SSHBA October New Home of The Month: Graf Construction

October 26, 2009

grafconstructionOlde Stone Village is a community in southwest suburban Chicago of Frankfort and Graf Construction built an example of their fine custom homes that was recognized as the October 2009 ‘Home of the Month’ by the Southwest Suburban Home Builders Association (SSHBA).  This 8,000 square foot high-quality old English County style model called the ‘Cotswald Cottage’ and is on the market for $2 million.

According to Don Graf, president of Graf Construction, the new model represents an opportunity for home-buyers who appreciate the finest craftsmanship, quality materials and outstanding architecture to live in Frankfort. Located two miles west of LaGrange Road and a half mile south of Laraway Road at Stegar Road, Olde Stone Village homesites range from a 1/3 to 1 acre lots.

The home features wood shake shingles on a steep pitch roof with copper flashing together with the brick and stone cut exterior.  The home has a 3 car garage with custom garage doors and a stone-walled courtyard surrounded by a lushly landscaped yard.  The entry has a dramatic foyer complete with 14″ inlaid marble and rich 3-piece crown moulding along the ceiling.  The home has a library to the immediate right of the front entrance and contains floor to ceiling custom built shelving.

Moving to the kitchen, the floors are made of tumbled marble tiles and stained antique green cabinetry capture the ambiance of an old English kitchen.  The counters are made of black granite and the sink is farmer style made of copper.  The center of the kitchen features a huge free-standing food preparation island and allows for up to 16 people to stand around it making a perfect place for gatherings and entertaining.  To top off the kitchen, the appliance package is top of the line with a Wolfe range with dual ovens and built-in Sub Zero refrigerator.

For more information on this 5 bedroom home in Frankfort, call Don Graf at 815-693-9071.  For more news on Chicagoland Real Estate, follow us and sign up for a feed of daily emails with updates on trends, news and topics in Chicago real estate.

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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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