Distinguished $2.7M English manor inspired home in Lake County, Illinois

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This distinguished English country manor inspired home known as Cravardan is set on a little over one-and-a-half acre lot at 111 Cary Avenue in Highland Park, Illinois. Built in 1915, the 7,984-square-foot luxury residence has been redone and improved over the years but has retained some of the original features, such as moldings and hardware.

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The three-story house encompasses 6 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths, a large round entry hall opening to all directions, a sumptuous family room with soaring darkwood gambrel ceiling, rich paneling, one-wall-bookcase and high bay window and a formal  dining room featuring center dining table seating 8 with amazing chandelier hanging above and also a limestone fireplace with candlestick holders on the mantelpiece flanking a large painting. There is also a cozy living room with brick fireplace, settee with low table, whole glass wall, curved beamed ceiling and custom made cabinetry and an entertaining room with 3 walls with windows, high whitewood gambrel ceiling from which a fan/ lamp is gently hanging, and also with modern tile-framed fireplace with glass shield.

The wood staircase (dark handrail and white hand-carved balusters) leads to an expansive round master suite with tile-framed fireplace, wall-to-wall carpeting and a king size bed in the middle. The huge adjoining bath boasts his and her vanities and bathtub/ shower. The House is surrounded by lush vegetation and tall leafy trees.