This Gem of a Home in Kildeer Shines on All Facets

It wasn’t just how Marley had contentedly burrowed in to the pillows of the family room couch, wagging his tiny stub of a tail with a determined, “I’m not moving” vibe; it was easy to sense it was with more than a tinge of regret that the Smith family was moving on.

Even as an irresistible new professional opportunity beckoned and moving plans were beginning, the family shared how they would miss the friendly, pristinely cared for neighborhood; the excellent Stevenson school district where their three children had been taught; how close it was to Deer Park shopping, great restaurants, and entertainment; the relative privacy and quiet drive afforded by the cul-de-sac they’re on — something also appreciated by just-a-PAT-attempt-away neighbor Robbie Gould (the record-setting Bears placekicker, now helping the SF 49ers become the Next Big NFL Thing, while still keeping his Kildeer residence); the very open floor plan with an abundance of windows and light; the vibrancy and color of the four seasons reflected in their landscaping; and much more.

They shared stories of how the first days in the house were like “…a big family sleepover on air mattresses” before the moving vans had arrived, as recalled by youngest daughter Alexa; how the decision to purchase had to be made quickly by husband Kevin before wife Nan had been able to visit; and how after moving in all were so pleased that they had made this Kildeer gem their home.

The list of the home’s amenities is far too extensive to include here; readers may view a complete overview online at the link at the end of this article.  It’s both elegant and welcoming from the moment of entry at the two-story foyer, with Brazilian Cherry wood throughout the ground floor, bright and spacious with 9 foot ceilings; a cozy family room fireplace of imported limestone with gas logs, attached doors, and 2 opera lights; and a gourmet kitchen with 42” cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, a center work island with raised breakfast bar, sink and Groh Faucet with garbage disposal, and top-of-the-line appliances.

All five spacious bedrooms (featuring a stunning master bedroom and bath) are smartly aligned on the second floor, and the finished English Basement sports a brick and stone gas log fireplace with raised brick hearth with a second kitchen and wet bar, full bath, exercise room, and storage areas.  Outside, the expansive dual-level rear patio and cedar deck with fire pit ensures that this home’s new owners can fully enjoy the outdoors as summer approaches.

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