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Listing of the week

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  • This Inverness house is located in a gated, maintenance-free community.

    This Inverness house is located in a gated, maintenance-free community.

  • The large kitchen makes an instant impression.

    The large kitchen makes an instant impression.

  • The master suite has a vaulted ceiling and two walk-in closets.

    The master suite has a vaulted ceiling and two walk-in closets.

By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

This elegant, five-bedroom home is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the very desirable, gated community of Creekside at Inverness Ridge. The stone, brick and stucco house, built in 2007, offers all the amenities of modern life, as well as the convenience of maintenance-free living.

Brazilian cherry hardwood floors in the foyer, dining room and kitchen make an instant impression, as does the huge eat-in kitchen. It has 42-inch cherry cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a large center island, slate backsplash and sliding doors opening to a 600-square-foot brick paver patio that is accented with night lights, a seating wall and a professionally landscaped yard.

There are recessed lights and 9-foot ceilings throughout the main floor, which features an office, living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, powder room, laundry room and foyer. A dual access staircase leads to the spacious second floor with its four bedrooms and three baths, including a large master bedroom suite that is accented by a vaulted ceiling, two large walk-in closets and a spalike master bathroom with double sinks, a separate step-in shower and a soaker tub.

Listing agent Wendy Cox of Keller Williams Team Realty offers further details:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"This amazing home features a full, finished basement with an in-law or nanny bedroom suite. There is also a recreation room, play room and partial kitchen in the English-style, lookout lower level."

Who would your perfect buyer be?

"A busy family that is looking for maintenance-free living in a gated community would be perfect for this home. They never need to worry about lawn care, snow removal, garbage pickup or security services because monthly assessments of $285 cover it all, including limited access through a guarded gate."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"This home is located in the prestigious Inverness subdivision of Creekside at Inverness Ridge. It uses Barrington schools and is a maintenance-free community so it caters to busy professionals with children. It is a community with larger homes that offers the convenience of smaller lots along with the modern amenities that come with new construction. It is surrounded by mature landscaping, a peaceful creek and is close to downtown Barrington, South Barrington's Arboretum outdoor mall and Barrington 30 theaters, dining, O'Hare International Airport and offers easy access to I-90."

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


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