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Park Ridge Area Single Family Home

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100 Shoreline Drive Park Ridge, IL 60068

5 Bed
3 Baths
4159 sqft
MLS# 11646325
Welcome to 100 Shoreline Drive, a Mid Century Modern beach house where every day is like living on vacation! This serene home is situated on a beautiful hillside, wrapped in perennial gardens that have been lovingly tended for years, and is one of only 24 homes on private 7.5 acre Park Lake. Built in 1964 and designed by architect Louis Huebner, this home has been renovated from the inside out. Top of mind throughout the multi-year renovation: creating a modern home designed to live stylishly while in harmony with its natural surroundings. The result? A home designed in the modern vernacular of concrete, glass, and steel; composed of simple connected shapes with an emphasis on asymmetry. The home is nestled in a stand of soaring black locust and walnut trees whose verticality provides a backdrop for the light geometric form of the home. Built with easy care in mind, the exterior is wrapped in maintenance-free Hardie board, with textural accents of corrugated steel and touches of exotic ipe wood. At every turn, materials were selected to align with the primary mission of complementing rather than competing with the setting. Of great importance to the owner was the use of environmentally-friendly materials and design elements that would bring the outside in. So, in addition to 7 skylights spanning the main corridor, the entire back elevation of the home received energy-efficient doors and windows. Now, window walls provide views of nature, natural light and a delightful breeze off the lake. These big windows are especially pretty paired with the airy open floor plan. Each beautiful living space unfolds gracefully off a central corridor, from one room to the next. Standing in the foyer, the kitchen, dining room, and living room are ahead and to your right; bedrooms to your left. What's exceptional here are the sight lines: because this home has the open plan and structural form of a modern design, you see the most intriguing views framed by architectural elements, from room to room. You also have the option of closing tall folding doors and sliding pocket doors shut, which entirely reconfigures the space.The kitchen is large- and centered by an unusually large island. This is a kitchen outfitted with upscale appliances and attitude: it suits one who really loves to cook.. and who loves others to join in. There are 2 dining room options here: one within the footprint of the kitchen, the other a beautiful space that's currently hosting a grand piano. Around the corner is a chic living room that handily accepts party spillover from the kitchen and adds the drama of a mammoth troweled-concrete fireplace. Via the central corridor to the other end of the home, you'll find 3 BRs- each with an oversized sliding glass door leading outside. The primary BR has a spacious ensuite spa-style BA with a beach vibe. In the gallery area there's special art: a floor-to-ceiling chalkboard, jammed with messages written by every guest who's visited the beach house. Now, the chalkboard awaits the next generation of authors and messages. Down the beautiful spiral staircase is a large entertainment space that opens to the patio and lake. This area offers a fun place for BBQs and swimming parties; chilled snowman-builders, ice skaters, and cross-country skiers will gather at the woodburning fireplace. Completing this level are 2 more BRs, a full BA, and a sprawling utility room. To meet his goal of living with respect for the environment, the owner installed a solar system (including battery back up) which has entirely covered the home's electricity use since installation. 60 AMP supercharger setup in the garage. (Wouldn't it be a pleasure to live in this beautiful home AND do good for our environment as well?) There is so much more to learn about this stylish home- take a scroll through the images and the 3D tour!
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / Mcmullen / Daniel Cartalucca