6 Serene Homes in Illinois & Nearby Areas

Escape to a world of serenity with our handpicked selection of six homes in Illinois and Indiana. Offering spacious havens amid lush landscapes or quiet neighborhoods, these properties are your gateway to a life where every day feels like a retreat.

Mid-Century Modern Home | $729,000

535 Sherry Ln, Riverwoods, IL
Listing agent: Janice Goldblatt

In 1955, the first owner of 535 Sherry Lane Douglas Quirk built a true California oasis at home in Riverwoods using plans designed by Cliff May, known as the “father of the California Ranch”. Today nature lovers won’t want to miss this 3BD 2BA Mid Century Modern on almost two acres. The sprawling ranch blends seamlessly into the native Illinois wood-/wet- habitat that have been thoughtfully restored alongside mature landscaping.


Size: 4,166 sf


Price: $729,000


Listing details: The home features flexible living space with vaulted ceilings, skylights and a wall of windows looking out onto the brick patio, steps from the fire pit and pond–perfect for winter ice-skating or summer swimming. Take in the views from the spacious living room and sip your beverage from the sunroom. Two bedrooms feature radiant heated floors and share a recently updated hall bath.


Contact: Janice Goldblatt, @ Properties, +1 847.809.8096

11004 Vanderkarr Road | $700,000

11004 Vanderkarr Road, Hebron, IL
Listing agent: Kim Keefe

Step into an enchanting world of timeless elegance and modern luxury in this extraordinary Folk Victorian Masterpiece. Set on 10.45 acres, this historic gem boasts unique details such as preserved barnwood, Butler’s pantry, custom wall art, pocket doors and so on. Updated Anderson windows, whole house generator and Chef’s Kitchen worthy of a party.


Size: 3,500 sf


Price: $700,000


Listing details:  Space for your toys in a 3,200 sq ft out building, or explore homesteading as an adorable chicken coop already stands on the property. Just minutes away from Woodstock or Lake Geneva – your adventure is never limited. This isn’t just a home, it’s a living work of art inviting you to join its enchanting story.


Contact: Kim Keefe, Compass, +1 815-790-4852

This Lovely Home Is Totally Remodeled. | $645,000

1883 Olympic Dr, Vernon Hills, IL
Listing agent: Sarah Cho

This lovely home is totally remodeled. Located in the heart of vernon hills that is most desired sub division, greggs landing. Xtra bedroom & a full bath was put in 2017, laundry room 2017, staircase 2017, closets 2018, roof 2019, painted exterior 2019, stone/ wood patio & balcony 2019, space heater in garage 2017 etc.


Size: 2,770 sf


Price: $645,000


Listing details: Newly done bar for your entertainments, movie theater for family time, etc… To many to list. Come and see it!!!!! This is one of jewel in this area you’ve been search for…..


Contact: Sarah Cho, Home Smart, +1 224.383.4044

1212 N La Salle Dr #2701-02 | $659,000

1212 N La Salle Dr #2701-02, Chicago, IL
Listing agent: Linda Martin

Nestled seamlessly within Chicago’s historic Old Town/Gold Coast district sits this exceptional corner Penthouse (combining units 2701/02) with dramatic views. Boasting luxurious living space and east, north, and south exposures, this 2-bedroom, 3-bath oasis is bathed in natural light, complemented by two outdoor balconies (one off the living room and another off the primary suite), floor to ceiling windows, and a thoughtful design.


Size: 1,900 sf


Price: $659,000


Listing details: The former primary bedroom was combined with another bedroom to create an exquisite primary suite that offers a flex space option for a sitting area or office and a tastefully appointed bath. Included in price are two owned and assigned parking spaces – one on the second floor and an additional rooftop space!


Contact: Linda Martin, Coldwell Banker Realty, +1 847.275.7253

8858 Doubletree Dr S | $1,300,000

8858 Doubletree Dr S, Crown Point, IN
Listing agent: Ahmed Hjayyer

Welcome to this Absolutely Stunning All Brick Lake Front two-story home with a Finished Walkout Basement in gated Doubletree Lake Estates!


Size: 6,500 sf


Price: $1,300,000


Listing details: Just 50 minutes from Chicago! Enjoy boat access, swimming, and fishing from your dock!


Contact: Ahmed Hjayyer, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, +1 219.246.1929

Come Take A Look Fall In Love | $439,995

11162 Newton St, Crown Point, IN
Listing agent: Alice Kepchar

Come Take a look- FALL IN LOVE! Situated on a large corner lot, with a one-of-a-kind outdoor space, covered shelter & hot tub. What a great place for your gatherings. Beautiful flowers and fruit trees fill the yard. Inside the home you will find large rooms with high ceilings, pantry, 2nd floor laundry and tons of closet space!


Size: 2,948 sf


Price: $439,995


Listing details: On main floor there is a huge living room, dining room, den with a fireplace, office, powder room, and kitchen with loads of cabinets. Upstairs you will find a loft and 4 bedrooms including the main bedroom with bathroom and a large laundry room. This home has nice finishes- ship lap walls, upgraded lighting fixtures, wood doors, wood banister, and a stone fireplace.


Contact: Alice Kepchar, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, +1 219.895.6255