The grand opening of the new Jericho II model home at Stonebridge is now underway. The community will feature 60 homes on 59 acres of rolling land with mature trees and a pond in Hawthorn Woods.

William Ryan Homes offers ranch and two-story homes with three to five bedrooms, two to 3½ baths, finished basements and two- or three-car tandem garages.

"Stonebridge, with its oversized homesites and quiet winding streets, provides an unusual opportunity in an upscale area with a quality lifestyle," said Chris Coleman, Chicago Division president for William Ryan Homes.

The model showcases an open plan with flexible living space, which is what buyers want. Its sophisticated, modern rustic decor fits in with the rural atmosphere of Hawthorn Woods.

The model shows a neutral decor throughout the main level with design by Leslie Frazier of Chicago-based Frazier Designs.

The two-story Jericho II model is priced from $515,990 and features 3,304 square feet, four bedrooms, 2½ baths, a finished basement and three-car tandem garage. The home is available with a number of options, many of which are highlighted in the model.

A staircase visually separates the front formal areas from the expansive casual living space to the rear.

In the living room, a sofa and two chairs provide seating while the dining room features a fabulous deep tray ceiling and contemporary artwork along with a large wood table and chairs. A butler's pantry with cabinets, sink and wine cooler sits off the dining room.

The showpiece kitchen with super island features stainless steel appliances, custom white cabinetry with granite countertops, backsplash and walk-in pantry. Off the kitchen, the builder's signature morning room with vaulted ceiling is light and bright and accesses the deck.

Also off the kitchen, flex space is shown as a young child's playroom and art studio. The space could also function as a guest room.

A fireplace against a rustic shiplap wall is the focal point of a family room that offers a lot of windows and natural light.

On the main level, a mud room with bench, cabinets and cubbies is a popular feature for the builder.

The finished basement with full bath is designed as a family recreation room complete with bar, TV room and Ping-Pong table.

Upstairs, the loft is shown as a lounge area and homework station.

The master suite is an oasis of calm with a deep tray ceiling, crisp white bedding, sitting area and a sliding barn door feature. Two walk-in closets and a private luxury bath with free-standing corner soaking tub, separate shower and double vanities is sure to rejuvenate.

Secondary bedrooms include a room decked out in pink with a ballerina theme, another with an equestrian motif and a room all about baseball, representing Lake Zurich High School. Each room features a walk-in closet, and a Jack-and-Jill bath serves two of the three rooms.

Golfing enthusiasts will enjoy their sport at nearby Hawthorn Woods Country Club and Kemper Lakes Golf Club. Other amenities include nearby shopping, restaurants, recreation and a walk-to elementary school location.

The builder offers four other designs at the community, including Coventry II from $499,990 with 2,244 square feet; Sheridan II from $485,990 with 2,560 square feet; Jefferson II from $522,990 with 3,137 square feet; and Jensen II from $562,990 with 3,927 square feet.

The model and sales center are located at 119 Hubbard Lane. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (847) 305-3949 or visit williamryanhomes.com/Chicago.