Location: 20 Ambriance Drive, Burr Ridge, IL, 60527
UPCOMING AUCTION  Mon, November 13 - Wed, November 15

Previously Valued at $3.4 Million

Suggested Opening Bid: $2,100,000

Buyer's Premium: 6%

Cooperating Broker's Commission: 2.5%

Lot Size: Approx. .62 Acres

Home Size: Approx. 5,557 SF (Approx. 8,658 SF Including Fully Finished Lower Level)

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 5.2

Garage: 4 Car Heated; Attached

Homeowners Association: $1,200/QTLY

Built in 2005, this 5 bedroom, 5.2 bathroom home with water views is approximately 8,600 sf. Set on nearly one acre, it is ideally located in Ambriance, a secure, gated community that is home to many CEOs and socially prominent residents who value its privacy and security. Conveniently located, this property is just minutes from downtown Chicago, major airports and expressways.

Built by Provencal Construction, one of the area’s premier builders, no expense was spared and only the highest quality construction and materials were used to build this incredible home. The current owner purchased the home for $3,150,000 and spent $250,000 on additional upgrades, bringing the total cost to $3.4 million. The builder estimates that it would cost over $3.8 million to build this home today.

Like new and barely lived in, this move in ready home features an elevator; all bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms; 2 story foyer with marble floors; soaring ceilings (many beamed and tray); gourmet kitchen; 1st floor master suite with a fireplace and spa bath; 2 story great room with a fireplace; walk-out lower level with full, 2nd kitchen, 1,500+ bottle wine cellar, 12 seat custom theatre, exercise room, family room with a fireplace, recreation room, full service bar, bedroom with en-suite bath (perfect for guests/in laws/nanny) and powder room.

This wonderful home boasts fantastic outdoor entertaining areas, including an expansive back, TREX deck and a lower level walkout stone paver patio overlooking an adjacent pond. Additionally, there is an attached, heated, four car garage.

The home’s high end mechanicals include: Lutron lighting, Crestron automation system, generator, central vacuum, 3 zone forced-air high efficiency heating units, 3 air conditioning units, multi-zone hot water heating in lower level and garage, 3 April Aire humidifiers, and wine cellar cooling unit.

Pre-auction bids are highly encouraged. This sale must close in 2017 for the buyer to get the best price.

Elegant Features
•Extensive marble & granite floors, baths counters, & walls
•Extensive trim package
•Custom fireplaces & mantles
•Top line Kohler Fixtures
•Das Holz Hass Custom Cabinetry
•Baldwyn Hardware
•Walnut Paneled 3 Level Elevator
•Lutron lighting system
•Crestron Automation
•Audio system
•Alarm system

Second Floor
•Main Hall & Balcony
•Bedroom Suite #2
•Bedroom Suite #3
•Bedroom Suite #4
•3 Full Baths
•3 Walk-In Closets
•Tech Center
•Linen Closet
•Attic Storage Room

Main Floor Level
•2 Story Foyer
•Formal Parlor
•2 Story Great Room
•Formal Dining Room
•Formal Library
•Formal Powder Room
•1st floor Master Suite
•Master Bath
•Master His & Hers Closets
•Gourmet Kitchen
•Large Dinette
•Full Service Laundry
•4 car heated Garage

Appliance Package
•2 700-series Sub Zero Refrigerators
•Wolf Professional Range & Ovens
•Miele Beverage System
•2 Miele Dishwashers
•Best Venting System
•2 Monogram Microwaves
•2 Kitchen Aid Compactors
•Sub Zero Bar Refrigerator
•Kitchen Aid ice Maker
•3 Disposals 

Lower Level
•12 Seat Theatre
•Studio/Live-In Apartment
•Full-service Bar
•Recreation Area
•Family Area
•Exercise Room
•Wine Cellar
•Formal Powder Room
•Full Bath
•G.E. 36" Refrigerator
•G.E. Comb. Range & Oven
•G.E. Dishwasher
•2 mechanical Rooms

•Courtyard Entry
•Full Landscaping
•Royal Corinthian Columns & Ballustrade
•Multi-segment Rear Deck
•All masonry exterior
•Cedar fascia & soffit
•Cement tile roof
•Pella clad windows
•Paver driveway & patios
•Irrigation system

Mechanical Package
•3 Zone forced-air high­-efficiency heating units
•3 Air Conditioning units
•Multi-zone hot water heating lower level & garage
•3 April Air Humidifiers
•Lutron Home Works Automated Lighting
•Crestron Automation & Touch Screens
•Wine Cellar Cooling Unit
•Central Vacuum

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Location: 15384 West IL Route 173, Wadsworth, IL, 60083
UPCOMING AUCTION  Mon, October 16 - Wed, October 18

Suggested Opening Bid: $450,000

Buyer's Premium: 6%

Cooperating Broker's Commission: 2.5%

Lot Size: Approx. 10.7 Acres

Home Size: Approx. 3,411 SF

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2.1

Garage: 2

Built in 2002, this approx. 3411 sf, 4 bedroom, 2.1 bath brick and cedar Georgian home is situated on 10+ private, wooded acres. Nine horses are allowed on this property that is adjacent to Van Patten Woods Forest Preserve with bike, hiking, snowmobile and riding trails to the West and Kelly Stable, a picturesque 25 acre horse boarding farm to the East. Ideally located, this wooded retreat is half way between Chicago (50 mi) and Milwaukee (45 mi), close to I-294, only 32 miles to O'Hare, 38 miles to Mitchell Field and 8 miles to Waukegan airport. This home, built with the finest craftsmanship, features 9 feet ceilings, hardwood floors, radiant heated floors in garage, basement, and a basement plumbed for bath.  Tucked into a serene setting with spectacular four season views from all rooms, this is a true nature lover's delight to call home or use as a vacation/weekend 2nd home. Close to golf, beaches, North Point Marina and Lake Geneva. Minutes to shopping, restaurants and live theater.

Wadsworth is located off of Rt. 173 (Rosecrans Rd), between N. Kilborne Rd. and Illinois Rt. 41. It is situated between Van Patten Forest Preserve to the West and Kelly Stable to the East, and is located on the North side of the street. 

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Location: 678 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL, 60093
UPCOMING AUCTION  Bidding period to be scheduled

Luxury Home in Winnetka

Suggested Opening Bid: $1,199,990

Buyer's Premium: 6%

Cooperating Broker's Commission: 2.5%

Home Size: Approx. 5,016 sf (Unfinished Basement Approx. 2,204 sf)

Lot Size: Approx. .5039 Acres 

Lot Size with Approx. .1803 & .0621 Acre Easement: .7463 Acres or Approx. ¾ Acre

Note: Easement Parcel is Available for Separate Purchase from the Owner of 670 Sheridan Road

Bedrooms: 7 (6 on 2nd Floor; 1 on Main Floor)

Bathrooms: 5.1

Fireplaces: 6

Garage: 2 Car; Detached

2015 Taxes: $29,127.73

PIN #: 05-16-104-004-0000

Located steps from lake Michigan at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Maple Avenue in prestigious East Winnetka, this Greene and Greene-style home is situated on approx. 3/4 acre (with easement included).  As currently configured, this home has 5,000 sf of finished space on two levels with 7 bedrooms (including 2 master suites up and an office ensuite that can be used as a bedroom on the main floor), 5.1 bathrooms and 6 fireplaces.  Perfect for the buyer who wants to either tear down and build new or just renovate to their taste, this home is in a prime location on a large lot, with ample room for expansion. A large foyer sets the tone for the nicely proportioned living spaces and beautiful living, family and dining rooms. The eat-in kitchen features two butler's pantries, access to the outdoor patio and mudroom. The 7th bedroom is located on the main floor and features a full en-suite bathroom. The home has a full, unfinished basement with access to a connected greenhouse. Pre-auction bids highly encouraged! 

Co-Listed with Jennings on the Park; Scott Siegel

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Location: 740 Greenwood Avenue, Glencoe, IL, 60022
UPCOMING AUCTION  Bidding period to be scheduled

Completely Renovated Glencoe Victorian with In-Ground Heated Pool


Previously Valued To: $1,720,000

New Suggested Opening Bid: $989,000 (Reduced from $1,100,000)

Buyer's Premium: 6%

Cooperating Broker's Commission: 2.5%

Home Size: Approx. 4,700 sf

Lot Size: Approx. .385 Acres

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 4

Fireplaces: 3

Garage: 3 1/2 Car; Detached

2015 Taxes: $23,305.82

PIN #: 05071110260000

This six bedroom, four bath, turn of the century Victorian home was recently and completely renovated by the architect owner. Ideally located within a few blocks of Glencoe schools and downtown on nearly one half acre, this approximately 4,700 sf home boasts six bedrooms up (with five on the second floor!) The huge, covered front porch leads to a gracious entryway featuring a grand staircase, soaring ceilings and a large front living room perfect for entertaining. This light filled home is not only incredibly spacious, but truly inviting.

The main floor features large windows and high ceilings; a large formal living room with fireplace; a kitchen with eat in dining area; a formal dining room with custom built-ins; a music room/library with south facing bay window; a sun filled family room with fireplace; and a sun porch with a wall of windows overlooking the backyard (landscaped by Scott Byron) and the well maintained, in- ground, heated pool with retractable, automatic cover and diving board. A full bathroom with shower located off of the sun porch is easily accessed from the pool.

The second floor features five bedrooms, including a master bedroom suite with two walk-in closets, a fireplace, a separate seating area and stackable washer/dryer.

The third floor features a large bedroom, family room which can serve as a guest suite, as it has an adjacent, full bath with soaking tub.

The finished basement features a full service kitchen, a large laundry room with two washers and two dryers, two large storage areas, and an office.

The detached, three door, three and a half car garage features an expanded foot print as well as a large storage area above. 

Pre-auction bids highly encouraged! 


Co-Listed with Jennings on the Park; Richard Neems



• 740 Greenwood was designated a Glencoe Landmark 1992, as part of the group of initial Landmark Designations in Glencoe.

• It was designated for its historic significance , as well as its architectural significance.

• Historically, it is associated with the life of James K. Calhoun , a Glencoe pioneer, whose volunteerism included serving on the Glencoe School Board, various Boards of the Glencoe Union Church (formerly the Glencoe Congregational Church), as a Justice of the Peace, as well as the Village President.

• The house is architecturally significant, as one of the few remaining original integral examples of Queen Anne architecture in Glencoe.

• The status of 740 Greenwood was upgraded to a Certified Glencoe Landmark in 2000. This level of designation requires binding review by the Historic Preservation for any proposed alterations that are visible from the public way and require a permit. It offers potential tax advantages noted below.

• In 2010, 740 Greenwood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was the second such listing in Glencoe.


• Certified Landmark Status: This status allows for the owner to apply for the State of Illinois Tax Assessment Freeze. If a minimum of 25% of the assessor' s fair market value is invested in the renovation of the residence, the property will be considered for a 12 year Tax Assessment Freeze. This is an eight year Freeze, at the value of the taxes at the time of application, followed by a four year ramp up to its correct level. At this time, the assessor's fair market value is $916,060, which means that if 25% of that amount, or $219,015, is spent on the renovation of the house, the property qualifies for a Tax Freeze. It should also be noted that the renovation must comply with the Standards of the Secretary of the Interior for Renovation to qualify.

• Listing on the National Register of Historic Places: This status makes 740 eligible for the Facade Easement Program. In concept, the facade of the house is essentially donated to a local preservation group, typically the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois. If approved, a credit of 15% of the appraised value of the properly is credited against the owner' s income tax, generally over a five year period. For example, if a house is valued at $2M, that results in a $300,000 credit over a five year period.

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Location: 4505 Farmington Lane, Johnsburg, IL, 60051
UPCOMING AUCTION  Bidding period to be scheduled

The Rabine Estate in Johnsburg, IL

Previously Valued To: $2,500,000

Minimum Bid: $895,000 

Buyer's Premium: 5%

Cooperating Broker's Commission: 2.5% on the 1st Million, 2% thereafter

Lot Size: Approx. 11 Acres

Home Size: Approx. 11,000 SF (Incl. approx. 5,400 sf walkout lower level & half-court basketball/volleyball court)

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 4.1

Garage: 5-10 Car; Attached

2016 Taxes: $26,964.78

PIN #:09-12-301-013

Zoning: E1; Estate

Bask in the sun at your own beach, go swimming & SUP boarding, tee off from 1 of 7 tee boxes, or enjoy the many amenities of a home custom built for maximum family fun. Boasting 5,600 sf on the 1st and 2nd floors and a 5,000 sf lower level with sport court, home theater, exercise room, 5th bedroom/game room, billiards room, recreation room & bar area with fireplace and walkout to beach, this 5 bed, 4.1 bath French country home has an intimate, cozy feeling one would expect from a much smaller home. It cost $2.5 million to build this home in 2003 and would cost well over $3 million to build today. This ideal family compound is only 20 minutes South of Lake Geneva and just 5-10 minutes from many chain of lakes boat slips. It is one hour North West of O'Hare and one hour South West of Milwaukee.

From the moment you cross over the cobble stone bridge that leads to this home in the premier gated community of Tuscany Creek, a 5 home Subdivision within the larger Dutch Creek Estates Subdivision, it is clear it was built for entertaining and family. The beach, fire-pit, outdoor kitchen (complete with built in Viking grill and refrigerator) and large gazebo are all perfect for small and large outdoor gatherings. Set on nearly 11 acres, this property includes frontage and ownership of two swimming and fishing ponds and is abutted by conservation woods and wetlands to the North. Golf at home, teeing off from one of 7 tee boxes and landing on the artificial turf green on the water’s edge or one of the bunkers on each side, roast s’mores at the fire pit, enjoy lunch or dinner al fresco, in your gazebo with water views, and so much more when you call this wonderful property home. Beautiful blue stone patios and walkways lead you graciously through the professionally landscaped lawn that surrounds this home that has all of the amenities today’s home owner is seeking. There is nothing for a new owner to do but move in and immediately begin enjoying an amazing quality of life.

For the car aficionado, there is a 5-10 car garage with an approximately 2,000 sf storage area above.

Nearby schools include: James C Bush Elementary School, Johnsburg Junior High School and Johnsburg High School.

 The main floor features:

  • Custom built oversized oak interior doors throughout;
  • Limestone and wide planked, American cherry floors;
  • Foyer with double height ceiling and curved staircase;
  • Great room with soaring (nearly 20 foot) ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, a dining area and a large, limestone fireplace (wood burning with gas starter and limestone surround);
  • Custom kitchen with cherry cabinetry, granite counters, a double sink, high end appliances, a built-in desk, a walk in pantry with a second freezer, and a large, second dining area;
  • 3 season room adjacent to kitchen;
  • Master suite with gracious double door entry, 2 walk-in closets, a stone fireplace with gas starter and an ensuite bath with Jacuzzi tub, separate, steam shower, double sinks and enclosed toilet area.
  • Music room;
  • Office;
  • Powder room;
  • Laundry room; and
  • Mud room with large closet and lockers

The second floor features:

  • 3 bedrooms up (each with large walk-in closets);
  • 2 full baths (one is a jack and jill with double sinks; the other can be accessed from the hall or 3rd bedroom);
  • Laundry chute;
  • Large linen closet;
  • Window seat; and
  • Library 

The lower level features:  

  • Heated floors throughout;
  • Gym with half-court basketball/volleyball court with movie projector and in wall speakers;
  • Recreation with fireplace (gas starter), billard area and adjacent bar with refrigerator, sink & microwave;
  • Exercise/fitness room;
  • Home theatre with movie projector and screen; and
  • 5th bedroom with fireplace (gas starter), ensuite bath, and retractable murphy bed

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Location: 3121 Heritage Oaks Lane, Oak Brook, IL, 60523

Oak Brook: 7 Bedroom, 8.5 Bath Luxury Home with Sport Court on 1.3 Acres in Gated Community

3% buyer's broker commission if under contract by November 1, 2015!

Minimum Bid: $1,599,000 

Buyer's Premium: 6%

Cooperating Broker's Commission: 2.5%

Built: 1982 (recently rehabbed)

Home Size: Approx. 10,500 sf (approx. 6,000 sf on upper 2 levels plus approx. 4,500 sf lower level)

Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 8.5

Fireplaces: 4

Garage: Attached 4 car  

2013 Taxes: $23,336.10

PIN #: 06-33-101-034

Monthly Fee: $150 (Includes gate personnel, private road: maintenance, snow & ice removal)

Private, wooded and pristine, this gated community of 20+ one acre custom homes offers a unique lifestyle, easy access to transportation, high quality schools, developed amenities and below area taxes. Located in a very private cul de sac, this spacious 7 bedroom, 8.5 bath home with an elevator and a sport court has been totally modernized. The custom, dream kitchen was recently finished and includes custom hard maple cabinets (painted and glazed), a Sub Zero refrigerator, Sub Zero freezer (separate unit), Viking double ovens, Viking 6 burner cook top, Viking warming drawer, above cabinet microwave, Thermador indoor barbecue, Viking garbage compactor, 2 Bosch dishwashers, 2 sink work stations, and under cabinet wine and liquor cooler. All of the bathrooms are new, including the 7 bedroom ensuite baths with skylights.

Custom built with extra wide hallways to allow for wheelchair accessibility, this home offers 3 decks – including one wrap around deck and one fully screened deck off of the kitchen that features a commercial grade, outdoor barbecue. Filled with direct sunlight throughout, the home features large weather shield windows with expansive views of the 1.3 acre property’s private gardens and extensive landscaping. Second floor laundry room includes a brand new LG 4.3 cu. ft. ultra large capacity with steam technology washer with a stainless steel drip pan/a brand new LG 7.4 cu. ft. ultra large capacity steam dryer, ironing board, cabinets and pass through closet. The approximately 4,500 sf finished lower level boasts a large entertaining area, a second kitchen and laundry, 1 bedroom with full bath, an exercise room, hot sauna, new 4 ton American Standard furnace/AC unit and access to the 4 car, heated garage and sport court. 

The home’s state of the art electronics include: two media areas (one on the first floor and one on the lower level) -- each with a high definition projector motorized screen and surround sound (lower level has 3D), 17 flat screen TVs; a commercial phone system; a paging system; a whole house sound system; monitoring via single channel closed circuit TV.

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Location: 6812 Fieldstone Drive, Burr Ridge, IL, 60527

Custom Home in Fieldstone Subdivision


Previously Valued To: $989,000

Suggested Opening Bid: $849,000

Buyer's Premium: 5%

Cooperating Broker's Commission: 2.5%

Home Size: Approx. 3,257 sf

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Fireplaces: 1

Garage: Attached 3 car

2014 Taxes: $14,327.48

PIN #: 09-24-405-005

White brick custom home in prestigious Fieldstone subdivision. Open floor plan, gourmet kitchen w/custom Amish cabinetry & granite counter tops. Soaring 2 story family room with welcoming fireplace. Luxurious master suite with spa-like bath, generous room sizes, and skylights. Fully finished lower level with bath and plenty of room for entertaining.

Close proximity to all expressways & transportation.

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