Contemporary French Chateau new construction in the heart of Evanston on an over 1/3 acre double lot within premier private landmarked Dryden Place development, this home offers exceptional interiors, unparalleled construction and state-of-the-art technology. Conceived and built by Bill James, each facade of this home presents a statement. The front limestone entry, west facade & stone cascading water wall sculpture are uplit at night complementing the adjacent mansion and grounds. Over $30,000 of professional landscaping using mature trees and shrubs, provide beauty and privacy for you to enjoy from the 10' x 40' side terrace and large yard. Truly a magical setting. Numerous custom Marvin floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors invite light and beautiful views to be one with the house. High-end majestic exterior materials such as butternut brick and limestone, green metal roof, elaborate copper rain collection boxes, downspouts & trim speak easy-to-maintain quality. An expansive, contemporary open first floor plan with 10' ceilings works around an oversize gas-vented wood-burning fireplace w/built-in bookcases, generous living room and dining area offer surplus room for a grand piano or gaming table. Natural finish ash hardwood floors throughout; custom poplar and black steel staircase. Main entry features a gracious foyer with walk-in closet, powder room, and sitting/reading room w/French door access to the west side terrace. Sleek chef's kitchen with custom cabinetry, peninsula, quartz c-tops, premier Sub-Zero, Thermador and Bosch appliance package, wine/beverage cooler & 2 sinks. This fully-equipped kitchen can also be entered from the attached 2-car garage entry corridor with mud room and 2nd powder room. The large Theater Room downstairs has windows that view a unique upgraded style of window well using attractive interlocking block retaining wall. The second floor plan offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, linen closet and spacious laundry room w/built-in cabinets. The impressive 16' x 20' master suite has two oversized walk-in-closets, a 10' x 21' spa-like bath w/standalone soaking tub, separate shower w/rain-head, handheld and body sprays. A large 9' x 25' roof terrace opens from the master giving magnificent views of the former Dryden mansion and grounds. A huge 23' x 24' Theater room w/surround sound, an office or additional bedroom with a full bathroom plus storage is in the basement. Beautiful views from large windows, plus tall ceilings & doorways throughout the home. Superb pre-wired Lurex Smart Home electronics music distribution, security systems with 7 cameras in place, and heating is operated from your cell phone. A finished, heated apartment size walkable attic for hobbies or lounging is accessed via pull-down stairs. 2 car attached garage plus 3 parking spaces. Buyers may customize closet organizers and permanent access to huge finished attic. Builder/Developer has built & sold 22 homes in Evanston, including 2 in this private Dryden Place development. See his attached bio from the recently published book "Evanston's Design Heritage: Architects, Designers & Planners." A 1-year builder warranty is included. Plus, a large guest parking pad foot-print provides an opportunity to build a 2nd Garage or Super-Carriage House!
Garage Door Opener(s),Transmitter(s),7 Foot or more high garage door
Hardwood Floors,2nd Floor Laundry,Built-in Features,Walk-In Closet(s),10' Ceiling,Open Floorplan,Granite Counters
Range,Microwave,Dishwasher,High End Refrigerator,Washer,Dryer,Disposal,Stainless Steel Appliance(s),Wine Refrigerator,Cooktop,Built-In Oven,Range Hood,Gas Cooktop,Electric Oven,Range Hood
Cul-De-Sac,Irregular Lot,Landscaped,Mature Trees,Outdoor Lighting,Sidewalks,Streetlights
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Third Meridian Realty LLC.
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Listing information last updated on May 17th, 2021 at 10:31am CDT.