“What we used to think of as the typical home purchaser has dramatically changed over the last 20 years. So the challenge for us as a builder is to continually ask: ‘what is the modern home buyer looking for today?’” said Court Airhart, president of Airhart Construction. “Yesterday’
Consequently, in planning their current new home neighborhoods, the team at Airhart Construction has been careful to focus on the active lifestyles of the many market segments whose focus is beyond their own backyard. They cater to this demand by locating these properties with outdoor amenities nearby such as the Illinois Prairie Path, neighborhood parks and a golf course. Airhart is providing a variety of home designs and amenities that appeal to this wide variety of prospective homeowners who share a single commonality:
“This has meant building communities that offer this freedom and also flexibility to buyers who want a spatially efficient home with maintenance-
Georgian-style rowhomes to the rescue
Shoppers desiring a close proximity to a charming downtown area close to the action have been gravitating toward Courthouse Square—a community of 46 Georgian-style luxury rowhomes on the site of the historic DuPage County Courthouse campus in Wheaton.
“Courthouse Square residents can walk to the Metra station, reap all the benefits of the nearby downtown Wheaton with its restaurants and shops and also enjoy maintenance-
Buyers at Courthouse Square can choose from three fully customizable homes ranging in size from two to three bedrooms, two and one-half to three and one-half baths with a two-car garage, base priced from $464,000 to $659,000. Options include additional bedrooms and baths, a three-car tandem garage, a private elevator that can be installed now or framed as closets and planned for easy future conversion. An optional third floor can also be configured as flexible living space.
Cottage style homes
House hunters seeking for a hassle-free home in a convenient location, along with having their yard work taken care of for them, will want to visit College Station in Wheaton, Airhart Construction’
Set conveniently at the intersection of Blanchard and Avery, College Station is located within an established neighborhood that is across the street from a park, the prairie path, is a block away from the College Avenue Metra train station, a half mile from both downtown Wheaton and downtown Glen Ellyn, and near local shopping destinations.
“These residents are close to all the action without being in the center of it all. They receive a custom home with a convenient address that also provides privacy,” Whelan said. “This buyer leads an active lifestyle but not necessarily at their house. They may have children that are active in off-site event-oriented sports and have no need for a large backyard that they are never home to use.”
College Station buyers can choose from three ranch and two-story distinctive designs ranging from two bedrooms and two to two and one-half baths base priced from $339,000 to $373,000.
Spacious rooftop decks are a popular option at College Station and are approximately 200 square feet, providing ample outdoor living space that’s ideal for entertaining friends, barbecuing, catching a suntan, growing plants and vegetables in pots, and more. A modest monthly fee covers routine maintenance for lawn care, landscaping upkeep and leaf/snow removal.
Townhomes with first floor master bedrooms
Airhart Construction also offers Mackenzie Place, a small community of luxury townhomes in “a quiet corner of Wheaton”, according to Whelan.
“Mackenzie Place buyers want a high-quality home on a well-landscaped property and may prefer a first-floor master suite,” she noted. “They don’t want to move away from friends or family, and they’ve owned a few homes previously. As a result, they know exactly what they want, which is generous amenities. They don’t need abundant square footage any longer, and low-maintenance in a close-knit community is high on their list.”
Shoppers can select from eight different townhome designs in all — four ranches and four two-story designs (two of which include a first-floor master suite). Every townhome provides two to four bedrooms; two to four baths with base prices ranging from $423,000 to $631,000. Options depend on the home selected, and can include a private elevator, custom bookcases and a screened-in porch.
Lastly, for those wanting the roominess and privacy a detached home provides, yet the carefree advantages of a low-maintenance attached home, consider Fisher Farm, Airhart’s community of 71 semi-custom single-family homes in Winfield.
“I describe Fisher Farm homes as ‘scaled-down spaces for live-it-up lifestyles.’
Homes at Fisher Farm provide two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-
Sales for Airhart Construction communities are being conducted at two sales offices: at Fisher Farm, 1N578 Golf View Ln., Winfield and Courthouse Square, located at 309 E. Liberty St., Wheaton, and Hours are Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.airhartconstruction.com or phone (630) 665-5700 or (630) 462-0500.
Over the last five decades, Airhart Construction has garnered a solid reputation for service and integrity while building homes of unsurpassed excellence. A family owned-and-operated home building business since 1964, Airhart Construction is an Energy Star Partner® home builder that builds Energy Star® qualified new homes. Airhart is currently offering custom and semi-custom residences at Fisher Farm in Winfield (Wheaton district 200 schools); Radcliff Ridge in Lisle (Naperville district 203 schools); The Reserves of Prince Crossing Farm in West Chicago; and at Courthouse Square (townhomes), Mackenzie Place (townhomes), Woodland Oaks, College Station (cottage homes), and Stoddard Avenue, all in Wheaton