As a leader in world class real estate, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® represents over $267 million in luxury sales every day.* Touting some of the world's most prestigious properties in its portfolio, there is no one better to trust in the home buying and selling process than Coldwell Banker Global Luxury.
Given its storied reputation and unrivaled results, we traveled the country to sit down with some of Coldwell Banker’s top agents to learn what sets the brokerage apart as a leader in the luxury real estate industry.
As a leading Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® affiliated agent in Chicago who has broadened her success with an expansion into the Naples, Florida market, Dawn McKenna has been an elite-level realtor since the start of her career at Coldwell Banker nearly 20 years ago.
Here, she shares her approach and vision for guiding her clients toward the home of their dreams from 701 Taft Road, a truly rare and special mid-century modern jewel in Hinsdale.
“You can have it all,” Dawn enthuses. “We’re selling lifestyles; that’s what we do in the Dawn McKenna Group.” She continues, “I can make any house a home by placing the right people in it.”
About 701 Taft Road: A Suburban Chicago Mid-Century Modern Masterpiece
A timeless mid-century abode designed by premier architectural firm, Keck & Keck, in the late 1950’s, 701 Taft Road has been restored to its original grandeur while touting key upgrades that deliver the best of modern living.
The five bedroom, four-plus bathroom smart home features 21st century trademarks such as rooftop solar panels, expansive thermopane windows and inside/outside screen ventilation that organically enhance the traditional aesthetic.
The harmonious blend of original details with new renovations is evident upon entering the foyer, where the sprawling living room with fireplace and large, picturesque windows greet guests and family members alike as it flows seamlessly into the bright dining room.
Walking straight down the entry hallway, pass a spacious, set-back office on the right on the way to the family room that features a wet bar and sliding glass doors leading out to a serene private garden ideal for indoor-outdoor entertaining.
Just off the family room is the stunning kitchen, equipped with custom cabinets, quartz countertops and appliances from Wolf, Sub-Zero and Electrolux, along with an adjacent dining nook that leads out to a lovely deck atop the attached three-car garage.
The kitchen’s chevron-patterned floors are just one prime example of the stunning flooring throughout the home, made from a diverse but complementary mix of high-end materials including quarter-sawn oak, ceramic tile, black slate and marble.
The beautifully outfitted bedrooms on the main level feel like sanctuaries unto themselves, with massive windows and a master suite with an adjoining spa-inspired bathroom that provides a vacation-like escape right at home.
To experience the lower level, descend the vintage chrome and glass spiral staircase reclaimed and retro-fitted by the owner to be welcomed into the chic downstairs open floor plan. Flooded with natural light, the well-appointed space features a guest bedroom with walk-in closet, bathroom, laundry room and flex space perfect for providing visiting guests the privacy and amenities of a luxury suite.
Light and airy with a one-of-a-kind sensibility, 701 Taft Road is an ode to brilliantly preserved architecture of the past with a modern edge rarely seen in the Chicago suburbs.
Learn more about exceptional properties in Chicago, Naples and around the world by visiting Coldwell Banker Global Luxury.
*DATA BASED ON CLOSED AND RECORDED BUYER AND/OR SELLER TRANSACTION SIDES OF HOMES SOLD FOR $1 MILLION OR MORE AS REPORTED BY AFFILIATES OF THE U.S. COLDWELL BANKER FRANCHISE SYSTEM FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR OF 2021 USD$