The LDV Ranch Main Home will be the crowning jewel on the 834-acre property. Currently under construction, this will be the last stop on the long winding road through the property. The design philosophy for the home was to create a harmonious connection between indoor and outdoor living. Large bi-folding doors and sliding glass doors open the back of the entire home to the outdoors. The main residence has a Mediterranean feel, but features a similar beamed ceiling & natural stone materials as the event barn and boat house. Maintaining the indoor-outdoor entertainment philosophy of the ranch as a whole, the home is the central gathering spot for the ultimate private retreat get-a-way. Built to hold a large number of guests, the house sleeps around 30 people in 6 bedrooms. Unique features include a lookout tower and a slides that takes you from one floor to the next.
The clients were looking to have an outdoor space unlike anything in the Kansas City area. Fire bowls on columns frame the view to the lake and a long central linear fire pit create a focal point for both day and night time use. A large roof covered terrace includes a grill bar, outdoor drink troughs, pizza oven, TV area, and OXYR grill which allows everyone to make their own stir fry. The terraced outdoor areas also include ping pong, horse shoes, bocce, and plenty of lawn space for games. A slide can take you from the top patio down to the yard below. Along the lake, a wine patio allows the home owners to enjoy a drink at sunset.
“These Kansas City Philanthropists Built a Private Lake for Family, Friends and Charity” Kansas City Star, Spaces Magazine