Photos: Model home at Highland Woods in Elgin
The Tribune toured a WIlliam Ryan Homes model in the Highland Woods section of northwest suburban Elgin. New subdivisions' model homes have slimmed down, shrinking in size and price from five years ago. Read more.
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The Jackson model, which starts at $299,000, has 3,157 square feet, four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a three-car tandem attached garage. "Even though it wasn't finished, we could see the dimensions of the rooms," Michael Amato said. "I couldn't imagine buying without seeing a model. It makes sense."