34 | February 16, 2017 | The Mokena Messenger LOCAL LIVING mokenamessenger.com Build and Move into Your New Home from the low $200s With Lincoln-Way Schools at Prairie Trails in Manhattan Distinctive Home Builders provides homeowners the highest quality home on the market Distinctive Home Builders continues to add high quality homes to the Manhattan landscape at Prairie Trails; its latest new home community, located within the highly-regarded Lincoln-Way School District. Many families are happy to call Prairie Trails home and are pleased that Distinctive is able to deliver a new home with zero punch list items in 90 days. Before closing, each home undergoes an industry-leading checklist that ensures each home measures up to the firm’s high quality standards. “Actually our last average was 81 working days from excavation to receiving a home occupancy permit - without sacrificing quality,” said Bryan Nooner, president of Distinctive Home Builders. “Everyone at the company works extremely hard to continually achieve this delivery goal for our homeowners. Our three decades building homes provides this efficient construction system. Many of our skilled craftsmen have been working with our company for Recently closed Prairie Trails Arbor Model over 20 years. We also take pride on having excellent communicators throughout our organization. This translates into a positive buying and building experience for our homeowners and one of the highest referral rates in the industry for Distinctive.” In all, buyers can select from 13 ranch, split-level and six two-story single-family home styles; each offering three to eight different exterior elevations. The three- to four-bedroom homes feature two to two-and-one-half baths, two- to three-car garages and a family room, all in approximately 1,600 to over 3,000 square feet of living space. Basements are included in most models as well. Distinctive also encourages customization to make your new home truly personalized to suit your lifestyle. Oversize home sites; brick exteriors on all four sides of the first floor; custom maple cabinets; ceramic tile or hardwood floors in the kitchen, baths and foyer; genuine wood trim and doors; granite countertops and concrete driveways can all be yours at Prairie Trails. All home sites at Prairie Trails can accommodate a three-car garage; a very important amenity to the Manhattan homebuyer, according to Nooner. “When we opened Prairie Trails we wanted to provide the best new home value for the dollar and we feel with offering Premium Standard Features that we do just that. So why wait? This is truly the best time to build your dream home!” Distinctive offers custom maple kitchen cabinets featuring solid wood construction (no particle board), have solid wood drawers with dove tail joints, which is very rare in the marketplace. “When you buy a new home from Distinctive, you truly are receiving custom made cabinets in every home we sell no matter what the price range,” noted Nooner. Nooner added that all homes are highly energy efficient. Every home built will have upgraded wall and ceiling insulation values with Recently closed Prairie Trails Arbor Model energy efficient windows and high efficiency furnaces. Before homeowners move into their new home, Distinctive Home Builders conducts a blower door test that pressurizes the home to ensure that each home passes a set of very stringent Energy Efficiency guidelines. Typically a wide variety of homes are available to tour that include ranch and twostory homes. Distinctive is also offering a brand new home, the Stonegrove, a 3,000 square foot open concept home with a split foyer entry, formal living and dining rooms, a two-story great room, four bedrooms and an upstairs laundry room. Distinctive also offers Appbased technology allowing its homeowners to be updated on the progress of their new home 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the touch of a button. Prairie Trails is also a beautiful place to live featuring a 20-acre lake on site, as well as direct access to the 22-mile Wauponsee Glacial Prairie Path that borders the community and meanders through many neighboring communities and links to many other popular trails. The Manhattan Metra station is also nearby. Besides Prairie Trails, Distinctive Home Builders has built hundreds of homes throughout Manhattan in the Butternut Ridge and Leighlinbridge developments, as well as thousands in the Will and south Cook county areas over the past 30 years. Visit the on-site sales information center for unadvertised specials and view the numerous styles of homes being offered and the available lots. Call (708) 737-9142 for more information or visit us online at www.distinctivehomebuilders.com. The Prairie Trails new home information center is located three miles south of Laraway Rd. on Rt. 52. The address is 16233 Pinto Lane, Manhattan, IL, 60422. Open Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Wednesday and Thursday and always available by appointment. Specials, prices, specifications, standard features, model offerings, build times and lot availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact a Distinctive representative for current pricing and complete details.
mokenamessenger.com LOCAL LIVING the Mokena Messenger | February 16, 2017 | 35 Outstanding new home values in Peotone can be yours At Westgate Manor Distinctive Home Builders is building new homes from the low $200s When it comes to a preferred location, Peotone is a steadily growing suburb with a strong infrastructure and an irresistible small-town charm with a bright future—which is why Distinctive Home Builders chose the Will County village for its newest community of 38 single-family homes: Westgate Manor. “Peotone is a family-friendly village just south of Chicago and is one of the best kept secrets among new home seekers,” said Bryan Nooner, President of Distinctive Home Builders. “We expect to attract home shoppers from northwest Indiana and the south suburban Chicago marketplace. We will likely also see buyers from the Kankakee area because the Peotone school district is so desirable.” Several factors attracted Distinctive Home Builders to this hometown atmosphere community, not the least of which was its convenient location between Interstate 57 and Illinois Route 50 and easy access to I-80. Commuters will enjoy several nearby train stations and a mere 35-minute drive to Chicago. “It’s a vibrant, growing community that benefits from ease of access to job centers in the west and southwest suburbs with impressive commercial and industrial growth that has followed the residential boom here,” said Nooner. “Affordable land prices in Peotone, combined with lower construction costs add up to savings when compared to a similarly-equipped home in the area,” added Nooner. Westgate Manor brick and frame homes offer (features vary per model) The Fahan II, a split level 3-4BR luxury townhome at Brookside Meadows. 2-Story Great Room Prairie Model three to four bedrooms, two to threeand- a-half baths, full basement, formal dining room, vaulted, tray or nine-foot first-floor ceilings, a large kitchen with custom maple cabinets, family room or great room, and concrete driveways. Depending on the home selected, other standard amenities can include a living room, den, dinette, a tray or vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom, and dual-zoned heating and air conditioning. Distinctive Home Builders offers a wide variety of styles and selections— buyers can choose among 12 different designs—each available in three to eight different elevations at Westgate Manor, including two-story and ranch homes. Square footages span 1,600 to 2,500 for ranches and 1,800 to 3,000 for two-story homes. “Most home shoppers feel there must be a trade off from getting what you need and what you want in a new home. With our new premium inclusions we have closed that gap significantly by including additional features that our buyers told us were most important to them,” said Nooner, who added that “now is the best time to buy, because you can still take advantage of preconstruction prices that range from the low $200s which makes this a terrific New home value.” Other premium standard features included at Westgate Manor are brick front exteriors on the first floor, free basements in most models, ceramic tile or hardwood floors in the kitchen, baths and foyer; and custom maple cabinets. Distinctive kitchen cabinets feature solid wood construction (no particle board), have solid wood drawers with dove tail joints, which is very rare in the marketplace. “When you build a new home with Distinctive, you truly are receiving a hand crafted home with custom made cabinets no matter what the price range,” noted Nooner. This year, Distinctive Home Builders is celebrating 30 years building thousands of homes throughout the Will and south Cook county areas. Distinctive Home Builders, an industry leading innovator, offers the fastest build times (90 working days) with a “Zero Punch list” closing policy. Prior to closing, each home undergoes an industry leading 100-point checklist to insure the home measures up to our high quality standards. Single-family 2-3BR townhome - The Lennan II, at Brookside Meadows. Exterior Prairie Model Customers stay connected to the progress of their home from start to finish through Distinctive’s unique construction portal. “Our customers simply download our Distinctive HomeBuilders app and they are in touch with their new home 24/7 from anywhere in the world. The app allows our customers to see the progress of their home and access their documents at any time,” Nooner explained. “Our customers really appreciate the integration of social media sites directly in our app allowing them to easily share photos and updates of their new home with family and friends,” he concluded. As a semi-custom builder, Distinctive Home Builders can modify any of its standard designs to cater to a customer’s tastes, which means that moving walls, adding extra windows or even extending the garage are all possible. Nooner added that “All our homes are highly energy efficient and will be built to the new National Energy Code guidelines. Every home we build has upgraded wall and ceiling insulation values with energy efficient windows and high efficiency furnaces. Before our customers take possession of their new home, we perform a blower door test to insure that each home passes a set of very stringent guidelines which insures that our homes are tight and energy efficient. Owning a more energy efficient means lower gas and electric bills for our customers each month.” Peotone was established in 1856 and offers tree-lined streets and a charming downtown area complete with diners, pizza parlors, cafes and pubs. In season there is a Farmer’s Market in front of the American Legion. Also the community has a popular Fall Fest in front of the famous Peotone Windmill; once a thriving flour mill that put Peotone on the map in the late 1800s. A Christmas in the Village Festival is another annual community event that concludes with a Lighted Parade at night. Peotone now has an estimated population of just over 4,000. Metra rail service is nearby providing commuters easy access to downtown Chicago. Westgate Manor is conveniently located within walking distance of the esteemed Peotone High School. The Westgate Manor new home offsite Sales and Information Center is located in Manhattan three miles south of Laraway Rd. on Rt. 52. at 16233 Pinto Lane, Manhattan, IL, 60422. Hours are daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed Wednesday and Thursday and they are always available by appointment. Specials, prices, specifications, standard features, model offerings, build times and lot availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact a Distinctive representative for current pricing and complete details. For more information, call (708) 479-7700 or (708) 737-9142 or visit www.distinctivehomebuilders.com.