A labor of love, two lots were combined to build our 8,300 sqft custom Southport Corridor home. Built by Environs Development, features include 4-levels of versatile living space, a raised bluestone terrace overlooking a huge landscaped backyard with sport court, and a heated 3-car garage. The main level has 11-foot ceilings, and generously proportioned living, dining, and family rooms. Our Christopher Peacock style kitchen has Viking, SubZero, Miele and Fisher Paykel appliances, a butler's pantry, a food pantry, a breakfast area, and a kitchen desk. There are four en-suite bedrooms on the second level, including a luxurious master with dual walk-in closets and an elegant marble bath with steam shower clad in book-matched slab Calcutta Gold marble, a whirlpool tub, and private commode. The top-level includes a den with a wet bar, two more bedrooms (which also work well as home offices), a roof deck with container garden, and attic storage. The lower level includes a rec room, a craft room (great for legos, homework or gaming), and a home gym. The two en-suite bedrooms on this level are ideal for the exchange student and au pairs we've hosted, as well as for guests. A second laundry center, as well as two large wine refrigerators, are on this level. As a top agent, I drew on my experience selling luxury homes, incorporating many of the details I had admired in other homes. Highlights include hand-carved limestone on the front facade, rift sawn white oak floors, three fireplaces, plaster moldings, custom millwork, Ann Sachs tile, and polished nickel fixtures. When we designed the house, private outdoor space was important. Our professionally landscaped, fenced front and back yards are perfect for everything from hosting a birthday party or wedding reception to kicking a soccer ball. The sport court is ideal for an above-ground pool, trampoline or as a dance floor. And we grow our own vegetables, pumpkins, etc. in custom planters on the roof deck. Other features include a fire sprinkler system, radiant heat and buried power and cable lines. Southport Corridor is one of Chicago's hottest neighborhoods! Great restaurants, health clubs, playgrounds, shopping, and both the Brown and Red line 'L' stops are within a few blocks!