About Lakepointe 1

Lakepointe is a condominium community located in Wauconda on the beautiful banks of Bangs Lake.  The development, which is built on the site of the former "Cooks Picnic Grove", consists of 41 buildings totaling 194 units on approximately 24 acres of scenic property and boasts large landscaped common areas adding to the privacy of each unit.  The project began in 1989 and was completed in 1996.


Amenities include a private beach, lakefront walkway, pool, marina, fishing pier and a picnic area with a gazebo.  


Lakepointe is located a short distance from the police and fire stations, the center of town, local shopping areas, the library and the public schools.  Each unit has its own attached garage and each cul-de-sac contains additional parking for guests.
Mission Statement
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For Emergencies - When calling Janel Santilli during business hours and Janelle  is not immediately available please speak directly with the operator to expedite your concern. Otherwise for non-emergency concerns leave a message in Janelle's voice mailbox.

Janel Santilli - Licensed Community Association Manager jsantilli@fosterpremier.com

Phone: 847 - 459-1222 Extension 3318  


How Lakepointe Began from the developer's point of view:

Excerpts from the Chicago Tribune November 12, 1988

Cook`s Grove Picnic Ground Reshaped For Home Project       

As a boy in the 1950s, Ed Connell picnicked with his parents at Cook`s Grove on Bang`s Lake. In 1997 he became one of its owners.

Connell helped reshape the Grove into Lakepointe, a 24-acre residential development on the shores of Bangs Lake in northwest suburban Wauconda.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/images/pixel.gifPhase one consists of 68 townhouses ranging in size from 1,284 to 1,669 square feet, and in price from $102,990 to $123,990.

Until the 1960s, Cook`s Grove was operated as a private resort and picnic grove by Mertie Cook. It consisted of 25 summer cottages, picnic tables and a few boat moorings on a promontory that extends into Bang`s Lake.

Connell remembers it fondly. ``My folks liked the area so much they spent their second honeymoon in one of the cottages at Cook`s Grove.``

Mrs. Cook operated the Grove until 1964, when she sold it to Mike and Tony Barnas. The Barnas brothers increased the number of picnic tables to nearly 500 and added two water slides. They also rented boats and moorings.

And there`s fishing. Bang`s Lake is said to be one of the clearest lakes in Illinois. It is home to small and largemouth bass, bluegills, sunfish, and crappies.

The Barnas brothers operated the Grove from Memorial Day to Labor Day for 23 years. It became a popular place for company picnics and also was used by day camps.

The Barnases closed down in 1987 and sold the Grove to Connell and his partner, Greg Hummell.

DeGrazia said Lakepointe will retain the traditional character of the Grove by integrating the development into the landscape and trees, the basic contour of the site, and the panoramic views.

``Basically, this will continue to be a quiet grove on a beautiful lake. It will be a community where recreation-picnicking, boating, fishing-will be an important part of daily life, he said. ``It will be a place for families to live and share good times.``

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