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  • Homes in Addison's Oak Forest Estates were custom built, most by developer Performance Builders.

       Homes in Addison's Oak Forest Estates were custom built, most by developer Performance Builders.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Oak Forest Estates is a small subdivision of 17 lots, with two still available for construction.

       Oak Forest Estates is a small subdivision of 17 lots, with two still available for construction.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • The staff at Addison Village Hall works to maintain the community's low tax rate.

       The staff at Addison Village Hall works to maintain the community's low tax rate.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

 
By Sherry Giewald
Daily Herald Correspondent

Oak Forest Estates offers a wooded enclave of spectacular custom homes tucked away in a private cul-de-sac in Addison.

"The small subdivision attracts people interested in luxury living in a secluded setting without having to move far north, west or south," said Joan Sinnott, a real estate broker and vice president of Century 21 Lullo.

"It's a little gem on the east side that few people are aware of or even know as part of Addison."

Oak Forest Estates was developed by Michael Lullo, managing broker and owner of Century 21 Lullo, and owner of Performance Builders. It features 17 lots of which 15 have been developed with two available. Lullo built some homes himself and also sold lots to individuals who hired their own custom builders.

The concept of Oak Forest Estates grew out of Lullo's familiarity with what his clients wanted at the time.

"In the early 2000s, I became aware there was a demand for a newer upscale subdivision of custom-built homes in this area, and I knew this undeveloped land offered the perfect setting and location," Lullo said.

Homes feature unique designs with much living space, beautiful brick and stone exteriors and brick paver driveways. Interiors show custom trim and moldings, furniture-quality kitchen cabinetry and a high level of quality workmanship, Sinnott said.

Jim and Karen Simko were the first residents to move into their new home in the subdivision. Jim Simko grew up in the vicinity, married, moved to Elgin, and lived there for 10 years. He knew about Lullo's new development and checked it out.

"I told Mike what we were looking for. He had the architect, and everything just fell in place. Mike was great to work with. Without him, it wouldn't have happened.

"I own a business, and most of my business is out this way; so from a work standpoint, it was a good move. Also we're close to family. My parents still live in the area," Simko said.

"We've got six bedrooms and four kids, so they're all covered. We have the extra bedroom and a nice-sized basement with plenty of room for the kids to play. The three fireplaces are nice. And we entertain in the kitchen and family area and outside on the deck."

Addison is a great place to live, work and play. Whether people want to chill out at Starbucks with their favorite drink or enjoy an ethnic dining experience, Addison features a nice selection of restaurants with something for every taste.

Shopping is abundant throughout the village, and the Town Center Redevelopment Project creates a distinctive civic heart for the village.

For recreation, the park district's Community Park on the east side of town hosts the Family Aquatic Center outdoor pool and the senior active-adult leisure center. Links & Tees golf facility features an outdoor practice range, nine-hole golf course, Putter's Peak adventure mini-golf course, and an indoor golf dome.

Addison is home to the fourth largest industrial park in the state, and because of its thriving business and industry, the village's property taxes are kept lower than most DuPage County communities.

Situated north of Lake Street and east of Wood Dale Road, Oak Forest Estates sits near the expressways and is also close to O'Hare International Airport, a big plus for business travelers.

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