Kelmscott Park Wins Multiple 2018 Key Awards
The homes at Kelmscott Park won several awards at the 2018 Key Awards hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC). The 46th Annual Key Awards, one of the building industry’s most important events, was hosted on November 15th and recognizes excellence in housing design, architecture design, interior design, community design, landscape architecture and remodeling. Peers in the industry visit the project sites to analyze the developments which are judged by the quality, craftmanship, and design.
Award winning home design
The single-family home “Beckett” model at Kelmscott Park received the first-place Platinum Award for best single-family semi-custom home and the apartments won the Gold Award for best multi-family development. Both the single-family homes and apartments took home the Crystal Award which is given to the best of the best within each specific category for innovation and creativity.
The Beckett single-family home features 3,690 SF of living space and will be a part of a larger community built by Orren Pickell with architecture by Booth Hansen. Inspired by William Morris and Kelmscott Manor, the homes utilize the themes from the Arts and Crafts movement to create modern, open spaces. The three apartment buildings at Kelmscott Park range from 700 to 900 SF and feature a brick and stone façade. They are organized around a central courtyard, which features and outdoor patio with a fire-pit and grills as well as curving walking paths which connect each building.
Kelmscott Park Construction Update for September 2018
The Kelmscott Park Condominiums start to take their final shape with a water-tight building, teams finalize exterior brick façade and begin to work on the detailed interiors.
Rich Landscapes Enhance Community at Kelmscott Park
Lake Forest is synonymous with distinguished homes and impeccable landscaping. Since its visionary beginnings, the community has been a showcase of historic estates by legendary architects Howard Van Doren Shaw and David Adler, and picturesque landscapes by the likes of Frederick Law Olmsted and Jens Jensen. And while it’s been several decades since these renowned names first made their mark on Lake Forest, their significance is alive and well today. In fact, the community’s rich history was a point of inspiration right here at Kelmscott Park.
Kicking off the fall season, Kelmscott Park hosted its KP Block Party last Sunday, Sept. 16. Blue skies and beautiful 75-degree weather provided the perfect backdrop for a fun-filled afternoon that brought more than 100 partygoers to downtown Lake Forest.