Classic Stunner

Appears in the December 2021 issue.

The timeless personality of this home on  Washington Street in Hinsdale shines from the moment a visitor drives up the tree-lined block.

“I think the house sits superbly on the lot. The curb appeal is stellar,” listing agent Dawn McKenna says. “This house will look good in 10 years, it would’ve looked good 10 years ago, and it looks good today. It’s a classic.”

Built just four years ago on a third of an acre near Hinsdale’s picturesque downtown, the house offers five bedrooms and six and a half baths in its more than 8,200 square feet. Neutral tones and thoughtful touches are the hallmarks of the home’s timeless quality, McKenna says. Traditional and modern are fused together seamlessly, with interior design by Nate Berkus Associates.

“Every single inch of this house has been thought out,” she says, “and the finishes … are some of the nicest we’ve seen in Hinsdale.”

McKenna points to the way the pantry/mudroom keeps potential messes organized and out of sight as evidence of the house’s creative design. Likewise, the office—set overlooking the front of the property—allows busy parents to watch for children returning from school.

With a view of downtown Hinsdale from the third floor, the home puts restaurants, shopping, parks, school, and even commuter trains within walking distance. 

“Everybody—especially considering the year and three-quarters we’ve been through—loves the idea of walking to get a bite to eat,” McKenna said. “The location is ideal.”

For the times a family wants to stay home together or to entertain, the house offers three family centers on the main floor—a family room, a sunroom, and a lounge—as well as a finished basement with an exercise room, a full bar, and a wine cellar. $3,995,000 | 314 S. Washington St., Hinsdale 

Photo courtesy Dawn Mckenna Group