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Spacious Inverness home designed with style

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  • This Inverness home sits on more than an acre with a walkout basement in back.

      This Inverness home sits on more than an acre with a walkout basement in back.

  • A valuted ceiling soars over the family room.

      A valuted ceiling soars over the family room.

  • An in-ground pool can be found out back.

      An in-ground pool can be found out back.

 
By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

This beautiful Inverness home is exceptional, from the grand, two-story marble foyer to the stunning master suite.

It is a stunning and sophisticated home, inside and out, with a superb floor plan, complimented by mixtures of marble, granite and Brazilian cherry floors. The house boasts an impressive family room, gourmet cherry kitchen, walkout lower level and incredible pool area with outdoor kitchen.

The owners took great pride in choosing the details and finishing touches that are apparent throughout the home, including a fireplace in the master bedroom. Listing agents Tony and Tina Sarantakis of Coldwell Banker Residential in Arlington Heights offer more details:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"One of the many hidden gems is the walkout lower level with access to the private, in-ground pool. Numerous amenities make this home fabulous for entertaining guests. You will love hosting barbecues and pool parties for family and friends or taking a dip in the pool after an exhausting day's work."

What would you perfect buyer look like?

"Any person would be happy to call this place 'home.' It is great for a large family with kids and pets or even for empty-nesters, as the kids always find their way back home. Whether you enjoy gourmet cooking or spending tranquil nights lounging on your private deck among gardens, this home offers it all. Capture the end of your day with a dip in your pool."

What surprises you most about this house?

"The unpretentious size surprises me most. When the present owners built this home, they preferred it to appear of average size. However, from the moment you enter the grand foyer and then walk through the spectacular kitchen, volume family room and finished walkout lower level, it is apparent that this home is fit to entertain many guests."

If this house were featured on a TV show, which one would it be?

" 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,' on a smaller scale, comes to mind. The stunning two-story marble foyer leads you to a vaulted family room with massive stone fireplace and gleaming Brazilian cherry flooring. The gourmet kitchen is accented by gorgeous granite countertops and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. The fabulous walkout lower level features a media space and a game and bar area and even has access to the privately landscaped in-ground pool area with diving board, brick patio, spa canopy, outdoor grill station with double burners, storage and refrigerator. This is truly a movie star's dream!"

What is the coolest thing about this neighborhood?

"The friendly neighbors, mature landscaped lots and location are cool. Shopping, activities and recreation are nearby. In fact, the Inverness Park District manages three local parks that offer something for everyone in the family. Deer Park Mall and the Metra are also only minutes away. The much-sought-after District 15 and Fremd High School also contribute to the popularity of this 'user-friendly' neighborhood."

What is one adjective you would use to describe this house?

"Breathtaking."

What are some of the trees and landscaping in the yard?

"Gorgeous maples, pines, birches, crabapples and pear trees, all accented by garden beds."

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