Tucked into a quiet cul-de-sac and adjacent to hundreds of acres of forest preserve, this single-owner custom home is a nature lover's dream! It is an unparalleled mountain lodge design with vaulted ceilings, wide-plank hardwood floors and large panes of glass from which to view the ever-changing seasons. The design provides wide open spaces for entertaining, yet also has "getaway" rooms for quiet reading or work. The great room is the heart of the home with magnificent field stone fireplace and soaring ceilings. It opens to the deluxe bar and dining room. The gourmet kitchen also has high ceilings with top appliances, granite countertops, walk-in pantry and lovely garden views. The spacious "first floor" master suite has a fireplace, sliding door to access the deck, two separate vanities, a jetted tub and steam shower. There are three additional bedrooms on the main level; one is en suite and two share a "Jack/Jill" bathroom. The second level boasts a lofted library, office/5th bedroom with bath, additional family/media room with 90' screen, built-ins for AV equipment and surround sound (see the measurements as these rooms are substantial)! Numerous skylights contribute to the feeling of being outside. Entertaining flows easily from the inside to the outside! Your family and friends will enjoy the large Brazilian hardwood (Pau-Lope) deck (2013) with built-in gas grill, Viking Aurora spa and multiple seating areas. This wonderful home is only minutes to nearby Metra stations, Northcroft Park, expressway access, outstanding restaurants, shopping and excellent schools!