Monthly Archives: October 2011

Green Chicago Rental Nabs Prestigious Award

A new Chicago real estate tower has been named “High-Rise of the Year” by Multifamily Executive Magazine.

EnV, one of the first LEED-certified apartment buildings in Chicago, is a 249-unit luxury rental property that was designed by Valerio Dewalt Train Associates.

The building was honored with the 2011 MFE Award for its green design.

The 29-story, mixed-use tower was completed last year with environmentally friendly features, including:

*A green roof made of sedum, which lowers energy costs.

*Energy Star appliances in all units

*Outdoor landscaping that requires no irrigation

*Onsite service to Zipcar and bike storage

There is also a multitude of amenities at this modern property, which is located across the street from Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart. Want to see more? Check out our story:

Chicago Real Estate to be EnVied

Traton Homes Opening New Community in Kennesaw

kennesaw new homesTraton Homes offers value that can’t be beat, in part because of the green measures used to construct homes that reduces construction waste. The Atlanta builder just opened its ninth community this year, Oakwood Creek, which is located in the highly desirable Harrison High School district.

Oakwood Creek is located on North Hadaway Road, half a mile from Stilesboro Road. This community is a small enclave of only 18 homesites.

Homes in Oakwood Creek by Traton will feature exteriors with architectural detail highlighted by brick, cedar shake, stacked stone and fiber cement siding. Kitchens feature granite countertops, maple cabinetry, recessed lighting and stainless steel appliances. Hardwood flooring runs throughout the foyer, powder room, kitchen and breakfast areas.

Two homes are already underway at Oakwood Creek and are estimated to be complete in November. The Glenstone is a four bedroom, three bathroom home with a large media room on the upper level. The owner’s suite features trey ceilings, a large sitting area and luxury bath. The Knollwood is an inviting four bedroom three and a half bathroom home with a two-story foyer, mud room and covered deck. This plan also features the popular master-on-main layout, which includes a sitting room and access to the deck.

Children at Oakwood Creek will attend some of the most desirable schools in Cobb County: Frey Elementary, McClure Middle and Harrison High schools.

To visit the community, take I-75 to exit #269 (Barrett Pkwy.) Turn left on Barrett Pkwy and travel 3.2 miles to Stilesboro Road. Turn right on Stilesboro Road and go 4.5 miles. Turn left on North Hadaway Road. Travel 1/2 mile to Oakwood Creek.

For more information on Oakwood Creek, visit the Traton Homes website or call 770-420-1470.

Energy Efficient Atlanta New Homes at Brandl Estates

Atlanta new homesAshton Woods Homes is now selling energy-efficient Atlanta new homes at Brandl Estates in Roswell. This North Fulton County community is perfectly located near shops, in an excellent school district and offers a variety of home designs to suit your lifestyle.

Brandl Estates is convenient to shops, parks and historic areas. It is just over a mile to downtown Crabapple, just over two miles to Wills Park and Hembree Park and just over three miles to downtown Alpharetta.

Five home designs offer traditional and craftsman-style elevations, so homebuyers can select the plans that suit their varied lifestyles. Ashton Woods Homes thrives on personalization, and buyers are able to select finishes and additional features to truly make a mark on their homes at the Ashton Woods Homes Design Center.

Children that live in Brandl Estates are in the Crabapple Crossing Elementary, Northwestern Middle and Milton High school districts.

To visit Brandl Estates, travel 400N to Exit 9 Haynes Bridge Road. Go left (West) off of the exit. Drive 1.3 miles and turn left on Old Milton Parkway. Continue on Old Milton Parkway which turns into Rucker Road for 3.2 miles. Turn right on Colgan Court into Brandl Estates.

To visit the Sales Center, please visit The Oaks on Charlotte Drive. From Brandl Estates: Turn Left out of Brandl Estates to head East on Rucker Road for 1.2 miles. Turn Left on Charlotte Drive. The Oaks on Charlotte Drive is .3 of a mile on the left.

For more information on Brandl Estates, visit the Ashton Woods Homes website or call the onsite agent at 770-569-1470.

Kennesaw a Successful Location for Traton Homes

Cobb County new homesTraton Homes, headquartered in Marietta, continues to see success at its new home communities in Cobb County. In the past year, it has sold out of five communities in Cobb County and opened an additional five.

Recently, Traton Homes opened Davis Farm, a private enclave of only 30 homes, 21 which will be built by Traton. Traton Homes is offering spacious single-family homes from the $330,000s. The first three pre-sale buyers in the community can take advantage of a free third-car garage, and for a limited time all buyers can receive $5,000 in closing costs plus price reductions up to $23,000.

Children at Davis Farm attend Hayes Elementary, Pine Mountain Middle and Kennesaw Mountain High schools.

To visit Davis Farm, take I-75 North to exit 269 (Barrett Parkway), turn left and travel 3.2 miles to Stilesboro Road. Turn right on Stilesboro and travel 2 miles. Davis Farm is located on the left.

Visit the Traton blog for more information about new community openings and incentives.