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Escape & Relax in Secluded Style! 3 Acre 5BR/2.5BA Wooded Modern Estate W/ Deck!

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70's Avate Garde Architecture fits perfectly into surrounding Environment

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Last updated: 01/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Forest Vistas + Outdoor Areas Galore + 3100 Sq Ft Unique Home = Paradise for All

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!)

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 10%
Calendar last updated: 01/14/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    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....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    With Four 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....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    There is a very accommodating circle driveway with sidewalk leading into main level of house although there is one small step at the entry door. Other than that the first floor would be almost fully accessible - even the lovely deck!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking cigarettes in or near the house, please. If necessary please do so away from the house and you MUST collect any litter. You woudn't want to spoil paradise!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    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!...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    California King Master with Private Bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    Loft Bedroom with two Built in Twin Bunk Beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Bright retro wall-papered 80's galore with a new queen Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    3rd Floor Loft Double Bunk Room with Amble Closet Space...moreless

  • 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 amazing 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Master Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd Floor Full Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Half Bathroom Located on 1st Floor...moreless

  • Plenty of Fresh Towels & Wash clothes are provided. The bathrooms are all thoroughly cleaned and while not outfitted with super trite new fixtures, are comfortable and accommodating. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Grab Friends/Family to Connect, Laugh & Relax 3-Level 3200 sq ft Modern House & 3 Acre PET FRIENDLY Garden Estate. Tranquility Culture & Nature You will Never Forget! Near STARVED ROCK STATE PARK Chicago Peoria Rockford Quad Cities. Amentites Galore! A cool, comfortable, contemporary estate that is other-worldly. Enjoy the massive ravine deck or chat the night away around the fire-pit. Close to starved rock, Princeton's theatre Festival 56 and outdoor beauty rarely experienced in Illinois. You will not forget your stay! Spacious, open floor plan combined with room for everyone. Rejuvenate, Reconnect, Recenter - find your happy place in this quirky & unique property. House Features Convenient keypad entry leading into amazing 35 foot angled foyer with sunken living room/lounge with Natural Gas Fireplace, Fully Stocked Updated Mod/Retro Kitchen (Spices, Pots & Pans, Unique Glassware, Convection Oven, New Fridge, Charcoal Grill, Basic Consumables) Simply an unforgettable House!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    Pandora and other Internet Radio Stations available, along with Aux in to stereo systems and blue tooth connections...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable available in family room and Netflix, HBO GO, Amazon Plus available on all other TV's...moreless

  • Stereo:

    HIGH-END Yamaha 10 Speaker System in Family Room and smaller stereos throughout house....moreless

  • Television:

    55" Smart TV in Family Room. 48" Smart TV in Queen Suite. 36" LED with DVD Player TV in Master Suite. 28" LED TV in Loft Bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library:

    100's of titles...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    Chapel Hill Golf Course adjoins subdivision...moreless

  • Rural:

    Heavily Wooded Area, Ravine & Natural Beauty....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Mid-Century Danish Dining table set in Formal dining room with room for 8 along with all the table settings and what-not....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C blows like an arctic front to all levels of the house controlled by an electronic NEST thermostat....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Heavy Duty Monster of Dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Amazingly simple to use Wood-Burning Natural Gas Fireplace in front Living room....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage is Detatched and used for storage and to hold garbage/recycling...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating will warm up all levels of the house controlled by an electronic NEST thermostat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Comcast Cable 105Mbps Extreme Blast Internet with Wi-Fi access throughout house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    California King & Queen Suite have High-End 400+ thread count sheets, duvets, pillow covers, decorative pillows and quilts. The twin beds all have super-soft 300 thread count bedding. Extra Linens too...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Amazing 35 Foot Ceilings and Clerestory Windows combined with Fireplace and Sectional seating with beautiful views of front entry gardens....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 4-14 cars available on huge driveway!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No Landline, but there is a Cell Phone Repeater that will work with CDMA phones (VERIZON, SPRINT, US CELLULAR)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample towels for each bathroom along with body washing/hand towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Heavy Duty Monster of a Washing Machine....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Light Natural Gas base to burn fire and put out heat. Perfect for Any Cool night....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press, drip coffee pot and gold filter & keurig...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked Glassware and dishes of all kinds as well as cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Robust maytag dishwasher - only use phosphate free detergent....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    New Large Fridge, Convection Oven, Gas-Range, Large Sink with Garbage Disposal and New Dishwasher. all tools/dishes may be used by guests....moreless

  • Oven:

    GE Profile Convection - It Rocks!...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic (and some not so basic good quality) items are available for use (seasonings/spices/olive oil/balsamic vinegar, etc......moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    1000 square Foot Ravine Deck accessible from dining and family rooms along with two exits off side of house....moreless

  • Golf:

    3 sets of Clubs provided -Property is next to Chapel Hill Golf 18-hole amazing Course...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally landscaped mature 2 acres of gardens all over property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large Charcoal Grill on Deck...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350 $550
Thu, Fri, Sat
$2,500 $10,000

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning $100
  • Property Damage Protection $99

Notes:

A cool, comfortable, contemporary estate that is other-worldly. Enjoy the massive ravine deck or chat the night away around the fire-pit. Close to starved rock, Princeton's theatre Festival 56 and outdoor beauty rarely experienced in Illinois. You will not forget your stay! Spacious, open floor plan combined with room for everyone. Rejuvenate, Reconnect, Recenter - find your happy place in this 4 -level , quirky & unique property.

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 3 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 amazing 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.

Plenty of Fresh Towels & Wash clothes are provided. The bathrooms are all thoroughly cleaned and while not outfitted with super trite new fixtures, are comfortable and accommodating.

With Four 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.

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!

California King & Queen Suite have High-End 400+ thread count sheets, duvets, pillow covers, decorative pillows and quilts. The twin beds all have super-soft 300 thread count bedding. Extra Linens too


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 01/14/2016
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Location

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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Peoria
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fitzgerald's Wine Bar
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chapel Hill
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-80
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Chestnut Mountain
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Thunderbird

Car: Necessary

Festival 56, Starved Rock State Park & So much More!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Creative Director, Entrepreneurial, Day-Dreaming, Corgi-Loving, Coffee addicted, Master Gardener & Avid Abstract Expressionist Art Collector Extraordinaire… I enjoy reading Science Fiction/Fantasy & nonfiction, cooking the night away with close friends and enjoying this beautiful life!

Why the Owner Chose Princeton, IL, USA:
Seriously Amazingly Breath-Taking Forested Extreme Ravine Deck combined with Seclusion and 4-levels of 70's contemporary architecture really stood out. I knew I had found my true home in the universe after seeing it for the first time. Pure Paradise with access to Princeton's prolific Art & Theatre Scene, Amtrak Station to Chicago and Hornbaker Gardens.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Large enough to provide all guests with privacy if they want combined with perfect 1st floor open layout to facilitate stellar dinner parties, socializing in an Architect-built one of a kind far-out Property that is Perfectly secluded from the world along with Extreme 100Mpbs Lightning fast broadband Cable internet, A totally awesome natural gas wood buring fireplace, room to host holidays and events all so close to State Parks (Starved Rock, White Pines, Lowden, Franklin Creek, Nachusa Grasslands and so much natural beauty! Yeah, and Princeton is filled with warm, cultured, brilliantly amazing people. It's a total gem!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 10%
Calendar last updated: 01/14/2016

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Photos

  • 70's Avate Garde Architecture fits perfectly into surrounding Environment

    70's Avate Garde Architecture fits perfectly into surrounding Environment

  • Massive Woodland Deck overlooking forest ravine.

    Massive Woodland Deck overlooking forest ravine.

  • The Best Gardens in the area! Native perennials, dwarf conifers & meadows.

    The Best Gardens in the area! Native perennials, dwarf conifers & meadows.

  • View from 3rd Floor Loft - Nothing else like it around complete 360° of Nature

    View from 3rd Floor Loft - Nothing else like it around complete 360° of Nature

  • Sunken Front Living Room looking out onto entry Perennial Gardens

    Sunken Front Living Room looking out onto entry Perennial Gardens

  • Wow! Natural Light, Open layout & 35 foot ceilings!

    Wow! Natural Light, Open layout & 35 foot ceilings!

  • View from Family Room into Kitchen, Dining Room & Staircase.

    View from Family Room into Kitchen, Dining Room & Staircase.

  • Formal Dining room with Seating for 8 and Entrance onto Deck

    Formal Dining room with Seating for 8 and Entrance onto Deck

  • Upper Foyer leading to 2 Bedrooms, Full Bathroom and Stairway to 3rd Floor Loft

    Upper Foyer leading to 2 Bedrooms, Full Bathroom and Stairway to 3rd Floor Loft

  • One of 2 3rd Floor Loft bedrooms with Built in Twin Bunk Beds & Amazing Views

    One of 2 3rd Floor Loft bedrooms with Built in Twin Bunk Beds & Amazing Views

  • 1st Floor Lunar Half-Bath

    1st Floor Lunar Half-Bath

  • PET FRIENDLY! Over 450 Ft From Road Nestled into Forest in amazing area

    PET FRIENDLY! Over 450 Ft From Road Nestled into Forest in amazing area

  • Secluded Garden Paradise 4-Level Modern Home

    Secluded Garden Paradise 4-Level Modern Home

  • DOG FRIENDLY (House-Trained, of course) room to romp and play the day away

    DOG FRIENDLY (House-Trained, of course) room to romp and play the day away

  • Bring all your friends, family & dogs and Relax!

    Bring all your friends, family & dogs and Relax!

  • Entry Foyer & Living Room with Natural Gas Wood Burning Fireplace & Modern Art

    Entry Foyer & Living Room with Natural Gas Wood Burning Fireplace & Modern Art

  • One of 2 Large Family Rooms. This one with 55" Sony TV & Amazing Yamaha Audio

    One of 2 Large Family Rooms. This one with 55" Sony TV & Amazing Yamaha Audio

  • Hallway leading to Family Room with Abstract Expressionist Paintings.

    Hallway leading to Family Room with Abstract Expressionist Paintings.

  • Updated Kitchen with New Appliances & access to All Cooking Tools, Spices, etc..

    Updated Kitchen with New Appliances & access to All Cooking Tools, Spices, etc..

  • Master Suite with Mid-Century Danish California King & Private Bath

    Master Suite with Mid-Century Danish California King & Private Bath

  • 2nd-Story Green Room Bedroom Suite with Queen Bed, 48" TV & amazing views.

    2nd-Story Green Room Bedroom Suite with Queen Bed, 48" TV & amazing views.

  • Cozy, Comfortable, Twin Bunk Beds on 3rd Floor - Perfect for Kids & Large Groups

    Cozy, Comfortable, Twin Bunk Beds on 3rd Floor - Perfect for Kids & Large Groups

  • Modern Art 2nd Floor Full Bath

    Modern Art 2nd Floor Full Bath

  • Rare Illinois Elevation & Natural Serenity any time of the year.

    Rare Illinois Elevation & Natural Serenity any time of the year.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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