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Article posted: 11/10/2012 4:51 AM

Contemporary home is one-of-a-kind

The unique, contemporary home is located in the Mallard Lake Estates, Bloomingdale.

The unique, contemporary home is located in the Mallard Lake Estates, Bloomingdale.

 
With an abundance of garage space, the home is ideal for any car collector.

With an abundance of garage space, the home is ideal for any car collector.

 
The home features a large great room that is part of a later addition.

The home features a large great room that is part of a later addition.

 
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By Jean Murphy

This large contemporary-style brick and cedar Bloomingdale home is truly one-of-a-kind. Located on one-acre in Mallard Lake Estates, it is undoubtedly the fantasy of every car lover and cross-country traveler with a recreational vehicle, and still has plenty of space for family living.

The original part of the house was a split-level with a walkout lower level. When it was renovated, a huge heated and air-conditioned garage was added with much more living space above the garage and on the second and third floors.

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Address: 171 Canvasback Lane, Bloomingdale
Asking price: $450,000
Square footage: 5,500 with 2,000-square-foot garage
Bedrooms/baths: six bedrooms/5 baths
Year built: 1979 and remodeled in 2008
Listing agent: Branka Poplonski, Century 21 Lullo
Call: (630) 918-3439
Web: www.branka.com

The elevated main level features a carpeted living/dining room, great room, ceramic-tiled kitchen with eating area and three bedrooms. There is also a two-story foyer with hardwood floors that gives access to all levels of this interesting home. The uppermost level has two more bedrooms and a loft. Mini-kitchens also grace both wings of the house.

The walkout lower level could accommodate a home business but currently it features a sixth bedroom, bathroom, family room with fireplace and sitting room. Outside there is a large deck, a balcony and a shed.

Throughout the home there are special touches like skylights and vaulted or cathedral ceilings. Listing agent Branka Poplonski offers more details:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"It is a custom-built home with exquisite rooms and a one-of-a-kind garage with room for up to nine cars and/or an RV."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"This home would be ideal for either a large family or a car collector/restorer."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"This neighborhood offers complete privacy in a picturesque, country-like setting."

Which celebrity can you picture living in this home?

"Jay Leno could bring part of his car collection to this home."

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

"Unique."

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

"Oak, willow and maple trees abound throughout the property."

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