This home was custom-built with its residents in mind—the perfect central Naperville dwelling for this family of seven.

April 2012 View more

Quick Tour

Year house built and/or renovated: 2008

Architect/builder/designer: Mark Daley

Total home square footage: 5,500 square feet

Lot size: 1/4 to 1/2 acre

General location in Naperville: Central Naperville

At Home in Naperville

  • The Arclinea kitchen features a Carrera marble island, appliance garage, walk-in pantry, beverage fridge, coffee wall system, imported Mugnaini wood-burning pizza oven, Lance Intveld custom kitchen table, stainless steel counters and dual dishwashers.
  • Brazilian walnut floors, Lightology lighting (cove lighting, step lights, pendants, and fans), and custom office cabinetry and window treatments can be found throughout the home.
  • Ann Sacks tile is featured in the dining room and adult powder room. An additional boys powder room on the first floor features a urinal (for our three boys).
  • The home includes two laundry rooms (one upstairs, one downstairs) and a mudroom/locker room, with old-school metal lockers, a gym bench, and graffiti walls that show no handprints.
  • A Control4 system throughout the house provides custom control of the lighting, HVAC, security cameras, and all audio/video systems, including outdoor surround sound on the bluestone patio.
  • A heated garage, heated (radiant) basement floors, and three remote gas fireplaces (in the dining room, family room, and master bedroom/bathroom) keep the home warm.
  • A secret door leads from the toy room to the boys’ bedroom.
  • The master bedroom suite features custom maple wall-to-wall built-in cabinetry, a freestanding cast iron tub, walk-in closet, rain shower with body jet, Hansgrohe fixtures, and a dual vanity.

Meet your Neighbors

Number of years in Naperville: 14

Number of years in house: 4

Favorite room in this house: The kitchen—we love family meals and to entertain. Our favorite meals are centered around the pizza oven; our kids and guests love to create their own pizzas and calzones.

Favorite thing about Naperville: We love being able to walk downtown. I like the boutique shopping, and our kids love Naper Nuts & Sweets. We all love the restaurants and the Riverwalk.

A family tradition: Friday night pizza nights—sometimes it’s just our family, and sometimes we invite friends. We are getting creative with dough and pizza toppings. We are also branching out and cooking seafood, steaks, and dips in the pizza oven. Everything tastes better cooked in a wood-burning oven!