Listing of the week

 
By Jean Murphy
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 8/19/2014 11:41 AM
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  • The Dutch Colonial brick home has modern updates and is in downtown Arlington Heights.

    The Dutch Colonial brick home has modern updates and is in downtown Arlington Heights.

  • The family room features a wood-burning fireplace and large arched window.

    The family room features a wood-burning fireplace and large arched window.

  • The house, built in 1929, has an updated kitchen with eating area.

    The house, built in 1929, has an updated kitchen with eating area.

  • A two-car detached garage is found to the rear of the lot.

    A two-car detached garage is found to the rear of the lot.

Old World charm oozes from this Dutch Colonial brick home, built in 1929 in the historic district of Arlington Heights.

While the home is full of historic finishes and hardwood floors, it is also loaded with modern conveniences that have been added over the years, such as a first-floor laundry room, large kitchen with eating area, central air conditioning, skylights, brick patio, huge deck and a two-car detached garage.

There are even two fireplaces to add to the coziness and charm of the family room and living room.

Listing agent Sue Duchek of Picket Fence Realty in Arlington Heights adds further details:

What is this home's hidden gem?

"This traditional Dutch Colonial home has a large and wonderful family room that features a wood-burning fireplace, large arched windows and a charming window seat. This home has 67 windows throughout, which makes for a very bright home."

What would your perfect buyer look like?

"Anyone who has a love for Old World charms with a healthy dose of today's lifestyles."

What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?

"Being able to be smack in the middle of the Historic Arlington Neighborhood District is very cool. The home is also less than three blocks from the library and historical museum and only five blocks from the Metra train (station) and the downtown Arlington Heights business district, which has become a hot spot for dining. Great parks and award-winning schools (Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary, Thomas Middle, Hersey High) are the bonus."

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

" 'Leave it to Beaver.' Between the quaint neighborhood feel and the charms of this warm and welcoming home, it is embodies the American dream. Look for June Cleaver to have some cookies coming out of the oven."

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

"Comfortable."

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