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Sold for $982,500 Sold

5540 Fairmount Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60516

6 beds, 6 baths | Residential
4,789 sq ft; lot: 0.62 acres - MLS# 08642588
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Sold for $982,500 on Aug 29, 2014


This custom built home executes breathtaking details throughout! It’s where sophisticated meets heartwarming! Enjoy peaceful, private moments in this beautiful Downers Grove escape; richly defined with its sensational cobblestone brick exterior and inviting wrap-around-porch! Rare 4 car garage and studio guest house addition. The 90x302 wooded lot is ‘park-like’ and offers uncompromising tranquility! Captivating 20x16 screened-in porch with open rafter cathedral ceiling arranges for the best entertaining - ‘peace of mind’ protection rain or shine! The signature cobblestone fireplace will surely warm the hearts of all who pass its way! Screened French doors lead out to an entertaining haven! 2-tier composite deck (upper 34x20) includes a built-in energy efficient Hot Springs Spa (jets that deliver a powerful hydro-massage experience). Enjoy summer barbeques around the 18’ x 38' pool surrounded by its 25' x 47’ Deck. Cobblestone walkways lead out to the peaceful and spacious clearing beyond. This stunning home, custom in every way, will command your attention with the architectural detailing throughout. Upon entering, you will embrace the grand 2-story entry, spectacular circular staircase, 'Old Evanston' style trim with solid Masonite St. Paul Doors, maple hardwood floors and unrestricted living room and dining room layout which allow for the finest entertaining arrangement! 9 ft. ceiling spans the 1st level and wonderful vaulted, tray and cathedral ceiling variations are found throughout! The luxury gourmet kitchen was exquisitely designed with only the finest selections: 42” custom solid cherry wood cabinets capped with crown molding, convenient pull-outs, fluted accents, under cabinet lighting, sleek granite countertops, under mount sink, tumbled marble backsplash with Tuscan inlays, breakfast bar, Dácor stainless steel appliances including double convection oven and island with 5 burner cooktop, walk in pantry and recessed lighting. Enjoy private backyard views from the breakfast bay perfectly situated in the open turret and surrounded with large windows and transoms! The butler’s pantry/wet bar compliments by serving as the beautiful go-between the kitchen and dining room, offering Cherry cabinetry, granite c-tops, under mount sink, under cabinet lighting, built-in wine racks and stainless mini fridge! Wide open and adjacent to the exquisite kitchen is the 20’ x 17’ family room boasting its floor to ceiling wood burning cobblestone fireplace (with hearth and mantel), 3 Velux skylights that invite natural light, double French doors leading to the screened-in porch and another that connects this room to the wrap-around-porch, recessed lighting, Hunter ceiling fan with remote, crown molding and maple hardwood floors; all features that make this the heart of the home! The additional room on the 1st level with deck and full bath access serves as a den or would be an excellent guest suite alternative. The 2nd level’s 4 ft wide hardwood hallway with a spacious catwalk overlooking an impressive 2-story entry also has 4 additional bedrooms, each with their own unique flair in design. Get lost in the 900 sq. ft. master bedroom suite with double door entry, oversized sitting room, walk-in closet space spanning wall to wall, tray ceiling, back yard views, dual ceiling fans and crown molding! Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and heater, separate shower with frameless glass, custom Italian ceramic tiles, granite c-top, dual under mount sinks all magnificently execute this wonderful retreat! 3rd floor bed/bath/loft 'hang out' is an exciting newer addition to this already outstanding home! This elite custom built would not be complete without the fully finished English lower level! Extraordinary to say the least and fully equipped with an attractive recreation room, game room, full bath, kitchenette, 2nd laundry room, large bedroom, sports bar, walk-in wine cellar, playroom, workout area and storage rooms! Phenomenal lower level with separate entrance provides full accommodations and excellent options for both your family and overnight guests! Other features include: High End Stainless Steel Appls (KitchenAid® Refrigerator, Dácor® Cooktop w/Downdraft, Microwave, Bosch ® Dishwasher, Dácor® Double Convection Oven, Kenmore® Mini Fridge), Garbage Disposal, Higher Efficiency Water Heaters, Higher Efficiency Zoned Furnaces and Air Conditioners, Sump Pumps, Ceiling Fans, Smoke Detectors, Automatic Garage Door Openers and Transmitters, Irrigation System w/Flower Bed Zoning, Security System, 400 Amp Service, White Refrigerator and Dishwasher, Digital Satellite Dish. Professional Landscaping, Studio guest house Perfectly located on a quiet street and walking distance from downtown DG and train (8 blocks), Across the street from Barth Pond and Patriots Park, 2 blocks from Fairmount School, O'Neil Jr. High, and the YMCA. In area of custom built new construction, 5 minutes from I-355, I-294, and Rte. 83. Imagine the unimaginable… 5540 Fairmount Avenue! We welcome you home!


  • : Oversized Island w/Breakfast Bar and Large SS Dácor 5 Burner Cooktop, Brushed Nickel Hardware, Rece
  • 1ST FLOOR BATH : 9x5; Tile, 9 Ft Ceiling, Poured Shower Floor, High End Frameless Glass Partition Wall and Door, Marb
  • 2nd LEVEL HALLWAY: 4’ Wide, Hardwood Floors, Plant Ledge and Landings on Staircase Turns, Linen Closet, Catwalk Overl
  • APPLIANCES/ EQUIPMENT: High End Stainless Steel Appls (Refrigerator, Cooktop w/Downdraft, Microwave, Dishwasher, Double Con
  • BATH 3 (3RD Flr): 7x5; Custom Tile, 2” Blinds, White Raised Panel Vanity, Glass Shower Door, Brushed Nickel Fixtures
  • BED #2 : 13x13; Plush Carpeting, 2” Blinds, Walk in Closet, Crown Molding, Ceiling Fan, Freshly Painted.
  • BED #3 : 14x13; Plush Carpeting, 2” Blinds, Crown Molding, Ceiling Fan, Freshly Painted.
  • BED #4 : 18x11; Plush Carpeting, 2” Blinds, Crown Molding, Ceiling Fan, Custom Paint Finish.
  • BED #5 (3RD Flr): 21x12; Plush Carpeting, 2” Blinds, Walk-in Closet, Crown Molding, Recessed Lighting, Built-In Benc
  • BED #6 LOWER LEVEL: 15x11; Plush Carpeting, Closet, Recessed Lighting, Wall Sconces Crown Molding, Exterior Entrance Wit
  • BREAKFAST AREA: 14x10; Maple HW, 9 Ft Ceiling, 2” Blinds, 5 Light Chandelier, French Door to Deck w/Storm Door and
  • BUTLER’S PANTRY/WET BAR: Stainless Mini Fridge, Granite w/Under Mount Sink, Cherry Cabinets, Under Cabinet Lighting, Built-in
  • DEN/HOBBY/BEDROOM: 16x13; Maple Hardwood, 9 Ft Ceiling, 2” Blinds, French Door to Rear Deck, Closet, Recessed Lightin
  • DINING ROOM: 16x13; Hardwood w/Cherry Stained Border Inlay, 9 Ft Ceiling, Custom
  • ENTRY: 20x11; Maple HW Flrs, Plant Ledge & Landings on Circular Staircase Turns, 2 Story, Lrg Picture Windo
  • EXTERIOR: Cobblestone Brick, Cedar Siding, Soffits & Trim, Concrete Drive w/Cobblestone Walkways, Extensive So
  • GARAGE: 4 Car Garage (3 of the 4 are side loading), Side Windows, Electric Garage Door Openers w/Keypads, Pr
  • HALL BATH: 11x9; Tile, White Raised Panel Vanity, Over Sized Tub, Recessed Lighting, Crown Molding, Freshly Pai
  • KITCHEN: 25x14; Maple HW, 9 Ft Ceiling, 2” Blinds, 42” Solid Cherry Wd Cabinets w/Crown Molding, Pull Out
  • LAUNDRY ROOM: 18x6; Tile, 9 Ft Ceiling, Built-in Utility Sink, Storage Cabinets, Drying Station, C
  • LIVING ROOM: 18x13; HW w/Cherry Stained Border Inlay, 9 Ft Ceiling, Cust
  • LOFT (3RD Flr): 17x11; Plush Carpeting, Decorative Ceiling, Recessed Lighting, Operable Skylights, Freshly Painted.
  • LOWER LEVEL (BATH): 8x8; Custom Tile, White Raised Panel Vanity, High End Frameless Glass Shower Door, Granite Top w/Und
  • LOWER LEVEL (GAME ROOM): 15x11; Plush Carpeting, Children’s Hide-Away/Storage, Crown Molding, Recessed Lighting, French Doo
  • LOWER LEVEL 2ND LAUNDRY: 7x6; Custom Tile, Crown Molding, Recessed Lighting, Freshly Painted, Granite C-top, White Raised Pan
  • LOWER LEVEL EXERCISE ROOM: 17x17; Plush Carpeting, Crown Molding, Recessed Lighting, Built-in Shelving, Garden Windows, Freshly
  • LOWER LEVEL KITCHEN: 24x10; Custom Tile, White Raised Panel Cabinets w/Crown Molding, Utility/Pantry Cabinet, Glass Doors
  • LOWER LEVEL REC ROOM: 18x16; Plush Carpeting, Built in Media Shelving, Built-in Cabinets, Crown Molding, Recessed Lighting
  • LOWER LEVEL SPORTS BAR : 17x16; Plush Carpeting, Crown Molding, Recessed Lighting, Built-in Shelving, French Doors to Dinette
  • LOWER LEVEL WINE CELLAR: 12x6; Custom Tile, Custom Built-In Wine Racks and Shelves, Built-in Climate Control, Glass Door w/Si
  • MASTER BATH: 14x12; Custom Italian Ceramic Tile, Custom Top-Down Bottom-Up Pleated Shades, Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub
  • MASTER BED SITTING AREA: 20x15; Plush Carpeting, 2” Blinds, Tray Ceiling, Crown Molding, Ceiling Fan, Walk-in Closets, Fres
  • MASTER BEDROOM: 19x14; Plush Carpeting, 2” Blinds, Turret w/Windows, Ceiling Fan, Crown Molding, Freshly Painted.
  • SCREENED-IN PORCH: 20x16; Double French Doors w/Transom Windows to Family Room, 2-Story Cobblestone Fireplace w/Hearth,
  • STUDIO // Bed #7//BONUS: 14x13; Plush Carpeting, Decorative Ceiling, Crown Molding, 2” Blinds, Ceiling Fan, Freshly Painted
  • STUDIO BATH: 9x5; Custom Tile, White Raised Panel Vanity, Glass Shower Door, Brushed Nickel Bath Fixtures, Adjust
  • STUDIO KITCHEN: 12x5; Custom Tile, White Raised Panel Cabinets, Granite w/Under Mount Sink, Recessed Lighting, Crown
  • TAXES (2013 YR): $ 14,251.04
  • WRAP-AROUND-PORCH: Front Porch 43x6; Side Porch 18x6; Concrete, Cherry Bead Board Ceiling (Tongue and Groove) Round Col
  • YARD: 90 x 302; Huge 26,998 Sq Ft, Mature Trees, Meticulously and Professionally Landscaped, 2-Tiered Comp
  • Year Built: 2000

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