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Elevator Provides Single Level Living Solution at Courthouse Square in Wheaton

Wheaton, IL, July 09, 2015 --( “Living in a downtown suburban area and single level living are not synonymous,” said Court Airhart, president of Airhart Construction. “In a perfect world, we could build ranch homes in any downtown in-fill area. But the reality is land is scarce and residential development in downtown suburban areas is vertical.”

“Our buyers want to enter their home through a private entry and park in their own private garage. Most are likely moving from a single family home. They still want their own space and aren’t ready to transition into a condominium, but want the downtown walking experience,” said Airhart.

Airhart Construction has responded to these buyers by providing an elevator option at its multi-level Courthouse Square rowhomes in downtown Wheaton.

All Courthouse Square homes include a rough-in for an elevator that can be installed now or framed as closets and planned for easy future conversion. The elevators at Courthouse Square can fit several people or a wheelchair and another person comfortably. Wood paneling is included throughout as is a phone and choice of flooring.

“Two-thirds of our homeowners at Courthouse Square have selected the elevator option,” said Heather Mistele, sales manager at Courthouse Square. “We had one homeowner who decided to install their elevator after their home was built and others have added mirrors to personalize this space as well.”

With the rowhomes at Courthouse Square having four levels, the elevator not only comes in handy on moving day but is convenient for sending laundry to another level and allows visiting family and friends access to all areas of the home should stairs prove challenging.

“It even serves as a dumbwaiter to transport food and supplies when entertaining on the rooftop terrace area or used to transport luggage back and forth when traveling. Having an elevator also opens up to another market for resale purposes,” added Mistele.

The top level is known as the “Retreat Level” and features a large family room with a wet bar and beverage refrigerator. Outdoors, a generous rooftop terrace spans approximately 165 square feet and provides views of the courtyard, the historic namesake courthouse nearby and downtown Wheaton. There is also a guest bedroom and bath on this level making it suitable for an in-law arrangement or an adult child that has returned home.

The rowhomes at Courthouse Square feature two row home designs with multiple floor plan options. They offer from two to five bedrooms and two-and one-half to four-and one-half baths, from just under 3,000 to over 3,200 square feet of living space with base prices starting at $619,000.

Interior highlights include nine-foot ceilings on all levels, hardwood flooring, milled staircases, second floor laundry, first floor Great Room with gas fireplace, kitchens featuring custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Courthouse Square exterior facades are Georgian-style and all-brick with limestone accenting. The driveways, walkways and private patios are also brick, the landscaping is extensive and three-car tandem garages are available; a rarity for any home in a downtown area.

For Courthouse Square residents, the Metra commuter station in downtown Wheaton is a four-block walk from home. Homeowners also enjoy the many entertainment and dining options and the seasonal French Market in downtown Wheaton. A Mariano’s Fresh Market is located three blocks from Courthouse Square and the main stem of the Illinois Prairie Path, ideal for walking, running and biking, is literally out your back door. Residents also have access to an on-site Community Center that offers a fitness center, an outdoor lap pool and available party and meeting rooms.

The model at 325 E. Liberty is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday (and at other times by appointment). Other to-be-built rowhomes in future phases will be completed by the end of 2015.

Celebrating over 50 years building homes, Airhart Construction has garnered a solid reputation for service and integrity while building homes of unsurpassed excellence. Airhart Construction will build on your lot or in one of their communities. Airhart is currently offering custom and semi-custom residences on your lot or in their neighborhoods at Dana Park Estates in Oak Brook; Fisher Farm (district 200 schools) and Starcliff in Winfield; Radcliff Ridge in Lisle (district 203 schools); The Reserves of Prince Crossing Farm and Risch Court in West Chicago; and at Courthouse Square (rowhomes), College Station, Mackenzie Place (townhomes), and Stoddard Avenue, all in Wheaton.
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