Lakewood Balmoral-Nestled along the lakefront, this magnificently restored home sits on a rare 45ft wide lot in the highly sought after Lakewood Balmoral neighborhood, located in the heart of East Andersonville. Also known as "Winnetka in the City," it's one of the most beautiful & historically preserved single family neighborhoods in all of Chicago. Just 4 blocks from the Redline Berwyn CTA stop, 7 blocks from the lakefront and Lake Shore Drive and 2 blocks from all of the wonderful shops and restaurants along Clark Street in Andersonville, it really doesn't get better than this for location or your long term investment. This area offers the highly desirable and hard to find combination of a large yards and city amenities all with an easy commute to downtown. This home is much larger than it appears & offers approx. 5,900 sq ft of living space. The home's current long-term owners purchased the home from an architect. Thereafter, with the assistance of other historic preservationist architects they have made additions and upgrades throughout the home to provide all the modern-day luxury amenities and conveniences while maintaining the original craftsmanship & grandeur of an incomparable home that just can't be captured in photos. This home also features a perfect floor plan for entertaining with wonderful room sizes; 4 wood-burning/gas fireplaces; 5 bathrooms; front and back staircases; a formal dining room with wood beamed ceiling and fireplace; two butler's pantries (one with wet bar); laundry on the first floor; an informal dining room with adjoining sunken family room with fireplace; and an amazing and beautiful outdoor patio that is the perfect urban oasis. The primary bedroom suite has its own fireplace, separate dressing room and new marble bath with heated marble floors. The 3rd floor of the home offers a private suite with bedroom, bathroom & family room, perfect for in-laws, teenagers or live in help. The finished lower level has an office, workout and game area, bathroom and large storage areas. Other improvements include a new roof and updated and new mechanical systems with 3 furnaces and zoned heat and space pac air-conditioning. Authentic & luxurious at the same time...from the soaring ceilings of the foyer to the original built-ins and triple sawn wood trim and doors throughout. Fenced back yard and 2-car garage as well. Current owner has new architectural plans for an addition with an expanded kitchen and second floor en suite which will convey with the home. The area's many desirable schools include: Pierce, Sacred Heart, R.P. Montessori, Lycee Francaise, the Waldorf School, Latin and Parker.
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