The Daily Herald from Arlington Heights, Illinois on March 8, 2008 · Page 364
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SAITRDAY. MARCH 8. '2008 CondoLMtiff nAll.YllF.RAt.il SKCIION 7 PAGE 9 Port Clinton Place in Vernon Hills is built around a landscaped pond. Urban rowhouses available in suburbs Dating back to colonial Philadelphia and Boston, the row house is a hallmark of traditional city living. But at developments like Port Clinton Place in Vernon Hills, even suburban residents can enjoy the urban flavor of this classic housing style. Located on Route 45, just west of Milwaukee Avenue, Port Clinton Place (www.Port- ClintonPlace.com) includes 47 three-level row houses, as well as 132 single-level\:ondo- minium residences. Row houses have diree bedrooms, 2Vi baths, finished lower levels and attached, rear-loaded, two-car garages. They range in size from 2,028 to 2,464 square feet and are base-priced from the mid $400,OOOs. "Row houses were born out of practicality, since their shared walls made it possible to fit more homes in densely populated urban areas. But today, many suburban buyers are choosing these homes for their urban style and overall aesthetic appeal," said Matt Nix, senior real estate director for Opus North Corporation. "It's a housing style mat's particularly appropriate at Port Clinton Place, which is part of a redevelopment plan to revitalize downtown Vernon Hills. Eventually this area will be a lively town center, much like the city neighborhoods where row houses first became popular." Nix noted the four row house floor plans available at Port Clinton Place showcase exterior features typical of quintessential row house design, such as a front stoop reached via a short flight of stairs. Likewise, attached garages are rear-loading, keeping the visual focus on the front entry. "The feel is very much like a residential city street," said Nix. "At the same time, Port Clinton Place is set back a bit from the Vernon Hills town center, in a quiet enclave with tree-lined walking paths and green spaces around a landscaped pond. It's a very peaceful setting." While their exterior design recalls a more traditional neighborhood style, row houses at Port Clinton Place feature the floor plan elements today's buyers want most, said Jeanne Martini, director of sales and marketing for Edward R. James Homes, which Opus North has partnered with for the exclusive sales and marketing of Port Clinton Place. "The four floor plans all offer lots of open living space, but in very distinct configurations to match a variety of lifestyles," said Martini. "A couple that entertains frequently can choose from plans with combined living and dining areas, or a separate, formal dining room. Likewise, families love our designs that have a family room open to the eat-in kitchen." Every home also offers a second-floor laundry room; a master suite featuring a luxury master bath with separate shower and soaking tub, per plan; and a finished lower level with a den, storage space, and access to the attached two-car garage. "These are raised lower levels with window wells mat let in plenty of light," said Martini. "It makes the den a very inviting area. And having diis finished space away from the main living areas gives buyers the flexibility to have a home office, playroom or rec room where they can put a big-screen television." Both the row houses and condominiums at Port Clinton Place come complete with a high-end package of standard finishes and features, including 9- or 10-foot ceilings; kitchens with granite countertops, undermount sinks, Brookhaven by Wood- Mode® cabinetry and stainless steel appliances; and bams with Corian® countertops, Kohler faucets and fixture and ceramic tile floors and surround, per plan. Additionally, buyers can personalize their home with upgrades such as a customized kitchen, stone or marble floors, or a fireplace. Buyers will work hand-in- hand with a team of expert designers at the Edward R. James Homes Design Center in Glenview to select from a range of upscale features and distinctive finishes for their home. Port Clinton Place is a short drive from well-known North Shore attractions including the Chicago Botanic Gardens and Ravinia. Additionally, the community is in proximity to numerous golf courses, including Marriott Lincolnshire Golf Course, Arboretum Golf Course and Buffalo Grove Golf Center. To visit Port Clinton Place, take Interstate 94 to the Half Day Road/Route 45 exit. Proceed west on Half Day Road/Route 45 to the sales center, which is located a quarter mile west of Milwaukee Avenue on the north side of Route 45. The sales center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (847) 634-7711 or visit the community online at www.PortClintonPlace.com. Dream home, ideal spot Location. It's the ultimate determining factor in real estate. Walk to Metra in downtown Arlington Heights, the premier suburban location. Purchase, Rent to own, Rent. Sales Center and Model 8 S. Dunton in Arlington Heights 847.577.2222 * www.metroloftcondos.com Businessman neighborhood to meet his needs, wekomes others to join him BY GWEN H. JADER l)nil\ Htmld (jinrs/mndrnl Looking for a new home seven years ago, Paul Stanley couldn't find what he wanted: a luxury home in downtown Chicago near the lake. "I shopped all the competition and didn't see what I wanted, so I decided to build it myself," he said. A principal in PS Promotions, Inc., a 23-year event and retail marketing firm, Stanley also had completed several condominium conversions in the Chicago area. For the location of his new dream home, he looked no farther than where his corporate offices were located: the northeast corner of Huron and State streets overlooking Holy Name Cathedral. The quiet, tree-lined street is within steps of everyday necessities, from groceries to fine restaurants and theater. It's also within walking distance of Michigan Avenue and all the shops, hotels and restaurants that the Magnificent Mile has to offer. Stanley decided to share his vision with others looking for a new home and is developing The Huron, a 47-unit condominium high-rise at 4 E. Huron Street. "This is my dream home and if 46 other people want to dream with me, that's great," he said. "While the other buildings in the vicinity are like mini cities with up to 400 units, residents of The Huron will know their neighbors, and the doorman will greet you by name." The architectural firm of Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed the 28-story high-rise which features a contemporary, all-glass and limestone facade. There will be one, two or three residences per floor — all with terraces. There also will be two penthouses, plus indoor parking for 74 cars. The lobby, which will feature comfortable furniture and a 19th-century marble fireplace, will provide a cozy place for residents and guests to gather and greet each other. Off the lobby will be a covered garage with deeded parking spaces, secure indoor bicycle storage and a doggy run. The top floor of the building will be devoted to a private health club complete with steam room, sauna, and changing rooms, plus an indoor pool and deck. On the roof, there will be additional amenities inspired by the Drifters' hit song "Up on the Roof," Stanley said. It also will provide a "ring side seat" for die lakefront fireworks and air and water shows. "When you really want to get away from it all, you'll find a Zen contemplation garden on the rooftop, as well as grills for cooking out and a hot tub where you can relax and watch the sunset in amazing peace right in the heart of the city," Stanley said. The Huron features 46 residences in the 28-story building. Base prices at The Huron range from $992,000 to $4.858 million for homes providing 1,623 to 5,819 square feet of living space. First move-ins are expected in early 2010. "The Huron is a modern classic that offers unbeatable square footage of living area and floor-plan configuration flexibility," said Stanley, noting that about 20 percent of the units have sold since sales began earlier this year. The Huron is being marketed by Realtor Tricia Fox of Keller Williams Gold Coast. For information, call (312) 475-0201 or visit www.TheHuron.com. Paul Stanley is building his dream at The Huron. metrolofts best place to live. $& eae ef Aaiwiea's best places to live,) ; . - . Is fees and aeoa, Naperviiie was m fltw ef best piaeea to live la the States by lifeaey bfagitaiue, oppot'ttmiuea! THE m ' •*• *J70V: IROQUOIS AUCTION REAL ESTATE AUCTION DEVELOPER CLOSEOUT APRIL 5, 2OO8 SIX BRAND NEW TOWNHOMES Antioch, IL Rt, 12 (Rand Rd.) N. to Rt. 59 to Bowles Rd. to Inverness Ct. AUCTION INFORMATION CENTER: 1320 INVERNESS COURT Two-story, 2BR/8-1/2BA and 3BR/3-1/2BA units, up to 2,497 sq. ft. Gourmet kitchen, open living area, master suite, loft, distinctive architectural touches throughout, full basements, deck, 2-car garage, situated in expansive wooded area with great conservation views. PREVIOUSLY PRIQED UP TO $5?8,000 SUGGESTED OPENING BIDS FROM $185,QQQ TWO TO BE SOLD ABSOLUTE, REGARDLESS OF PRICE OPEN HOUSES 11 AM TO 1 PM, MARCH 22 & 30 ANP 4 TO 6 PM, MARCH 25 & APRIU 3 RICK LEVIN & ASSOCIATES, INC. 773-252-45OO WWW.RICKLEVIN.COM

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