“It’s a special experience to open the gate and drive in under the elm canopy. Walking under those elms always feels like taking a stroll in our own personal park.” – Current Homeowner
With 5 bedrooms, 5 1⁄2 baths, a separate in-law apartment, and a third level begging to be finished, this home offers nearly 7,000-square-feet of living space on 4.9 acres of lush property.
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Palladian villa with regal stone and wrought iron staircase that ascends to a master suite. Both grand and intimate, the suite features private sitting room, spa-like master bath, wet bar, and two fabulous walk-in closets. Cooks and hostesses will love the Le Cordon Bleu-inspired kitchen—which is outfitted with a nickel-trimmed La Cornue range, German cabinetry, and multiple culinary workstations—and flows effortlessly to all parts of the home. Grand walnut doors open to a gorgeous foyer with plaster walls and travertine floors. The versatile floor plan opens to the great room with limestone fireplace and French doors off the stone balcony overlooking the property. The dining room is anchored by a magnificent chandelier, with amethyst crystals, and a silver-leaf ceiling that hypnotically reflects flickering candles. The walkout lower level features a professional tem- perature controlled wine cellar and cedar closet.
This is your chance to experience the feeling of living in the European countryside right here in North Barrington. From the moment you drive through the gates and under the canopy of mature Elm trees, you’ll feel yourself expand with nature and space as you take in the grandeur of the home. Living can be both casual and elegant, depending on the day and your mood. Host cocktails and a sit-down dinner in the formal dining room. Or throw a more casual summer soiree where people spill from the kitchen to the sunroom and out onto the enormous deck and patio overlooking the lush property. As the sun sets, enjoy lively conversation with friends as the children catch fireflies and everyone roasts marshmallows around the fire pit. During the week, pop over to the village after summer activities for an ice cream from SweetSpot or Ice Cream Social before heading home to your private retreat for family time in the media, game, and exercise rooms.
21732 N. Old Barrington Road in North Barrington is currently offered at $1,075,000. For more information, contact Connie Antoniou, 847-508-7775, sothebysrealty.com.
“The natural sunlight that pours into this house is effectively uplifting, even in the winter months. We also love this home’s flow. It has plenty of space for entertaining and hosting guests, but it feels cozy when it’s just us at home.”- Current Homeowner
5,900 square feet of pure cosmopolitan living with 6 bedrooms, 3.2 baths, custom kitchen with all stainless Miele appliances, wine cellar, and butlers pantry. Penthouse, outdoor rooftop entertaining deck, lower level family/ media room, and sauna.
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Floor-to-ceiling windows let in all the south- ern light in this single family home on an extra-wide lot. Sumptuous master suite fea- tures fireplace, huge walk-in-closet, soaking tub, and steam shower with body sprays and rain head. The penthouse and adjoining custom designed rooftop deck is the crown- ing jewel of the home, with full-service bar, built-in grill and fireplace, and skyline views of Chicago. The family/theater room makes the lower level another perfect space for living and playing. Two additional bedrooms, heated floors throughout, full bath with a sauna, and second laundry room make this a very functional floor. The icing on the cake includes five-inch wide hand-beveled oak flooring, Jonathan Adler lighting, imported Japanese and Italian tiles throughout, smart home technology, three-car garage, and a snow melt system.
Once you’ve made the leap and relocated downtown to this spectacular contemporary single-family Lincoln Park home, it will be tough to decide whether to go out on the town or stay at home. Perfectly situated to enjoy the best of all that both the Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods offer, you can walk to nearby cafes and restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, and any type of service you could need. Or hop in a ride share to enjoy nearby Steppenwolf Theatre and dinner at BOKA, or down to the Loop to catch the Art Institute’s “Manet & Modern Beauty” exhibit going on right now. In the summer, the lakefront, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Wrigley Field are just a stone’s throw away. On days and nights you want to stay in, you’ll love all the amenities the home has to offer. Invite some friends for cocktails and a cookout on the rooftop, or hunker down in the theater room with the kids for a movie night. City living never looked so tempting!
1250 W. Schubert Avenue, in Chicago, is currently available for sale. For more information, contact Emily Sachs Wong, 312-286-0800, 1250wschubert.info.