CHICAGO, IL - Chicago-based Lexington Homes, an active homebuilder throughout the city and suburbs, will bring its popular open townhome floor plan designs to Chicago’s western suburbs this fall with the start of sales at Lexington Trace in Warrenville, Ill. The community will offer 106 homes in two styles – three-level rowhomes and two-story townhomes.
Located at the southwest corner of Butterfield Road and Route 59, Lexington Trace will provide maintenance-free living near shopping, recreation and transportation corridors. With its location just a mile north of Interstate 88, residents will be minutes from many large employers that line the East-West Tollway such as an Amazon Fulfillment Center, Navistar and Exelon. Scientific research center Fermilab, with 1,750 employees, is also located just five minutes west of the development. Additionally, the community will be just a 12-minute drive to downtown Naperville, which offers many dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
“Lexington Trace will be our first project in this area in about a decade, and it also marks the first large-scale community with more than 100 homes that we have built in the last 10 years,” said Jeff Benach, principal of Lexington Homes. “We are excited to be building in Chicago’s western suburbs again, and we see great demand for new homes in this location, as the surrounding Naperville corridor has experienced tremendous job growth in recent years.”
Benach noted that in addition to proximity to many major companies, Lexington Trace’s location will connect residents to an abundance of nature options they can enjoy during their free time. Bike paths and walking trails abound in the five surrounding forest preserves, and residents will also have easy access to a plethora of dining and shopping options. “Plus, these new homes will offer the open-concept designs and tremendous value of our popular and award-winning maintenance-free townhome floor plans, which we have developed and refined over our more than 40 years of homebuilding,” said Benach.
Lexington Trace will offer three-level rowhomes from Lexington’s Mews Collection, which measure 1,758 to 1,913 square feet and have two to four bedrooms, 2½ baths and attached rear-facing garages. Mews homes will be base-priced from the low $300,000s. Buyers also can choose from the two-story townhomes in the builder’s Club Collection, which have two to three bedrooms, 2½ baths, basements and attached front-loading garages. These homes range from 1,649 to 1,976 square feet (plus basements), and are base-priced from the low to mid $300,000s.
Exteriors of the homes at Lexington Trace will include interesting architectural detailing like gabled rooflines and modern colors along with brick and cedar trim. Homes also will have abundant landscaping to fit with nearby nature preserves and parks.
Mews Collection floor plans will comprise 60% of the community and include the Coventry and Warrington designs. A third bedroom can be added in the Warrington design, while a fourth bedroom can be added in the finished lower level of the Coventry floor plan.
“These residences draw inspiration from townhomes in the city, with their highly efficient use of space and flexibility as well as a sleek, urban style,” said Benach. “There is something for everyone, as the Coventry offers a wide-open kitchen/dining/living area that’s perfect for entertaining and the Warrington features a main-level office/den that is truly unique in a rowhome, providing ideal space for a home office close to the main hub of the home. In addition, the flex space on the finished lower level of both designs can serve as a fitness room, children’s play area or home theater.”
The Club Collection, which will include 40% of the homes at Lexington Trace, features two townhome floor plans: the Berkley and the Summit. The Berkley design includes two bedrooms and 2½ baths and offers the option to upgrade to a third bedroom in lieu of a two-story living room. The Summit has three bedrooms and 2½ baths. Both townhome designs include a second-floor laundry room, basement and backyard, and offer options for finished basements and fireplaces.
“For buyers seeking more of the feel of a single-family home, we offer the two wider floor plans in the Club Collection,” said Benach. “They have a traditional configuration with main living areas on the first floor and the bedrooms upstairs. The homes also include full, below-grade basements. Buyers in search of space for children to play and dogs to run around also will enjoy the backyards in the Club Collection homes.”
Standard features in all homes at Lexington Trace include 9-foot first-floor ceilings, 42-inch upper kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, a large kitchen island with breakfast bar overhang, energy-efficient stainless steel GE appliances, oversized balconies or concrete patios, 3-inch wide hardwood flooring throughout the main level and 12x12-inch ceramic flooring in entryways and baths. Master suites have walk-in closets and en suite baths with dual sinks and granite vanity tops. Buyers can choose from a variety of structural upgrades, such as adding a powder room on the lower level and a fireplace in the main level living area.
Lexington Trace is 10 minutes from the Route 59 Metra commuter train station along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Line that takes commuters to Chicago’s Union Station. Its location near popular downtown Naperville will also attract buyers seeking easy access to flagship retail stores, unique boutiques and cutting-edge restaurants, along with the Naperville Riverwalk that provides a charming and tranquil 1.75-mile walking path. Another favorite recreation activity for locals is the Illinois Prairie Path. Buyers will be minutes from entry to this path that connects to 61 miles of hiking and biking trails throughout DuPage, Cook and Kane counties. Additionally, residents will be located in the highly rated Community Unit School District 200, which includes Wheaton Warrenville South High School.
To be added to the interest list or to request more information, call (773) 681-5016 or visit www.lexingtonchicago.com