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Keller front 2The Twenty Estate Lots at Templeton Reserve vary widely in terms of size and natural features. Most of the lots enjoy ample pond frontage. The ponds at Templeton Reserve are aerated, stocked with fish, and each is connected to a recharge well to ensure they are adequately filled with clear, fresh water regardless of the season.

Connie Templeton Keller grew up in Oak Brook back when it was known as Hinsdale. She has fond memories of the open spaces in what is now Oak Brook, when only a few hundred people lived there. During that time,

Butler was a two-room schoolhouse and the shopping center and corporate office corridor weren’t yet a twinkle in Oak Brook founder Paul Butler’s eye.

“In 1922, my Grandfather purchased Breakenridge Farm, which was about 120 acres. He also built Lake Constance; named after my Aunt Connie, and planted trees around the property. My father began to slowly sell multi-acre homesites in the 1950’s. Many of our neighbors today are original Breakenridge Farms homeowners.” Connie and other members of her family have lived on portions of the family farm ever since the 1920’s and treasure the rural flavor the area provides. Her parents’ and grandparents’ homes are still part of the community.

Templeton Reserve is a 55 acre parcel of land on 35th St. one half mile west of Adams Rd. and immediately adjacent to Breakenridge Farms. After its previous developer ceased operations, the Keller family purchased the property and developed Templeton Reserve as a mix of two, three and four acre estate homesites. Sales are underway and one of the homesites has already been sold.

“We couldn’t have been more pleased with the outpouring of support from our neighbors and other Oak Brook residents for our plans,” said Connie Templeton Keller. “It was our goal to preserve the country feel, rural nature and integrity of this property.”

“This is the last parcel of its size and kind in Oak Brook, or in the near west suburbs for that matter,” said Dennis Keller. “There is an enormous amount of flexibility with the type of homes that can be designed due to the size of the lots and topography of the land. Designing a custom home for these legacy estates will be an architect’s pleasure.”

During the summer of 2013 Dennis Keller, his son David and their development team added a 20-foot landscaped berm to the western edge of the property. “The berm provides a visual and acoustical barrier for Templeton Reserve,” said Dennis Keller. “The streets are in, the entry monument and gate house are built. We are open for buyers who want to build their dream home in the last neighborhood of its kind in Oak Brook.”

“We worked closely with the Keller family on the project,” said Mike Hullihan, Public Works Director for the Village of Oak Brook. “Throughout the process, they were sensitive to the ecology of the area. The property was rezoned to increase the lot sizes; blending well into the Fullersburg area of Oak Brook, which is the heart and the oldest part of the village. There were several options available to mitigate the sound of Route 83 and the family chose the most elaborate and costly option resulting in a good visual screen.”

 

Marshal front 2The three lots in the Northeast corner of the property is adjacent to Oak Brook Farms, a quaint and well-kept horse farm where generations of Oak Brook residents have learned to ride and have boarded a limited number of horses.

Along the Eastern side of the property, runs Bronswood Creek, a picturesque tributary of Salt Creek and ultimately, the Des Plaines River. To the east of Bronswood Creek is Breakenridge Farm, a mature, ultra high-end subdivision.

To the south, the property is bordered by Brush Hill Forest Preserve.

The Western border of the property features a beautifully landscaped berm that rises between fifteen and twenty-five feet in elevation. This berm was constructed in the spring of 2013 to provide a visual and acoustical barrier between Templeton Reserve and Kingery Highway (IL-Route 83) to the west.

The Northern boarder of Templeton Reserve is 35th Street, which is a quiet, well shaded two-lane country road.


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