mind when their children are playing with friends throughout Loch Lloyd. 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 discriminating homebuyer wants an intelligently designed home that complements the way they live, a lower maintenance home that allows them to enjoy life.
“Right-sizing through intelligent design describes the true desires of today’s homebuyer at Loch Lloyd,” said Chuck Campbell, broker and marketing director for FiveStar Lifestyles. “Today’s buyers want a smarter, lower-maintenance home without sacrificing quality.
“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.”
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, Tom French Construction, Rick Standard and the Koehler Building Co.
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.
“Leave the hectic world behind and embrace the healthy, active, yet peaceful resort lifestyle at Loch Lloyd,” Campbell said. “Come out this weekend to tour the nearly completed Georgetown plan by Brian Koehler. Come see for yourself what makes Loch Lloyd so special.”
Prices: $500,000 to multimillion-dollar estates.
Hours: 12–5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; by appointment anytime.
Directions: From 135th and State Line Road, go east to Holmes Road, south two miles to the community gates.