1900 Telegraph Road, Bannockburn – $2,595,000

by Chicago Agent

Co-op commission 2.25%/1.75/1.25%-$150
This home, known as Farmdale, was designed and built in 1927 by William Aitken, the founder of Bannockburn, and is recognized as a historic residence by the Deerfield Historical Society and the Village of Bannockburn. This residence has been home to city officials, a band leader who held rehersals at all hours of the night and a bank officer. It has held wedding receptions, hosted informal horse shows, housed students of Trinity College and Seminary and has been a rehabilitation for wildlife. The present owner, a recipient of several historic restoration awards, has made some modern updates. This 4-acre estate features two ponds, a bridge and walking paths through the woods. The property is zoned for horses and includes a two-stall barn with tack room, a paddock and an equestrian lounge. The original iron-and-brick gated entry opens to a long drive. This center-entry Georgian residence features a stone foyer, which has a winding stairway with wrought iron railings. The living and dining rooms have classic four-piece moldings that frame the 10-foot ceilings. The original hardwood flooring is found throughout the home. The kitchen, updated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, looks out on a wooded side yard, and the remnants of an apple orchard and former grazing land. Adjacent, there is a breakfast room that opens to a screened porch. Off the kitchen is the family room, with built-in cabinetry and a fireplace. Glass doors provide access to the historic raised bluestone and flagstone terrace, where there is a fountain framed by boxwoods. The second level features the master bedroom and an adjoining master bathroom with tumbled stone floors and a Rojo Alicante marble vanity top. The second level also has a bedroom suite with a sitting room and private bathroom, two bedrooms, a shared bathroom and balcony access. This home also has a fully-finished lower level, with a large recreation room, a bar, a home theater, a guest suite with a full bathroom and a hobby room with extra storage.

For more information call Honore Frumentino of Koenig & Strey GMAC at 847.945.7653, e-mail her at hfrumentino@ksgmac.com or visit thenorthshoresource.com.

5 bedrooms
4.1 bathrooms
Equestrian barn
Original flooring
Terrace and fountain

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