Pembroke Estates in Roselle
Pembroke Estates is located in between Gary Avenue and Rodenburg Road and north of Central Avenue in Roselle. This piece of land was formally known as Odlum Farm which was one of two farms that belonged to Gertrude McNaught Odlum. She was a businesswoman, breeder of champion dairy cattle, and a landowner in the northwest suburbs. Mrs. Odlum served on the boards of nine Chicago-based corporations, was Chairman of the Board and a former President and Secretary Treasurer of Duro Metal Products Company of Chicago which was co-founded by her two late husbands in 1917. Her Rolling Acres Farm also won the coveted awards at the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago for both premier exhibitor and premier breeder of Guernsey cattle. That year, she won the purple ribbon for the grand champion Guernsey cow at the exposition for the 5th straight year. In 1989, she sold Odlum Farm, which stretched between Hanover Park and Roselle, to developers for $35-$40 million dollars.
Pembroke Estates was developed by Pasquinelli Construction Company in 1994 and has 288 townhouses in the subdivision. The developer had a goal to offer a streamlined lifestyle with maintenance free stylish homes in the convenience of a Roselle location. Pasquinelli Construction Company was a popular builder that already had over 30 years of experience by the early 1990s. This development drew in a wide variety of buyers that included first time buyers, young professionals, move-up buyers and empty nesters from nearby suburbs and Chicago because they were attracted to the location and the unique floor plans. The 2-story town homes have 2-3 bedrooms, 1 ½ - 2 ½ bathrooms, attached 2 car garages and come in the following models: Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Prestwick, Raleigh, and Stratford. They included many amenities and offered options such as fireplaces, skylights, whirlpool tubs, and basements.
The Village of Roselle offers a quality of life and sense of community that is typically found in small towns but with the incredible convenience of an urban area. Pembroke Estates is perfectly placed in between all that Roselle, Schaumburg, and Bloomingdale have to offer which makes it a great spot to live in. It is within walking distance of the Metra commuter station and close to expressways, all kinds of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment such as the Coach Lite Skate Center, Lynfred Winery and Pollyanna Brewing Company.