1. Away from it All in Ottawa
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and head west; this is country living at its finest! Built in 1890 and sitting atop 10+ acres, this large two-story home at one time served as a sanctuary for nuns and abuts the beautiful Fox River. Having a history in commercial building, the owners have meticulously restored this 125-year-old beauty, in what daughter Stephanie calls “a labor of love.” Granite countertops, stainless appliances, oak hardwood and travertine floors throughout make this home a timeless classic.
MLS #08793081 - Dan Satre at ERA Naper Realty
2. Breathtaking in Batavia
It’s long been thought that homes with red front doors signify welcoming and good luck, and this home certainly exudes warmth and good fortune. Rich woodwork, spacious yet cozy living spaces, a sweeping staircase that greets you the second you walk in, and bright and sunny window-scapes that allow you to take in the scenic views of this wooded cul-de-sac lot, from almost every room in the house. The owners are downsizing and hope to find buyers who would enjoy raising a family here as much as they did.
MLS #08811887 - Rich Hagmeyer of Baird & Warner
3. Bold Beauty in Burr Ridge
This contemporary home brings new meaning to “stay-cation.” Complete with a home theatre, an indoor basketball/racquetball court, five acres of lush landscape including a pond, and a 50-foot in-ground pool, you will never hear your kids utter the words, “Mom, I’m bored,” again. And this home also lends itself to being a bit of an adult playground as well, with a master bathroom that feels more like a spa and a large balcony off the master bedroom, overlooking the backyard and pond. Your vacation begins the minute you move in!
MLS #08827647 - Joe Thorne of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – LaGrange
4. Wowed in Wheaton
Located in the Academy Highlands neighborhood of Wheaton, aptly named because the development sits on an old military academy grounds, this community is tucked amongst rolling hills and the Illinois Prairie Path. But don’t let the seclusion fool you - the residents of Academy Highlands are known for being very social, hosting many events such as gourmet club, bunko groups and progressive dinners during the holidays. Furthermore, the home’s previous owner is an interior designer so upgrades include modern cabinetry, French doors, and a stunning wood-paneled den. MLS #08830008 - Susann Rhoades of RE/MAX Suburban
5. Gorgeous in Glen Ellyn
Just shy of 110 years old, this home perfectly combines the old with the new. The kitchen has been gorgeously updated and the master bedroom suite is a show-stopper! There’s a lovely porch over the garage that would be a lovely spot for morning coffee as well as a cute little attic nook that is finished – a perfect alcove for crafting or working from home. This 3-bedroom Lake Ellyn home is close to all the action – schools, the train, and downtown Glen Ellyn’s shopping and restaurants are all a stone’s throw away.
MLS #08837903 - Carie Cox of Redfin Real Estate
6. At Your Service in Sugar Grove
Located in the sought-after Black Walnut Trails neighborhood in Sugar Grove, this home was custom built to be handicap accessible. The first floor was designed with wide doorways, a zero-grade shower, and a ramp in the garage. It is complete with a beautiful first-floor master bedroom which features an attached 4-season sunroom. The second floor has a second master suite, a large living room, and two more bedrooms, which makes this a perfect home for a related-living or caregiver situation. MLS #08720782 -Cathy Peters of RE/MAX All Pro Sugar Grove
7. Downright Dazzling in Downers Grove
If new construction tickles your fancy – we have got the home for you! This Randall Park home is being constructed in a modern farmhouse styling and boasts four bedrooms with features like custom cabinets, a finished basement with a bathroom, and a gourmet kitchen. Close to everything: downtown Downers Grove, the train, parks, and schools. The builder, 10 West Development, is the winner of two 2014 Home Builder Association of Greater Chicagoland awards and is based right in Downers Grove. This home has an estimated occupancy date of June 1.
MLS #08826187 - Caroline Neveril of Platinum Partners Realtors