"This development was built by a builder / slash architect, and you can see that throughout the space. It's well thought out," commented Tom Makinney as he and Maria Gracik showed me around a large, dramatic townhome in the heart of downtown Elmhurst. The 2,435 square foot, 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home as a first-floor master suite. That's an unusual feature among Elmhurst townhomes, according to Maria. The home has a very flexible layout, dramatic two-story spaces in the entry and living areas, a lower-level rec room with a wet bar and, very unusual in a townhome, two laundry rooms. The breakfast area in the kitchen opens to a patio and yard. The home has good storage space for a townhome, and additional storage in the 2 ½-car garage. It's priced at $615,000.