Listing of the week
Luxury comes in packages that are large and small, rambling and compact. But it isn't often you find oodles of luxury in a modern home that has been right-sized for today's busy family.
This brick and cedar, traditionally styled home is located on nearly an acre in Streamwood, so it features plenty of outdoor space for fair-weather enjoyment, as well as ample indoor space for year-round use.
Built in 2000, it features four bedrooms (including a first-floor master suite), 3½ baths, a living room, separate dining room, family room, a large island kitchen with eating area and a sunroom. In addition, the outstanding basement features an exercise room, recreation room, premium theater room and bathroom.
Amenities abound, too. There are vaulted ceilings, a sauna/steam room, wet bar and two fireplaces, as well as a three-car garage and a backyard with a pergola, pond, waterfalls and much more. In fact, it is a showcase house, inside and out, for an LED lighting company and, as such, has appeared in several media articles.
Listing agents Tony and Tina Sarantakis of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Arlington Heights offer more details:
What is this home's hidden gem?
"It's a toss up! Escape to your one-of-a-kind theater room with reclining, tiered seating, 100-plus-inch screen, surround-sound system and optic ceiling lights or enjoy your backyard paradise with two waterfalls, gazebo, koi pond with 25-foot stream, brick paver patio, walkways and pergola."
What would your perfect buyer look like?
"This home needs a family who appreciates a home that exudes quality and loves to entertain, yet also enjoys outstanding amenities. No expense was spared and it shows."
What is the coolest thing about living in this neighborhood?
"The ability to live your dream on a picturesque, rural, private cul-de-sac lot that is also close to shopping, restaurants and toll roads, offering the best of both worlds."
What adjective best describes this home?
"Extraordinary! From the moment you enter the soaring, two-story entry and open floor plan with LED lighting throughout, to the exceptionally finished basement with fireplace, luxury steam shower bath, and spectacular theater room, to the private and serene setting, this home has it all."
What television or movie can you imagine being filmed here or what famous person can you imagine living here?
"On a smaller scale, 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' would be a sure fit for this home. Imagine Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, after an exhausting day of filming, enjoying a fabulous dinner prepared in the gourmet/granite kitchen with new stainless appliances. Then they relax and take in spectacular views of the backyard paradise from their four-seasons room. Prior to retiring for the night in the first-floor master suite, they view one of their many films on the 100-plus-inch screen in the custom theater room. A movie star's dream (and it can be yours, too) … food, relaxation and entertainment!"
What trees/plants are featured in the landscaping?
"Crabapple trees, birches and spruce trees are featured in the lush, expansive, landscaped yard and the views change with the seasons."
On The MarketAddress: 690 Castlewood Drive, Streamwood
Asking price: $489,900
Open house: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17
Year built: 2000
Square footage: 2,954
Bedrooms/bathrooms: 4 bedrooms/3½ baths
Listing agents: Tony and Tina Sarantakis, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Call: (847) TNT-2211