A One of Kind house in North Riverside

Written by Posted On Monday, 09 November 2020 17:49
Sergio Balderas sitting on the front of his newly constructed home in North Riverside, IL. Sergio Balderas sitting on the front of his newly constructed home in North Riverside, IL. Maribel Chacon-Torres

In the quiet and beautiful suburb of North Riverside, IL where most of the homes are vintage and built after World War II comes a newly constructed home to disrupt the area with its delightful and contemporary design.  A modern 2 story farmhouse in this area has been the vision of Sergio Balderas owner of Illinois Home Improvement Construction.

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The new construction is only 10 miles west of Downtown Chicago for an easy commute to the city. The home offers all of the modern amenities typical for city living that will make any homeowner happy to stay home as much as they want, and is part of the bigger effort to keep the community of North Riverside strong and vibrant.

Change in the face of the ongoing pandemic is how great communities get even stronger, both with how local economies and their residents adopt in meaningful ways. Families are leaning into technology and social media to find ways to keep their families safe, active, and continuing to learn from home during these unprecedented times. That is also forcing families to evaluate what makes their home more livable and enjoyable while they stay at home. For many families that means upgrading their home to one that can really give them more of what they need. From eLearning, working from home, and home entertainment and fitness solutions – today’s families are asking so much more from where they live. This home was designed and built to accommodate all necessities of a growing family with its modern and appealing amenities topped by its architectural flair among a sea of far more traditional homes.

The architect Mario Pincho was hired by the builder and owner Sergio Balderas to design the home. They have worked together for over 12 years. Sergio bought one of the last empty lots in 2018 with a vision to build a house that has never been seen in the North Riverside neighborhood.  Sergio commented on his determination to complete this home and making his vision a reality, “I had many challenges especially with the impact of Covid-19 to complete this house, but now that we have finished it I am very happy to put it on the market for a family to enjoy!”

Sergio has built many homes in the nearby neighborhoods such as Riverside, Berwyn and Cicero.  “I love building homes that make people happy, and I always build them as if my family were going to live in them. So, I put a lot of details and designs that most builders may not consider.”  He also mentioned that at first his plans for the home raised some eyebrows among the neighbors. However, “I’m thrilled now they stop by and say hello and are very much in awe and happy about the new addition to the neighborhood.”

The stylish farmhouse will fulfill any homebuyer’s needs with 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, a fully finished basement, patio deck, backyard and a 2-car garage.  

The main level has a spacious living room with a fireplace and a half bathroom adjacent to a private office study.  The kitchen boasts a large Calacatta white quartz island with plenty of seating open to a formal dining room with both rooms overlooking the large deck and backyard. 

The wooden staircase leads up to the second level where you will find a spacious Master Bedroom with an En-suite bathroom and a his/her closet space.  There are two additional bedrooms on this level with a bathroom and a stackable washer and dryer space for convenience and easy access.  Both bathrooms on this floor level have heated floors for those cold winter months!

The entire home and lower level are fully finished with hardwood floors and high ceilings.  The finished basement level can be easily converted to meet any family’s need.  On this lower level, you will find a spacious living area that also has a full bathroom, a large laundry room and the mechanical room.  The backdoor provides an easy access to the backyard and garage.

Here are some of the details you will find throughout the house:

  • Hardwood floors throughout the house
  • Distinctive and stylish tiling in all bathrooms’
  • Top of the line appliances and lighting fixtures
  • Laundry room in the lower level and 2nd level stackable
  • Bathrooms in every floor
  • Private Office space in the main level
  • Master Bathroom with En-suite and walk in closet
  • Heated bathroom floors on the 2nd level
  • Patio Deck in the back
  • 2 Car Garage

The finishing touches are being added now for the home to be listed by the end of the month.  It is located near 290, Metra, CTA and the North Riverside shopping mall, Cermak shopping district, restaurants and only 25 minutes from downtown Chicago.   This is the perfect home for a busy family that works in the City, enjoys the city lifestyle and the quiet streets of the western suburbs. 

For more information contact:

Maribel Chacon-Torres  

M: 312.388.2661

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