History-inspired special home offered in Winnetka

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Historical influences are obvious in this new Winnetka home by North Shore Builders, but luxury is not spared. Materials like wood and marble, family-friendly spaces like more than 1,400 square feet of finished basement, and features like two two-car gara


North Shore Builders’ newest colonial style home, at 373 Elder Lane in Winnetka, best displays the company’s reputation of building historically inspired and energy-efficient luxury homes on the North Shore.

Teaming with top designers, North Shore Builders created a home for families to enjoy modern finishes and details as well as have peace of mind with low energy costs.

The public is invited to see this 6-plus bedroom, 5½-bathroom, $2,289,000 dream home on appointment basis. Call Marlene Rubenstein at (847) 565-6666 to request a tour.

Nestled on a wooded lot, one block from the beach, this 4,608-square-foot, three-story home offers an immense amount of living space, in addition to 1,415 square feet more finished space in basement. With the added luxury of an attached two-car garage and detached two-car garage, the brick façade, third story dormers and beautiful wood entry door add a charming historic look to this custom home.

The three story foyer welcomes you into the first floor, which is breathtaking as well as functional, with hardwood floors that cover the entire first floor. As the heart of the home, the kitchen includes a 48-inch Wolf stove, Sub-Zero Refrigeration, walk-in pantry, Cararra marble counters and backsplash, and inset Decora cabinets, built to the ceiling with under cabinet lighting.

Other amenities include custom built-in wet bars in the breakfast room and butler’s pantry, and full-height built-in shelving in the family room. French pocket doors, stained beams and bookshelves grace the study, while coffered ceiling in the dining room, solid-panel doors, and two gas fireplaces are just some of the other luxury inclusions. The finishing details in the panel moldings, crown and passage ways are exceptional throughout.

With such features as hardwood floors lining the hallway of the second floor and master bedroom, the extraordinary craftsmanship resonates throughout the entire home. A master suite, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a laundry room make the second story ideal for family living. The third floor includes more living space with one bedroom, a loft living room area and bath. With premium millwork including crown molding, chair rail and picture frame, this historically inspired dream home has an outstanding floor plan ideal for blissful everyday living.

The finished basement comes with a huge wet bar that features a wine refrigerator. Game night at this home is a breeze with room for pool table, ping pong, cards, puzzles and more. The generously-sized guest bedroom and full bath complete the finished basement.

For further information on this home, visit www.nsbgreen.com or call Therese Schaefer at (847) 878-0963.

Winnetka-based North Shore Builders was named tops in new home value for builders on Chicago’s North Shore The company’s energy-efficient homes meet “green” standards to ensure years of low cost, peace of mind ownership. North Shore Builders has an inventory of additional lots and homes available for custom building your dream home, including in Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe and Kenilworth.