The Bayview – Best Seller in 2017

Bayview One of the biggest home buying trends is downsizing to something less conspicuous and more energy efficient. The most desirable home plans are those with open concepts and multi-functional spaces. At Gerstad Builders, we offer a wide variety of amazing home plans, from ranch to two-story. All of our homebuyers have diverse tastes, but there is one plan that seems to be a great fit for all – The Bayview. In 2017, this plan was sold more than any other design.

The Bayview Plan is available in all Gerstad communities. Starting at $228,990 in Dawson Creek, this popular plan is 1,796 square feet and ranges from two to three bedrooms with two bathrooms. A kitchen-dinette combination offers the homeowners an intimate dining experience, and an optional pantry provides more storage. The master bedroom has its own bathroom with his and her sinks, a full bathtub, a stand-alone shower and a large walk-in closet. The plan includes a full laundry room, a spacious garage, and a full basement.  Additionally, the buyer has the option of including a fireplace, a vaulted ceiling, a laundry room sink and more. Finally, buyers can choose from three different exterior designs, one of which offers a bay window option in the kitchen.

What makes a perfect home? Location, walkability, and security are just a few desirable aspects. All of our communities are located in private settings convenient to city amenities. In Poplar Grove near our Trails of Dawson Creek, a nearby airport hosts many community events in the summer, and locals enjoy selecting home-grown produce at the summer farmer’s market. Nearby, the city of Rockford offers dining, shopping, entertainment, employment and similar benefits of a larger city.  Located in the city of McHenry, Liberty Trails offers a living experience in surroundings that are both tranquil and fun. Plus, students attend school at top-rated, small schools in McHenry. Residents who choose to live in our Bailey Estates community can expect a true sense of community from the welcoming Village of Williams Bay.

Future residents at Liberty Trails will live near a half-acre community park, Oak Savana, available only to Liberty Trails residents. Fox River is also only minutes away from the community.  Offering year-round events, museums, water sports, waterfront dining and more, McHenry provides Liberty Trail’s residents a lifestyle like no other. And finally, homebuyers searching for the Bayview plan in Pheasant Ridge are never far from walking trails that allow for fresh air, beautiful scenery and historic sites. In addition to several trail systems, homes in this community offer residents a country setting while still having easy access to Chicago thanks to its great location. It is also near Lake Geneva and a variety of shops, services, churches and restaurants in the small town of Richmond.

The Bayview reflects the diversity of our homebuyers. Popular plans tend to stay popular and it’s no doubt the Bayview will continue to grow in demand. To view the Bayview plans and communities, visit

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