Tucked away in a quiet corner of Aurora is a new home community, Ingham Park, that offers exciting kitchen designs and larger secondary bedrooms for children's active lifestyles.
At Ingham Park, Ryland Homes builds seven floor plans that feature 9-foot first-floor ceilings, four bedrooms, 2½ to four baths and a three-car garage.
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Listing sheetPrice range: $224,990 to $306,990
Square footage: 2,257 to 3,800
Schools: Freeman Elementary, Washington Middle and West Aurora High schools in West Aurora School District 129
Parks: Fox Valley Park District
The community, situated in a pastoral setting at Galena Boulevard and Gordon Road, features extensive landscaped buffers, scenic ponds and walking and bike trails around the property.
"Ingham Park has a unique feel without a public sidewalk approach, but a very sustainable design, with a rural feel where almost every lot backs to open space," said John Carroll, president of Ryland Homes. "It feels very much like a custom neighborhood, yet residents have all the benefits of municipal services."
The Campton model is priced from $249,990 and features 2,612 square feet, four bedrooms, 2½ baths, a basement and three-car garage.
The sales center features smart technology where prospective homebuyers use a giant touch screen with visuals of interactive layouts that can be adapted with the push of a button.
The Campton model home, with interior design by Eleni Interiors in Naperville, shows a transitional look leaning toward contemporary, but not a flashy contemporary, said Helen Velas, president of the design company.
The model features a palette of gray and yellow, one of the latest color trends, with a touch of stainless steel accents for a little sparkle. "The lemon yellow is a happy, warm color that puts you in a good mood like blue skies and sunshine," Velas said.
Off the two-story foyer, the living room's sofa wall shows graphic wallpaper, which is very today and fresh and adds interest. A round glass-topped table sits in the adjacent dining room where a large window brings in natural light.
The study, kitchen, breakfast room and family room stretch across the rear of the home.
The study features a flat chair rail with accent colors below and a bold horizontal stripe for a handsome look.
The kitchen shines with stainless steel appliances including a stove hood that gives it a more gourmet, high-end look. Cabinets show an espresso stain with granite countertops that bring all the colors together.
In the family room, yellow and gray horizontal stripes add a splash of color in the contemporary space and adds a lot of personality.
The master suite is especially beautiful with the upholstered bed between two windows with the drapery outside that gives the wall a stunning look. The master bath features dual sinks, tub with window above and walk-in shower with clear glass door.
Three great children's rooms include a mermaid-themed room for a 5 year old while lots of fun stripes and painted details outfit another bedroom for the preteen artist. An 18-year-old boy will love the astronomy-themed bedroom complete with astronomy sky wallpaper on the ceiling so that you feel like you're gazing up at the stars.
Ingham Park offers a location near the Chicago Premium Outlets mall, many restaurants and the I-88 Orchard Road Interchange.
Also, the Aurora West County and Bliss Woods Forest Preserves are adjacent to the community while Pioneer Park, Orchard Valley Golf Course and Metra are a short drive away.
To visit Ingham Park, take I-88 to the Orchard Road exit. Head south on Orchard Road, west on Galena Road, south on Gordon Road, east on Ingham Lane and south on Ayres Drive to the sales center at 3587 Ayres Drive.
Sales center hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (630) 801-8823 or visit rylandchicago.com.