Built in 2001
Designed by Tom Donahue
Built by Fieldcrest Builders
Three finished levels
Approximately 7,400 square feet
Three car garage, heated
.74 acre with room for a pool
First floor guest suite
Two built-in safes
Indoor/ outdoor intercom
Four zone heating and cooling
400 amp electrical service
Two 50 gallon water heaters
Brick and stucco
Cedar roof with copper accents
Swanson + Donahue Architects. Since 1987, Rick Swanson and Tom Donahue have brought traditional and elegant designs with historical elements to high-end homes along the North Shore. Aiming for a timeless functionality, they create inviting spaces with an Old World feel. Interior and exterior projects have ranged in size from about 2,500 square feet to more than 15,000. Their ofices are located at 920 S. Waukegan Road in Lake Forest,847-234-6655.
French Country Elegance!
This French country home was built in 2001 by Fieldcrest Builders with the highest level of finish. This designer-owned home is a surprise and a delight from the moment you discover it. Each space has been thoughtfully planned and carefully crafted.
A gracious entranceway with mosaic tile detail welcomes you into the formal foyer, which presents to the library, dining room, and great room. The library features an exquisite coffered ceiling, a fireplace with traditional dentil molding mantle and granite surround, and beautiful arched windows. The dining room ceiling features lighted cove molding and access to the butler's pantry. The great room is ready to host your largest party with soaring 15 foot ceilings, a large bowed window, and a handsome custom limestone fireplace.
The guests will flow into the kitchen with the enormous granite island topped by two chandeliers. The wet bar features a wine refrigerator, an ice maker, and a beverage refrigerator. The perimeter cabinets are ivory with a gentle wash, and the island cabinetry is a rich mahogany stain. The chef will enjoy two Miele dishwashers, a double sink, side-by-side Sub Zeros, an island sink, and a large Thermador four burner gas range with grill and griddle. A walk-in pantry, butler's pantry, and built-in desk complete the space.
The kitchen is open onto the family room and breakfast room, and features doors to the patio and grill patio. The breakfast room is nestled in a large bayed window with peaceful views of the yard. The family room enjoys a limestone fireplace, and opens onto the serene screened porch.
Off the back entranceway is a full bath which features playful frog tiles in the shower and has a door to outside for future pool access. The large first floor laundry room has Maytag Neptune HE front loading machines resting on platforms, great cabinetry with file drawers, ample counter space, and a tile floor.
A private guest suite with full bath, walk-in closet, and views of the private yard and waterfall complete the first level. Special touches are found throughout such as faux transoms above the interior doors, Baldwin Brass hardware, eased edges on the wall corners, 9 foot ceilings, and a formal limestone powder room.
The beautiful architecture continues up the open staircase to the second level. Here the hallway features a dramatic series of arches accented by sconces. Rich wood floors continue. On one wing, Jack and Jill bedrooms enjoy architecturally interesting ceilings, great windows with window seats with hidden storage, lovely built-ins, and walk in closets. A third bedroom has beautiful arched windows with window seat, its own full bath with walk-in shower, and a walk-in closet.
The master bedroom suite is located down the beautiful hallway and features a fireplace, a private balcony patio, a sitting room with vaulted ceiling and panoramic views of the yard, and very large his and her closets. The master bath has a Monet tub, a large double vanity with television hidden behind the mirror, and a private Toto toilet. The walk-in shower features a hand held sprayer, body jets, and a seat.
The big bonus room is a great upstairs family room, homework station, or slumber party spot. The built-in cabinetry hides a gift wrapping station. The second floor laundry room is located adjacent.
Beautiful staircases at both wings of the second level lead down to the sensational finished lower level. The handsome home theater is both elegant and delightful. Cove molding in the ceiling is carefully illuminated. The mini kitchen has a full refrigerator, a beverage fridge, and theater inspired hardware! Also on the lower level you will find an exercise room, a wine cellar, and a dance room with ballet bar, disco ball, and disco lights. The large rec room enjoys large windows looking out onto a rock garden and waterfall. The second mini kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, beverage fridge, and Franke stainless steel undermount sink. There is also a full bath and a large storage and mechanical room.
995 Wildwood - Northbrook, IL 60062