Lee Ave

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CUSTOM HOME :: Bringing this client's wish list to life sure is fun. This family already lived in Downers Grove when they approached us to help them personalize their next home. The result is this Modern English Arts and Crafts style home featuring limestone accents on the front facade and a soft color palette with gray windows and warm white siding. The all-glass front vestibule and attached covered porch with masonry fireplace offer distinctive exterior features. The aesthetic continues inside with clean, crisp white with organic materials like wood and stone. 

Park Ave

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CUSTOM HOME :: After living in, and coming to love the Randall Park neighborhood of Downers Grove this client didn't necessarily want to leave. But they got the itch to build and customize their dream home. When a dream lot across from Randall Park came on the market they knew it was the one for them. After reaching out to friends and neighbors for referrals they came to Oakley to discuss their vision which led us designing this inviting home for them. The wide, expansive brick porch, triple dormers and lower eave line all create a cozy, casual sophistication - and provides the perfect vantage point for the park views. 

Linscott Ave

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CUSTOM HOME :: About 6 months after finishing a separate project in Downers Grove, one of that client's family members approached us about their own custom build. Inspired by their vision for a modern Tudor, we set about designing the architectural plans for their home.  The addition of curved rooflines, doors and windows add great visual interest while the dramatic two story window floods this home's entry with natural light. Inside, rooms were carefully designed with the homeowner's practical use in mind; a desk nook tucked away, an oversized dining space in lieu of a more formal dining room, and a family room with french doors opening to the backyard. Read more about this home HERE.

Seeley Ave

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CUSTOM HOME :: After relocating from the east coast a few years ago, this family fell in love with Downers Grove and the existing Oakley home that they had bought. Fast forward to 2016 and they decided it was time to bring the vision for their dream home to life. Having lived in an Oakley home themselves and after talking to past clients, this family chose to partner with us on their custom build. We helped them to identify a spectacular lot in the sought-after Pierce Downer neighborhood in northwest Downers Grove. This coastal-inspired, double-gable home shines with cedar shake, a welcoming front porch and an interior made for entertaining. 

"There are no words to describe how happy we are to have chosen Oakley Home Builders to build the home of our dreams. Our home was completed 3 months ahead of time and the process was incredibly smooth - and fun!" - Carolina



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Blodgett Ave

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CUSTOM HOME :: After a referral from someone that recently built with us, we helped this couple identify the lot perfect enough to convince them to move from the city. This extra deep lot  begs for a home that plays up the private, tree-filled views. So we we designed architectural plans to make the glorious backyard the showpiece. We further customized this home by blowing out this kitchen for these home cooks, and added an extra study upstairs to offer a quiet work-from-home space to escape to if kids are playing downstairs. The downstairs office will transition with them through life stages; perhaps as a playroom now and a den/office down the road.

Downers Dr

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CUSTOM HOME ::  This classic Georgian Colonial style home's style and scale is perfectly designed for this stunning 100x300 lot on  popular Downers Drive. Crisp white clapboard siding complements cottage style, double hung windows and stately full height shutters. Details like modillian dentil mouldings and a long front covered porch with a chippendale balustrade complete the vision for this home's elegant, timeless design. Inside the 12' ceilings in the family and quad sliders at the family and dining rooms offer high impact in all the right places.

Seeley Ave

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CUSTOM HOME :: There's a reason so many people love living on Seeley Ave. Charm abounds on this picturesque street and our newest clients are bringing this Colonial-Georgian style home to this stunning 100x273 oversized lot. Having both grown up in the area, these clients knew what a gem of a location this was. This home shines with traditional selections from the classic covered portico with dentil moulding to the french doors onto the front patios - complete with full height wood paneled shutters, to the black and white foyer flooring. This home's design and luxury-inspired interiors will surely stand the test of time! 

Grand Ave

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There's a reason we've built 5 homes on Grand Ave - it's a gorgeous street, filled with mature trees and comprised of many desirable deep lots. It's the perfect combination of being close to your neighbors/town/train/school, but still having the oasis of a private backyard to retreat to. It was precisely this that made our clients, Downers Grove residents, jump on this property when it became available. Having lived a block away for several years, they knew the Randall Park neighborhood was too good to leave, but this opportunity allowed them to build their dream home while expanding their outdoor space. We worked with them to maximize options for outdoor living with a screened in porch and a deck off the backyard-facing master suite.

Montgomery Ave

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CUSTOM HOME :: This custom home exudes elegance with a blend of stucco, cedar, siding and stone. With dynamic peaks, high-end exterior finishes and a covered front entry; visitors are drawn to the beauty of this transitional stone and stucco home. Inside, the open floor plan features an array of traditional elements while still providing a modern feel. The openness of the plan suits a contemporary way of living and natural light is able to flood living spaces.

The homeowner’s vision of this house has helped lead the design-build process and has provided a unique opportunity to create a dream home to fit their needs and reflect their personal style.

"I can honestly say that I enjoyed the building process with Oakley so much that I wish we were starting another build next week." - Ann



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Blodgett Ave

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CUSTOM HOME :: This Oakley Home is sure to stand the test of time with it's classical styling and stately design all set on a beautiful street in Downers Grove's Randall Park neighborhood. This home's inviting front porch welcomes you from the start and that feeling continues inside with a double-island kitchen, cozy fireplace and wood ceiling beams all positioned near dramatic picture windows overlooking the expansive backyard. As timeless as this home is, no modern amenity has been overlooked and the home is a sports fan's dream with an indoor sports court and locker room. 

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