Park Place

Appears in the February 2024 issue.

This Naperville home has the best of both worlds

The exterior of the Naperville home

The sweet spot for many homebuyers is something that offers easy access to downtown and open space (in the form of either a great neighborhood park or a substantial lot—or both). Custom-built by the current owners in 2007, this six-bedroom Naperville home at 60 Forest Avenue, currently on the market for $2.6 million, hits that sweet spot pretty squarely. Boasting a sizable backyard on its nearly half-acre lot, the home also backs up to West Greens Park and is just blocks away from Centennial Beach and the Riverwalk. And when playtime is over, the kids can head out from the wraparound porch to walk to three nearby District 203 schools.

The kitchen and downstairs bar area of the Naperville home

But the appeal of this property is far more than just its location. Inside, high-end finishes and woodwork abound throughout the four floors, including in an impressive kitchen (with a massive island), a cozy family room with stone fireplace, an oversized formal dining room, a finished basement with full bar setup, and a light-filled three-seasons room—plus a four-car garage.

The patio area of the Naperville home

It all adds up to something of a unicorn property for those looking for the best of Naperville right at their doorstep. “It’s so rare to get both a large yard and the large house size in downtown Naperville,” says listing agent Bridget Salela of Coldwell Banker’s the Ville Team. “Here, you get it all plus so much more.”


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