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2347 Mohawk Lane, Glenview, IL - SOLD JANUARY 2018!

by Allyson Hoffman

Extensively Renovated!

Like New?  No Need to Wait -- Combine Great Updates, Fabulous Community & Established Setting Here!

This Exceptional Indian Ridge Classic Is Ready for Today's Lifestyle, Extensively Renovated since 2014 and Offering Both a Rare Three-Car Garage and a Supremely Private Yard!

This stunning Indian Ridge two-story Westbury model, extensively renovated top-to-toe since 2014, includes an amazing all new high-end kitchen, all updated baths, hardwood flooring installed to complete the first floor and throughout the second floor, new lighting, new window treatments, new paint, custom Elfa closet systems throughout and more. Boasting a dramatic two-story foyer, formal living and separate dining room, the 2015 remodeled island kitchen with breakfast bar and eating area with bay window overlooks a lush backyard with colorful perennial gardens, and opens to the family room, fireplace and sliders to the rear brick-paver patio & serene, private, fenced backyard. 

Upstairs you’ll find the relaxing master suite with a 2015-2016 updated bath, 3 additional family bedrooms and a new double-bowl, compartmented hall bath. Enjoy a multi-purpose first floor office/den/bedroom and adjacent full updated bath, huge laundry room with a bonus 3-season room and access to the rare 3-car attached garage. 

The full finished basement provides a massive recreation room with ample space to suit any range of family needs and extensive storage areas. This all-brick residence comes complete with lovely mature landscaping, majestic trees, a custom brick-paver patio, blooming perennial gardens and a fully fenced yard. Add a newer roof, 2 new 2016 Hot Water tanks and Anderson windows for a home where the work is done … located in a fabulous friendly community -- Indian Ridge, noted for its amazing neighborhood amenities, association, and activities designed for residents of all ages!

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2016 Avondale Lane, Wilmette, IL - SOLD JUNE 2017!

by Allyson Hoffman

Splashingly Special!

Combine Family-Friendly Design with a Private Fenced Backyard Oasis in this Welcoming Two-Story!

Memory-Making Warmth is Yours Here with a Resort-like Atmosphere on a Quiet Secluded Street Yet Within Minutes of Wilmette's Vibrant Downtown Action!

End your house hunting blues here and take your next family portrait in the Great Room of this welcoming two-story Colonial, tucked on a secluded dead-end street, close to Rec Center, parks and schools. This pristine center-entry home features stunning oak floors, a gracious large entry foyer and a sunny eat-in kitchen with ample cabinetry and counters adjacent to a separate formal dining room with sliding door access to patio and yard. The great room, ideal for a fireside chat, directly opens to the sun room with its wall of windows, bench seating and inviting views of your resort-like, fenced yard – complete with a stunning in-ground pool and his/hers cabanas, this is a true backyard oasis! 

The second floor includes a sunny, relaxing master bedroom with full bath, three spacious family bedrooms, a family hall bath and pull-down stairway access to a huge floored attic storage area. All carpets feature oak floors beneath. 

The full basement adds over 1000 square feet of additional living space including a spacious exercise room, large recreation room, huge laundry/storage room and a workshop/mechanical area as well. Blessed with ample closet storage space throughout, an attached two-car garage, and side-patio off the kitchen for convenient outdoor grilling, this spotless home with a heart and “kids r’ welcome” extras, is a true refuge for relaxation!

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For Sale - 4289 Linden Tree Lane, Glenview, IL $500,000

by Allyson Hoffman

Lovely Linden Tree Lane!

Live on "The Lane" -- a serene private tree-lined street and stunning 2-story townhome combine here!

High ceilings, open-concept living areas, elegant decor, tasteful upgrades & inviting Linden Tree Lane ambiance highlight this striking 2-story -- make this exceptional townhome your new reality!

Living is great on “The Lane”! Step in to this stunning upgraded Linden Tree Lane town home and enjoy the nine-foot ceilings, expansive hardwood floors and view of the elegant living room with its captivating see-through fireplace and an adjacent formal dining room. The opposite side of the fireplace opens to the breakfast-bar-island kitchen with its cherry-cabinetry, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances; the family room and the breakfast area. This great room offers comfort and open concept living combined with a quiet view overlooking the private fenced patio, ideal for warm-weather evening galas where soft rope lighting provides a uniquely soothing ambiance.

Upstairs you’ll find the master suite with volume ceilings, a walk-in closet and luxurious bath featuring a toe-lighted vanity with marble counter tops and twin sinks, a separate shower and a deep soaking tub. Two additional family bedrooms, one with high ceilings, a convenient large second-floor laundry room, and family bath are also located here.

The lower level, fully-finished, features a huge ell-shaped recreation room -- large enough for multiple family activities, a full bath and French doors opening to a multi-purpose office, studio or bedroom with its own walk-in closet. 

Located on enchanting Linden Tree Lane, noted for its exquisite tree-lined street, aerated ponds and spectacular landscape, this home combines a magical storybook setting, lifestyle and community!

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546 S. Commons Court, Deerfield - SOLD APRIL 2017!

by Allyson Hoffman

Luxury and Location Here!

Open Concept Design and Dramatic High Ceilings Combine in this Easy Living Multi-Story Villa!

Ultra Convenient Location, Ultra Convenient Design -- a South Commons Gem with Serene Pond Views!

Rarely-available, this open-concept three-story town home in Villas of South Commons combines luxurious living with an ultra-popular in-town location. Featuring a 2-story Great Room with cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, streaming sunshine & glorious pond views, the main floor living/dining room and adjacent kitchen seamlessly flow together. The eat-in kitchen with granite counters and newer stainless appliances offers both a pass-through breakfast bar overlooking the living/dining area and patio sliders opening onto a private balcony with water view.

This two-bedroom villa with both living and upper level master bedroom options, provides amazing flexibility with one master suite on the main level featuring two large walk-in closets and a spa bath, complete with separate shower, twin sinks and water closet. Located off the inviting loft with its dramatic views to the Great Room below, the upper level master bedroom boasts its own en suite bath and two more enormous walk-in closets.

Additional highlights include a main floor powder room with vessel-style sink; large laundry/utility room with newer Samsung front loading washer, dryer and pedestals upgrades, abundant cabinetry & drying rods; a private entry leading down to your 2-car garage-level foyer with huge walk-in closet; ample garage storage area; 2015 Pella windows throughout; and a newer on-demand tank-less hot water unit.

Here is an exciting opportunity to blend the benefits of condo-style living, the appeal of today’s design preferences and a prime location within one block of shops, restaurants, Metra station, post office and nearby library -- only minutes to two highways. Satisfy your dreams in this carefree Carlyle model with over 2000 square feet of living space!

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3105 Pheasant Creek Drive, Northbrook, IL - SOLD APRIL 2017!

by Allyson Hoffman


This lovely home features a stunning, updated high-end kitchen with stainless steel appliance, Omega cabinets, granite counters, a convenient breakfast bar peninsula, and an eating area with sliding patio doors opening to a huge deck.  The kitchen opens up to the inviting Family Room with a brick, raised-hearth fireplace.  The formal, separate dining room overlooks the step-down living room with its 9’-foot ceiling, a second fireplace with marble surround and raised hearth, sliders leading the private patio and a view of the adjacent pond. Lovely wood flooring graces the entire first floor and the open half-turn stairway leading up to the second floor bedroom wing and laundry room.  Add custom blinds throughout and upgraded lighting among the countless updates to this dream home. 

On the upper level you’ll find the large master bedroom suite boasting a walk-in closet, fitted linen closet, private full bathroom and a balcony with tranquil pond views.  Two more family bedrooms, one now-used as an in-home office, features overhead lighted ceiling fans and large double-door closets.  The large ultra-convenient second-floor laundry room is located here.   

Additional extras include ample storage space located on the lower level with an attached 2.5-car garage and bonus room.  Pheasant Creek amenities include two pools and an on-site professional management office.  This home is a true joy to see and will fulfill your great expectations! 

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282 Rodeo Drive, Grayslake - SOLD MARCH 2017!

by Allyson Hoffman

Saddlebrook Farms!

Gracious Single-Level Living with Open Concept Design and High Ceilings in a Premier 55+ Community!

Low Maintenance Living Combines with Endless Amenities on 700+ Acres Including Ponds, Walking Trails, Fitness Center, Lodge, Social Clubs and On-Site Management -- Fulfill Your Affordable Dreams Here!

Enjoy grand one-level living overlooking serene open land in this elegant ranch featuring a freshly painted interior with stunning wainscot, chair rail and crown molding accents; dark hardwood floors throughout the huge foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room – laid on diagonal; nine-foot ceilings with ten-foot treys in both the dining room and master bedroom; huge living room, great-room style, with a corner gas fireplace and sliding patio doors opening onto the huge deck; a fabulous island kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances, abundant tall cabinets and counters, wide pass-through with breakfast bar seating overlooking the living room, and direct access to the sunny breakfast room; separate formal dining room, bright and airy, with windows on two sides; a truly romantic master bedroom suite with a large walk-in closet, private bath and adjoining sitting room with sliding doors to the rear deck -- multi-functional as alternative office, den or library; large second bedroom with a full wall of closets; brand new bedroom and sitting room carpeting; a convenient laundry room located off the breakfast room with access to the two-car attached garage; a quaint front porch; and an expansive 29’ rear deck with views of the abutting neighbor-less prairie, an automated awning and sliders into the living room and master bedroom suite. Enjoy both great value and quick occupancy in exciting Saddlebrook Farms – a premier 55+ community on 700+acres with endless amenities.

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978 Elm Ridge, Glencoe, IL - RENTED MARCH 2017!

by Allyson Hoffman

Vintage Meets Modern!

A Striking, Stately Skokie Ridge Tudor Set High Above the Street -- A True Vintage Treasure!

The Allure of Yesteryear and Desired Contemporary Updates Blend in this Inviting Family-Centered Home Combining Captivating Charm, Comfort and Convenience!

This striking Tudor set on a high lushly-landscaped lot combines elegant vintage architecture and features with today’s desired updates. Arched doorways and grand leaded-glass window provides the warmth of yesteryear. A fabulous cherry cabinet kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, open to the family room, adds today’s touches blending the best of old and new to this inviting and elegant historical treasure. From the front stone patio to the rear dining room with windows on three sides and radiant-heated floors, this charming home is truly one-of-a-kind. The main floor features a huge formal living room with a wood burning fireplace, an inviting family room (both with cherry hardwood flooring), a sunny dining room and library/office with N-S and W exposure, and even a multi-purpose fifth bedroom and adjacent full bath. 

A grand stairway from the foyer with a tall, dramatic leaded-glass window on the landing leads to the second floor gallery/hall, the master suite with its full updated bath and a deep walk-in closet, three additional family bedrooms including one with an en suite bath, a second floor laundry area and an updated hall bath. Each bedroom features overhead lighted ceiling fans and abundant closet space. 

On the lower level, the fully-finished basement provides abundant storage, convenient exterior access to the backyard and a huge recreation room with a ground-level daylight window and second wood burning fireplace. An extra-large game room with wet bar potential and cabinetry, a lovely powder room, mechanical room and storage areas are all accessed here. Located in Skokie Ridge, this uniquely-special home with easy access to town, beach, train, highway and the community center offers truly irresistible ageless appeal! 

Also available for rent with April 15, 2017 occupancy at $5,000 per month with one year lease minimum -- pets accepted with a deposit on a case-by-case basis.

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2028 St. Johns Avenue, Highland Park, IL

by Allyson Hoffman

In the Heart of Town!

The Best of Both Worlds Combines 2-Story Living, Private Outdoor Space & Great Condo Benefits Here!

Enjoy Unique Contemporary Design with a Truly Open-Concept Floor Plan, Freshly Painted and Newly Carpeted, & Prime Location with Supremely-Convenient Access to Nearby Downtown Action Right Here!

Convenience is where it’s at in this sparkling, contemporary, open-concept townhome located in the heart-of-Highland Park’s bustling downtown center. Stroll through the park-like courtyard of the 2020 Complex to the private entry of this unique two-story and step into a bright, airy main floor featuring a huge living/dining great room with exposed brick walls and sliders leading out to a private patio and yard as well as a large eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops and radiant-heated porcelain tile floors.

An open stairway leads up to a large loft, family bath, second-floor laundry area, and all bedrooms. The master bedroom features a spacious walk-in closet and an updated master bath; two additional family bedrooms both provide ample closet space. Exposed brick walls highlight every room and the loft, with a custom-built desk, can provide alternative function as a great library/office area.

Additional great features include two-zoned HVAC with separate units and controls, a large pantry storage area, main floor powder room, and an open stairway leading down to a convenient storage unit and two heated underground parking spaces. This pet-friendly association with a lovely sundeck is only a short distance to shopping, Metra train, restaurants, library and lake – a truly rare opportunity to own a great home with lifestyle amenities only a hop, skip or jump away!

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619 Glenview Avenue #101, Highland Park, IL 60035 - SOLD DECEMBER 2016!

by Allyson Hoffman

A Private, Outdoor Oasis!

From Convenience to Comfort to Captivating Updates, Celebrate Sunny Solitude -- Inside & Out Here!

Prime Location Combines with Carefree Living in this Sunny, Lives-Like-A-Home Condo -- Elegant Updates, Airy Open Floor Plan & an Utterly Private Outdoor Oasis Make This Truly One-of-a-Kind!

Fulfill your great expectations here! Combine the benefits of condo living within a small 16-unit building of caring, friendly, community-oriented residents with a stellar location, close to downtown Highland Park shops, eateries, park, lake, library and train, and a spectacular, airy, updated condo that truly lives like a home! Only one of two units with both sunny south exposure and a gorgeous 31’ decked patio, utterly private, this spectacular home boasts a gracious entry foyer with maple floors that extend to and through the kitchen, hallways and formal dining room. Ideal for entertaining, the dining room is easily larger than those in many homes and overlooks the huge step-down living room its lovely wood burning fireplace, a full wall of windows and view of your own private outdoor oasis.

The kitchen, gutted & updated in 2009, features granite counters, stainless appliances, maple cabinets, a small breakfast bar and large double-door pantry closet -- simply stunning with access from both the foyer and to the dining room.

The master suite with a step-down bedroom includes built-in cabinetry, a dressing area, a full wall of windows with sliding door access to the private decked patio, 17’ of custom-fitted, mirrored closets, wool Berber carpeting, and a spectacular 2009 master bath, fully updated with new vanity, granite counter and large double-door shower with convenient corner bench seating.

The large second bedroom boasts two large custom-fitted double-door closets, wool Berber carpeting, a sunny west window and convenient, direct access to the family/guest bath. Add an in-unit laundry/mechanical room with full-sized washer/dryer, large guest and hall linen closets and a freshly-painted interior for a truly exceptional residence ready to move right in and enjoy.

Condo amenities in this pet-friendly community include an underground garage space with elevator access, ample additional exterior parking, storage locker, quarterly window washing, a beautifully landscaped walkway and a botanic-like community deck with tables, chairs, umbrella and gas grill, ideal for your outdoor relaxation, enjoyment and entertaining. This unique opportunity is one to simply stop, look, love and buy!

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Contact Allyson Hoffman for more information or to schedule a showing.  Visit or email [email protected]!

2735 Aspen Court, Glenview, IL - SOLD DECEMBER 2016!

by Allyson Hoffman

Truly Superlative!

A True Example of "One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" with Hypnotic Good Looks & Chic Elegance!

You'll Stop Dead in Your Tracks for this Stunning Home -- From the Exquisite Exterior to the Inviting Interior, this Glenridge Meadow Two-Story is a True Delight!

Simply outstanding – inside and out! From captivating curb appeal to stunning lush landscape, strikingly elegant décor and upgrades, this exceptional Glenridge Meadows two-story features soaring ceilings and windows, oak floors on diagonal and open-concept living. Step in from the covered porch entry to an airy 2-story foyer flanked by the sunny, bay-windowed 18’ living room, formal dining room with pillared knee-wall and a dramatic foyer-to-family-room view, front to back, and out French doors

to the inviting backyard deck. With its stunning fireplace wall unit, the family room adjoins the updated kitchen enhanced by granite counters, upgraded cabinets, stainless appliances, a center-island and large bayed breakfast area – a truly ‘great’ room spanning the rear of the house. Ultra-convenient and included on the main floor are the library/office with classic double French doors, an updated powder room and a lovely large laundry room.

Open half-turn stairs overlooking the foyer and living room with an inviting loft-like landing leads to the upstairs bedrooms including a massive master bedroom retreat through double doors with its own cornered fireplace, sitting area, twin his/hers walk-in closets and a spacious, updated spa bath featuring a two newer vanities, granite counter tops, separate seated shower and private commode. A lovely updated hall bath is shared by the two additional inviting queen-sized bedrooms.

On the lower level you’ll find a full finished basement with a massive recreation room – large enough for multiple activity centers and including a TV/Surround Sound system. The den, complete with its own huge storage closet and adjacent full bathroom, can be easily converted to a fourth bedroom area, if desired. Closet storage and a large finished storage room provide ample space for maximum convenience.

This meticulously-maintained home with homeowner association lawn, landscape, exterior water and snow removal amenities boasts exquisite grounds, plants and a sunny rear deck – all located with easy access to highway, schools, the airport and nearby shopping. This exciting home combines magnetic appeal and alluring elegance!

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