Who says exclusive features and idyllic aesthetics have to verge on being priceless? A Victorian beauty set in All-American Downers Grove, Illinois, is the antithesis of such wisdom. Listed for $1.095 million, this stunning home is a reborn masterpiece from its 1893 original.
Completely restored and recently modernized, this four-bedroom, four-bath family home sits at the top of Fairmount Avenue, a baseball toss from beautiful Randall Park, and a score of other community centers. The upgraded 3,100-square-foot home is a perfect blend of period charm and modern convenience. Entering from the stone porch at the front, the house opens up into a highly livable but ultimately elegant family space, with hardwood floors throughout.
The outside wrap-around porches and deck of the home cradle the restored original grand staircase, sumptuous trim and moldings, and brilliant interior design aspects. An expanded gourmet kitchen with a six-burner oven also features a butler pantry, expansive cabinets, and every modern convenience. There’s a breakfast nook, a formal dining room, a cozy family room, and a heated sunroom on the first floor.
Upstairs, there are three large bedrooms, an office, a laundry room, a large bath with a walk-in shower, and generous closet space. On the third level, a huge master suite features a stunning bathroom with a walk-in shower, a soaking tub, and double walk-in closets. Remote-controlled skylights bathe the owner’s suite in ambient light, with a walk-in attic area providing additional storage space.
Outside, large professionally landscaped lawns have integrated irrigation. In the basement below, a half-bath and a large utility room are connected to a massive three-car garage to finish off this extraordinary home located in one of Chicago’s most popular suburban villages.
If your American dream includes a perfect house in a town where they still hold Soap Box Derbies, consider this Victorian stunner set just a few short blocks from downtown Downers Grove. There, you’ll find a score of fabulous shops, boutiques, restaurants, and countless community, nature, and sporting events year-round.
5256 Fairmont Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois
3,100 square feet
– Idyllic neighborhood
– Architectural home
– Custom features throughout
– Recent upgrades
Baird & Warner