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Brick Georgian is on secluded Inverness cul-de-sac

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  • There will be an open house Sunday at this Inverness home, which was built in 2000.

      There will be an open house Sunday at this Inverness home, which was built in 2000.

  • The home theater room is a hidden gem.

      The home theater room is a hidden gem.

  • The spaciousness is evident as you enter this brick Georgian in Inverness.

      The spaciousness is evident as you enter this brick Georgian in Inverness.

By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

This brick Georgian home with a wood shake shingle roof exudes elegance and luxury. It is situated on a 1.03-acre, cul-de-sac lot in Inverness.

Built by renowned Barrington builder Evan Harris of Harris Custom Builders in 2000, the home features unique touches like architectural pillars, skylights and extensive built-ins, as well as volume ceilings, a sunroom dinette and a great room with two-story windows, hardwood floors, wet bar and a soaring fireplace flanked by bookcases.

The gourmet island kitchen has granite countertops, hardwood floors, a breakfast bar, eating area and pantry. The two-story foyer features marble floors and the roomy first-floor library has abundant built-ins.

Outdoors there is a deck, as well as a brick paver patio, a four-car garage and an asphalt driveway.

Listing agents Tony and Tina Sarantakis of Coldwell Banker Residential offer more details:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"One hidden gem is the fabulous, finished walkout basement. Its 2,200 square foot floor plan includes a recreation room with fireplace and wet bar, fifth bedroom or study and a full bath. The incredible theater room, boasting an eight-foot screen, is also a great setting for relaxing and entertaining."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"The perfect buyers would be a family that lives to entertain. They would love hosting family get-togethers in the eat-in kitchen, toasting marshmallows in the backyard fire pit and popping popcorn for private movie screenings in the theater."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"The tranquil subdivision with its private, one-acre lots, lush landscaping, uniquely designed Harris homes, the friendly neighbors, and of course, the location are all cool. The neighborhood is only minutes away from shopping, several parks, Palatine schools and the Metra station."

Which television character can you picture living in this home?

"Barbara Corcoran, a 'shark' on ABC's 'Shark Tank,' would feel right at home here. An entrepreneur and real estate mogul, Corcoran knows the ins and outs of luxury living. She could talk business and close deals in the bright study with rich, floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases."

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

"Classic. This Harris-built home's marble floors and two-story foyer combine traditional styling and contemporary flair."

Name three trees and shrubs featured in the yard.

"Autumn red maples, Austrian pines and river birches complement the extensive landscaping."


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