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  • This West Dundee home is located near a nature area with walking trails.

      This West Dundee home is located near a nature area with walking trails.

  • A three-season home is a perfect setting to enjoy the wooded surroundings.

      A three-season home is a perfect setting to enjoy the wooded surroundings.

  • The home is set on a hillside and features a finished, walkout basement.

      The home is set on a hillside and features a finished, walkout basement.

 
By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent

This cheerful yellow brick ranch home, set on a hillside in West Dundee, has been lovingly cared for and maintained and is now looking for a new family.

Built about the time when The Beatles first came to the United States, this home features three bedrooms, 2 baths, a finished walkout basement, living room/dining room, master suite, kitchen with two pantries, a three-season room, lovely deck and a two-car garage.

When you are sitting on the deck or in the three-season room, you can enjoy an abundance of natural beauty, wildlife and privacy, thanks to the adjoining nature area.

Listing agents Joy Drwal and Brenda McBride of Prudential Starck Realtors offer further details:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"Overlooking the woods, with beautiful views every season, the setting of this home is its hidden gem. You can even easily access walking trails and the Jelke Creek Bird Sanctuary. It feels kind of tucked away, yet it is close to schools, shopping, the (I-90) tollway and the train."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"Our perfect buyer would be someone who values a solid and welcoming traditional home. They would truly enjoy the seasons in a setting where they can witness nature's changes -- from the appearance of the first spring ephemeral, the arrival of birds and butterflies through the beauty and peace of the woods deep in snow -- from their windows. They would especially love the two-sided fireplace and screened porch."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"Its history and beauty. It is also friendly, safe and neighborly. The homeowners association plans fun things to keep folks connected and current."

Which TV show or movie can you picture taking place in this home?

"Not TV or movie but a much-loved comic strip, "For Better or for Worse" by Lynn Patterson, which takes place in a warm, family home. Within its walls the family can live a simple, rich, interesting life. We hope that this house finds a family to love it, too."

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

"Welcoming."

Name three trees, shrubs or plants in the yard.

"Oaks, fragrant sumac and Virginia bluebells. The current owner has been replanting with native species in several areas of the yard."

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