Willow Lake, Lake Forest
Willow Lake, a 52-unit development, is located on the former Fitzmorris Estate, a 21.6-acre former private enclave in the western portion of Lake Forest.
The villa model is under construction and is scheduled to open in February of 2008.
The two-story villas are attached single-family homes designed by the Chicago-based architectural firm of Darcy, Bonner and Associates, and will feature 3,885 to 3,995 square feet of living space in addition to a finished or unfinished basement level. Select units will feature lookout basements.
Base prices for the villa homes range from approximately $1.2 million to $1.6 million.
Each villa will have a two-plus-car garage with room for guest parking in driveways. In addition, all residences with a master bedroom upstairs will have a passenger elevator. The other floor plan has a first floor master bedroom.
The homes will offer gourmet kitchens equipped with stainless steel appliances, 42-inch Brookhaven by Woodmode cabinets, granite countertops, work islands and white-oak flooring.
The home exteriors at Willow Lake will feature English-style architecture with natural colors and textures. Rooflines will be accented with cedar shingles.
The upper exterior walls of the homes will offer stained clapboard siding with an option for cedar shingles or stained stucco. The solid base of the exteriors will be formed with brick and lannon stone.
One of the floor plans, Deerpath, is a four-bedroom residence with 6,149 square feet of living space, including an optional finished or unfinished basement.
The main level features an entry from the attached garage or via the foyer, which leads to a hallway with an adjoining powder room. Immediately to the right of the foyer is the 14.5-by-11-foot library.
The kitchen, measuring 11.1 by 16.8 feet, features a center work island and access to an in-unit laundry room and pantry. The dining room opens to a living room measuring 19.3 by 19.11 feet, creating one open area. The living/dining area has access to a 20-foot outdoor deck.
The main level also has an 18-by-14.5-foot master bedroom with two walk-in closets and private access to the master bathroom. The upper level features three bedrooms.
The house includes a 2,154-square-foot unfinished basement, or the option to finish the basement with a wine storage, another bedroom, theatre room and full bathroom.
Centrum Properties has hired Brownstone Construction as the general contractor for Willow Lake. The firms have teamed up on previous projects including Bradley Place, Bradley Place II and the Elmwood Park Rowhomes.
The on-site sales center at Willow Lake is open at the intersection Illinois 60 and Field Court in Lake Forest. For more information, visit centrum.com, or call 847.735.1400.
Location-Off of Route 60 on Field Court
Housing Type-Single-Family Attached
Number of Units-52
Price Range-$1.2 million to $1.6 million
Architect-Darcy, Bonner and Associates