June 8, 2020

Geneva IL Real Estate-710 Dow Avenue

Gorgeous Geneva home, large private beautiful yard, and short walk to town & train!




Looking for the perfect home that has charm, elegance, and updated features with a FABULOUS location? Close to train, town, and shopping---this lot offers mature trees, professional landscaping, and privacy! UPDATES: addition added, Refinished hardwood, Canned lighting (2007) Kitchen remodel and appliances (2014) Surround sound basement (2015) Finished basement (2016) Sprinkler system, Lennox furnace and Daiken A/C (2017), Updated garage and added second floor, New Lennox A/C and furnace combo second floor, Painted exterior windows (2018) Fence, Storm windows, Downstairs bath updated (2019). Enjoy the good life in this highly desirable floor plan--open,airy rooms flow effortlessly into each other---allowing for easy everyday living or entertaining! 9' ceilings, beautiful original pocket doors, lead glass windows, and built-in custom china cabinet. Tasteful updates enhance original pillars, woodwork, flooring and other features, but offer a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, granite, and original wood flooring. Master bedroom and master bath are a welcoming retreat after the end of the day. Home was on the famed Geneva garden walk. Large private fenced yard loaded with gorgeous perennials, pergola, and a custom built outdoor bar and grill with granite counter tops. Amazing for entertaining! Walk to town and train and enjoy everything Geneva has to offer!

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May 22, 2020

South Elgin IL Real Estate-1201 Brookside Drive

New Listing In Thornwood With St. Charles Schools:  $469,000


One of the nicest lots in Thornwood--no neighbors to the left or behind you! Gorgeous home offering a total of 5 bedrooms and first floor den/office. 2-Story foyer with custom staircase, living room, dining room with Bamboo flooring, wainscoting, and outstanding gourmet kitchen with upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and HUGE breakfast bar---great for entertaining or everyday living! Panoramic views from your garden window above sink, pantry AND butler pantry. Generous dinette with doors to a fabulous screened porch to relax and watch the great outdoors! Two-story family room with floor-to-ceiling fireplace and wall of windows, Bamboo flooring, custom mantle, fluted cased openings and crown molding! First floor den with laminate flooring, laundry and powder room. Enjoy your spacious master suite with volume ceiling, walk-in-closets and vaulted bath with skylights, granite vanities with dual sinks, whirlpool, and separate shower. Other 3 bedrooms ALL have volume ceilings, walk-in-closets and share large hall bath with dual sinks! Deep-pour finished basement boasts recreation and game rooms, bedroom, full bath and storage. Everyone's dream--Bamboo flooring (2019), roof sealed (2018), fenced yard (2019), brick paver patio, exterior upgraded lighting, exterior painted (2019), reverse osmosis, basement carpeting (2017), sump pump and battery back-up (2017), sprinkler system, professionally landscaped yard which backs to walking trails and park! Thornwood subdivision offers outdoor pool, clubhouse, tennis and basket ball courts and has an elementary school! Move in ready! Make your dreams come true! Enjoy the "good life!"

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May 21, 2020

Yorkville IL Real Estate-2942 Ellsworth Drive


New Home For Sale In Yorkville $274,900

"Move-In Ready" home with a 3-Car Garage on a private, fenced yard backing to mature trees. NEW Roof 2020/Freshly painted interior 2020/New Granite counters 2020/Fence painted 2020/NEW furnace, water heater, and humidifier in Dec 2018. Three large bedrooms and wonderful loft/play room area. Open, airy floor plan boasts bright living room and separate dining room---great for entertaining or everyday living! Kitchen with island, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and eating area with sliding glass doors leading to brick paver patio. Kitchen is adjacent to the family room which has 4 windows and a gas fireplace. 2nd floor laundry. Spacious master suite with walk-in-closet and big master bath offers double sinks, separate tub & shower. Hall bath has double sinks and tub/shower. Full basement with bath rough-in & radon mitigation system. Enjoy the wonderful pool and clubhouse in the subdivision! 3 car garage to store cars, toys, and yard equipment. Great lot! Just move in and enjoy the summer on your front porch or in your private fenced backyard


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May 14, 2020

St Charles IL Real Estate-3826 Grand View Court



New Home For Sale St. Charles:  $544,900


 Looking for "Farmhouse Chic" nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac lot in one of the nicest subdivisions in St. Charles? Custom built by John Hall, this home offers a very versatile, open floor plan---great for entertaining and everyday living! You will love the inviting front porch with plenty of seating space to relax and "watch the world go by," or chat with friends. Home offers hardwood flooring, transoms, crown molding, large kitchen open to family room, and flex room on 2nd floor. Fabulous spot to work from home---den/office boasts 4 windows to allow for natural light. Huge chef's kitchen features commercial Viking stove with 6 burners and griddle, double oven with custom range hood above--stainless steel appliances, granite counters, tile back splash...Spacious eating area with doors to brick paver patio and panoramic seasonal views! Family room offers built-in cabinet for TV and dual sided fireplace with tile surround. The adjoining sun room has brick surround fireplace, easy care tile floor, and wonderful vistas. The second floor consists of tray ceiling master bedroom with walk-in-closet, master bath with whirlpool, glass block shower, and dual sinks. The other 3 bedrooms also have walk-in-closets for storage and utilize ample bath with dual sinks and tub/shower. Second floor laundry is extremely convenient and there is a "flex" room that offers MUCH potential for 3rd bath, craft area, exercise room---whatever you wish!!! Basement is waiting to be finished and has a rough-in for a bath. Enjoy the brick paver patio this summer and toast marshmallows or S'mores over the fire pit! 3-car side-loading garage. Updates include: Interior and exterior painted 2020...Hardwood refinished 2020...Sump pump 2020...Re-landscaped 2019...Water heater 2018...Furnace and A/C 2013...Highly advantageous location close to schools, shopping, restaurants, walking paths, and road access in all directions.

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May 5, 2020

St Charles IL Real Estate-912 Viewpointe Drive



 New Home For Sale in St. Charles: $374,900

HARD TO FIND RANCH! Enjoy the good life with lawn maintenance and show shoveling done for you while you walk to town, restaurants, river, and shopping. All main rooms on the first floor have gleaming hardwood (except master suite and office)) for easy living. Large kitchen has NEW appliances (September 2019--never used with 1 year warranty) cook top, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator, tons of cabinet space, and doors to deck with panoramic views to enjoy while dining! Family room has custom fireplace and is open to kitchen dining area. Vaulted 13 ft ceiling in the first floor office or library and dining room for fabulous entertaining area! First floor master suite has two walk-in closets and private bath with whirlpool and separate shower. Finished walkout lower level boasts a huge recreation room with second custom fireplace, a dry bar, two bedrooms and a full bath with double sinks---great for in-law arrangement, guests, or people who want privacy! Private lower deck with porch swing connects to upper level deck off kitchen eating area. Updates include: Appliances 2019...Fresh, neutral interior paint throughout 2019...A/C and furnace 2017...Washer and dryer 2018...Water heater 2014...Wonderful, private enclave of "custom" homes---secluded, but close to everything is waiting for you! 

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May 5, 2020

South Elgin IL Real Estate-583 Cole Drive


New listing in Thornwood:  $469,700- SOLD

Timeless, classic brick front beauty with tons of upgrades and updates to make this YOUR PERFECT home! 4 bedrooms +1 in finished English basement with full bath...1st floor den/office can also be used as 5th bedroom...Two-story family room with brick fireplace that opens into remodeled chef's kitchen with custom island/breakfast bar, granite counter tops, brick back splash, and pantry...Newer refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washer, and dryer. Upgraded lighting--inside and out! Freshly painted interior! Wrought iron spindles...Large tray ceiling master bedroom suite offers walk-in closet, sitting area and luxury bath with whirlpool, separate shower and double sinks. One bedroom has a private bath and other 2 bedrooms have a "Jack-and Jill" bath. Finished deep-pour English basement (which was just updated with new carpeting, paint, & lighting) offers recreation room, fabulous bar area with brick bar and "wood" flooring, (pool/ping pong table stays), bedroom, full bath, and two storage areas! NEWER roof (2018) and updated irrigation system! Small fenced wrought iron area on side of home--dogs, garden, etc. Maintenance free deck to enjoy this summer as well as the subdivisions parks, pool, clubhouse, tennis and basketball courts, and walking trails around pond. Corron Elementary School located in the subdivision. You deserve the best that the Thornwood subdivision has to offer

Posted in Listings
April 29, 2020

Really Raw Renovations-Kitchen & Dining Room Remodel

St. Charles house on a beautiful wooded acre lot, but had this old kitchen and dining room.  So my clients decided to remodel the kitchen, blast out the dining room wall, and make it all one gorgeous functional space.  New flooring, light fixtures, cabinets, added island, counter tops, back-splash, and appliances.   Love it!!!!!




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April 28, 2020

Homes For Sale Huntley IL-10795 Allegheny Pass



NEW PRICE: $349,900

Looking for an impeccable home with numerous updates and upgrades close to walking trails, library, Centegra Hospital and Healthbridge Fitness Center? THIS IS THE HOME FOR YOU!!! 9 ft ceilings on the first floor, expanded family room and master suite, freshly painted interior, and professionally landscaped with brick borders. Vaulted living room and dining room with hardwood flooring (new window treatments throughout accept living rm). Updated kitchen with 42" cabinetry, additional cabinets in the eating area, new gray/white Thunder granite counters, new garbage disposal, 2 new stainless steel sinks, new dishwasher, newer stove, refrigerator, microwave, and new Moen Center Pull faucet. Kitchen is open to eating area which opens to family room for great entertaining or everyday living! First floor den--great for home office--less commuting--laundry and updated powder room. Second floor offers new carpeting throughout and the staircase...Expanded master suite with large walk-in closet, and luxury bath with upgraded ceramic tile and stone base shoe, soaking tub, double vanity with dual sinks, and separate shower. Three other bedrooms share updated hall bath with sink and tub/shower and new ceramic tile and stone base shoe. Full basement with rough-in bath and new carpeting down the stairs---just waiting to be finished! Enjoy your brick paver patio to relax and unwind after a hard day at work! 



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April 20, 2020

Really Raw Renovations-Family Room Transformation

Walls were knocked down, all new floors, all new paint, new lighting, all white trim, updated ceiling fans, and updated sliding glass doors.  A complete makeover, from closed off and wasted space, to a functional fantastic open concept!




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April 14, 2020

Really Raw Renovations-Staircase Transformation


Rooms can be completely  transformed by slightly updating just one small space.  See what a past client of ours did to their foyer & staircase!



Owners went with bigger trim and a custom look on the stairway. Craftsmen feel with simple molding detail. Trim from Windsor One trim. Benjamin Moore super white on the trim, staircase risers and spindles with BM revere pewter on the walls.


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