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Lake Forest Area Single Family Home

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111 E Onwentsia Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

6 Bed
8 Baths
12297 sqft
MLS# 10974372
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The house was designed by Liederbach and Graham, Architects . In 2016 & 2020 they received the Acanthus Award for Excellence in Architecture .The impressive tree lined driveway leads you to this 3.8 acre private estate on the most desirable road in town. The home was designed by the renowned architectural firm of Liederbach & Graham, with attention to authenticity, and classic comfort. Luxury & privacy define this estate, a perfect balance of uncompromised quality, elegance & tranquility abound. Phenomenal architecture design with outstanding craftsmanship, including massive windows, stone & wide planks wood floors. Inside you'll swoon over the Chef's dream kitchen with hand carved French style cabinets, top of the line appliances & a sitting space with a fireplace to enjoy the aroma of food while cooking. The screened porch off the family room features Vermont blue slate stone floor & a fireplace, great for E-Learning. Entertain your family and friends and enjoy the formal dining room, large living room, family room & separate coach house. There is an office, a study, recreation room, huge workout room, and two separate wings of family living on the second floor. The luxurious master suite boasts a stone hearth fireplace, bay window, and Lime stone radiant heat floors in bath with 3 separate sections - shower, soaking tub & 2 vanities, along with 2 huge walk-in closets well designed to fit any wardrobe.Overlooking the peaceful yard. There is an art room, wine cellar, lady's office, library & 3 season porch. This estate sets a high standard for excellence in living. It was designed to show the art of nature with open indoor / outdoor living spaces accented by exotic woods & stone. For the car lover, a 5 car garage is attached to the home. Let's also not forget the fruit trees adorning the property. The bright Third floor is finished as a large studio great for Yoga & other workouts. Features: Walnut floors in Living ,office, dining & family rooms. Reclaimed Terra Cotta tile with radiant heat floors in Kitchen & Breakfast room with wine refrigerator . Vermont Slate roof. Copper gutters and downspouts. Limestone terrace. Creston home control system . State of the art security system. Sprinkler System. SELLERS REQUEST A FORM OF Qualification FROM A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION TO BE EMAILED TO LISTING AGENT BEFORE CONFIRMING ANY APPOINTMENTS
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / Lake Forest / Houda Chedid
$5,595,000
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Hinsdale Area Single Family Home

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320 E 4th Street Hinsdale, IL 60521

5 Bed
8 Baths
11968 sqft
MLS# 11186666
Step into a world of indulgence. More than a residence, this stately Southeast Hinsdale estate, prominently positioned on beautiful Fourth street, embodies a way of life sought by many, achieved by few. This sophisticated home, custom built by premier builder Dave Knecht, represents an extraordinary expression of fine craftsmanship, artistry and symmetry on almost an acre. Five years of planning and construction brought the magnificent estate to the highest standard, earning it recognition from Traditional Home Magazine and other publications. Meant to be the pinnacle of residential design, the owners spared no expense, importing building materials from around the world and retaining the best craftsman from the U.S. and Europe to achieve their vision. Masterful architecture and opulent appointments define the nearly 12,000 square-foot interiors. The grand foyer welcomes with limestone flooring and a sweeping custom staircase providing your first introduction to a well-thought-out floorplan that harmonizes formal and informal living spaces to perfection. Ideal for hosting intimate dinner parties or lavish gatherings is the banquet sized dining room. An air of grandeur pervades the formal living room which contributes to the ambiance of the space. With towering windows allowing tons of natural light to flow throughout, the sunroom offers exquisite outdoor views which unfold through the seasons. An aesthetically pleasing barrel-vaulted hall takes you to the elevator, which services three levels. The magnificent library you must see in person! Paneled in rich knotty pine and touched by a stunning Verde marble fireplace, striking wet-bar and hidden office you are swept away in luxury. The open great room and kitchen is sensational in size and design with a beautiful architecturally detailed ceiling and three sets of French doors leading to the terrace and picturesque manicured velvety lawn beyond. Extraordinary describes the gourmet Chef's kitchen with a dramatic bespoke center island, exceptional custom cabinetry, Viking range and two ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerators and freezer drawers, two Bosch dishwashers, two Viking warming drawers, two large adjoining walk-in pantries and more. This is the ultimate space for large and small gatherings. The gorgeous primary bedroom suite feels like a world unto its own with a lovely sitting area warmed by a fireplace, luxurious dual baths and separate walk-in closets, plus a sunroom offering true privacy. The additional en-suite bedrooms on the second level are equally marvelous. A charming breezeway connects the main house to the pristine, heated four car, extra deep garage and guest apartment suite. The impressive lower level is remarkable with amenities galore designed to keep everyone entertained. A professionally constructed sport court ready for fun and games, as well as a comfortable rec room, fabulous theatre room, a full bath with steam shower and an exercise room provides endless hours of entertainment. One of the signature elements of this dynamic level is a truly spectacular temperature-controlled wine cellar and tasting room, with a winding staircase, that transports you back to the Old World, complete with a special custom racking system that can accommodate 3,720 regular bottles and 32 double magnums. A sanctuary to enlighten the senses, the splendid professionally landscaped grounds pay homage to a traditional English garden. It is true paradise with gentle rolling lawns, formal boxwood and rose gardens, a rustic fountain, a tranquil sitting area with fire feature and stone terraces all shrouded by mature trees for complete privacy. The visionaries behind this masterpiece have thought of everything - from a cobblestone heated circular driveway, heated motor court and heated front step entry, gas lanterns and copper gutters and downspouts with snow melt heating system are a few mentionables that await. A once-in-a-lifetime address that can never be replicated.
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / Hinsdale / Dawn McKenna
$5,495,000
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Wilmette Area Single Family Home

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1222 Chestnut Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091

5 Bed
7 Baths
8433 sqft
MLS# 11416966
This stunning estate property, located on premier Chestnut Avenue in East Wilmette is truly a private retreat! Surpassing every expectation, this exquisite home has been recently redesigned & renovated from the amazing lower level to the newly finished third floor. From the moment you enter, you are greeted with unparalleled quality & breath-taking, detailed-rich finishes. The floor plan is ideal, every room opening into another. The foyer with captivating curved staircase opens to the dining room through beautifully crafted doors, allowing entering guests to see through the home to the backyard & feel connected with the beauty of the outdoor spaces. It also leads you to the spacious formal living room with an abundance of natural light & stunning decor which then opens to the genteel garden room, a beautiful space with heated floors that can accommodate an evening gathering or perfect spot for the party bar, opening with new French doors to the outdoor oasis. The splendid dining room is designed for entertaining, formal or informal, enjoying gorgeous custom grass cloth & expansive bay window. Your breath will be taken away by the sumptuous, professional chef's kitchen! Although new 4 years ago, the current owner totally redesigned it to be the hub of the home, creating a brand new Chester and Chester kitchen with an abundance of cabinetry, new quartz countertops, commercial grade Wolf steam oven, Italian quartz backsplash, 2 dishwashers, 2 extra deep Franke commercial sinks, pantry armoire & oversized white Italian Quartz island. The breakfast room, encompassed by a wall of windows, enjoys a serving bar area with sub zero fridge, ice maker & additional built-ins; an ideal, sunny place to gather. Opening from the kitchen, the show-stopper family room becomes the perfect spot for the family to gather & enjoy watching the activities in the pool & backyard. A convenient mudroom with 5 custom individual closets & heated floor leads to the oversized brick 2 car garage & pool room. Plus, you will never want to use your city workplace again after seeing the spectacular first floor lacquered office with dramatic Schumacher wallcovering, bookcases & built-in desk! Upstairs you will find a bright airy hallway with new sophisticated Stark runner leading to 5 substantial bedrooms, 4 designer baths & convenient laundry room. Designed as a sanctuary, the primary bedroom features a new separate entry, gas fireplace, newly redesigned custom walk-in closet & new luxurious spa bath, the perfect retreat! Each of the four spacious secondary bedrooms & designer baths offers their own unique charm including window seats, walk-in closets & decorative decor. The guest bedroom is positioned down a private hallway, providing guests with not only a restful reprise, but also appreciated privacy. There are 2 laundry rooms, one on the second floor & one in the lower level, accessed with a laundry chute. The newly finished third floor offers additional space for a perfect playroom. Whether you are hanging out in the winter or entertaining in the summer, the lower level with large rec room, 300 bottle wine room, party room with antique glass & quartz wet bar & wellness/exercise room with new jacuzzi infrared sauna is the place to have fun! The full bath & huge laundry room are perfect for after a dip in the pool! And speaking of fun, the oversized outdoor pool, sports court, 8 person spa w/ waterfall, fire pit, fabulous bluestone patio, private sunbathing area, outdoor shower, pool room & custom brickwork with built-in gas grill will be enjoyed by the entire family & friends!! So many updates: Geothermal Home Generator, HVAC, 2 tankless H20 heaters, Control 4 home system, Roof, gutters, heating cable system, windows and French Drainage system. Walking distance to the lake, downtown Wilmette or Kenilworth, schools & Plaza De Lago! This home exemplifies quality & elegance. It truly is meant for buyers who appreciate beauty, luxury & an incredible lifestyle!
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / Compass
$5,295,000
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Lake Forest Area Single Family Home

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171 W Laurel Avenue Lake Forest, IL 60045

6 Bed
7 Baths
11569 sqft
MLS# 11190518
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Spectacular private family or multi-generational compound is sited perfectly between Lake Forest's town center and open lands along the historic Green Bay Road corridor. Beautifully scaled and elegantly proportioned the main rooms feature 10 foot ceilings and are filled with southern light. The first floor primary bedroom wing is a flexible arrangement of rooms; main bedroom with fireplace, two substantial dressing rooms, walk-in closet plus additional walls of closets, an office and 1.5 baths. The first floor encompasses a living room with fireplace, cherry paneled library with fireplace, wine room and bar area, dining room, country kitchen with fireplace and walk-in pantry, utility room, storage room, two bedrooms with baths and a formal powder room. The second floor is reached from the foyer's elegant floating staircase and features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, dressing room and large walk-in closet, which would make an excellent second floor laundry area. This classic one owner estate was designed by well-known architect, Walter Frazier. Frazier perfectly sited the home on the hill to take advantage of the vistas and sunsets to the west over open lands. High quality building standards were utilized throughout, including Ludowici tile roof, concrete construction, stone and hardwood flooring, Phase 3 electric, and 16 zones HVAC. With flexibility in mind there is a charming, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath guest house; an additional outbuilding used as a retreat providing additional garage space, workroom, kennels, attic storage and 2 rooms of vaulted ceilinged living space with 1/2 bath and kitchenette; and a separate 3 car garage (for a total of 7+ spaces). The eastern section of the 9 acres houses all of the structures and the grounds allow for a pool to be perfectly placed to receive the sun and have stunning views of the meadows and sunsets. The western 5 acres is dedicated open conservation space and managed by Lake Forest Open Lands. Immerse yourself in nature, but be only minutes from vibrant Market Square, this one-of-a-kind location and estate is waiting for the next generation to enjoy. (Original blueprints and landscape plans are available for previewing. The main home is 8,577 square feet, sold in trust and as is.)
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / Lake Forest / Marcia Rowley
$4,995,000
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Barrington Hills Area Single Family Home

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2 Rock Ridge Road Barrington Hills, IL 60010

6 Bed
9 Baths
14752 sqft
MLS# 11328177
Situated on 12.3 acres of natural beauty, this breathtaking estate will absolutely 'wow' with unsurpassed architectural craftsmanship. Your own private nature preserve, with stately oak trees and lush landscaping make the outdoors a peaceful, serene oasis or a fabulous space for entertaining with the award-winning in-ground pool, hot tub, lagoon, waterfalls and luxurious, manicured gardens. The interior of this home, with almost 15,000 SF of living space and seven fireplaces, is the epitome of grandeur, elegance and inviting warmth. The exquisite kitchen is a home chef's dream, professionally designed with Wolf and SubZero appliances, two large islands, a kitchen desk area and separate dining area flooded with natural light, overlooking the scenic rear yard. Formal dining room, spacious main floor office with fireplace, gorgeous custom millwork and built-in library shelves. Striking, two-story living and family rooms with the finest finishes throughout. The main-floor primary suite evokes pure luxury with a fireplace, spa-like bath with radiant heated floors, wet bar and a grand walk-in closet. There are five additional bedrooms, of which four have ensuite baths. Three laundry areas: first floor mud/laundry room, second floor laundry room, and a washer/dryer in the walk-out basement, convenient for laundering post bathing suits and towels. The entire lower level has heated floors and features a 1200 bottle, temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar, theatre, a second kitchen, dining room, billiards room, beautiful bar with spacious seating area, second family room and a separate pool and changing room with full bathroom. Two spacious garages with heated floors, accommodate six cars and plenty of storage. Outstanding architectural style and refined living fit for entertaining, this is also a family friendly home residing in the highly sought after School District 220. Convenient access to shopping, dining, equestrian facilities, social/community services, and all of the amenities that make Barrington Hills the perfect place to call home!
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / Barrington / Dean Tubekis