This weekend is a great time to discover the idyllic resort lifestyle in the Village of Loch Lloyd, a gated community offering a diverse spectrum of homes ranging from luxury estates to thoughtfully designed reverse 1 1/2-story plans for those who want to “right-size” their lifestyle.
Three members of the Loch Lloyd home-building team will be featuring homes that showcase this diversity: Don Julian Builders, which won an American Dream Second Place Award during the Spring Parade of Homes for its $1.39 million design; Tom French Construction, which offers a brilliantly designed custom reverse ranch plan for $969,000; and C & M Builders, whose reverse 1 1/2-story plan offered at $774,900 demonstrates an intelligently designed home for those who are down-sizing.
All three builders have years of building success inside the gates at Loch Lloyd and have numerous awards to show for their efforts. These homes emphasize main-level living and open floor plans with an easy flow for entertaining or family living.
In addition to the model homes, the open house event will feature several additional homes open to tour throughout Loch Lloyd, creating the perfect day of house hunting at Loch Lloyd.
“Take this opportunity to see what makes Loch Lloyd so special,” said Chuck Campbell, director of real estate and development at Loch Lloyd. “Drive through the gates just once and you will understand.
“Loch Lloyd is for the discriminating buyer who is no longer excited by the 50 shades of beige you find in random communities across the city. It’s one of the many reason so many living in Johnson County and Lee’s Summit have decided to immerse themselves in the Loch Lloyd lifestyle.”
Loch Lloyd offers an exciting array of resort-like amenities that entice residents to spend time outside pursuing healthy activities. At its center is The Country Club at Loch Lloyd, where members play golf on the acclaimed Tom Watson Signature Design, and enjoy all the venues that encourage healthy lifestyles, such as the fully equipped fitness center, tennis courts and swimming pools. The club also offers formal and informal dining venues provided by the award-winning culinary staff.
Loch Lloyd residents and members enjoy a multitude of activities that foster a strong sense of community, such as the Home & 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.
“Today’s homebuyer wants to expand living spaces outdoors that can be enjoyed eight or nine months of the year,” Campbell said. “They want to walk out to a covered lanai with a fireplace, media center and soft furniture. They want to create an outdoor great room — a room where they can relax after work and entertain on the weekends.”
Each home at Loch Lloyd is thoughtfully designed for maximum privacy to enjoy the outdoors. “We work very hard to preserve privacy as we design each new phase of development,” Campbell said. “We do our best to design each home site so that it backs up to golf or nature, not another home.”
Don Julian Builders’ home perfectly exemplifies how outdoor living adds to the excitement and character of a home. This reverse 1 1/2-story home has a dramatic four-season room overlooking the private, wooded back yard with a two-tiered waterfall. As a true four-season room, the glass walls open on two sides allowing the homeowner to enjoy the beautiful spring and fall weather, yet it is fully heated and cooled for the winter and summer. The four-season room spills out to more outdoor living space that includes a spacious patio with built-in seating, fire pit and grill.
Julian’s home was designed with entertaining and functionality in mind. The main level has a warm, open feel that includes a full walk-behind bar nestled between the kitchen and hearth area for main-floor entertaining. The lower level has a large family room with a full wet bar and wine cellar, perfect for game days. Two laundry rooms were thoughtfully included, one on each level, preventing the lugging of laundry up and down stairs.
Tom French’s home also is thoughtfully designed with outdoor living in mind. This reverse 1 1/2-story next door to Don Julian’s home backs up to a beautiful wooded area. The covered lanai has a fireplace and leads to a stamped patio with a seat wall for entertaining.
Indoors, visitors will find two bedrooms on the main level; the master suite that includes a luxurious bath, large walk-in closet and the laundry on one side of the house and a complete guest suite on the other that could be used for guests, mother or mother-in-law. The three-car garage is split, with two spaces facing one way and the third facing another, also allowing privacy for anyone in the guest suite.
The large family room on the lower level has a walk-behind wet bar. Custom cabinetry and high-end appliances in the gourmet kitchen make entertaining a breeze.
The C & M Builders’ home, an intelligently designed reverse 1 1/2-story plan, has a covered deck with fireplace off of the great room that overlooks the backyard. The main level also includes the master suite, and a flex room/study. An office tucked behind the island kitchen opens to the walk-in pantry. Downstairs are two additional bedrooms, a family room and a walk-behind bar.
Loch Lloyd has the finest builder team in Kansas City that also includes Evan-Talan Homes, Cecil & Ray Custom Homes, Willis Construction, Forner-LaVoy Homes, Rick Standard, Koehler Building Company and Rodrock Homes.
This idyllic lifestyle feels like it is far removed from the hectic city life but is actually only a few minutes from shopping and dining in Leawood and highway access. Visit Loch Lloyd this weekend. Drive through the gates just once, then you will understand what makes Loch Lloyd so special.
Prices: $500,000 to multimillion-dollar estates.
Open House: 12-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Directions: From 135th and State Line Road, go east to Holmes Road, south two miles to the community gates.