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.
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.
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.
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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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.