You will fall in love with this beautifully remodeled home in the lovely Academy Woods, a maintenance free neighborhood. A versatile floor plan, designed to take full advantage of the wooded setting with walls of windows bringing the picturesque outdoors in. Total renovation of over 4000sf living space including newly finished basement with a full bath, leaves nothing left to do but to move right in. Distinctive architectural elements in this custom home includes two-story foyer, vaulted, tray and volume ceilings, skylights, solid hardwood floors and built-ins. The house offers an open floor plan. The living room which centers on a wood burning fireplace and display & book shelf build-ins opens up to the kitchen. The brand new white kitchen comes with beautiful cabinetry, quartz countertops, marble backsplash, big peninsula, 2 lazy Susan and pantry cabinet for ample storage. The eat-in breakfast area opens to heated sunroom with vaulted ceiling, skylights and tall windows. The two-story family room offers tall windows that look out the wooded backyard and brick patio. The convenient 1st floor Master bedroom suite includes two walk-in closets, built-ins & a free standing tub and a separate walk-in shower. The first floor is complete with a graceful formal dining room, a laundry room with new washer/dryer and a power room. The upstairs are finished with 3 good size bedrooms that are ideal for hobbies, office, art studio, etc. Fully finished basement has a huge recreational area, a game area, a 5th bedroom, a full bath, a utility room with ample storage areas. Brand new Trane AC. Why live in a maintenance free community? Academy Woods, an environmentally-sustainable community is a small neighborhood of only 77 free standing homes, no attached walls. Everyone's landscaping, front and back is groomed on the same day so the neighborhood always looks amazing. Bushes are trimmed, gardens are weeded and mulched. Gardens on each cul-de-sac, attractively designed add to the beauty of the community. The ponds with waterfalls are professionally maintained adding a tranquil element for all to enjoy. Gutters are cleaned, no need for ladders. Annual exterior inspection offers a second pair of eyes to spot anything needing a homeowner's attention. Homes' exteriors are painted on a maintenance schedule. Walks and driveways are plowed in the winter. There is direct access to the Middlefork Savanna with 670 acres of walking trails, birding, bicycling, cross-country skiing, hiking and self-guided trails and exhibits. DISCOVER LAKE FOREST: Friendly small town atmosphere; Award winning schools; Low property taxes; Historic Market Square for shopping and dining; Lake Michigan resident's beach; Active community centers; Metra to Ogilvie and Union stations; State of the art medical facility; Easy access to interstate highways. This location is ideal for shopping, transportation, schools and a directly accessible path to Elawa Farms and Bear's training camp. You will want to call this special place home. Live and love the life in Lake Forest.