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  Custom Residence
Build Type
  New build
Square Footage of Home
  -3,001 to 6,000 square feet of finished space
Project Name
Project Address
  16006 St. Andrews Court,
Village of Loch Lloyd, Missouri 64012
United States
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Homeowner’s Approval
  I have notified and the homeowner is aware that their home is being submitted and may be published in print and online.
Project vision or goals

With two children in college, this empty nester couple was eager to leave their Johnson County home and build a custom residence in iconic Loch Lloyd for life’s next chapter. They chose an expansive lot backing up to a small lake with stunning golf course views beyond. Beginning with the crisp symmetry of the home’s exterior, the spectacular Modern Coastal-inspired design completed in 2022 evokes an aesthetic appeal of simple sophistication, clean lines and an uncluttered, breezy elegance. Because almost every angle of the home from the back offers an unencumbered view of the lake, capitalizing on the water feature both outside and inside was important to the homeowners. The couple envisioned the large deck for lounging at the end of the day and enjoying the sunset or entertaining family and friends. Defining the interior are stylish design statements like the dramatic foyer punctuated by a floating staircase boasting a custom iron railing, a crystal ringed chandelier, and a cascading lighting fixture extending to the home’s lower level. The home resonates with unexpected wood accents and unique details throughout, including the curated stain on the gorgeous rift oak hardwood floors and creatively displayed artifacts gathered by the globe-trotting couple. Guiding the overall design was the couple’s ultimate desire for a home with an ambiance of understated comfort effortlessly embracing modern sleekness and infused with a timeless, heirloom quality.

Project challenges
  Several design challenges were encountered in the Loch Lloyd custom build residence. Despite the generously sized home site, there are neighboring houses to the left and right. Maintaining privacy was critical to the homeowners, especially when taking in the natural landscape from their deck and rooms facing the back of the house. It was also essential that the four-car garage didn’t visually disrupt the lines of the home’s modern design. The couple wanted to appreciate the home’s backyard water views and surroundings year-round, whether from the deck or from inside. Centered in the main living room is the fireplace, but interior designer Kristen Ridler presented an off-center design to create asymmetry, so achieving balance was a challenge. Throughout the years, the well-traveled couple amassed a collection of pieces from across the globe, so Ridler focused on blending those handpicked, antique treasures with the home’s modern, contemporary vibe. Protecting furniture, art, and the custom, hand-scraped rift oak hardwood floors in a curated stain color from sunlight without draperies, blinds or shutters was paramount. Additionally, the couple wanted beautiful furniture to align with the design aesthetic but also ensure that it was comfortable and welcoming. Lighting was an important design element – from the foyer to dining, kitchen and common areas like the main level powder room, the homeowners wanted statement fixtures that harmonized with the home’s air
Project solutions
  To take optimal advantage of the stellar views, the Loch Lloyd home is situated on the large lot to ensure lake and golf course views are private and not interrupted by nearby homes. The front of the house maintains the design’s modern lines and symmetry without revealing the four-car garage, with separate two-car garages facing one another, tucked on the inside of the driveway. Motorized, retractable screens on the spacious deck allow the couple to enjoy the Midwest’s spring, summer and fall, while offering an unimpeded view of nature during the winter. The hand trimmed, chevron oak fireplace with a stone surround and hearth anchors the living room. To create asymmetry while accomplishing a sense of balance, Ridler staggered custom oak shelves off to the right of the fireplace and added an offset floating hearth. Centered in front of the fireplace is a clean-lined sofa, chair grouping and oversized, functional coffee table. When it came time to add the cherished pieces acquired by the couple during frequent travels to their new residence, Ridler found ways to seamlessly incorporate them into the design. The home’s neutral interior palette of cool tones including grey, white and blue, coupled with the warm tones of the rift oak floors, ensures a quiet dialogue between the home’s modern vibe and well-chosen antiques. To solve the window coverings dilemma, Ridler installed sheer, modern shades in the handcrafted black steel window soffits, reducing glare and keeping UV light and heat at bay while preserving the spectacular views and still allowing plenty of natural light to stream in. Proving modern furniture provides comfortable seating options, Ridler and the homeowners selected sofas and chairs defining form and function to complement the modern interior, in addition to streamlined American Leather pieces that elevate the notion of clunky, unsightly recliners to a fresh, chic aesthetic. Throughout the residence, distinctive fixtures accentuate and define spaces like the light-drenched foyer, with a playful waterfall chandelier from Sonneman illuminating the main stairwell and a commanding chandelier in the entry, to the Modern Forms “Chaos” chandelier from Wilson Lighting hanging above the dining table and the ring chandelier in the living room. Even the first-floor powder room gets star treatment with curvy pendants flanking the vanity’s hexagonal tile backsplash and natural quartz top.
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  • Interior Design
  • Appliances
  • Cabinets
  • Electronics
  • Flooring
  • Landscaper
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Roofing
  • – Other
Add your Architect
  Elswood Smith Carlson Architects, P.A.
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Add your Builder
  Rodrock Homes
Interior Design
  • – Other
Add your Interior Designer
  Kristen Ridler Design
  • Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
  • – Other
Add your Cabinets
  Miller Custom Cabinets
  • Bravas
  • – Other
Add your Flooring
  Acme Floor Co Inc.
  • – Other
Add your Landscaper
  Epic Landscape Productions
Lighting Fixtures
  • Wilson Lighting
  • – Other
Add your Roofing
Project Images (professional photography required for ALL project entries)
Photographer Name
  Nate Sheets
Photography Company
  Nate Sheets Photography
Photographer Phone
  (816) 309-2407
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  Sub Total $175.00
  Total $175.00

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