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Move-In Ready: Gallagher and Henry Unveils One-of-a-Kind Home in Lemont

  • July 10, 2020

Move-In Ready: Gallagher and Henry Unveils One-of-a-Kind Home in Lemont

In Lemont’s Covington Knolls community sits a one-of-a-kind home from award-winning homebuilder Gallagher and Henry.

On that Covington Knolls corner lot, the aptly named Cornerstone blends an open-concept floor plan with a posh owner’s suite, a lanai, and two separate garage spaces. The farmhouse-inspired four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home located at 2 Auburn Court is priced at $574,900 and move-in ready.

“This is the only Gallagher and Henry home of its kind, and any buyer can settle in immediately and begin enjoying the summer,” Gallagher and Henry principal John Gallagher says of the Cornerstone.

At approximately 2,723 square feet, the Cornerstone dazzles with an open layout reminiscent of an urban loft. The kitchen-great room combo, in fact, covers some 500 square feet. With its rich, dark-toned hardwood floors, nine-foot ceilings, and calming light blue walls, the first floor is warm, open, and inviting.

The kitchen embraces a contemporary vibe with a grand kitchen island that includes a sink, a stainless-steel range hood, glistening quartz countertops, sleek pendant lighting, and a heathery blue-hued backsplash. Function isn’t lost thanks to a walk-in pantry and dinette area.

“This is not compartmentalized living at all,” Gallagher says. “These common spaces, which are the real heart of the home, are as comfortable and cozy as they are stylish.”

Off the dinette area, residents can exit the home and enjoy a spacious lanai. The covered porch pushes the home’s living space into the outdoors and provides homeowners another intimate space to relax or entertain guests.

The Cornerstone’s main level also includes a mud room, a bright powder room, and an “pocket office” – Gallagher and Henry’s term for a flexible space that can be adapted to a homeowner’s needs. Guarded by a sliding barn door, the private space can function not only as an office, but also a craft room, music center, or other personalized environment.

“Buyers enjoy these blank-canvas spaces and the ability to adapt the space to their needs,” Gallagher says, adding that the Cornerstone also includes an expansive full basement that allows for additional customization.

On the Cornerstone’s second floor, the luxurious owner’s suite features nine-foot ceilings and an expansive walk-in closet designed to accommodate even the most ambitious wardrobes. The owner’s bathroom’s premium spa-like setup includes a water closet, a long, double-sink vanity, a free-standing soaker tub, and a walk-in shower appointed with multiple showerheads, including a rain head.

Each of the roomy secondary bedrooms features an oversized walk-in closet, while the hallway bath includes a door separating the bath area from the vanity to ensure privacy. The second floor also hosts a sizable laundry room, which confirms the Cornerstone’s focus on convenient living.

One of the Cornerstone’s most distinguishing characteristics, however, is clearly visible from the street: two separate garages, one a rather standard-sized two-car setup and the other an extended depth one-car garage running 28-feet deep.

“It’s so long that you could easily park one large vehicle in there and still have a good amount of workspace or storage room,” Gallagher says.

As with all new Gallagher and Henry single-family homes, the Cornerstone carries the ENERGY STAR label, a credential that enhances comfort and reduces energy costs. The two-story residence also features other treasured Gallagher and Henry staples, such as brick construction and a concrete driveway.

“The Cornerstone may be unlike any other home in the Gallagher and Henry line-up, but it still features the same high-quality construction and attention to detail that has made Gallagher and Henry one of Chicagoland’s most trusted homebuilders,” Gallagher says.

For more information on the Cornerstone or to schedule a tour of the home, please contact the Covington Knolls sales office at (630) 243-0900.