4885 N Hermitage Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640
Forget the ubiquitous floorplans, finishes, & design aesthetics of nearly every home you have seen. This spectacular new construction home is unlike anything else, following principles of Universal Design, the forward-thinking concept of designing homes that integrates long-lasting functionality for a family’s ever changing lifestyle. Situated on a 33’ x 165’ Ravenswood lot, the home takes advantage of the width & length to deliver something truly special.
A welcoming exterior with brick, decorative stucco, oversized windows, and decorative landscaping create a home with warmth and curb appeal. As one steps inside, the dramatic qualities of the layout are instantly apparent. This is definitely different and wonderfully inviting.
From the entry foyer, the rich Walnut-stained hardwood floors lead you to an incredibly wide & spacious great room living area that overlooks the central courtyard though windows & glass doors. Elevator access provides accessibility throughout the home, while other accessibility features are seamlessly wrapped into the design of the home. Beamed ceilings, clever built-in storage cabinetry, and a dramatic fireplace wall are only some of the details that make this room one that you will want to hang out in with family and friends alike. The unusual width provides for an open concept living and dining area, with large furniture easily fitting within the area.
The open kitchen offers custom wood cabinetry brilliantly crafted with adjustable shelves at easily accessible heights. The multi-level island provides functional work space, while creatively carving out eating space as well. Extensive pantry cabinets allow for unheard of storage, while the professional appliances include Liebherr refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, 36” Bosch cooktop, & Bosch oven.
At the front of the home is a den/study area that can be used as a large main-level bedroom, complete with an en suite bathroom. As you ventuure to the rear of the home, one of the truly unique features is the breezeway (complete with laundry area & custom storage cabinetry) that wraps around the central courtyard to lead to a versatile attached flat. This area can be used as a private in-law suite, guest suite, nanny quarters, or recreation room, as the area has a large living area with wet bar build out and full bathroom. This area can be as connected to the rest of the home or private from the rest of the home as you desire.
Upstairs at the top of the landing, huge corner windows bath a sitting area in natural sunlight. Two large bedrooms share a Jack & Jill bathroom with extra-long vanity and separate sinks. The master bedroom suite enjoys a large bedroom that opens to a private deck overlooking the center courtyard, an immense built-out walk-in closet, and a beautiful master bath with oversized zero-entry steam shower and double-bowl vanity.
In the lower level, a family room provides yet another living space. An additional bedroom and en suite bathroom are located here as well, while a large storage room area provides for great storage.
The beauty of the center courtyard can not be overstated. Virtually the entire home focuses on this tranquil area, with a large deck off the living room leading down to a landscaped green space. You will enjoy being outside all summer long while being completely hidden away from the rest of the city.
Not only beautiful, this home was built to LEED Silver standards, providing for high efficiency living. Everything has been done with the highest attention to detail throughout. All bedrooms are en suite (5 in the main home, plus a 6th with the attached suite), and the entire home has accessibility based on the Livable Design concept. A three-car garage is situated at the rear of the lot.
Located in the fabulous Ravenswood neighborhood, you are nestled between Andersonville & Lincoln Square allowing for easy walking or driving to either. Restaurants, shops, & public transportation are within close proximity, with the Mariano’s, LA Fitness, & Ravenswood Metra stop being within a couple minute stroll.
The Hermitage House is truly a special home. Living here you will have your own unique style that will be showcased by the differences it offers from all the standard new construction. Incredibly designed for today’s - as well as tomorrow’s - living, this is a place you will never outgrow.
Listing information updated today (04/20/2018)
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