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One floorplan, three ways

One floorplan, three ways

Our Revere floor plan is one of the most popular ranch plans we offer. A split-bedroom ranch with an open kitchen and great room, this floor plan has seemed to fit the needs of all types of homeowners; from the first-time buyer or the couple looking to downsize. With...

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Creating a welcoming foyer

Creating a welcoming foyer

Your entryway or foyer is a chance to make a stunning first impression; it's the welcoming committee for the rest of your home, and provides an opportunity to reflect your personality to your guests. Here are some simple ways to add your personal touch and make you...

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Why Buying New Makes Sense

Why Buying New Makes Sense

Many consumers are deciding to buy a new home because of the money-saving advantages it provides. A new home makes good financial sense, and with many consumers looking to cut costs and unnecessary spending, you can have the best of both worlds – saving some green and...

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Custom woodwork in a Cunningham home

Custom woodwork in a Cunningham home

Our stunning two-story Cunningham home offers an open foyer, first floor flex space, formal living space and great room. One of our customers made some great custom woodwork selections that turned out to be a gorgeous addition when painted crisp white, contrasting...

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Update on Habitat for Humanity home in Fairdale, IL

Update on Habitat for Humanity home in Fairdale, IL

Neighboring towns rallied around Fairdale, IL in the aftermath of the tornado, and volunteers flooded in to assist residents. A task force was assembled after it was determined that despite the magnitude of destruction, the scope wasn't large enough to warrant federal...

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Create a personal space with a finished basement

Create a personal space with a finished basement

A finished basement can add value, space and personalization to your home, but the finishing touches of a basement don’t always follow the same principles of design as other areas in the house. Once you’ve decided to finish your basement, it can feel like another...

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Building a custom home

Building a custom home

Silverthorne Homebuilders is committed to working with new or prospective homeowners to create a custom home that fits your needs. Whether it’s building on your lot, working with a custom floor plan, or customizing one of our homes, we will work with you to help make...

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A convenient way to customize your new home

A convenient way to customize your new home

After you've signed the contract to build a new home, you are quickly thrown into the world of home building which can be an overwhelming process. Making selections for your new home takes time and is more than checking boxes off in a list of options. We are...

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Be Inspired! Create a spa-like bathroom

Be Inspired! Create a spa-like bathroom

After spending all that time and energy customizing your home, you’re probably looking for a place to retreat and avoid all the boxes that need to be unpacked (no one is judging, they make basements for a reason). Which means you’re probably really happy you...

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Visit our open house to visualize your new home!

Visit our open house to visualize your new home!

656 Brighton Way, Sycamore, IL Open house hours: Sunday.............10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT) Monday............By Appointment Tuesday............2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (CT) Wednesday.......2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (CT) Thursday..........2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (CT)...

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Choosing hardwood floor for your home

Choosing hardwood floor for your home

With the growing popularity of hardwood floor and the projection that new construction homes will be a key driving force for the wood flooring market (GlobeNewswire News Room, 2015), we provide three tiers of hardwood floor options allowing you to select what fits...

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The first night in your new home

The first night in your new home

The day’s finally here! You’ve closed on your new home, the moving truck has driven away and it’s time to unpack. Ten boxes in and you realize, “WHERE is the toilet paper?!” It’s at this time you realize all your essentials are neatly packed away in one of those boxes...

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Be inspired! Which light fixture is for you?

Be inspired! Which light fixture is for you?

Lighting is like jewelry for a house; it can make a room formal or casual, it can stand out or be subtle, it can vary room to room, be the main focus, or accent a favorite feature. But how do you begin, when every room could need a different fixture and the options...

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Applying for a Nest rebate

Applying for a Nest rebate

With a commitment to include environmentally-friendly features (like the Nest thermostat) as part of the standard homebuilding package, Silverthorne Certified Nest Installers make you eligible to apply for two rebates totaling $145. Contact our office at...

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Helping rebuild Fairdale with our construction teams

Helping rebuild Fairdale with our construction teams

It was just one year ago that we watched as our neighboring town of Fairdale, IL was struck with the strongest tornado on record since 1950 for both Ogle and DeKalb counties, and the strongest tornado in the National Weather Service Chicago County Warning area since...

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