Sold for $982,500 on Aug 29, 2014
This custom built home executes breathtaking details throughout! It’s where sophisticated meets heartwarming! Enjoy peaceful, private moments in this beautiful Downers Grove escape; richly defined with its sensational cobblestone brick exterior and inviting wrap-around-porch! Rare 4 car garage and studio guest house addition. The 90x302 wooded lot is ‘park-like’ and offers uncompromising tranquility! Captivating 20x16 screened-in porch with open rafter cathedral ceiling arranges for the best entertaining - ‘peace of mind’ protection rain or shine! The signature cobblestone fireplace will surely warm the hearts of all who pass its way! Screened French doors lead out to an entertaining haven! 2-tier composite deck (upper 34x20) includes a built-in energy efficient Hot Springs Spa (jets that deliver a powerful hydro-massage experience). Enjoy summer barbeques around the 18’ x 38' pool surrounded by its 25' x 47’ Deck. Cobblestone walkways lead out to the peaceful and spacious clearing beyond. This stunning home, custom in every way, will command your attention with the architectural detailing throughout. Upon entering, you will embrace the grand 2-story entry, spectacular circular staircase, 'Old Evanston' style trim with solid Masonite St. Paul Doors, maple hardwood floors and unrestricted living room and dining room layout which allow for the finest entertaining arrangement! 9 ft. ceiling spans the 1st level and wonderful vaulted, tray and cathedral ceiling variations are found throughout! The luxury gourmet kitchen was exquisitely designed with only the finest selections: 42” custom solid cherry wood cabinets capped with crown molding, convenient pull-outs, fluted accents, under cabinet lighting, sleek granite countertops, under mount sink, tumbled marble backsplash with Tuscan inlays, breakfast bar, Dácor stainless steel appliances including double convection oven and island with 5 burner cooktop, walk in pantry and recessed lighting. Enjoy private backyard views from the breakfast bay perfectly situated in the open turret and surrounded with large windows and transoms! The butler’s pantry/wet bar compliments by serving as the beautiful go-between the kitchen and dining room, offering Cherry cabinetry, granite c-tops, under mount sink, under cabinet lighting, built-in wine racks and stainless mini fridge! Wide open and adjacent to the exquisite kitchen is the 20’ x 17’ family room boasting its floor to ceiling wood burning cobblestone fireplace (with hearth and mantel), 3 Velux skylights that invite natural light, double French doors leading to the screened-in porch and another that connects this room to the wrap-around-porch, recessed lighting, Hunter ceiling fan with remote, crown molding and maple hardwood floors; all features that make this the heart of the home! The additional room on the 1st level with deck and full bath access serves as a den or would be an excellent guest suite alternative. The 2nd level’s 4 ft wide hardwood hallway with a spacious catwalk overlooking an impressive 2-story entry also has 4 additional bedrooms, each with their own unique flair in design. Get lost in the 900 sq. ft. master bedroom suite with double door entry, oversized sitting room, walk-in closet space spanning wall to wall, tray ceiling, back yard views, dual ceiling fans and crown molding! Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and heater, separate shower with frameless glass, custom Italian ceramic tiles, granite c-top, dual under mount sinks all magnificently execute this wonderful retreat! 3rd floor bed/bath/loft 'hang out' is an exciting newer addition to this already outstanding home! This elite custom built would not be complete without the fully finished English lower level! Extraordinary to say the least and fully equipped with an attractive recreation room, game room, full bath, kitchenette, 2nd laundry room, large bedroom, sports bar, walk-in wine cellar, playroom, workout area and storage rooms! Phenomenal lower level with separate entrance provides full accommodations and excellent options for both your family and overnight guests! Other features include: High End Stainless Steel Appls (KitchenAid® Refrigerator, Dácor® Cooktop w/Downdraft, Microwave, Bosch ® Dishwasher, Dácor® Double Convection Oven, Kenmore® Mini Fridge), Garbage Disposal, Higher Efficiency Water Heaters, Higher Efficiency Zoned Furnaces and Air Conditioners, Sump Pumps, Ceiling Fans, Smoke Detectors, Automatic Garage Door Openers and Transmitters, Irrigation System w/Flower Bed Zoning, Security System, 400 Amp Service, White Refrigerator and Dishwasher, Digital Satellite Dish. Professional Landscaping, Studio guest house Perfectly located on a quiet street and walking distance from downtown DG and train (8 blocks), Across the street from Barth Pond and Patriots Park, 2 blocks from Fairmount School, O'Neil Jr. High, and the YMCA. In area of custom built new construction, 5 minutes from I-355, I-294, and Rte. 83. Imagine the unimaginable… 5540 Fairmount Avenue! We welcome you home!
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