Sales are underway and construction is progressing at The Enclave at Mill Creek, a low-maintenance community from Meritus Homes in Addison.
The property, conveniently located at the intersection of Army Trail Road and Mill Street, features 44 detached single-family homes in Phase I. Already, 15 percent of these easy-living ranches have been sold. Buyers can choose from five floor plans with 1,379 to 2,154 square feet of living space, two or three bedrooms, and two full baths. Special preconstruction pricing, which is only available until the models open, starts from the mid $300,000s.
Tucked in a mature area surrounded by established neighborhoods, The Enclave at Mill Creek will have abundant green space, including Westwood Creek, three ponds and a scenic sitting area, with more than one-third of the ranch-style homes backing to natural areas.
The homeowners association will perform all common area landscape maintenance as well as lawn care for each individual home.
"Even snow removal is included," said Jay Dulla, executive vice president of Meritus Homes. "Homeowners at The Enclave at Mill Creek will never have to worry about going out into the cold and shoveling their walkway or driveway."
This maintenance-free lifestyle is especially appealing to empty-nesters who are tired of spending energy on tiring outdoor chores, he explained. They also appreciate the benefits that come with a newly built home. For example, homeowners have few, if any, repairs that need to be made. Plus, they can typically stay comfortable for less since new homes tend to be more energy efficient. The biggest draw, however, is that buyers can personalize their new homes.
"When building from the ground up, new-home buyers can choose their colors, flooring, fixtures and more," said Dulla. "Plus, Meritus Homes' My Signature program offers a variety of options and upgrades for even more ways to tailor a home to someone's tastes."
For instance, several of the plans at The Enclave at Mill Creek have the option for a second story. This can add 866 to 1,090 more square feet of living space, one or two bedrooms or a loft, and another bath on the upper level. The two-story layouts, Dulla said, are perfect for households with college children home for summer break or those who need to accommodate extended family or overnight guests.
Other optional amenities are gourmet kitchen enhancements, gas fireplaces and upgraded flooring, among others.
All homes at The Enclave at Mill Creek will be built to standards that signify a Meritus home. Interiors will have 9-foot first-floor ceilings, six-panel doors, decorative touches such as rounded drywall corners, and brushed nickel finishes, central air conditioning and full basements.
Kitchens are designed around the chef with a full suite of stainless steel appliances including a range, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, pantry (per plan), granite countertops, and elegant touches such as ceramic tile or oak flooring and cabinets with crown molding.
All baths have ceramic tile flooring and shower walls along with cultured marble vanity tops, while master baths have the added luxury of separate showers; custom-finished, wood, raised vanities; large linen closets and compartmentalized water closets.
Outside, classic architecture is designed to complement the area with brick accents, optional stone accents and covered entries to provide shelter from inclement weather. Exteriors will be constructed of low maintenance materials such as vinyl siding for easy upkeep. Front, side and rear yards will be fully sodded plus a landscaping package is included with each new home to give it instant curb appeal.
"Before The Enclave at Mill Creek opened, very few new homes were being built in Addison so if someone wanted to stay in the area, their choices were limited," said Dulla. "Now, home shoppers can reap all the benefits of new construction yet stay close to what they know and love."
Buyers also have been coming to the community from surrounding towns such as Lombard, Elmhurst and Itasca -- and even as far away as Palatine -- drawn to the property's convenient location. Shopping, entertainment, movie theaters, golf, casual dining, and forest preserves are all nearby. Plus, I-355 and I-290 are only a few miles away, as is Route 83/Kingery Highway, for easy access to Chicago's West suburbs.
Two models -- the two-story Waterleaf and Marigold ranch -- are under construction at The Enclave at Mill Creek. Until they open, sales are being conduced from a sales center across the street at 601 Army Trail Boulevard, Suite C.
Sales hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. To preview floor plans at The Enclave at Mill Creek, visit www.MeritusHomebuilders.com or call (224) 634-4034.