This is the perfect respite: a get-a-way from urban life and only 70 miles from Chicago. Surrounded by large trees, the home’s design vocabulary is a delicate balance between industrial Americana and nature-by-the-beach.
Built in 2015, the owners worked closely with an architect to create their dream country home. Their original mission was togetherness. With thoughtful planning, the home’s four bedrooms have the potential to sleep eighteen people comfortably because of the inclusion of loft enclaves. The large kitchen, two-story dining, and great room draws family and guests together. The great room flows seamlessly from both the front and backyard terraces, inviting friends and family to gather inside and out. Their landscape architect designed a space for living and lingering.
A magnificent Sassafras tree is a focal point--the perfect spot to sit, especially on evenings when the tree is lit and the fire-pit warms the night. The backyard storage shed doubles as a private, dual outdoor shower. The garden bears fruits and vegetables for the farmstead--where the homeowners’ children sell their harvest, along with fresh eggs from the pet chickens, Blue, Stripe and Red.
The owners have surrounded themselves with a collection of art acquired through life and travels. Don’t miss Matt Swenson's concert-ticket table on the screen porch, made from the owners’ lifetime collection.