Once Upon a Time in St. Charles

Appears in the January 2024 issue.

A custom-built home with a storybook setting

Outside the St. Charles manor

While there are no actual turrets or gingerbread, the manor at 4N964 Dover Hill Road in St. Charles, now on the market for $2.65 million, has a fairy-tale feel. “The setting of this home is incredible—the approach driveway over a bridge, the winding stream, the water feature,” says listing agent Jay Rodgers of the Rodgers Group in St. Charles.

The kitchen and media room in the St. Charles manor

Inside the timber-accented and vine-covered stone structure, there’s even more exposed timber beams across the more than 8,000 square feet of living space, as well as custom millwork and built-ins throughout, an impressive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the great room, and an intricately detailed bar in the English lookout lower level (which also boasts a wine cellar and media room).

The pool area of the St. Charles manor

Out back, the lushly landscaped 2.2-acre grounds feature a freeform pool with pool house, a pond and waterfall, fire pit, outdoor fireplace, and built-in grill station. All poised for a happily ever after.


Photos: Miguel Ramirez, Next Door Photos