Maples draws on Woodstock ‘fame’ for unique lifestyle

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Maintenance-free, ranch home living at Maples at the Sonatas gives residents plenty of time to enjoy the special amenities of Victorian-style Woodstock. | SUPPLIED PHOTO

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Homebuyers looking for a real handful of activities to choose from every week needn’t look any further than Maples at the Sonatas in Woodstock.

Residents are easily lured by charming Victorian Woodstock. Famous for being the backdrop in the classic movie “Groundhog Day,” it offers many spectacular activities and events to involve its residents.

The community was recognized in 2007 as a “Distinctive Destination” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The town’s historic downtown square is known for its eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and boutiques selling everything from hand-crafted pottery and fine art to apparel and gourmet food. Residents can also enjoy a night on the town by visiting the square’s gothic Opera House, or spend a leisurely afternoon brushing up on some history at the Dick Tracy Museum.

Maples at the Sonatas also boasts plenty of its own special features. Its clubhouse, as the heart of the community, brings neighbors together to socialize, relax or exercise. Inside, residents can engage in conversation near the cozy fireplace, prepare for parties in the community kitchen, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or meet friends at the fitness center for daily workouts.

Homes at Maples at the Sonatas offer European-inspired exteriors. Prices start in the $190,000s for homes ranging from about 1,500 to over 2,800 square feet. Buyers can choose between the single-family ranch homes or the ranch villas.

These single-level homes offer two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two- to 2½-car garages. Best of all, in maintenance-free Maples at the Sonatas, buyers no longer have to worry about keeping up with lawn care or house maintenance; instead, they can take that extra time to do things they love.

The Abbey’s excess storage room is perfect for new homeowners needing that extra space to maintain organization. Both the Abbey and the Canterbury models have striking volume ceilings, a seasonal veranda and an expansive kitchen to create an open, airy environment. The two single-level models are also similar in their generous size. The Abbey is more than 1,700 square feet while the Canterbury is over 1,800 square feet.

For those interested in the ultimate comfort lifestyle, the Portico offers a multitude of satisfying options. The 1,700- to over 2,400-square-foot model fully utilizes its space to provide the utmost comfort. Residents can enjoy the scenery from their private courtyard, with porch options for entertaining friends and family. A designer kitchen with an island is not only a place for meals, but also a place for family and guests to congregate and socialize. An optional second-level bonus suite provides additional living and entertaining space.

The Palazzo, at 1,500 to over 2,000 square feet, is a contemporary design with an optional upstairs bonus suite for those in need of a little extra interior space and privacy. Inside, residents will enjoy a walk-in shower, private living room, a peaceful sitting room and a designer gourmet kitchen built to accommodate double ovens and more.

For those with a “go big or go home” mentality, the Promenade is the perfect fit. At 2,000 to over 2,800 square feet, it is the largest and most extravagant home in the community. The open plan allows for residents to decorate with oversized furniture while still being able to move freely in a spacious, airy environment. The den is perfect for relaxing during the weekend, and residents have the opportunity of upgrading the owner’s suite with a screened porch or sitting room to better enjoy surrounding courtyard views. The Promenade also features an optional bonus suite for guests, as well as a front entry porch.

Buyers interested in Maples at the Sonatas can be assured that they are buying homes crafted with extreme thought and detail. Wilcox Communities, an Epcon Community builder, is a family-owned residential builder with communities located around the country including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, North Carolina, Missouri, Alabama and Tennessee.

To learn more about Maples at the Sonatas, call (815) 334-0340 or visit