***Priced below appraised value*** Welcome to 517 Woodlake Drive, a street referred to by many as the best in the area for its lake views, mature trees, and walkability to St. Patrick's Church/School and the Lake Forest Clubhouse. Located in the ''old estates'' section just 3 houses down from the pool, tennis courts, and sand volleyball, this home sits on the lake side of this gorgeous street, overlooking the water, a park-like setting with mature trees, and a walking path. On par with the beautiful location of this home, the homeowners upgraded it with the intent to stay for many years and as such, spared no detail in the recent remodel of the house itselfShiplap on every floor, DOUBLE THICK Cambria quartz counters in the kitchen, Waldorf Crystal brass, oil rubbed bronze, pewter and chrome door knobs and new hinges on almost every door, custom wood plantation shutters, Smart Home upgrades (shades, under cabinet lighting, Nest thermostat, doorbell and camera, garage doors, many controllable by Amazon Alexa), Carrera Marble and other natural stone bathrooms, showers, AND laundry room, quality furniture style bathroom vanities, a whole house light conversion to LED (garage, all closets, laundry room, and every recessed light the home, over 65 can lights total, were removed and replaced with LED fixtures), almost all new light switches and added dimmers, quality fans and decorative fixtures ....the list goes on.
As you enter the front door, notice the ornate brass entry set and kick plate, leading to the 2 story foyer with Restoration Hardware chandelier and board and batten wainscoting leading up the stairs. To your right through the dining room, also featuring a stunning Restoration Hardware chandelier, enter the swinging door to the open kitchen with Cambria quartz counters (DOUBLE thick on the island) and stainless appliances. The kitchen retains the high quality wood cabinets, but the tops were professionally painted white with Emtek brass hardware added to all. Like a page out of Pinterest with its' farmhouse sink, brass faucet, subway tile, and smart under cabinet lighting (it can change colors on demand!), the kitchen features vaulted windows and an open lake view with mature trees. An oversized Restoration Hardware brass pendant completes the architectural feel of the space. To your right, a bright hallway leads to the deck, spacious 3 car garage (also controllable via the smart home system), gorgeous laundry room, and an updated half bath.
A family room and separate Florida room are located on the other side of the large kitchen, each having doors connecting the rooms and the expansive outdoor deck, resulting in an ideal flow for entertaining.
In the family room, you'll find a whitewashed fireplace, 100 + year old solid Oak mantle, whitewashed plantation shutters, and coffered ceiling and wainscoting throughout. The fireplace (along with the basement fireplace) was recently converted back to wood burning, though a gas fireplace remains on the other side in the Florida room for year round enjoyment overlooking the lake.
Off the family room, you'll pass a bar area, a cozy office with inlaid wood floors, a 2nd gas fireplace (of 4 total fireplaces), built in bookshelves and chauffeured ceilings, and a wine closet, leading to another half bath complete with Shiplap, a Restoration Hardware vanity, Kohler brass faucet, and plantation shutters. To finish the 1st floor, there's a large living room (used by the current owners as a homework room/office).
Upstairs, the master suite features His & Hers closets, Lutron smart blinds, a French Paned shower door, His & Hers vanities with Carrera marble counters, brass faucets, a whirlpool tub, and new subway tile floor and bathtub surround. In addition to the master suite, 3 additional bedrooms, and 2 additional full bathrooms complete the 2nd floor. Some of the features in these rooms include Shiplap, wood floors, Carrera marble and other natural stone in bathrooms, showers, updated furniture vanities, and gorgeous ceiling fans and light fixtures throughout.
Heading into the basement, Shiplap lines the stairs and landing where walls were removed and extended to add living space. The basement is open and filled with light, with custom wood columns, a wood burning fireplace and barn wood mantle, and plantation shutters. The basement bedroom, also overlooking the lake, features a walk in closet, built in desk, and plantation shutters. The basement bathroom was also enlarged by moving walls, resulting in a mind blowing shower with dual heads (and multiple water options). This gorgeous bathroom also features shiplap, a Restoration Hardware vanity, and Kohler brass faucet. Lastly, the basement features multiple storage closets and unfinished rooms, one of which could be easily finished if so desired.
Outside on the lower level, the old screened in porch was removed and ceiling painted white to create a large open patio. Also added were exterior outlets for an outdoor TV, lighting and other electrical needs. The HUGE, flat backyard is a host to endless possibilities. A stone walkway was added leading to the stairs and newly painted top deck, where there's a remote controlled awning (with new fabric) for shade if needed. Finally, solid brass professional grade landscape lighting was added in the front and back, making this a standout home in day AND night.
Put simply, this home is a must see!!
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