The contemporary home at 100 Dunhill Court in the Village of Loch Lloyd, built by Willis Custom Homes, has a commanding hillside view from its home site at the end of a cul-de-sac. The exquisite landscaping highlighting the entrance invites visitors to the elegance inside.
This $1.65 million Clydesdale reverse 11/2-story plan is ideal for entertaining and family living, offering five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and a four-plus-car garage with 6,000 square feet of living space in an open design.
The home is one of 10 on the Artisan Home Tour, presented by The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA) and sponsored by Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. The inaugural Artisan Home Tour takes place Sept. 12 to 20 and offers the general public a unique opportunity to experience homes built by Kansas City’s finest custom home builders, each highlighting a wealth of impeccable interior and exterior design, craftsmanship, state-of-the-art building processes and specialty products.
Tickets are available in advance online at www.artisanhometourkc.org for $25 or at the door for $30, with individual homes available to tour for $10 each. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Kansas City (RMHC-KC).
The interior, designed by Janet Alholm, includes subtle shades of off-white and pale gray, contrasted with the dark hardwood floors and touches of black. Mirrored surfaces throughout the home on walls and cabinetry reflect the light from a variety of contemporary brushed nickel chandeliers and fixtures.
The entry leads to the dining area designed with entertaining in mind, flanked on one side by a full-service bar and the other by the kitchen with gleaming white cabinets and a six-burner gas cook top in the island. Follow a hallway from the kitchen past an office on the left to a butler’s pantry on the right with a full sink, second dishwasher and large walk-in pantry.
The office has arched openings in the wall to house decorative iron work and sheer fabric screens, providing separation from hall traffic without breaking connection to the open design. Just beyond, at the garage entrance, is a large mudroom with its own full bath, perfect for cleaning up after working in the garden.
Return down the hallway to the dinning room and step beyond it to the cosmopolitan-inspired great room with a limestone fireplace and bowed window bay that overlooks the treed back yard. One side of the great room opens to a four-season room with yet another fireplace. Two 16-foot sliding glass walls integrate the four-season room with the outdoors and lead to the multitiered flagstone patio with seat walls, an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and waterfall.
The main-floor master suite also offers views of the private back yard. It features a spa master bath with glass-enclosed shower, separate vanities with granite tops and a free-standing tub below a 50-inch flat screen TV and mirrored walls. The master closet has its own coffee bar and beverage center, a large island-style dresser with mirrored top, California-style adjustable shelves, a stacked washer and dryer and built-in ironing board.
From the master bedroom, circle back to the entry to the solid concrete, curved staircase illuminated by LED tape lights leading to the incredible lower level. This walkout level houses a custom bar, wine room with built-in cabinets and wine chiller, a home theater room, billiard room, exercise room with mirrored walls, and three bedrooms with baths. This level walks out to a private outdoor courtyard.
Whatever room you’re visiting, be sure to look up to see an array of ceiling treatments with wood accents and look down to discover a variety of hardwood and tile floors, all blending seamlessly with the home’s decor.
Patrick Willis of Willis Custom Homes, considers it an honor to be among the builders chosen to feature a home on the Artisan Home Tour.
“This is a chance to showcase the quality work we do for all of our clients while raising funds for Ronald McDonald House,” he said.
Willis Custom Homes was founded 50 years ago by Patrick’s father, Bob Willis, who remains active in the business. They build custom homes throughout the Kansas City area, with a concentration in Johnson County. Their styles vary from plans that appeal to growing families to downsizing empty-nesters. By working with the top design professionals in the industry, they are able to offer flexibility and originality in styles.
For information about Willis Custom Homes, call 913-685-8300 or visit www.williscustomhomes.com.
Tickets for the Artisan Home Tour are available in advance online at www.artisanhometourkc.org for $25 or at the door for $30, with individual homes available to tour for $10 each. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Kansas City (RMHC-KC).
Willis Custom Homes
Artisan Home: 100 Dunhill Court, Village of Lcch Lloyd.
Directions: From gates at the Village of Loch Lloyd, take Loch Lloyd Parkway and stay right at the fork and continue through the second set of gates, turn right on Wolsey Bridge, left on Turnberry, then take the first left on Dunhill Court.
Tour: 12-7 p.m. daily Sept. 12-20.
Tickets: Online at www.artisanhometourkc.org for $25, or at the door for $30, with individual homes available to tour for $10 each.
Contact: Willis Custom Homes at online at 913-685-8300.