Dream Home in Illinois

Just blocks from Lake Michigan and approximately 16 miles from the city of Chicago, this Georgian Home in East Winnetka, Illinois has the luxury and elegance of 1918 updated with the magnificence of today’s standards.

“This home would be perfect for anyone that is into older homes with architectural details we don’t see today, but still has all of the updates and attributes of 2021,” says Lisa Kowalenko of Keller Williams Momentum, who is listing the property for $2.85 million. “It’s warm and inviting everywhere through the home, while still being spacious and efficient.”

The home features six bedrooms and four full and one half baths and an exquisite master suite with an incredible dressing and closet area that is the envy of the North Shore. Outdoors, the private country club-quality yard boasts a terrace, pool, and a hot tub to help create a lifetime of memories. “As you walk through the property you can almost feel the glory,” says Kowalenko. “This is definitely a true gem.”

Craftsmanship and design combine with state-of-the-art construction in this four-story home — built by Silva Brothers Construction and designed by Bechtel, Frank, Erickson architects — in one of Lexington, Massachusetts’ finest neighborhoods, Merriam Hill.

“It has an aura of grandness, impeccable taste, and a quality rare in newer homes,” says listing agent Lester Savage of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate, who is listing the property for $3.75 million. “In particular, the kitchen and family room have extraordinary warmth and intimacy, with a heart-of-the-home design.”

The lower level rooms include a play stage, wine grotto, media room and playroom.

 “The home emits comfort with a south-facing eating area overlooking a tranquil, spacious yard and bluestone patio area,” says Savage.

 The estate has easy access to Lexington Center, town conservation areas, and the Minuteman Bikeway.

Photo courtesy of Krissy Preble. 

Elegance, timeless Italian taste, and craftmanship blend in this recently renovated, three-story, 7,480-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bath villa, which is all surrounded by a six-acre, private, garden.

“The winter garden is a very special feature of the house that allows you to keep contact with nature throughout the year,” says listing agent Giuseppe Porcelli of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MAGGI Properties, who is listing the home for 4.5 million Euros.

High-end finishes include genuine venetian-style marble flooring in the living area, Chantilly parquet pattern flooring in the master bedroom and walk-in closet, precious Bisazza mosaic in the baths and exposed wooden beams in the winter garden. And, energy efficiency is guaranteed by solar panels and a hydro-power plant.

“The vibe of this home is elegance, mixed with functionality, for a homeowner who wants to live in a property where you don’t want to sacrifice comfort for design’s sake,” says Porcelli.  “Still, every corner of the house has been fully renovated, with prestigious materials, such as the the typical Venetian floors.” 

Additional features include an indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool and sauna.

“Visitors enjoy the outdoor and indoor pool, and the latter can be accessed directly from the bedrooms on the upper floor through a design staircase,” says Porcelli.

Also enjoy a unique view of the Venetian countryside from multiple terraces. Venice, Verona and Lake Garda are less than a 50-minute drive away.

“This home would be perfect for a family who enjoys having guests over, be it for a dinner party, a family reunion or, why not, a pool party,” says Porcelli.

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