Client: Allure Properties Of Illinois
Location: Old Norwood Park, Chicago
Square Feet: 3,500
Year Completed: 2016
There are numerous things that make a house a home, as well as what makes a house your dream home. Originally a modest one-story bungalow with a brick façade, this house has been transformed into a nearly 4,000 square foot luxury home. Offered by Allure Properties of Illinois, designed by Hunt & Hunt Architects, and built by Dynasty Innovations (winner of the coveted HOUZZ Best of Customer Service award for four years running) you can be assured you are buying a quality home that will provide all the amenities you desire. But whether you have a growing family or are a couple who frequently entertain weekend guests, this 5-bedroom, 4-bath home will provide the lifestyle you envision.
Attention to detail is evident in the wainscoting, coffered ceilings and beautiful bamboo flooring throughout this home. Custom tile work enhances all the bathrooms, providing both beauty and durability. All bedrooms feature ample closets to ensure plenty of space for everyone, with an additional coat closet in the living room, as well as a unique extra space below the stairway for holiday decorations or items less-frequently used. The stairway spindles are decorative wrought iron, adding another elegant element, while maintaining the distinctive character of the house. And the open floor plan means easy access when entertaining or just keeping an eye on family members. In the living room a gas fireplace with custom decorative tile surround provides ambience while ensuring low maintenance.
The kitchen will be the envy of all your friends. The large island, topped with beautiful white granite, provides ample storage for appliances and utensils, as well as a microwave oven at a convenient height. Use the island as a breakfast bar, area for youngsters to do homework while you prepare meals, or simply where guests can enjoy drinks and appetizers before dinner. All appliances are stainless steel, including the huge * refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal and stove with a * hood. A convenient pot-filler by the stove makes filling those heavy Dutch ovens or that 6-quart stockpot a breeze. The deep farmhouse sink also give ease at cleanup time when entertaining. Off the kitchen in the family room a bar complete with wine cooler and wine racks allows for additional storage of glassware and spirits.
In the large master bath you’ll enjoy double sinks set in a quartz-topped vanity, a separate shower with customer tile detailing and a large free-standing tub providing a true spa-like experience. Heated towel bars provide a touch of luxury rarely seen in most homes. Moving to the spacious master bedroom, we have double doors leading to a large deck, ideal for sipping morning coffee, taking a sunbath or enjoying a nightcap before bed. The deck overlooks the yard (large by Chicago standards) surrounded by a custom-built fence, which provides both security and privacy.
The laundry room boasts matching *Samsung?? washer and dryer, a counter for folding laundry and additional cabinetry. An adjacent mudroom provides a convenient bench for removing muddy sports gear or snowy boots and a rack for coats.
The exterior of this house offers a unique wraparound deck, ideal for entertaining guests or just enjoying a bit of nature. You’ll enjoy grilling outside even in inclement weather on the covered deck. Decorating with holiday lights, flags, banners or seasonal-themed items will definitely spring to mind.
The exterior of the house is clad in * blue Hardie board siding, noted for its ability to withstand the harshest elements and guaranteed to provide decades of maintenance-free durability. And the Pantone Color Institute has designated blue the inspiration for the Fall 2016 palette, noting blue provides tranquility, strength, and optimism, all the while transcending gender.
Add a 2-1/2 car garage, so you won’t have to scrape ice and snow off your windshields before work in the winter. The extra footage means bicycles, sporting equipment and tools will have their own storage area. Of course, the garage siding matches the house perfectly, giving a uniform, custom look to the property.
Location? Old Norwood Park is one of Chicago’s best neighborhoods, featuring the best schools, parks, churches and nearby public transportation. Still within the Chicago city limits, but with the feel of the northern suburbs, 7171 Peterson Avenue is an ideal location if your job requires a Chicago address.