Ranch Home At The Reserve In St. Charles An Instant Hit With Young Couple

They say when it’s right you know it. That’s exactly the case for Carly and Geoff Reisner who purchased a Clover ranch at The Reserve in St. Charles from Meritus Homes. What began as a casual search for a single-family home turned into a quick decision to purchase the moment they toured the Clover model.
Living in a townhome in Elgin, the couple was just starting their home search in late 2017. After touring about a half dozen new homes along with several resales, they learned about the new ranch model Meritus Homes was debuting at The Reserve in St. Charles.
“Suddenly, what we expected to take six to eight months turned into us putting a deposit down within six weeks,” said Carly Reisner. “Even before we walked into the Clover model we knew no other home was going to be good enough. And we were right.”
The Reisners closed on their new Meritus home in September of 2018 and have been thrilled with their decision from day one.
“Geoff’s sister lives in The Reserve so we were familiar with the neighborhood,” said Carly. “We wanted to stay in the Fox Valley area near our families which made this location highly desirable.”
At The Reserve in St. Charles, Meritus Homes is offering five floor plans for the community’s semicustom homes. The Clover is one of two ranches. Three two-story designs also are available. Overall, homes have 2,491 to 3,716 square feet of living space, three or four bedrooms, two to 3-1/2 baths, and two- or three-car garages for base prices that range from $519,900 to $569,900.
The Clover is an elegant ranch with an open-concept layout. The center of attention is the everyday living space, which features the designer kitchen with center island flowing into the adjoining dining room and spacious living room. A covered porch in back is ideal for outdoor dining or simply relaxing. The master suite has a walk-in closet and private luxury bath. A second bedroom also has its own bath and walk-in closet while the third bedroom can be converted into a den. In addition to the full basement, extra storage space is abundant in the garage.
“We found the Clover’s layout appealing,” said Carly. “We joked that we’re too young for a ranch but Geoff grew up in a ranch and his mom told us that we would love raising a family in one.”
“The Clover is relaxed and welcoming, with no formal living or dining room that we won’t use,” she continued. “While it’s casual, it has a luxurious presence thanks to the 10-foot ceilings and fine details. Plus, the whole back of the house is windows that let in lots of natural light. No detail was left unconsidered—there’s even a window in the pantry.”
Carly noted that the couple did make some upgrades like adding a tray ceiling in the master bedroom and an octagonal tray ceiling in the foyer—which creates drama. They also added a bay window in the dining area and upgraded to a deep pour basement from the standard basement. They added a sliding door between the master bath closet and the neighboring laundry room to make doing laundry extremely convenient. The couple turned the third bedroom into an office, as well.
“We really enjoyed working with Meritus Homes because of their flexibility,” said Carly. “We were able to make semicustom changes.
“In the model, the owner’s bath only had a shower,” she continued. “We worked with Meritus Homes to reconfigure the space to include a freestanding tub and separate vanities. Now Geoff feels like he’s in a luxury hotel or spa.”
Coming from a townhome, the Reisners had never purchased new construction before. Carly believes that working with a mid-size locally based builder over a big box economy builder was a huge advantage.
“With Meritus Homes, I received individualized attention from people who had the ability to solve problems, which are inevitable when building a house,” she explained. “Everyone from the salesperson to construction manager was a pleasure to work with. They were patient, thorough and provided us with answers that were in alignment with our goals. We are really happy and the process has been a breeze.”
While the Reisners built their home from the ground up, Meritus Homes has two homes ready for quick move-in at the Reserve in St. Charles: the two-story Marquis priced at $624,900 and the Clover ranch priced at $627,500.
Nearly six months after moving in, the Reisners are thankful every day for their decision.
“We can get to two downtowns—St. Charles and Geneva—within 10 to 15 minutes,” said Carly. “Both offer amazing food, a quaint and warm feel, culture, and charming shops. At the same time, everyday conveniences like Target and Costco are nearby along the Randall Road corridor.”
Because of the large homesites that provide big back yards and its location in highly rated School District #303, The Reserve in St Charles is home to many families with young children. However, the neighborhood also has retired couples who have been attracted to the ranch homes. Carly described the mix of residents as a very social group…inviting, warm and kind. The Reisners already have seen homeowners out walking their dogs on the community’s trails and expect more outdoor activity as children play in the neighborhood park once the weather warms up.
To visit The Reserve in St. Charles, take Rt. 31 and turn west onto Reserve Drive, which is between Red Gate Road and Silver Glen Road. Proceed to the sales office at 775 Reserve Drive. A decorated model is open to tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
On Saturday, March 2, Meritus Homes is hosting an open house event. Home shoppers are invited to visit the property, tour the quick move-in homes, and enjoy pizza and refreshments from Riverside Pizza & Pub. Two quick move-in homes are available to walk through and are ideal for anyone who has already sold their current house and is on a short timeline to relocate.
For more information, call (224) 634-4054 or visit www.MeritusHomebuilders.com.

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An open-concept layout is one of the design features attracting new-home buyers to the ranch homes at The Reserve in St. Charles.

Meritus Homes pays special attention to the details, like creating a bright and airy dining area in the Clover ranch.

Buyers Attracted To Low-Maintenance Ranch Homes At The Enclave At Mill Creek

Just the right fit. That’s how Angela Nassopoulos describes her brand-new ranch at The Enclave at Mill Creek. She and her husband Ari moved to the west suburban community last summer after searching for a single-level home to suit their empty-nester lifestyle.

Developed by Meritus Homes, The Enclave at Mill Creek features detached, single-family homes in a low-maintenance setting. Only a handful of the 44 homes in Phase I remain for sale, including four that are built and ready for move-in within 30 to 60 days.

When they moved in last June, Ari and Angela Nassopoulos became one of the first residents at The Enclave at Mill Creek—purchasing before models even opened. The couple heard about the property when researching online, then stopped by the sales center. They reviewed the blueprints and were sold.

“After home shopping for about four to five months, we couldn’t find anything that had everything we were looking for,” said Angela Nassopoulos. “Specifically, we wanted a ranch and the resale houses we saw were old and needed a lot of upgrades and work. We didn’t want to inherit someone else’s décor and problems, so we decided to go with a brand-new home.”

The couple purchased the Primrose, which has 1,946 square feet of living space, three bedrooms and two full baths. It offers a variety of today’s most sought-after design features such as a luxury master suite with a private bath and oversize walk-in closet, a big family room that flows into the dining area, a laundry room conveniently located off the two-car garage, a walk-in pantry in the kitchen, and Angela’s favorite—a 10-foot-long center island that ties the kitchen to the dining area.

“The island is a great gathering spot. It’s big enough to seat our five grandkids all at one time when they come over,” she explained. “And the open concept living area lets me work in the kitchen and still interact with everyone in the family room and dining room.”

The couple converted one of the three bedrooms into an office, added a fireplace and upgraded appliances and flooring. They made a few tweaks to some closets, as well.

“One of the best things about buying new construction is being able to personalize our space,” said Angela. “It’s nice to be able to move in and everything is just how we want it.”

The Primrose at The Enclave at Mill Creek is the fourth home that Angela and Ari Nassopoulos have built. As someone who has gone through the new construction process before, they were very pleased with Meritus Homes.

“They were wonderful from beginning to end,” said Angela. “They never hesitated to take care of any detail…no matter how big or small, and even offered support after we moved in.”

Meritus Homes is offering five designs at The Enclave at Mill Creek. Ranch plans have 1,379 to 2,154 square feet of living space; two, three or four bedrooms; and two full baths for base prices that range from $370,900 to $427,900. 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. This brings the square footage up to 2,620 to 3,077 with base prices that range from $449,900 to $471,900.

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, Colonist 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.

Bath floors and shower walls have ceramic tile as standard and vanity tops are cultured marble. Master baths have the added luxury of separate showers; custom-finished, wood, raised vanities; large linen closets; and compartmentalized water closets.

Meritus homes showcase energy-efficient construction for greater comfort and energy savings than older houses. This includes Tyvek® house wrap, ice and water shield protection for the roof, a damp-proofed foundation, 40-gallon high-efficiency water heater, R-21 wall and R-49 ceiling insulation, and 2-by-6 exterior wall construction.

Outside, homes at The Enclave at Mill Creek have classic elements such as brick and stone accents, and some 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.

The homeowners’ association handles snow removal and performs all common area landscape maintenance as well as lawn care for each individual homesite, creating a low-maintenance environment ideal for anyone looking to reduce the amount of time they spend on outdoor chores.

The Enclave at Mill Creek also 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. Plus, it is tucked in an established area in central DuPage County.

“We were downsizing from a large house in Palatine and thought this was the perfect location,” said Angela. “Our children live in Elmhurst so we are close to the grandkids and can easily hop over there and visit.”

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. The community also is near stores, entertainment, movie theaters, golf, casual dining, forest preserves, and everyday conveniences.

While close to so much, The Enclave at Mill Creek has an intimate neighborhood feel. “We enjoy the privacy and quiet here,” said Angela. “The neighbors have been great and we’re getting to know everyone.”

Two decorated models are open at The Enclave at Mill Creek from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. The sales office is located at 758 Fairway Drive, just north of Army Trail Boulevard and west of North Mill Road in Addison. The community’s entrance is on the north side of Army Trail Boulevard at Links Drive. (Enter 601 Army Trail Boulevard into GPS system to find the site.)

On Saturday, February 9, Meritus Homes is hosting an open house. Home shoppers are invited to visit the property, tour the quick move-in homes, and enjoy pizza and refreshments from the Giordano’s Pizzeria on Lake Street in Addison. Three quick move-in homes are available to walk through and are ideal for anyone who has already sold their current house and is on a short timeline to relocate.

For more information on The Enclave at Mill Creek, (224) 634-4034 or visit www.MeritusHomebuilders.com.

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The Primrose offers low-maintenance single-level living

Newly built homes like the Waterleaf are ready for buyers to move into in as quickly as 30 days

Addison’s Enclave At Mill Creek More The 65% Sold

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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Move Into A NEW Home This Fall At The Enclave At Mill Creek

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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Models Open This Weekend at The Enclave at Mill Creek

Two decorated models are GRAND OPENING today at The Enclave at Mill Creek in west suburban Addison, where Meritus Homes offers five ranch designs. The single-level Marigold and two-story Waterleaf are now on display at the low-maintenance community.

To celebrate the GRAND OPENING, Meritus Homes is inviting home shoppers to visit the property, tour the new models, and enjoy pizza and refreshments from Giordano’s in Addison.

With 1,754 square feet of living space, two bedrooms and two full baths, the Marigold ranch is ideal for someone downsizing or just starting out. An open layout is the hallmark of this single-story home with a kitchen, dining room and family room all flowing into each other. A center island makes meal prep a breeze while a pantry offers abundant storage. The master suite is a spacious retreat with a large bedroom, his and her closets, and a private bath. On the other side of the home is the second bedroom, adjacent to a full bath. It’s perfect for use as a guest suite or as a library or hobby nook.

The two-story Waterleaf is the largest plan with 3,077 square feet, four bedrooms and three baths. This home maximizes flexibility with a flex room—perfect as a hobby nook, library or den—plus a kitchen, dining room and family room that all open to each other to accommodate day-to-day activities as well as entertaining. The master suite is a relaxing place to unwind with a private bath and walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms, a full bath and a laundry room complete the first floor. Upstairs the fourth bedroom has a walk-in closet. A full bath and loft, which can be used as a playroom, second family room, or media space, make the second floor ideal for overnight guests or college students home for the summer.

The Marigold and Waterleaf represent two of the five designs Meritus Homes offers at The Enclave at Mill Creek. 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 $354,900 to $439,900. 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 $454,570 to $483,300. In all, The Enclave at Mill Creek features 44 detached, single-family homes in Phase I.

One of the most appealing aspects of the community is that it offers residents a maintenance-free lifestyle, said Jay Dulla, managing director of Meritus Homes. 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.

Buyers already have been flocking to the community—20 percent of the easy-living homes were sold before the models opened and now are under construction. These new hew homeowners have come from Addison as well as surrounding towns such as Lombard, Elmhurst, Itasca and even as far away as Palatine.

In addition to the low-maintenance setting, The Enclave at Mill Creek offers an incredibly convenient location at the intersection of Army Trail Boulevard and North Mill Street. 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.

“With The Enclave at Mill Creek, residents can stay close to what they know and love…and reap all the benefits of new construction, like energy efficiency and modern building techniques,” said Dulla.

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.

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.

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.

The Enclave at Mill Creek also boasts abundant green space—including Westwood Creek, three ponds and a scenic sitting area. More than one third of the homes back up to natural areas. Plus, the property is tucked in a mature area surrounded by established neighborhoods.

The new sales office at The Enclave at Mill Creek 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.

The GRAND OPENING celebration with pizza and refreshments from the Giordano’s pizzeria on Lake Street in Addison is happening Friday May 18th from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday May 19th from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors also can tour the new decorated models daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For directions, visit www.MeritusHomebuilders.com. Or call (224) 634-4034.

 

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Model Preview This Weekend – Last Chance For Pre-Grand Opening Prices At The Enclave At Mill Creek In Addison

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.

Sales Underway For Ranch Homes At The Enclave At Mill Creek In Addison

Sales are underway and construction is progressing at The Enclave at Mill Creek, a low-maintenance community from Meritus Homes in Addison.

The property, conveniently located at the intersection of Army Trail Road and Mill Street, features 44 detached, single-family homes in Phase I. Already, 15 percent of these easy-living ranches have been sold. Buyers can choose from five floor plans with 1,379 to 2,154 square feet of living space, two or three bedrooms, and two full baths. Special preconstruction pricing—which is only available until the models open—starts from the mid $300,000s.

Tucked in a mature area surrounded by established neighborhoods, The Enclave at Mill Creek will have 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. The homeowners association will perform all common area landscape maintenance as well as lawn care for each individual home.

“Even snow removal is included,” said Jay Dulla, executive vice president of Meritus Homes. “Homeowners at The Enclave at Mill Creek will never have to worry about going out into the cold and shoveling their walkway or driveway.”

This maintenance-free lifestyle is especially appealing to empty nesters who are tired of spending energy on tiring outdoor chores, he explained. They also appreciate the benefits that come with a newly built home. For example, homeowners have few, if any, repairs that need to be made. Plus, they can typically stay comfortable for less since new homes tend to be more energy efficient. The biggest draw, however, is that buyers can personalize their new homes.

“When building from the ground up, new-home buyers can choose their colors, flooring, fixtures, and more,” said Dulla. “Plus, Meritus Homes ‘My Signature’ program offers a variety of options and upgrades for even more ways to tailor a home to someone’s tastes.”

For instance, 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.

Other optional amenities are gourmet kitchen enhancements, gas fireplaces and upgraded flooring, among others.

All homes at The Enclave at Mill Creek will be built to the exacting standards that signify a Meritus home. Interiors will 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.

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.

Outside, classic architecture is designed to complement the area with brick accents, optional stone accents, and covered entries to provide shelter from inclement weather. Exteriors will be constructed of low maintenance materials such as vinyl siding for easy upkeep. Front, side and rear yards will be fully sodded plus a landscaping package is included with each new home to give it instant curb appeal.

“Before The Enclave at Mill Creek opened, very few new homes were being built in Addison so if someone wanted to stay in the area, their choices were limited,” said Dulla. “Now, home shoppers can reap all the benefits of new construction yet stay close to what they know and love.”

Buyers also 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.

Two models—the two-story Waterleaf and Marigold ranch—are under construction at The Enclave at Mill Creek. Until they open, sales are being conduced from a sales center across the street, located at 601 Army Trail Boulevard, Suite C.

Sales hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. To preview floor plans at The Enclave at Mill Creek, visit www.MeritusHomebuilders.com. Or call (224) 634-4034.