Categories: New Homes Chicago | Posted: May 25, 2017
A picturesque natural setting, larger than average homesites and distinct ranch and two-story home designs have led to brisk sales and the release of the final phase of 19 homesites at Walnut Glen in Island Lake.
According to Chris Coleman, Chicago Division president for William Ryan Homes, Walnut Glen has appealed to a diverse cross-section of buyers all of whom appreciate the surrounding beauty.
“Offering both ranch and two-story homes starting in the $240s has attracted couples, singles, families and empty-nesters who want the best value for their home buying dollar to enjoy, not only the larger homesites of up to half-acre, but the ponds, acres of forest preserve land and the recreational amenities offered just down the road at Moraine Hills State Park,” Coleman says. “For the buyers at Walnut Glen, their purchase is as much about the home as it is the lifestyle available to them in this area.”
Located on Dowell Road just west of Route 12, Walnut Glen features three ponds and views of the adjacent Black Crown Forest Preserve. The Millennium Trail walking path meanders near the community and Moraine Hills State Park is within two miles.
The collection of distinct ranch and two-story plans range from 1,610 to 3,034 square feet with three or four bedrooms, 2 or 2.5 baths, open island kitchens, private master suites with luxury baths, flex rooms, formal living and dining rooms per plan, basements, or optional lookout and walkout basements, and attached two- or three-car garages.
“Our buyers tell us that they’ve done their homework before making their decision to live at Walnut Glen and that our value surpasses other homes in the area,” Coleman says. “For instance, the community does not have an SSA (Special Service Assessment), we include full basements that are guaranteed dry for 10 years due to our special waterproofing process, central air conditioning, and kitchens with 42-inch cabinets, granite countertops, just to name a few.”
Priced from $277,990, the two-story Stratford II design has been one of the most popular plans at Walnut Glen. This 2,240-square-foot home features four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, full basement and two-car garage as standard.
Highlights of the first-floor of the Stratford II include a spacious kitchen with optional island open and walk-in pantry open to the breakfast room and family room. Formal dining room, flex room and mudroom with access to the oversized two-car garage.
In contrast to its quaint country setting, Walnut Glen is minutes from major commuter arteries, including Illinois Highways 12, 59 and 176 as well as three Metra train stations. Children attend one of two award-winning school districts in either Wauconda District 118 or McHenry District 156.
The sales center and new model home are located at 2320 Walnut Glen Blvd., Island Lake. Sales center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit WilliamRyanHomes.com.