Saturday, June 21, 2014

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391 South St Marys Road LIBERTYVILLE, IL 60048

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Description: Towering trees provide summer shade for this sturdy quad-level home. Situated on a private lot, just a few houses down from the Old School Forest Preserve, this terrific home’s floor plan offers great flexibility. This brick and cedar residence is efficiently heated by baseboard heating. The concrete circular driveway and extra pad were designed to accommodate guest parking. Mature trees & shrubs frame the property line, and the backyard offers the bonus of a storage shed.

The spacious formal living room is warmed by a wood-burning vintage stone fireplace. A large picture window captures the morning sunshine. The adjacent formal dining room features a slider that not only welcomes in the outdoors, it also provides easy access to the large backyard patio—a great spot to host summer barbeques.

French doors lead from the dining room to the vaulted family room addition, which comes complete with its own zoned heating controls, skylights & a large picture window.

Smartly designed, the retro style of the kitchen blends with the design and flow of the home. Spacious is size, the room boasts an abundance of cabinetry, including a planning desk. There is plenty of counter space too! The eating area enjoys a bayed window overlooking the backyard. All appliances remain, including a wall oven, gas cook-top, built-in dishwasher and a side-by-side refrigerator.

The upper level hosts a generously-sized master bedroom, complete with an updated private bath with ceramic tile flooring, shower & pedestal sink. Two spacious secondary bedrooms share the large hall bath, with dual sink vanity & tub/shower combo. All bedrooms enjoy solid oak flooring & great closet space!

Flexibility of use is offered with the main floor addition which includes vaulted ceilings, a front room with it’s own private entry, a separate powder room and door to adjoining family room! It’s perfect for a home office, in-law or au pair suite, play or hobby room. The powder room could easily be expanded into a full bath if needed.

Don’t miss the lower level den, hosting a wonderful wall of built-in shelving & cabinets. With direct access to the backyard, this multi-purpose room could also be converted into a bedroom or family room. The adjacent full bath has a shower!

Check out the space in the finished basement! The rec room enjoys a wall of closet storage. The light-filled laundry area comes equipped with a long folding counter and a utility sink. The washer and dryer remain. Access to the concrete crawl for additional storage is provided from this area. The home has central air conditioning except in the main floor addition which has a window air conditioner.

Home Information:

Beds: 3

Baths: 3.50

Sqft: 2497

Price: $345000

MLS #: 08573968

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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1131 Crestfield Avenue Libertyville, IL 60048

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Description: Libertyville home with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths enjoys hardwood flooring in all bedrooms, living and dining room and kitchen. Master bedroom with private bathroom. Appliances remain. Eat-in kitchen has door to yard and huge deck. Brick with newer vinyl siding and newer vinyl windows too. Entire backyard fenced with 6' privacy, no maintenance fencing. Separate detached garage set up with insulation and electric -- great for workshop/storage.

Home Information:

Beds: 3

Baths: 2.10

Sqft: 1721

Price: $334900

MLS #: 08647834

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Description: Spacious in design elements, this tradition-inspired 4 bedroom home is well placed for privacy and enjoyment on approximately 1 acre of wooded wonderland with Lake Michigan water and city sewer. Its circular driveway provides a welcoming statement! The Oaks sits within Libertyville school districts and provides a very convenient location close to the Forest Preserves & River Trail plus great shopping and major roadways.

Slate flooring welcomes you into the entrance foyer, which is accompanied by a lovely bridal staircase and twin coat closets. The placement of the spacious formal living and dining rooms ensure flexibility in entertaining as well as daily family living. The expansive living room enjoys crown molding and is highlighted by a Federal style gas fireplace complete with marble surround. Additional features include: hardwood flooring, white colonist trim & 6 panel wood doors, security system, and a first floor laundry room which provides access to the backyard and the attached 2 car garage. Accompanying splendid nature views is an in-ground heated pool and bluestone patios.

Unique in design and layout the refreshed kitchen has been this family’s delight! Featuring an abundance of painted Kraftmaid cabinetry topped by decorative molding, granite counters, double bowl sink, as well as a pantry closet—this is a picturesque spot in which you will want to begin your day - right in the heart of the home! Appliances include: double wall ovens, cook top, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, and a microwave. The expanded bay eating area enjoys access to the laundry room as well as the entry to the garage.

The family room enjoys pegged oak flooring and convenient access to the entire main level of the home. Expansive triple sliding door provides access as well as capturing the views of the backyard and pool area. Crown molding provides the finishing touch to this space.

Spacious in size and designed to capture the atmosphere of the outdoors, this master suite is relaxing indeed! Size does matter as you’ll see with the large dressing room with L-shaped closets ensuring plenty of current storage space plus the potential for more for your wardrobe needs. Well planned appointments included in the private master bath are a linen closet plus a separate shoe closet, ceramic tile flooring & tub/shower surround, and granite topped vanity in the dressing area.

Three ample-sized secondary bedrooms feature hardwood floors, excellent closet space and window treatments. All three bedrooms share the hall bath which offers a large double bowl vanity with make-up area, off-white painted cabinetry, and ceramic tile shower/tub surround. The hall closets include an over-sized linen plus a secondary storage closet!

Downstairs the large basement affords you several expansive living areas, a storage closet, utility area/workshop and a concrete crawlspace beneath the eating area and laundry room– perfect for up & away storage. Intercom and water softener “as is”.

The in-ground pool is concrete and is heated. There is a diving board/slide included. The depth goes from 3’ to 9’ with a safety ledge. The pool was built for the sellers’ four children to enjoy as they were growing up. That family tradition continues on today with the addition of the grand-children’s use as well!

Home Information:

Beds: 4

Baths: 2.50

Sqft: 3152

Price: $534900

MLS #: 08457022

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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1692 North HAIG POINT Lane Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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Description: Our lovely 5 bedroom home enjoys a classic cedar exterior and views out back of the White Deer Run golf course! The backyard enjoys a deck, firepit area and is framed by mature evergreens and shrubs. A terrific private location! Close to superb shopping which includes Mariano’s, Trader Joe’s, Westgate Mall and a variety of restaurants and entertainment. Gregg’s Landing is easily accessible to downtown Libertyville shopping as well as 2 Metra train stations.

Designer tile flooring & a decorator color palette provide a crisp welcome into the home’s two-story foyer. The open design of the formal living and dining rooms ensures flexibility in entertaining. Living & dining room window treatments & designer dining room chandelier remain. Additional interior features include: extensive use of hardwood flooring—upstairs & most of the first floor, white colonist trim & 6 panel doors, designer lighting fixtures, 9’ first floor ceilings, 1st floor office nook & updated powder bath, 2nd floor laundry with utility sink and an oversized attached 3 car garage.

Delicious touches in the island kitchen make meal preparation enjoyable! Designed for today’s active family, this room features an abundance of 42” soft-toned raised panel white cabinetry and loads of solid surface counter space — you will see this really is the heart of the home! The 12” designer tile flooring carries into the eating area, with slider access to the deck and backyard. All stainless steel appliances remain: gas range, built-in microwave, dishwasher & refrigerator with door ice/water dispenser. Glass front display cabinets & a double pantry closet add to the room’s function. Designer light fixtures over the island and table area remain.

Rich hardwood flooring compliments the tile surround gas-start fireplace with built-in entertainment & TV niches. In ceiling surround sound speakers. The wonderful use of windows overlooks the beautiful golf course views, available all year long! Adjacent to the kitchen, the family room is a wonderful extension of the home’s main living space.

Soft tones enhance the custom installed oak flooring, that carries in the hallway and down the stairs. A lighted ceiling fan, wood blinds, and golf course views add to the simple sophistication of this spacious master retreat. Terrific wardrobe space includes a large walk-in closet plus a double closet. Luxury abounds in the master bath providing a relaxing oasis—double-sized whirlpool tub, 12” designer ceramic tile flooring, an extended vanity with two sinks and a make-up area, a private commode room & a separate ceramic tiled shower.

An open loft area opens to four secondary bedrooms, all feature great closet space and ceiling fans. Blinds remain. The hall bathroom is complete with a double basin vanity and tile surround tub/shower combo.

Don’t miss the full finished English basement—with two rec room/game areas - affords a great expansion to the living space of the home. A wet bar, easy care flooring and a half bath add the right finishing touches for your enjoyment.

Home Information:

Beds: 5

Baths: 2.20

Sqft: 3028

Price: $598900

MLS #: 08627262

Sunday, June 8, 2014

658 BETH Court, GURNEE, IL

658 BETH Court GURNEE, IL 60031

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Home Information:

Beds: 2

Baths: 2.00

Sqft: 1162

Price: $112500

MLS #: 08637857