The easiest way to start building your future home.

Building a home that fits who you are and lets you live your life the way you want to is easier than you could imagine. BrightLeaf homes are designed to save you time, money, and energy. Pick the area you want to live in, choose the right size for you, then customize your home to reflect your personal style for a perfect fit.

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Location: Choose exactly where you want to live

No lot to build on? No problem. Building your BrightLeaf home includes our “Lot Location Service” to find you the right property so you can get the home you want, in the neighborhood you want to live.



Size: Choose how big, or little you want your home

Select from four different sized home models with customizable floor plans to fit how you need to live.  All models are eco-friendly, energy efficient, and unlike any other home.



ECO ZERO = 1,600 SQ. FT. 3 BEDS, 2.5 BATH

ECO ONE = 2,000 SQ. FT. 3 BED, 3 BATH

ECO TWO = 2,400 SQ. FT. 4 BED, 3 BATH

ECO 2.5 = 2,800 SQ. FT. 4 BED, 3 BATH

ECO THREE = 3,200 SQ. FT. 4 BED, 3 BATH

Whether you're building a modern farmhouse, or want a more classic style, we have you covered

Modern Farmhouse

Classic Farmhouse

Urban Farmhouse

Modern Prairie

Ultra Modern





Start effortlessly planning your dream home today. Guaranteed energy cost savings. Certified healthy. Low maintenance. Live life on your terms with a BrightLeaf home.

 If you'd like to learn more about the BrightLeaf Homes building experience, jump over to our Building Process section and view our Pre-Close and Post-Close processes. 

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I cannot express how happy I have been to work with BrightLeaf Homes! BrightLeaf offered the perfect solution for several of my clients that had exhausted the inventory of existing homes, but still failed to find a match for their family needs. They were able to locate the right land and also allowed my buyer clients to customize their build both physical…CONTINUE READING

– Agnes Halmon, Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker

Last year, my husband and I were looking for a new home that was close to the city, access to public transportation, within our price range, and didn’t require a lot of updates or fixing up. It was hard finding all those criteria fulfilled in one home. We did find a home we liked, but unfortunately we missed out on it. I took a chance and contacted the bu…CONTINUE READING

– Bernadette & Chris N., Brookfield

We thoroughly enjoy living in our BrightLeaf home. The energy efficiency, open floor plan, passive solar heat and lighting are all great features. Energy bills are less than half of our previous home with 20 percent more square footage. Friends and neighbors always comment on the beauty of the space. The open floor plan gets lots of compliments and everyo…CONTINUE READING

– Martin & Kim C., Brookfield

Building a home was a major life decision for our family. Choosing BrightLeaf made that decision and the experience beyond enjoyable. The team at BrightLeaf was there to help guide us through every step of the way. No concern was too big, or too small. We couldn’t be happier with our home, and couldn’t have selected a better team to build it.


– Carol & Abe R., Brookfield

BrightLeaf Homes is an excellent home builder, and delivers a positive buying experience from the initial meeting, through closing, and beyond! I represented buyers for a BrightLeaf home in Forest Park, and the relationship with Rick and Scott was invaluable in my client’s decision to move forward with confidence. BrightLeaf Homes is the first builder I h…CONTINUE READING

– Doug Stachowiak, Realtor, Best Chicago Properties