Escape to your own private paradise with exclusive access to the ENTIRE property. Spacious, open floor plan combined with room for everyone. Rejuvenate, Reconnect, Re-center - find your happy place in this 3-level, quirky and unique property.
Entry leading into amazing 35 foot angled foyer with a sunken living room/lounge complete with a natural gas fireplace (firewood provide upon request). Attached to the living room/lounge is a formal dining room with seating for 8 people. There is also outside seating on the deck for 10+ people along with elevated dining for four. The 750 sq. ft. deck has breath-taking views of the forest and a charcoal grill. The dinning room leads directly into the kitchen equiped with some retro & some updated appliances - Embracing 4 decades of quirky late 20th Century styles. The groovy gallery of a hallway features a brilliant, abstract expressionist acryllic triptych that leads guests from the entry living room/lounge to the large, cozy family room surrounded with floor to ceiling glass and has a sectional sofa with an 35 foot angled ceiling looking up to the loft. Despite its total seclusion (nearly 450ft from the road on a wooded 3-acre ravine) the country home boasts lightning fast 100 Mbps Wi-Fi Internet, a 55" Sony Bravia Smart TV with access to Netflix, HBO, XBOX One, Blu-Ray player, & large DVD collection. There are board games, books, and so many things to do along with the space everyone needs to enjoy them in!
The master suite, located on the first floor, contains a California king bed and wardrobe. Connected to the master is a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub. Outside of the master suite is a half bath. Near the front door, there is a large utility room complete with washer and dryer. The staircase leads you up to upper foyer with architecturally unique views of the whole first floor. It also has two large bedrooms - the green suite with 48" Smart TV & new super comfy queen size bed. The other room is an 80's style with super comfy, new queen bed bed that sharing a 2nd floor bathroom straight of the catalogs of 1984 - crazy quirky chic. Ohh, but wait... It doesn't stop there! Next you wind up the tower staircase to the third story where you can find two additional loft bedrooms (both brady-bunch-esque.) each with two built-in twin bunk beds (That's 4 new, comfy twin beds!), along with wickedly INSANE woodland canopy views!
The two acre front yard boasts numeous gardens of dwarf conifers, native river birches, weeping spruces, gorgeous maples, and new age herbaceous perennial gardens , mature ornamental grasses that lead you into another realm. (The house is set 450 feet back from the road with a long winding circle driveway.) Use the huge yard to throw a frisbee, play badminton, go for a walk, or catch some rays. Enjoy stories, s’mores, and more around the secluded side-yard fire-pit; Just wait until you see the stars! The backyard is one acre and fully wooded with a majestic ravine. All of this combined to make a one-of-a-kind property that will transport you and your guests on an unforgettable journey. Your private paradise awaits! It's such a unique getaway and I look forward to sharing with you!
Close to Starved Rock State Park, Princeton's Theatre Festival 56, rafting/canoeing on the Vermilion River, and outdoor beauty rarely experienced in Illinois. You will not forget your stay!
Bedrooms - All Bedrooms have new, comfortable mattresses always with clean, fresh linens for you and your guest's comfort. Besides all the main beds there are 2 large sectional couches that can each easily sleep additional people comfortably. Extra linens are available and I encourage my guests to try out different rooms as they are all-unique and offer different incredible views and experiences of the house. Please keep in mind that the house is a 70's/80's Contemporary and I have retained most of that cheekiness to offer a refreshing change from the standard beige boxes and blah furnishings.
Bathrooms - Plenty of fresh towels and wash clothes are provided. The bathrooms are all thoroughly cleaned and while not outfitted with super trite new fixtures, are comfortable and accommodating.
Children - With three floors and so many cool rooms and areas children of all ages absolutely love it! (Especially the loft bunk beds.) The properties seclusion (over 450 ft from quiet out-of-the-way cul-de-sac) makes for a very safe environment for kids and adults to explore the yard and surrounding woods.
Pets - Most house-trained dogs are welcome, but please message me with the age, breed and any other info about them. The property is home to two awesome Corgi's that absolutely adore the property! So by all means, bring the doggies along!
Age Requirement - While this is a great house for gatherings it must be respected. I would be open to speaking with younger groups before hand (21-25), but generally all guests should be over or around 25 years of age.
Smoking - No Smoking!!! No smoking cigarettes in or near the house, PLEASE. If necessary, please do so away from the house and YOU are responsible for collecting/cleaning any litter. You woudn't want to spoil paradise!
Kitchen – Fully stocked and updated Mod/Retro Kitchen contains a NEW large fridge, convection oven, gas-range, large sink with garbage disposal, and NEW dishwasher. You may use any dishes and tools during your stay. (Pots & pans, spices, glassware, French Press coffee & everything needed to cook the perfect meals!)