New Listing – 815 Grove Street in Glencoe-North Shore, Chicago Real Estate

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815 Grove Street

Appointed w/premium architectural details……..

Magnificent English country style residence. Fabulous curb appeal offering charm & elegance on a gorgeous half acre, near the heart of town. 7000 sq. ft. exquisitely finished including 2 attached garages and an additional 2 detached garage spaces. Professionally landscaped by Craig Bergmann and built by Signature Builders (2004) architect Carol Rogulski. A lovely home for the most discriminating buyer.

Exterior Stone and Brick with architectural details that include a highly pitched roof line, turned double chimney, custom limestone inserts, arched stone lintels and a charming stone wall framing the private garden. There are also copper gutters and extra wide downspouts, copper valleys and flashing and a copper bay window. A cedar shake roof has ice and snow shield on pitches, valleys and gutter line.

Foyer 8 ft arched knotty alder and glass door with sidelights, featuring Rocky Mountain hardware. 4 inch oak floors throughout the first floor. Barrel vaulted ceiling. Varying ceilings throughout and 10 foot ceilings on the first floor.

Living Room Generous space with an Old World cast stone fireplace and sliding doors to the library

Library Magnificently appointed room with pine paneled wainscoting, built-in cabinets and bookshelves, beamed ceiling and heavy crown moldings.

Powder Room Across from coat closet, Porcher console sink with Perrin and Rowe faucet in polished nickel and Kohler Portrait toilet

Dining Room Spacious dramatic room with beautiful columns and details with bowed window highlighted by a spectacular chandelier. The arched entry detail is echoed throughout the home.

Kitchen 2 stainless Oliveri under mount sinks, 2 garbage disposals and Blanco high arc stainless faucets. Subzero 36” refrigerator, 36”freezer with wood overlay doors, Thermador 48” stainless steel professional cook top, 2 stainless steel Thermador convection ovens and microwave, Bosch hi-efficiency dishwasher with wood paneling, Marvel 30 bottle wine cooler. An open layout lends itself perfectly for entertaining. There are hand crafted and period design cabinets by Quality Custom Cabinetry with an expansive curved island and granite countertops. Completing this space is a breakfast bar, table eating area, sliding doors and beautiful views of the garden.

Family room opens to the kitchen and features the 2nd wood burning, gas fireplace with a floor to ceiling natural stone wall and wood mantle. A vaulted ceiling and 2 French doors open to the yard and patio.

 1st floor Bedroom En suite with shower featuring Kohler and Grohe, this room has its own entrance and beautiful views of the yard and garden-ideal for a home office, live-in or guests.

Laundry room and Mud room Generous separate rooms open to the garage as well as side door entrance. The laundry room features a laundry chute, Corian counters, Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer.

Garage There is a 2 car attached heated garage plus 2 car detached with custom stained wood doors and exterior digital key pad. The driveway is tumbled brick and asphalt.

Second Floor – 9ft ceilings

4 generous en-suite bedrooms The Master bath has radiant heated honed marble and polished mosaic stone floors, a Pearl corner whirlpool with recirculating hot water line and pump for fast hot water, Grohe rain shower head and hand held shower with 4 adjustable body sprays, 2 separate sinks and vanities with beautiful granite counters.

Lower level-9ft ceilings 2000sq ft of finished living space including an exceptionally large entertaining area and a 3rd wood burning, gas starter fireplace. There is a wet bar with Subzero wood-paneled refrigerator. A 6th bedroom has a walk-in closet and spa marble bath with steam shower. A utility room provides plenty of storage and includes; 400 amp electric service, 2-75 gallon hot water heaters, sump pump with battery back-up, security system (keypads in Master bedroom and Mud room-all doors wired motion sensor), 2 zoned HVAC (zone 1st and 2nd level, additional zone in lower level), air cleaners and humidifiers, pre-wired for multiple phone, cat 5 RG6 coaxial cable for television, surround sound in Family room, lower level, speaker in kitchen, living and dining rooms, master bedroom and bath, plus rear and side patios. Insulation is walls R-13, ceilings R-38 and basement R-19. Additional soundproofing of all baths, laundry room and plumbing chases with baffling insulation. All ceilings with living space above are soundproofed with R-19 insulation. In addition, there is a generator, underground sprinklers and landscape lighting.  More details HERE and HERE.

Just Listed – 904 Glencoe Drive in Glencoe-North Shore, Chicago Real Estate

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904 Glencoe DriveSteps To Your Glencoe Lifestyle…

Custom built Timm Martin all brick Georgian residence on quiet cul-de-sac just steps from the heart of town, including restaurants, Writer’s Theatre, library, grocery, pharmacy and more.  This home was built for suburban / beach town environment within easy reach of downtown Chicago, yet without typical suburban, car-only lifestyle.   Near transportation, schools, Ravinia Park, Chicago Botanical Garden and our magnificent beach and North Shore lake front park.

Blue stone steps welcome you to the gracious entry and 2 story foyer with spiral staircase, recessed lighting and natural light filtering in from large windows.  Gracious living space unfolds from here with a design that allows for easy living, entertaining or tranquil alcoves.

Double French doors open to the Library/Living room with handsome hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, crown moldings and recessed lighting.  A wood burning, gas starter fireplace has a slate surround and wood mantle – a peaceful spot for quiet gatherings or for reading or reflecting.

The Dining room, with hardwood floors, recessed lighting and large double windows, connects to the kitchen and is perfect for entertaining!

The open bright Family room and adjacent Sun room and Kitchen feature hardwood floors, recessed lighting and scenic vistas from the many windows and French doors opening to the beautifully landscaped property.  This area was designed to allow family interconnectedness and also separate undistracted activities.

The Family room has a wood burning, gas starter fireplace with granite surround and wood mantle.  Built-in cabinetry and French doors that open to the stone paver patio and landscaped yard   complement the space – a perfect place for large gatherings or quiet intimate evenings at home.

The Sun room is a peaceful alcove surrounded by windows and French doors with easy access to the patio and yard. The fabulous Kitchen has an abundance of beautiful floor to ceiling cherry wood cabinets, some with lighted art glass inserts, a large island with prep sink and granite counters.  Appliances include:  a Sub Zero refrigerator, a Thermador 4 burner stove with char broiler and griddle, and a Bosch dishwasher.  The large eating area also has a wall of cabinets and work area.

Completing the first level is a stunning Powder room, ample closets and a separate mud room connecting the side entrance and kitchen.

The 2nd level has 4 spacious bedrooms including a luxurious Master suite.  There are hardwood floors and recessed lighting throughout.  One bedroom, currently used as an office, has a private bath with spa tub.  A private suite has 2 bedrooms with fitted closets and ample natural light. They share a bath with double sinks, granite counters, storage towers, mirrored medicine cabinets and separate shower.

The Master bedroom has a wood burning, gas starter fireplace flanked by 2 glass sconces and a sitting area.  The spa oasis bath features Jerusalem stone counters, Kalista double sinks and Mahogany cabinetry.  There is an extra- large spa tub and a multi-head double shower with bench, steam and music!  A large fitted walk-in closet has a private stairway (also accessible from the main hall) going to a third floor retreat. Currently a private office, this flexible space allows for another bedroom with walk-in closet, a master lounge or a playroom.

The large, finished basement with 9- foot ceilings and its own HVAC zone, is carpeted, has recessed lighting and has multiple closets for storage.  A laundry room with Maytag washer and dryer and many cabinets is connected by chutes from 1st floor mudroom and 2nd floor bedroom suite area.  A bedroom, currently used as an exercise room has recessed lighting and a large closet.  An additional room, now used as a 5th bedroom, also has many possibilities. The spacious multi-use recreation room is set up for media and a large play area.  A full bath has a shower and is connected to both the bedroom and main recreation area for convenience.  Plumbing is in place for the addition of a kitchen/bar, if desired.

Other highlights of this special offering include:  3 zone HVAC, 2 water heaters, 400 amp electric service, double sump pump battery back-up, underground sprinklers on main property, security system, speakers in many areas of the home including the exterior, and a 2.5 car garage with extensive shelving designed for storage.

The private property on nearly ½ acre has a stone paver patio with fire pit, play yard and an unusually large side yard – the land was annexed from a neighboring lot and, if desired, allows potential for a pool, greenhouse, sports court, skating rink, addition or other lifestyle choices.  More information and a custom tour HERE and HERE