1010 W George St
An Over-The-Top Re-Invention of the Ultimate Entertainment Home!
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1010 West George Street, Chicago
A dramatic lofted living room for 100 of your closest friends overlooks the indoor pool. Chill by watching the fish in the 1600 gallon aquarium wall. Bask in the master bedroom suite complete with a nearly $7,000 shower head. Relax in the full sauna area with knotty-pine walls. And take the elevator up to the roof-top deck outfitted with a full kitchen to enjoy some fireside libations…
Unlike any other home seen, this over-the-top reinvention of the ultimate entertainment home is being offered now with every imaginable feature. With the design & project overseen by Tim Mathias Design, a truly unique residence has been created for the person who simply lives larger than most others.
Originally built as a church in 1885, this stunning residence encompasses nearly every section of its 93' x 55' lot. The understated brick exterior provides little insight into what will be found upon entering the front door.
Once inside, the immensity of the home is evident the minute you step past the entry foyer. Opening up to a room that soars a few stories in height, this dramatic lofted living room is the perfect place to entertain. A stunning wood-burning fireplace with nearly 8' high mantel and surrounded by shelving and wood stack holder is completed in Calcutta Gold marble, creating a focal point for the room. Glass doors open outside to a side kitchen garden area, while the living room flows superbly into an oversized rounded wet bar area which defines an extremely large dining section.
The kitchen has been outfitted with imported cabinetry from Germany by Culina Blu, complete with stainless steel and Kozmus stone countertops. Professional-grade appliances include double ovens and separate refrigerator and freezers, while a center island offers tremendous work space and serving space. For informal dining, the wet bar includes an overhang that could easily sit 12, while the formal dining space allows for any sized table imaginable.
Upstairs on the mezzanine level you will find a family room that overlooks the entire living room below. Outfitted with another full wet bar, this intimate area is an ideal space to relax in and watch your favorite tv show. From the family room, the home opens to bedroom areas, with a master suite off to one side, while a dramatic hall with nearly 65' of skylights (all with remote-controlled shades) and an approximately 1600 gallon aquarium leads to three additional bedrooms on another side.
The master suite is its own oasis. Walk in to a full sitting room area that opens to a huge sunken bedroom section. Tray ceilings, built-in bureau, and an area for a hidden flat-screen tv (behind a mirror) define this section. More dramatic, however is the two-sided ribbon burner fireplace with stunning glass-tile hood. Two steps up is the master bathroom, complete with Bain Ultra airjet tub (with heated backrest and chromatherapy); oversized Hans Grohe steam shower with bench, two entrances, multiple shower heads, and an overhead shower that might not be anywhere else in the U.S. Two separate vanities line either side of the room, while two separate water closets complete the unique space. Glass porcelain tile line the walls creating a visual look unlike any bathroom you have seen before. Not to be overlooked in all of this is the master closet that is literally the size of a bedroom.
Each of the additional three bedrooms includes its own attached bathroom, all with stunning tile work, vanities, and fixtures. Although every one of these bedrooms is large, one is nearly like a second full master suite, complete with walk in closet and oversized bathroom as well. The seller is also offering the option to convert the aquarium room into a 5th bedroom with attached bathroom. (Note the home is currently a 4 bedroom home with 5 full bathrooms and one half bath.)
If the spaces mentioned are not enough to make this home unique, add to them the mix of the following areas that simply are not found anywhere else. The living room overlooks a stunning indoor pool area, complete with whirlpool tub and dramatic lighting. The pool utilizes an Ozone generator to reduce the need for chemicals, while a ‘Desert Aire' system was installed to independently control room humidity and temperature. The hot tub, lights, ozone system, valves and pump have been integrated into the Crestron home automation system, which also controls or has the option to control nearly every feature of the home, including audio throughout the house, the HVAC systems, automated shades, and distributing video. (Note that not all these features are currently set up.)
On the lower level is a knotty pine spa room with space for massage table, lounge, and dry sauna. In another section of the home is an exercise room with original basketball-court hardwood floors. And if you take the elevator up to the rooftop, you will have an outdoor entertaining space for the best party possible. A full outdoor kitchen includes a grilling area with an outdoor refrigerator and Vermont Castings gas grill, along with a bar area with outdoor ice maker, ice bin/speed rail and a bottle cooler. A cable hookup has been provided above the outdoor fireplace to accommodate an outdoor television as well. Simply nothing has been sparred.
To say this home offers something that nothing else can is simply an understatement. Welcome to a place that is more than simply a home, but a home about lifestyle. Welcome to the residence at 1010 W George. Welcome home.
This listing is proudly co-listed with Shawn Daly. Shawn can be reached at 847-316-8013 or via e-mail at email@example.com. His web site is www.shawndaly.com.
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