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TallGrass of Lake Barrington, IL

Tallgrass is the latest luxury home community for Michael J. Graft Builder. Tallgrass is a 109 acre development located in the beautiful countryside of Lake Barrington, Illinois. Destined to be the gem of Barrington luxury home communities, Tallgrass will be highly sought after for its natural setting and dedication to preserving and enhancing the landscape of the area.

Located at the intersections of Kelsey, Miller and River Roads in Lake Barrington, the gated community features 71 home sites available from one to three acres. Natural topography and abundant landscaping allows for a beautiful presentation to these custom luxury homes. Home and site packages begin from the $900's..

An extraordinary effort has been made to insure that the natural features of this land are unaffected and the protection of plants and animals living in the nearby nature preserve is an ongoing endeavor. A comprehensive tree preservation and transplant plan has been put into place which includes the planting of over 800 total new trees, including 108 random oak trees for a re-forestation effort and a naturalized appearance.

The 109 acre property is surrounded by an eight foot, undulating berm, planted with native Illinois prairie grasses, wildflowers and hundreds of high quality trees such as Red Sunset Maples, Heritage River Birch, Austrian Pine and Spruce. Ornamental trees and shrubs will provide additional multi-seasonal interest.

Native plants and over 11,500 square yards of prairie grass will reinforce the rural character of the community. To further enhance the Tallgrass exterior landscape plan, the berm will be topped with an undulating cobblestone wall to create old world charm and ambiance.

The Quintessential Barrington Magazine states, "From an aesthetic and community appearance standpoint, the proposed landscape plan for the Tallgrass subdivision is outstanding. This kind of high quality landscape plan should serve as a model for future residential development across Northern Illinois." Full Article

With home sites available from one to three acres, each of the 71 sites is individually unique, offering possibilities for walk-out and look out lower levels, in-ground pools and water features. Several home sites back up to the serenity of a nature preserve. Lots starting in the $300,'s.

Tallgrass is a private, gated community with two independent entrance gates. Each gate will have separate entrance gates for residents and guests. Residents will activate the entrance gate through a transponder located within their vehicle. Guests will gain entry through a guest call box.

All streets located within the Tallgrass community will be maintained by the Tallgrass Homeowners Association. Each home site will have individual well and septic.

Children living in the Tallgrass community will attend Top Ranked Barrington District 220 schools. Barrington High School and other schools in District 220 have received a 10 out of 10 rating from GreatSchools.net.

For commuters, Metra train service is only 8 minutes away from both of our Lake Barrington communities.

Shopping is plentiful in the Barrington area. Deer Park Town Center, an open-air "lifestyle" shopping center featuring 65 stores, 12 restaurants and a 16-screen theater complex is just 10 minutes away.

Tallgrass is adjacent to one of the area's better kept secrets - the beautifully maintained Grassy Lake Forest Preserve. The preserve includes 558 acres of prairie, wetland, woodland, and savanna and is home to a variety of plant and animal life. Grassy Lake features a 3.5 mile serpentine trail for hikers, joggers and cross-country skiers. Deer, coyotes, herons, egrets, raccoons, ducks and sand hill cranes can be observed along with the acres of prairie grass.

The Village of Lake Barrington Village Hall, just across the street features 2 tennis courts, a new playground, picnic area / shelter and a baseball field. These amenities are reserved for Lake Barrington residents only.

Our Model Home addresses for Tallgrass are 24702 N. Blue Aster Ln.and 24215 N. Coneflower Dr. Lake Barrington, Illinois.  One is located on the North end and the other on the South end. Both are ranch models.

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