Renowned custom builder on lifestyle community: ‘A rarity in the market’

Information provided by Loch Lloyd Real Estate

An aerial photo showcases the splendor of the lakefront lot owned by Evan-Talan Homes in the Village of Loch Lloyd. The spectacular homesite also offers beautiful sunrise views and evening shade.
An aerial photo showcases the splendor of the lakefront lot owned by Evan-Talan Homes in the Village of Loch Lloyd. The spectacular homesite also offers beautiful sunrise views and evening shade.

Part of the fun of the annual Spring Parade of Homes is mulling the art of the possible. What would you include in your dream home? A state-of-the-art home theater? A kitchen worthy of a five-star restaurant? A sumptuous master suite designed for relaxation? Outdoor living space that lives like a fine resort?

Whatever you dream, Evan-Talan Homes can easily make it a reality. Led by founder Cory Childress, Evan-Talan Homes (named for Childress’s two kids) has built more high-end custom homes in The Village of Loch Lloyd than any other builder, thanks in part to the community, which Childress called, “a rarity in this market.”

“Loch Lloyd is an absolutely beautiful piece of property and is unique to the Kansas City market because of all of the rolling hills, mature trees, lake and golf course, all in a gated community,” Childress said.

The rolling topography of Loch Lloyd, as well as the numerous amenities, represents unprecedented opportunities not just for Childress and his team, but also for prospective homeowners because of how Childress approaches each home.

“Every home that we build is custom designed for the lot,” Childress said. “We don’t have an inventory of plans that we pick from that we use over and over. Every time we purchase a new lot or are working with a client, we’re designing a new home from scratch that’s designed for that particular lot to take advantage of topography, views, shape/orientation of the lot, etc. In Loch Lloyd, most everything we’ve built has been on a lake lot or golf course lot, so you’re building the home around those views and the Loch Lloyd lifestyle.”

Speaking of lake and golf course lots, Childress currently has what Chuck Campbell, broker and vice president of real estate development at Loch Lloyd, called “four of the best lots in Loch Lloyd,” including one on the lake, one on the golf course and two new locations that overlook the golf course and the lake. Combine those incredible homesites with the preferences of the typical Loch Lloyd buyer, and it’s no wonder that Evan-Talan Homes continues to have success in the community.

“The great thing about Loch Lloyd clients is they have great appreciation for a truly custom home,” Childress said. “Custom is a label that’s used a lot, but the difference is the majority of the Loch Lloyd residents are experienced buyers – they seek a true custom home. The attention to the detail far exceeds that of more traditional builders. Add to that Loch Lloyd’s resort amenities, strict architectural guidelines and amazing sense of community inside the gates at Loch Lloyd – you understand why the lifestyle in Loch Lloyd is so cherished.”

This final weekend of the Spring Parade of Homes is an ideal time to view some of Evan-Talan Homes’ majestic creations while sampling the Loch Lloyd lifestyle, which includes the community’s heart and soul: 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.

For prospective buyers interested in working with Evan-Talan Homes on their own residential masterpiece, Loch Lloyd just released 16 spectacular lots overlooking a seven-acre lake and the 10th, 11th and 12th golf holes beyond. The Tom Watson Signature Design golf course is the perfect backdrop for the discerning buyer looking to design the home of their dreams.

“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. Come see Loch Lloyd this weekend – you will be amazed.”

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.