Rhapsody Cove at Rock Creek, Bourbonnais

by Chicago Agent

Rhapsody Cove is a conservation development focused on being a rural, nature-inspired green community. The 107 estate homesites at Rhapsody Cove at Rock Creek average just under one acre up to one and one-half acres in size and boast 47 full walk-out basements, 59 full and partial look outs and only one conventional, standard lot.

The 243-acre parcel offers many natural resources, including the protection of over 1,000 mature trees, a 20-acre federally protected wetland and a 10-acre creek bed that feeds Rock Creek. There is also a 100-acre prairie restoration project that utilizes prairie grass, wild flowers, butterfly gardens, bushes, shrubs and trees, all of which are ecologically sound and native to Illinois. The prairie plants and seeds can be harvested and replanted throughout the community. Award-winning ecologist and restoration expert Jack Pizzo of Pizzo & Associates Ltd. will oversee the restoration of the native plant species.

Wildlife like blue heron, cardinals, deer, egrets, owls, red tail hawks and over 40 other varieties of birds also call Rhapsody Cove at Rock Creek home. With each homesite averaging close to one acre, each home will retain privacy and enjoy the unobstructed views from their backyard.

In addition to the natural amenities, Rhapsody Cove at Rock Creek features a 21-acre sportsman’s lake for fishing and boating with nature habitat islands to promote wildlife as well as protect shoreline erosion. The lake also has three European-influenced arched bridges.

A 17-acre family park offers a community parking area, a launch site for small bass boats and pontoon boats with electric trolling motors only, paddle boats, kayaks and canoes. The park also has an old-time baseball field and a gazebo. There are approximately five miles of walking/running trails, four miles asphalt based and one mile nature inspired. There are six additional fully stocked fishing lakes throughout the open space conservancy with a total of 50-acres for all lakes.

Homebuyers will be able to choose from four builders that have been selected by Conservation Design Development. Strict guidelines against design replication will be enforced to ensure each home in the community is unique.

Conservation Design Development will continue the education of conservation practices with the local school districts by offering “Little Friends of Nature” field trips where children learn about nature preservation. The children can take nature walks and journal about the animals they may see.

Rhapsody Cove at Rock Creek is located less than four miles from Bourbonnais business district and close to Bon Vivant golf course. Also nearby is the Manteno school district and Kankakee Community College. Northfield Square Mall is only ten minutes away and grocery stores are only five minutes.

Prices for the estate homesites range from $114,900 to $149,900, with the exception of four lots backing to the sportsman’s lake, priced at $199,900. Since the ground breaking on August 3,2007, Rhapsody Cove at Rock Creek has more than 30 lots already reserved.

For more information, call Bill Bonner at 815.929.0500, or visit rhapsodycove.com.

Location: W6000 North Road and N3000 West Road
Housing Type: Rural estate homesites
Number of Lots: 107
Number Sold: 35
Delivery Date: Spring/Summer 2008
Price Range: $114,900-$199,900
Co-op: Flat fee $3,500 for Chicago Agent referral
Developer: Conservation Design Development LLC

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