This gorgeous 1920’s bungalow is located in the popular Aurora University area on the west side of the city. Oozing with lots of charm including a covered porch with swing and the classic gables and decorative roof supports, this home features many updates…Continue reading →
Beautiful High-end Townhome With First-Floor Master Suite
On Aurora’s far west side, there are several subdivisions that have been built since 2000 that include both homes and townhomes with modern and stylish appointments. Perhaps one of the prime examples is Westwind Oaks near Orchard Road and Indian Trail. This small subdivision of perhaps 50 townhomes is well-known for featuring some of the most beautiful properties in the area. 1288 Oakleaf is an outstanding example of everything Westwind Oaks has to offer. Start with an ideal location just minutes to I-88 – this property is also located right next to the popular Vaughan Athletic Center so a quick 2 minute walk through a nature preserve gives you access to high-quality strength and conditioning equipment, an aquatic center, track, basketball courts and much more. The subdivision features an excellent community where the residents know each other and hosts several free events each year for residents. 1288 Oakleaf is actually one of only a few ground-level townhomes with a first-floor master bedroom. Located in the perfect spot, the property backs to a large pond and nature preserve. You can’t get better than this at this price. Lets talk about some of the most popular features found in this townhome:
Perhaps the most striking feature of 1288 Oakleaf is the exterior. With 3/4 brick construction, the exterior incorporates natural stone and an impressive elevation to make the home particularly appealing from the curb. The entry features a small courtyard with garden and this home also includes a private patio with views of the pond and preserve. When you enter the home, one of the first things you come to is the kitchen. The large kitchen includes premium maple cabinets and a large center island with breakfast bar. All appliances stay with the home and include refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and above-the-range microwave. The kitchen leads directly into the dining room. With enough room for even the largest dining room table, a bay window also leads out to the private patio.Continue reading →
Gorgeous Executive Home Backs to Nature Preserves
Many of today’s high-end homebuyers are looking for fairly similar features – a larger home with well-appointed interior in a location that’s both near everything yet provides privacy and seclusion. Many homes and areas provide one or a few of these but rarely all. One community that does is Verona Ridge Subdivision on the far west side of Aurora. These semi-custom homes built by Orleans Builders are located in the perfect area – with easy access to I-88 and prime shopping destinations. Yet the community is tucked back in acres of nature preserves. A gentle stream winds its way through the community and hiking trails crisscross the area and interconnect with miles of other nature trails. If this sounds like a setting you appreciate, continue reading to learn more about one of my newest listings at 833 Verona Ridge Drive.
When you pull up to 833 Verona Ridge Drive, the first thing that strikes you is the ideal location – on a cul-de-sac and just a couple minutes walk to the nearby Orchard Valley Golf Course. The home is located up on a small rise that overlooks the tranquil nature preserves it backs to. The way the home sits and the fact that there are no back neighbors gives this home an overall feeling of peace and seclusion. The exterior of 833 Verona Ridge is quite striking with a beautiful upgraded elevation and front porch. The 3-car garage is a side-load so the front of the home looks tidy. The home sits on nearly a half-acre lot – perhaps one of the best in the entire community. In the back, the home features a raised cedar deck and a walk-out basement.Continue reading →
In perhaps one of the biggest real estate news stories of the spring, Two Brothers Brewing Company announced Tuesday evening that it had purchsed the former America’s Roundhouse in Aurora. Two Brothers Brewing Company is owned by co-founders Jason and Jim Ebel and currently operates a microbrewery and tap house in Warrenville. Two Brothers has been in operation since 1996 and has been constantly expanding – adding additional capacity and additional types of beer seemingly every year. Two Brothers beers have been distributed all over the midwest and have a cult-like following both at home and abroad for championing rare brewing styles and ingredient combinations.
Two Brothers Brewing Company reportedly paid around $1.1 million for the former Walter Payton’s Roundhouse in Aurora with plans to re-structure the operations there. The brewing company has been operating the Two Brothers Tap House in Warrenville for several years and it has become a prime destination for fans of Two Brothers beers. The addition of the huge America’s Roundhouse to the Two Brothers portfolio will no doubt allow the company to expand both its brewing operation as well as hopefully serve as a second brewpub with a central location to downtown Aurora. The Two Brothers facebook page has been abuzz ever since the announcement with fans of the company cheering the deal.Continue reading →
I just launched one of the most advanced real estate search tools on my Illinois real estate website. Learn more about this map-based search and how it revolutionizes Illinois home searching.Continue reading →
Home buyers across Illinois are wondering if the real estate market has hit the bottom. Let’s take a look at some of the factors involved in our Illinois real estate market.Continue reading →