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  • This Inverness home, built in 1989, features a stately tan brick exterior and large circular driveway.

      This Inverness home, built in 1989, features a stately tan brick exterior and large circular driveway.

  • A two-story family room is light and airy.

      A two-story family room is light and airy.

  • This house has an expansive finished lower level with family room, fireplace and wet bar.

      This house has an expansive finished lower level with family room, fireplace and wet bar.

 
By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

This lovely Inverness home, built in 1989, is traditional with a decidedly contemporary twist inside that will delight young, growing families.

The drive up to this stately tan brick and wood-shake shingle home features a large circular driveway and lovely lampposts, reminiscent of Europe.

But the interior is designed for an active American family with what seems like miles of light-toned hardwood floors, marble foyer, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, study, formal living room and dining room, two-story family room, laundry room and first-floor in-law bedroom suite.

On the second floor there is a newly-remodeled master suite, three additional bedrooms and a loft, while the basement features a huge entertainment space.

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

What is this home's hidden gem?

"The hidden gem is the expansive, finished lower level. Its numerous amenities include an additional 31-by-13-foot family room with fireplace, wet bar, billiards area and exercise room with a full bath. This lower level is perfect for entertaining guests."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"This home is great for a large family with kids. It is perfect for hosting guests, with an open, airy floor plan, gourmet kitchen, a volume family room, a beautifully designed lower level and a large, private deck."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"Inverness Hills has the friendliest neighbors -- people you can count on when the need arises. The location is close to shopping, parks, the much sought-after (Palatine Township Elementary) District 15 and Fremd High schools, which all contribute to the popularity of this 'user-friendly' neighborhood."

What television show can you picture taking place in this home?

"We can picture Commissioner Reagan of 'Blue Bloods' dining with his father, kids and grandkids in the beautiful formal dining room. They follow dinner with political conversation and after-dinner cocktails in the library/study. The grandkids are welcome to retreat to their own rooms or spend an evening together on the lower level."

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

"Inviting. Robust brick lampposts greet you as you enter the driveway. The warm grand foyer and spectacular lower level truly make this house feel like a home."

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

"Gorgeous crab, pines and evergreens are accented by garden beds."

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