Sycamore’s Reston Ponds is a community of new homes near the historic downtown in a natural setting that offers an abundance of nearby ponds, trails, gazebos and wildlife. Prices start at $229,600 for the single-family homes in this growing development from Wiseman-Hughes Homes. Downtown Sycamore is just minutes away and has a number of cafés and shops.
Sycamore also offers quality schools, access to nearby Northern Illinois University, and many national chain stores that are within a few miles. Many residents are drawn to the quiet, small-town atmosphere, knowing that they don’t have to give up conveniences.
The 193-acre, 391 single-family home development offers eight floor plans that range from 1,783 to 3,761 square feet, three to six bedrooms, two-and-one-half to four-and-one-half baths. Homes include full basements; deluxe kitchens; designer trim; two to three-car garages; nine-foot ceilings on the first floor; volume ceilings (per plan); thermo-break, double-pane windows; Colonial Oak railings; a GE appliance package; built-in pantry; kitchen island (per plan); soaker tub; sodded front yard; and seeded side and rear yards. Many homes also have two-story foyers.
The 2,190 square-foot Thrush ranch floor plan is designed to reflect the architectural features of a country cottage and the space of a two-story home, and is base-priced at $266,500. It features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a great room, a dining room and a large kitchen with a breakfast area.
The Egret, which is base-priced at $229,600, features 1,783 square feet, and has two stories with three bedrooms, two-and-one-half bathrooms, a family room, living room, dining room and a two-car garage. The home has an open kitchen and family room.
The 1,888 square-foot Swan model, base-priced at $236,600, offers a two-story living room and also includes three bedrooms, two-and-one-half bathrooms, a family room, dining room, den and two-car garage.
Base-priced at $247,100, the two-story, 2,218 square-foot Tern, one of three homes in the new Aviary series, features an exterior with an overlapping gabled roofline and shaded front porch. A bank of windows extends along the rear wall of the kitchen and living room.
The Tern also features four bedrooms, two-and-one-half bathrooms, a family room, living room, dining room, den and two-car garage.
To visit Reston Ponds, take North Ave. west to Somonauk Road. Turn south and drive to the site at the corner of Somonauk and Bethany roads. Or take I-88 west to Peace Road, then go north five miles on Peace Road to Bethany Road, then right on Bethany Road to Reston Ponds. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; Sunday and Monday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, call 815.899.6900, or visit wisemanhughes.com.
Housing Type Single-family
Number of Units 391
Number Sold 179
Delivery Date N.O.W. homes are immediate delivery, otherwise about 6 months from contract
Price Range From $229,600
Developer Wiseman-Hughes Homes