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Country Club Estates home in Long Grove

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  • This stately Long Grove home is on a dead end street that backs up to the golf course.

      This stately Long Grove home is on a dead end street that backs up to the golf course.

  • The main level features a living room, dining room, kitchen and foyer, all with hardwood floors.

      The main level features a living room, dining room, kitchen and foyer, all with hardwood floors.

  • The house features a cherry kitchen with granite countertops.

      The house features a cherry kitchen with granite countertops.

 
By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

The Royal Country Club of Long Grove, formerly known as Hillcrest Country Club, forms the backdrop for this stately, traditionally-styled home with a Dryvit exterior and cedar shake roof. In fact, it is an easy walk to the country club pool, equipped with a water slide, from this home.

This roomy, just-listed home in Country Club Estates features a cherry kitchen with granite countertops, an octagon-shaped master suite with soaking tub in the bathroom and recently refinished wood floors.

The main floor features a living room, dining room, kitchen and foyer, all with hardwood floors, as well as a carpeted family room and first-floor bedroom. Upstairs there are four carpeted bedrooms as well as a large carpeted bonus room. Vaulted ceilings complement some of the rooms and there is a wood-burning fireplace with gas starter in the family room.

Outdoors there is a deck and a three-car attached garage.

Listing agent Kathy Muno of Prudential American Heritage offers more details:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"The hidden gem is the location -- a quiet street backing up to the country club and a minute walk to the club's pool. It is also a very well laid-out home with an open concept feeling and all the spaces are usable."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"A professional person who is looking for great schools including Stevenson High School in prestigious, quiet, beautiful Long Grove."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"You feel like you are way out in the county but it is also convenient to the expressway. The street is a dead end, backing up to the golf club."

Which dramatic or comedy television show can you picture taking place in this home?

"A modern day 'Brady Bunch.' "

What is one adjective that you would use to describe this home?

"Wow!"

Name three trees, shrubs or plants featured in the yard.

"Hydrangeas, roses and flowering trees."

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