126 Nantucket Lane, Barrington
Lou Werd was one of the Barrington area’s most respected and reputable builders. With a good eye for detail and craftsmanship, Lou created quality, solid homes, such as this fine example, on the market for the first time ever.
Built in 1975 high on a 1 1/4 acre lot at the end of a cul-de-sac across from Deer Grove Forest Preserve, 126 Nantucket Lane is a beautiful center-entry traditional home constructed entirely of classic Chicago Common brick with decorative half-timbering in the English Tudor style.
The home originally featured 4 nicely-sized bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, a large formal living room, formal dining room, large family room with matching brick fireplace and beamed ceiling, a wet bar, an eat-in kitchen, spacious laundry room and a side-load garage.
Over the years, the home was expanded and updated several times by its one and only owners. First, a beautiful 3-season sunroom was added to the back of the home, with warm, natural materials such as the ceiling beams and wood decking, and the reclaimed European terra cotta hex tiles, each with its own unique coloring and character.
Next, the original garage was converted to a wood-working shop, with utility sink and extra electrical service, and a new garage was built to the side. Above the former and new garages, a large bonus 2nd floor space was added, including a large recreation room with deep closets for A/V equipment and media storage, plus a separate Billiards area, surrounded by many windows letting in dappled light from the mature trees that surround the home.
The kitchen and bathrooms were remodeled next with Bertch cabinetry and custom tile work.
In 2008, a new tear-off roof was installed with architectural shingles, and in 2010 the home was updated with all new Pella windows.
Finally in 2015, the kitchen was updated with lovely granite counters, all new stainless appliances, new and added lighting, and new plumbing fixtures and cabinet hardware. Many rooms were also freshly painted so that the home is move-in ready for its next happy owners.
Outside, the yard has been meticulously landscaped, professionally, and has many beautiful features, such as a fenced vegetable garden, multi-level deck surrounding the home on two sides, custom-made gates leading off of brick walkways, a large tranquil fountain, garden pavilion and matching toolshed.
The home, now encompassing around 4,400 square feet, features three-zone HVAC (main level, upstairs bedrooms and upstairs rec room / Billiards areas), 200+ amp electrical service and a partial basement plus additional crawl space for plenty of storage.
This home offers so much – quality construction, beautiful materials and details (including all hardwood floors under the bedroom carpeting!), privacy, natural beauty, and much more – and all just a few short minutes each from downtown Barrington, the Metra rail, Deer Park shopping & restaurants and Rte. 53.