Sometimes, when you find the right home, you know it immediately. At least that's what happened to Diane Starck when she walked into the Allen model at K. Hovnanian Homes' Villas At Trafford Place community in Naperville.
"I love the floor plan; it's perfect for me," she said. The Allen offers all main living on a single level, with a first-floor owner's suite, yet has two additional bedrooms upstairs "for when the children come back to visit."
This 2,542-square-foot attached home is a combination of luxury and convenience. On the first floor are a formal dining room, gourmet kitchen featuring a center island with dishwasher, casual dining area, family room with vaulted ceiling, luxury owner's bath with large walk-in closet, a powder room and laundry room. Upstairs are two bedrooms plus a loft, a hall bath and storage closet along with an unfinished bonus room.
"I appreciate the formality of having a foyer provide entree into the home," Starck said. "Plus, I like having a dining room, which also can be used as a den. I spend most of my time in the family room and kitchen, both of which are a good size for my needs."
Outside on the Allen is a covered porch that provides shelter from the elements and a patio out back off the family room where Starck can relax or entertain friends. The home also includes an attached two-car garage. This winter, snow removal around her home will be handled by the homeowners' association so she can stay warm and dry.
A maintenance-free setting is one of the many attractions drawing homebuyers to the Villas At Trafford Place. The K. Hovnanian Homes community is quickly approaching closeout with only seven homes still available for sale -- all ready for quick move-in.
These luxury duplexes range in size from 2,426 to 2,542 square feet and offer three bedrooms, 2½ baths and attached two-car garages. Prices range from $453,595 to $529,611.
Any home at an advertised price is subject to immediate sale and, therefore, the availability of a home at an advertised price is subject to change without notice.
Starck moved to the Villas At Trafford Place this summer after looking for a home for what she described as quite some time.
"When I couldn't find a home with a layout that worked for my lifestyle or one with what I felt was top-quality workmanship, I decided to take a break from home shopping," she said. "That's when my brother and sister-in-law, who live in Naperville, told me to check out the Villas At Trafford Place. They thought it was exactly what I was looking for. Turns out they were right."
Moving from Wheaton, Starck was familiar with the area and Naperville's positive reputation. Now living at the Villas At Trafford Place, she appreciates that she's only minutes from the city's quaint downtown shopping and dining district. She's also close to stores and everyday conveniences along 75th Street. Plus, outdoor recreation abounds with nearby forest preserves: Springbrook Prairie, Egermann Woods and Greene Valley. And for travel throughout the suburbs, I-355 is a few miles away.
"I knew I wanted to stay in the general vicinity from where I used to live, and the location of the Villas At Trafford Place was perfect," Starck said. "Overall, this has been a great experience."
The Villas Of Trafford Place is on the southwest corner of 75th Street and College Road. The sales office is located at 1639 Castle Lawn Court and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Get directions at www.khov.com/TraffordPlace or call (331) 701-7850.