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  • The kitchen features a wall of windows to create a bright, light environment.

      The kitchen features a wall of windows to create a bright, light environment.

  • This home in the Braymore Hills of Inverness subdivision has five bedrooms.

      This home in the Braymore Hills of Inverness subdivision has five bedrooms.

  • A sitting area in the master bedroom suite is set up in the windowed alcove.

      A sitting area in the master bedroom suite is set up in the windowed alcove.

 
By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

This magnificent brick, stone and stucco home with a cedar-shake roof in the Braymore Hills of Inverness subdivision was built using the most modern methods of construction and highest levels of craftsmanship by Integrity Homes of Wauconda, a well-known custom builder in the communities of Barrington, Inverness, Kildeer and Long Grove since 1998.

The home features a chef's eat-in kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and the finest cabinets and woodwork, as well as a great room, study, dining room and laundry room on the main level. Upstairs there are five bedrooms and a bonus room while in the full, finished walkout basement you will find a movie theater, wet bar, exercise room, full bath with therapy shower and a second great room.

Outdoors there is a deck with a grill, overlooking a beautiful lake.

The home also features a four-car garage, fire suppression system, lawn sprinkler system, security system and vaulted ceilings in selected rooms.

Integrity Homes also has another home for sale in the same subdivision. Located at 407 Winfield Lane, it is a 6,400-square-foot home with a finished English (lookout) basement, which is listed for $2.77 million.

Additional lots in Braymore Hills of Inverness, ranging from nearly 1 to 1.23 acres, are also available for those who wish to build home uniquely suited to their family. Prices on the lots range from $400,000 to $550,000.

Integrity Homes' owner, Greg Tabert, offers more details on the Macalpin Drive house:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"It is built for energy efficiency and a healthy home environment. Thanks to its Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, the environment is easy to keep clean. In addition, the Energy Recovery Ventilators keep fresh air circulating throughout the home, changing stale indoor air for fresh outdoor air. The high efficiency HVAC system, along high performance insulation, gives this home a 5 Star Energy Rating."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"They would be buyers who are looking for an energy-efficient home because they understand rising energy costs and how this home will save them energy dollars over time. They would also be buyers who are concerned about indoor air quality because they want to come home to a breath of fresh air at the end of the day."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"It is so close to transportation facilities in Barrington and is only a short distance from (I-90). The Arboretum and Sears Centre are also just a short distance away for shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues."

What television or movie character can you picture living in this home?

"The 'Fresh Prince of Belair' could live here. This is a large, elegantly appointed home that is ready for the move-up buyer or maybe, in certain cases, for the purchaser looking to step down a notch."

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

"Pine tree, Spirea and yews."

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