Chicago-based LG Development Group and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture have broken ground on Row 2750, a luxury row home and condominium development in Lincoln Park.
Located at 2750 N. Lakewood Ave., the enclave of 11 residences has nine row homes and two duplex condominiums, priced from $699,000 to $1.499 million. Measuring 1,890 to 4,100 square feet, the homes offer two to five bedrooms, two to five baths and an attached one-, two- or three-car garage.
One of several collaborations between custom homebuilder LG Development and architectural firm Hartshorne Plunkard, Row 2750 features cutting-edge design, according to Brian Goldberg, partner of LG Development Group.
All homes include hardwood flooring; 10-foot ceilings; oversize windows; two wood-burning fireplaces with stone surrounds; complete wiring for plasma TVs, surround sound and the Internet; walk-in closets; built-in bookshelves; and a security system. Each residence also features a kitchen with an island; eating area; pendant lighting; glass, tile or solid-stone backsplash; and high-end appliances.
Some plans include bonus features such as spa baths, a wine cellar and a private rooftop terrace.
Just as striking as the homes' contemporary interiors are their brick, metal and wood-clad exteriors, said Jim Plunkard, principal of Hartshorne Plunkard.
For more information or to schedule a viewing, contact Matt Leutheuser at 312-948-2488, Timothy Salm at 312-948-2470 or visit row2750.com.
For a limited time, Lexington Homes is offering a selection of homes for immediate move-in at historically low prices at all three of its town home communities: Lexington Square in Bridgeport, Lexington Park in Des Plaines and Willow Place in Wheeling. The homes include $8,000 to $25,000 in free upgrades and options.
"We had built a selection of homes to meet demand for the homebuyer tax credit that expired in April, but not everyone was able to meet that deadline," said Jeff Benach, co-principal of Lexington Homes. "So to offset the expired tax credit, we've dropped prices on a handful of highly upgraded, immediate-delivery homes below our listed base pricing at all of our communities."
Lexington Square, Lexington Park and Willow Place have immediate-delivery homes in a variety of floor-plan designs. However, some homes have not been finished, so buyers can make their own color and finish selections on certain features.
"In some cases, our design team determined the major structural decisions but left out some of the finishes so they can be added right before moving in, such as cabinetry, countertops, and bathroom flooring and backsplash tile," said Benach. "This allows a buyer to personalize a home, but also move in very quickly."
Three homes are available for immediate move-in at Lexington Park, a new community of 120 town homes within walking distance of downtown Des Plaines and the Metra station at Western and Harding avenues. The homes, priced from $229,990 including upgrades, have two to three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and attached two-car garages.
Four homes are ready for move-in at Lexington Square, a new community of 39 single-family row homes at 3704 S. Sangamon St., eight blocks west of U.S. Cellular Field. The homes measure 2,216 to 2,507 square feet and include three to four bedrooms, 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 baths, rooftop decks (with views of the Chicago skyline) and attached two-car garages. Homes ready for move-in are priced from $357,888 to $379,800, which includes the upgraded features.
Willow Place also has four homes available for immediate delivery. This development of 58 town homes is on the south side of Wheeling at Foster and Old Willow roads. Willow Place offers two floor plans ranging from 1,858 to 2,157 square feet, and the three-story homes come standard with three bedrooms, 21/2 baths and attached two-car garages. Options allow for additional bedrooms and bathrooms.
Homes ready for move-in are priced from $234,990, including upgrades.
One home ready for move-in is the Chestnut, priced at $242,900. The 1,858-square-foot home has three bedrooms and 21/2 baths. It has been upgraded with hardwood floors, granite countertops, ceramic tile flooring and stainless steel appliances.
"Willow Place puts residents in proximity to transportation corridors, a Metra station less than a mile away and perks like golf courses, brand new shopping centers, Wheeling's famous restaurant row and a public park adjacent to the community," said Benach.
For more information about Lexington Park, call 847-299-0500; Lexington Square, 773-523-5900; Willow Place, 847-818-0800; or visit lexingtonchicago.com.
Lake Park Crescent
Draper and Kramer, project developer for Lake Park Crescent on the Near South Side, recently reduced prices by up to 40 percent on select remaining units.
"You can now buy a three-bedroom CityHome for as little as $289,800, down from up to $498,000," said Robbi Davis, sales manager at the 68-unit condominium and row home community at 4060 S. Oakenwald Ave. in the North Kenwood-Oakland neighborhood.
The two- to three-bedroom-plus-den units feature a nearly 400-square-foot private sky terrace. Prices start at $369,800, down from up to $613,000.
Lake Park Crescent also offers four-bedroom-plus-family-room row homes starting at $479,800, down from almost $786,000. Two remaining one-bedroom condo units start at $169,800.
Using an FHA-backed loan, many of the homes can be purchased with $1,000 down.
"This is due to the down-payment-assistance grant provided by the nonprofit Partnership for New Communities," Davis said.
All homes have open floor plans, granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors in main living areas and carpeting in bedrooms. Master baths have marble counters and flooring.
Most condos have one-car garage parking, plus a tandem outdoor parking space. All row homes have a private two-car garage. A private yard, terrace or deck also is included.
The sales center at 4060 S. Oakenwald Ave. is open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 773-268-0400 or visit lakeparkcrescent.com.
Compiled by Brenda RichardsonCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun