Prairie Trail, a new community that sits amid picturesque ponds, mature trees and natural conservation areas in Lake Villa, presents a beautiful model home for visitors to tour.
The community by Orleans Homes will feature 165 houses, each with four bedrooms, 2˝ baths, den or bonus room and a two- or three-car garage.
Listing sheetPrice of homes: $242,990 to $338,990
Square footage: 2,115 to 3,796
Schools: Thompson Elementary and Palombi Middle schools in Lake Villa School District 41 and Lakes Community High in Community High School District 117
Parks: Village Park Committee
"Once you drive into Prairie Trail, you'll see it's unlike any other community in Lake County," said Robert Meyn, Midwest director of sales and marketing for Orleans Homes.
"Its oversized homesites, aerated ponds with fountains and variety of exterior elevations immediately set a real custom feel," he said. "And the new elementary school opening this fall is another reason to take a look at Prairie Trail."
The community and model home are located south of Grand Avenue and west of Cedar Lake Road in Lake Villa.
"The featured Bainbridge model is one of our more popular designs, and the open floor plan invites nature in with incredible views of the outdoors," Meyn said.
The Bainbridge is priced from $312,990 and features 3,057 square feet, four bedrooms plus bonus room, 2˝ baths and three-car garage.
This home shows a sophisticated interior with upscale furnishings, crown and decorative molding and a calming palette of chocolate, taupe and cream with a touch of teal.
In the living room, a large mirror gives the room a spacious feel while a sofa topped with pillows and four chairs provide plenty of seating.
An elegant table set for six is topped with a floral arrangement and candles in the formal dining room, which is warm and inviting. A china cabinet with mirrors on either side also grace the room.
The casual living area stretches across the rear of the home with beautiful views of the outdoors and access to the deck.
The stunning two-story family room is a comfortable space to gather with family and friends. The room features a fireplace with ceramic tile surround and a brocade sofa and two chairs.
In the showpiece kitchen, polished granite countertops and stainless steel appliances give a rich look to a space that is both beautiful and functional. The room includes a large island with architectural detail, breakfast bar and a corner walk-in pantry.
The upper level houses four bedrooms and a bonus room, which is shown as a fifth bedroom.
To get away from it all and gather your thoughts for the day, the master suite provides a soothing setting. The bedroom features a deep tray ceiling with crown molding, floral bed cover with striped dust ruffle and matching draperies. A dresser is topped with a floral arrangement and candles, while a lounge chair offers a restful spot for reading.
The suite includes two walk-in closets and private bath with split vanities, corner tub and walk-in shower.
The themed secondary bedrooms exude personality.
Furnished with two beds, Alexis and Maggie's room shows lavender and green with lime green walls and a décor with lots of flowers and butterflies.
Another room features a pirate motif complete with a treasure chest and bold colors.
Hot pink reigns in a third bedroom that features a shopping motif for the young diva and a private bath.
A guest room is decorated with a striped spread and matching valance.
Orleans Homes has one inventory home available for immediate delivery. The Merion features 3,343 square feet, four bedrooms, a den, loft and 2˝ baths.
New floor plans in the works will include oversized mud rooms, flex space and dog washing areas, Meyn said.
The Bainbridge model and sales center is located at 494 Blazing Star Drive. For more information about at Prairie Trail in Lake Villa, call (847) 356-2794 or visit orleanshomes.com.