Lakeside living gives a rare opportunity to experience the things that enhance life; time spent with loved ones, the relaxed pace of nature, and moments captured by slowing down. This Crystal Lake home offers a distinct opportunity to inhabit a space that has been fully modernized by a restoration architect and master builder, with an emphasis on honoring its 1920s heritage.A pleasantly welcoming exterior opens to a bright and airy kitchen designed to embrace guests. The granite topped 10-seat bar, island and countertops provide considerable space for hosting gatherings. Chef grade appliances include a 6-burner Thermador range, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator, 2 Bosch dishwashers, and 2 microwaves. Views of the lake present a stunning backdrop, making preparing meals a relaxing experience. Captivating charm is imbued into the family room by a rustic native stone fireplace and antique wall mirror. French doors open to a sun room where a wall of windows fully encompasses views of sparkling waters. In the dining room, a built-in beveled glass sideboard is a striking centerpiece. Completing the first floor are a dedicated office, formal living room with wet bar, a sunny guest room, 2.5 bathrooms updated with gleaming white subway tiles, a mudroom connecting to the garage, and a laundry room.Two sets of stairs access separate wings of the upper floor. Removed from the rest of the house, the master suite is a retreat in the truest sense, with a balcony overlooking the lake. An arched doorway leading to the ensuite bath is flanked by two walk-in closets; the overscale bathroom offers a 2-person jetted tub, steam shower and heated tile floors. The second upstairs wing houses 3 bedrooms that are elevated by vintage doorknobs and the same rich oak floors found throughout most of the home.An immense deck with pergola and fire pit extend the living area, with entrancing water views from every angle. A flagstone path meanders through the landscaped yard, past a 2-story shed for lake toys, ending at a sitting area where water gently laps at the shore. This is the gateway to summers spent collecting memories that last a lifetime while water skiing, surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing and swimming.Close to shopping, downtown restaurants & bars, a public beach, park and the Metra rail to Chicago. Upgrades from smart technology, to energy saving UV window tinting, are extensive; contact your agent for a full list and to schedule a showing.
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