Move In This Spring At Elgin’s Villas At Madison Lane

The spring real estate market is here and Meritus Homes is ready for it, offering three Quick Move-In Homes at The Villas at Madison Lane in northwest suburban Elgin.

Already built and available for immediate delivery, each of these luxurious low-maintenance ranch townhomes has 1,367 square feet of living space, two bedrooms and two full baths, a lookout lower level, attached two-car garage, and deck. They also are filled with upscale appointments like nine-foot main-floor ceilings; walk-in showers in the primary bath; easy-care, luxury, vinyl-plank flooring; three-panel interior doors; and Moen faucets.

The kitchen in the Geneva model at The Villas at Madison Lane showcases the ranch townhome’s open-concept design.

Gourmet kitchens come equipped with a full suite of stainless steel appliances…including a refrigerator…along with 36-inch wall cabinets with crown molding and soft close doors and drawers, and a garbage disposal. Depending on the home, other elegant features include quartz or granite kitchen countertops, and oil rubbed bronze or chic black light fixtures. Prices for the Quick Move-In Homes range from $416,228 to $422,914.

In addition to the three homes already under construction, Meritus Homes has seven ranch townhomes available to be built, priced from $389,000. Lookout basements come standard on each and Meritus Homes offers the option to finish the space with a living room, bedroom and bath.

Looking forward to moving in this spring is Sue Risley, the first buyer at The Villas at Madison Lane.

“This is my first time building new construction,” she explained. “The Meritus Homes team made the process trouble-free—the sales manager was so accommodating and just a fun, nice guy. Having someone to trust made my decision to build here easy.”

She decided upon the Elgin community because, “I came to a point in my life where I no longer wanted the upkeep of my large two-story house and big yard. The Villas at Madison Lane offers me the ease of single-level living and no lawn maintenance.”

Not only does her new home come with professional landscaping and a fully sodded yard, all common area maintenance along with individual homesite lawn care is handled by the homeowner’s association, making for carefree living.

Creating attractive curb appeal, her ranch villa features classic architecture accented with brick detailing. Inside, the layout reflects today’s popular open-concept design trend where the kitchen, dinette and family room all flow into each other.

“I walked through the decorated model and right away I liked the floor plan and how the home looked and felt,” said Risley.

“The laundry room is conveniently located on the main floor but is still tucked away, out of sight. And I appreciate the attached two-car garage, which I didn’t have at my previous house.”

Risley upgraded her flooring choices and appliances a bit but didn’t need to add much more since the Geneva floor plan already met her lifestyle. She did, however, convert the second bedroom on the main level into an office with decorative French doors.

Her Meritus home boasts energy-efficient construction with Tyvek® house wrap, ice and water shield protection for the roof, a damp-proofed foundation, 90-percent-efficiency gas forced-air furnace, 40-gallon high-efficiency water heater, R-21 wall and R-49 ceiling insulation, and 2-by-6 exterior wall construction.

“I drove by a sign for this community after I had already looked at several places, knowing I was ready to move,” she said.

Not far from where Risely’s existing house is located, The Villas at Madison Lane is in an established area on the west side of Elgin. The intimate neighborhood is just a mile from the bustling Randall Road corridor, where shopping, dining and entertainment venues abound. The Big Timber Road Metra Station is less than three miles away, as well, for anyone commuting into the city or northwest suburbs.

The property also is close to a variety of recreational areas such as at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, Powder River Park and Eagle/Burnridge Park, and the Elgin Sports Complex. Numerous places of worship are within minutes as is Advocate Sherman Hospital. Children attend Creekside Elementary, Kimball Middle School and Larkin High School while Elgin Community College offers the opportunity for higher learning and continuing education.

The Villas at Madison Lane is the newest community from Meritus Homes, a family run business with decades of experience crafting homes throughout Chicagoland. The company has an unrivaled understanding of what it takes to build a home that offers extraordinary quality, comfort and value. It also prides itself on creating an exceptional customer experience by building a personal connection with each homebuyer.

A professionally decorated model of the Geneva is open at The Villas at Madison Lane from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (closed Thursday and Friday).

The sales center is located at 558 Madison Lane in Elgin. To reach the community, take Randall Road and turn east onto West Highland Avenue. Travel approximately one-half a mile and turn north onto Trinity Terrace, then east onto Madison Lane.

For more information, call (847) 877-1123 or visit

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