This stately colonial is located at 1877 Orchard Road in Wheaton, IL. It was built in 2004 and boasts 10,175 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, spectacular double bridal marble staircase with wrought iron railings, 96 Shounbek Crystal Chandeliers, hand painted murals with 24K gold, formal living and dining rooms, parquet flooring, 2-story great room, gourmet kitchen with adjoining breakfast room, rec room and more. It is listed at $2,250,000.

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  • Mak

    Wow…the architect/builder really screwed up on window choice here. They are so big, so black and so utterly devoid of character, that they literally ruin the facade. Its just tragic.




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  • Daniel

    Hmm. Looks to be the biggest house in the town. With that said, the price seems remarkably fair. The front facade is pretty ugly, and I agree about the windows. The flooring in the living room is nice, but it may be too ornate. Kitchen is pretty terrible. Rear doesn’t look as bad as the front, even though it really needs to be lightened up with some landscaping.




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  • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

    A reasonably priced house in one of the better Chicago suburbs. Looks nicely built even if the styling is not to everyone’s liking. Personally, I think every home with a staircase that reminds of the hips of an extra wide woman looks ridiculous, but this anatomical style must be popular with a lot of people because homes everywhere seem to have them. DuPage County is much cheaper to live in than Chicago and a lot nicer – taxes are low and schools are very good. If someone wanted to live in the Chicago area, this is a nice house at a decent price. Should sell compared to some of the overpriced monstrosities listed before.




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  • Grrrowler

    Yup, the windows do ruin it, although I wouldn’t have cared for the front facade anyway. There are some well-scaled rooms inside but I hate the decor in all of them. I just flat out don’t like horseshoe staircases, and this one is no exception. I do like the inlaid floors, but just not in this house. The Juliet balcony above the living room is silly, and where is all the furniture? There doesn’t seem to be a comfortable chair in the whole house. The rear of the house is definitely better; it’s not so grandiose and works better. The owners should make a trip to Home Depot for some flowers and shrubs for the back of the house.




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  • richvanc

    I do agree with the above critical comments, but just look at that PRICE! I could re-do and repair everything wrong (yes Grrrowler, a trip to Home Depot for a WHOLE NEW LAWN + the flowers/shrubs would be apt.) To my eye, it’s a Cinderella PALACE waiting to happen! It could be DELIGHTFUL!!!
    And the summer-time would be very nice. I’d have another place for winter, which I could afford after saving so much money 😉




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  • Hugh

    This is a bargain. Over an acre less than 40mins from Chicago! Why live in a townhouse in Chicago when you could have this.
    Its a bit too ornate for me, and the facades aren’t perfect, but i think it could be made to look much better with a bit of effort.




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  • Venom

    Excellent price for the level of detail in the house and the size of the house.
    I can live with it no problem.




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  • richvanc

    I totally agree with you, Venom. p.s. how do you get a photo of your car on your post? I’m ignorant about how to do it.




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    • Venom

      I did it years ago on Gravatar.com I believe and I honestly do not know how to change it. lol




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  • NOVA Ben

    Where do I even begin here?

    “Stately”? No. TRYING to be stately (and failing)? Maybe.

    The ALMOST symmetrical facade is making me shudder (I have no problem with symmetry OR asymmetry, but when it’s very close but not quite, it looks bad)

    The windows, as everyone has already said, are terrible.

    EVERY f***ing light fixture in this place is an over-the-top chandelier. TACKY. Put one in the foyer and two-story room, maybe dining room too, and call it a day. There are plenty of other options for the rest of the house.

    Most of the rooms (decor notwithstanding, which is also terrible) are big, square and boring.

    If you put this home next to a structure that is a faithful and accurate representation of whatever architectural style this is going for, it would end up looking like a 5-year-old’s Duplo Lego model. It’s just ugly.

    The price? Yeah, it’s low, but I think that that merely represents the lipstick on the proverbial pig.




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  • Barney

    GAG me with a BULL DOZER. Another ghastly house with a wretchedly sorry attempt at “elegant” colonial decor……with nauseating results. I’m positive that I’ve never seen a great room floor done in a “Disney-esque” pattern (completely cartoonish), and the BLACK TULLE, NEGLIGEE’ MATERIAL window “treatments” are so inbelievably awful, that I simply don’t have the words.




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    • NOVA Ben

      Inbelievably! ha! Not only do you have the words, you’re making new ones up too! 😉




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  • Chris

    ew




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  • Sam

    Very reasonable price! Im not sure about the windows though, I think some white sash ones would have been nicer




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