Just Listed: 32 Meadowview Drive, Northfield, IL 60093
If you're feeling hemmed in by your current house and are craving more room to spread out, this spacious home (6500 square feet!) on nearly an acre may be just what you've been looking for.
Updated ... And So Much Space!
The first thing you'll notice as you enter the front door are the gorgeous dark-stained hardwood floors that run throughout the first floor. The second thing you'll notice is how much light there is, coming from all the large windows, sliders and skylights. And the third thing you'll notice is just how much space there is and how the rooms flow seamlessly from one to the next. The free-flowing space is ideal for family living as well as gracious entertaining, in summer or winter.
Directly off the foyer to the left is a comfortable family room with a cozy fireplace, bay window and built-ins. This leads right into the cook's kitchen with custom Wood-Mode cabinetry, island, Sub Zero refrigerator and double ovens. Beyond the kitchen is a convenient laundry room and pantry, and stairway to the private guest suite.
Just off the kitchen is a dining room that begs you to host your extended family for holiday dinners. And, for summertime events, the sliders allow the party to spill out onto the expansive blue-stone patio that overlooks the lush backyard and the adjacent Forest Preserve.
The living room boasts a fireplace, large windows and access to the backyard, as well as to the adjacent music room.
All Your Kids' Friends Will Want To Hang Out At Your House
Once you make your way to the back of the house you'll discover the "piece de resistance," an enormous game room. Your little "angels" can roughhouse with their friends and play video games to their heart's content. They'll be within earshot so you can keep tabs on them, but not so close that you can't hear yourself think.
Have teens? Your home will be the house all their friends will want to hang out at, playing pool or watching movies, and you won't have to wonder where they are or worry about what they're getting up to.
A Serene Retreat for Parents
Parents deserve privacy and this master suite delivers. It occupies the entire right wing of the first floor: a quiet retreat with a large bedroom with plantation shutters, a spa bath, tons of closet space (including a large walk-in), and a sunny office with built-in bookcases.
The other three bedrooms are upstairs. Each is noticeably large, and each has its own bathroom. No more sibling fights over having to share a bathroom!
One of the bedrooms is a private guest suite that includes a bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and separate entrance. It's an ideal arrangement if you have a nanny, caregiver or resident in-laws.
The attached three-car heated garage will make our cold, snowy winters almost enjoyable.
This house has no basement but you won’t need it. There is an enormous amount of storage space in the second floor attic. The house sits on a crawl space, in which there is a sump pump. Although some surrounding properties are located in the 100 year flood zone, this house is not in the flood zone and it has never had any flooding or seepage.
An Ideal Location: Tranquility Plus Convenience
The home is situated on a large, lushly landscaped lot on a quiet road. While it feels secluded, it's actually close to everything. If you commute to the city, you can quickly hop on the Edens Expressway. Marie Murphy Middle School, New Trier High School's Happ Road campus and Loyola Academy are all close by, as are the Winnetka Ice Arena, Nielsen Tennis Center and Skokie Playfields.
Award Winning Schools
Neighborhood residents are served by award-winning District 37 (Avoca) schools: Avoca West School (K-5th grade) and Marie Murphy (6-8). Marie Murphy was named one of the top ten public schools in suburban Cook County by Chicago Magazine in 2018. It has a definite strength in STEM programs also and regularly competes and performs well in the Illinois and National Science Olympiad.
After Marie Murphy students attend New Trier Township High School along with kids from Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe and Kenilworth. The ninth grade campus is on nearby Happ Rd. in Northfield, while upperclassmen attend the Winnetka campus. In 2016 Newsweek ranked New Trier #17 of all U.S.public high schools and the #1 suburban Chicago public school. For those seeking private school options, Loyola Academy, a Jesuit college preparatory school (grades 9-12), is in nearby Wilmette. North Shore Country Day School (K-12) is in Winnetka.
This updated and meticulously maintained home is offered at $1,299,000, an incredible value for a house of this size and condition on a (nearly) one acre lot in New Trier Township.
And, if you have had sticker shock from seeing the property taxes of homes in Winnetka and nearby communities, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find that the taxes on this home are significantly lower than what you would pay on a comparable property in Winnetka.
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How to see this home: If the price fits your comfort zone, please call your agent to set an appointment to see the home. The seller is represented by Anne West of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage: 847.687.5957.