The approach to 674 Prospect anticipates the elegance and impeccable craftsmanship that awaits in this Tudor Revival neoclassic residence. Located in sought after East Winnetka on a prestigious street where large homes have generous setbacks that offer a buffer from the hustle bustle. There is a walking path across the street that leads to Sheridan Road and Maple Street Park/Beach...the lake is that close! With over 10,000 sf under roof, every square inch has been designed for the perfect use. The gracious foyer centers the home; the custom millwork staircase hugs the wall to allow the eye to go deep into the residence and then outside. Detailed millwork defines each transition from room to room. Windows & doors are strategically placed to enhance the visual appeal of the exterior light/landscapes. The residence is flooded with light from morning sun from the east and setting sun to the west. The floor plan is genius in the way that traffic patterns never overlap. There are several ways to maneuver the first floor where most activity takes place. And a discreet ELEVATOR can take you from the lower level to the second floor in no time! Several doors lead to the back of the house where you'll find a dedicated doggie run with river rocks on the south side, a generous bluestone terrace with grilling island for entertaining and dedicated step up seating area under the pergola. The seasonally planted garden is tucked behind the pergola. Tall trees and lush landscape provide privacy & quiet enjoyment. The side driveway lead to the one/two door garage so cars are out of sight. Plenty of storage & a dog wash station in garage. The materials used are best in class from hand scraped random plank white oak floors (from Carlisle Flooring) to limestone & marble. All baths, the breakfast room and the mudroom have heated floors. The kitchen is designed for gourmet cooking and as a gathering place. The island is clad in honed Calacatta marble with storage & heating elements. Double ovens, Viking cooktop, 2 DW, 48" SubZero, drinks fridge & cooling drawers. Kitchen leads to charming breakfast room overlooking backyard landscapes and french doors lead to library/office with fireplace if anyone wants to grab a book or magazine but still listen to the conversations. Formal LR with bay window & fireplace leads to elegant wet bar then family room with fireplace. The DR has french doors that open to a loggia for a wonderful breeze! Butler's pantry provides a great service area for dining room. Primary Suite with fireplace seating area at the top of the stairs replete with custom built-ins & closets leading to huge bath with his/her vanities, free standing steeping tub and separate steam shower; all clad in muted marble tones. Four additional bedrooms with en suite baths, laundry closet also on second floor. Third floor has BR 6 with a seating area, en suite bath and attic storage. Lower level is a dream entertaining & relaxing environment. Enjoy a home theater to bar/wine room, game room, cozy family room with fireplace, great fitness room w/ sauna and spa massage room AND a gift wrapping room! So many more features and benefits to 674 Prospect! This home is a very special opportunity that exudes class and elegance in East Winnetka just a short walk from retail, commercial shops, restaurants, train station and most of all...........THE LAKE!!
Listing courtesy of Jameson Sotheby's Int'l Realty.
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