When Cecil & Ray Homes arrived in Loch Lloyd in 2011 to scout a homesite for a custom-built home, it didn’t take long for the iconic community to work its magic.
“We had a client that we did a custom build for on a homesite with one of the best views of the golf course,” said Ryan Ray, President, Cecil & Ray Homes. “We walked the north side of the Loch Lloyd property with them and I knew that phase of Loch Lloyd was going to be special — the terrain, the homesites, the views.”
The rest, as they say, is history. Ray, along with Bryan Cecil, Vice President of Cecil & Ray Homes, have since become acclaimed members of the community’s exclusive team of preferred builders.
“Loch Lloyd vets their builders, and that’s important to us,” Ray said. “We hold to the highest standards as far as building quality and craftsmanship, and that’s Loch Lloyd’s vision as well. It’s a natural fit for us.”
In addition to prioritizing both quality and attention to detail, Loch Lloyd also offers Cecil & Ray Homes a chance to build in a way that’s not possible at other Kansas City-area new home communities.
“What separates Loch Lloyd from other homesites we build on is the natural terrain,” Ray said. “From our initial concept drawings to the finished product, our goal is to take advantage of site lines and blend the architecture into the surroundings as if the home was meant for that particular homesite. There are very few homesites in Kansas City where this is possible, especially on multiple homesites. The quality of the homesites and the terrain in Loch Lloyd simply can’t be recreated in any other community.”
Both Cecil and Ray take an active role in the design and building of each home, giving clients an unmatched focus from start to finish.
“Cecil & Ray doesn’t employ project managers,” said Ashlea Black, Lead Agent with Loch Lloyd Residential Real Estate. “It’s one of the key factors that draws clients to them. They are on site daily, personally managing their builds to ensure that every single detail is attended to at the highest level.”
That thoughtful, client-focused approach to building has especially resonated with Loch Lloyd clients, producing a steady stream of referrals and word-of-mouth recommendations. As a result, the company maintains a focus on custom-built homes instead of juggling speculative inventory. And in a testament to their commitment to client satisfaction, Cecil & Ray Homes just celebrated an exciting milestone.
“This year, we’re proud to be working with our ninth client that’s built two homes with us in the last 15 years,” Ray said.
That’s not the only exciting client news that Cecil & Ray Homes has to share. During this year’s Spring Parade of Homes, which runs April 28 through May 13, the award-winning builder will debut a brand-new model home.
“We’re just finishing a new home near the clubhouse at the Country Club at Loch Lloyd, which we will showcase in the Spring Parade of Homes,” Ray said. “We encourage people to tour this property, as it has details you won’t see every day in the Kansas City market.”
Inside what Black described as a “truly exceptional home,” sleek, modern features await, including a free-floating metal staircase with iron and glass railings and a fireplace with a free-floating steel beam structure enhanced with stainless steel panels and native stone. Distressed wood with steel banding in-lays is used throughout the home, and the hardwood floors are painted with a hand-drawn faux finish that Ray said is “the first I’m aware of in the city.”
The newly built home isn’t only an eye-catching example of what Cecil & Ray Homes can do. They also excel at client-builder collaboration.
“Our work is often a product of our creativity and the client’s trust in our ability to turn their dream into a reality,” Ray said. “People walk in and say, ‘Wow. I’ve never seen this before’ — and they’re right.”
After prospective buyers have toured the new model home and are brimming with their own inspiration, a number of enticing homesites await that would be an ideal setting for a Cecil & Ray Homes masterpiece. The coveted selection includes stunning homesites overlooking the pristine 110-acre lake; custom estate lots that offer spectacular wooded acreage with Loch Lloyd’s highest building standards; lots that overlook the seven-acre golf course lake with spectacular golf views beyond; and the ever-popular lots designed for those looking to right-size.
While touring the community, prospective buyers will also have a chance to learn more about an exciting new addition to Loch Lloyd. A new gated entrance is under construction on the north end of the property near the Kansas state line, giving Loch Lloyd residents access to Leawood and Overland Park in less than three minutes.
“We are excited to offer this new connection between Loch Lloyd and neighboring Leawood and Overland Park,” Black said. “It offers easier access to the community for many of our residents and guests, and overall saves traveling time.”
Black continued, “In the coming year, the new gate and the new bridge will connect our community to all of the shopping, dining and entertainment options along 135th Street and other nearby destinations along 119th and 151st streets. We’re also pleased to be mere minutes from the new Saint Luke’s Community Hospital at 133rd Street and State Line Road that offers 24-hour health care.”
The new gate, along with truly spectacular new home construction from renowned builders like Cecil & Ray Homes, are proof that Loch Lloyd’s growth is far from over. Now is the time to secure your place in this extraordinary community and immerse yourself in the comfort and relaxation that comes from living in a resort destination.
“Once you drive through the gates, you truly feel like you’re in a resort community,” Ray said. “There’s nothing better after a stressful day than pulling through those gates and realizing you’re home.”
Prices: $500,000 to multimillion-dollar estates.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Directions: From 135th and State Line Road, go east to Holmes Road, south two miles to the community gates.