CHICAGO, IL - Lexington Homes has announced the start of sales at Lexington Reserve at Oak Park, a new maintenance-free community of 21 single-family rowhomes located within walking distance of downtown Oak Park, Ill. A model home is under construction and expected to open in early summer.
Located at 958 Madison St., between Home and Clinton avenues, Lexington Reserve offers homes with open-concept interiors and modern brick exteriors, including large street-facing windows. Base-priced from $459,990 to $509,990, the rowhomes include three to four bedrooms, 2½ to 3½ baths, attached two-car garages, rooftop decks and optional elevators.
The highly walkable urban-feeling suburb is immediately west of Chicago and boasts a large collection of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes, several art galleries, eclectic restaurants and unique boutiques. Multiple public transportation options are close by, including Metra, Blue and Green Line “L” stations, plus bus stops along Harlem Avenue and Madison Street, making the suburb just a 16-minute commute via Metra to Chicago’s Loop. Nearby Interstate 290 also provides residents easy access to downtown and the west, southwest and northwest suburbs.
“We are seeing a lot of interest from local homebuyers as well as those from the city looking for a home with more space but also an urban, walkable lifestyle,” said Jeff Benach, principal of Lexington Homes. “These contemporary rowhomes support the active lifestyle our buyers are looking for, as it puts them near all the outstanding dining, shopping and entertainment in downtown Oak Park while alleviating time-consuming maintenance like snow shoveling and mowing a yard. It’s ideal for empty-nesters looking to downsize and young professionals seeking a modern home with an easy commute.”
Lexington Reserve offers two townhome designs, The Grant and The Buckingham, which have been popular with buyers at other Lexington communities. Both rowhomes have the feel of a single-family home, with multifunctional and flexible living areas, 9-foot ceilings throughout the main and upper levels, a large balcony, and a rooftop deck for additional outdoor space. “Over the years, we have enhanced these floor plans from buyer feedback, and the result at Lexington Reserve is designs with a lot more countertop and cabinet space throughout and larger kitchen islands,” said Benach.
One special feature at the community is an optional elevator, which is available with either plan when buyers opt for a two-bedroom design. “We always try to be forward-thinking, and the elevator option meets that need for buyers thinking long term,” said Benach. “Oak Park’s arts and cultural scene is a desirable place for empty nesters and seniors to stay engaged and active, so it’s the perfect area to age in place.”
The Grant includes three bedrooms, 2½ baths and is base-priced from $459,990. Residents enter the home at street level, which opens into a flex space that can be used for anything from a TV lounge area to a home office to a fourth bedroom. The office layout is especially appealing for meeting with clients away from the main living areas. If space for a nanny or adult child post college is needed, options call for a bath and bedroom on this level.
Upstairs is an open-concept living/dining room along with a powder room, laundry closet and an oversize balcony off the eat-in kitchen. High-end standard finishes and features include quartz or granite countertops, 42-inch maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a large island.
“These floor plans provide abundant space for entertaining, similar to what you’d find in a single-family home,” said Benach. “Listening to buyer feedback, we also included a large amount of storage space, such as a built-in pantry and separate dining area.”
The Grant’s third level has a master suite with a walk-in closet, two secondary bedrooms and a second full bath. The master bath includes an extra-large walk-in shower, dual-bowl raised-height vanity and quartz or granite countertops. This plan offers an option for two master suites in lieu of the standard three-bedroom layout.
Slightly larger in size is the Buckingham, which offers street-facing bay windows on all three levels. Priced from $509,990, the Buckingham includes three bedrooms and 2½ baths. Residents also enter this home at street level, where they are greeted by a large flex space and storage closet. Its main level includes an open-concept living/dining room and kitchen with oversized island, a powder room, laundry closet, and a balcony off the kitchen.
Occupying approximately half of the upper level is the master suite, which has a large walk-in closet and master bath with two separate vanities and an oversized walk-in shower. The rest of the level is devoted to two secondary bedrooms and a second full bath.
Buyers at Lexington Reserve at Oak Park can choose from numerous upgrades, such as a traditional or contemporary fireplace in the living room, stained oak staircases with iron balusters or an expanded roof deck.
Homes come standard with rooftop decks, 9-foot ceiling heights on the main and upper level floors, hardwood flooring on the main level, carpeting on the first and third floors, and ceramic tile in the bathrooms. Contemporary kitchens include GE® stainless steel appliances, choice of quartz or granite countertops, Moen® garbage disposal, 42-inch maple upper cabinets and recessed can lighting.
Lexington Reserve’s on-site sales center is located at 958 Madison St., Oak Park, Ill. For more information, call (708) 535-8866 or visit www.lexingtonchicago.com