3935 Sunset Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062

Presented by

Allyson Hoffman ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES, SFR


Allyson Hoffman   ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES, SFR
Single Family Home
5 Bedrooms
5 Full Bathrooms
2 Half Bathrooms
Interior: 8,709 sqft
Lot: 0.89 acre(s)
Year Built: 1998
MLS #: 11044330
Front Yard View




Magical Originality, Exceptional Quality & Tasteful Elegance Combine on a Serene Near Acre Setting!

The art of living well truly becomes reality in this masterfully designed one-of-a-kind treasure! Unmatched detail, stunning millwork and high ceilings combine with exquisite decor and a fabulous setting on nearly an acre of lushly-landscaped grounds.

This custom creation with nearly 9000 square feet of dramatic grandeur includes an alluring two-story foyer, king-sized formal dining room, a breathtaking four-season sunroom, a massive family room sharing a see-through/two-sided fireplace with the island kitchen/hearth room that will anchor your family's living and entertaining needs.

The MBR suite features a massive skylighted spa bath and divided his/her custom-fitted walk-in closet. All family bedrooms, including a main floor in-law/guest suite, offer ensuite baths.

The deep, fully-finished lower level includes a massive great room, stunning wet bar and mini-kitchen, media/recreation room, huge office and exercise room. This unrivalled masterpiece is outstanding ... exceptional in every sense, inside and out!

Take a 3-D virtual tour of this stunning, one-of-a-kind dream home!



Dining Room - 18' x 14' (First Floor)
* Rich dark oak flooring
* Wainscot paneling and chair rail accent molding
* Ten-foot high trey ceiling with detailed crown dentil molding
* Surround-sound speakers
* Recessed can lighting
* Wide opening from/to foyer with high transom-style glass window
* Swinging saloon-style door leading to butler's pantry area and adjoining kitchen

Kitchen: All Areas Combined - 27' x 27' (First Floor)
* Anchors the main living area of the house
* Access to/from the main foyer, dining room, family room, sunroom, library/den and service hallway leading to laundry, garage, in-law suite with full bath and second stairway to upper and lower levels
* Combines cooking center, eating area, breakfast bar, planning center and butler's pantry zones
* Rich dark oak flooring
* Ten-foot high ceilings with abundant recessed canned lighting

Kitchen Work/Preparation Center
* Abundant distressed-wood, cream-colored cabinetry
* Granite countertops
* Center island with microwave oven, second dishwasher, overhead lighting feature to match island's shape
* Huge cooking center with 6-burner Thermador gas range and large twin ovens
* All stainless-steel appliances including two separate dishwashers
* Wall of lighted glass-paneled display cabinets overlooking the breakfast bar and window wall to the patio and yard
* Features include pull-out shelving, Lazy Susans, under cabinet lighting, built-in garbage cans & various "feature" drawers/cabinets
* Overlooks breakfast bar, planning center & eating area/hearth room
* Butler's Pantry area off the cooking area with tall furniture-style built-in armoire, counters and more cabinetry
* Access to dining room, service hallway, laundry, garage, in-law suite with full bath and second stairway to upper and lower levels

Kitchen Eating Area, Hearth & Planning Center
* Ties the kitchen's work area to the family room, sunroom and library/den
* Huge eating area with large table space and overhead pendant lighting
* Includes a feature fireplace wall with an inviting see-through gas fireplace shared with the adjacent family room
* Step down through a wide doorway flanked by twin decorative columns to the adjoining family room
* Designed in open-concept style to tastefully blend the core living areas -- with family and entertaining-with-ease as a priority
* Overlooks, and has access to the huge brick paver patio and backyard through French sliding glass doors
* Double doors from this area lead into the adjacent four-season sunroom
* Huge planning center includes furniture-style built-in with large desk, under cabinet lighting, and ample drawer space, cabinetry and shelving
* Large, deep walk-in pantry is located just beyond planning center and under the main stairway

Family Room - 28' x 18' (First Floor)
* On two sides step down to the family room with its 11' high ceilings from both the kitchen and the music/study/living room
* Wide recessed media wall features stunning Jerusalem stacked stone -- floor to ceiling
* Opens on two sides to adjoining rooms & with windows on the east & south, sunshine abounds here
* Captivating floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace feature wall with see-through gas fireplace to the kitchen eating area
* Large furniture-quality built-in with double desk, wine rack and lighted glass-front display cabinets
* Abundant recessed can lighting and twin ceiling fans
* Custom draperies
* Step up to sunroom entrance next to fireplace wall
* Open concept living here with views and access to most of the common gathering areas

Four-Season Sunroom - 17' x 17' (First Floor)
* Double doors the kitchen's hearth and eating area lead into the sunroom
* Sunroom entrance provides sliding door access to the adjacent brick paver patio leading to the backyard
* Octagon-shaped with windows on all sides making outdoor views a part of indoor enjoyment
* Enjoy year-round, four-season pleasure here.
* Glorious slate-stone radiant-heated floors
* Unique high peaked ceilings, truly palapa style with a genuine tropical atmosphere
* Huge ceiling fan features palm-leaf shaped blades adding to the oceanfront decor
* Expansive views of the entire yard and patio area

Den/Library - 18' x 16' (First Floor)
* Located through a French door at the end of the walkway between the breakfast bar and window wall overlooking the patio and backyard
* Additional access to/from the fifth bedroom with potential for use, if needed, as a true in-law or guest suite
* Wide crown moldings and a chair rail accent
* Abundant recessed can lighting
* Windows on two sides
* Views of, and sliding door access onto, the adjoining brick paver patio leading to the backyard
* Versatility makes this room also appropriate as a play room or office, if desired

Study/Music Room/Living Area - 17' x 13' (First Floor)
* Located off one side of the main two-story foyer
* French doors lead from/to the foyer on one side and the family room on the other
* Fourteen-foot high trey ceilings
* Rich dark-oak flooring
* Views of the front and side yards from windows on two sides facing north and west
* Recessed can lighting and 5-blade ceiling fan
* Currently used as a music room but also flexibly-functional as a formal living room, den, library or office

Master Bedroom - 21' x 20' (Second Floor)
* Located at the top of the bridal stairway from the main two-story foyer
* Enter through recessed double-doors to the master bedroom suite
* Grandeur in size and quality greets you balanced by the serene view of the patio and yard from an expansive window wall with south exposure
* Features a high 9' trey ceiling, recessed can lighting and ceiling fan
* Abundantly ample room for both a sitting area and desk
* Leads to the adjoining dual-sided walk-in closet and a spectacular spa bath

Master Bath - 16' x 16' (Second Floor)
* True Zen-like retreat with abundant streaming light from a huge skylight and bath window wall overlooking the yard
* High vaulted ceilings
* Whirlpool tub
* Huge walk-in shower with convenient bench seating and an Amerac steam shower unit
* Long wall of custom cabinetry includes two vanity areas and an additional make up table adjoining them
* Granite countertops
* A furniture-style 8' armoire adds abundant storage space and shelving
* High display niches above cabinets
* Access the privacy commode in a separate "water closet"

Master Walk-In Closet - 16' x 7' & 14' x 7 (Second Floor)
* A privacy doorway leads to the entrance of the walk-in closet and separate master bath
* Step into a two-sided, fully custom-fitted-by-Closet-Works walk-in closet
* One side is 16' x 7' and the other by 14' x 7'
* Features built-in cabinetry with drawers and extensive shelving
* Abundant single and double-hang compartments
* Convenience features -- valet rods, tie racks, hooks, belt holders and more
* Don't miss the additional large linen closet between the bedroom and closet doors

Second Bedroom - 16' x 13' (Second Floor)
* Located at the south end of the second floor bedroom wing hallway
* Sunny south exposure with great view of the expansive backyard
* Recessed can lighting and ceiling fan
* Wall of twin, custom-fitted double-door closets
* Private ensuite full bath with large vanity and Kohler sink, granite counter, linen closet, tub with glass enclosure, mirrored medicine chest and Toto commode

Third Bedroom - 16' x 13' (Second Floor)
* Located on the west side of the second floor bedroom wing hallway
* Sunny west exposure
* Recessed can lighting and ceiling fan
* Closet wall with two large, double-door, custom-fitted closets
* Private ensuite full bath with large vanity and Kohler sink, granite counter, tub with glass enclosure, mirrored medicine chest and Toto commode

Fourth Bedroom - 16' x 14' (Second Floor)
* Located on the north side of the second floor bedroom wing hallway
* Overlooks the grand front entry and panoramic, long front yard
* Dramatic high vaulted ceiling
* Recessed can lighting and ceiling fan
* Walk-in closet, custom-fitted
* Private ensuite full bath with large vanity and Kohler sink, granite counter, tub with glass enclosure, mirrored medicine chest and Toto commode

Fifth Bedroom - 14' x 12' (First Floor)
* Located off the main floor service wing hallway
* Sunny west exposure
* Ten-foot high ceilings
* Wide crown molding and chair rail accent
* Closet wall with two large, double-door, custom-fitted closets
* Compartmented ensuite full bath with large vanity and Kohler sink, granite counter, Toto commode, and separate tub area with glass enclosure
* Doorway with direct access to the adjoining main floor library/den
* Ideal for a truly private suite -- perfect for in-laws, guests or maid/nanny's quarters

Two-Story Foyer - 20' x 12' (First Floor)
* A grand arched/covered front porch leads to the high two-story foyer
* A stunning front-to-back view through the entire house greets you
* With center entry design, the foyer is flanked on the by the formal dining room and the music/study/living area
* A gently-curved wall features the bridal stairway with wrought iron balusters leading to the second floor
* A grand foyer fixture and abundant recessed cans light the area
* Twin guest closets and a stunning powder room are located here
* A tall entry door with palladium-style transom window and side-light panels are flanked by twin architectural display niches
* A large walk-in pantry is tucked beneath the graceful stairway

Great Room - 48' x 21' (Basement)
* Wide open with ample space to use as is or alternately create additional defined activity zones
* Opens to adjacent wet bar and media/recreation areas
* Deep basement affords full-finished 8' ceiling height throughout the great room
* Abundant customized storage closets
* Features conversation area at one end and game table niche
* Access to a large half bath (easy potential for expansion to full bath, if desired)
* Abundant recessed canned lights
* Access to electrical room
* Ideal for small group get-togethers or truly large parties of many friends, family and associates

Media/Recreation Room - 27' x 21' (Basement)
* Opens to and adjoins the Great Room with additional access to the wet bar and mini-kitchen
* Large enough to easily accommodate both a defined media/gathering area and additional recreation space
* Large customized closets
* Abundant recessed can lighting
* Double French doors lead into the adjacent office
* Double French doors also lead into the exercise room
* Double doors with access to the large unfinished mechanical area and storage space

Office - 22' x 15' (Basement)
* Enter from the recreation/media room through double French doors
* Features both a work area with desk and shelving, and also a separate conference or lounging zone
* Full wall of closets with two large customized double-door closets
* Abundant recessed can lighting
* Easily converted to alternate use as a large lower level bedroom suite, studio, etc., if desired

Exercise Room - 15' x 15' (Basement)
* Enter from the recreation/media room through double French doors
* Features a full mirrored wall
* Abundant recessed can lighting
* Media niche is flanked by two double-door closets
* Easily large enough to be considered for alternative uses as desired

Wet Bar/Mini-Kitchen - 16' x 8' (Basement)
* Anchors the entire finished basement with its center location as the "heart" of the lower level
* Bridges the space between the great room and media/recreation area
* Unrivaled excellence in design, finishes and function -- true quality
* Includes a mini-kitchen with granite counters, stunning to-ceiling cabinetry, glass shelving, ample storage and serving area
* Visually defined by its unique slate flooring
* Features seating on two sides
* Elegant crystal chandeliers and exquisite pendant lighting
* Entertain with abundant ease here

Laundry Room - 9' x 8' (First Floor)
* Located just inside the doorway from/to the attached 3-car garage
* Includes a new LG washer and dryer, installed 4/2019
* Built-in cabinetry on two walls and a long countertop, ideal for folding laundry
* Built-in laundry sink cabinet
* Convenient hanging rod
* Doorway out to a covered side porch -- ideal for outdoor grilling with a gas hook up available for easy year-round use
* Access to an additional storage closet and built-in family cubbies in the mudroom area adjacent to the garage entrance

Upper Hall Lounge - 20' x 7' (Second Floor)
* Loft-like appeal -- one end overlooks the airy two-story foyer
* Bridges the space between the front stairway and entrance to the master suite, and the rear stairway and family bedroom wing hallway
* Includes a library-style wall of attractive built-in shelving
* Just add a desk or lounge chair, if desired

Mechanical & Storage Area - 21' x 16' (Basement)
* Located through double doors from the media/recreation area of the lower level
* Unfinished basement space accommodates the main floor/lower level heating system and two hot water tanks (newer)
* Well equipment is located here and original well water is still used for property's outdoor sprinkling system
* Ample unfinished space provides generous storage area

Additional Interior Highlights
* Stunning large powder room on main floor located off the foyer
* Large walk-in pantry closet is located under the main stairway
* Second floor bedroom wing hallway features 21' of finished closet space
* Pull-down stairs in the second floor hallway lead to a finished furnace room for the second floor HVAC system; hallway also accommodates hatch to unfinished attic
* Side-loading attached 3+ car garage features a overhead double door and a separate overhead single door with access to the side porch and service wing hallway
* Security system
* Surround sound in many rooms
* Second stairway features a half turn, daylight landing and leads up to the second floor bedroom wing hallway or down to the finished lower level
* Custom millwork, wainscot paneling, wide moldings and trim
* Solid two-panel doors throughout
* Casement windows
* 10' x 9' lower level electrical/utility room

Additional Exterior Highlights
* Stunning all-brick exterior with dryvit accents and fabulous design features
* New custom architectural shingle roof installed - Summer 2020
* Long brick paver driveway from street leads to front entry
* Huge brick paver patio at rear is accessible from the kitchen eating area, the sunroom and the library den
* Pavered patio features ample space for multiple gathering areas and a two-foot knee wall separating it from the sprawling backyard
* Huge professionally-landscaped grounds and backyard with lush perimeter trees and plantings, ample room to roam and children's playground area
* Convenient covered side porch with gas hookup for outdoor grilling convenience -- can be used year round
* Cost-saving underground sprinkling system runs on property's original well water
* Generac Back Up Generator operates all sump pumps and a large portion of the house, but not the entire house
* Conveniently-close to nearby primary elementary school



Presented by

Allyson Hoffman   ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES, SFR

Allyson Hoffman ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES, SFR
RE/MAX of Barrington
(847) 310-5300
Email:  [email protected]

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3935 Sunset Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Single Family Home
5 Bedrooms
5 Full Bathrooms
2 Half Bathrooms
Interior: 8,709 sqft
Lot: 0.89 acre(s)
Year Built: 1998
MLS #: 11044330


Defined by Distinctive Design, Decor and Details, This Stunning Custom Creation Captures the Essence of Pure Artistry and Fine Living -- Truly Transcend the Ordinary Here!

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Map of 3935 Sunset Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA
Allyson Hoffman   ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES, SFR

For more information contact:
Allyson Hoffman ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SRES, SFR
RE/MAX of Barrington
Phone: (847) 310-5300
[email protected]

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