Casual Comfort—Home is where the Hearth is for this Family Friendly House in Southeast Naperville

May 2016 View more

Photography by: Norman Sizemore

quick tour

Year House Built: 2014

Architect: A.E.S.

Builder: Huber Homes LLC

Designer: Vedco Design Group

Total Home Square Footage: 4,200 sq ft, plus 2,000 sq ft basement

Lot Size: Just over one acre

General Location: Southeast Naperville


  • Sonos system with outdoor sound.
  • Oversized patio with outdoor kitchen, plus covered patio with outdoor fireplace.
  • Master bedroom has sitting room with 16 foot ceiling, master bath with double head/rain shower, heated floors, and fireplace.
  • Custom kitchen with gas oven/stove plus second electric oven, custom cabinets with glass faced hutch and cabinets for art collection, and Butler’s Pantry.
  • Five fireplaces including one in office, outside, basement and double sided fireplace in family room.
  • Dog shower and heated garage.
  • Petrified wood sink in guest bathroom.
  • Custom handmade cabinets throughout.
  • Finished basement with a custom bar, wine cellar,and heated floor.

Meet your neighbors

Number of years in Naperville: 15

Number of years in house: 1.5 

Favorite room in this house: The hearth room is a favorite for so many reasons. First, it is filled with light from the abundance of east and south facing windows. It shares a fireplace with the family room and is a cozy, place to snuggle with the dogs on a cold winter morning. It has hand painted ceilings.

Favorite thing about Naperville: Hands down the schools! Both of our kids graduated from Naperville Central. Having lived in many states, it’s amazing how the opportunities for academic success are so important in Naperville. Our kids were well prepared for college and our daughter is even graduating a semester early thanks to her preparation in the Naperville schools.

A family tradition you’d like to share: Every Valentine’s Day since the kids were little, we’ve had an indoor picnic. Even though the kids are at school, we still have one. Also, as a mixed religion family, we have instilled in our kids the importance of appreciating those who do not share similar beliefs. On passover, we make a point to invite people of many faiths to learn about the holiday. We’re not a religious family, but learning and teaching history is so important to us.

Anything else you’d like to share: What a great adventure it was building this house. The house is beautifully solid. The architecture is so open and sunny. One room flows right into the next.