New Condominium Model Boasts Light, Space and Luxury Finishes

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Introducing the new condominium model at Kelmscott Park. Designed by Booth Hansen with interiors by Toms-Price Home Furnishings, the home features a 2,271 square foot contemporary floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

A formal entrance opens to a large dining area with the living room just beyond. Bright light flows through two exposures with large windows and stunning French doors that open to a private patio perfect for entertaining. The contemporary kitchen features luxury finishes including a Sub-Zero/Wolf appliance package, custom floor-to-ceiling frameless cabinetry and Taj Mahal quartzite countertops. The grand master suite boasts a spa-inspired bathroom with Daphne White marble tile, Crestola quartz countertops a large free-standing soaking tub and separate walk-in shower. The model also includes a second bedroom with space for a queen size bed, a den that can easily be converted to a third bedroom, a proper mud/laundry room with space for side-by-side washer and dryer and ample storage space.

The model home located at 1155 Kelmscott Way is open for tours Wednesday through Friday, 9am – 5pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 5pm.

Click here to schedule a tour.

Park Luxe

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By Sherry Thomas

May 1st, 2019

Chicago-based real estate developer Focus has announced the opening of a new condominium model at Kelmscott Park—a master-planned com- munity in Lake Forest. The model highlights one of the only maintenance-free, new-construction condominium developments on the North Shore.

Located at Laurel and Western avenues, four blocks north of Lake Forest’s bustling downtown district, Kelmscott Park offers 42 condominiums, 12 single-family homes, and 111 luxury rental apartments. Floor plans in the recently completed condo building feature two to three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 1,528 to 2,565 square feet. Prices range from $679,000 to $1,059,000. Sales are being conducted by @properties, and condominium homes are available for immediate delivery.

The model, designed by Toms-Price Home Furnishings, showcases a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath layout with 2,271 square feet. Priced at $970,000, the open-concept plan gives the residence a contemporary feel, while still bringing in elements of a spacious North Shore home.

A formal entry opens onto a large dining area, with the living room beyond. French doors lead out onto an expansive patio. The kitchen is built around an oversized island that seats four. The model’s master suite has two walk-in closets and an en suite bath with a separate shower, soaking tub, and two vanities. The third bedroom/den features pocket doors that can open the room up to the home’s living areas.

“The idea was to make this plan feel like a single-family home,” says Tim Anderson, president and CEO of Focus, which has been building con- dominiums on the North Shore for three decades. “It has a lot of the features North Shore homeowners are used to, like the separate kitchen, den, large master suite, and even a mudroom. The difference is a little less space and a lot less cost and upkeep.” All condominiums at Kelmscott Park feature a balcony or terrace, underground temperature- controlled garage parking, and separate storage. Homes have 9-foot ceilings and high-end finishes such as Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Asko kitchen appliances, custom cabinetry, wide-plank oak flooring in kitchens and living areas, stone countertops, along with Kohler kitchen and bath fixtures.

Kelmscott Park also offers four customizable single-family floor plans ranging from 3,072 to 4,465 square feet. Priced from $1.4 million, homes feature three to five bedrooms, with select plans offering a first-floor master suite. Each home has an attached two-car garage, brick patio, den, and full basement.

Kelmscott Park’s architecture and landscaping are inspired by the English Arts and Crafts movement. Chicago-based architecture firm Booth Hansen incorporated elements of historic Lake Forest architecture into homes and floor plans designed for contemporary living. Meanwhile, Lake Bluff-based Mariani Landscape created a series of greenways, gardens, and tree-lined bou- levards that give Kelmscott Park the feel of a com- munity that has been in Lake Forest for decades.

“The community has come together in a way that exceeds expectations,” says Cyndy Salgado, executive vice president of development sales for @properties.“Everyone has a picture of Lake Forest in their mind, and then you drive into Kelmscott, and it’s like a storybook you can live in. It’s beautiful.”

Kelmscott Park is located within walking distance from Market Square, shopping, restaurants, and the Lake Forest Metra station. The condominium and single-family model homes are open Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information and to schedule a showing, visit or call 847-234-1800.

Read the original article in the Daily North Shore.

Members Only: The KP Club

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Kelmscott Park offers residents a variety of recreation and lifestyle conveniences.

Situated only 10 minutes from the lake and blocks from downtown Lake Forest, you don’t have to go far to enjoy yourself. As a resident of Kelmscott Park, you are offered exclusive access to The KP Club. The club includes access to a tech café with conference room, for those meeting you need to take from home. Complete with fireplace and 24/7 coffee service, you won’t want to head into the office any time soon.

Host with the most.

Rent the beautiful event space in The KP Club and entertain guests with the help of the caterer’s kitchen. Host cocktail hour in the lounge area and then move into the private dining space for dinner.

These common areas in the club open onto the large outdoor patio, which is the perfect spot of gatherings. Stay warm near the fire pit, become a grill master on the grilling stations, or enjoy a quiet stroll through the luscious private gardens.

Convenient fitness at your fingertips

Members also have access to the KP Fitness Studio, which is conveniently located in the KP Club. Featuring a variety of cardio machines and free weights, residents don’t have to go far to meet their daily goals.

Location, Location, Location

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Home buyers seeking suburban comforts and urban amenities should look no further than Kelmscott Park. Located a short walk from Market Square in Downtown Lake Forest, residents at Kelmscott Park have coveted access to the best Lake Forest has to offer. No Matter where your interests lie, Kelmscott Park and Lake Forest have something for you!

The Beach

Only a 5 minute drive from Kelmscott Park the Forest Park and Lake Forest Harbor have something for all lake front lovers. Enjoy the sun on the sandy beaches or snuggle up to stroll the lake front at sunset. This natural gem is only one of the beautiful features Lake Forest has to offer.

The Metra

Only a 10 minute walk from Kelmscott Park, the UP North Lake Forest station is readily available to all KP residents who want to take a trip downtown to enjoy all that Chicago has to offer.

Onwentsia Club

A quick 5 minute drive from Kelmscott Park, members at Owentsia Club enjoy a whole host of activities for the summer and the colder months.

Whatever your hobby may be, Kelmscott Park offers you the luxury and comfort that a  suburban lifestyle affords with the urban accessibility which ensures that everyone can find something fun nearby.

Kelmscott Park Wins Multiple 2018 Key Awards

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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.

Rich Landscapes Enhance Community at Kelmscott Park

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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.

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