Timber Trails in successful ‘rebirth’

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After sitting dormant for five years during a foreclosure, the new owners of Timber Trails of Western Springs couldn’t be happier about the community’s turnaround and unpredictably strong sales pace. In less than four months after the sales center opened its doors in November, six families have signed contracts to purchase homes in the luxury townhome and single-family home community that sits on a former golf course.

When Timber Trails Development took control of the community in late 2012, they took possession of 16 completed or partially completed homes. As of the end of January 2013, only 10 remain available with unbelievably low prices.

“Before we bought out Timber Trails from the bank we did an extensive amount of research and determined that if we could purchase the land and homes for the right price, we could attract homebuyers to our luxury community,” said Brian Taylor, manager of Timber Trails.

All elevations provide exciting curb appeal by featuring dramatic rooflines, inspiring front entrances and attractive offsets. Inside, buyers will find homes with fireplaces (per plan), 9-foot first-floor ceilings, hardwood flooring, decorative columns, vaulted ceilings, basements, soaking tubs and more. All homes will typically include three or four bedrooms, 2½ baths, kitchens with breakfast areas, living rooms, master bedroom suites, basements and attached two-car garages. Timber Trails Development also offers finished basement option packages for its standard, English and walkout plans.

Townhomes offering a minimum of 2,315 square feet of living space are priced starting at $395,000, and luxury single-family homes with 4,128 square feet start at $569,000. Providing 2,315 to 2,941 square feet of living space for townhomes and 3,989 to 4,936 square feet of living space for single-family homes, all of these elegant homes are set on the rolling grounds of the former Timber Trails Country Club. Townhomes top out at $650,000 and single-family homes stretch to $1,225,000.

Timber Trails was designed to save as many mature trees as possible from the original golf course, to do so the previous developer dedicated more than 25 acres of land for tree preservation and parks. Included are more than three miles of bike paths, several tennis courts and two tot lots with playground equipment. The new owner plans to maintain this dedication to tree preservation.

Timber Trails is at 1017 White Pine Lane on the northwest corner of Plainfield Road and Wolf Road. Decorated models and the sales center are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information call (708) 783-1600 or visit the Website www.timbertrailsdc.com.