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Luxury Ranch & First-Floor Master Bedroom Homes in Lemont

Donven Homes offers two upscale residential communities in premier Lemont – Woodglen featuring duplex homes priced from the mid $400’s, now 80% sold, and Ashbury Woods West townhomes priced from $417,900 with 11 units still available.
Woodglen’s duplex homes are carefully styled as luxury single family homes with their own backyard and include two single level ranch open style floorplans ranging in size from 2000 to 2200 sq ft of living space and a larger two story plan with 2400 sq ft of living space featuring a large 1st floor master bedroom suite.

Ashbury Woods West townhomes include a single level open style ranch floor plan with 1820 sq ft of living space and a larger townhome with 2315 sq ft of living area featuring a large 1st floor master bedroom suite plus 2 additional bedrooms and a loft.

New homes with 1st floor master bedroom suites continue to gain in popularity to meet the demands of a diverse range of buyers. Don Stevens, president of Donven Homes says, “We have found that our buyers, especially those over 50 want to live as much as possible on one level”

Both Woodglen and Ashbury Woods West offer close proximity to shopping, dining, golf courses, the I-55 and I-355 expressways, and a Metra train station in downtown Lemont. Homeowner’s will appreciate the ease and cost-savings of a maintenance-free home in an upscale, close-in community.

For more information on both outstanding communities go to donvenhomes.com and visit the Sales Center Model Homes.
Woodglen Sales Center is located on First Street and McCarthy Road (123rd St.) one mile west of Archer Ave (Rt 171) – 931 Woodglen Lane, Lemont, IL 60439

Ashbury Woods West Sales Center is located on 127th Street, 1/4 mile east of State Street (Lemont Road) – 1549 Ashbury Circle, Lemont, IL 60439

Both communities are only 2 miles from the new I-355 interchange on 127th Street. Open daily 10am-5pm; Sunday 11am-5pm and Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only.

A Rare Find: Exclusive Enclave Community of Woodglen in Lemont

Woodglen
Lemont—Along with the continuing success of their luxury Ashbury Woods townhome community in Lemont, DONVEN Homes has had many buyers requesting them to offer even larger upscale single level ranch townhomes, preferably end units. The result of this exceptional buyer demand was the maintenance free duplex building residences of WOODGLEN, located on the rolling, wooded site of the former 30-acre Totura estate. The duplex buildings have been carefully designed architecturally as single family style homes with your own backyard and features 2 different single level ranch floor plans and an additional, somewhat larger two-story plan with a first floor master bedroom suite. Over two-thirds of the building sites at WOODGLEN will feature walk-out or look-out full basements, carefully planned to fit the rolling, wooded terrain – all while enjoying the close, in-town conveniences of Lemont.

Once you have visited the three dramatic luxury model homes at Woodglen you will know you have found something special. This is NOT a “cookie-cutter” community. These beautiful upscale duplex building residences are nestled in a wooded location with all the upscale designer features, exceptional floor plans and solid construction homebuyers expect from DONVEN Homes.

In an effort to make buying one of these maintenance free dream homes as easy as possible, DONVEN Homes will work with buyer’s individual time frames for move-in, while locking in now at today’s special home prices.

The WOODGLEN community consists of 90 luxury ranch and two-story duplex residences with 30 residences already sold. The duplex buildings architecture has been carefully designed to reflect the features of a single-family home. Homeowners will enjoy the ease and cost-effectiveness of maintenance-free living while still enjoying their own backyard. Located in the center of Lemont, just south of McCarthy Road (123rd St.), this community is away from high traffic areas, truly an outstanding site…not far away, just hidden away.

“Woodglen is truly a remarkable, one-of-a-kind place to live. These beautiful homes are nestled into a quiet, wooded enclave within the bustling Village of Lemont. It is rare to have such a naturalistic landscape in a well-developed town. In addition, homeowners can enjoy their own backyards – which is unusual in a duplex residential community. I know homebuyers will be impressed with not only the setting, but the quality and design of the homes.” said Scott Stevens, Vice President of DONVEN Homes.

The 3 outstanding floor plans include the following:

The Ashton is an elegant single-level ranch home with 2,000 sq. ft. featuring 2 bedrooms plus den, 2 full baths, nine-foot ceilings, spacious living room and dining room with tray ceilings, open kitchen design with peninsula breakfast bar, bright breakfast room with sliding glass doors to exterior patio or deck, dramatic master bedroom suite featuring tray ceiling with 2 large walk-in closets and a luxurious bath, convenient 1st floor laundry room, 2-car finished garage and a full basement.

The Berkshire offers 2,200 sq.ft. of living space and is a luxurious single level ranch home featuring 2 bedrooms plus den, a corner sun room with French doors to exterior patio or deck, 2 full baths, nine-foot ceilings, spacious great room with tray ceiling, formal dining room with elegant columns and tray ceiling, gourmet kitchen including peninsula breakfast bar open to bright breakfast room, master bedroom suite with tray ceiling including 2 walk-in closets and luxurious master bath, large 1st floor laundry room with closet, 2-car finished garage and full basement.

The Carlyle is a dramatic 2-story home with 2,600 sq.ft., featuring a 1st floor master bedroom suite with luxurious master bath, 3 bedrooms plus large 2nd floor loft, 2 full baths plus powder room, dramatic 2-story foyer, master bedroom suite featuring tray ceiling, walk-in closets, gourmet kitchen with center island and pantry, bright and spacious corner breakfast room open to exterior patio or deck, nine-foot 1st floor ceilings, elegant living room and dining room featuring 12 ft. ceiling and transom windows, convenient 1st floor laundry room, 2-car finished garage and full basement.

Woodglen offers people a home to last a lifetime, in a maintenance-free environment, with spacious and bright single-family designed floor plans and all the upscale amenities. It is close to shopping, dining, golf courses, the I-55 and I-355 expressways, including the new interchange on 127th St., and the Metra train station in downtown Lemont. Homeowner’s will also have the benefit of Lemont’s excellent schools.

“If you are looking for a truly distinctive maintenance free home, visit our Sales Center to see these great new models in this one-of-a-kind setting. We will work with you to make your purchase go smoothly and within the time frame that suits your needs,” added Stevens.

The Ashbury Luxury Model Homes

Ashbury Woods

Great Opportunity to Purchase Builders Luxury Model Homes at Ashbury Woods in Lemont With Upscale Amenities and Special Reduced Prices

Lemont—Who hasn’t walked into a fabulous fully decorated Builders model home and thought it would be great to just move right in? If you are one of the many people who thought just that, now is the time to act while DONVEN Homes is offering their four beautifully decorated Model homes for sale in the exclusive community of Ashbury Woods in Lemont. These homes offer a unique buying opportunity because they are loaded with upscale amenities and many designer touches. All four of the Model homes now being offered for sale have full, finished basements with full baths and are located in a prime Lemont location. Now being offered at special reduced prices.

“The Model homes offer a great buying opportunity, especially for people looking for immediate occupancy and won’t last long,” said Don Stevens, president of DONVEN Homes.

The featured townhome Models have first floor master bedroom suites, ranging in size from 2,125 to 2,425 square feet and include 2-car finished garages, 2 to 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, dens, lofts, finished basements and all the upscale amenities. This Model home sale opportunity is available now because new models are being built in the new Phase 3 of Ashbury Woods, located 2 blocks West of the existing community, on 127th Street at Hillview Drive.

This is a chance to become one of the satisfied customers in the Ashbury Woods community. Current Ashbury Woods homeowners attribute their high satisfaction level to the excellent location, with maintenance free living, in a large, well constructed townhome and great customer service. DONVEN Homes has long been a leader in luxury home building, featuring distinctive architectural designs, spacious floor plans and special upscale amenities.

Ashbury resident Jay Spadafora said, “We were really impressed with all the space the home offered and with the architectural features. Now, after living here, we can really appreciate the quality construction of our home. Also the customer service we have received has been great. The builders are really nice people and have done everything to make sure our needs were met. We also enjoy the small town atmosphere of Lemont, the historic downtown, as well as the pathway along the Illinois canal which is perfect for biking and jogging.”

Diane Bonner had this to say about her Ashbury Woods home, “I liked the way everything looked and how I was treated…everything just caught me. I was hesitant to buy an inside unit because I was afraid there wouldn’t be enough light, but the layout was so open and airy. I feel like I live in a single family home. I have a lookout basement, lots of light and space, it’s wonderful. Ashbury itself is close to schools and stores – all my needs are within a five minute drive of my home.”

Homeowner Judy Skondill agrees, “I was the first person who lived in the community and I would see workmen all the time at other home sites. I would talk to them on occasion and they would all say that DONVEN doesn’t cut-corners, that they use only the best materials and they enjoyed doing work for them. I knew I had made the right choice.”

“Our success lies in our homeowner’s satisfaction. This is a great chance for more people to experience all the Ashbury Woods community offers, including a home to last a lifetime, in a maintenance-free environment, with spacious and bright single-family style floor plans. The homes are in a prime, wooded location with all the benefits of living in the historic and charming Village of Lemont,” Stevens added.

Homeowners will be close to shopping, dining, golf courses, the I-55 and I-355 expressways, including the new interchange on 127th St., and a Metra train station in downtown Lemont. They will have the ease and cost-effectiveness of a maintenance-free townhome in an attractive community.

These beautiful model homes are loaded with upgrades and designer finishes. Features include the following:

The Dunhaven model is an elegant two-story “ranch-style” home featuring 2,125 sq. ft. (plus 900 sq. ft. finished basement with bathroom) with a first floor master bedroom suite, 2 additional bedrooms on the second floor and 3½ baths, all in a private end location. It has a large formal living room with volume ceiling, a masonry fireplace with media center and black granite hearth; second floor loft with custom built-in bookcases overlooking a vaulted ceiling foyer and dining room; a large gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances; a corner breakfast room; electronic air cleaner and zoned heating; extra sound insulation; security and intercom systems; maple hardwood flooring in four areas; upgraded ceramic tile; custom maple cabinets; upgraded light fixtures and faucets; designer window treatments and wall finishes; 2 car garage; and more.

The Edgebrook model is a classic all brick two-story with 2,425 sq. ft. of living space (plus 900 sq. ft. finished basement with bathroom). The first floor master bedroom suite has a tray ceiling, luxury bath and walk-in closets; a loft and bonus room with a see-thru fireplace and media center; a 2-story living room and dining room; 3 bedrooms and 3½ baths; nine foot ceilings; a spacious island kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances; a bright breakfast room; convenient first floor laundry room; 2-car garage; security and intercom systems; Brazilian cherry hardwood floors in five areas; upgraded ceramic tile; zoned heating control system and electronic air cleaner; cherry cabinets; upgraded light fixtures and faucets; custom window treatments; and more.

The Carlton model is a distinctive two-story home with 2,200 sq.ft. (plus 900 sq. ft. finished basement with bathroom). It features 2 bedrooms and 3½ baths with a 2-story foyer, living room and dining room; first floor study with built-in bookcases; two sided fireplace with media center; elegant rounded drywall corners throughout home; decorative built-in wall niches; red oak hardwood flooring in five areas; upgraded ceramic tile; zoned heating system and electronic air cleaner; extra sound insulation; security and intercom system; upgraded appliances and countertops in kitchen; breakfast area; upgraded light fixtures and faucets; designer window treatments and wall finishes; 2 car garage; and more.

The Biltmore model is a dramatic two-story home featuring 2,200 sq. ft. (plus 900 sq. ft. finished basement with bathroom). It features an individual living room, dining room and family room; 2 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths; 3-sided fireplace with media center; 2-piece crown molding in family room; white oak hardwood flooring in three areas; upgraded ceramic tile; granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen; extra sound insulation; security and intercom systems; electronic air cleaner; upgrades light fixtures and faucets; custom built-in mirror and shelves; designer window treatments; 2 car garage; and more.

To find out more about purchasing these existing Builders Models, or new construction at Ashbury Woods Phase 3, call (630) 243-1110. These existing models are special priced in the mid $400’s. New construction prices of Ashbury Woods Phase 3 are from $389,900/ The Ashbury Woods community is located on 127th Street, 1/2 mile east of Lemont Road (State Street) or 1 mile west of Archer Avenue (Route 171). More information on this community, including floor plans, can be found by visiting our

Donven Homes Wins Prestigious Gold Key Awards For Woodglen Community

Lemont—DONVEN Homes has been honored with four Gold Key Awards for their Woodglen Community in Lemont. The Home Builder’s Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) Key Awards are considered one of the Chicago area’s most prestigious honors recognizing excellence in the home-building industry.

The Key Awards recognize excellence in housing design, architecture, interior merchandising, landscaping, landscape architecture and remodeling. The local awards are sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC), and have been recognizing the best in housing design for more than 35 years. Judges review hundreds of entries and rate them on individual criteria in each category.

The Berkshire and Carlyle models at Woodglen were both awarded the top honor of Gold Key for Outstanding Building Design. The Carlyle and Ashton models also won a Gold Key Award and Silver Key Award respectively for Outstanding Architectural Design.

“We are thrilled to have our homes recognized by these prestigious awards,” said Don Stevens, president of DONVEN Homes. “We have always known that to build a truly great home it must be well-constructed using high quality materials, and it must contain an outstanding, well though-out design. It is really an honor to be recognized for these efforts at the high level the Gold Key Award represents.”

Woodglen is truly a rare find, located in an exclusive enclave on the rolling, wooded site of a former 30-acre private estate, featuring carefully designed single-family-style duplex residences. Now, the superior building, wonderful design, and architectural features so many homebuyers have fallen in love with have been officially honored by the HBAGC.

The community features two different single-level ranch floor plans and an additional two-story plan with a first floor master bedroom suite. More than two-thirds of the home sites at Woodglen feature walk-out or look-out full basements which have been carefully planned to fit the rolling terrain. All the homes feature individual private backyards.

Once you visit the three dramatic luxury model homes in this community you will know you have found something special. The homes feature the upscale designer features, exceptional floor plans, and solid construction homebuyers expect from DONVEN Homes.

In honor of the Gold Key Awards bestowed on the Woodglen community, DONVEN Homes wants to make purchasing one of these maintenance-free dream homes as easy as possible. They will work with each buyer’s individual time frame for move-in, while still giving them the chance to lock in today’s special incentive home prices.

“We are very proud of the Woodglen community and have seen that once people come out and look at the models and see the beautiful, wooded setting in this very convenient close in location, they know they have found the perfect home. We will work with homebuyers to lock in today’s prices and arrange their individual move-in within the time frame that best suits them,” added Stevens.

The award-winning WOODGLEN community consists of 90 luxury ranch and two-story duplex residences with over one-third now sold since officially opening one year ago. Homeowners will enjoy the easy lifestyle and cost-effectiveness of maintenance-free living while still enjoying their own private backyard. Located in the heart of Lemont, on First Street just south of McCarthy Road (123rd St.), this community is away from high traffic areas…truly a prized location in a sought-after suburb…Not far away, just hidden away.

The 3 outstanding floor plans include the following:

The Ashton is an elegant single-level ranch home with 2,000 sq. ft. featuring 2 bedrooms plus den, 2 full baths, nine-foot ceilings, spacious living room and dining room with tray ceilings, open kitchen design with peninsula breakfast bar, bright breakfast room with sliding glass doors to exterior patio or deck, dramatic master bedroom suite featuring tray ceiling with 2 large walk-in closets and a luxurious bath, convenient 1st floor laundry room, 2-car finished garage and a full basement.

The Berkshire offers 2,200 sq.ft. of living space and is a still larger luxurious single level ranch home featuring 2 bedrooms plus den, a corner sun room with French doors to exterior patio or deck, 2 full baths, nine-foot ceilings, spacious great room with tray ceiling, formal dining room with elegant columns and tray ceiling, gourmet kitchen including peninsula breakfast bar open to bright breakfast room, master bedroom suite with tray ceiling including 2 walk-in closets and luxurious master bath, large 1st floor laundry room with closet, 2-car finished garage and full basement.

The Carlyle is a dramatic 2-story home with 2,600 sq.ft., featuring a 1st floor master bedroom suite with luxurious master bath, 3 bedrooms plus large 2nd floor loft, (a 4 bedroom plus loft option is also available) 2 full baths plus powder room, dramatic 2-story foyer, master bedroom suite featuring tray ceiling, walk-in closets, gourmet kitchen with center island and pantry, bright and spacious corner breakfast room open to exterior patio or deck, nine-foot 1st floor ceilings, elegant living room and dining room featuring 12 ft. ceiling and transom windows, convenient 1st floor laundry room, 2-car finished garage and full basement.

The award-winning Woodglen community is located on First Street and McCarthy Road (123rd St.) one mile west of Archer Ave. (Rt. 171) (just 2 miles from the new I-355 interchange on 127th St.). Open from 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. For more information, call (630) 243-1818 or visit www.donvenhomes.com for floor plans and more information. Prices start in the mid $400’s with special incentives now being offered for a limited time.

Luxury duplexes and townhomes in historic Lemont

Ashbury Woods

Luxury duplexes and townhomes in historic Lemont—Preconstruction pricing for a limited time in Lemont.

Lemont—Donven Homes has special savings at both of their luxury townhome communities in Lemont. Woodglen is a beautiful community of upscale residences nestled in a wooded location with all the superb architectural features and solid construction home buyers have come to expect from Donven Homes. In addition, the popular Ashbury Woods community is in its final phase and offers home buyers one more chance at being part of this excellent location.

Woodglen will consist of 90 luxury ranch and two-story duplex residences with architecture carefully designed as a single-family home. Homeowners will enjoy maintenance-free living with their own large backyard. Located in the center of Lemont, just south of McCarthy Road (123rd St.), this community is away from high traffic areas and sits on the heavily wooded former Totura Estate. Woodglen is truly a prime site…not far away, just hidden away.

The residences feature two single level ranch floor plans: the Ashton, with 2,000 square feet of living space; and the Berkshire with 2,200 square feet. The Carlyle, a two-story home with a first floor master bedroom suite and 2,450 square feet of living space, is also being offered.

All the homes feature two-car garages, two, three or four bedrooms, two-plus baths, dens, lofts and full basements. Over two-thirds of the homes will either have a walkout, or lookout, basement that was carefully planned to fit the rolling terrain at Woodglen.

“Buyers still have the chance to make their home in the final phase of Ashbury Woods as well. We realize there is a demand for luxury townhomes in the great Village of Lemont and between these two convenient locations, there is something for everyone,” said Scott Stevens, vice president of Donven Homes.

Ashbury Woods features five fully-decorated townhome models, both ranch and two-story designs, several with first floor master bedroom suites, ranging in size from 1,800 to 2,450 square feet. The townhomes feature two-car garages, two, three or four bedrooms, two-plus baths, dens, lofts, full basements and all the upscale amenities.

In addition to the current preconstruction prices at Ashbury Woods’ final phase, special upgrade option incentives are also being given, allowing home buyers to further personalize their new townhome at a great savings.

Both communities are in highly desirable locations and are close to shopping, dining, numerous golf courses, the I-55 and I-355 expressways, including the new interchange on 127th St., and the Metra train station in downtown Lemont. Homeowner’s will also have the benefit of Lemont’s excellent schools.

“We encourage home buyers to come by our sales center located at Ashbury Woods and take advantage of this limited time, preconstruction pricing—from $389,900 at Ashbury Woods and $454,900 at Woodglen,” said Stevens.

To learn more about the new Woodglen community and the final phase of Ashbury Woods, visit one of our two sales centers. Ashbury Woods Sales Center located on 127th Street, one-half mile east of Lemont Road (State Street) or one mile west of Archer Avenue (Route 171). Open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Tuesday by appointment, closed Wednesday). For more information, call (630) 243-1110.

The Woodglen Sales Center is located at First Street and McCarthy Road (123rd St.) one mile west of Archer Avenue. Open daily 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Closed Wednesday, Thursday by appointment.) For more information please call (630) 243-1818

Final Phase of Ashbury Woods in Lemont Offers Pre-Construction Locked-in Pricing Plus Upgrade Incentives

Ashbury Woods
Lemont—As new home construction costs continue to rise, DONVEN Homes is encouraging homebuyers to take advantage of current pricing by purchasing their Ashbury Woods townhome now during their pre-construction final phase of this outstanding community. Homebuyers can benefit in today’s current real estate market by purchasing now and locking in current prices, while having ample time before closing.

“We are willing to offer homebuyers current prices even though their new townhome may not be built for several months,” said Don Stevens, President of DONVEN Homes.

“We understand there may be a home to be sold and a delay before move-in. That is why the pre-construction program works so well. Homebuyers will now have ample time to sell their home in this current market and not have to worry about the cost of construction going up while they are waiting for their new home,” explained Stevens.

In addition to the current pre-construction prices at Ashbury Woods’ final phase, special upgrade option incentives are also being given, allowing homebuyers to further personalize their new townhome at a great savings.

Ashbury Woods has five outstanding fully-decorated models offering both single-level ranch homes and two-story designs, several with first floor master bedroom suites, ranging in size from 1,800 to 2,450 square feet. The townhomes feature 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2-plus baths, dens, lofts, full basements, 2-car garages and all the upscale amenities to satisfy the most discerning homebuyer.

The Ashmore is a luxurious ranch home featuring 1,800 square feet of living space that includes 2 bedrooms plus a den. This home is perfect for those seeking one-floor living.

The Dunhaven is an elegant “ranch” two-story home featuring 2,100 sq. ft. with a first floor master bedroom suite, 2 additional bedrooms on the second floor, 2½ baths, large formal living room with volume ceiling, second floor loft overlooking a vaulted ceiling foyer and dining room and a large gourmet kitchen with corner breakfast room.

The Edgebrook is a classic all brick two-story with 2,425 sq. ft. of living space, including the optional bonus room, 3 bedrooms and 2½ baths. It features nine foot ceilings, a large family room/loft overlooking a 2-story living room and dining room, a spacious island kitchen with a bright breakfast room, convenient first floor laundry room, 2-car garage, full basement and exterior patio or deck. The first floor master suite has a tray ceiling, luxury bath and walk-in closets.

The Carleton is a distinctive two-story home with 2,200 sq.ft., featuring a living room, dining room, first floor study and 2 bedrooms plus loft (3 bedrooms plus loft option has 2,450 sq. ft.) with 2 1/2 baths.

The Biltmore is a dramatic two-story home featuring 2,200 sq. ft., individual living room, dining room, family room and 2 bedrooms plus a loft (3 bedrooms plus loft option has 2,450 sq. ft.) and 2 1/2 baths.
The townhomes of Ashbury Woods offer the sophistication and ease of maintenance provided by all brick exteriors and aluminum clad Pella wood windows. They are also built with superior quality “shaft wall” party walls to provide fire protection to the home as well as greater soundproofing to further enhance privacy.

“The fine details of constructing a home are very important to us and we make every effort to ensure that everything is done properly from start to finish. We are always pleased to hear how satisfied our homebuyers are with the quality of their home and the service they received. We know everyone taking advantage of our pre-construction pricing and special incentive upgrade packages will have even more reason to buy now at Ashbury Woods,” said Stevens.

Homebuyers looking for upscale maintenance-free living in a convenient, close-in and sought-after community need look no further than Ashbury Woods. The community is located in the growing Village of Lemont, well-known for its commitment to combining a historic past with a progressive eye to the future. Recreation, golf, dining, entertainment and cultural attractions abound, and shopping is nearby at numerous neighborhood locations as well as large malls such as Orland Park and Oak Brook. Four expressways, including the new 127th St. interchange on I-355, are within easy reach, and the nearby Metra commuter train station in Lemont makes for a pleasant and convenient trip to the Chicago Loop.

Visit the Ashbury Woods Sales Center and models located on 127th Street, 1/2 mile east of Lemont Road (State Street) or 1 mile west of Archer Avenue (Route 171). Open from 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Prices from $389,900. For more information, call (630) 243-1110.

Donven Homes Offers Pre-construction Pricing for a Limited Time at Lemont Locations: New Woodglen AND final phase of Ashbury Woods

Woodglen Ashton

Lemont—Donven Homes has special savings at both of their luxury townhome communities in Lemont. Woodglen is a beautiful community of upscale residences nestled in a wooded location with all the superb architectural features and solid construction home buyers have come to expect from Donven Homes. In addition, the popular Ashbury Woods community is in its final phase and offers home buyers one more chance at being part of this excellent location.

Woodglen will consist of 90 luxury ranch and two-story duplex residences with architecture carefully designed as a single-family home. Homeowners will enjoy maintenance-free living with their own large backyard. Located in the center of Lemont, just south of McCarthy Road (123rd St.), this community is away from high traffic areas and sits on the heavily wooded former Totura Estate. Woodglen is truly a prime site…not far away, just hidden away.

The residences feature two single-level ranch floor plans: the Ashton, with 2,000 square feet of living space; and the Berkshire with 2,200 square feet. The Carlyle, a two-story home with a first floor master bedroom suite and 2,450 square feet of living space, is also being offered. All the homes feature 2-car garages, 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2-plus baths, dens, lofts and full basements. Over two-thirds of the homes will either have a walkout, or lookout, basement that was carefully planned to fit the rolling terrain at Woodglen.

“Buyers still have the chance to make their home in the final phase of Ashbury Woods as well. We realize there is a demand for luxury townhomes in the great Village of Lemont and between these two convenient locations, there is something for everyone,” said Scott Stevens, Vice President of DONVEN Homes.

Ashbury Woods features five fully-decorated townhome models, both ranch and two-story designs, several with first floor master bedroom suites, ranging in size from 1,800 to 2,450 square feet. The townhomes feature 2-car garages, 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2-plus baths, dens, lofts, full basements and all the upscale amenities.

In addition to the current pre-construction prices at Ashbury Woods’ final phase, special upgrade option incentives are also being given, allowing homebuyers to further personalize their new townhome at a great savings.

“Our homes offer the refinement and maintenance-free ease of all brick exteriors and aluminum clad wood windows, as well as enhanced privacy and fire protection ensured by using superior quality ‘shaft wall’ party walls,” added Stevens.

DONVEN’s Woodglen and Ashbury Woods communities offer people a home to last a lifetime, in a maintenance-free environment, with spacious and bright single-family floor plans and upscale amenities. These communities are in prime, wooded locations within the well-established historic and charming Village of Lemont.

Both communities are in highly desirable locations and are close to shopping, dining, numerous golf courses, the I-55 and I-355 expressways, including the new interchange on 127th St., and the Metra train station in downtown Lemont. Homeowner’s will also have the benefit of Lemont’s excellent schools.

“We encourage home buyers to come by our sales center located at Ashbury Woods and take advantage of this limited time, pre-construction pricing… from $389,900 at Ashbury Woods and $454,900 at Woodglen. These outstanding communities offer the perfect combination of luxury, maintenance-free homes in a town and location that has it all,” said Stevens.

To learn more about the new Woodglen community and the final phase of Ashbury Woods, visit the Ashbury Woods Sales Center located on 127th Street, 1/2 mile east of Lemont Road (State Street) or 1 mile west of Archer Avenue (Route 171). Open from 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. For more information, call (630) 243-1110.

Ashbury Woods in Lemont Ranks High in Homeowner Satisfaction

Ashbury Woods
Lemont—With more than 80 percent of the community sold, residents of Ashbury Woods couldn’t be happier with their new home choice. They attribute their satisfaction to a wonderful location, a well-constructed, large townhome, and great customer service. Donven Homes is a leader in luxury home building, featuring spacious, unique floor plans, high-end features and sound, quality construction.

“My wife and I liked the floor plans and interior designs of the townhomes at Ashbury Woods. They weren’t just block-type rooms. We were one of the first to move into the community, so when we bought the home, we didn’t see all the great landscaping that is here now. We just really liked the townhome itself,” stated Jay Spadafora, who moved from Chicago to Lemont with his wife and child. “We were really impressed with all the space the home offered and with the architectural features. Now, after living here a year, we can really appreciate the quality construction of our home. Also the service we have received has been great. The builders are really nice people and have done everything to make sure our needs were met.”

The Spadafora’s also fell in love with the Lemont area. “I’m originally from New England and I really liked all the rolling hills in Lemont. We also enjoy the small town atmosphere, the historic downtown, as well as the pathway along the Illinois canal, which is perfect for biking and jogging,” Spadafora concluded.

Spadafora isn’t the only one who feels they made the perfect move. Homeowner Diane Bonner lives with her two children in an Edgebrook model townhome at Ashbury Woods. “I was downsizing from a single family home in Lemont but still wanted a lot of space (including 3 bedrooms)and a comfortable floor plan. I looked at several different new home developments but immediately liked Ashbury Woods. From the moment I stepped into the sales center everyone was very welcoming. I liked the way everything looked, how I was treated and my choices of floorplans. Everything just caught me. I was hesitant to buy an inside unit because I was afraid there wouldn’t be enough light, but the layout was so open and airy, I feel like I live in a single family home. I have a lookout basement, lots of light and space, it’s wonderful,” Bonner stated.

She also wanted to make sure she stayed in the town she has come to love. “Lemont is a really nice town. It is convenient to everything and that is why it was important to me to find a new home in the same town. Lemont sells itself. It has everything from little bungalows to million dollar ‘mansions’ – everything blends, there are no extremes. Ashbury itself is close to schools and stores – all my needs are within a five minute drive of my home,” continued Bonner.

Buying a new home can be intimidating with so many choices and decisions to be made. Homeowners at Ashbury Woods couldn’t be happier with how the whole process worked. “Everyone I dealt with was great. They answered all my questions, from the sales people to Don and Scott Stevens themselves. They had a complete willingness to work with me. They figured a way to meet my requests. They listened to me. That is all in addition to giving me a really well-built home with many personal options,” Bonner concluded.

Judy Skondill agrees. “I knew I was going to own a home from DONVEN before I ever bought one,” said Skondill. “When I owned a store in Indian Head Park, I had several customers that lived in a DONVEN community. They always sang the builders praises and talked about how happy they were with their homes. To me, that says a lot. When I was looking to move, I knew I was going to look for one of their communities. I was pleased to learn that they were building in Lemont because it had a reputation for being a really nice town,” said Skondill.

“I couldn’t be happier with the entire process of building a new home or of the home itself. I was the first person who lived in the community, and I would see workmen all the time at other homes sites. I would talk to them on occasion and they would all say DONVEN doesn’t cut corners, that they use only the best materials and they enjoyed doing work for them. I knew I had made the right choice. There is always going to be a few minor problems with new construction and those problems were fixed quickly with 100 percent satisfaction. They are true to their word and I could not ask for more than that,” concluded Skondill.

“Our success lies in our homeowners’ satisfaction. To hear how happy people are with their homes and the service they received is what makes all the hard work and planning worthwhile,” said Scott Stevens, vice president of DONVEN Homes.

The floor plans at Ashbury woods include the Edgebrook, Dunhaven, Biltmore, and Carleton, two of which feature first-floor master suites.

The Edgebrook offers a first floor master suite and is a classic all brick two-story with 2,425 sq. ft. of living space, including the optional bonus room, 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. It features nine foot ceilings, a large family room/loft overlooking a 2-story living room and dining room, a spacious island kitchen with a bright breakfast room, convenient first floor laundry room, two-car garage, full basement and exterior patio or deck. The first floor master suite has a tray ceiling, luxury bath and walk-in closet.

The Dunhaven is an elegant “ranch” two-story home featuring 2,100 sq. ft. with a first floor master bedroom suite, 2 additional bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, large formal living room with volume ceiling, second floor loft overlooking vaulted ceiling foyer and dining room and a large gourmet kitchen with a corner breakfast room. It also has an end unit location with a private entrance.

The Biltmore is a dramatic two-story home featuring 2,200 sq. ft. , individual living room, dining room, family room and 2 bedrooms plus a loft (3 bedrooms plus loft option has 2,450 sq. ft.) and 2 1/2 baths.

The Carleton is a distinctive two-story home with 2,200 sq. ft. featuring a living room, dining room, first floor study and 2 bedrooms plus loft (3 bedrooms plus loft has 2,450 sq. ft.) with 2 1/2 baths.

“In addition to these outstanding floorplans, our homes offer the ease of maintenance offered by all brick exteriors and aluminum clad wood windows. We also offer all the standard and upscale amenities necessary to satisfy all tastes and desires,” added Stevens.

DONVEN’s Ashbury Woods allows homebuyers to have it all: spacious and bright single family floor plans; upscale amenities; mature trees; extensive landscaping and a prime location within the well-established historic and charming community of Lemont. Ashbury Woods is close to shopping, dining, numerous golf courses, the I-55 and I-355 expressways and to a Metra train station.

“We’d like to make more people satisfied homeowners, so please stop by today and let us know what we can do for you,” concluded Stevens.

Ashbury Woods consists of 117 distinguished townhomes. It is the latest community by DONVEN Homes, known in the West and Southwest suburbs for distinctive architecture, careful attention to detail and quality construction.

Visit the Ashbury Woods Sales Center and models located on 127th Street, 1/2 mile east of Lemont Road (State Street) or 1 mile west of Archer Avenue (Route 171). Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Prices begin at $389,900.

For more information, call (630) 243-1110.