Location Drives Sales of Homes in Carpentersville Development

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Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent

Location lures buyers to Gleneagle Farm

- Price range: $139,990 to $169,990

- Models opened: November 1995

- Schools: Sleepy Hollow Elementary, Dundee Middle and Jacobs High schools in Dundee Unit District 300

- Parks: Dundee Township Park District

A great location is driving sales of Gleneagle Farm being built by the Kirk Corp. in Carpentersville.

Models of houses opened in November, and 155 houses already have been sold to a varied mix of buyers from Carpentersville, Chicago and suburbs such as Hoffman Estates.

Buyers are attracted by the community's location, says sales manager Ann Triner.

"Although the environment of Gleneagle Farm suggests a rural lifestyle, our buyers are delighted with the convenience of the community. Residents are just a few minutes from I-90," she says.

The developer plans to build 322 houses and 287 town houses.

Seven house plans, ranging in size from 1,471 to 2,091 square feet and in price from $139,990 to $169,990, are available.

First is the $139,990 Orchard, a two-story with 1,471 square feet. This plan features living and dining rooms, kitchen with eating counter and island and a powder room on the first floor. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, a bath and laundry room. Options include family room, bay window in kitchen and a second bath.

The 1,204-square-foot Harvest follows. Priced from $147,990, the split-level plan features living room, as well as a spacious kitchen with island, pantry and breakfast nook on the first floor. There are three bedrooms and a bath upstairs. There is a large unfinished lower level, which can be completed in different ways.

Next is the $149,990 Homestead which has 1,581 square feet of living space. This plan has a living room, island kitchen with breakfast nook, family room and powder room on the first floor. There are three bedrooms and two baths on the upper level.

The Greenfield, priced from $159,990, follows. This 1,823-square-foot two-story features a two-story foyer which opens onto living/dining room. The kitchen with breakfast nook and family room are clustered in the rear and side of the home for privacy. …