FEB 24, 2011
Looking to Relocate? Check Out These Luxury Townhomes by Lexington Park
Des Plaine Patch
Lexington Park Townhomes, offer a “maintenance free type lifestyle,” according to Sales Manager Vicky Haliw. The townhome complex, 1232 Harding Ave., has been in Des Plaines for more than two years and due to the success of Phase One, the company decided to begin Phase Two.
“The best part about our townhomes is they’re very stylish, super open and very attractive,” said Mary Corbett, consultant. Plus, “People love the location,” said Haliw.
The townhomes are located at the cross streets of Laurel and Harding, right outside the downtown Des Plaines strip. The subdivision offers easy access to the Metra Station.
“You get an urban feel in a suburban location,” said Corbett.
There are 120 Lexington Park Homes, with approximately 8-10 homes available in Lexington Park One and 60 lots available in Lexington Park Two. One townhome is available for immediate occupancy while two foundations are in the process of being built and will be completed by the summer.
Lexington Park Townhomes offers three different layouts: The Bristol, Warrington and Coventry.
The quality of the town homes speaks for themselves. “It’s all brand new construction and advanced technology,” said Corbett. The models offer 9-foot ceilings, granite counter tops, finished lower levels, stainless steel appliances and plenty of natural lighting.
The Bristol is the most affordable of the models and also the smallest. It may have the least amount of room at 1,605 sq. ft. but it’s hard to tell. The layout of the Bristol is more open than the Warrington or Coventry. It appears spacious with the dining room, living room and kitchen all connecting without any walls or doors ways.
The kitchen is great for hosting, with an island and plenty of places to move around. It comes with two bedrooms and two and a half baths. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, with a communal bathroom downstairs.
The Warrington is a step up from the Bristol in terms of price and space. It is a two-bedroom townhome plus den, with the option to convert a third room on the upper level; a total of 1,758 sq. ft.
The Coventry is the largest layout at 1,1913 sq. ft. The living room and dining room are separated from the kitchen by a wall with a cutout window and arched-door way. The kitchen has an island in the center with a breakfast nook by the sliding door to the balcony.
A selling point for all three properties is the master suites. The rooms and full baths are more than adequate in terms of size, plus there is plenty of closet and storage space.
The fully finished basement is another strong feature. The townhome’s basements are built at street level. A large window in the front of the room offers an eye-level view of the street, giving an interactive feel to the room. Each basement ranges in size but all are cozy.
Lexington Park Townhomes offers more enticing features with an attached two-car garage, balcony and courtyard.
For convenience purposes, the washer and dyer unit can be found upstairs in the Bristol and Warrington and right off the kitchen in the Coventry model.
“There is a plan for everybody,” said Corbett.
After selecting a layout, there are available options to add for personalized taste, including: a three-sided fireplace, hard wood flooring, granite countertops, additional lighting and windows. The Coventry offers a combination of shower and bath in the master suite.
Corbett said Lexington Park is “un-touchable” when it comes to price.
“We are the best priced (option for luxury townhomes) in Des Plaines,” said Haliw.
Townhomes in Phase Two are being sold for approximately $10,000 more than homes in Phase One. The Bristol starts at $249, 990, the Warrington at $259, 990 and the Coventry at $269, 990. Other townhomes in the area are priced between $130,000- $200,000.
All home owners are required to pay an additional $165.16 per month for property maintenance. It includes snow removal, spring-fall landscaping and assessment of the grounds and buildings.
For a limited time all homes in Lexington Park Phase Two are offering a free washer, dryer and refrigerator plus the closing cost of up $2,500.
"As first time home buyers, purchasing a home can be a scary thing, but it didn't take us long to see that at Lexington Park the staff really is on your side and wants to help you build your perfect home."
- Carolyn Carrara & Phil Arnold