Tag: Luxury

Two new Hinsdale 6-bedrooms, $2.2M apart

There’s hardly a home buyer alive who needs to be told that homes with similar bedroom and bath counts in the same community can vary widely in price. Location, lot size, the quality of finishes, square footage, school district, architecture and a host of other factors can account for differences in price. If you’re looking... Read more »

A meticulously maintained 12,000 square foot Oak Brook home

Our tour of this estate begins with a golf cart ride around its 6 landscaped acres – fitting, given the home’s proximity to Butler National and the Oak Brook Golf Club. The grounds include formal gardens, broad expanses of lawn, an in-ground pool with hot tob and pool house, and a lighted tennis court. The... Read more »

Condo-style amenities planned for new Lisle apartments

Opus Development recently issued a news release announcing plans to build a 310-unit luxury apartment complex, to be called Arboretum Landmark, in Lisle. According to the news release: Arboretum Landmark will feature condo-style amenities, including an outdoor heated swimming pool, relaxing patio area, communal gas grills, outdoor fire pit, fitness center, access to the building’s... Read more »

A sprawling newer home in Western Springs Old Town North

Western Springs is situated between La Grange and Hinsdale. The attractions of Western Springs, apart from its small-town atmosphere, include its easy access to downtown Chicago by Metra, good expressway access to O’Hare and Midway Airports, excellent schools and parks, a varied housing stock and a pedestrian-friendly downtown. The 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath, 3-car garage... Read more »

A builder's custom model for sale in Plainfield

You’ll typically get a more intelligent perspective on how a home lives when you see it through the eyes of the builder. The 4,800 square foot home at 26104 Stewart Ridge in Plainfield was built by Christyn as a showplace model for the Northern Illinois Homebuilders’ Cavalcade of Homes. A great deal of thought and... Read more »

Is this the best front porch in La Grange?

If it isn’t, it’s hard to imagine a better one. Some might contend, however, that the deep setback from the street of this two-level porch and balcony detracts from one of a porch’s primary functions, inviting impromptu conversations with passersby. Others might quibble with its location at 327 S La Grange Rd, a main thoroughfare... Read more »

A spate of superlatives in Hinsdale for $4,699,900

Start with an architecture firm with aspirations of being “the best design firm in the western suburbs.” Add a builder that touts itself as “one of the premier custom home builders in the Hinsdale area.” Produce a 9,010 square foot, 6-bedroom home with 6 full and 2 half baths in a walk-to-town Hinsdale location. Has... Read more »

Every great home is full of surprises

You’re in a time warp as you pass through the tiny Village of Wayne along Army Trail Road. Except for the cars, the scene isn’t much different than it would have been 100 years ago. The traffic slows to observe a 25 mile an hour limit, and the entire pace of life seems to slow... Read more »

A beautifully staged new home in Naperville

Late last week and early this week I headed out to Naperville for a before-and-after video shoot of a newly-built home that was being staged prior to being listed in the MLS. The video was sponsored by Brook Furniture Rental, which teamed up with Chris DeBoo of Simply Staging to transform bare rooms into spaces... Read more »

The staircase makes a statement in St Charles

The foyer and grand front staircase at 5N130 Goldenrod in St Charles make a statement: prepare to be impressed by this home. The back staircase makes a statement of its own: convenience was considered in the design of this home. There’s little doubt that the home offers an unusual wealth of detailing at its $975,000... Read more »