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Luxury Waterfront Model Home Underway at Heritage Harbor Resort in Ottawa

Discerning, custom homebuyers who desire a waterfront oasis with resort amenities will want to visit Heritage Harbor in Ottawa, where CL Design-Build, Inc. has begun construction on their thoughtfully appointed model home that showcases 840 square feet of outdoor living on three levels in the community’s premier Pinnacle Pointe neighborhood. This home is designed for your choice of full-time living, weekend getaway, or investment rental displaying the latest trends: smart home technology, “work from anywhere concept”, flex rooms, an open concept plan, and indoor/outdoor connectivity.

This 3658-square-foot home, scheduled for completion in late summer, is priced in the $700s. Highlights of this home include the expansive harbor view, five bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths, a Zoom Room/Pocket Office, 10-foot ceilings with unique details, stone fireplace, and a walk-in pantry. The second floor boasts a vaulted master bedroom with luxury en-suite and 150-square-foot private deck with view of the harbor, two other vaulted guest suites with walk-in closets, and a generous laundry room. The finished walkout lower- level centers around a spacious recreation room and indoor/outdoor walk-up bar with overhead glass door. Maintenance-free materials such as fiber-cement James Hardie siding and Timbertech decking leave time for enjoying the community and its many amenities.

“While the model is appointed with numerous luxury finishes, spectacular outdoor living features and state-of-the-art health and wellness amenities, it provides a casual, coastal feel,” said Cheryl Lee, President of Yorkville-based CL Design-Build, Inc. “Outdoor living is desirable and an integral part of this community. The three-season room that allows extended seasonal living, a dining area, optional spiral stairs, and designated grilling alcove for future built-in grill/outdoor kitchen, and stone fire-table enhance the multi-level decks.”

Just 90 minutes from Chicago and deep in the heart of Starved Rock Country, Heritage Harbor is a master-planned resort community, featuring several distinct neighborhoods, including villas, cottages, low-maintenance single-family homes and luxury, custom residences. Offering breathtaking views of the Illinois River, Heritage Harbor boasts a state-of-the-art, 182-slip marina, The Red Dog Restaurant and Tiki Bar. The community director plans year-round events for residents and guests, including live music on weekends, crafts, cooking classes, tours, and the weekly, Saturday 5K walk and run.

“In addition to the model, we have three other homes underway priced from the mid $600s in Pinnacle Pointe with amazing water views and luxury finishes,” Lee said. “Whether you’re a second-home buyer, investment buyer or looking for your forever home, buyers appreciate the custom design choice, maintenance-free lifestyle, clubhouse and pool featured within Pinnacle Pointe as well as the endless recreational amenities offered throughout Heritage Harbor and the surrounding Ottawa area.”

Three homesite sizes are offered in Pinnacle Pointe and all can accommodate a garage and 9-foot, walkout basement, with lot prices starting in the $185s. Buyers can access the Builder’s Guild at Heritage Harbor or choose their own builder. Homes range from 1,705 to well over 3,512 square feet with 3 to 5 bedrooms, 2 ½ to 3 ½ baths, first-floor owner’s suites, island kitchens open to great rooms, guest suites, screened porches, decks, finished walkout lower levels, garages and some of the homesites can accommodate a private pool. Homes with homesite are priced from the $550s to over $1 million.

In addition to Pinnacle Pointe, buyers may choose from 12 low-maintenance homes priced from the low $300s in the Boat House neighborhood. Homes range from 975 to 1,700 square feet in size with the option to add a finished walkout lower level that adds 975 square feet to the ranch plan and 850 square feet to the two-story. Port Place, an enclave of 12 Low maintenance homes, is centered around a common gathering area, which will include a fire pit, benches and strands of overhead lights, Port Place offers ranch and two-story homes, with main level master bedroom suites, ranging from 1,196 to over 2,287 square feet, with prices starting in the mid-$300s.

Navvy Town, offers two-story, multi-family mansion flats, called the Canal Quarters. Priced from the $189s and ideal for investors, the Canal Quarter will consist of one and two-bedroom condominiums. Open-concept, two-story cottages with two bedrooms and 2 ½ baths are also offered in Navvy Town and are perfect for second-home owners who want to maximize their time on the river enjoying the harbor life.

Only 15 minutes from Heritage Harbor, the 2,630-acre Starved Rock State Park, known for its steep sandstone canyons and waterfalls, attracts hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Just three miles from the community, historic Ottawa, site of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debate, offers shops, restaurants, craft breweries and more. Also nearby, visitors enjoy the August Hill Winery and Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, Illinois River Winery, Utica Electric Bike Rental, LaSalle Canal Boat tours and the Grand Bear Falls Indoor Water Park.

Interested homebuyers can learn more through the ‘Live Like a Homeowner’ Discovery Package currently available at Heritage Harbor. The package includes a two-night stay for two adults and two children under 21 in a cottage, a $50 gift card for the Red Dog Grill.

Heritage Harbor is located at 111 Harbor View Drive in Ottawa. For more information please call (815) 433-5000, email or visit


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