Red Seal Homes Launches New Smaller Single-Family Home Plan at Provenance Near Northbrook, Ill.

Red Seal Homes has unveiled a smaller single-family home plan - the Chateaux, available in both ranch and two-story designs - at its Provenance community of single-family homes, duplexes and townhomes in the Northbrook area of Cook County, Ill.

"The Chateaux homes at Provenance offer the privacy of a single-family home yet a slightly smaller footprint that makes them ideal for young families moving up from an apartment or townhome, or empty nesters looking to rightsize," said Brian Hoffman, an executive with Red Seal Homes. "Also, because they're maintenance-free, Chateaux homes allow buyers to enjoy the advantages of single-family living without needing to spend unnecessary time on upkeep."

The 2,217-square-foot ranch-style Chateaux plan starts at $849,900 and features two bedrooms and 2½ baths, plus an office and attached two-car garage. Both bedrooms have en-suite baths. The open living, dining and kitchen areas are oriented toward the back of the house, where an outdoor deck with a gas BBQ line allows for seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining. A separate laundry room on the first floor is adjacent to the garage and can double as a mudroom. The full unfinished basement includes high ceilings and an optional bath rough-in for additional living space.

Starting at $924,900, the 3,606-square-foot two-story Chateaux plan features three bedrooms and 2½ baths, with a first-floor office and mudroom, as well as an attached two-car garage. The second floor includes a master suite with a sitting area, secondary bedrooms, a sitting room and spacious loft. This home also features a full unfinished basement with high ceilings and an optional bath rough-in.

"Provenance buyers already appreciate the flexibility of our plans, and the Chateaux offers that same level of adaptability," Hoffman said. "When built out, the basements substantially increase the amount of available square footage, which can be used for day-to-day living or as extra guest bedrooms and entertaining space that is especially desired during the holidays."

All homes at Provenance are complete with high-end finishes like 3¼-inch site-finished oak floors in the main living areas; gourmet kitchens with 42-inch cabinetry, granite countertops and built-in stainless steel appliances; and architectural exterior details including cement board siding with brick or stone accents. Buyers can work with the Red Seal Home in-house design experts to modify floor plans and customize finishes.

Provenance also includes 21 single-family homes, called The Estates, which measure 2,948 to 4,362 square feet and are priced from $949,900, and 82 townhome residences, called The Terraces, that are priced from the high $400,000s and measure 2,081 to 2,664 square feet.

Set on 44 acres, Provenance is built around a landscaped common area with a waterfall as its centerpiece. Walking paths connect the common with a series of smaller parks throughout the community, including picnic areas and a playground.

Residents at Provenance enjoy the many assets of a prime North Shore location, including proximity to both Interstate 294 and Lake Cook Road, as well as access to plentiful shopping and dining in downtown Northbrook and on nearby Willow Road. Additionally, Provenance is served by award-winning Northbrook District 31 schools and Glenbrook North High School.

The Provenance model home and sales center is located at 3706 Provenance Way and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule a tour, contact Carrie Matthies or Laurie Richards at (224) 261-8171. For more information on Provenance, visit, and to learn more about Red Seal Homes, visit

About Red Seal Homes:

Over the last 85 years, Red Seal Homes has built more than 50 residential developments and more than 6,000 residences in the Chicago area. Since its founding in 1934, Red Seal has established itself as one of Chicago's most acclaimed builders, winning prestigious awards on an annual basis.

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