Home Court Advantage

Appears in the July 2022 issue.

While “Go outside and play” may be a standard parenting line, it needs a slight tweak in the context of this custom-built home near downtown Downers Grove. The indoor sport court—complete with basketball hoop, working scoreboard, and sauna/steam shower with lockers—makes “stay inside and play” a very tempting prospect. And for those who prefer the role of spectator to that of competitor, the lower-level media lounge and wet bar are perfect places to take in all the action on the court below.

The 8,409-square-foot home offers six bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms (including the primary suite, with fireplace and spa bath), a well-appointed main-floor office, an open kitchen outfitted with custom cabinetry and high-end appliances, and a light-filled family room with views of the two paver patios and the yard. The expansive front porch, meanwhile, makes for excellent place to sit and relax before or after the big game. 

“Every aspect of this home has been thoughtfully curated to effortlessly entertain in style,” notes listing agent Dawn McKenna of Coldwell Banker. “Not many homes in the area have an indoor sport court for year-round fun.”  

5319 Blodgett Ave., Downers Grove  
$2.5 million list price

Property Photos courtesy of Pineapple Labs and Erin Konrath. Willowbrook Renderings by Wight & Company