Kitchen Design Lake Zurich Il

Back in 1958, Lake Zurich Gardens was Ela Township's newest better-living development. With three outstanding home designs typify Lake Zurich Gardens' spacious future. The Mortenson Project will add 188 homes, symbolizing a new look in Lake Zurich.

Hugo W. Mortenson's choice of the 57-acre tract on Route 22 east of downtown Lake Zurich for a $4 million home development he has named Lake Zurich Gardens is a fine portent of future village growth. With three models readily accessible to home buyers on Route 22, the Gardens are well underway since the grand opening weekend Sept. 12, 13 and 14.  

White Roofs Distinguish Gardens

Eighty-eight homes will be built on the tract, which has sewers, city water, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. A unique feature of the entire development and probably the only feature which the homes will be identical are the uniform white roofs planned by Mortenson. On the low, large area roofs these homes have, the effect should be very pleasing.

Three Basic Styles; Infinite Variety

Three basic styles: two single-level ranch, and one tri-level design will be featured in the Gardens. From these basic plans, an almost infinite variety of interior and exterior features can be built, according to Mortenson. The for-bedroom Holiday ranch home accents comfortable living and easy housekeeping in a compact plan. The Fiesta plan is available either with three or four bedrooms, with 1½ or 2 baths and has the modern living problem of cross-traffic virtually eliminated by its ingenious design. The Holiday plan provides more than 1,400-square-feet of living area on three levels.  

Extra Features

Complete kitchens, with the latest built-in appliances are an added attraction in the Garden homes. All styles are available either with of without basements and a large variety of optional features throughout the houses give buyers an opportunity to "custom make" their new home to suit individual tastes without adding appreciably to the overall costs.

Among many no-extra cost features will be a choice of tinted plumbing fixtures and natural-finish wood kitchen cabinets.   Take a drive through the neighborhood today and see how things have changed. See if you can spot a number of those white roof top houses and the different styles of homes - The Holiday, The Fiesta and The Highland.  

Adapted from The Frontier Enterprise Nov. 26, 1958 (No longer in circulation)

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