Focus Development and @properties Open Sales Center For Kelmscott Park in Lake Forest
Jul 21st, 2016

Upscale finishes, elegant floor plans and lush landscaping highlight Lake Forest’s first new large-scale residential community in a decade

Northfield-based Focus Development and its exclusive sales and marketing representative, @properties, announced the start of sales for Kelmscott Park, a new maintenance-free community of condominiums and luxury single-family homes in east Lake Forest. An on-site sales center featuring kitchen and bath vignettes, a scale model and renderings of the homes is now open.

Located at Laurel and Western avenues at the north end of downtown Lake Forest, Kelmscott Park’s for-sale offerings include 12 single-family homes and 42 condominiums.

  • Five condominium floor plans have two to four bedrooms, 2.5 to 3.5 baths and 1,528 to 3,799 square feet. Each plan also includes a balcony or terrace, underground garage parking and separate storage. Additional garage parking and storage will be available for purchase. Starting prices for the condominiums range from $645,000 to $1.675 million.
  • Single-family homes are priced from $1.459 million to $1.625 million and feature two floor plans: the Mayfair and the Beckett. The Mayfair offers three bedrooms and 2.5 baths with 3,068 square feet, while the Beckett features three bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3,695 square feet. Both plans have a first-floor master suite, den, full unfinished basement and attached 2-car garage.

Kelmscott Park marks the first large-scale condominium development to be built in Lake Forest in nearly a decade, according to Tim Anderson, president of Focus Development.

“This is a rare opportunity for homebuyers to purchase new construction in a highly sought-after North Shore community, and to work with our team to design their home or condominium to suit their tastes and lifestyle,” said Anderson.   

Homes at Kelmscott Park will be outfitted with a variety of upscale features and finishes, including: 9-foot ceilings, 5-inch wide hardwood oak flooring in living areas and kitchens; custom-built floor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinetry; Sub-Zero, Wolf and Asko stainless steel appliances; stone countertops; Kohler kitchen and bath fixtures; and natural stone tile in master baths. Standard finishes can be viewed at the sales center.

“When it comes to maintenance-free living, the age-old debate on the North Shore is, ‘Do I choose location or do I choose new finishes and amenities?’ The options have been really limited. Kelmscott Park checks both of those boxes, but also offers extensive green space within walking distance to a vibrant downtown,” said Mike Golden, co-founder of @properties.

Designed by Chicago-based Booth Hansen Architects, Kelmscott Park will feature Arts and Crafts-inspired exterior architecture complemented by transitional interiors.   The architecture is complemented by lush landscaping designed by Lake Bluff based Mariani Landscape. 

The Kelmscott Park sales center is located at 1080 N. Western Ave. in Lake Forest, and is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM or by appointment. For more information about the community, visit or call 847-234-1800.


About Focus Development                                                                                                                                      Since 1993, Northfield-based Focus Development has been one of the Chicago area’s premier developers of multi-family communities and mixed-use projects in both suburban and urban settings. Focus has successfully completed a number of developments on the North Shore, including The Laurels in Lake Forest, 812 Oak in Winnetka, 2000 Green Bay Road in Highland Park and Sherman Plaza in Evanston. Focus’ extensive portfolio also includes condominium, apartment and mixed-use developments in downtown Chicago, Glenview, Oak Park and a number of other communities. For more information, visit

About @properties
Established in 2000, @properties is the No. 1 independent residential brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the top 11 residential brokers in the U.S. by sales volume. @properties has more than 2,000 licensed brokers in 23 offices throughout downtown Chicago, surrounding suburbs, southwest Michigan and Lake Geneva, Wisc. For more information, visit

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