Less than four months after grand opening decorated models, more than 65 percent of the new homes have been sold at The Enclave at Mill Creek in Addison.
Jay Dulla, managing director for the property’s developer Meritus Homes, attributes the community’s success to its rare combination of new construction ranches and low-maintenance environment.
“Finding new homes in general, and single-level designs in particular, is uncommon in Addison and the surrounding area,” he explained. “Add to that the fact that homeowners at The Enclave at Mill Creek won’t have to rake leaves, cut their lawns or even shovel snow, and you have a winning combination.”
In fact, the community’s homeowners’ association performs all common area landscape maintenance as well as lawn care for each individual homesite so owners never have to spend their time or energy on outdoor chores. Snow removal also is included in the monthly assessment.
In addition to the low-maintenance setting, The Enclave at Mill Creek offers an incredibly convenient location that has attracted homebuyers from Addison as well as surrounding towns such as Lombard, Elmhurst, Itasca and even as far away as Palatine and Naperville.
Positioned at the intersection of Army Trail Boulevard and North Mill Street, the neighborhood is within minutes of Interstates 355 and 290 as well as Ill. Hwy. 83/Kingery Highway for easy access to Chicagoland’s western suburbs. Shopping, entertainment, movie theaters, golf, casual dining, and forest preserves are also nearby.
Although tucked in a mature area, The Enclave at Mill Creek has abundant green space…including Westwood Creek, three ponds and a scenic sitting area…with more than one third of the ranch-style homes backing to natural areas.
To complement these surroundings, the architecture showcases classic elements such as brick and stone accents, and some homes have covered entries or front porches to provide shelter from inclement weather. Exteriors are constructed of low maintenance materials such as vinyl siding for easy upkeep. Front, side and rear yards are fully sodded plus a landscaping package is included with each new home to give it instant curb appeal.
In addition, all homes at The Enclave at Mill Creek are built to the exacting standards that signify a Meritus home. Interiors have nine-foot first-floor ceilings, six-panel doors, decorative touches such as rounded drywall corners and brushed nickel finishes, central air conditioning, and full basements all as standard features.
Kitchens are designed around the chef with a full suite of stainless steel appliances including a range, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator; pantry, per plan; granite countertops; and elegant touches such as ceramic tile or oak flooring and cabinets with crown molding.
Baths have ceramic tile flooring and shower walls along with cultured marble vanity tops while master baths have the added luxury of separate showers; custom-finished, wood, raised vanities; large linen closets; and compartmentalized water closets.
Since these are newly built homes, owners can choose their colors, flooring, fixtures, and more. Plus, Meritus Homes offers a variety of options and upgrades that range from gourmet kitchen enhancements to gas fireplaces and upgraded flooring, among others. The builder also is willing to make semicustom changes for even more ways to tailor a home to someone’s tastes.
“The ability to personalize their space is a main reason home shoppers choose new construction over resale,” said Dulla. “Buyers know they are getting exactly what they want—and they don’t have to live with someone else’s decorating. Plus, all appliances and appointments are brand-new so they won’t have the repairs and upkeep associated with an old house.”
Visitors can see and feel the quality of Meritus Homes’ construction by touring models of the single-level Marigold and two-story Waterleaf at The Enclave at Mill Creek. They represent two of the five designs the builder offers at the low-maintenance community. Ranch plans have 1,379 to 2,154 square feet of living space, two or three bedrooms, and two full baths for base prices that range from $353,400 to $436,900. Second story options add 866 to 1,090 more square feet of living space, one or two bedrooms or a loft, and another bath on the upper level. These homes have a total of 2,620 to 3,077 square feet of space for prices that range from $449,900 to $471,900. In all, The Enclave at Mill Creek features 44 detached, single-family homes in Phase I.
The two decorated models are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sales office is located at 758 Fairway Drive, just north of Army Trail Boulevard and west of North Mill Road. The community’s entrance is on the north side of Army Trail Boulevard at Links Drive. (Enter 601 Army Trail Boulevard into Google Maps or GPS system to find the site.)
For directions to The Enclave at Mill Creek, visit www.MeritusHomebuilders.com. Or call (224) 634-4034.
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