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Swainson’s House | 45W588 North Serosun Farms Lane, Hampshire, IL 60140  view map 
The home was designed to demonstrate and feature many of the leading-edge products, practices and technologies available in designing and building sustainable and healthy homes today, and serves as an example of how luxury homes can be beautiful and comfortable yet still be very “green”
Construction Status: Complete

SIZE: 3,905 square feet

PROJECT TYPE: Single Family – New Construction

HERS Rating (Pending)

JD Associates
1855 Freda Lane, Cardiff, CA 92007

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Serosun Farms is a unique rural and sustainable community located just 50 miles outside of Chicago near Hampshire, IL. When fully built it will be a community with 114 custom, high-performance homes scattered throughout a 410 acre farm. Swainson’s House is the first new home to be built at Serosun Farms under the sustainable and healthy guidelines established for the community. This rural oasis creates an idyllic pastoral lifestyle for the residents combining farmland, open space and community in a way that connects them to the land and nature for a respite from the hectic world.

The home features classic rural styling to fit with the countryside it is a part of. The design for the home is based on a traditional four square farm house with a wraparound porch and many south, east and west facing windows, providing a panoramic view of the countryside. From this base, a bedroom wing and a semi-detached garage were added. The cupolas topping the main house and garage add an iconic finishing touch. The home is situated on the lot to take advantage of expansive views of woodlands, prairie and farmlands including the equestrian center and central wetlands at Serosun.

The Swainson’s House meets the stringent guidelines for homes built at Serosun and ensures a quality home that is sustainable and healthy. Our high performance design program focuses the latest in energy efficiency, moisture management, water conservation, materials use, indoor air quality, human health, and environmental quality. These add up to a home that is comfortable, healthy and easy on the environment but is also quality built and will stand up to the tests of time.