Grand Ave

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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.

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 and some fantastic tile selections. Read more HERE.

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.

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 that gives a nod to southern charm - and provides the perfect vantage point for the park views. Read more HERE.

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. Read more HERE. 

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! See more HERE.

Grand Ave

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CUSTOM HOME :: 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 combo of being close to your neighbors/town/train/school, with 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. See how we made the interior space shine HERE

Lee Ave

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CUSTOM HOME :: You read that right. As we're wrapping one project on Lee, we're also kicking off another one. This quiet block of Northwest Downers Grove is getting some major style with the addition of this modern home on this hard-to-find wide lot. After living in a more traditional style Oakley home for several years, these clients were ready for a change in size of their home and style, but thankfully not a change in builder. With a focus on incorporating a ton of windows and taking advantage of the grading of this lot, we're loving helping to bring contemporary style dreams to life for this incredible family. Read more HERE

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