This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from August 09, 2011
Set at the end of a cul-de-sac on a quiet residential street just 1.5 blocks from the neighborhood shops, restaurants and boutiques that line Lakeview's Southport Avenue, this extraordinary custom home feels anything but urban. The residence is set on a beautifully landscaped lot with 79 feet of frontage. The floor plan is generously wide with the majority of the living space on 2 levels.The home's state-of-the-art mechanical systems include 5 solar panels on the roof, radiant heated floors, and 2 fresh air exchangers. Other features include a landscaped front, side and rear yard with watering system, an attached 2-car garage, and additional parking for 3 cars.You enter the home via a gracious entry foyer with 2 guest closets. Ahead, a powder room is discreetly located to one side, while the expansive living/dining room with 11-foot ceilings is before you. Highlights include a wood-burning fireplace and a wall of custom bookshelves. The bookshelves as well as the doors, floor and kitchen cabinets are all quarter-sawn white oak.The kitchen includes custom cabinetry, 2 sinks, a large island with breakfast bar, and quartz countertops. The appliances include a Wolf 6-burner range with griddle and double oven, a warming drawer, a microwave, 2 dishwashers (Bosch and Fisher and Paykel), and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.The kitchen opens out to a backyard with a large bluestone patio with pergola, a lawn, and a vegetable garden. The front, side and backyards were heavily landscaped to create privacy.The family room adjoins the kitchen and features a wall of built-ins with room for a television, a built-in desk, bookshelves, and storage drawers. Lastly, there is a bonus room on this level.Above the home's garage is a 375 square foot studio with 14-foot ceilings. Amenities include large north-facing windows, a wet bar with refrigerator and microwave, an attached bath, and a closet.On the upper level, the master suite spans the rear of the home. Highlights include a spacious bedroom, a luxurious bath, and a large walk-in closet. The bath has an air jet tub, a shower with rain and handheld sprayers, and a double vanity with Roburn medicine cabinets.The two front bedrooms share a hall bath while the fourth bedroom is en suite. There is also a laundry room on this level.The lower level is a mudroom adjoining the garage, a spacious rec room with a second kitchen, a bedroom and bath, and an exercise room/workshop.Also available for rent.