UltraModern Hideaway

Appears in the September 2021 issue.

Tucked inside an area between I-55, I-294, and the Des Plaines River—surrounded by several forest preserves—is this spectacular two-acre property featuring a majestic and modern home. Despite the proximity to major highways, a private drive winding through the wooded property gives a sense of seclusion. Listing agent Diana Ivas from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices thinks that privacy is one of the home’s special attributes. “It’s way back from the road,” she says. “Even though you see no other house, it’s so close to the Burr Ridge Village Center for restaurants and shopping, and the schools are excellent. The topography of Burr Ridge is also unique—the hills are really nice.” The five-bedroom, seven-bath house has 9,372 square feet of living space, with soaring two-story views of the property from the main living areas. Hinsdale-based Cirrus Design Build engineered wide steel expanses to create structural integrity while keeping a striking design aesthetic. Fitness buffs will love the workout room and sauna indoors, while a saltwater pool, an outdoor kitchen, and a tennis court can be enjoyed during warm-weather months. “It’s just a great house for entertaining,” says Ivas. “It’s a large house, but it’s cozy. It makes you feel really welcome.” $2,980,000 | 11300 79th St., Burr Ridge 

Photo by Chris Cunningham/Portraits of Home