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July 29, 2018

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Yorkville, Illinois

By RetroRuth

This week we have a gorgeous Japanese-inspired mid-century home that Sara discovered on Kate Sanderson’s Instagram feed! Thank you Sara and Kate!

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This home is located at 703 Conover Lane in Yorkville, Illinois. It is three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms and approximately 2800 square feet. It was built in 1968 and the asking price is $324,900. This house is currently pending sale (fingers crossed it’s someone who appreciates it!) and it is being sold by Coldwell Banker. You can see the listing here. From the listing:

SHORT SALE! Japanese-inspired and built in 1968, this custom home is uniquely vintage and boasts one of the most exceptional lots in Yorkville: 1.6 acres of privacy, a view of Blackberry Creek, extensive landscaping incl a spring-fed pond w/ 2 docks, a bridge and a waterfall, and a zen garden w/ a koi pond. Inside: vaulted & beamed and tongue & groove ceilings; an impressive split boulder fireplace w/ a raised hearth and reclaimed barn wood accents; a master suite w/ rice paper window panels, an integrated Whirlpool tub and built-ins; a second main-floor bedroom suite; an impressive all-season room with access to a generous deck; a private exercise studio w/ a view & a shower; a walkout basement w/ a sunken conversation pit and drift-rock fireplace, plus a 3rd bedroom, office & 3rd full bath w/sunken, tiled tub/shower. This property is truly like no other, & must be seen to be fully appreciated. Sold AS IS. SHORT SALE is subject to bank approval!

Exterior

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Entryway

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Great Room

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Kitchen

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Family Room

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Bedrooms

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Bathrooms

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Wow. So, what do you think? I’m loving the sunken living room and the light fixtures!

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This post is sponsored by Real Estate Broker Adrian Kinney, Denver’s Mid-Century Modern Expert! If you want to learn more about the mid-mod scene in Denver, you can visit Adrian’s site here. Thank you, Adrian!

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3 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Yorkville, Illinois

  1. dkzody Reply

    July 29, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    The conversation pit and the sunken tub are so 1960s. Love this house. Would hate to clean the tub though.

  2. BobinAlabama Reply

    July 30, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Wow, so many amazing, unique features. The open concept is ahead of its time in this home, which is the main reason I bought the MCM home that I’m restoring.

  3. Gretchen in Greenwood Reply

    July 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    The landscaping is so beautiful- this house is a real gem.

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