Focus is pleased to introduce Kelmscott Park, an elegant assortment of new luxury residences currently under construction in Lake Forest’s historic downtown. Kelmscott Park is located a short walk from the Metra line and the suburb’s iconic Market Square.
The development’s unique mix of housing options will capture growing demand from key demographics: young professionals seeking proximity to the Metra line and walkable downtown, young families wanting to make Lake Forest their home, and existing Lake Forest residents seeking to downsize their living arrangements while maintaining a quality lifestyle.
The apartments homes at Kelmscott Park introduce the first luxury rental product to the Lake Forest market. With condo-quality unit finishes and architectural style indistinguishable from the neighboring condominiums, the apartments provide an exclusive outlet for significant pent-up demand. Amenities include a 3,744-square foot clubhouse with on-site management and leasing offices, residential lounges and entertainment areas, an exterior patio terrace and an underground garage that connects all three apartment buildings.
Control the Risk of Innovation
Focus’ unique collaborative of interconnected disciplines meant that we could meet city regulations, budget constraints, and timelines in a smart and effective way. Lake Forest city regulations require any structure higher than two stories to be non-combustible, a regulation which required Focus to take a unique approach. All foundation walls are precast rather than poured-in-place concrete, an alternate which reduced costs and sped construction. Pre-fabricated, light-gauge steel framing was built offsite and then installed, another means by which we could reduce costs and speed completion. Together, these approaches freed time and resources for higher-quality design and construction—evident in the brick detailing on the Kelmscott Park Apartments.