Welcome! This sun-filled cedar Bungalow is one of three masterpieces built by Joliet stone tycoon Adam Groth (c. 1905) on his private 10-acre estate in the Pilcher State Park conservancy district. Incredible setting at the crest of Cherry Hill.
Enter through the massive 600 SF wraparound 3-season porch. You can’t beat this view! Porch opens into stately living room complete with limestone fireplace, hardwoods, and a cozy window seat. Dining room features original built-ins, leaded glass bay window, and French doors opening back onto porch. Nearby den faces woods and is perfect for a bit of quiet or as an additional bedroom.
Spacious kitchen is equipped with historic butler’s pantry and brand-new granite countertops. Mudroom in rear of house is convenient for gardening, outdoor supplies, or even as an adjunct to kitchen. Unfinished basement currently houses washer/dryer (could be relocated to main floor with a bit of plumbing) and includes built-in cabinets and two spacious rooms for storage and hobbies.
Master bedroom and bathroom are situated on main floor facing northeast toward a lovely Prairie-style residence. Modern partition of porch looks out to the beaux-arts style stone house and is currently situated as a home office.
Upstairs are three large rooms perfect for children’s bedrooms, art studio, or work-from-home. Room south of stairs could be converted into a second bathroom.
One-acre lot includes two parking spaces, with potential to add a shed or garage if desired. Sunny backyard with mature trees has a private, retreat-like feel and plenty of room for your vegetable garden, firepit, hot tub, etc. Location in unincorporated Will County offers lower property taxes. Roof was replaced in 2020.
An absolute gem!
Updated on September 22, 2021 at 3:38 pm