A rare, extraordinary, and classically designed home, built the entire width, lot line to lot line, on this substantial 50-foot wide lot and located in the heart of the historic district in Lincoln Park. From sunrise to twilight the home is bathed in dazzling natural light. Oversized windows and french doors capture the treetop views and professionally landscaped outdoor spaces. This custom home was a historic renovation spanning two years, with architecture and design by Jean DuFresne of Space Architects and General Construction by Tinker and Chance, both known for their meticulous building standards and exquisite attention to every detail....Quiet elegance and unparalleled finishes abound throughout the home. The classic, center entry with double front doors in old world mahogany lead to a generous foyer with ample space for greeting guests. Located on either side of the entry foyer are the formal living room and gracious dining room. The living room, anchored by an impressive wood-burning fireplace with a custom, black marble, vintage surround, and hearth, features extensive custom molding and millwork and magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the treetops and front yard. The elegant and perfectly proportioned dining room features those same magnificent windows that overlook the treetops and leads through to the Butler's Pantry and into the impressive kitchen. The kitchen and family room are show-stopping and the heart of the home. The kitchen features extensive custom millwork with warm walnut panels and two stunning built-in hutches with Wilmette hardware, an abundance of workspace, a well-appointed walk-in pantry, and high-end appliances for the family cook or fine-dining chef. Meals can be shared around the family dining table or informally at the breakfast bar. Adjacent and open to the kitchen is the substantial family room that looks onto lushly landscaped, rear yard. The family room features stunning custom millwork throughout and a beautiful coffer detail at the ceiling, bookcases that anchor a second fireplace, and three oversized, west-facing windows that overlook the beautiful yard and treetops. The second floor of the home features a primary bedroom suite comprising a comfortable sitting area and bedroom that overlook the treetops in the rear yard, dual walk-in wardrobes with custom cabinetry, and a marble bathroom with separate and spacious vanities, a generous, free-standing soaking tub, and oversized marble shower. Three additional en-suite bedrooms and a laundry room complete the private, top floor. The lower level offers a huge family room with custom bookshelves, direct access to the beautiful rear yard, an expansive guest suite, a private office overlooking the front garden, a separate playroom or den, and a private entrance, perfect for live-in help or visiting guests. Also located on the lower level are a spacious, custom outfitted laundry room, fabulous mudroom with loads of space.
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