Royal Melbourne Masterpiece

This Thoughtfully Designed, Feature-Filled Home Provides the Ideal Escape for Family and Friends.

In the Royal Melbourne Country Club community in Long Grove there is an Orren Pickell masterpiece that must be seen to be believed. From the floor plan to the exquisite workmanship, every detail makes a statement.

There are soaring ceilings, light filled rooms, gorgeous fixtures, and an open and practical floor plan for comfort, versatility, and seamless entertaining. The current owners say that they “love the location being so close to the country club. On brunch days and for cocktail hour or special occasions we just stroll across the street.”

A grand foyer opens to the first floor study, formal living room, family room, kitchen and butler's pantry, and dining room, all in a circular floor plan with the kitchen and family room overlooking lush landscaping and a sparkling pond. According to the owners: “The open concept has defined living spaces which allow enjoying the view from the front to the back through large windows that overlook a peaceful and lush yard and a sparkling pond.”

The kitchen boasts custom cabinets, quartz counters, new high-end stainless appliances, a solid marble sink with antique cooper faucets, center island with breakfast bar, and large table space overlooking the patio. While perfect for family meals and entertaining, one feature worth noting is that the 1200 pound marble sink is carved from a single piece of stone.

The study offers plenty of privacy as the perfect space for working from home, complete with custom built-ins, beautiful millwork and French doors. The dining room is lovely and open, with a butler pantry leading back to the kitchen for easy and efficient entertaining. 

The primary bedroom suite on the second floor is a haven for rest, relaxation and better health. It has a sitting area with a new coffee bar to enjoy the first cup of the day. A walk-in closet has been professionally customized for clothing, shoes and accessories. The spa bath boasts two separate sinks, a whirlpool tub, separate shower and gorgeous views. If this isn't enough, there is a full cedar paneled gym that is part of this suite. Upstairs there are three additional bedrooms; one is ensuite and the others share a Jack-and-Jill bath. 

The owners emphasize that one of the hidden secrets of their home is the abundance of storage space: “There are so many closets in every hallway, plus the lower level has built-in storage with shelves for holiday and entertaining items.”

The walk-out is perfect for entertaining or lounging with the same ambiance and feel as the rest of the home. There is a new custom wine closet, recreation room with custom fireplace, game area and living space, plus two bedrooms and a full bath. Access to the multi-tiered stone patios and outdoor spaces is easy from both the main level and the walkout, making entertaining easy, seamless and fun. 

A new addition is a three-season room with views of the backyard. It’s a quiet getaway to think, relax or simply enjoy the scenery.

Learn more about 4705 Cantibury Court in Long Grove (listed by Renee Clark of @Properties at $899,900) by visiting or call Renee at 847.612.0027.  The home is in the award-winning Stevenson High School district and Long Grove Elementary/Middle School District 96.

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