“Downsizing” has become today’s buzz word for homebuyers, but it involves much more than just finding a smaller home.
“Right-sizing through intelligent design more accurately describes the true desires of today’s homebuyer at Loch Lloyd,” said Chuck Campbell, broker and director of marketing for FiveStar Lifestyles, the developer of the Village of Loch Lloyd. “Today’s active empty-nester wants a smarter, lower maintenance home without sacrificing quality. In fact, most buyers at Loch Lloyd are seeking a higher quality home than the large, inefficient home they are moving out of.
“The difference between down-sizing and right-sizing is significant. Down-sizing is simply making each room smaller — smaller kitchen, a smaller great room, and a smaller master. The problem is obvious; no one wants a smaller kitchen, great room or master, that’s where they live.”
Campbell continued: “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 four key areas of the home that buyers most use — the kitchen, great room, the master suite and the outdoor living space. 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. A good example is the new model home by the Koehler Building Company. It’s a brilliant design, a reverse story-and-a-half designed for main-floor living.”
Koehler’s home will be open to the public to tour today from noon to 4 p.m., an exciting opportunity to see this award-winning design before it is entered in the Fall Parade of Homes beginning Sept. 27.
Loch Lloyd has assembled what the developers believe is the finest, most experienced builder team in Kansas City and includes Don Julian Homes, Tom French Construction, C & M Builders, Evan-Talan Homes, Cecil & Ray Custom Homes, Forner-LaVoy Homes, RM Standard and the Koehler Building Company.
“Our builders are focused on quality, on creating value for today’s discriminating homebuyer,” Campbell said.
Intelligent design is particularly attractive to empty-nesters and families with older children who want a home that emphasizes main-level living with ranch or reverse 11/2-story designs that take advantage of Loch Lloyd’s rolling topography. Outdoor living space is becoming more important to today’s buyer as well, with a well appointed lanai including fireplace, outdoor kitchen, TV and often a bar.
Such designs are especially well suited for the new home sites built around the new Tom Watson Signature Design golf course, which Campbell said has been incredibly successful thus far.
The new home sites have been selling at an impressive rate 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 42 home sites sold already.
“It’s no surprise lots and homes are selling so quickly,” Campbell said. “The land is spectacular — wooded, hilly, lakes and streams, with amazing views of the new Tom Watson golf course that was sculpted into the valley below,” Campbell said. “This is the prettiest piece of land in Kansas City, immersed within the finest resort lifestyle in Kansas City, possibly the entire Midwest.”
Loch Lloyd is more than just golf, far more. Residents enjoy a wide array of resort amenities inside the secure gates including the state-of-the-art fitness center, swimming, tennis, formal and informal dining venues including a carryout option, the popular Garden Club, summer programs for children, a vibrant social fabric and a secured gate at the village entrance.
The solid reputation of the developer — FiveStar Lifestyles owned by Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig — inspires buyer confidence.
“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.”
Prices: $500,000 to multimillion-dollar estates.
Hours: 12-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Directions: From 135th and State Line Road, go east to Holmes Road, south two miles to the community gates.