Home Court Advantage—Naperville Home Offers Entertaining Options for Family and Guests

November 2015 View more

Photography by: Greg Shapps

Quick Tour

Year House Built: 2014
Architect: Meyer Design
Builder: Lakewest Custom Homes
Decorator: Mark Norkaitis of Room 363
Total Home Square Footage: 7,800, including finished basement
Lot Size: 2.3 acres
General Location: Central Naperville


  • Custom built mahogany entry door with beveled diamond side lites welcomes you into the foyer with stone walls and herringbone hickory floor inlay.
  • Chef’s kitchen includes vaulted ceiling and custom beam detail with Savoy light fixtures. Bader custom cabinetry with applied molding detail, 48” Wolf cook-top, 48” Sub Zero refrigerator, 30” double Wolf ovens, 30” Steam Oven, Miele dishwasher, second island sink and walk-in pantry.
  • Fully integrated home technology with distributed audio, video, and security.
  • 5” hand-scrapped hickory flooring through first floor and second floor hall.
  • Dual sided butler pantry with sink and beverage refrigerator connects kitchen to the dining room. The dining room is flanked with a floor to ceiling stone wall and a Schonbek chandelier.
  • Hearth room with custom cherry coffered ceiling, stone fireplace and leaded glass diamond beveled windows.
  • Circular music room connected to library with floor to ceiling built-in shelving.
  • Sun room off of kitchen with antique transom window, stone fireplace with custom iron forged doors.
  • Mudroom with custom lockers, second set of laundry utilities, additional refrigerator, and full bathroom.
  • Master suite with sitting room and morning bar with beverage fridge. Carrera marble detailing throughout the master bathroom with soaking garden tub, walk-in shower, dual vanities and make-up counter. Walk-in closet with island and custom built-ins. Direct bathroom access to an additional den.
  • Three additional second floor bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets.
  • Office sits on a half-story between first and second floors with built-in desk and bookcases and alder paneling.
  • Irish Pub basement with custom bar and an additional dishwasher, Perlick beverage refrigerator, Perlick two tap kegarator, Scottsman ice maker and custom restored farm pully light fixtures.
  • Basement also features a sport court with commercial caged lighting and custom wall mats, fifth bedroom with full bathroom, tumbled travertine flooring and 120” projector screen with surround sound.
  • A Porte Cochere, two deck spaces, paver patio and 2.3 acres allows for plenty of gathering space outdoors.

Meet your neighbors

Number of years in Naperville: 10 years
Number of years in house: 1 year
Favorite room in this house: We enjoy spending time in our four seasons sunroom. This rounded room faces the southeast and its exposure makes it a bright and airy space. From this room we have the perfect view of our children and dogs playing in the yard. In the winter, the fireplace keeps us cozy as we have coffee, play board games and read with the kids. We chose to build in this location because we fell in love with the mature trees and open spaces. Of course, the children enjoy the basketball room in the basement, especially in the long winter months. The basement has proven to be an excellent space to entertain friends and family. As avid hockey, soccer and college football fans, we’ve found the open floor plan makes it a perfect gathering place to cheer on our favorite teams!
Favorite thing about Naperville: The best thing about Naperville is the multitude of excellent schools to choose from, both public and Catholic, with several schools being nationally recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools. The library system and Naperville Park District were a huge draw for us when we moved here as a young family. The bustling downtown area as well as the Riverwalk give Naperville the small town feel that we want our children to have while growing up. There are too many “best things” about Naperville to pick just one!