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Arlington Heights penthouse is on the market

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  • You can see Chicago on the horizon from the Village Green condominiums clock tower.

    You can see Chicago on the horizon from the Village Green condominiums clock tower.

  • The penthouse condominium has an abundance of space.

    The penthouse condominium has an abundance of space.

  • The penthouse condominium has an abundance of space.

    The penthouse condominium has an abundance of space.

By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

Talk about a one-of-a-kind property! Imagine the convenience of condominium living in downtown Arlington Heights coupled with the unique excitement of having your huge penthouse, include the building's clock tower for your private enjoyment.

Only one couple or individual can own and live in the Village Green condominium building's penthouse and this spacious 5,200-square-foot unit is currently on the market.

This three-story penthouse features hardwood floors throughout (except in the laundry room and tower atrium, which both sport ceramic tile floors). The unit features a foyer, kitchen with eating area, living room and dining room on the main floor, a second-floor family room, along with both bedroom suites and the laundry room on the second floor and the tower atrium on the third floor.

The island gourmet kitchen features a full complement of stainless steel appliances, a wine cooler and a walk-in pantry. Fireplaces are located in both the living room and master suite and a dramatic spiral staircase leads from the second floor to the tower where you can enjoy a million-dollar view.

Listing agent Sue Duchek, managing broker and owner of Picket Fence Realty in Arlington Heights, offers more details:

What is the hidden gem of this unit?

"The hidden gem is, of course, going to have to be the tower. It gives a one-of-a-kind, bird's-eye view of Arlington Heights, as well as of downtown Chicago on the horizon."

What would the perfect buyer look like?

"The perfect buyer is going to be someone who wants sprawling, upscale living spaces. The buyer will appreciate the extensive appointments that make this condominium so very comfortable, yet elegant. It is perfect for entertaining with the convenience of truly being in the heart of downtown Arlington Heights."

What surprises you most about this unit?

"The biggest surprise is that once you enter the foyer to the unit you know you have come home to something special."

If this unit were featured in a movie, which character would be at home here?

"We feel Rapunzel would feel quite at home. She could await her prince and cast down her locks from the tower."

What is the coolest thing about this neighborhood?

"There are several layers of neighborhood alive and well here. First, the building itself lends itself to the community. 44 Vail has a gracious foyer, beautiful common areas and wonderful residents. Secondly, there is the thriving downtown area of Arlington Heights. From your balcony you can listen to outdoor concerts in Harmony Park. Just outside your door you can enjoy the many excellent dining options, shop for that "just right" gift, or even head to the theater and see either live theater at Metropolis Performing Arts or a film at the Arlington Theater."

What is one adjective you would use to describe this property?

"Comfortable refinement."

Name several plants, trees and shrubs on the property.

"The tower is fondly referred to as 'Key West' since it is filled with palm trees and lush ferns. A ceiling fan in the peak of the tower makes sure that a gentle breeze is always present. With natural light available from 360 degrees, the possibilities are limitless."

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