The Daily Herald from Arlington Heights, Illinois on March 8, 2008 · Page 358
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SATURDAY. MARCH 8. 2008 DAIl.YIIKRAI.n SECTION PAGE 3 Buyers: Pleased by floor plan, maintenance-free amenities Continued from Phge 1 is included, totals approximately the 2,500 square feet the couple wanted. The floor plan they chose is a two-story end-unit plan with two bedrooms, den, 2'/2 baths, a combination living/dining room with two- story ceiling and an open kitchen and breakfast area that flows into the family room. This model also has a luxury master suite, a second floor laundry room, large concrete patio and a two-car garage. "We wanted to have the equivalent of three bedrooms and that's what we have with our den, which we use as an office. "The living and dining room is very nice and this is where I have my piano set up, so I sometimes call it my music room," Holly said. The couple chose a fireplace for their family room and an oversized walk-in shower in their master bath. Their basement is also fin- ished and they use it as a television room. "Another thing I really love about our home is all the windows, which give the rooms such a nice feeling. "We are on a secluded lot which backs to open space and the view out the back of our home makes me feel like I'm in the country," said Holly. Buyers at Victoria Park can select from three floor plans, ranging in size from 1,768 to 2,172 square feet. Both ranch and two-story designs are available. Both Scott and Holly were also attracted to Victoria Park by the fact that all outdoor landscape care is taken care of, including grass cutting and snow removal. Victoria Park also offers its residents premium on-site amenities at the community clubhouse and recreation center. A lighted, tree-lined walking path leads the way to the clubhouse, located at the rear of the community for privacy. The clubhouse features a furnished clubroom with fireplace and a complete fitness facility. There is also meeting space, which is ideal for residents who work from home. "I used the clubhouse for a party last year and I also use the exercise room on a regular basis. It's very convenient to have these amenities just steps from our home. "I'm also planning another party that I want to use the clubhouse for," Holly said. They have also attended various planned activities at the clubhouse, like the annual Super Bowl party. Victoria Park is located in Libertyville, on the north side of Peterson Road (Route 137), approximately one mile west of Milwaukee Avenue. The sales center is located at 1850 Torrey Parkway and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (847) 367-0300 or visit www.rhahomes.com. Home show: Downsizing not an end to luxuries Continued from fiige I Barrington offers upscale living for those ready to downsize. The size of the community, which has only 156 homes, is part of its charm because there are fewer people to share the clubhouse and other amenities, said Kim Traylor, project manager. "Everyone has something in their current homes that they don't want to let go of. It might be a sun room or a big walk-in closet or a large master suite," she said. "We have all these, so they don't have to leave their current luxuries behind when they downsize." The location with walking trails to a nature conservancy and The Arboretum, a shopping center expected to open in the fall, are attractions, she said. Prices at the Toll Brothers single-family community range from $494,975 to $588,975. Active adults: Choose your neighborhood There are a number of communities throughout the suburbs targeting buyers who are at least 55 years old. They include: Aurora Community: Carillon at Stonegate by Cambridge Homes Price range: $300,OOOs to $330,OOOs Square footage: 1,738 to 2,322 Features: Five single-family Resort Series plans have two to four bedrooms, two to 2'/2 baths, two-car garage and basement. Directions: 1-88 to Route 59, south to North Aurora Road, west to Mansfield Drive, north to the sales center on the left. Contact: (847) 984-4890; www.mycambridgehome.com. Bolingbrook Community: Bella Vista by Hartz Homes Price range: $283,900 to $295,900 Square footage: 1,700 to 1,785 Features: Ranch townhouses with two bedrooms, two bams, two- car garage and basement. Directions: Located on 111 th and Weber Road. Contact: (630) 228-3415; www.hartzliomes.com. Community: Patriot Place by Ryland Homes Price range: $317,990 to $390,990 Square footage: 2,025 to 3,361 Features: Ranch and two-story villa designs with two or three bed- I'HOTO COURTESY HARTZ HOMES Hartz Homes offers active adult townhouses in Bolingbrook and Lockport. Single-family homes are also available in Lockport. rooms, two to 2'/2 baths and two-car garage. Directions: 1-55 to Weber Road, north to Rodeo Drive, west to Essington Road, south to Francis Scott Key Boulevard, east to the sales center. Contact: (630) 378-9444; www.ryland.com. Elgin Community: Edgewater by Del Webb Price range: $191,789 to $409,990 Square footage: 1,197 to 2,833 Features: Two or three bedrooms and two to three baths. Features: Clubhouse with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Directions: Bowes Road just west of Randall Road. Contact: (847) 697-8280; www.delwcbb.com. Community: The Greens of Elgin by Windsor LifeCare LLC Price range: $139,900 to $201,900 Square footage: 750 to 1,000 Features: Condominiums with one or two bedrooms and one to two baths. Directions: 1-90 to Route 31, south to Big Timber Road, west to McLean Boulevard, south to the community. Contact: (847) 289-0400; www.winddev.com. Community: Regency at Bowes Creek Country Club — Townhouses by Toll Brothers, Inc. Price range: $25(i,975 to $283,975 Square footage: 1,650 to 2,450 Features: Two-bedroom, two- bath townhouses with two-car garage. Directions: 1-90 to Randall Road, south to Bowes Road, west two miles to the community entrance. Contact: (847) ' 695-0005; www.tollbrothcrs.com. Community: Regency at Bowes Creek Country Club — Single- family by Toll Brothers, Inc. Price range: $285,975 to $362,975 Square footage: 1,700 to 2,550 Features: Two-bedroom, two- bath single-family villas with two-car garage. Directions: 1-90 to Randall Road, south to Bowes Road, west two miles to the community. Contact: (847) " 695-0961; www.toUbrothers.com. Hoffman Estates lace by Community: I laverford \ Ryland Homes Price range: $378,990 to $412,990 Square footage: 1,878 to 2,202 Features: Ranch designs with two bedrooms, two baths, basement and two-cm- garage. Directions: 1-90 to Beverly Road, south to Shoe Factory Road, west to the sales center. Contact: (847) 717-0800; www.ryland.com. See ADULTS on PAGE 4 APPLE CREEK ESTATES WOODSTOCK Apple Creek Estates —® Single-Family Homes ffiXIIS ROCKWELL PLACE 'L.AKEMOOR If r$jS$ hr ^- i:R i llNr''^ '•-'^^^•f^|M€ 1: ^ : ^ S» J-Mrf^-> x bflli4^'' 'M^-*^^^^'^ *£ 'ss^i*^?* #feV''^?'*'f' - - 1 • '*'t- 1 -;__ W _: ; _-,;, ;| ;,,,,, Single-Family Homes 815-578-0625 BEACON POINTE HOFFMAN ESTATES Beacon W ,„ Pointe

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