Inspired design perfectly balances elegant and timeless with fun and fresh in a classic French Country facade offering 4 levels of sophisticated, yet family-friendly rooms buyers crave! Architectural details and craftsmanship are apparent in every aspect of this home. Past the formal entry, elegant living and dining rooms, the gourmet kitchen delivers the function that any foodie would expect! Highlighted with custom cabinetry and professional grade appliances, a strategically placed island provides storage space, work surface, and an inviting spot for casual family meals. Adjoining butler, and walk-in pantries too! The space opens to a generous breakfast area and large, light-filled family room overlooking a gorgeous yard surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Uniquely adaptable to every family member's needs with 7,500+ sf of finished living space affording various options for multiple home offices, gym, and study space. Thoughtful space allocation includes a large mudroom and main floor full bath with adjacent office or bedroom. Luxurious primary suite boasts fireplace, dual walk-in closets, and bath with large steam shower, jetted tub, heated floors, and custom vanities. Completing the second floor are three large-scaled bedrooms, all with adjoining baths and walk-in closets, and an amazing laundry/craft/wrapping room. The top floor features a fabulous teen/au-pair/guest suite with spacious sitting room, two walk-in closets, and bath. The finished basement is designed for fun and entertainment; watch the big game or enjoy movie night in the perfectly designed theater/media room with reclining leather theater seats and state-of-the-art projection TV/audio. Entertaining will be made easy with full wet bar, including wine cooler and microwave. All systems were meticulously designed and built for comfort and health including a purpose-built 496sf safe room/storm shelter, whole-house generator, video-enabled security system, sprinkler irrigation system, and central vacuum. Keep your cars and toys protected from the elements in the spacious 3-car garage with epoxy floor. With top-rated Elmhurst 205 schools, easy access to the highways, walkability to Metra station, and uptown dining this home sets the stage for a life well-lived!