This magnificent neoclassical style home has 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, & 2 half-baths. Built by architects Benjamin Marshall and Horatio Wilson in 1901, it is located in the historic landmarked Kenwood area, minutes from UOC. 8000+sq ft of living space distributed on four levels. Feel the grace of this home as you step through the grand foyer. The layout is sophisticated and encompasses openness. The first floor interior space is timeless with endless custom millwork details on the multiple arched cased openings, which lead to a beautiful winding staircase. The extensive layers of elegant corbel, leaf, dentil molding and cornices are breathtaking. Both architects looked to the past for inspiration, romanticizing the classical Georgian era interior architecture.*Ready to entertain in this spacious living room surrounded with tall wainscoting, built-in bookcases, a fireplace, an original 8 ft pocket door. Step out onto the lovely solarium (4-season room) with marble inlay flooring and 3 walls of glass windows with elegant brass handles. The perfect place to read, listen to the quiet whispers of nature, birds and trees, such a retreat! A lovely room with alcove ceilings and 8 ft stained glass pocket door by the grand foyer, perfect for a study/office. The inviting dining room is adorned with a classical chandelier and recessed lighting, setting the tone for a perfect holiday gathering. Enter into a custom designed chef's kitchen with quality handcrafted cabinetry and equipped with professional appliances from ABT, including Subzero refrigerator, 6 burner Thermador cooktop, Borsch double ovens, Borsch dishwasher, G.E profile microwave, and granite tops, a wet bar and a desk area w stone inlay flooring. The kitchen comes with a sun filled darling of a breakfast room anchored by floor to ceiling built-in cabinets with glass inserts. This home has been lovingly restored and professionally maintained throughout the years, and has been beautifully updated for modern day comfort.*The second floor encompasses a lovely quiet sitting room with a balcony that has double stained glass doors overlooking the tall tree garden. The primary suite includes not only a luminous corner bedroom, a sitting area with a gas fireplace, a lovely updated full bath with a 6 ft whirlpool tub, marble top double vanity with custom cabinets, mosaic tile shower, travertine in-lay floors, and a walk-in closet, but also an impressive 28x11 dressing room with high quality custom Closet Work cabinets, with recessed lighting and a natural stone-top. The second ensuite bedroom has French doors opening into a bright, renovated full bath with a claw foot soaking tub, an extra wide glass door shower, and radiant heated floors creating a relaxing retreat. The third corner bedroom has built-in closets. *The full height third floor living area is appointed with a large corner ensuite with a sunny full bath, 2 more bedrooms, a full bath, and a laundry room with a skylight. A walk-in cedar closet. *There are scenic garden tree-line views throughout this home thanks to the setback position of the house. The professionally maintained landscape includes a Rain Dance lawn irrigation system operated seasonally. The garden is beautifully designed with perennial & manicured evergreen shrubs surrounded by endearing ornate wrought iron gates. Basement is newly painted, new flooring, powder room, and a playroom w recessed lighting. 3 add'l rooms for potential gym, music, or wine room.*2.5 car brick garage, 4 exterior parking spaces. The driveway is professionally equipped with motorized open/shut power gates. Roof repaired/replaced in 2020, 2 new HVAC units, see attached info. Close proximity to UOC, UOC hospitals, Lab School, Metra, shops/restaurants, Lakefront Bike/walking trail and farmer's market. The layout of this magnificent home is simply fantastic, form and function within a quiet space. One can move right in and start enjoying everything this great house has to offer.
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