M/I Homes opening up two single-family communities

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Pictured are the family room and the kitchen of the Kendall, one of the floor plans being offered by M/I Homes at The Oaks at Churchill Club in Oswego. M/I Homes, one of the more successful homebuilders in the Chicago suburbs, has announced plans to devel

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M/I Homes, one of the most successful home builders in the Chicago suburbs, has announced plans to develop single-family homes on infill sites in Westmont and Oswego.

In west suburban Westmont, M/I is developing Greenleaf, 12 single-family homes priced from the $400,000s. Meanwhile, M/I is also offering 66 single-family homes priced from the $200,000s in Oswego at The Oaks at Churchill Club.

“In recent years we have made a specialty out of finding terrific infill locations for our new homes,” said Cheryl Bonk, vice president of sales & marketing for the Chicago division of M/I Homes, a national builder. “With Greenleaf and The Oaks at Churchill Club we have hit that niche perfectly.”

Greenleaf is on 56th Street in Westmont, a well-established community with excellent access to transportation, both via a Metra commuter rail station and nearby Interstate 88. High school students will attend Hinsdale Central High School, one of the country’s best with students averaging 26.4, above the state average of 20.6 on the ACT.

Both floor plans feature three to four bedrooms and two to 3½ baths. Greenleaf floor plans all include first-floor master bedroom suites, popular with empty-nesters looking to downsize from older homes in Westmont and nearby suburbs such as Hinsdale, Western Springs and Downers Grove. Homes also include full basements.

In Oswego, the new M/I Homes will be part of Churchill Club, a well-established, master-planned community that includes an 8,400-square-foot community center with swimming pools, party rooms and a fitness center. Extensive walking trails, athletic fields and an on-site public elementary school further enhance the community. Development at Churchill Club began several years ago and is almost complete.

“We jumped at the chance to purchase homesites in this outstanding community,” Bonk said. “Our buyers will be getting new construction in a well-established successful development; it’s the best of both worlds.”

Six floor plans — with three to four bedrooms and two to 3½ baths — are available, some backing up to parks and ponds. All homes include partial basements.

Located at the corner of Wolf’s Crossing and Douglas roads, The Oaks at Churchill Club is also close to extensive shopping and restaurants. For a more traditional, small-town experience, charming downtown Oswego is nearby.

The Oaks at Churchill Club will be built using 2-by-6-inch lumber, a significant upgrade over the 2-by-4 construction typically found in new homes.

“This helps create stronger, more stable exteriors, meaning superior construction and a better built home,” said Bonk.

Wider lumber creates a deeper wall cavity, allowing room for thicker insulation. M/I Homes uses R19 insulation instead of R13, the industry standard.

“Added insulation offers a more comfortable environment and lower utility bills,” Bonk said.

M/I also offers the industry’s only transferable, 30-year structural warranty.

Each M/I home is 100 percent Energy Star-Certified. In addition to installing Energy Star appliances, M/I adheres to rigorous Energy Star 3.0 construction standards met by only 20 percent of homes being built in America today. The result is a home that saves as much as 30 percent on energy bills.

Home sales are expected to begin this spring. To be placed on the VIP list and receive ongoing information about these communities, visit the Website at mihomes.com/chicago, or email sales@mihomes.com, or call (630) 605-8271.