Loch Lloyd Parade homes take top honors

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Cecil & Ray Homes’ newest estate home in the Village of Loch Lloyd offers unrivaled indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Cecil & Ray Homes’ newest estate home in the Village of Loch Lloyd offers unrivaled indoor and outdoor living spaces. Photo by Nate Sheets Photography

The Village of Loch Lloyd can add another successful Parade of Homes to the record with the recent win by Cecil & Ray Homes for a Gold American Dream Award.

Cecil & Ray Homes’ acclaimed Spring Parade entry is a reverse plan home located on a double lot. The home offers four bedrooms, five bathrooms and interiors by Laura McCroskey, Principal Designer of McCroskey Interiors. Unique features abound in the home, beginning inside the foyer with an artistic custom iron railing by Jon Cale and a custom concrete staircase with micro-tile risers descending to the lower level.

The hearth room, with an impressive concrete fireplace and soaring coffered ceiling with a 72-inch crystal halo chandelier, opens to a spacious kitchen enhanced by an expansive butler’s pantry; an office; and a wet bar and dining area, ideal for entertaining. A variety of quartz countertops by Caesarstone are utilized in the kitchen and several bathrooms, due to the material’s style and endurance. Custom faux painted knotty alder doors and trim accent the tonal pallet of this well-appointed home with custom furniture throughout from Thayer Coggin, Baker, Theodore Alexander, Hickory Chair, and Century, as well as notable artwork from Leawood Art Gallery.

Off the kitchen, a four seasons room with a fireplace, a vaulted faux-painted wood ceiling, and limestone walls with sliding doors is an inviting space for relaxation. The adjoining “catio” features heavily weighted screens specifically for pets, as well as custom cat climbing and perching equipment, including a 9-foot wooden bridge.

One of the extraordinary textural elements of the home is the bamboo wall covering in the master bedroom. The master bathroom impresses with a marble-tiled floor, a dual-entry shower, crystal hardware and a boutique-like closet. A nearby office features a studded wall covering and a fireplace with custom ironwork screen.

“Great home designs start with a homesite that leads itself to the vision of the finished project,” said Ryan Ray, co-owner of Cecil & Ray Homes. “The first step in the process is evaluating the homesite and creating a design that works with the strong points of the site and is guided by the combined vision of the builder and architect, which for this home is Scott Bickford, Principal Architect of Bickford & Company.” This philosophy is evident in the way the home is placed on the lot, providing a stately presence while taking advantage of the wooded back to create a private outdoor retreat surrounded by a natural setting.

“Loch Lloyd is the premier private community in Kansas City — a true gated community that feels like a resort every time you go through the gates,” continued Ray. “The developer’s vision hasn’t wavered and their commitment to the community and its residents is evident in the continued growth of the community and its offerings over the years.”

The combination of an unequalled homesite location within the community; exceptional home design; master craftsmanship; and impeccable interior finishings and furnishings create another award-winning estate home for Cecil & Ray Homes in Loch Lloyd!

The home is 6,000 square feet and is sold. It is located at 16404 W. Loch Lloyd Parkway, Parade entry 42.

Starr Homes’ model (entry #43) won a Silver American Dream Award.

Overlooking a peaceful pond by the Tom Watson Signature Golf Course, Starr Homes’ entry offers breathtaking views from every room of this reverse 1½-story plan, which features four bedrooms, four full and three half-bathrooms, a 5-car garage and Starr Homes’ signature energy-efficient design. This 7,000+-square-foot home with contemporary, clean lines effortlessly flows from indoor to outdoor living spaces and compliments the natural setting.

Exceptional elements abound in this modern masterpiece. The home office is enclosed by floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and a floating staircase descends from the upper floor to a lower level, which features a sizable floor-to-ceiling glass-walled wine room. A wall of windows on both the upper and lower levels brings the outdoors in and reveals dual lanais offering a grilling station; welcoming, fire-lit seating; and media options.

“This model is a new plan for Starr Homes and encompasses all the elements buyers are looking for in today’s home — first-floor living, exceptional outdoor living space on both levels and entertainment space,” said Bob Osterlund, Vice President, Starr Homes. “This floorplan reflects the way people live today. Our signature green and energy-efficient features and our commitment to a seamless build process draw clients to build with us.”

While visiting the Parade of Homes entries, prospective buyers can view the variety of homesites Loch Lloyd has to offer — from the last two waterfront lots featuring sweeping views of the lake at Loch Lloyd; to private, wooded estate lots on Spyglass offering acreage; to right-sized lots proximate to the golf course perfect for empty nesters; and villa lots on The Cove. There is a location within the community for buyers at every stage of life.

Loch Lloyd’s consistent growth is evidenced with the continued expansion on the north end of the community; the development of The Cove, a maintenance-provided enclave near the south end of the lake; and eight additional new models by Willis Custom Homes, Don Julian Builders, Evan Talan Homes, Starr Homes, Cecil & Ray Homes, C&M Homes and The National Home Building Company, which are underway for 2019 and 2020. Visit Loch Lloyd during the final week of the Spring Parade of Homes to experience this extraordinary community!

Loch Lloyd

Prices: $500,000 to multimillion-dollar estates.

Parade of Homes Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through May 12

Directions: From 135th and State Line Road, go east to Holmes Road, south two miles to the community gates.

Contact: 816-331-9500 or

Loch Lloyd Parade Awards

American Dream Award Gold — #42, Cecil & Ray Homes

American Dream Award Silver — #43, Starr Homes