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  • An open floor plan with high ceilings makes the South Haven a popular choice at Henning Estates in Huntley.

      An open floor plan with high ceilings makes the South Haven a popular choice at Henning Estates in Huntley.

  • The garden room off the kitchen is a popular feature of the South Haven.

      The garden room off the kitchen is a popular feature of the South Haven.

  • The South Haven model sits on a homesite, like others in Henning Estates, that adjoins open, natural areas.

      The South Haven model sits on a homesite, like others in Henning Estates, that adjoins open, natural areas.

 
By Sherry Giewald
Daily Herald Correspondent

The South Haven model shines at Henning Estates where luxury ranch homes sit on large homesites in the beautiful Huntley countryside.

Henning Estates by Rock Creek Homes features 103 homesites on 110 acres with each house backing to mature woods, scenic wetlands or tall grass prairie. In this conservation community, homeowners will enjoy natural beauty, wildlife, peace, privacy and freedom from city entrapments and congestion.

"The South Haven is our most popular ranch plan at Henning Estates," said Jennifer Arndt, marketing consultant for Rock Creek Homes. "Visitors love the open concept design and the vaulted ceilings. With 2,260 square feet, it's still a very good size with great living spaces and plenty of storage."

The South Haven is priced from $396,900 and features two bedrooms, two baths, study, basement and two-car or optional three-car garage.

A stone masonry exterior and dramatic roofline with architectural-grade shingles and a variety of gables, hips, valleys and copper flashing give this home excellent curb appeal.

The grand floor plan features soaring vaulted ceilings and a spacious open design with dramatic windows, traditional furnishings and hardwood oak floors finished on site. The large living space with no walls is a nice welcoming space that's great for entertaining.

Columns define the oversized dining area where decorative molding creates interest and a mirror hangs above the credenza.

A masonry fireplace with full-height, stone face highlights the great space and sits against a burnt umber wall. Two chairs and a dark chocolate sofa topped with pillows provide a pleasant seating arrangement around the fireplace.

The kitchen, part of the open living space, shows high-end stainless steel appliances, glazed cherry cabinetry topped with granite counters and breakfast bar with pedestal lighting.

A round table sits in the bright breakfast area where windows frame scenic outdoor views while a four-season room is optional. Both rooms access the patio.

In the front of the home off the foyer, French doors open to a study or home office, which is a popular feature today with many people working from home or telecommuting.

For privacy, the home features the bedrooms on opposite sides of the home. The master suite shows chocolate walls and a fabulous king-size four-poster bed topped with a dark rose silk spread. Plenty of windows allow an abundance of natural light into the room.

The luxury bath features European-height vanity with oil rubbed bronze fixtures, soaking tub with ceramic tile deck and walk-in shower with seat and ceramic tile surround.

The second bedroom or guest room is shown with a luxurious silver bed cover topped with lots of pillows in various gray tones.

A popular space in this floor plan is the garden room that is open to the kitchen, yet tucked away in the back part of the house behind the great room.

At the garage entry, there's a drop zone, computer station and laundry room with sink.

Other available floor plans with two to three bedrooms and two-car garage include Newcastle, priced from $367,900 with 1,803 square feet; Rockport, priced from $379,300 with 2,209 square feet; and Brunswick, priced from $389,900 with 2,023 square feet.

"Although we hear from our visitors that they love the South Haven, some people wish it were a little smaller," Arndt said. "This inspired us to introduce the new Amherst plan that will offer all the great features of the South Haven in a smaller package."

Homebuyers can modify any available floor plan to their desires. Most of the homesites are suitable for a home with a walkout or lookout basement.

Henning Estates is located on Church Road, a quarter mile east of Route 20 and two miles north of I-90. Visitors can tour the model home from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For information, call (847) 338-3821 or visit rockcreekhomesil.com.

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