Newly constructed contemporary French Chateau 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, huge gorgeous yard and patio, unparalleled construction and state-of-the-art technology. Designed and built by Bill James, each facade of this home makes a statement. The front limestone entry, west facade & stone cascading water wall sculpture are uplit at night complementing the adjacent mansion and grounds to create a magical setting. Over $30,000 of professional landscaping using mature trees and shrubs, provide beauty and privacy for you to enjoy both from interior views & exterior grounds. Numerous custom hi-end Marvin floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors invite light and beautiful views to be one with the house. Majestic quality 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 dining room & living room 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 patio. Neutral-toned chef's kitchen w/custom Melamine cabinetry has more than enough space to store any cooking/serving supplies as well as lots of room on the quartz countertops to use them. Stainless steel appliances are top shelf: 42" Sub-Zero, Thermador wine cooler & cooktop; Bosch dishwasher & electric oven, Sharp microwave drawer. 2 sinks. This fully-equipped kitchen can also be entered from the attached 2.5 car garage entry corridor with mud room and 2nd powder room. The large Theater Room downstairs has a unique upgraded window well design using an attractive interlocking block retaining wall letting in lots of light. The second floor plan offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 linen closets & a spacious laundry room w/built-in cabinets & hanging rod. The impressive 16' x 20' master suite has two oversized walk-in-closets, a 10' x 21' spa-like bathroom w/standalone soaking tub, separate shower w/rain-head, handheld & body sprays + a marble bench. A large 9' x 25' roof terrace opens from the master giving magnificent views of the former Dryden mansion and grounds. In the basement find a bonus huge 23' x 24' Theater room w/surround sound, an office or additional bedroom w/full luxury bathroom plus storage & utility room. 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, w/lighting & heating to operate from your cell phone. A finished, heated apartment size walkable attic for hobbies or lounging is accessed via pull-down stairs. Lots of parking in the attached 2.5 car garage w/epoxy flooring, plus 3 outside parking spaces. Buyers may customize closet organizers and permanent access to its 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." Included is a 1-year builder warranty. Plus, a large guest parking pad foot-print provides an opportunity to build a 2nd Garage or Super-Carriage House!
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