Koehler Building Company offers Parade entry at Loch Lloyd

05/03/2014 12:00 AM

05/01/2014 1:03 PM

Award-winning builder Brian Koehler, owner of Koehler Building Company, has enjoyed phenomenal success at the Village of Loch Lloyd. Over the years, he has built many custom homes for clients inside the gates at Loch Lloyd, as well as several model homes that won awards on the Parade of Homes and went on to sell quickly. In fact, the model he built last year sold the first day it was completed and open to the public.

Koehler is putting the finishing touches on his latest model, which is open today and throughout the Spring Parade. The reverse 11/2-story custom home is 30 days from completion. Koehler expects it to sell before the Parade ends May 11.

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 and 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 main-level master suite features an expansive bathroom and master closet, along with a stackable washer and dryer. On the opposite side of the house is another bedroom that could be an office, also with its own bathroom. The third and fourth bedrooms are on the walkout lower level.

The stone front elevation of this home has a Country French flair, in keeping with Loch Lloyd’s ambiance. Located at 104 Wolsey Bridge, Koehler’s custom model is offered at $799,950.

The new home sites inside the gates at Loch Lloyd have been selling quickly with homebuyers and builders taking advantage of the opportunity to build on and around the new Tom Watson golf course. 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, with 43 home sites already sold, well ahead of the developer’s lofty goals.

“Regarding our open models, it’s the classic good news-bad news joke,” said Chuck Campbell, director of marketing for the developer FiveStar Lifestyles. “The bad news is that we were supposed to have four models available this spring, but instead we only have one completed at the moment with Koehler’s model expected to be finished within the next 30 days. The good news is the other three sold before they were even finished, so we have three very happy families enjoying life inside the gates at Loch Lloyd.”

Don Julian broke ground last month on a future model that will be featured in the 2014 Fall Parade of Homes.

“It’s no surprise lots and homes are selling so quickly,” Campbell said. “Loch Lloyd is beautiful — 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 the entire Midwest.”

Residents adore Loch Lloyd because it offers a wide array of resort-like activities in an environment that once you enter, time slows down. There is more time to spend with family and friends, for playing golf or tennis, catching a fish, taking a yoga class, throwing a party, dining with people you enjoy and making lifelong memories. It is a lifestyle that reinvigorates the senses, yet simplifies life — a lifestyle that allows you to make the most of each day and enjoy every moment.

Kansas City’s finest builders choose Loch Lloyd because they have confidence in the vision and financial stability of developer FiveStar Lifestyles, owned by renowned entrepreneurs Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig.

“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 want to invest in Loch Lloyd because they have confidence in Mr. Patterson and Mr. Illig. They know buying a home in Loch Lloyd is a sound investment.”

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.

Koehler Building Company is one member of Loch Lloyd’s builder team that the developers believe is the finest, most experienced in Kansas City and includes Don Julian Homes, C & M Builders, Evan-Talan Homes, Cecil & Ray Custom Homes, Forner-LaVoy Homes, Tom French Construction and Rick Standard.

“Our builders are focused on quality, on creating value for today’s discriminating homebuyer,” Campbell said.

“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 our Parade entries built by Koehler Building Company and Cecil and Ray Homes. Come see why so many are choosing to leave Leawood, Overland Park and Lee’s Summit to immerse themselves in the healthy active lifestyle at Loch Lloyd.”

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