This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from February 12, 2012
Expansive Lannon stone Georgian with a Dutch slate roof designed by Charles A. Kristen and built in 1939. Family friendly 5 bedroom/4 bathrooms+ 3 half-bathroom home in beautiful River Forest. This home has over 4,000 square feet of living space with a third floor and a finished basement. Large living room with hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace with marble surround and custom built-ins and a bay window big enough for a baby grand piano. Separate dining room that can comfortably seat 12 with another bay window showcasing views of the gorgeous perennial garden. Custom-designed St. Charles kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher. Adjacent to the kitchen is a breakfast room that opens onto a family room addition overlooking the well maintained yard by McAdam Landscaping. There is a mezzanine room with a bay window seat and hardwood floors and a full bathroom (currently used as a family room). The second floor has three bedrooms with hardwood floors and a cedar closet plus a master suite with two closets. The third bedroom has a wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors and a half bath. It opens onto a screened porch and a roof deck that is amenable for sunbathing overlooking the landscaped yard and grotto. The fourth bedroom has a full bathroom and hardwood floors. The third floor has two fully air-conditioned and heated rooms, which can serve as two bedrooms or a bedroom-living room suite with a full bath. The basement is fully finished. Two stairways lead to it. Upon entry from the attached garage, the stairwell has a Floridian landscape mural leading into a large recreation room, decorated with wall to wall murals depicting the Southern lifestyle and the schoolhouse and water fountain in St. Augustine, Florida. This recreational area includes a fabulous Art Deco wet bar and a wood burning fireplace as well as a half bath. This room opens into a billiard room with a large pool table. A wine storage area is perfect for a wine collector with storage for over 100 bottles. In the basement is the furnace room, the laundry room, a workshop area, and two exercise rooms with a full bathroom. This home represents the best value in River Forest!