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A view of the backyard with a pond and gazebo. There are trees and a stone path and wooden bridges.
8525 Kearney Road
Photos by Erin Konrath Photography, courtesy of lising agents Dawn McKenna at Coldwell Banker and Albert Miranda at Hangar Realty Homes.

Just west of Chicago in suburban Downers Grove, there’s an estate on nearly three acres with its own climate-controlled hangar and a private runway only available to a few homeowners in the neighborhood. Fancy yourself an aviation aficionado?

The grounds of the property are “resort-inspired” with a 215-foot swimming pond, waterfalls, wooden bridges, a gazebo, a mini-beach, and play area for kids. The sprawling home, built in 2008, has eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, and five half bathrooms.

There’s everything you’d expect in a luxury suburban mansion: high-ceilings, radiant heated floors, grand fireplaces, a 294-bottle wine cellar, and a Jacuzzi tub with a view. Plus, a little extra: a 5,175-square-foot hangar disguised as part of the house. The listing suggests using the space to park a fleet of cars (in addition to the separate four-car garage) or perhaps turning it into a basketball court.

The runway is only offered to 83 homes in the area, one of the listing agents Albert Miranda said.

“There are probably 7-10 airplanes coming and going, 3-5 on a weekday. So this is not much traffic—not anything near being by O’Hare or Midway. Also, the planes are turboprops which are quieter,” Miranda said.

8525 Kearney Road is listed for $2,399,000.

An aerial view of the living room with two club chair and a couch facing a fireplace. There is another chair and a small table near a large front window.
Hardwood floors in the living room.
There is a coffered ceiling with recessed lighting, dark wood cabinets and panelling around the room, and a thick wooden desk on a rug facing two chairs.
One of two offices in the home.
There are cozy club chairs, wine refrigerators, a counter top and wine racks.
An elegant wine room with rustic stone and wood finishes.
There is a barrel ceiling, a double wood vanity on opposite sides, and a large tub on raised platform looking out over a window.
The master suite bathroom with a view.
A large white space with a high ceiling. There is a basketball hoop and a garage-like door.
The hangar set up as a basketball court.