CUSTOM HOME :: If you've followed our projects for any length of time, you know we love building homes on Grand Ave. It's one of our favorite streets in Downers Grove; full of mature trees and deep lots. A few past clients gave us a heads up that this property was for sale, allowing us to let some potential clients get in quickly with an offer to secure the lot. Since then we've worked on designing this timeless coastal home that gives our clients the space they want and ideally sets up the home to enjoy this 300' deep lot. Read more HERE.
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 and some fantastic tile selections. Read more HERE.
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 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 that gives a nod to southern charm - and provides the perfect vantage point for the park views. Read more HERE.