Byline: Sherry Giewald Daily Herald Correspondent By Sherry Giewald Daily Herald Correspondent
Three new model homes are open at Edgewater, an active-adult community of single-family ranch homes that offers a resort-style setting and loads of amenities.
With an impressive boulevard entrance, the community sits off Bowes Road just west of Randall Road on Elgin's west side.
"These models appeal to younger active-adult buyers," said Maria Wilhelm, vice president of sales for Pulte Homes. "For example, the Montrose has a very open floor plan with a beautiful backsplash and satin nickel hardware in the kitchen.
"They have done a nice job with the open floor concept, and we're in a great location. With consumer confidence high coupled with these brand new models, response has been phenomenal."
Edgewater homeowners enjoy the Del Webb lifestyle, which includes Creekside Lodge, the social hub of the community. Lodge highlights include a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a billiards room, bocce ball and tennis courts, and a playground for visiting grandkids. A lifestyle director coordinates special events, trips and clubs for residents.
The facility also includes three multipurpose activity rooms, a business center, computer area with Internet access and a sunroom and lounge.
The gated development opened in May 2005 and features construction of more than 1,000 homes with two to four bedrooms, two to three baths, attached two- or three-car garages and some basements. A four-foot extended garage is also available per site selection.
Homes feature low-maintenance vinyl siding in several colors, fully sodded homesites and a front landscaping package with a variety of shrubs.
Among three new models in the Lakeshore Series is the Montrose, priced from $207,990 with 1,547 square feet, two bedrooms plus den and two full baths. A patio, garden room and basement are optional.
In the decorated model home, an arched entry brings you into the foyer and great room. A burgundy table runner tops the dining table set for four, while an ornate mirror gives the great room space a touch of elegance.
With plenty of possibilities, the great room with optional fireplace and an intimate furniture arrangement can be a cozy spot for relaxing at home. Or for entertaining, guests can gather throughout the open area that flows into the kitchen and out to the patio.
The kitchen features black cabinetry and appliances along with a decorative backsplash. …