Presenting the Gaylord House, built in 1919 and designed by well-known architect Arthur Woltersdorf. Extensive interior and exterior renovations and expansion completed in 2003, including a dramatic two-story brick balcony/bluestone porch on the front elevation with elegant balustrades on both levels. The transformation retained the classic character of the original home while seamlessly incorporating all the modern luxuries, space, and amenities you would expect in a home of this caliber. Exquisite and timeless architectural details in every room, including custom millwork, high ceilings, stone fireplace surrounds, diamond pane windows and transoms, and much more. 7735 square feet above grade, including garage, on a lot that's more than a 1/2 acre. MAIN FLOOR: The light-filled main floor features elegant, grand-scale living room, dining room and family room, each with fireplace. Expansive contemporary designer chef's kitchen by award winning Snaidero-Pininfarina with high end appliances, and spectacular island under an eye-popping vaulted skylight. Ideal open floor plan with kitchen/breakfast room/family room across the back of the home with an abundance of light from south-facing walls of windows overlooking the yard. Bright sunroom features planting sink and palladium windows on 3 sides. Additional main floor amenities: mud room/laundry room, office, two powder rooms and attached 3-car heated garage. SECOND/THIRD FLOORS: The primary suite and all 4 additional bedrooms on the second floor include generous walk-in closets and en-suite baths; all are accessible from the front or back staircases. Walk through French doors from the primary bedroom to a recently updated weather proof deck. Second floor also includes a convenient full size laundry room. On the third floor you'll find a guest suite, including a 6th bedroom and full bath. BASEMENT: The lower level features a 7th bedroom and full bath, along with a recreation room and dance/exercise room with mirror and ballet barre. Additional spaces are ready for second kitchen, media room, craft/hobby area, office and/or whatever the next owner wants or needs. This gracious home is steps away from New Trier High School, and a short walk to the Joseph Sears School (JK-8), Metra train, and Lake Michigan beaches.
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