Cecil & Ray Homes, one of Kansas City’s most successful high-end custom home builders, was rewarded for entering its custom home built inside the gates at Loch Lloyd by winning the American Dream Grand Award in the 2014 Spring Parade of Homes. Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days this weekend, it’s a must-see for all homebuyers.
“Cecil & Ray Homes has emerged as one of Kansas City’s finest custom home builders,” said Chuck Campbell, broker and marketing director for Loch Lloyd developer FiveStar Lifestyles. “They excel in the high-end custom market with hand-crafted quality, innovative design and a personal level of service few builders ever achieve. We’re proud to have them as a part of our builder team.”
Ask Bryan Cecil and Ryan Ray why they chose to build at Loch Lloyd and they 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. There is more time to spend with family and friends, to play golf or tennis, catch a fish, take a yoga class, throw a party, dine with people you enjoy while 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.
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.
The Country Club at Loch Lloyd offers varying levels of membership, allowing residents to choose the option that best fits their lifestyle. Membership options range from a Full Golf Membership, which gives members full access to all the club offers; Social Membership which gives access to everything except golf; and Dining Membership, allowing members to enjoy all the award-winning clubhouse has to offer.
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,” Campbell said. “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 the 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. “The Koehler Building Company is nearing completion on a home that is a perfect example of intelligent design. It’s Parade entry number 134 offered at $799,950. It’s a brilliant design that lives beautifully.”
Loch Lloyd has assembled what the developers believe is the finest, most experienced builder team in Kansas City and includes Don Julian Homes, C & M Builders, Evan-Talan Homes, Cecil & Ray Custom Homes, Forner-LaVoy Homes, Lambie Custom Homes, Rick Standard, Willis Custom Homes and the Koehler Building Company.
“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. “Come out this weekend to tour our models, come see for yourself why Loch Lloyd is so special.”