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Medbury Grove Lawn to feature new, infill homes in Highland Park

More modern housing is coming online in Highland Park with the latest offerings rising from and being renovated in the new Medbury Grove Lawn development.

Midtown-based Trivium Partners is building infill housing and renovating existing houses on Midland, Pilgrim and Puritan streets between Woodward Avenue and Second Street. Of those 22 homes, 18 will be new houses. The other four will be rehabs. All of them will be in the historic Arts & Crafts-style architecture that are ubiquitous in Highland Park's historic district.

"We want to celebrate the architectural style of Highland Park," says Scott Benson, principal member of Trivium Partners.

So far Trivium Parnters have dug 10 of the basements for the new houses. Of those house four frames are being built and two more have roofs. Each house will be built or renovated with the idea of making it as energy-efficient as possible, meaning each house will be insulated, have Energy Star appliances and high-efficiency furnaces, among other green features.

The federal stimulus-funded project will offer these houses for sale. Benson describes these houses as high-quality housing marketed toward people who are buying their second or third homes.

"We're building new houses and we're utilizing residents in these communities to build these properties," Benson says.

Source: Scott Benson, principal member of Trivium Partners
Writer: Jon Zemke

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