Why It Worked: Families are lured by the in-town, Chicago location with large lots, detached garages, and five-bedroom floor plans.

  • Three levels offer up all the rooms families have come to expect, including an upstairs laundry, basement-level entertainment area, and first-floor great room.
  • English basement features 9-foot ceilings, fifth bedroom, and family room.
  • Quiet community setting with just 36 residences; access to numerous parks and top-rated schools.
  • Brick with stone detail on front elevation; vinyl siding with trim on side and rear elevations. Aluminum-clad wood windows out front; vinyl windows on side and rear.
  • Generous 17-by-31-foot backyard surrounded by cedar privacy fence.
  • Project Credits

    Project: Residences of Bradley Place, Chicago; Sales started: October 2002 (model opened March 2003); Sales through January 2004: 34; Units planned: 36; Price: $869,900 to $1.2 million; Unit size: 4,460 to 4,622 square feet; Builder/Developer: Centrum Properties, Chicago; Architects: FitzGerald Associates Architects, Chicago; Hirsch Associates, Chicago; Interior designer: Mary Cook & Associates, Chicago

    Learn more about markets featured in this article: Chicago, IL.