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posted: 8/18/2012 4:50 AM

Algonquin home overlooking Fox River is listing of the week

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  • This contemporary stone and cedar split-level home offers views of the Fox River.

      This contemporary stone and cedar split-level home offers views of the Fox River.

  • The home is located on a three-quarters acre lot.

      The home is located on a three-quarters acre lot.

  • The great room with stone fireplace is both a summer and winter retreat.

      The great room with stone fireplace is both a summer and winter retreat.

 
By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

It would be difficult to compare this contemporary stone and cedar split-level home to just about any other home on the market in the Chicago area.

Not only is this custom home an incredibly unique and well-kept house, still lived in by the original owner, but it overlooks the Fox River and offers unobstructed views of that waterway.

In fact, located within the Harbor Hills subdivision, this home was built adjacent to Libuse Park, which is owned and maintained by the Harbor Hills Association. The association offers its homeowner members access to the park, river and a boat ramp.

The home features a large ceramic-tiled atrium, a spacious kitchen with breakfast bar and eating area, a first-floor laundry room, a huge great room with fireplace, a living room with fireplace, dining room and two bedrooms, all on the main level. The lower level boasts a carpeted recreation room while the upper level is home to the spacious master suite.

Vaulted ceilings and skylights abound throughout the home to take advantage of the natural light and there is also a three-car garage, deck, gazebo and roof deck with an outdoor fireplace.

Listing agent Gerry Olsen of Prudential American Heritage offers more details:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"The rooftop deck with its wood-burning fireplace and wet bar is the hidden gem. It is great for entertaining."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"Our perfect buyer would be someone who enjoys the outdoors, perhaps boating, and loves being near the water."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"This home is a private retreat for all seasons, tucked away in this private, secluded "Camelot" neighborhood. Watch spring bloom before your eyes; relax with the summer's sun and water; enjoy autumn's colors; and hibernate in your own winter chalet."

Which movie can you picture taking place in this home?

"The Big Chill."

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

"Amazing. A permanent staycation."

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

"Professionally landscaped with flowering crab trees, an abundance of mature evergreens, trees, hydrangeas and annuals adorn this three-quarters of an acre lot."

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