Built in 1899 for notable Chancellor Livingston Jenks and designed by Myron Hunt, this distinctive home was built to impress with its expansive circular driveway, grandly proportioned room sizes, leaded glass windows, signature, beaded rift sawn oak woodwork and exquisite craftsmanship throughout. Perched at the peak of Ridge, this home offers truly unique views of the surrounding park and fields of Larimar park. Turn into the circular drive, enter the gracious foyer and you will be drawn into the dramatic sunken living room. Originally, the music room, this room showcases built-in cabinets designed to hold sheet music, over 35' of spanning windows and soaring 10ft+ ceilings. Flanking the living room, are the family room with a marble woodburning fireplace and the open dining area with glass doors providing access to the back porch and large paver patio. Stunning kitchen pleases any chef or entertainer with separate, built-in refrigerator and freezer, dual dishwashers, 48" range, oversized island and concealed walk-in pantry. On the main bedroom level, you will find 3 luxurious bedroom suites with walk-in closets and private baths all nestled amidst the greenery of the surrounding trees. Primary bath offers every luxury with (2) 6' vanities, Victoria & Albert soaking tub and decadent steam shower with massaging showerhead, rain can and body sprays. Also on this level, you will find the laundry room, complete with utility sink. Continue to the top floor, to the 2 additional bedrooms. The "Woodpecker" room offers both a sleeping and seating area; Perfect for guests! The 5th bedroom, (currently used as an art room) is clad in original wood paneling. Travel to the sunny, walkout lower level, and you will find the rec room, office, storage area, and a massive mudroom. Thoughtful design has been paired with premium mechanicals to create an exceptional home in every aspect. The home was made complete in 2021 with new exterior paint, a new roof, and a new 2.5 car garage. Lot size was increased to 74 x160 in 2021, so taxes will be new. Owner is Listing Agent and is a licensed RE Agent in IL.
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