The Reserve of Lakewood, in the Village of Lakewood, long noted for its scenic beauty and active lifestyle, is situated in the middle of McHenry County. Nestled on the south shore of Crystal Lake and amidst the northern branch of the Kishwaukee River, the Village lives up to its stated mission of.

"Quality Living in a Natural Setting"

  The Reserve of Lakewood consists of 30 homesites on 43.l5 acres of rolling land with trees and ponds. The lots, which are fully improved with city sewer and water, are a minimum of ¾ acres in size. Over half the lots are available for english or walk-out basements. The homes range in size from 3000 to 7000 sq.ft., with 3 or 4 car garages. No two homes are alike, and all home exteriors are cedar, stone or brick. Every home has detailed features and craftsmanship unique to that home. The Reserve homes have been designed by one architectural firm, and although no homes are alike, the streetscape is harmonious and exciting to drive through. Simply stated, The Reserve is a community of exceptional homes.

DBI Homebuilders Inc. | "Homes of Distinction"

  John Droese, president of Droese Builders Incorporated, d/b/a DBI Homebuilders, has been building homes in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago for over 35 years. Over the years Johns' homes have won many awards from the home building industry, from outstanding architectural design to awards for best kitchen and best master bath design.

  John has maintained a hands-on approach, which allows him to visit and supervise each home under construction on a daily basis. Once you have decided on a DBI built home, John will personally take you through the selection process. Using his years of experience, he will help you with material, product, and color decisions. Johns' attention to details assures you of quality, craftsmanship and a home you will be proud to own.