Home shoppers can take a sneak peek at two new, decorated models at The Enclave at Mill Creek starting May 4th. Meritus Homes is unveiling the Marigold ranch along with the two-story Waterleaf at the low-maintenance community in Addison.
With a grand opening celebration scheduled for May 19th, this is the final opportunity for homebuyers to save with special pre-grand opening prices. Already, 20 percent of the community’s easy-living homes have been sold and are under construction.
The Enclave at Mill Creek features 44 detached, single-family homes in Phase I. Buyers can choose from five ranch floor plans with 1,379 to 2,154 square feet of living space, two or three bedrooms, and two full baths. Base prices start from $354,900.
Several of the plans at The Enclave at Mill Creek have the option for a second story. This can 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. The two-story layouts, according to Dulla, are perfect for households with college children home for summer break or those who need to accommodate extended family or overnight guests.
“The main draw of The Enclave is that it is one of the few neighborhoods within the surrounding communities where buyers can build a brand-new home with limited maintenance,” said Jay Dulla, managing director of Meritus Homes. “That means homeowners can choose their colors, flooring, fixtures, and more. Plus, Meritus Homes offers a variety of options and upgrades and is willing to make semicustom changes for even more ways to tailor a home to someone’s tastes.”
Also appealing—especially for empty nesters—is the maintenance-free lifestyle at The Enclave at Mill Creek. The homeowners association will perform all common area landscape maintenance as well as lawn care for each individual home so owners never have to spend their time or energy on outdoor chores. Snow removal also is included in the monthly assessment.
Located at the intersection of Army Trail Boulevard and North Mill Street, The Enclave at Mill Creek is tucked in a mature area surrounded by established neighborhoods. Plus, the property has abundant green space—including Westwood Creek, three ponds and a scenic sitting area. In fact, more than one third of the homes back up to natural areas.
To complement these surroundings, exteriors are designed with classic architecture that features brick accents, optional stone accents, and covered entries to provide shelter from inclement weather. Some plans even include front porches. 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.
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.
All 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.
Optional amenities range from gourmet kitchen enhancements to gas fireplaces and upgraded flooring, among others.
“Savvy buyers understand—and appreciate—all the advantages that come with a newly built home,” said Dulla. For example, homeowners have few, if any, repairs that need to be made. Plus, they can typically stay comfortable for less since new homes are more energy efficient.
“Before The Enclave at Mill Creek opened, very few new homes were being built in Addison or surrounding areas in a maintenance-free environment; so if someone wanted to stay in the area, their choices were limited,” he continued. “Now, home shoppers can reap the benefits of new construction yet stay close to what they know and love.”
Buyers have been coming to the community from surrounding towns such as Lombard, Elmhurst and Itasca—and even as far away as Palatine—drawn to the property’s convenient location. Shopping, entertainment, movie theaters, golf, casual dining, and forest preserves are all nearby. Plus, Interstates 355 and 290 are only a few miles away, as is Ill. Hwy. 83/Kingery Highway, for easy access to Chicagoland’s western suburbs.
The Enclave at Mill Creek’s new model and 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.
Visitors can tour both decorated models from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For directions or to preview floor plans at The Enclave at Mill Creek, visit www.MeritusHomebuilders.com. Or call (224) 634-4034.