A casual get-together for golf and cocktails in the famed Wynstone community sounds like great fun to your friends, who eagerly accept your invitation to enjoy an afternoon and evening at your new home. After meeting at the Clubhouse, they follow as you guide them through eighteen holes, marveling at the Jack Nicklaus designed course and gorgeous surroundings of lakes, wetlands, forestry and the amazing rear elevations of residences! The winners are heralded, and then everyone piles into cars to caravan deep into the woods of the exclusive neighborhood until they arrive at your lovely home.
Turning onto your asphalt drive, your guests proceed a little uphill toward your house at the top of the mound. They park on the apron fronting the garage, where a basketball net lets them know that someone has been practicing layups!
They're impressed by your three-car garage, fronted by taupe raised panel doors and guarded by a pair of flanking black iron coach lamps, each housing a single beacon of light! Gazing up, your friends are charmed by the dormers while, next to the garage, they mistake the architecturally significant service entry for the front door as they smile noticing four stone steps leading to a triple-arched portico brightened by a single overhead recessed light!
As your friends begin to circle your home, they savor the gables, the stone sills and the stone keystones centering the soldier course masonry framing the windows. They whisper among themselves about the rustic peace as they meander through your wooded rear grounds first, shaded by elms
and firs, that surround the enviable recently complete flagstone terrace boasting ample space for your grill and outdoor furniture. They love all of the stone detail: natural cut stone tops a brick retaining wall to offer additional casual seating; stone walls guard one side of the terrace as well as framing a valley where the ground dips; and a cut stone plant well spotlights an area grounded in wood chips and hosting a couple of chairs and a table you've thoughtfully placed for guests who seek a private conversation around the fire pit among ferns and prairie grasses.
Stepping onto a prominent aggregate stone walk that inclines slightly and ribbons of beds of flowers, bushes and wood chips, your guests continue past a fruit tree and descending stone stepping path to arrive at your entrance. They gaze one more time at your home and share their admiration for the exquisite stone that defines the entire front entrance and framing archway, then ascend four stone steps, the first announced by a pair of large natural stone urns adorned with grapevine appliqu s and acanthus detail holding flowering petite hibiscus trees. A square pillar topped by a substantial black iron, beveled glass coach lamp harboring four uplights, anchors guarding the steps on either side, a wall of natural stone.
As your friends alight upon your front veranda, they're guided by a single recessed light far overhead. A Palladian window sits above a transom defined by beveled glass diamonds and etched glass that tops your stately raised panel door, painted a soft dove shade, served by oiled pewter hardware and edged by a pair of slim sidelights repeating the transom's patterns. Your friends ring the doorbell intercom while you are searching for them! They wonder what your home looks like inside and cannot wait to find out!
FOYER (18'6" x 12')
You've arrived just ahead of your guests and, given the extra time they've taken to survey your grounds, you've made sure your staff has everything under control. The cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are ready for the taking as you answer the doorbell.
Your friends enter and are immediately awe-struck by your two-story foyer washed in light streaming in through the Palladian window, which draws their attention upward. They notice that the ceiling is punctuated by oak detail shaped into a pair of concentric octagons centered by an oiled bronze base dropping a matching chain holding a delightful chandelier defined by 16 up lights supported by swirling oiled bronze arms and protected by upward facing antique gold bell shades.
Walled in a subtle taupe and smoke faux paper, the foyer previews the style throughout your home: oak hardwood flooring; raised panel oak doors served by polished brass lever hardware; cased windows baseboards and crown molding; ivory ceilings; and audio system speakers and intercom throughout.
Your friends next regard your fabulous, angular staircase sided by a pair of scrolling bannisters topping classically carved newels and balusters. A plush latte runner protects the staircase, which curves so that visitors cannot see more than the first half-dozen steps. However, it ascends to a fully exposed balcony lining your upper level promenade, which your guests find enchanting!
Your generous foyer has space for your Persian rug and foyer table or chest. On either side, a single archway is separated from flanking narrower arches by a pair of square columns. As they begin to accept champagne offered on silver, handheld trays, your guests are excited to step through the archways to see where they lead!
GUEST POWDER ROOM
As they begin to mill around, your attention shifts to a guest who asks to use your powder room. You take her jacket and scarf and lead her down a short hall adjacent to your foyer and illuminated by dual overhead recessed lights. You stop to open the double door concealing your guest coat closet, enlightened by a single recessed light, and hang your guest's jacket on the double closet's polished chrome rod, laying her scarf safely upon the double upper shelf that spans the width of the ample closet.
At your right, you open a single door and gesture your guest into your charming, generously sized powder room. She is delighted to see the oak flooring and molding continue, maintaining the integrity of the decor as the molding also frames a side window topped by a sheer, embroidered, Chablis caf curtain and valance, and she loves the light touch of free-stroke gilding adorning the deep plum walls.
She also admires the oval lavatory topping a single, rounded base, cabinet served by oiled bronze key hardware, adorned with rope, acanthus and fleur-de-lis detail shielding a double shelf for towels and sundries. Under mounted, surrounded by polished caramel marble, the sink is served by brass spread lever faucetry. A wall mounted ring holds your beaded finger towel while, above, a hexagonal, beveled mirror, framed in gilded dentil and floral detail, is brightened by a polished brass, triple down light with hexagonal shades of clear beveled glass.
The Kohler commode is served by a polished brass handle and matching paper holder. A separately controlled fan supplies freshness, while the ornamental polished brass vent cover completes the chic decor.
DINING ROOM (16'7" x 12'7")
Many of your guests have strolled through the archway from your foyer into your formal dining room, where the foyer's wall treatment continues. They love looking out onto your front grounds through your dining room's full-height, divided triple window delicately dressed in smoky spice sheer panels and a matching valance grasped by twin, classically scrolled, acanthus carved, subtly gilded corbels.
Supplementing the natural light, an oiled bronze, intricately carved candelabra chandelier holds six up lights shielded by fluted ivory glass shades. Suspended on a short chain from an artful, triple tiered, reverse rectangular coffered ceiling treatment centers the room.
Your guests notice the ornamental vent covers that repeat from your powder room. Your spacious dining room accommodates your table for eight, along with a breakfront and sideboard. Celebrating a traditional holiday with extended family? The table can be extended or a second table added for meaningful seating right into the foyer-even invading the living room! A family that prays together stays together!
LIVING ROOM (16'8" x 14'5")
A group goes hunting for a couch and finds one across the foyer in your living room, where the carpeting repeats the staircase runner. Your foyer's wall covering extends to the wall it shares with the living room, while the remainder of your living room's walls melts into a neutral vanilla.
A front, full height bay window graces this room, with each clear glass panel topped by its own champagne sheer shaped to form a classic valance as it drapes over a gilded ridged rod capped by fluted, carved finials.
Yet more natural light streams in through divided, twin single, full height windows repeating the window treatment and presiding over your gorgeous side grounds. Your friends enjoy a chatty conversation, cocktails and canap s amid the opulence!
LIBRARY (14'10" x 14'5")
Because your guests are eager to view your entire home, you've left ajar the double beveled glass French doors, topped by a beveled glass dual pane transom, that reveals your sunlit, first floor study. Your friends take one step down to land upon mochaccino woven carpet.
The first thing they notice is the abundance of light! You, too, appreciate the natural light when you are working on a project or just absorbing a best seller novel. Quadruple, full height windows, covered by strapped wood blinds, span each of two adjacent walls; one looks out upon your side grounds, while the other offers view of your rear grounds. Four recessed spot lights illuminate the room as dusk descends.
Your friends and colleagues admire the handsomely milled room's exquisite, true relief oak wainscot topped by a rich acanthus print in shades of pine with touches of blush, merlot and tan.
A third wall is defined by a built-in, oak, triple five-shelf book case, topped by cherry molding and split by fluting detail beneath recessed rosettes, with each column settling into a double base cabinet fronted by raised panel doors served by polished brass pulls to conceal the unsightly supplies and the inner turmoil of a true working office.
Your study offers ample space for your stately desk and credenza, with room left to place an armchair and floor lamp for comfortable reading.
GREAT FAMILY ROOM (24'2" x 21'7")
You follow the sound of high activity, which has traveled to your magnificent grand room. Your guests rush over to you to express their delight with this two-story Shangri-la! Sunken by one step, your family room is floored in a plush, charming floral print against neutral, pale putty walls.
High above, twin fans field five wooden paddles each, while spying your upper promenade through this side's balustrade opposes the view from your foyer.
Your guests are amazed by the grandeur of the dramatic double story, quadruple window and arched transom, emitting plentiful natural light and offering views to your rear flagstone terrace and woods-lined grounds. A corner single clear glass door opens to a descending outdoor staircase leading to your patio. High above the door, a large transom window welcomes in even more sunshine!
Although you normally reserve it for a chillier day, you've decided to light a fire for the pleasure of your guests! They are thrilled to see the full height, corner, key starter gas hearth in masonry boasting arched soldier course detail, with a firebox protected by an iron screen shielded by a reflective black glass double folding door framed in satin finish brass. The hearth sits upon a generous masonry ledge to hold your statuary, urns and fireplace tools, while your oak mantle presents a surface for candlesticks, framed photographs or trophies. Your guests enjoy all of it!
On the adjacent wall, your built-in cherry entertainment center repeats your study's cabinetry style, with the addition of rope detail on the crown molding. The center column's large open compartment accommodates your flat screen TV, DVR and DVD player beneath a double upper cabinet, while the flanking columns, fashioned with recessed upper shelving, show off favorite books, family photos and artifacts you've carried home from abroad. Below, a pair of side-by-side drawers tops a base cabinet to conceal your CDs and DVDS.
As daylight fades, six overhead recessed lights, including one directional light you can aim at the hearth, take over the duties of brightening your grand room. A bordering hallway, illuminated by twin overhead recessed lights, provides access to and from other areas of your home. A squared archway topped by a retro, distressed teal wall appliqu carved with fruit defines a second entrance, leading to your breakfast area and kitchen.
KITCHEN & BREAKFAST ROOM
(18'3"x 15'9") & (12'10"x 12')
More joy and light-filled space is discovered within your wonderful kitchen and breakfast area! The oak flooring continues beneath a double tray ceiling, each rimmed with oak crown molding. Your cherry kitchen cabinetry is served by pewter open lattice pulls. Your guests comment on your upscale granite of flowing butterscotch and caramel with flecks of plum.
Your kitchen is equipped with high-end, stainless steel KitchenAid appliances: side-by-side refrigerator/freezer served by substantial pulls; the brand's Superba double oven, dishwasher and refuse compactor. Backing your Jenn-Air Expressions range, boasting four burners and a slim griddle, and your Kenmore, stainless steel, wall-mounted microwave, is a blush and champagne, tumbled marble style ceramic backsplash designed in a diamond pattern with pewter medallion inlays.
An In-Sink-Erator disposer and single lever stainless steel faucetry with a spray nozzle and separate matching soap dispenser serve your stainless steel under mount double sink.
Your bountiful cabinetry comprises: a pair of double base cabinets, including one equipped with a pair of slide-out drawers, beneath two side-by-side single drawers perfect for holding all of your flatware and one long drawer for knives or utensils; a corner base cabinet concealing a convenient lazy susan; a single drawer atop a slim base cabinet equipped with vertical dividers for your cookie sheets, cupcake tins and trays; and a pair of side-by-side, flip down drawers to hold sponges and soap pads above a double below-sink cabinet for cleaning and dishwashing supplies.
Three additional double base cabinets offer storage along the wall housing your refrigerator, oven and microwave; the middle divided cabinet, under the range, sides a cabinet equipped with a slide-out drawer. Topping two of the cabinets, a pair of long drawers shelter your ladles, carving forks and salad tongs. Above, one of two triple-shelf upper double cabinets that flank the microwave and small upper cabinet above it is equipped with appreciated built-in spice racks on the doors. Beneath the double oven, a drawer shelters your broiling pans while, above, a double upper cabinet sides a smaller cabinet above your refrigerator. Rounding the corner, double base cabinet sides a pair of open shelves to display your cherished cake plates and serving trays.
Yet another wall of full height cabinetry doors presents twin double doors that open to an enviable pantry equipped with slide out drawers, handy door shelving for cannery and pastas plus convenient fold-out shelving. Above, twin side-by-side upper double cabinets hold trays and Tupperware, while a single cabinet is outfitted with your computer needs in mind
you can conceal your computer hardware inside and flow cords through an inconspicuous opening to attach to your monitor, which you can rest upon an adjacent, granite-topped desk equipped with a keyboard tray above a knee hole space for your chair, flanked by twin triple banks of drawers. Above the desk, a high double cabinet splits a pair of single cabinets.
Your guests gather around your sought-after island, topped in the same granite and home to additional cabinetry. An overhang on one side seats three upon large, round, iron swivel stools capped by soft tweed coffee cushions. The island's opposite side is centered by a bank of two large drawers topped by a pair of side-by-side drawers; on the left a double bank of drawers rests beneath a flip down drawer revealing a handy cutting board, while on the right a base cabinet with slide out drawer sits beneath a single long drawer with wooden built-in silverware tray.
Your kitchen's nine recessed lights supplement the natural light streaming in through a bay of three double full height windows lining your enviable breakfast area, which provides a clear glass door leading to your rear grounds and terrace. Your generous breakfast nook is ideal for your round table seating six.
LAUNDRY ROOM (13'4"x 8'7")
Off the kitchen, a door leads to your coveted first floor laundry room. Laundry is never a chore in this cheery space! Floored in 12" x 12" latte honed porcelain tile and walled in celery embellished with French script, the laundry room houses your side-by-side washer and dryer, next to an ample white laundry sink served by polished chrome spread lever faucetry and tops a white, raised panel, double base cabinet served by polished brass pulls and spacious enough to accommodate all of your laundry soaps, stain removers and bleaches. Twin side-by-side, triple shelf upper cabinets resting above the washer/dryer provide extra storage for household hardware.
Opposing your washer/dryer, a convenient white folding surface tops twin single base cabinets, each beneath a single drawer; they flank versatile open space that can accommodate movable shelving, pails or laundry baskets for distribution. Above, a double upper cabinet splits two single cabinets, which can hold anything from hardware and light bulbs to office supplies and toys.
A raised panel white door with a clear glass window leads to your drive. As this is the door the family frequently uses to enter the house, from the outside immediately to your left when you enter is a corner of built-in oak cubbies! This appreciated mud room area is designed and equipped to accommodate outer wear ranging from jackets and hats to purses, shoes and sports needs. You love the way everything is kept so neat!
Adjacent to your laundry room, a door reveals your first-floor family bath, where the tiled flooring continues. Cheerful and sunny with a single cased window overlooking your rear grounds, your bath is walled in a print of asparagus, grape, claret and rose flowers, grapes and vines.
Your white integral sink is served by single lever polished chrome faucetry and backed by a frameless wall mirror brightened by a single overhead recessed light. The sink's white double base cabinet repeats in style from the laundry room. A Lucite towel ring and colorless towel rod are wall-mounted upon white bases.
A polished chrome handle and white paper holder serve your white Kohler commode.
Fronted by a double sliding door served by a polished chrome pull, your spacious shower encased by 6" x 6" white ceramic tile surround boasts a shower bench with the tile on the bias. A white, wall-mounted corner shelf and a wall-mounted soap dish add to the occupant's convenience.
Overhead, a light with separately controlled fan provides freshness.
Can you just imagine the convenience of pets, children, and teens covered with muddy paws, drenched in sweaty uniforms, or arriving home from 18 holes and just dropping it all - coats hung, clothes to be washed and shower before tracking through the entire house! Heaven sent
3 CAR GARAGE
From your kitchen, you exit through a white raised panel door and take one step down to a landing that separates two identical, four-step staircases
one to the left and one to the right
that descend to your spacious three-car garage, brightened by three overhead bulbs supplementing the natural light emitted through a cased double window topped by a Palladian window rising high above your drive and a second cased double window overlooking your front entrance. Your garage is climate-controlled by its own Honeywell thermostat; the doors are automated by Buckeridge controls.
A raised step stretches the length of your garage to provide a platform for bikes, skis, trash receptacles and tools, while built-in shelving, a triple double-door storage closet and abundant pegboard and hooks help you to organize everything. For large parties, you keep prepared food and chilled beer and soda in your white Whirlpool side-by-side spare refrigerator/freezer. The kids, replete with spotlights upon the basketball net can use the keypad or the service entrance when they call a "time out
UPPER LEVEL (30'9"X 11'7")
You've shown every room of your home to your friends, who love your decor, delight in your good fortune and thank you for your hospitality. After bidding them safe travels, you ascend your beautiful staircase to reach your upper level, where the carpet runner expands to blanket the rooms as well as your upper promenade, guided by six recessed lights. As you stroll across the bridge, you gaze down to view your foyer, then switch to the opposite side to picture your grand room as it was filled with friends only a little while earlier. This is a spot you adore; the feeling of openness and the panoramic views of your home please you!
Other than one solid toffee wall, your foyer print against oak baseboards surrounds you here on the upper level, where a pair of single doors each open to a linen closet equipped with white shelving. Above, a pull down stair permits access to appreciated attic storage.
At the opposite end of the gallery, a single door opens to your white Asko stacked washer and dryer to offer the coveted convenience of a second, upper level laundry right next to the two bedrooms that likely produce the most towels, sheets and clothes!
MASTER SUITE & SPA (24'2" x 23'5")
You're exhausted but so happy! As you stroll through the double door you had left open for your guests to view your private paradise, your own breath is taken away by the sheer luxury of your master suite and spa.
The high, octagonal tray ceiling mirrors the shape of your bed chamber, which is centered by a brass fan boasting five wooden paddles and an up light concealed by a fluted crystal bowl. A wide bay window topped by wooden blinds behind tone-on-tone cocoa sheers with matching valances presides over your rear terrace and grounds.
You're tempted to flop on the inviting bed, but first you glide through a double door to enter your spectacular spa, floored in 12" x 12" white diamond pattern tile flecked with nutmeg complementing brush-stroke, caramel-on-white walls. Here, the octagonal tray ceiling repeats from your bed chamber and houses twin recessed lights and twin audio speakers.
Opposite each other, his-and-her cream integral sinks served by polished brass spread lever faucetry are brightened by lighting that repeats from your formal powder room
seven lights for her and five for him, each group against a full wall mirror adjacent to a polished brass towel ring.
Repeating the beautiful cherry style from the great room, "her" base vanity comprises a double cabinet siding a triple bank of drawers, along with a second triple bank of drawers siding a drawer atop kneehole space for a vanity chair or stool. On his side, an elevated double base vanity splits a pair of triple banks of drawers.
Tile surround houses your relaxing, top mount, six-jet National whirlpool, served by polished brass spread lever faucetry with round crystal knobbery and nestled nearby your enviable bay window, comprising a double window flanked by a pair of single windows, overlooking your side grounds repeating the master chamber's window treatment. A mounted polished brass towel bar keeps your towel dry until you are ready to leave the comfort of your whirlpool and continue with your day.
A curving glass-block wall of 4" x 8" blocks shields your lit shower cave, partially surrounded by 6" x 6" cocoa ceramic tiling and served by his-and-her polished brass single lever faucetry. A corner tiled bench holds your shampoos, conditioners and body washes.
Illuminated by a single recessed light, your shower stands one step down from the raised platform behind it, where three wall-mounted hooks grab towels and guard a second private nook protected by an additional glass-block wall, this one with 8" x 8" blocks, that houses your Kohler commode served by a polished brass handle and paper holder and lit by an overhead light with a fan on one side and exhaust on the other.
Twin single doors within your spa lead to generous his-and-her walk-in closets, equipped with multiple sturdy steel rods, white wooden shelving, a white chest of five drawers and, in her closet, abundant cubbies, baskets and shoe racks. An overhead light harbored in a substantial bowl, while hers enjoys overhead fluorescent lighting, brightens his closet.
BONUS/BEDROOM#5(27'5" x 14'11")
Outside the master suite, a duo of single doors opens to family bedrooms 2 and 5. Announced by an entranceway that leads to three descending steps, bedroom 5 is lit overhead by dual fluorescent lights, while welcome daylight shines through twin cased double dormer windows overlooking your garage apron. Decorated in neutral heather, this room is ideal as a nursery, child's room or teen's room, but other options include a workout room, playroom, upper level library and family den.
BEDROOM #2 (13' x 11'2")
A five-paddle white fan with bulb keeps pearly bedroom #2 light, fresh and airy. The occupant enjoys a forward view through a cased double window topped by a Palladian window, dressed in white wooden blinds behind dual diaphanous panels in magnolia with thin charcoal stripes.
A double door opens to a closet equipped with white rods and shelves and brightened by a single recessed light.
A built-in desk, repeating in style from your study and brightened by a single recessed light, accommodates a bank of three drawers siding kneehole space beneath a single drawer; above, three white shelves hold books and knick-knacks of a baby or a college student!
A Jack-and-Jill bath, floored in 12" x 12" milky tile against mist walls and ceiling, sits between bedrooms 2 and 5 to serve both. A small valance that repeats the fabric of bedroom 2's window panels tops the bath's single window white wood blinds.
The cabinetry and integral sink repeat in style from the master bath, except here the sink is served by polished chrome single lever faucetry. A double base oak cabinet rests beneath a faux drawer splitting a pair of small drawers topped by a full wall mirror illuminated by four down lights shielded by subtly patterned white classic bell shades mounted on a polished brass bar. A trapezoidal Lucite towel ring upon a white base is mounted on the wall.
The Kohler commode, polished chrome handle and white paper holder repeat from the master spa.
The 6" x 6" lily ceramic tile surround of the white tub with shower gleams beneath the overhead shower light. Served by polished chrome single lever faucetry and a white, wall-mounted soap dish, the tub is guarded by an attractive silver and white panel with rope detail. Just outside, a wall-mounted polished brass towel shelf holds the occupant's towel while, overhead, a light/fan whirs softly.
BEDROOMS 3 (15'2" x 12'6") & 4 (15'1" x 12'9") WITH JACK 'N JILL BATH
Also on your upper level, bedroom 3's deep mustard walls contrast the sloping eggshell ceiling, centered by a white five-paddle light/fan. A white ribbed rod with round finials threads the integral rings of dual dusty blue panels that protect the room's front triple window topped by a Palladian window.
A single door opens to a closet equipped with white wire rods and ample shelving.
The striking, wide black color block that ribbons the perimeter of otherwise white bedroom 4 provides a clean, artful background for photos and paintings. Overhead, a white fan repeats in a tray ceiling.
This bedroom contains a nook, brightened by a single recessed light, accommodating a built-in oak desk with a triple bank of drawers siding kneehole space.
A closet lit by a single recessed overhead light and equipped with white wire rod and a double door fronts shelving, while a rear double window topped with white wooden blinds sits behind twin black panels linked by a black-and-white checked soft valance with three bands of red.
The Jack-and-Jill bath between the rooms repeats the flooring and cabinetry style of the other family bath. With a ceiling that slopes on two sides, the bath boasts textured chocolate walls. Twin sinks repeat the other bath's faucetry and top massive cabinetry that comprises a double base cabinet beneath a pair of side-by-side drawers flanked by two triple banks of drawers, each sided by an extra-wide double base cabinet beneath a faux drawer splitting a pair of small drawers.
Backing the sink, two wall mirrors are split by another wall mirror beneath a double oak-cased, side-facing window cornered by carved rosettes.
A single door opens to a private area housing a Kohler commode served by a polished chrome handle and white paper holder sitting beneath a ribbed Lucite towel rod.
The white tub, repeating the other bath's faucetry and soap dish, is protected by a black curtain suspended from a rod on colorless rings. A handsome black wall-mounted shelf is fashioned with cubbies to hold paper rolls and hooks to hang towels.
ENGLISH LOWER LEVEL
From your kitchen, a descending staircase to your lower level is illuminated by an up lit sconce housed in a white glass bowl with brass trim and finial, guided by an oak handrail and covered in ivory woven carpet that blankets your lower level against oak baseboards. Your sprawling lower level is perfect for entertaining small and large groups alike, and also can serve as a teen cave or Toys R Us for the tots and wee ones.
At the bottom of the stairs, a door brightened by a single overhead recessed light opens to a closet ideal for storing towels and linens serving yet another full bath!
RECREATION ROOM (24'6" x 21'2")
The focal point of your lower level entertainment area is a full height, corner, natural cut stone, raised gas hearth that sets the mood for any gathering! Protected by a black and brass folding screen, the raised hearth holds gas logs served by a key starter and sits within the aim of twin adjustable recessed spots, which are supported by a total of 16 recessed lights in this L-shaped area. Add a sofa and perhaps an entertainment unit for a cozy, comfy setting.
The other leg of the L forms the Billiard Room (18'3"x 17'6") is ideal for your pool table; a wall-mounted cue and chalk holder await in a designated alcove. Even here on the lower level, where you least expect it, natural light pours in through adjacent quadruple windows topped by a triple cornice punctuated by a wine, navy and hunter green billiards-theme print that repeats on a pair of tall chairs awaiting fans eager to watch the pool game. A drink ledge extends below and beyond the windows to create an easy spot to rest a pool cue or keep a cell phone handy while playing. Twin ceiling speakers and an audio control panel ensure customized fun!
A door in this space leads to a walk-in closet equipped with white shelves to store board games, video games and athletic equipment. An overhead light, shielded by a fluted bowl, keeps the area bright.
Backing the main area, your enviable wet bar further ensures that everyone will be having a good time. The bar's overhang wraps around two sides and hosts three polished oak high bar chairs upholstered in the cornice's billiards-theme fabric.
Behind the wet bar, your family bartender has every necessity! Tiled in 12" x 12" putty, serviceable tile, your bar's merlot surface tops raised panel oak base cabinetry served by polished brass pulls and comprising three base cabinets and three drawers. Four spot lights brighten your bar.
Your white, top mount Kohler bar sink is served by polished brass spread lever bar faucetry. A mini-fridge and microwave nearly establish a fully equipped kitchen, while your stemware hangs from a stem slide built into the oak-framed beveled mirror that backs the bar. Atop it, your baskets of greenery add to the warmth of the room.
Through a triple arched entrance, your family and friends enjoy the Game Room (28'4" x 14'3"), an area ideal for poker, Foosball and Air Hockey. A wall-mounted dart board starts things off grandly! Here, the billiards-theme print repeats on four chairs surrounding an octagonal oak pedestal card table, while a soft tile ceiling is embedded with eight recessed lights.
Your Mechanical/Storage Room (25'3" x 11'5") resides on your lower level as well, housing your home's major appliances and offering a massive storage area lit by three mounted floodlights plus one overhead bulb in the appliances cove. The "My Three Sons" of the current household are all golf and baseball fans, thus the walls and ceiling were covered with plywood as the remnants of pitching, batting and swinging can still be found for the nets!
LOWER LEVEL BEDROOM/FUTURE WINE CELLAR (13' x 10'6")
Whether for teens or guests, your appreciated lower level bedroom affords privacy and comfort. With full height chocolate drapery covering a window that served for escape until the prior deck was removed and replaced with the flagstone terrace rendered it "illegal
the now playroom or future wine cellar is brightened by four lights in the soft tile ceiling, the room provides a walk-in clothing/storage closet equipped with white shelving offering many storage options for this versatile room!
LOWER LEVEL FULL BATH
An enviable lower level full bath serves the occupants of a houseful when required while also offering convenience to a group watching TV or playing pool. The flooring repeats the bar's tile, while light putty walls complement the white ceiling housing a light/fan.
The integral white sink, served by polished chrome single lever faucetry, tops a single oak base cabinet sided by twin triple banks of drawers.
A white tub with shower is served by polished chrome single lever faucetry in 8" x 10" white ceramic tile surround and a white, wall-mounted soap dish. A navy panel suspended from a white rod guards the tub. The white Kohler commode, dividing the vanity and the tub/shower is served by a polished chrome handle. A full wall mirror, towel ring and towel bar complete this bath's amenities.
Oak Hardwood floors
Aluminum Clad Thermopane windows
Magnum Alert Alarm
M&S Systems Intercom
2 Carrier Furnaces
2 Carrier Air Conditioners
2 Rheem Water Heaters
400 amps of power
M&S Filtex Central Vac System
Battery operated Carbon Monoxide detectors
Masonry exterior with stone relief detail
3-car heated garage
Professional landscaping with mature trees
Rear flagstone terrace with stone surround knee wall (2004)
Asphalt drive (resealed 2012) with stone entry
Aluminum clad gutters and downspouts.
Cedar shake roof
Lawn Irrigation System
Stunning iron Coach lamps
Frost free Hose bibs
The proud Owners and I would like to thank you for visiting their lovely home for a short time or perhaps forever!
CONTRACTOR: Traditional Homes
TAXES: 2012 Real Estate $19,649.47
SSA #17: $901.39
TOTAL TAX BILL: $20,550.86
YEAR CONSTRUCTED: 1997
SCHOOLS: District 220
Grammar: North Barrington
Middle School: Station Campus
High School: Barrington
ASSOCIATION FEES: $405/month
*Information represented in this brochure is deemed reliable but not warranted or guaranteed by the listing agent.