Like a treasure box, this very attractive home in Arlington Heights reveals most of its highlights within.
Once you open the door, you are bombarded by one gorgeous room after another filled with glossy hardwood floors, lovely trim and window treatments, and elegant appointments throughout. The neutral walls and wood floors would make this five-bedroom home ideal for all tastes, from traditional to modern.
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On the MarketAddress: 214 W. Emerson St., Arlington Heights
Asking price: $450,000
Square footage: 2,805
Bedrooms, baths: 5 bedrooms, 2½ baths
Year built: 1970
Listing agent: Bill Brucks, Re/Max Suburban - Arlington Heights
Call: (847) 275-1130
The centerpiece of the home, however, is the lovely curved staircase with stained steps and railings and painted risers and spindles.
Listing agent Bill Brucks of RE/MAX Suburban offers more details about the home.
What is the hidden gem of this home?
"It has to be the winding staircase as you enter. Many have said they can see their daughter coming down that staircase on her wedding day or for a high school prom."
Who would be the perfect buyers?
"The perfect buyers for this house would be a young, vibrant couple with active kids. With so much to do in the neighborhood, the kids will have many options."
What surprises you about this house?
"The abundance of natural light surprises me. With so many windows, it brightens up the home beautifully."
If this home were in a movie, what one would it be?
"Obviously, 'It's a Wonderful Life.' Life will be wonderful for the couple who buys this fabulous home."
What's the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?
"That's easy … its proximity to Heritage Park. The park is steps away and there is something to do for the whole family, from an Olympic-size swimming pool to ball fields and playgrounds for the kids. It is an ideal place to have fun."
What's one adjective you'd use to describe this house?
"The adjective is elegant. Elegance is evident from the formal living room to the fun-filled family room."
Name three plants, flowers or trees in the yard.
"They have a beautifully fragrant crab tree that blooms in the early spring. They also have a variety of perennial plants that would rival the Arboretum. Also, many types of hostas that different neighbors have shared with each other through the years add to the yard's beauty."