August 29, 2019 - Buyers Enjoy Single Family Spacious Feel in Lexington Townhomes

When you are shopping for a home in the heart of a town, often you might expect narrow row-home style townhomes with cramped spaces. But after years of experience building in urban settings, Lexington has discovered that buyers love a spacious feel in the floorpans of their homes. So we’ve taken the traditional townhome and added a twist—the wide, spacious feel of an open floorplan single family home in townhomes with great locations walking distance from shopping, dining, and entertainment. Everything you want in an urban setting, with a home that doesn’t make you sacrifice space!


A recent PennyMac article about “2019 Urban Chic Home Design Trends” featured this aspect of Lexington’s homes. The article noted Lexington’s long experience in building in urban settings, interviewing Jeff Benach, Principal at Lexington Homes: “Having built more than 40,000 homes in the Chicago area, he now works on numerous townhomes, row homes, and single-family home communities in locations throughout the city of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. He has also noticed that many of today’s homebuyers want townhomes with single-family-style features, and they have integrated those ideas into their designs.”

Benach noted why Lexington makes a focused effort of providing space for buyers:

“Townhome footprints are typically long and narrow, but we shifted the layout to be wide instead of deep. This gives the homes a more expansive feel, much like a single-family home in the open-concept kitchen and great room. Plus, the homes have full basements with 9-foot ceilings that add an additional level of living space to the home when finished.”

Lexington sees a lot of buyers who are moving from condos in the city and are looking for more space in a townhouse—which is typically less maintenance and more affordable than a single family home. A Realtor.com article about “What’s Old Is New Again: Why Townhouses Are the Latest ‘It’ Homes” spoke with Benach, who mentioned that very recently, many millennials have chosen to buy Lexington homes. “Nearly all of Lexington Homes’ buyers are millennials, and most of them are either recently married or about to wed, says Lexington’s principal, Jeff Benach.”


Are you interested in finding your Lexington home? Lexington recently opened communities in Avondale and Oak Park, where buyers can also enjoy the additional space of a rooftop deck. We also have a few limited and final opportunities in Arlington Heights, Morton Grove, and Des Plaines. And we have communities coming soon in Warrenville and Glenview.

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