Welcome to an enchanting estate – Innisfree - the name inspired by the beautiful poem, Lake Isle of Innisfree, written by William Butler Yeats about an uninhabited island in Ireland he visited as a child. The architecture of Innisfree however was inspired by famed American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. This luxury residence enjoys an enviable position, nestled at the end of Peninsula Drive, overlooking Piney Woods Lake on a breathtaking point lot. An intricate stone seawall winds gracefully along the 800 feet of shore line. You will treasure strolling there, amidst the sounds of lapping water and egrets overhead.
The elegant gated entry opens to a tree-lined drive and lushly landscaped 2.5 acres featuring garden paths lined with flowering trees and shrubs, fountains, arbors, a wooden swing and a Secret Garden tree house. Like the artful landscape design, even the slate balconies, patios, walkways of the home are a symphony in symmetry and and enhance the unbelievable wrap-around lake vistas!
As you walk through the stunning 14' entry with its dazzling leaded glass front door, the view that unfolds is without parallel. The grand foyer, formal living room and divine dining room offer majestic west facing views mirroring the glistening lake. The ever-changing lake vistas are magnificent from early mornings with a soft fog lifting off the waters to spectacular sunsets splashing across the sky in heavenly strokes of color. The inviting living room is perfect for relaxing or entertaining with a handsome marble fireplace, wonderful built-ins, rich moldings and wall of windows bringing in the lake views. There are gleaming hardwood floors here, as throughout the home. The living room opens through French doors to a romantic balcony with a slate floor, brick wall and wrought iron railings. The grand dining room is just that boasting two sliding glass doors that also open to the balcony and bring in the beauty of lake living! Impressive here is the rare patterned marquetry inlaid floor using different woods, hand cut by a craftsman, laid out by design and inlaid into the floor... reminiscent of 18th century English Country House. This craftsmanship was a Frank Lloyd Wright characteristic. Just down a lovely hall, past the dining room and powder room is the Irish pub inspired keeping room – classy, classic and comfortable. Signature fireplace is the handsome centerpiece. Rich wood paneling, beamed ceiling, hardwood floors, Tiffany-like ceiling fans, fancy bar, and oh so cozy leather enhances the scene and ambience. Chef’s kitchen is also drenched in rich woods and wood paneling offering an Old World feeling! Centerpiece here is the window over the sink reflecting your sensational point view! The top of the line refrigerator is hidden behind wood paneling. Counter tops are green granite. There is a smooth cooktop and wall ovens. The kitchen opens to the keeping room, a wonderful sunroom overlooking the lake and the uniquely beautiful balcony and patios. Imagine the joy of all of these beautiful gathering spaces, whether for your weekend getaway from the city or year-round residence! This would make a wonderful corporate, artist, writer or celebrity retreat! Endless possibilities await the discerning buyer or investor.
When it is time to retire for the evening, five sweetly secluded sleeping spaces await you, 4 of which are en suite. The master suite, where The Ritz-Carlton ambience surrounds you, is an elegant escape for the lady and gentleman of the house boasting lake and poolside views! The soaring,12' intricate wood ceiling is a work of art in design and craftsmanship – a Frank Lloyd Wright signature in his Prairie House movement. You will love the amazing built-ins for books and objet d’arts. The marble fireplace is gas burning and cozy on cool nights. The sunroom sitting room is perfect for relaxing and reveling in the idyllic setting and solitude. A door there opens to the stunning pool and pool house, just steps away for an evening swim or early morning coffee. The master bath is beyond luxurious and a space in which to be pampered. It is spacious and sleek with lavish tile floors and walls, two vanities, garden tub and walk-in over-sized shower. Glass block is used artistically. Chandeliers are classic elegance. There is a walk-in closet and ample storage for towels and sheets over the second vanity. The dazzling space opens to a beautiful walled courtyard garden. The guest suite on the main is charming and opens to a beautiful courtyard. It is one of the four en suite bedrooms in the home and features a romantic toile bath. Upstairs are the children or grandchildren’s suites. Two of the three charming upstairs bedrooms are en suite. One of which is the adorable children’s suite. It is a whimsical dreamland! There is an adjacent fifth bedroom for an au pair, if desired. The delightful second floor guest suite is a second master – spacious and offering gorgeous lake vistas!
Enjoy the finest in resort living at home. Imagine boating, swimming, fishing, entertaining, relaxing and daydreaming to your heart’s content. Check in for a lifetime of joy and memories! Since 1922, Highland Country Club has been an integral part of the LaGrange community, offering residents the perfect place for entertainment, business and sport. Experience the beauty of the historic Donald Ross-designed golf course, enjoy a match of tennis or take a dip in the pool.
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