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.
1. Where do you currently live and how long have you lived there?
We just moved into the Kelmscott Park Apartments after selling our home in Lincoln Park, where we had lived for the past twenty years. We moved to the apartments to await the completion of our condominium here at Kelmscott Park and to get more familiar with Lake Forest.
2. What are/were your motivations for moving?
Our home in Lincoln Park had become too large for our needs and our evolving lifestyle. We began searching for a condominium/community that would offer us the amenities and lifestyle we desired.
3. During your home search, what were the must-have features/amenities on your list?
Most importantly, we wanted a location that would offer us some of the conveniences that we had in Lincoln Park…the ability to walk to stores, restaurants, transportation and
still remain close to Lake Michigan. We also have a small dog, so a pet-friendly community was a necessity.
Additionally, we decided that we were interested in new construction because it would allow us to customize finishes in a development with beautifully-crafted architecture and landscaping. We wanted a unit that would provide ample sunlight and access to private outdoor space.
At Kelmscott Park we found a variety of floor plans that offered us the opportunity to select a condominium that fit our specific desires.
4. How did you first learn about Kelmscott Park?
During our exhaustive search for a condominium, we discovered Kelmscott Park’s site online. We were intrigued and made a trip to Lake Forest to visit the showroom.
5. Which residence/floor plan did you choose and why?
We were thrilled with what we found at Kelmscott Park and chose floorplan 3C. We will have 3 bedrooms, with one of the bedrooms becoming a den, 2.5 bathrooms, and a large private balcony. As we eagerly await the completion of our condominium, we are enjoying becoming part of all that Lake Forest and Kelmscott Park has to offer.