Stunning Storybook Manor in Burr Ridge nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac has been exquisitely upgraded over time with uncompromising attention to detail. A grand foyer welcomes you inside as gentle curves, columns, dramatically pitched ceilings and a sweeping staircase draw you into the home's embrace. Old World elegance and warmth emanate throughout the main living spaces. The gracious living room and formal dining room with adjoining butler's pantry/bar provide seamless flow for hosting gatherings with friends and family. Anchored by a commanding fireplace with an antique mantelpiece, the family room strikes a perfect balance between formality and comfort, managing to achieve both a sense of intimacy and volume, no matter the occasion. A magnificent entertainer's kitchen lavishly marries traditional detailing with a La Cornue range, pizza oven, two Sub-Zero refrigerators with two freezer drawers, two Miele dishwashers, Miele/Nespresso espresso/coffee station, warming drawer, lighted hanging pot rack and pot filler. A gorgeous stone prep island with two Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers will delight the chef, while guests are kept entertained at a second bar with seating. Another butler's pantry and larder rests adjacent to the kitchen. Opening up from the kitchen is a sunny breakfast nook and a lovely sitting room centered around an antique fireplace. A study with gorgeous built-ins, mudroom, and an expansive laundry room completes this level. Rich details are repeated throughout the main living areas: limestone and hardwood flooring, architectural moldings, coffered ceilings, custom wall finishes, hand-scraped/finished doors and hand-finished door hardware, architectural skylights, leaded windows, and a blend of recessed lighting with antique and modern fixtures. Upstairs, there are six generously sized bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bath. Masterfully remodeled to the highest standards, the owner's suite is a vision of European style and grandeur as custom millwork by Parenti and Raffaelli and many other bespoke touches have been tastefully applied. The bedroom feels like a world unto its own with a sitting area, two large walk-in closets and a spa-like bath that rivals the finest hotels. Two vanities, a lighted make-up table, a free-standing claw foot tub, steam shower, TV and a bar with Sub-Zero mini-fridge ensure your every need is met in total privacy. A third level joins another bedroom and walk-in closet - ideal for a playroom, second home office or flex space. A walkout lower level offers endless hours of entertainment. Flooded with natural light, this unique space unites a comfortable, thoughtfully appointed media/rec room with a 90-inch TV and AV equipment, large entertainment bar with Sub-Zero mini-fridge, Bosch dishwasher, microwave and dining area, a 1,300 bottle climate-controlled wine cellar and tasting room, exercise area, another bedroom/playroom with adjoining bath, plus plenty of opportunities for storage. The promise of exceptional outdoor entertaining exists right beyond your door, from the lower bluestone walkout patio to the main floor deck, side yard pergola overlooking the fountain with a dining area and warm glow of outdoor chandeliers. Set amid a magical and whimsical garden setting designed by award-winning Mariani Landscape, this private wonderland is yours to enjoy and share with those you cherish most. The estate is tailor-made for entertaining with a 4-car heated garage, plus a brick and paver heated driveway with a turnaround that provides additional parking for 3-4 cars. Meticulously updated and maintained by the current owners, this residence is special in every way. So many amenities and smart home enhancements will be passed onto the future owner. Among them, but countless more: an advanced water filtration system, a Lutron lighting system, wireless Elan control system for media, climate and security. Kindly exclude dining room and master bedroom entry chandeliers.
Bill wholeheartedly believes in building wealth with a well planned portfolio of residential, commercial and multi-unit properties. His honest approach and reputation for maximum client care have earned him the respect and loyalty of hundreds of clients.
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