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posted: 9/22/2012 4:55 AM

Large wooded lot surrounds Hawthorn Woods home

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  • This Hawthorn Woods home sits on 2 wooded acres.

      This Hawthorn Woods home sits on 2 wooded acres.

  • This spacious home was built in 2003.

      This spacious home was built in 2003.

  • An in-ground pool with two patios and a built-in fire pit makes this home ideal for outdoor entertaining.

      An in-ground pool with two patios and a built-in fire pit makes this home ideal for outdoor entertaining.

 
By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

Privacy and tranquillity await the buyer of this traditional stone home, built on a 2-acre wooded lot in Hawthorn Woods in 2003. This gorgeous home, featuring three levels of finished living space, two patios, an in-ground pool and a hot tub, is listed for $850,000.

Details and custom touches abound in this home from a first-floor, in-law-style bedroom suite to two fireplaces, to an oversized gourmet island kitchen with breakfast bar, eating area and walk-in pantry. There are even two laundry rooms with the one on the first floor sporting built-in lockers. There's an office, living room, dining room and family room on the main floor.

The fully-finished English basement has a recreation room and a sixth bedroom with an adjoining bathroom.

Listing agent Christine Frank of Prudential American Heritage offers more details:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"There are several hidden gems, such as the extensive storage, large bedrooms, 2 secluded wooded acres and an oversized three-car garage. But the true gem is its location. While the home is in a private setting, it is with in minutes of shopping, dining and entertainment."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"Someone who loves to entertain would be the perfect buyer since the home as ample space inside and a fabulous in-ground pool with two patios and a built-in fire pit for outdoor entertaining. Someone who loves nature and a peaceful, serene setting would feel very much at home here."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"The coolest thing about living in this neighborhood is the beautiful nature that surrounds you. Across the street is the Lakewood Forest Preserve offering 4,000 acres to explore."

What movie can you picture taking place in this home?

" 'Father of the Bride' could take place here because this home is the center of the family and also is a place that children and grandchildren will come back to for years."

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

"Spectacular."

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

"This home is a heavily wooded property which contains mature oak trees, shag bark hickories, redbuds, pear trees and several varieties of pine. Perennials and shrubs surround the entire foundation and pool area.

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