Home of the Week: A Stylish Home Just Outside of Chicago
This $1,295,000 home in Hinsdale, Illinois offers the conveniences of a modern home, with unexpected touches that give it charm, warmth and style.
In our newest ‘Home of the Week‘ we move from an estate in Potomac, MD to a wonderfully crafted and stylish home in the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale, Ilinois. Let’s take a look at this truly beautiful 5 bedroom home.
Having just visited downtown Chicago for the first time at our annual Gen Blue Experience, I can honestly say that anyone would be lucky to own such a warm and spacious home so close to all the action the Windy City offers. You have the best of both worlds – world class restaurants and entertainment at your doorstop and a fantastic family home in one of America’s finest communities. Here’s what listing agent Melanie Stone had to say about the finer details of this home listed at just $1,295,000.
“The heart of this home is in the unexpected details. It begins with the vintage doorbell, one that fills the house with a ring-ring-ring that is wonderfully unique. Once inside, there’s a secret box in the foyer, a place to store a small piece of candy or handwritten note.
As you walk through the rest of the house, there is so much more to take note of: the Amish hand-scraped hickory floors, the custom built-ins and the spacious yet practical layout. The first floor is an entertainer’s dream — it is open and inviting. One room leads effortlessly into the next, marked by arched entryways and crown molding.
The oak staircase leads up to bedrooms and charm. On the second floor, the master suite is something to remember. There is a glorious bath, complete with a custom reproduction of an antique vanity. In the bedroom, sun streams in through the Juliet balcony, filling the room with dancing light. The volume ceiling is quite special as well — beadboard with designer finish.
There are two more bedrooms on the second floor and another on the third floor. Each one has an en-suite bath with carefully selected finishes. In the basement, there is yet another bedroom and bath — this one with large, sunny windows.
This home blooms in the spring, hosts backyard gatherings in the summer, screens football games on the lower-level projector filmscreen in the fall and stays cozy in the winter. It is a place to grow up in.”