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Custom Build 3,001 to 6,000 square feet

Loch Lloyd Custom

With their children off to college, this new empty-nester couple started the next chapter of their lives by building a custom home at Loch Lloyd. Choosing an expansive lot backing up to a small lake and the stunning golf course beyond, they wanted to capitalize on the views from inside and outside the house. 

Beginning with the crisp symmetry of the home’s exterior, the modern coastal-inspired design embraces simple sophistication, clean lines and the feel of breezy, uncluttered elegance. The front of the house maintains the design’s modern lines and symmetry without revealing the four-car garage—split into separate, two-car garages facing one another. A large deck across the back features motorized, retractable screens that allow the couple to enjoy the Midwest’s spring, summer and fall seasons, as well as an unimpeded view of nature during the winter.

The home’s neutral interior palette of cool gray, white and blue tones ensures a quiet dialogue between its modern vibe and well-chosen antiques. The palette also resonates well with unexpected wood accents, including the curated stain on the rift-oak hardwood floors, a floating staircase fitted with a custom iron railing and numerous statement light pieces installed throughout. Artifacts gathered by the globe-trotting couple are creatively displayed alongside modern leather furnishings that are equally comfortable and aesthetically fitting.

A hand-trimmed, chevron-patterned oak fireplace with a stone surround and hearth anchors the living room. Staggered custom oak shelves to the right of the fireplace and an offset floating hearth create asymmetry yet feel balanced. Modern shades in steel soffits protect against sunlight damage to furniture, art and flooring without compromising the view with draperies, blinds or shutters.


Elswood Smith Carlson Architects


Rodrock Homes

Interior Designer

Kristen Ridler Interior Design


Nate Sheets


Appliances: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery  Cabinets: Miller’s Custom Cabinets  Electronics: Bravas  Flooring: Acme Floor Co.  Landscaper: EPIC Landscape Productions  Lighting Fixtures: Wilson Lighting  Roofing: Century Roofing

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