A winning combination of historic elegance coupled with the modern amenities you expect for today's living, this home is ready for entertaining on a grand scale. This brick Colonial Revival home is "move-in-ready" with striking features that include a working fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling finely-appointed wood mantel in the Living Room and a handsome staircase with a clean-lined wood balustrade gracing two levels. Superlative craftsmanship (rarely found in newer homes) abounds with stunning arches, and fine wood built-ins that include a dramatic window seat at the staircase landing, wood wainscoting, and two architecturally memorable wood bookcases. A granite kitchen with stainless appliances opens into the inviting sunny breakfast room. The huge master bedroom (with two closets), has enough room to accommodate a cozy sitting area for peaceful relaxation. Good-sized bedrooms with lots of light, updated bathrooms, elegant light fixtures, and a picturesque balcony (that runs across the entire back of the home), all add to the home's charm. An unfinished attic (with an internal staircase) provides ample storage space and an opportunity for future expansion. In the past few months, this beauty has been brought to the next level with interior and exterior painting, professional landscaping and tree trimming, the sanding of floors (where needed), customized window treatments, the conversion of the fireplace to gas, and more! The basement has finished spaces for gaming and storage, and a workroom. The oversized two-car garage and separate shed provide additional storage. The lush, fully-fenced, mature perennial garden areas are among the most exceptional features of this property. Complete with working fountains, a delightful lily pond, verdant trellis, and winding brick pathways, there are several tranquil sitting areas and breathtaking vistas at every turn. Situated on an idyllic double lot, the home is directly across the street from nationally recognized 121-acre Wing Park, featuring a beautiful public golf course, water park, amphitheater, picnic areas, basketball, tennis, baseball diamonds, and bike paths. With its expansive golf course views, the Giertz House is an architectural gem in an estate-like setting, and truly one of Elgin's finest properties. Note: The home is also offered fully-furnished (at an additional price).