Morningside Crescent Court Debuts in Downtown Elmhurst

Sales for Morningside Crescent Court, a community of 123 luxury condominium residences in downtown Elmhurst, will begin with the opening of its 3,000-square-foot New Homes Gallery at 105 S. York Street on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The new community, developed by Chicago-based Morningside Group Inc. as part of Block 300 Partners LLC, covers four acres adjacent to the Elmhurst Historical Museum and the historic bank building at the corner of York and Park Avenue, land that will see extensive imporvements during the construction process; one of the benefits will be the formation of a half-acre park.

“This is our second community in downtown Elmhurst,” explained David M. Strosberg, president of Morningside Group. The previous development was Museum Square, a collection of 43 condominiums and 13 townhomes a block west of the new site. “We are glad to follow up on that success so quickly with this new opportunity.”

The first phase of Crescent Court will offer 67 one- and two-bedroom floor plans, ranging in size from 882 to 1,530 square feet and the ability to combine units for even more living space. Eight floor plans are featured, with pre-construction base prices ranging from the $190,000s to the upper $400,000s (prices and availability subject to change without notice).

The two five-story brick-and-stone buildings (one in each phase) will exhibit a prairie-style high-end architectural design and each will include private, heated indoor parking on the first level, as well as storage lockers and a fully equipped exercise room.

Sound transmission from the hallways and from other surrounding residences will be minimized by specific construction practices, such as the use of foot-thick precast concrete floors and six-inch concrete masonry walls between residences and in corridors. The design also has created barrier-free common areas, a “looped” hot water supply system for hotter water faster, and a closed-circuit monitoring system for building entry.Each unit will feature 8’9” ceilings in living areas (per plan), large private balconies, oversized patio doors and solid-core entry doors with deadbolts, and oversized maintenance-free wood casement windows. Other details include laundry hookups within each unit, as well as individually controlled radiant heating and central air conditioning, pre-wired telephone, cable and high-speed Internet access, and walk-in master bedroom closets.Kitchens will offer furniture-quality cabinetry (including 42-inch upper cabinets), solid-surface counter tops, ceramic tile backsplashes and flooring, Koehler cast iron double-bowl sinks and Maytag appliances — such as 21-cubic-foot refrigerators with icemakers, dishwashers, self-cleaning gas ranges and built-in microwave ovens. Baths will feature ceramic tile floors and surrounds and cultured marble vanity tops on furniture-quality cabinets; master baths have two sinks and offer a choice of cast iron tub, deep soaking tub or separate shower. Top-level units have the option of including skylights in the kitchens.

Crescent Court is adjacent to Elmhurst’s central business district, replete with shops, restaurants and entertainment; the Elmhurst Historical Museum is a neighbor, and the new community is just a few minutes’ walk from the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst College, Wilder Park, and the Metra station for an easy commute to downtown Chicago. The New Homes Gallery will serve as the sales center for Crescent Court and is situated on the second floor of the existing bank building at the corner of York and Park Avenue. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays (closed Tuesdays) and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. For more information, call (630) 834-8720 or visit

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