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.
It’s rare to commission a world-class architect to design a suburban residential community. But in a town known for its architectural historical precedence, it’s a necessity. That’s, of course, where Larry Booth comes in.
Newbies to Chicago’s suburbs are increasingly stowing cars and slipping into walking shoes.
By: Danielle Braff, Chicago Tribune
May 17th, 2018
Marty and Mary Jo are downsizing from their home in Chicago to a brand new three-bedroom condominium at Kelmscott Park. The couple is looking forward to exploring Lake Forest with their French bulldog and being within walking distance to restaurants, shops and Lake Michigan. They were drawn to Kelmscott Park because of its convenient downtown location and the ability to customize finishes, making their new place feel like home.