Entertaining Enclave—Downtown Naperville Home Offers Numerous Options to Entertain Family and Friends

February 2016 View more

Photography by: Greg Shapps

Quick Tour

Year House Built: 2014
Architect: Meyer Design
Builder: Lakewest Custom Homes
Designer: Homeowner
Total Home Square Footage: 3,850
Lot Size: 50 x 172
General Location: Downtown Naperville


  • Four bedrooms each with ensuite bath.
  • 4.5 bathrooms.
  • Covered back patio semi enclosed with stone bar and walls with full stone masonry fireplace.
  • Heated detached three car garage with upstairs.
  • Extensive stone work in the backyard between house and garage creates a courtyard setting.
  • Second floor laundry.
  • Butler’s pantry and wine bar with barrel vault ceiling.
  • Decorative ceiling detail throughout the home.
  • Wide plank hickory floors throughout.
  • First floor deck with floor to ceiling custom built-ins downstairs.
  • Custom closets in every bedroom.
  • Dream master bath with floor to ceiling natural stone and custom walk-in shower.
  • Mud room with built in lockers, planning desk and island.
  • Chef’s kitchen with Wolf and Subzero appliances, center island, walk-in pantry, custom cabinetry, three inch quartz counter tops and peninsula.

Meet your Neighbors

Number of years in Naperville: We have lived in Naperville for nearly 25 years and have enjoyed the transformation of the city over time. We decided to move downtown to be closer to all the amenities that Naperville has to offer and have found the city to have just about everything you need to make it a walkable, livable, and enjoyable place to call home.

Favorite room in this house: Our home is all about family and friends. We have a large extended family and the house is wonderful for entertaining large groups. Every inch of the house is utilized between the large front porch with swing to the back patio with built-in grill, bar, TV, and stone fireplace.

It’s hard to choose one thing we love about our home, but I think it would be its welcoming layout to entertain. The open floor plan makes it conducive for large parties but it feels very intimate too. Unique ceiling designs such as the coffered ceiling in family room, bead board in kitchen and raised ceilings in the foyer help make it feel warm and inviting, along with the stone fireplace in the family room. The hickory deep mocha colored wood floors are almost indestructible, they’ve been tested many times in the first year between hosting a Super Bowl party, our niece’s engagement party, our son’s 21st birthday and thanksgiving for our family.

Favorite thing about Naperville: We love living downtown. Many Friday’s we park our cars and won’t get back into them again until Monday morning. We love to walk everywhere. Walk to train to go to Chicago, walk to church and downtown shopping, nightlife, and wonderful cuisine. We also have taken advantage of all the wonderful festivals, and outings that are located in the downtown area.

A family tradition you’d like to share: Our location is awesome for all of the parades too. We see most from our front porch. Our newest tradition is family and friends joining us for breakfast before the parades and we usually end up cooking out after or walking to a nearby pub to finish the day.