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On the Market: Updated ranch in Arlington Heights

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  • This ranch in Arlington Heights has custom cabinetry, hardwood floors and a finished lower level.

      This ranch in Arlington Heights has custom cabinetry, hardwood floors and a finished lower level.

  • The home has many updates, including hardwood floors and granite countertops.

      The home has many updates, including hardwood floors and granite countertops.

  • The living room is spacious enough for entertaining.

      The living room is spacious enough for entertaining.

  • A weeping willow provides a towering backdrop over the yard.

      A weeping willow provides a towering backdrop over the yard.

 
By Jean Murphy

The idea of coming home and sitting out on the patio with a drink has special appeal on those warm spring, summer and fall nights. And no one could imagine a more idyllic setting for such a relaxing evening than the yard of this Arlington Heights ranch home, which is currently on the market.

Someone with great gardening talent and love created an oasis here in the middle of a bustling Northwest suburb. There is a large flagstone patio, along with a very deep lot that makes one feel that they are sitting in a botanical garden instead of in a private yard. Lush greenery and trees abound.

But don't forget the house. It is an updated ranch with custom cabinetry, a full complement of stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood floors and a finished lower level.

Listing agent Susan Egea of Forse Real Estate LLC offers more details:

What's the hidden gem in this house?

"This property is a gem mine! The lush yard is a botanical diamond. The close attention to detail evident throughout the home's many updates makes it sparkle and shine. Finally, the lower level completes the package with a finished living space that includes a fourth bedroom with a full bath, home office and plenty of storage space."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"This home appeals to all buyers; young ones looking for a home they may grow into and others seeking one level living, complete with updates and minimal maintenance."

What surprises you about this house?

"After taking several steps into the home you will be amazed at the view of the 330-foot-deep yard that is actually registered with the National Wildlife Foundation. You will then find comfort in this sprawling ranch and its timeless updates."

What TV character would be at home in this house?

"I see the character of Nora Walker (Sally Field) from the show 'Brothers and Sisters' being at home in this house. Whether she is hosting her family during the holidays or a spring barbecue in the spacious backyard, Nora would enjoy the ease and comfort of entertaining her guests here."

What's the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"This neighborhood is close to the downtown area of Arlington Heights including its shops, restaurants, entertainment, train station and parks. This home will also provide quick, easy access to all transportation."

What's one adjective you'd use to describe the house?

"Inviting."

Describe some of the landscaping highlights.

"A gorgeous variety of wild perennials, ferns, hydrangeas and an impressive willow, set at the far edge of the yard."

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