Neighborhood: Country Club Addition, Crystal Lake / Lakewood / Prairie Grove
Property Taxes: $12,832
Tax Year: 2019
The perfect lake house! Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac on Lakewood's scenic South Shore Drive, this spacious raised ranch is located in Lakewood's exclusive Gates community! Enjoy lake views from the ample front deck or join in a game of beach volleyball or a dip in clean, clear Crystal Lake just footsteps from this property. All this and yet only minutes from the conveniences of Crystal Lake shopping, the Metra commuter train station, the historic Dole Mansion, and both West and Main Beaches. This large, family friendly home boasts four bedrooms with abundant closet space. The master bedroom is highlighted by French doors that open to a sunny, south facing deck. The master suite also includes a spacious walk-in closet as well as a master bath with a whirlpool tub. There are three large bedrooms in the west wing of the house. Each of these bedrooms features double closets. Adjacent to these bedrooms is another full bath. A bright kitchen opens up to the south deck where a natural gas grill is located. The large kitchen can easily seat a family of six, or dine in under the huge skylight in the formal dining room. And yes, the laundry room is on the main floor right off the kitchen. Also on the main floor are the great room and formal living room joined by a beautiful see-through fire place. Four, high quality Anderson sliding glass doors offer lake views and access to a large raised deck facing the lake. The windows in this home are all from Pella. And no description of the main floor would be complete without a mention of the magnificent sun room! A four-season treat with its own climate control features a marble kitchen counter with sink for entertaining and high vaulted ceiling crowned with a beautiful varnished wood beam. The sun light pours in through the stained glass windows with views of the lake can be enjoyed from a cozy nook looking out to the north. A huge, walkout finished lower level is unencumbered by support posts due to the commercial grade construction of this home. The main room is comprised of a media center, pool table, a full-sized wet bar and a large storage closet. The wet bar includes a sink, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer making this an ideal place in which to host parties. This cavernous lower level also includes a wood shop, mechanic shop, a three car garage a small work room as well as a large unfinished storage room. In addition, there is an office which sits across the hall from a full bath. High-tech LED lighting illuminates the finished areas in the lower level. A newer "40 year" architectural grade roof and sky-lights installed ten years ago. While the joists and pillars of the cedar decks are made from wolmanized lumber and are in good shape, the cedar decking needs to be replaced. The south facing deck was converted to Trex 12 years ago and is in very good shape. Note: This house is being sold "as is".