Airhart Construction Begins Preconstruction Sales at College Station in Wheaton

Wheaton, IL, September 15, 2011 --( Airhart Construction recently launched preconstruction sales at its newest community: College Station in Wheaton, featuring 14 single-family, semi-custom, cottage-style homes that offer low-maintenance amenities.

Set conveniently at the intersection of Blanchard and Avery, College Station is located within an established neighborhood that is only 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 are ideal homes for on-the-go owners who desire a fantastic address and a personalized residence that meets their needs,” said Court Airhart, president of Airhart Construction. “These are right-sized homes that cater to active lifestyles. Our buyers don’t want to have to worry about upkeep and being tied to their yards on the weekends. They’re looking for a brand-new home that provides them the freedom to travel, work and play when they want, without the hassle of snow removal, tending to landscaping, raking the leaves and mowing the grass.”

Similar to classic row homes, Cottage Station’s cottage style homes are rear-loaded, with a two-car garage—yielding a less cluttered front exterior and more efficient floorplan design.

“Cottage homes are hot right now. By reducing the size of the yard—which busy homeowners don’t miss anyway—the builder can lower the price and create a more cost-effective, spatially efficient plan. It’s a home that offers the best of both worlds—the volume, flow and privacy of a detached home combined with the ease and simplicity of a low-maintenance attached home. And unlike living in a condo, you don’t have to make that long walk from your parking garage to the elevator to your unit,” said Airhart. “These residences particularly appeal to singles, young professional couples, early empty nesters, divorcees and small families.”

Shoppers can select from three distinctive designs at special pre-construction prices (for a limited time only):

The Bethany, a ranch featuring two bedrooms, two baths, and 1,253 square feet—base priced from $309,000 (all prices subject to change without notice).
The McAllister, a two-story offering two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a lower level rec room (or optional third bedroom), and over 2,000 square feet—base priced from $349,000.
The Graham, a ranch providing two bedrooms, two baths, an upper level loft (or optional third bedroom), and 1,638 square feet—base priced from $333,000.

Standard amenities in each home include a kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry; family room and dining room; nine-foot first-floor ceiling; front porch; two-car attached garage; and full landscaped yard. A modest monthly fee covers routine maintenance for lawn care, landscaping upkeep and leaf/snow removal.

“Each cottage home is also fully customizable, which means we can adjust any floorplan or living space to meet your preferences. From installing a higher level trim that you specify to moving walls and redesigning rooms, we can personalize a home perfectly tailored to your personality and lifestyle. Our on staff architect can make the custom design changes you desire and help make your dream home happen,” said Airhart, who added that additional home styles may be added in the future based on feedback from shoppers.

Commuters are literally steps away from hopping on the Metra to get to work, school or preferred shopping destinations. Walkers, joggers and bicyclists can hop on the Prairie Path just a block away, there is even a local park just a block away.

College Station is also within close proximity of many area hotspots, including restaurants Evviva Pizza, necessary retailers such as Trader Joes and Whole Foods, and neighborhood favorites like The Genuine Article art gallery. Additionally, the Wheaton College Campus is four blocks away and Wheaton Public Library is close by.

Preconstruction sales for College Station are being conducted at two nearby Airhart sales offices: one at Courthouse Square, located at 309 E. Liberty St., Wheaton, 60187, and the other at Fisher Farm at 1N578 Golf View Ln., Winfield, 60190. For more information or to make an appointment, phone (630) 665-5700 or (630) 462-0500. Open Every Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

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.

Airhart Construction
Lynn Walsh
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