The lush, picturesque surroundings of the private gated community – the Village of Loch Lloyd – isn’t the only draw for prospective homeowners eager to escape the taxes and traffic of the local suburbs. The rolling, wooded terrain in an award-winning resort lifestyle community is also very appealing to local builders like Cecil & Ray Homes, who have been building in Loch Lloyd for nearly six years.
“There is no other community like Loch Lloyd,” says Bryan Cecil, who owns Cecil & Ray Homes with Ryan Ray. “It’s wooded with beautiful rolling hills – you don’t feel like you’re in the metro area. You feel like you’ve been transported to a completely different place in the world, yet you’re only five minutes from the shopping and dining of Leawood.”
Loch Lloyd’s eye-catching setting provides the ideal backdrop for Cecil & Ray Homes’ diverse selection of floor plans. The thoughtful design that seamlessly blends nature, residential construction and an abundant array of amenities is echoed in each of Cecil & Ray’s homes as they create exemplary designs and finishing touches that are accented by the outdoor panorama.
The Spring Parade of Homes, which kicks off today, is the ideal time to not only explore all Loch Lloyd has to offer, but also the newly completed model homes from Cecil & Ray Homes located at 16417 Turnberry, Willis Custom Homes at 100 Dunhill Court, and C&M Builders at 100 Wolsey Bridge. The security guards will provide a map to the parade entries when you arrive at the gate.
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Cecil & Ray’s reverse 1 ½-story custom design boasts an open floor plan that allows for a complete line of sight from the spacious kitchen, which is accented with luxurious finishing touches like white marble countertops and Thermador appliances. That luxury extends to details throughout the home, including a show-stopping circular staircase inside the home’s entryway that features poured-in-place concrete steps and glass tile risers. Downstairs, sleek features like an urban gray porcelain tile floor that mimics the look of hardwoods effortlessly mingles with convenience-minded features like ample space for entertaining or relaxing and a small wine cellar.
The demand for outdoor living space continues to increase, especially amid Loch Lloyd’s scenic vistas. Cecil & Ray created two options for outdoor living: a first-level deck that’s an ideal spot for grilling, and on the lower level, a 600-square-foot covered lanai that features a stamped concrete floor and is one of the best spots to enjoy the home’s heavily treed backyard.
Aside from being an exemplary showcase of Cecil & Ray’s homebuilding talents, the newly finished model home is also an ideal example of increasing homeowner demand to right-size instead of downsize.
“Right-sizing is the art of eliminating rarely used space like the formal living and dining rooms, while enhancing the quality and livability of the four key areas of the home – the kitchen, great room, master suite and the outdoor living space,” said Chuck Campbell, broker and vice president of real estate development at Loch Lloyd. “In terms of livability and quality of life, the difference between rightsizing and downsizing is dramatic.”
Enhancing quality and livability is a top priority for Cecil & Ray, which guides their hands-on approach that continually makes them a highly sought-after choice for homeowners throughout the metro area.
“Ryan and I have been doing this for over 22 years,” Cecil said. “We build our homes ourselves. We don’t have superintendents, so each homeowner works directly with us every day. We’re in the home, creating our client’s dream space and building it like it’s our home. Every home we build is like that.”
For prospective homeowners eager to enjoy the Loch Lloyd lifestyle in their own Cecil & Ray Homes custom home, now’s the ideal time to choose a homesite. Loch Lloyd just released 29 spectacular lots overlooking the sixth and seventh golf holes of the Tom Watson Signature Design golf course designed for the buyer looking to right-size through intelligent design. In addition to the newly completed Cecil & Ray Homes model, three other builders have new models under construction: Koehler Building Company, Don Julian Builders and Willis Custom Homes.
As the Spring Parade of Homes begins this weekend, make plans to see for yourself why so many are choosing to move to Loch Lloyd. The moment residents drive through the gates their lives change. They leave the hectic world behind and enter a vibrant, resort-like environment where they immerse themselves in the active, healthy lifestyle that is the essence of Loch Lloyd.
The heart and soul of Loch Lloyd is The Country Club at Loch Lloyd, where the community comes together to enjoy all the venues that encourage healthy lifestyles, such as the fully equipped fitness center, tennis courts and swimming pools, and the Tom Watson Signature Design golf course. The resort lifestyle and strong sense of community is never more present than in the clubhouse, which offers formal and informal dining venues, bars, decks and patios with exceptional food provided by the award-winning culinary staff.
Loch Lloyd residents enjoy a multitude of activities that inspire a strong sense of community, such as the popular 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. It is that total Loch Lloyd experience that draws new residents and keeps existing residents for a lifetime.
“Everyone is so friendly here,” Cecil said. “The sense of community is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. It’s just a tightknit group of people.”
All of it is provided thanks to the vision of the developer – FiveStar Lifestyles – owned by Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig, the co-founders of Cerner Corporation.
“Loch Lloyd is the most successful development in Kansas City thanks to the vision and financial strength of the developer,” Campbell said. “Buyers invest in Loch Lloyd because they have confidence in Mr. Patterson and Mr. Illig.”
Loch Lloyd has assembled what they 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, Rodrock Custom Homes, Starr Homes, Willis Custom Homes and the Koehler Building Company.
“Our builders focus on quality – on creating value for today’s discriminating home buyer,” Campbell said. “Each home is designed to maximize the buyer’s lifestyle – to enhance their enjoyment of their new life at Loch Lloyd.”