Elburn, IL- November 2, 2021
The ranch plan, born in 1950s post-war sunny California and historically the most popular choice among empty-nesters and retirees has been trending in popularity with buyers of all ages. Today’s versatile, open ranch, with harmonious, breathtaking living spaces, has attracted the attention of first-time buyers and families.
“Over the last few years, we’ve seen a steady increase in first-time buyers and families choosing ranch homes,” said Craig Shodeen, President of Shodeen Homes, a family owned-and-operated company celebrating 60 years in home building. “Today’s open ranch plans offer more function with the reduction of redundant spaces. One large, open island kitchen and dining area eliminates the need or desire for a formal dining room. Ranch homes allow buyers to showcase their kitchens, a room where buyers invest the most money when building a new home and spend the most time. Parents prepare meals while easily observing children working on homework at the kitchen table or watching television in the family room. While ranch plans maintain their popularity among empty-nesters and retirees, they have become the home of choice for a diverse cross-section of buyers.”
At Elburn Station, a 505-acre master-planned community within walking distance of the Metra Train Station and charming downtown Elburn, the demand for single-level living has resulted in Shodeen offering ten ranch designs across three series of homes.
Low-maintenance Village Homes range from 1,043 to 2,071 square feet with two or to three bedrooms, one to 2 1/2 baths, unfinished, insulated basements or optional finished basements and two car garages. Homes in the Settlements Series range from 1,556 to 2,230 square feet in size with two to four bedrooms, two or 2 ½ baths, island kitchens, flex space, basements and two-car garages with homes priced from the $330s. Priced from the $380s, The Crossings Series homes range from 2,051 to 2,674 square feet in size with three or four bedrooms, two or 2 ½ baths, formal and informal living space, gourmet kitchens open to great rooms, flex space, optional finished basements and two or three-car garages.
Some of the neighborhoods most popular ranch plans include:
The Frisco, a low-maintenance Village Series home, is priced from $315,200 and offers 1,237 square feet of living space with two bedrooms, two baths, island kitchen open to the great room, optional second floor with additional bedrooms, concrete patio, full basement and two-car garage.
The Hickory, priced from $348,100, is in the Settlements Series and offers 1,613 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, two baths, island kitchen open to the dining area and great room, master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and private bath, full basement and two-car garage.
Hickory Ranch Kitchen & Breakfast Area at Elburn StationAlso in the Settlements Series, the Greenfield is a 1,820-square-foot ranch plan with three bedrooms, two baths, island kitchen open to the family room and dining area, master bedroom suite with large walk-in closet and private bath, two secondary bedrooms served by a full hall bath, basement and two or optional-three-car garage.
The Newberry ranch priced from $381,000, is in the Crossings Series and offers 2,089 square feet of living space with three bedrooms or two bedrooms and a study, two baths, spacious island kitchen open to the dining area and great room, master bedroom suite with large walk-in closet and luxury bath, two secondary bedrooms served by a full hall bath, basement and two or optional three-car garage.
Also in the Crossings Series, the 2,051-square-foot Geneva priced from $385,700, offers three bedrooms, two baths, open island kitchen, great room, master bedroom suite with large walk-in closet and luxury bath, two secondary bedrooms served by a full hall bath, optional sunroom, basement and two or optional three-car garage.
All homes at Elburn Station are available with an optional finished basement.
Shodeen is currently offering its best pricing of the year through November 30th as well as half-off in options up to $20,000 on to-be-built homes. For buyers who want to own a new home before year’s end, Shodeen offers ranch and two-story designs in all three series for quick move-in.
Located in Kane County off Keslinger and Anderson Roads, Elburn Station sits between two elementary schools in highly-regarded Kaneland School District #302. Elburn Station is an AT&T Fiber community boasting 99% connectivity reliability and also includes the recently-opened 20-acre Elburn Station Community Park with soccer and lacrosse fields, pickle ball courts, walking paths, multiple playgrounds, a tennis court, two half-court basketball courts, pavilion and a parking lot. The community is also minutes from shopping, restaurants and other services, such as Northwestern Medicine’s Delnor Hospital, along Randall Road, as well as the Interstate 88 and Route 47 exchange.
Buyers at Elburn Station may choose to build their home and utilize interactive online tools that help in the design process as well as an online mortgage calculator.
To learn more about Elburn Station, visit shodeenhomes.com or call (630) 232-8181.