When Tom French, owner of Tom French Construction, had an opportunity to build in the Village of Loch Lloyd, he didn’t think twice.
“It’s such a unique area,” he said. “It’s one of the finest golf courses in town, but there’s more to it than that. The clubhouse, the swimming pool – the amenities are so nice. And it’s in a prime location so close but yet provides the feeling of being away from the hustle and bustle of town.”
Loch Lloyd is a picturesque sanctuary that envelops residents in the tranquility of nature, from tree-lined streets and wooded homesites to the lush fairways and greens of the Tom Watson Signature Design Golf Course. Yet Loch Lloyd homeowners don’t have to sacrifice convenience for relaxing surroundings; the private gated community is ideally located adjacent to Leawood and Over land Park, giving residents almost immediate access to fabulous dining and shopping options that are just minutes from their front doors.
The amenities at Loch Lloyd are, simply put, incredible, yet it’s the breathtaking homes that are truly the stars. Kansas City’s best builders have left their distinctive architectural mark on the community, including French, who has been building in Loch Lloyd for six years.
Two models showcase some of French’s newest work in Loch Lloyd.
At 105 Wolsey Bridge, a four-bedroom, four-bathroom reverse 1½-story home was thoughtfully built to enhance what French called, “a unique lot. It’s a bit of an up-sloping lot that creates a wonderful private patio and covered lanai for outdoor living. There’s a retaining wall, then a short flight of steps to a wooded area. It’s up to the buyer’s imagination how they want to finish that off – they could put a gazebo there, or more landscaping.”
Inside, French used one word to describe the layout: open. Step inside the front door and you can see into the kitchen, past the family room and dining room. The open flow, combined with numerous windows, creates a spacious, airy feel enhanced by abundant natural light.
The home’s details are especially captivating: gleaming hardwood floors, ample built-ins, arched doorways and beam-lined ceilings. The kitchen is a show-stopper: ornate cabinetry enhanced by a sculptural kitchen island and coordinating range hood that add a luxurious aesthetic to the functional space.
“This home is right-sizing at its best – all of the space you need, where you need it,” said Ashlea Black, community agent at Loch Lloyd. “Rooms you use on a daily basis are on the first floor, and auxiliary rooms are on the lower level.”
A second furnished model home is available to view (and purchase) at 16308 Turnberry. A stunning ranch with daylight lower level, the four-bedroom, 4½-bathroom home showcases a thoughtful use of space that French said has prompted ongoing interest in the floor plan.
The main floor includes two bedrooms, one of which is on the other side of the kitchen, away from the main living area. French said this gives the second bedroom an abundance of privacy, and is ideal for visitors so that they can enjoy their own space, complete with a bathroom.
Elsewhere inside, the home bears the signature hallmarks of French’s work, including luxurious finishes and an abundance of details that instantly elevate the home’s aesthetic. Warm wood floors, cabinets and trim create a pleasing contrast with ample natural light and a layout that flows effortlessly throughout the main floor.
Outside, a covered lanai with fireplace is the perfect spot to enjoy Loch Lloyd’s picturesque surroundings nearly year-round. Beyond the spacious backyard is a heavily treed area, giving homeowners a prime view of transitioning fall foliage.
“The home simply stuns with sweeping views of the wooded hills from its entrance,” Black said. And with a close proximity to Loch Lloyd’s golf course, this is the ideal home for a golf enthusiast that doesn’t want to be far from the on-course action.
When you come out to get a firsthand look at the exemplary work of Tom French Construction, don’t miss an opportunity to see 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. The resort lifestyle and strong sense of community at Loch Lloyd 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 Tom French Construction on a custom-built home, Loch Lloyd recently 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 – including Tom French – focus on quality and creating value for today’s discriminating home buyer,” Black said. “Each home is designed to reflect the buyer’s lifestyle and to enhance their enjoyment of their new life at Loch Lloyd.”
Prices: $500,000 to multimillion-dollar estates
Hours: 12 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, by appointment anytime.
Directions: From 135th and State Line Road, go east to Holmes Road, south two miles to the community gates.