The Drake Group receives Gold Key Award for Outstanding Design

September 16, 2013

The Drake Group, a Glenview based homebuilder received a Gold Key Award from the Homebuilders Association of Greater Chicago for Outstanding Design for the Hawthorn model at its Aspen Hills community in West Dundee.

The Key Awards recognize excellence in housing design, architecture, interior merchandising, landscaping, landscape architecture and remodeling.

This is the fourth Gold Key Award received by The Drake Group.

Tom Drake of The Drake Group said this year’s award was particularly satisfying because the Hawthorn model was designed to be built within an existing neighborhood. “Our goal was to appeal to today’s homebuyer by creating a home with a high level of quality, design and function at an attractive price.”

Drake evaluated multiple sites in Elgin and other areas in Kane County before purchasing the remaining home sites at Aspen Hills in West Dundee in 2012. “Most of the other sites had an element of distress to them and were in less desirable locations. Aspen Hills was different. It contains some of the nicest homes in West Dundee with incredible access to the resources of the surrounding area.”

Our goal is to create homes which reflect the way people want to live. This challenge was a bit greater at Aspen Hills because we wanted the new home plans to look like they always belonged with the existing homes.

We are honored that our design has been recognized by the Homebuilders Association of Greater Chicago Key Awards Committee as well as today’s homebuyers. The interest is very high and sales have been terrific”.