From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally friendly abodes, The Chicago suburbs are chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes.
This traditional brick and stone house, 637 Howard Ave., was built in 2007, and sits on a deep, professionally landscaped lot, 60 feet by 170 feet, with a patio in the backyard.
The front door opens to a dramatic, two-story foyer, and there are cherry hardwood floors throughout.
The heating and cooling systems are zoned, which means there is a furnace and air conditioning unit for the basement and first floor, and a second pair for the second floor.
The kitchen is decked out with stainless steel appliances, granite countertop, cherry, self-closing, tongue-in-groove cabinets and a pantry. The high-end kitchen opens up to a spacious eating area, and the entire space is 28 feet by 12 feet.
The family room features a cathedral ceiling and surround sound. It also has a wood-burning fireplace with gas starters.
This property, once listed for $1.1 million, is currently listed for $699,000 by Barry Newman at @properties in Winnetka.
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