Show-stopping home seamlessly blends indoor, outdoor living

Information provided by Loch Lloyd Real Estate

The bright, airy interior of Willis Custom Homes’ Spring Parade of Homes entry has an open design that makes it ideal for entertaining, which Willis Custom Homes President Patrick Willis called a perfect match for Loch Lloyd residents.
The bright, airy interior of Willis Custom Homes’ Spring Parade of Homes entry has an open design that makes it ideal for entertaining, which Willis Custom Homes President Patrick Willis called a perfect match for Loch Lloyd residents.

The Spring Parade of Homes is more than a favorite annual tradition – it’s a chance to see some truly covetable residential construction. Tucked away on a prime location – a wooded cul-de-sac homesite that’s one of the largest in the community – awaits a masterpiece from Willis Custom Homes, a show-stopping four-bedroom, 5 ½-bathroom home that’s designed to immerse the homeowner in Loch Lloyd’s natural beauty.

“A winding driveway leads up the hill to the house,” said Patrick Willis, president of Willis Custom Homes, which was founded by his father, Bob Willis. “In the back of the home, we carved out the hill and created a water feature with a multi-level flagstone patio with a fire pit, waterfall and outdoor kitchen. Behind the outdoor area, the entire backdrop is solid woods, which creates a beautiful view.”

Making the most of the home’s incredible scenery is a theme that’s carried to the interior, too. Numerous bow bay windows offer panoramic views of the treed surroundings. And in one particular room, the outdoors is much more than a window view.

“The sunroom is something that everyone goes crazy over,” Willis said. “You can access it from different parts of the house and it includes 50 feet of glass walls that open directly to the outside. It’s a neat transition point between the indoors and the outdoors.”

The home’s interior—which Willis describes as a blend of “traditional and contemporary”—includes a stylish and thoughtful array of finishing touches that add a luxurious polish to the floor plan. Nearly 500 feet of LED tape lighting provides subtle indirect lighting, while a sumptuous lower level includes a custom bar with a wine room, a home theater, a billiards room, an exercise room, three bedroom suites, a laundry room and an outdoor courtyard.

To discover one of the most unexpected features of the home, make a trip to the master suite’s walk-in closet. The size alone is impressive; add to that a wealth of built-ins and shelving, a crystal chandelier and a beverage center and you might just spend more time here than anywhere else in the home!

The Village of Loch Lloyd was carefully designed to help residents get the most out of their busy and active lifestyles, and this Willis Custom Homes floor plan is no exception. You’ve heard the phrase, “designed for entertaining,” but Willis said this home perfectly fits that description.

“It’s a very wide open floor plan that has a catering kitchen off of the main kitchen,” he said. “In addition to a big dining buffet and open eating area, it has a catering bar—a full wet bar—nearby that then flows into the sunroom.”

The Willis Custom Homes team has been building at Loch Lloyd for nearly 20 years, an impressive track record that they credit to the community’s prized location and resort-style aesthetic.

“As a custom builder, we build all over the metro but there’s no other place we build that has the feel of Loch Lloyd,” Willis said. “It feels like a true resort community with the lakes and wooded hills. It’s like stepping into a whole other world when you’re out here.”

That feeling extends to the heart and soul of Loch Lloyd, 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.

The Spring Parade of Homes is an ideal time to experience the Loch Lloyd lifestyle and to secure your dream home. For prospective buyers interested in working with Willis Custom Homes on their own residential masterpiece, 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 Willis Custom Homes model home at 100 Dunhill Court, three other builders have new models under construction: Koehler Building Company, Don Julian Builders and Cecil & Ray Homes.

“Our builders focus on quality—on creating value for today’s discriminating home buyer,” said Chuck Campbell, broker and vice president of real estate development at Loch Lloyd. “Each home is designed to maximize the buyer’s lifestyle—to enhance their enjoyment of their new life at Loch Lloyd.”

And for the Willis Custom Homes team, that opportunity to maximize a buyer’s lifestyle blends perfectly with their focus on custom homes.

“Because we’re a custom builder, we’re on the cutting edge of what people want,” Willis said. “We’re constantly redesigning plans to meet customers’ needs. We care very much about the quality and functionality of our homes. We want people to enjoy the beauty of the home, but also the quality and low maintenance.”

Loch Lloyd

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

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the Spring Parade.

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

Contact: 816-331-9500.