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1310 GAVIN COURT Lake Forest | Illinois

Elizabeth Wieneke | 847.234.0485 (office) | 847.732.4039 (cell) | ewieneke@gglrealty.com


Just off the right of the foyer and opposite the dining room, there is a beautiful two story library/sitting room for reading, study or simply pure relaxation. Put a few pillows on the oversized window seat and enjoy a good book, curl up for a cat nap, or revel in the peacefulness of front yard gardens. No detail has been overlooked in this lovely room that features a masonry fireplace with marble surround, wainscoting, and built-in book shelves. Glance upward to view the library’s second floor balcony lined with railings of wood and iron spindles, and topped by an impressive coffered ceiling. Once back in the foyer, continue down its wide corridor, past two staircases leading to the upper and lower level. To the left find a well-appointed and conveniently located powder room.


To the left of the foyer, discover a large formal dining room where you can entertain guests in grand style. An oversized bay window welcomes the sunshine, while gentle recessed lighting provides the perfect ambiance as daylight wanes. Custom faux paint, exquisite draperies, gleaming hardwood floors, an arched wall niche for your favorite painting and a double coved ceiling complete this elegant room, which also offers convenient access to a well-designed butler’s pantry and the kitchen beyond.


Just off the right of the foyer and opposite the dining room, there is a beautiful two story library/sitting room for reading, study or simply pure relaxation. Put a few pillows on the oversized window seat and enjoy a good book, curl up for a cat nap, or revel in the peacefulness of front yard gardens. No detail has been overlooked in this lovely room that features a masonry fireplace with marble surround, wainscoting, and built-in book shelves. Glance upward to view the library’s second floor balcony lined with railings of wood and iron spindles, and topped by an impressive coffered ceiling. Once back in the foyer, continue down its wide corridor, past two staircases leading to the upper and lower level. To the left find a well-appointed and conveniently located powder room.


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down the hallway, turn right where behind French doors you will find the Master suite. Enter first a private foyer area ideal for a small desk or table. Beyond, lies the ultimate retreat – a master bedroom complete with a limestone fireplace, custom mantel and plenty of room for a few comfortable chairs and a coffee table positioned in front of the hearth for cozy relaxation on a chilly winter’s evening. There are no excuses for clutter with an oversized walkin closet that has been professionally designed with built-ins for clothes, shoes, accessories and more.

The master bath offers a separate shower, Jacuzzi tub and toilet. The huge double vanity features granite countertop and oversized sinks. But the master bath holds several delightful and unusual surprises, one being that a TV screen magically appears within the wall mirror atop the vanity with the click of a remote! In addition, you will find yourself curious about the wooden spiral staircase inside the master bath room, only to discover that it provides access to a beautiful lower level room (currently used as an elegant pool table room and currently dubbed “the gentlemen’s lounge,”) as well as to the laundry and exercise rooms.


Return to the home’s main foyer where you can gain access to the home’s charming three season screened-in porch that offers beautiful, yet private views of the home’s magnificent outdoor environment. A perfect spot to enjoy a sip of iced tea, listen to the soft whir of ceiling fans and enjoy cool breezes all summer long. With its stone floor and a bead board ceiling, it is the ultimate definition of French country living. Prepare to be impressed as you step into the home’s main living area featuring an open floor plan for comfortable family living or impressive entertaining opportunities. The Family room offers volume wood beamed trestle ceilings, another beautiful stone fireplace and tall windows, and flows easily into the kitchen to create one large bright and cheerful room.


The cook’s kitchen offers a Thermador 48 inch professional stove with six burners and a griddle, as well as double ovens and a magnificent custom French hood; a side by side sub zero refrigerator; one of three of the home’s dishwashers; and a separate wine cooler. Enjoy side yard views from the picture window above the oversized sink, where an exceptionally deep window sill area beckons for colorful blooming plants or favorite framed photographs. Expertly crafted cabinetry provides plenty of storage. Kitchens in French manor homes of the past usually featured an oversized island, and this dwelling is no exception. The focal point of this home’s huge kitchen is a center island made from one slab of magnificent granite. (The owner reports it took nine men to carry it into the house for installation.) For cozier gatherings, there is a separate breakfast room off of the kitchen that charmingly embraces a round table and offers large windows, a vaulted beaded ceiling and French country style chandelier.


A large family foyer just off the kitchen offers significant storage space with custom cabinetry and an enormous walk-in closet. Granite countertops in this area surround a farm sink with wall mounted faucet, and a second dishwasher. The family foyer provides convenient access to the home’s yard and attached 3-car heated garage with separate doors, floor guard finish, built-ins, and closets.

Also

off of the kitchen and adjoining the family foyer is a very large butler’s pantry that provides convenient access to the dining room. Custom Cabinets like those found in the kitchen and family foyer provide significant storage space for china, silver, towels and assorted serving dishes. A number of the upper cabinets are beautifully finished with glass doors for showcasing your finest crystal. Return to the main foyer and ascend the staircase upward toward the second level. On the first landing you will find access to the second floor balcony of the library with custom built-ins, a cozy seating area and a wood and iron spindle banister overlooking the room below.


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a few more steps to the second level where you will find three very private bedroom suites, each featuring large windows, volume ceilings, a walk-in closet with professionally-designed built-ins for maximum use of space, and a well-appointed bath with tumbled marble floors, lovely vanity and granite countertops. One of the baths offers a second linen closet to supplement hallway linen storage, as well as a skylight. In addition to the three bedroom suites, the upper level offers a large bonus room with dormers, a skylight and recessed lighting that works equally as well as additional family living space, a child’s playroom or an artist’s studio.


Return to the main foyer once again and move down a wide stairway to a superbly appointed lower level. The walkout English basement is flooded with natural light and offers incredible living, entertaining and closet space. Gather with friends around the built-in entertainment center with television, or in front of the cozy raised hearth stone fireplace. Wine enthusiasts will delight in the custom-built wine cellar conveniently located next to the fully equipped kitchen and granite-topped oversized bar area. Cherry cabinetry adds a touch of elegance. The lower level also features a full bath of marble and stone, spacious closets, as well as the aforementioned “gentlemen’s lounge” and exercise room. The bright and cheerful laundry room dazzles with stone floors, brilliant granite countertops and thoughtful built-ins. A mirrored wall in the exercise room will help you make sure your workouts are proving effective.


Additional features of this lovely home include landscape lighting, sprinkler system, central vacuum and security system. Visit soon to fully appreciate all that this residence has to offer, and to consider this exceptional retreat where the unique combination of elegant living and French country charm could be yours.

C’est magnifique.

Elizabeth Wieneke Five Star Professional Award Winner, 2009-2015

847.732.4039 (cell)

ewieneke@gglrealty.com

280 E. Deerpath | Lake Forest, IL 847.732.4039 | www.gglrealty.com

1310 Gavin Court | Lake Forest, IL  

Fantastic Value! Striking French Country on a 1.4 acres in premium cul-de-sac location! It boasts generously sized rooms with high ceilings...

1310 Gavin Court | Lake Forest, IL  

Fantastic Value! Striking French Country on a 1.4 acres in premium cul-de-sac location! It boasts generously sized rooms with high ceilings...