There is a feeling of old New Orleans when one approaches this charming home. The second floor balcony, with French doors from two of the three bedrooms, is adorned with hand- wrought iron and provides a perfect view of spectacular Long Grove sunsets. The huge oak trees bordering the street are among the oldest in the area and share the yard with many beautiful maples, Blue Spruce, flowering crabapple and more.
This home is relaxing and comfortable. The two way fireplace, between the butternut paneled den and living room, provides not only added warmth but atmosphere and ambiance. A fireplace in the partially finished basement is fully functioning, as well. There is abundant storage space throughout the house and basement and the floor plan creates convenience for all activities.
The prize winning architect from Hawthorn Woods, David Lindquist, designed a new kitchen and office space, with handmade floor tiles from Mexico, Corian countertops and custom made cabinetry by the Heritage Company in Pennsylvania. At that time, much of the plumbing, wiring, and gutters and downspouts were replaced. One of the two upstairs bathrooms was completely remodeled, with a Kohler Jacuzzi tub and handmade Italian floor tiles. The older bathroom has a refinished tub.
A new air conditioner and attic fan were purchased in 2009 followed by a new boiler (furnace,) in 2010. The old roof was removed and a new one installed in the fall of 2011. The 50 gallon hot water heater is brand new, Feb. 2012. The entire driveway was dug up and restored in 2009. The house exterior has been painted four times in the 25 years the owners have lived here. It was last painted in 2009. In the 1990s, the entire house had new aluminum, combination storms and screens installed.
The backyard of the nearly one acre lot is completely fenced for the safety of family pets and children and to keep out the frequently seen deer, fox and coyote. The property behind the yard is vacant, which increases the feeling of privacy and country living. A combination storage shed and screen house is a perfect place to enjoy a summer day or evening, watching the many species of birds or listening to the crickets.
The quaint Village of Long Grove is just down the road and the beautiful Deer Park Mall is only a mile away. Located near major transportation arteries, stores and theaters, there is still a feeling of country here. It’s convenient, it’s comfortable, it’s home.
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