Sunday, November 6, 2016

An Unexpected Treat: Luxury Living In The Heart Of Illinois

About 45 miles northwest of Chicago you will find the charming community of Crystal Lake. Named for the lovely lake that lies just southwest of the city's downtown area, Crystal Lake is the largest suburb in the Chicago metropolitan area. Although many of the home's in Crystal Lake are typical of any Chicago suburb, there are some that are exceptional. 

The Lazy Willow
Among these luxury homes for sale in Crystal Lake, Illinois you will find the unexpected beauty of the Lazy Willow. The one-of-a-kind residence was originally built in 1930 as a log cabin and the 14.6 acres of woodland and pastoral hills were used as a hunting ground. In 1998, the home was replaced with the current 5,400 square feet luxury property residence. The enchanting luxury cottage is nestled at the end of a long driveway just past an idyllic wooden bridge. The cozy brick chalet sits atop a cascade of spectacular landscaping and is surrounded by fantastic views, ponds, and waterfalls. 

The French country interior of the home is accentuated with natural timber beams and boasts five bedroom suites, six full baths, and four fireplaces. Additionally, the home's 5,400 square feet of finished living space adjoin more than 1,000 square feet of storage, a spa room, two enclosed porches, a patio, one wrap around deck, two outside decks, waterfalls, and more than 200 acres of conservation area. The 15-acre property includes six acres of lawn for sports, four large water features. a swimming pond, and a private beach. 

Wait There's More 
It may seem strange, but the Lazy Willow is not the only luxury home located in the area. A close competitor for the title of "Most Stunning Home In The Crystal Lake Area," the home located at 9408 North Muirfield Drive is a beautifully designed waterfront estate located amid six quiet acres of private land. The large estate has an open floor plan and boasts more than 12,00 square feet of luxurious living space. 

One of the most captivating features is the home's Swarovski crystal lighting and chandeliers that illuminate the home's stunning interior. The home includes a theatre, an in-ground pool, a patio, a wrought iron gazebo, a private boat dock, and much more. 

These Rare Gems Are Awaiting An Owner
Obviously, these homes are extraordinary examples and architectural excellence within the Crystal Lake area. Nestled within the beautiful city along the lake, these special homes are just awaiting an equally unique buyer.

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