Airhart Construction recently unveiled a new fully furnished Harrison model at Fisher Farm, its low-maintenance community of 71 semi-custom single-family homes in Winfield.

"When we started construction of our home for the recent Cavalcade Tour of Homes, which we planned to keep as our model, it sold right after breaking ground," said Court Airhart, president of Airhart Construction. "So we started construction immediately on this home and the new Harrison model has opened to rave reviews."

The Harrison features three bedrooms and three full baths awash in a comfortable palette of grays and white. Among the home's highlights are an open floor plan featuring a great room with volume ceiling, white gloss beams and a fireplace. The spacious kitchen, complete with extended cabinets and an elongated island/breakfast bar, are accessed from the great room, as is the formal dining room. The first-floor master suite includes a sitting area, luxurious master bathroom with custom shower, large two-bowl vanity and access to a large walk-in closet.

There is also a second bedroom on the first floor that can have a dual use as a home office, media room, etc., and has access to a full bath on the first floor.

The upper level features an extended guest suite, sitting area, loft and a study accessed by French doors. Skylights over the loft area bring in plenty of natural light. The study can easily be used as a home office or a fourth bedroom.

The genesis of the Harrison model was a direct result of the staff doing its homework, according to the builder.

"As trends change, our team continually evaluates how we are meeting the needs of our buyers and we constantly ask ourselves: What are their needs and wants?" Airhart said. "We even do furniture layouts on the floor plan to ensure the spaces are comfortable and functional as part of this process. The empty-nester/baby boomer buyers want their square footage in the right spaces and the Harrison delivers."

"The extended cabinets and wine refrigerator is a great example of this design process," said Christy Whelan, Airhart Construction's sales manager. "Our clients are looking for fun areas to entertain their guests and this feature, close to the kitchen, great room and the outdoor patio, was a natural to add an amenity like this."

A Craftsman-style elevation with a stone facade and expansive porch, the Harrison has 9-foot ceilings on the first floor, a full basement, oak floors, brick paver patio, two-car attached garage, and white clapboard Hardiplank siding accented with black trimmed windows. Construction features include 2-by-6-inch exterior stud walls, low-E windows, energy sealing performed prior to insulating and after drywall, high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner, Nu-Wool insulation and the attention to detail that Airhart Construction has been known for over the past 53 years.

While the Harrison could be built anywhere by Airhart, it is located in Airhart's Fisher Farm neighborhood. Each home is fully landscaped with fully sodded yards and extensive, attractive landscaping throughout the property. Many homesites have views of the public 18-hole Klein Creek Golf Course. A monthly maintenance fee covers lawn care, snow removal, landscaping and maintenance of common areas, making it easy for residents to enjoy life without worrying about mowing the lawn or shoveling snow. Neighborhood highlights include two seating areas along the pond's east side, a common meeting and park area and a walking and bike bath that connects to the Great Western Trail.

"Amenities aside, there's nothing like the peace of mind a new construction home provides," Whelan said. "A new home has a warranty that removes the question of unforeseen costs as related to the life expectancy of the many home components when purchasing a resale home. Also, each home is independently tested for energy efficiency and the homeowner receives a Heat Performance Index certificate with a HERZ rating."

Buyers can select from more than 10 distinctive home designs at Fisher Farm. Prices range from the low $400,000s to the low $700,000s.

Located on the northeast side of Winfield and bordered by Klein Creek Golf Course to the west, the Great Western Trail to the north and Wheaton Christian Grammar School to the south, Fisher Farm encompasses approximately 20 acres. Fisher Farm residents have easy access to transportation via I-355, North Avenue and I-88. Winfield is home to Central DuPage Hospital. The Winfield Union Pacific West train station delivers commuters to Union Station and Chicago's Loop in approximately 51 minutes.

Fisher Farm residents can enjoy downtown Winfield, Wheaton and Glen Ellyn where a wide variety of local shops and restaurants can satisfy any palate. Winfield Park District has 17 parks and offers the WINFIT Family Fitness Center and Bark Park, an off-leash dog park.

Visit Airhart Construction at its new Fisher Farm model and sales office at 1N542 Golf View Lane. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays or by appointment. For further information, visit www.airhartconstruction.com or call (630) 293-3000, ext. 131.

Numerous festivals and local events include Winfield's Good Old Days, the Autumn Fest at DuPage County Fairgrounds, the DuPage County Fair and the Cantigny Sculpture and Fine Arts Festival. For golfers, Klein Creek and Cantigny public courses are nearby.

Airhart also offers custom and semi-custom residences at Dana Park Estates in Oak Brook, Park Place in Lombard, The Reserves of Prince Crossing Farm in West Chicago and Wesley Place (single-family homes) and at Courthouse Square (rowhomes) and Mackenzie Place (townhouses), all in Wheaton. Scattered site home locations can also be found in Wheaton, Winfield, Glen Ellyn and Geneva. Airhart Construction also will build on your lot.