Rooms with a View

May 2019 View more

Waterfront properties in the Chicago suburbs? For a cool $2.5 million–plus, it can be done

This two-acre estate, which overlooks a private natural pond, went on the market last month after a yearlong renovation. Altruistic owners Rich and Carrie Berg have announced they’ll donate half the profits from the project to charity. $2,499,000

5 Berseem Court, Oak Brook
This triple-lot estate will be considered a fixer-upper to most looking in this price range, but 200 feet of waterfront property just off the Tri-State clarifies the main selling point: location, location, location. Remodel the existing home, or tear it down and build the dream, or several, on 3.37 acres in Ginger Creek subdivision. $3,747,000

831 Diane Lane, Naperville
Can a 10,000-square-foot, four-story mansion be cute? If so, this one is sooo adorable. Nestle up to one of six fireplaces, then take a dip in the indoor pool—or the DuPage River, which is just past the fire pit (boy, do these people like fires). When that fatigues you, retire to the master suite or game room/theater via elevator. $2,500,000

511 Jackson Avenue, Naperville
A double lot in downtown Naperville? Priceless. OK, it’s not exactly on the water, but there’s no need to find parking when little Susie wants to swim—this mansion is directly across from Centennial Beach. Stroll to the pool, library, restaurants, and shops, or stay in and cook around a kitchen island that seats 10. $2,490,000

8525 Kearney Road, Downers Grove
This is a suburban steal—for just $2.8 million you get your own private island with a bridge, a lined swimming pond, sand beach, and 52-by-50-foot hangar with a runway. So no worries about where you’ll store the jet. $2,699,000

808 North 5th Avenue, St. Charles
Water, water, everywhere. This estate on almost six wooded acres—including a waterfall and creek—boasts five bedrooms, eight baths, and an in-law suite. You know, for your majordomo (whatever that is). If six acres aren’t enough, add 23 more to explore in the bordering Delnor Woods. $2,495,000

Listing prices current at press date

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