WHY IT WORKED: Clublands Antioch is one of the only mid-priced clubhouse communities in Lake County, one of Chicago's northern suburbs. Rolling topography and numerous water features are some of the highlights of this 450-acre site.

  • Buyers have a choice of 33 two-story and ranch floor plans from six different home series. Partial basements are included per plan, with a number of optional walk-out and look-out basements available.
  • Amenities include an 8,000-square-foot clubhouse, three outdoor pools, and a 47-acre stocked lake. The property is adjacent to 183 acres of forest preserves.
  • The 3,423-square-foot Lincoln is a particularly popular plan. It comes standard with an attached three-car garage as well as a first-floor den, two-story great room, and large master suite.
  • Sales have been so good that Neumann Homes had to stop selling new home sites through the end of this year. In August a VIP list was established for 2005 releases.
  • Project Credits

    Project: Clublands Antioch, Antioch, Ill. Sales started: March 2003; Sales through August 2004: 171; Units planned: 960; Price: $216,990 to $381,490; Unit size: 1,677 to 4,370 square feet; Builder/Developer/Architect: Neumann Homes, Warrenville, Ill.; Land planner: Neumann Homes, Warrenville; Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects and Planners, Skokie, Ill.; Landscape architect: Ives/Ryan, Naperville, Ill.; Interior designer: The Concept Group, Northbrook, Ill.

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