Nestled amongst the trees at the end of a long private drive sits this dramatically designed and lavishy appointed exlcusive Galena Territory Lake Retreat extensively remodeled in 2006 with high-end finish work and custom touches throughout, all perched on 1.26 acres of beauty high atop a rocky bluff overlooking scenic Lake Galena offering privacy, luxury, and some of the most breathtaking lake views around! Upon entry, it's clear that meticulous thought and care have created this masterpiece of a home. Light and bright main level features unique glass block foyer accent, atrium-like living room with soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, and stone surround fireplace with rustic mantel with under-lighting, open dining area with views galore, room to entertain and access to screened porch and rear deck, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, high-end Dacor range with rise up exhaust, Miele dishwasher, Sub Zero main refrigerator and under-counter bar refrigerator/freezer (both with ice dispenser), Sub Zero wine cooler, filtered chilled and hot water dispenser at main sink, absolutely stunning cracked glass artisan-crafted center island with sink, and Downsview bird's eye maple cabinetry with soft-close and many integrated storage features, comfortable guest bedroom with private bath that includes tile surround shower, heated floor and granite-topped vanity, powder room with unique granite-topped vanity with on-counter sink and wall mount fixture, and large laundry room with lots of cabinetry, sink, folding counter and ironing station. Ascend to the upper level to find a magnificent lofted overlook that surrounds the living room below with with custom made Bader double desk workstation that offers a great vantage point to take in the surrounding beauty and lake setting. Just beyond sits the expansive master suite featuring vaulted ceilings, sitting area, walk-in closet with built-in storage and wall safe, two sided fireplace, access to private deck with incredible lake views, and stunning spa-like master bath with heated floor, custom tile shower with unique glass entry, river pebble wall accents and basin, and sprays in wall and ceiling, its own walk-out access to private deck, and double vanity with granite counters, under-vanity night lighting, and heated mirrors above. Walk-out lower level is perfect for guests, and houses generous family room with another stone surround fireplace, plenty of space for recreation and relaxation, access to lower patio and yard and three well-adorned guest suites each with their own private baths all highlighted by granite tops and two with ornate tile surround showers. Enjoy the outdoors and tremendous setting from multiple outdoor spaces including spacious main level composite deck with Dacor gas grill and granite-topped grill station, warm and inviting screened porch, private deck off master bedroom, and lower level patio. Three car attached garage offers room for vehicles and storage, and in addition has lockable storage closet and lockable separate workshop room with heat. Additional amenities include upscale Hubbardton Forge lighting fixtures inside and out, audio closet for main tv's that have surround sound and built-in speakers and screened porch that also has ceiling speakers, security system with motion detectors, furnaces equipped with electronic air filters (3), UV lights (2), humidifiers (2) and dehumidifiers (2), rain gutters with gutter guards, and so much more (additional features list available). Greenspace to rear features a rock point overlook that can be accessed behind home, and the water passing over Thunder Bay Falls can heard from not far away. Opportunities like this plain and simply don't come around often. A truly premier Galena Territory lake property that brings the feel of a Northwoods setting to Northwestern Illinois! Special feature: Please check out Virtual Tour link for 3D tour!
Single Family, Contemporary, 2 Story
5 Full/1 Half
Softener Own, Central Well, Electric Water Heater
4,388 sq. ft
Yes - 3 spaces
Circuit Breaker Box, 200 Amps, Insulation
- Refrigerator, Range-Oven, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Washer, Dryer, Microwave
- Tile, Carpet, Wood, Stone
- Central Air
- Gas Heat. Forced Air, Floor Furnace.
- Full Finished
- Guest Facilities
- 2. Gas Burning, Wood-burning.
Exterior / Lot Features
- 3 Garage Spaces. Attached Garage, Paved Driveway.
- Lot View
- Additional Exterior/Lot Features
- Country Road.
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Source: Sperling's Best Places
Median List Price $219,000
Median Sold Price $130,000
Days On Site 189
Sales-List Price 93.0%
SOURCE: Xome - REALTOR Assoc of Northwestern Illinos