Leads to This Peaceful Long Grove Gem
FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN TURNS AGO…
I arrived at the The End Of The Road.
It was difficult to imagine a home more exclusively private, or one more immersed in and protected by nature.
All this, less than a mile and a half from Long Grove’s beloved, historic downtown with its iconic bridge.
The Lyons family who originally had the home built had three key criteria for choosing their home’s location: first, great school districts; second, peace and privacy; and third, a custom design built to their wishes. This location delivered in spades on all counts. Trees and perennial gardens, beautiful landscape, and a pond view are the backdrop for this lovely home. Surrounded by conservancy, it is land protected from further development, preserving its serenity for the future.
Custom built by Dior on an elegantly landscaped three acre lot, the impressive Colonial is full of beautiful upgrades, an abundance of natural light, and attention to every detail.
The generous foyer opens to spacious living and dining rooms. The adjacent family room features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and is open to the gourmet kitchen with solid wood cabinets, Corian counters and an outstanding view. (The family room and fireplace are featured in the photo on the front cover of this issue.) Its six bedrooms include one with bath on the main level that is currently used as an office. The second floor includes a large and impressive master suite, spa bath, and three additional large bedrooms and baths. The finished English basement, also with a fireplace, has multiple recreation areas, a bedroom, a large wet bar, and a full bath, not to mention tons of room for storage.
Over time, the Lyons greatly appreciated the benefits of being close to the Long Grove community and enjoying its heritage, meeting and socializing with some of its founding families, raising their 2 children in Elementary District 96 and Stevenson High School districts, supporting local causes, and attending a number of the festivals and family events Long Grove is noted for.