WHY IT WORKED: Tapping demand for new construction in an established Northwest Chicago neighborhood poised for growth, Kilbourn Court provides families and couples with modern amenities, close proximity to commuter routes and downtown, and more square footage at a better price than the existing homes in the area.

  • As the only new townhouse community in the area, the project establishes an exclusive niche and creates a distinctive difference from existing detached homes.
  • The land plan minimizes the project's footprint and impact on existing infrastructure, enables views from the three-story units to green space or down a tree-lined street, and features an on-site park and dog run.
  • MULTIPLE STORIES: Kilbourn Court owes its success to a convenient infill location, modern (and multiple) lifestyle amenities, and more footage for the money.
    MULTIPLE STORIES: Kilbourn Court owes its success to a convenient infill location, modern (and multiple) lifestyle amenities, and more footage for the money.
  • The project leverages numerous recreational amenities from a city park one block away.
  • Best-seller Plan C, at 2,122 square feet, provides a spacious deck for outdoor entertaining and allows for an optional third bedroom and/or third bath.
  • PROJECT CREDITS Project: Kilbourn Court, Chicago; Sales started: April 2003; Sales through May 2005: 98; Units planned: 116; Price: $308,900 to $386,438; Unit size: 1,673 to 2,412 square feet; Builder/Developer: Dubin Residential, Chicago; Architect/Land planner: Hartshorne & Plunkard, Chicago; Landscape architect: ILT Vignocchi Landscape Architects & Contractors, Wauconda, Ill.; Interior designer: Dubin Residential, Chicago

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