CA Development has introduced its new series of “Smart Choice” single-family homes designed with superior-energy efficiency and lifestyle flexibility for the new decade.
The three Smart Choice homes with three to five bedrooms and attached two-car garages are among four models now open for viewing at two communities on Chicago’s Northwest Side: Edgebrook Glen in the Edgebrook / Forest Glen neighborhood, and Mayfair Crossing in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.
Although they feature many of the same luxury appointments as CA Development’s Platinum Series homes — features like granite countertops, marble finishes, stainless-steel appliances, and hardwood floors — the Smart Choice residences were also designed with sensitivity to current market conditions and priced from $449,000 to be available with conventional loans for the best possible rates, says developer Paul Bertsche.
“These three new homes, the Hickory, the Linden, and the Cherry, are a Smart Choice because they were created with more energy-efficient systems than conventional homes, and designs that are both thoughtful and flexible, providing the room count and lifestyle of much larger more costly homes,” Bertsche says. “These innovations result in very attractive pricing, a lower cost of ownership and maintenance, and a higher level of owner satisfaction.”
Showcasing flexibility of room use and layout and an abundance of buyer choices for finishes, these homes all feature Energy Star HVAC systems with zoned dampers for multi-level comfort, as well as energy saving, high-efficiency hot water heaters.
They also feature 50 percent higher levels of wall insulation, 25 percent higher levels of ceiling insulation, low-E windows, advanced-warranted waterproofing for the fully finished lower levels, fiberglass-faced exterior sheathing with moisture barriers, and Energy-Star appliances, among their many appointments.
The Edgebrook Glen models at 5200 W Armstrong Ave in Chicago are open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. Families interested in Mayfair Crossing may tour a new model home and sales center located at 4225 N Kilpatrick Ave from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or by appointment.