Upscale finishes, elegant floor plans and lush landscaping highlight Lake Forest’s first new large-scale residential community in a decade
LAKE FOREST, ILL., July 18, 2016 – Northfield-based Focus Development and its exclusive sales and marketing representative, @properties, announced the start of sales for Kelmscott Park, a new maintenance-free community of condominiums and luxury single-family homes in east Lake Forest. An on-site sales center featuring kitchen and bath vignettes, a scale model and renderings of the homes is now open.
Located at Laurel and Western avenues at the north end of downtown Lake Forest, Kelmscott Park’s for-sale offerings include 12 single-family homes and 42 condominiums.
- Five condominium floor plans have two to four bedrooms, 2.5 to 3.5 baths and 1,528 to 3,799 square feet. Each plan also includes a balcony or terrace, underground garage parking and separate storage. Additional garage parking and storage will be available for purchase. Starting prices for the condominiums range from $645,000 to $1.675 million.
- Single-family homes are priced from $1.459 million to $1.625 million and feature two floor plans: the Mayfair and the Beckett. The Mayfair offers three bedrooms and 2.5 baths with 3,068 square feet, while the Beckett features three bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3,695 square feet. Both plans have a first-floor master suite, den, full unfinished basement and attached 2-car garage.
Kelmscott Park marks the condominium development to be built in Lake Forest in nearly a decade, according to Tim Anderson, president of Focus Development.
“This is an rare opportunity for homebuyers to purchase new construction in a highly sought-after North Shore community, and to work with our team to design their home or condominium to suit their tastes and lifestyle,” said Anderson.
Homes at Kelmscott Park will be outfitted with a variety of upscale features and finishes, including: 9-foot ceilings, 5-inch wide hardwood oak flooring in living areas and kitchens; custom-built floor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinetry; Sub-Zero, Wolf and Asko stainless steel appliances; stone countertops; Kohler kitchen and bath fixtures; and natural stone tile in master baths. Standard finishes can be viewed at the sales center.
“When it comes to maintenance-free living, the age-old debate on the North Shore is, ‘Do I choose location or do I choose new finishes and amenities?’ The options have been really limited. Kelmscott Park checks both of those boxes, but also offers extensive green space within walking distance to a vibrant downtown,” said Mike Golden, co-founder of @properties.
Designed by Chicago-based Booth Hansen Architects, Kelmscott Park will feature Arts and Crafts-inspired exterior architecture complemented by transitional interiors. The architecture is complemented by lush landscaping designed by Lake Bluff based Mariani Landscape.
The Kelmscott Park sales center is located at 1080 N. Western Ave. in Lake Forest, and is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM or by appointment. For more information about the community, visit www.kelmscottpark.com or call 847-234-1800.