Open House: 45 Lakewood, Glencoe

This 11-year-old residence sits atop a 50-foot bluff overlooking Lake Michigan on Chicago's north shore.

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This 11-year-old residence sits atop a 50-foot bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. The backyard enjoys an extensive Scott Byron landscape plan. Stone steppers and boulders are weaved into the rear landscaping of this masterpiece home. Steps wind down through the wildflowers to the migrating beach and 115 feet of shoreline along Lake Michigan.
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45 Lakewood Drive, Glenco | $5.8 million
Combined with a great floor plan and gracious-size rooms, casual comfortable living and grand-scale entertaining are at their best in this stunning departure from the ordinary.
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A spectacular two-story great room boasts a raised barrel ceiling with recessed lighting. A series of architectural windows introduces additional interest and light just below the ceiling line. Three sets of glass doors, with transoms, sidelights and detailed millwork run the length of this grand room and open to the bluestone patio and yard, visually bringing the incredible views of the outdoors in.
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The gallery, which lies just beyond the entry vestibule, features a raised barreled ceiling, 13 feet high, with skylights. Architectural arches add additional interest to this art collector's dream.
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The gourmet kitchen boasts 4" wide dark oak floors with limestone border, handsome anigre wood cabinetry, granite counters and two large islands. A full wall with cabinetry, Sub-Zero refrigerator, separate freezer and glass paneled doors with appliance and dish storage behind is featured as well.
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Thermador six-burner commercial range with stainless hood is flanked by a full wall of cabinetry with stainless facade. Spacious eating area has windows on two walls for great views.
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An entertainment-size formal dining room, with high ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the front courtyard, beautifully accommodates grand-scale gatherings or smaller, more intimate groups.
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Stunning wood-paneled library/study is graced by a handsome limestone wood burning fireplace surrounded by rich anigre wood walls and matching floor-to-ceiling custom built-in bookcases and cabinetry.
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The sought-after first floor master suite is quite luxurious. Watch the waves approach the beach from the bedroom which features 10-1/2 foot ceilings and three walls of windows with lake views. French doors open to the bluestone patio.
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Pamper yourself in the "spa" master bath featuring limestone floors, granite counters with "his and hers" anigre wood vanities, dressing table, Jacuzzi, steam shower, private commode and abundant built-in storage.
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This master dressing room features a 10-foot center island with granite counters and drawers throughout, recessed and cove lighting, built-in speakers, a full wall of anigre wood built-ins on one side of the room and three separate customized walk-in closets on the other.
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For more information or to schedule a private showing, please contact Iris Garmisa at 847-835-6033.
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