You may not want to admit it but…winter is right around the corner. In Chicagoland, that can mean bitter cold temperatures, howling winds and snow. As a homeowner, do you dread shoveling your driveway?
If you move into The Enclave at Mill Creek in west suburban Addison, you won’t have to because snow removal is included in the community’s monthly assessment. Even better, move-in-ready homes are available so buyers can be settled in before the weather changes this year.
“The Enclave at Mill Creek offers the superior energy efficiency of new construction, plus we have three completed homes for immediate delivery so owners can move within 30 to 60 days,” said Jay Dulla, managing director for the property’s developer, Meritus Homes. “That way, if someone has already sold their current house and is on a short timeline to relocate, they have the option to purchase a brand-new home.”
In all, The Enclave at Mill Creek features detached, single-family homes in a low-maintenance setting. Already, more than 65 percent of the 44 homes in Phase I have been sold.
Meritus Homes is offering five designs at the Addison 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.
The move-in ready homes currently for sale are the Hyacinth, Larkspur and Waterleaf—all ranches.
With 1,379 square feet of space, two bedrooms and two baths, the Hyacinth offers easy single-level living that is just right for today’s lifestyles. The kitchen, dining area and family room all open to each other to create a Great Room effect ideal for both relaxing every day and entertaining guests. Food prep is a breeze in the kitchen thanks to a pantry and sink in the center island. The two bedrooms are separated from each other for maximum privacy while the master suite boasts its own bath and walk-in closet. A laundry room with linen closet and two-car garage round out this carefree ranch. The Hyacinth on homesite 41 features hardwood flooring in the foyer, hall, kitchen, dining room, and family room. The kitchen has 36-inch white maple cabinets with crown molding, a center island, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. A full basement and 10-by12-foot deck also are included for $373,306.
Homeowners can relax and live comfortably in the Larkspur. Offering 1,603 feet of space, two bedrooms and two baths, this home is priced at $429,482. The family room is the heart of the Larkspur, offering plenty of space for everyone. The neighboring kitchen and dining room combine for easy meal prep, serving and dining. A large center island unites the rooms and provides ample work space while a pantry offers plenty of storage. The master suite has two closets, including a walk-in, along with a private bath. The second bedroom is ideal as a guest room, office or den. The laundry room if off the kitchen and allows access to the two-car garage. The Larkspur on homesite 20 is under construction and buyers can still add many of their own interior selections.
The Waterleaf on homesite 43 boasts 2,154 square feet, three bedrooms and two baths for $479,242. This plan maximizes versatility. The flex room has been converted into a bedroom while a den accented by double doors has been added. The main living area is flexible, with a kitchen, dining room and family room all open to each other to accommodate day-to-day activities as well as entertaining. Highlights of the kitchen include a center island and big pantry. The master suite is a relaxing place to unwind with a private bath and walk-in closet. Another bedroom, full bath and laundry room complete the living space. Upgrades in this home are hardwood flooring in the foyer, hall, kitchen, dining room, and family room; upgraded kitchen appliances; a deluxe master bath; and tray ceiling in the master bedroom.
The Hyacinth, Larkspur and Waterleaf—like all homes at The Enclave at Mill Creek—showcase energy-efficient construction that includes Tyvek® house wrap, ice and water shield protection for the roof, a damp-proofed foundation, 40-gallon high-efficiency water heater, and R-21 wall and R-49 ceiling insulation.
“Thanks to advances in technology and building systems, homes built today offer greater comfort and energy savings than older houses,” said Dulla. “And since furnaces and air conditioning units are brand-new, they won’t have to be repaired or replaced for years to come.”
He added that 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.
“Why restrict yourself to resale when an opportunity like The Enclave at Mill Creek exists?” said Dulla. “We offer high quality new homes that are ready for move-in now, all in a carefree setting.”
In addition to the low-maintenance environment—the homeowners’ association performs all common area landscape maintenance as well as lawn care for each individual homesite—The Enclave at Mill Creek benefits from a convenient location. So much so that the community has attracted homebuyers not only from Addison but also from 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.
Visitors can make an appointment to tour the Hyacinth and Waterleaf move-in-ready homes by calling the sales office at (224) 634-4034.
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.)
Two decorated models are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For directions to The Enclave at Mill Creek, visit www.MeritusHomebuilders.com.
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