Home » Decorating & Home » Time Capsule Homes » Basement » Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Yorkville, Illinois

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!


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!


ISinhkbvysumwc1000000000 ISu4bksbm46vwc1000000000 ISuw4igtf0ymzc1000000000 IS2bdwaiqceswc1000000000 ISahf8toukmpwc1000000000 ISes6wrydop0xc1000000000 ISi3y79nrbrm520000000000 ISi3yjq8xrsbxc1000000000



Great Room



IS62ljo58ffsxc1000000000 ISqpgvnszyyxxc1000000000 ISijej5mvqq0yc1000000000 ISyvi76z377vxc1000000000

Family Room

ISizuikztpopyc1000000000 ISq5xu26yxwmyc1000000000 ISats62tphgsyc1000000000


ISeo3vlpamleyc1000000000 IS6i1j3j6edhyc1000000000


 ISmam6j9dtr0zc1000000000 ISugoi1gh10yyc1000000000



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


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!

Share This Post

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *