MK Construction homes featured in Urban Lifestyle Homes, LLC and Urb & Burb Realty developments in Evanston

PRESS RELEASE: A “No-Commute” Live-Work Development in Evanston Meets the Housing Needs of Tomorrow.

EVANSTON, IL – Urban Lifestyle Homes, LLC and Urb & Burb Realty announced today their newest Live/Work development located at 1513 + 1515 Greenleaf in the artsy Florence/Crain neighborhood of Evanston.

Seeking to reverse the trend of Chicago having the longest weekly commute times in the country, the new homes will feature modern, two-story single-family homes above a potential Live/Work space below.

Developers Karla Thomas and Lina Zoraikat, are Evanston residents committed to maintaining the livability and flow of a traditional single-family home while providing a commercially-zoned, ADA- accessible flex space that is perfect for home-based businesses.

“According to Forbes , by 2020, 50% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers.” says Thomas, “We are building toward that work-from-home culture.”

The space is ideally suited for a family in which one or more of the homeowners works from home or runs a small business such as a therapist, accountant, attorney, tech start up, architect or consultant.

Using smart and efficient design elements, these sleek homes offer modern sophistication while supporting the work/life balance so many of us strive to achieve. The addition of separate office and creative space is ideal for the work-from-home culture of our busy metropolitan region.

Developer Karla Thomas knows live/work properties have many benefits to the owner. “It’s hard not to love the zero commute of working one floor below your home. You save on the rental and utility costs of office space and you’re more likely to eat lunch at home! For tax purposes, up to 1/3 of the square footage of your Live/ Work home can be deducted.”

The Greenleaf Single Family Homes took advantage of the B1 zoning of the area and were designed in a contemporary style tailored to the Evanston market. The main floor features a living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, 1⁄2 bath and family room. The 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a laundry room. The lower level offers access via an ADA-accessible ramp, a private office, ADA-accessible

Located steps from downtown Evanston, the development features single-family homes built for today’s integrated lifestyles. The homes feature 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and boast over 3100 square feet, including flexible Live/Work space and additional out door space. Presales are expected to begin soon at prices in the mid $800,ooos for a fall 2017 delivery.

bathroom and a large, flexible workspace. The homes are being built by the acclaimed Chicago builder MK Construction.

“Consumer demand is shifting toward a more efficient and economical urban lifestyle, and the Greenleaf residences will accommodate this lifestyle in the dynamic community of Evanston,” said Lina Zoraikat, Co-owner at Urban Lifestyle Homes. “We really strive for balance: a work- friendly and client-appropriate environment, nestled in a modern single-family home, fully enveloped in a vibrant, coveted community with excellent schools, a thriving downtown and the lake access.”

This Just In: Our Expansion Into the Suburbs

We have an exciting announcement to make! Our team at MK Construction & Builders, Inc. is now taking on projects in the southwest suburbs in addition to our Chicago projects. Our team will continue to be dedicated to crafting a space that is uniquely yours. Whether you are focusing on revamping a particular part of your home such as your bathroom or your kitchen or if you want to find a new space altogether, our team is here to help!

We now offer remodeling contractors in Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, LaGrange, Willowbrook, Western Springs and surrounding areas! Here’s what our team can do for you.

What We Can Do

Rest assured that your home remodel or renovation is in good hands with our team at MK Construction & Builders, Inc. We have over a decade of experience building in the Chicagoland area, and we stay on top of best practices when crafting our projects, including our new projects in the suburbs. When it comes to craftsmanship, our standards are extremely high and we have crafted an appreciation for intelligent and modern designs.

We work in the following areas:

  • Home additions: Sometimes, we outgrow the space in which we live, but that doesn’t mean we want to pick up and move altogether. Our remodeling contractor in Burr Ridge and the surrounding Chicagoland suburbs is happy to assist you with expanding your current space.
  • Home remodels: Our team is also proficient in high-end remodels. Regardless if you want to upgrade a particular area of your home like your kitchen or your master bathroom or if you want to start from scratch, our team will be there every step of the way.
  • Bathroom & kitchen remodels: An updated kitchen or bathroom can transform your home. Let us provide your home with a refresh!

If you are interested in learning more about what we can do and our new expansion into the suburbs, don’t hesitate to contact our team today!