Earlier this week, I introduced you to Cathie, my soon-to-be neighbor. She shared the complicated story of her preparations to move from Abilene, Texas, to Woodstock. You can find that post here. Today, Cathie updates us on her walk through of her new Portico home and upcoming closing. Again, I’ll let her tell the story herself. ••• Well, I have some great news and some horrible news. First, the good news. On Memorial Day my […]
Thank you, Wilcox Communities, for the free entertainment today! It’s always fun watching the construction process, but there is no better day than the one when the crane comes in to set trusses for the roof of a new home. And that’s what is happening this afternoon. A lot of action, a little danger, some drama — many of us homeowners drop what we are doing to watch the show. When I began taking pictures, […]
It was looking like Cathie had made it through the hardest part of the home buying process without a hitch. Using online research, she had chosen Maples at the Sonatas as her new community. Also online, she had decided on a Portico home, which was available here, and had communicated with our sales consultant, Carol. In early April, Cathie flew in from Abilene, Texas, where she and her husband are currently living, to look at […]
This was a big morning for my soon-to-be neighbor, Jan, and her husband, Steve. The lumber for their new Promenade was delivered. They must have been watching from the home they are renting down the street because they were outside moments later, cameras in hand. In the picture below, Jan is asking framing contractor Mike Carr exactly when the home will be framed. And here Jan enjoys a sniff of the sweet smell of fresh […]
As I showed visitors around my Abbey during our Spring Tour of Homes, I heard the same comment again and again. Guests would step into my second bedroom and say, “This is so big. It almost looks bigger than the master.” “You’re right. It IS bigger,” I would reply. My visitors had discovered one of the ways the Abbey is unique among the Epcon floor plans. It is the only model with a second bedroom […]
It was a far out, groovy morning at Maples at the Sonatas as we gathered for our third annual Flower Power event. It’s no secret that we love a reason to share a cup of coffee and socialize. And if there’s one thing we love even more, it’s getting something free. Yesterday, that was flowers. It was our sales consultant, Carol Lyons, who started this event and nicknamed it Flower Power. The name is catchy […]
Details and more photos coming tomorrow…
The Chicago headquarters of Wilcox Communities blends so seamlessly into its surroundings that you would never suspect it was there. But don’t look for it in Chicago; it is actually located in Plainfield in the Wilcox community of Villas at Fox Run. There, tucked into a Canterbury home that from the outside looks just like every other Canterbury in the community, is the office of one of the fastest growing builders in the Midwest. In […]
Our namesake tree paired with our signature Epcon architecture. Springtime is lovely in Woodstock.
This magnolia tree proves that landscaping doesn’t have to be mature to be beautiful. Wouldn’t you love to open your front door to this view?
Would it surprise you to learn that I am in love with words? I didn’t think so. Retired English teacher, lifelong reader, writer, blogger— it’s totally predictable. Please excuse me if this post sounds like a vocabulary lesson. I freely confess that it is, at least in the beginning. And so, class, the word for the day is serendipity. I first encountered the word in the name of a ‘60s group, the Serendipity Singers. Although […]