3517 Gillon is a rare find in Old Highland Park. This historic home was originally built in 1915 but completely remodeled and expanded in 2000 by the present homeowners. Situated on a large 113 x 200 ft corner lot across from Lockart Park, the home is surrounded by over 80 mature trees for privacy. The home is slightly elevated making for an impressive exterior enhanced by extensive landscaping including a magnificent magnolia tree .
Entering the home one finds generous sized formals with high ceilings and many windows providing an abundance of natural light throughout the house. The central staircase is flanked by a beautiful dining room, butler’s pantry and one of two offices and then the spacious kitchen designed for entertaining with its large island, top of the line appliances, dual dishwashers and breakfast bar and excellent storage Beyond the kitchen is an additional dining area and great room with a welcoming wood burning fireplace and french doors opening onto a terrace which overlooks the gorgeous pool, spa and large grassy landscaped side yard.
The spacious second floor master bedroom also has a fireplace ,a private study or library ,large his and her closets ,a covered terrace and luxurious master bathroom . Three additional bedrooms with en suite bathrooms as well as a den or playroom and a rear staircase and laundry room complete the upstairs.
The home has an oversized two car detached garage with a fantastic 1100 sq. Ft space above currently being used as a game room but would make the perfect guesthouse as well. Other amenities include a storm shelter, basement area, porte-cochere and side entrance , excellent storage closets and cabinets, terrific wet bar in the great room with wine refrigeration and storage. There are window treatments throughout the home , hardwood flooring, built ins in most every room, two half-baths and much more. This quiet block of Gillon is one of the best locations in Highland Park across from the park and so convenient to Knox Henderson and many restaurants and shops within walking distance. Close to police and fire as well as beautiful Lakeside Drive.
Broker : Briggs Freeman Sotheby's Int'l
Agent : Madeline Jobst
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