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Glancer Magazine

COVER STORY | Farmhouse Chic, Kendall


This month's cover feature highlights beautiful west suburban homes in our west suburban magazines– each with a touch of farmhouse inspiration. From unique exterior facades to charming interior design and decor– these homes with leave a lasting impression. Each property is also available and on the market, which makes the dream of owning one of them within your reach.


ABOUT THE PROPERTY 55 Chippewa Drive, Oswego When you first walk into this home from the flagstone patio with exterior fireplace and through the oversized 4-foot, red-painted front door into the grand foyer and gallery, you will note this is like no other home you have seen before. This stunning dairy farm barn conversion is nestled in the Oswego countryside with idyllic views of rolling landscape and horse pastures. The original farm was built after World War 1 and converted to this artistically designed 10,200 square foot luxury home from 1994-1997. Exposed beams of the original timber frame as well as beautiful 12-inch wide pine boards remind you of the grand history here. The picturesque grand waterfall staircase leads up to the main level which showcases one huge open room including kitchen, dining room, family room, wet bar, another dining space surrounded by a library of books and a living room with a massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace – big enough to stand in. Kitchen cabinets and the extensively long island are made from repurposed dairy barn siding but accented with top-of the line Viking and Thermador appliances. Tree branches have been used for railings and the third-floor bedroom has bunk beds made through a tree to resemble a treehouse. It just doesn’t get more farmhouse chic than this.

MEET THE REALTORS Ryan Kurtz and Mike Waseen, john greene Realtor A former teacher at Aurora Christian School, Ryan Kurtz felt moved to a new career in helping others with one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives. As a real estate broker, he enjoys guiding his clients through the sales process and making it as easy as possible. Mike was initially more interested in real estate from the investment standpoint, but through his own experiences saw the importance of having a higher level of service in the transactions. “From day one of becoming a broker, it was my goal to provide world class customer service,” says Mike. Both Ryan and Mike are members of john greene’s President’s Club and Top Producer Club. For more information about 55 Chippewa Drive visit



Special Thanks to Each of these Local Area Real Estate Agents for Sharing their Featured Farmhouse Chic-Inspired Properties with Our Editorial Team for this Month's Cover Feature



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