This stunning custom designed and built 5 bedroom 5-1/2 bath home is stately yet warm and inviting, with over 5400 square feet of total living space. Its wide open floor plan is perfect for family and friends to gather. The natural light throughout this home will lift your spirits even on the gloomiest of days! Upon entering, a soaring great room with a beautiful floor to ceiling fireplace welcomes you. This opens to a kitchen and eating area that even the most particular of cooks will fall in love with. The kitchen has an amazing island that easily sits 8, plus an eating area that can accommodate the largest of dining tables. It boasts double ovens, two dishwashers, two separate sinks with garbage disposals, a warming drawer, plus a 48" Thermadore cooktop with a Vent-A-Hood range hood. With its abundance of cabinets you will never lack for storage. Off the kitchen is a half bath, as well as a pantry "room" with which not many homes can compete! There is a large laundry/mudroom with two dryer hookups, a laundry chute, ample storage, and can be entered from the garage making laundry and other tasks a breeze. The first floor also offers a sun lit office with sliding doors and access to the deck and side porch. The large comfortable guest/mother-in-law suite offers a handicapped-accessible bathroom. All the doorways in this home are oversized to accommodate wheelchair accessibility, with the first floor doors having lever style door handles for ease of use if needed. The extra- wide stairways make this home so easy to maneuver. The second floor opens to a loft area with access to the second story balcony. A beautiful master bedroom with a huge master closet divided into his and her sides plus a window for more natural light. The gorgeous master bath includes a Kohler Free Standing tub, a large separate shower, and toilet closet. There are also 3 generous sized bedrooms with large walk-in closets. Two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath yet have separate vanities while the third has its own bath. The lower level English basement with its many banks of windows include a large living area with a cozy brick wood-burning fireplace, a kitchen/entertaining area plus a full bath. The basement also includes a large cedar closet, cold storage room, and many additional storage areas. You will be impressed by the oversized 3 plus car garage that will never leave you searching for space, plus it includes inside access to the basement. New furnaces and air conditioning units. The expansive deck off the back of the home is wonderful for intimate gatherings or the largest of celebrations! Perfectly located in a central area that is blocks away from Good Samaritan Hospital and Highland Elementary School. Easy access to shopping, Metra and highways, but surrounded by protected natural areas that offer a private and lush feel to the property. A true one-of-a-kind home!