Serosun Farms Agrihood Community Blossoms with Rare Single-Family Home Available for Immediate Delivery
Hampshire, Ill. (May 12, 2016) – As buyers contemplate homes and communities promising a simpler, healthier way of life, a new, luxury home option is currently available for immediate delivery at Serosun Farms – a 400-acre agrihood community in Hampshire, Ill. Listed at $1,495,000, with five bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms, the 3,800-square-foot home combines next-generation sustainable features and luxury finishes for an organic balance of wellness design and sophisticated living.
Located 50 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Serosun Farms is, at its core, a farm preservation project with 75 percent of the estate reserved for farming and open space/natural areas. Overflowing with bucolic beauty and offering 1-acre or more home lots centered around an equestrian center and a 160-acre working farm and, the community embraces the natural beauty and agricultural history of the area while offering residents a host of amenities and rural lifestyle options.
“This immediate-delivery home is the perfect opportunity for buyers focused on healthy living to experience a luxury lifestyle while keeping a keen eye on sustainability,” said John DeWald, owner and developer of Serosun Farms. “
Featuring an American Foursquare design, the home – called Swainson’s House -- represents eco-luxe at its finest. Rapidly renewable and richly colored bamboo floors run throughout the home’s first and second floors. The gourmet kitchen is well-equipped with Wolf and Subzero appliances as well as a steam convection oven (the modern, healthy alternative to microwave cooking).
The home’s two-story dining and living area is appointed with high-end fixtures while a floor-to-ceiling, indoor/outdoor stone fireplace is a stand-out focal point. Wall-to-wall windows and a picturesque wrap-around porch provide panoramic views of the community’s working farm, stables, demonstration garden and surrounding countryside.
Located down the hall from the living area is the master suite as well as a guest suite. The first-floor master includes a sliding barn-door entrance to the master bath, which features Kohler fixtures, a double-bowl vanity, dual-head, full-body shower and soaking tub complete with a fireplace pass-thru connecting to the master bedroom.
Upstairs, the home has two additional bedrooms with a shared full bath plus a separate sitting area overlooking the first floor living and dining areas. Both bedrooms boast views of the surrounding countryside. The finished basement space features a family room, laundry and an additional guest suite with full bath.
Connected to the home via a landscaped pergola, the semi-detached garage – complete with finished second floor bonus space awash with natural light from several skylights – is wired for solar power and personal vehicle charging. A geo-thermal heating, cooling and hot water system drastically reduces the operating expenses of the home with estimated heating and cooling costs as low as $650 per year. Further reducing the carbon footprint of the home are sustainable features including a rainwater collection system and a maintenance-free green roof with drought-resistant, native plants.
To create a home with the ideal mix of eco-friendly features and luxury finishes, the construction of Swainson’s House took over a year and was a collaborative effort overseen by DeWald who worked closely with Funke Architects, Kettlekamp Landscape Architects, CR Embassy Construction, Evolutionary Home Builders and Troste Design.
“This is a one-of-a-kind home built for minimal environmental impact. But, we also created a living space packed with beauty and teeming with luxury,” added DeWald.
Upon completion, Serosun Farms will offer a variety of interactive amenities including an on-site farmer’s market for a true farm-to-table experience. Future plans also include construction of a restaurant/market/artisanal village and a community center with swimming pool, tennis courts, game room and event facilities.
Currently, residents have access to an existing equestrian center as well as scenic wetlands and fishing ponds. A 5-acre demonstration garden is dedicated to specialty vegetables and supports educational programs. Eight miles of trails for walking, running or riding along with restored woodlands, prairie and wetlands, as well as regular cultural events round out a healthy place to live, work, learn and grow.
“Serosun Farms is a playground for all ages,” said DeWald. “It’s the perfect backdrop for people looking to reunite with nature or temporarily escape the bustle of big-city living. From the woodlands and savanna to the wetlands and everywhere in between, we built the community so residents can embrace the natural surroundings while also pampering themselves with luxury indoors and out.”
About Serosun Farms
Serosun Farms is a revolutionary mixed-use agrihood development born from 400 acres of bucolic farmland in Hampshire, Ill. Designed for environmentally conscious buyers, and future home to 114 sustainable luxury residences, Serosun Farms offers a variety of 1-acre lots available for custom homes.