DeKalb, Ill. | $899,000
A modern house built in 1977, with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, on a 4.5-acre lot
This house is a late work by Harry Weese, an architect who studied at Yale under Alvar Aalto and is known for designing the first group of stations in the Washington Metro system. It is in a part of the city that is a golf hub, with two courses — one public, one private — within a few miles, and the property has a dedicated golf-cart garage.
A shopping center with a Target and an Aldi supermarket is less than five minutes away by car; driving to Chicago takes about an hour and 15 minutes.
Size: 5,801 square feet
Price per square foot: $155
Indoors: A long driveway connects the street to the garage area, with a wood walkway leading to the front entrance. The foyer has high ceilings and teak floors that flow into the main living area. There, a stone fireplace surround stretches to the level of the second floor, with a vaulted ceiling above and a sunken seating area in front. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a view of the grounds.
The expansive windows continue into an open kitchen with cherry-wood cabinets, stainless-steel appliances and a large island. An adjoining eating area has a view of the Kishwaukee River through large, curved windows and from a balcony big enough to hold a dining table.