Gladstone Homes Sends Its Customers Packing: Builder Holds "Perfect Summer" Event During June

Luxury homebuilder in Chicago's West and Southwest Suburbs is offering $70,000 in free upgrades and a summer vacation package to all who purchase a Gladstone home during June 2008.

North Aurora, IL, June 06, 2008 --( As “staycations” becomes part of the nation’s vocabulary and Newsweek reports almost 60 percent of Americans are cutting back their vacation plans due to gas prices exceeding $4 per gallon, Gladstone Homes, a luxury semi-custom builder with seven communities throughout the west and southwest suburbs, is giving its home buyers an opportunity to get away. During June Gladstone is offering homebuyers a perfect summer vacation and $70,000 in their choice of luxury options – all for free.

“We thought since you’re packing up your belongings to move into new home anyway, why not pack a few things into a bag, takeoff and relax?” said General Sales Manager Katie Minott. “We also know that buying a new home is the kind of investment for which some families might forego a vacation – even before the cost of travel rose. With this offer they can have their perfect summer vacation.”

Among the Perfect Summer packages Gladstone is offering are: a complete Disney family package for four; a Hawaiian getaway for two; a Napa Valley wine and golf tour for two; and a destination concert package for two, such as the Madonna concert in New York at Madison Square Garden.

Each of the vacation packages comes complete with airfare and transportation. The destination concert package includes four nights lodging; others include seven nights.

“Our home designs and communities attract a wide variety of homebuyers – families with children, empty-nesters, singles and couples – so we are offering a great variety of spectacular vacations to meet their range of interests,” Minott said. “And with every home at every community participating in this month-long event, homeowners can build the home of their dreams with $70k in options and have the vacation they’ve been waiting for.”

Gladstone offers 25 luxury single-family and townhome designs among its seven communities. Home sizes range from 2,145 square-feet to 4,043 square-feet and pricing is from the upper $200s to the low $400s.

“The variety in our home designs really meets the needs of all kinds of families – whether they are investing in their first home, moving to a larger home for a growing family, or looking for a reduced-maintenance lifestyle with one of our luxury townhomes,” said Minott. “And there are many upgrades a family can select with the $70,000 in free luxury options to really customize their chosen plan to their lifestyle.”

She offers the 4,043 square-foot Ashstone home design as an example of what a family could do with $70,000 in upgrades: expand the first floor powder room to a full bath, creating an in-law or au pair suite with private entry; select granite countertops and Viking stainless appliances in the kitchen; choose decorative ceiling features such as skylights in the dinette, tray and vault ceilings in the dining room, the master suite, and the three additional bedrooms; create a master suite with an intimate sitting room and the luxury of a fireplace; and create an outdoor entertainment centerpiece, or just cozy-up in the private courtyard with an outdoor brick cooking hearth.

“Our selections offer families personalized luxury and, during June, a family can choose all of these options at no additional cost,” said Minott.

The Perfect Summer event is offered at all seven Gladstone Homes communities: Highland Woods in Elgin, Moose Lake Estates, Windstone Place and Oak Creek in North Aurora, Chatham Square and Windemere at Grande Park in Plainfield, and Eaglecrest at Grande Reserve in Yorkville. To take advantage of this unique offer, homebuyers must purchase their new Gladstone Home during June 2008. Vacation packages can be used immediately or any time within two years.

“A lot of builders’ incentives are available only at or following closing,” said Minott. “With this offer, our homebuyers can get away when it works best for them whether that is during construction this summer, or after they settle into their dream home.”

For further information call 630-428-4000 or find Perfect Summer event details, community information, home designs and luxury options at

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Starr McCaffery