Cool Property, Décor

Fabulous Farmhouse Style for Sale

Farmhouse style lovers: take note. This suburban home has it all… a white country kitchen, classic cedar shake and gable exterior, wraparound front porch, plus an outdoor stone fireplace.

Located to Chicago’s west side in Downers Grove, the 5 bedroom home is currently for sale, asking $1,650,000. The interior mixes traditional sensibility and rustic elements, much in the style of Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV ‘Fixer Upper’ fame. You can find this home for sale at 4915 Seeley Avenue in Downers Grove, Illinois.


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For additional information, contact Lindsay D’Aprile at d’aprile properties (312-590-6419)


'Burbs Experts, Open House

5 Homes to Tour this Weekend in Western Suburbs

Some of the best Chicago suburbs are located on the city’s west side. Among this region, you’ll find desirable communities like Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Naperville, Claredon Hills and St. Charles, to name a few. The western suburbs suit a range of residents, from young families to professionals. If you’re in the area, these 5 homes are worth seeing in person — all available for viewing this weekend.


Take a visit to these 5 for-sale homes this weekend:


7N398 Windsor Drive, St. Charles, IL

CONTACT TO SCHEDULE SHOWING: Ryan Smith, Smith Partners & Associates (312-810-9680)

6 Bedrooms / 7.5 Bathrooms  |  List price: $569,050

7N398 Windsor Dr St. Charles Ryan Smith

Step inside this stately brick home on a wooded 1.5 acre lot in the Silver Glen neighborhood. The home features a grand 2 story foyer and large windows throughout. Opportunity knocks in this spacious, 6 bedroom brick home!


4826 Middaugh Avenue, Downers Grove, IL

OPEN HOUSE: JUNE 25 1:00pm – 3:00pm

5 Bedrooms / 5.5 Bathrooms  |  List price: $1,299,000

Contact: Anne Kavanaugh (Conlon) 773-255-5459

4826 Middaugh Avenue, Downers Grove, IL

New construction Craftsman-style house located on a quiet cobblestone street close to Prince Pond.This luxury home features a gourmet chef’s kitchen, wainscotting, coffered ceilings and a fully finished basement.


741 W 8th St, Hinsdale, IL

OPEN HOUSE: JUNE 25 1:00pm – 3:00pm

5 Bedrooms / 5.5 Bathrooms  |  List price: $1,299,000

Contact: James Farah (Charles Rutenberg Realty) 206-226-0013

741 W 8th St, Hinsdale, IL

This newly-constructed 5 bedroom home is built in classic Georgian style. Enjoy four floors of finished living space with open layout plan, including hardwood floors and high ceilings throughout. Steps away from neighborhood parks, Madison Elementary School and more.


715 S Adams St, Hinsdale, IL

OPEN HOUSE: JUNE 25 12:00pm – 3:00pm

4 Bedrooms / 5.5 Bathrooms  |  List price: $1,350,000

Contact: Sheila O’Malley (d’aprile properties) 312-330-0027

715 S Adams St, Hinsdale, IL

5 bedroom Hinsdale home located on a desirable street next to Dietz Park. Past its charming front porch, find spacious living areas, a formal dining room, and a beautiful kitchen kitchen with high-end appliances.


721 W Walnut St, Hinsdale, IL

OPEN HOUSE:  JUNE 22 4:30pm-6:30 pm

5 Bedrooms / 7 Bathrooms   List price: $2,799,000

Contact: Kimberly Koranda (Coldwell Banker) 630-789-8280

721 W Walnut St, Hinsdale, IL

Exquisite Hinsdale home with top-of-the-line finishes. A custom kitchen, marble bathrooms, two laundry areas, and a fully finished basement make this home one of a kind. Check out the private landscaped backyard, compete with an outdoor fireplace and BBQ.





For more information on open houses in Chicago’s Western suburbs, contact Smith Partners and Associates! 

Chicago Office Phone: 773.273.6099

Downers Grove Office Phone: 630.810.9260



Your Top 17 Best Chicago Suburb Bars!

The city of Chicago doesn’t have all of the fun, you know! Well, it does, but if you have to go out in the ‘burbs, go to one of these.

Even though heading downtown to hit the bars is exciting, laying low at these suburb bars are just are great.

Check out the 17 best suburb bars below:

  • Hala Kahiki Lounge – River Grove – The menu offeres more than 100 tropical drinks!
  • Durty Nellie’s – Palatine – One of the best places for live music in the suburbs
  • Rock Island Public House – Blue Island – The old-school jukebox and arcade games are what’s famous
  • Bigby’s Pour House – Addison –  Guitars and skateboards on the wall add to the laid-back ambience
  • Tribes Alehouse – Tinley Park and Mokena – Did someone say 93 beers on tap?
  • Palmer Place – La Grange – One of the best bars in the state is known for things like 300-plus bottles, 39 beers on tap, and the famous Palmer’s steak sandwich
  • Ward Eight – Evanston – This fancy cocktail lounge is unlike any other
  • Chef Shangri-La – North Riverside – It’s got Elvis impersonators. It’s got Polynesian dancers. It’s even got $200 group dispensers that hold 40 drinks at a time.
  • FitzGerald’s – Berwyn – This place even has its own festival.
  • Flossmoor Station – Flossmoor – An award winning brewery at a train station.
  • Ballydoyle – Downers Grove and Aurora – A true Irish pub
  • Avenue Ale House – Oak Park – It’s got 110+ rotating beers from Goose Island Matilda to Delirium Tremens
  • Brandt’s – Palatine – The burgers are a must try!
  • The Foundry – Aurora – A sports lovers dream and one of the best bars in the state
  • York Tavern – Oak Brook – The oldest continuously operating privately owned bar in DuPage County
  • Firkin – Libertyville – Dubbed one of the best bars in the state!
  • Village Tavern – Long Grove: The oldest bar in Illinois (established in 1847)