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Floral Avenue in Skokie Picks Up Steam

by Chicago Agent

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First phase sold out; sales begin for final eight homes at innovative community in downtown Skokie

Floral Avenue, a new-construction single-family home development in downtown Skokie, is now over 60-percent sold with the first phase of 12 homes sold out and sales for the final phase of eight homes underway.

Located approximately 10 miles north of downtown Chicago, near Oakton Street and Lincoln Avenue, Floral Avenue features 20 custom-tailored homes, with prices ranging from $495,000 to $850,000.

According to Floral Avenue developer John McLinden, president of Skokie, IL-based StreetScape USA, the project’s early success represents growing demand for more urban alternatives to traditional suburban home design.

“Floral Avenue is part of a new trend in American housing,” said McLinden. “People are craving urban-scale housing in the suburbs – homes that are in walkable communities with easy access to amenities and transportation. Within walking distance of Floral Avenue are shops, restaurants, grocery stores, live theater, a nationally-recognized public library and a commuter rail line to downtown Chicago.”

Homes are built on 28-foot wide lots and include front porches; numerous, customized floor plans; and a variety of energy-efficient features.

StreetScape’s custom approach to homebuilding, coined How Do You Live?, gives buyers the opportunity to work with an in-house design team to tailor floor plans and finishes based on their lifestyle.

“The unique concept behind Floral Avenue is one story, but another big one is value,” said Andrew Herrmann of @properties, the exclusive sales and marketing firm for the community. “Where else are you going to find customizable, new-construction, single-family homes, north of the city for under $500,000? And when you learn about all the design and engineering that goes into these houses, it’s very compelling.”

The sales center for Floral Avenue is located at 8149 Lincoln Avenue in Skokie and is open from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the development, visit www.FloralAvenueSkokie.com or call (847) 867-1954.

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