Morningside Crescent Court, a community of 123 luxury condominium residences in downtown Elmhurst, saw more than half of its total number of residences and 100 percent of its first phase sold in less than eight days following its October 22nd sales center opening.
By Thursday, October 30, all of the 67 condominium residences in Phase I at Crescent Court had been purchased, reports David M. Strosberg, president of Morningside Group, developer of the new community as part of Block 300 Partners LLC.
The new community covers four acres adjacent to the Elmhurst Historical Museum and the historic bank building at the corner of York Street and Park Avenue, land that will see extensive improvements during the construction process; one of the benefits will be the formation of a half-acre park.
“We knew with our previous community in downtown Elmhurst, Museum Square, that the location was ideal, but the sales success we’ve experienced dramatically makes the point, ” Strosberg noted. Museum Square’s 43 condominiums and 13 townhomes are a block west of the new site. “I expect that Phase II will sell just as quickly.”
Phase II will feature the community’s remaining 56 residences. Floor plans will offer one and two bedrooms and range in size from 900 to 1,500 square feet. Six floor plans will be featured, with pre-construction base prices ranging from the mid-$200,000s to the upper $300,000s (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 3,000-square-foot New Homes Gallery serves as the sales center for Crescent Court and is situated on the second floor of the existing bank building at 105 S. York Street, 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 www.morningsideusa.com.
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