This sprawling, custom built (original owner!), mid-century brick and stone ranch sits on a wooded 1.61 acres in the high desire College Neighborhood. With spansive front and back yards you will enjoy privacy while relaxing on your long covered front porch (which leads into the formal Foyer) and large paver back patio. Both offer views of mature trees and green spaces. The occasional deer who come to visit will remind you that you have the benefits of country living while being under an hour by car or nearby Metra to all the amenities of Chicago! You'll enjoy entertaining as much as day to day living with the very spacious formal Living and Dining Rooms plus huge eat-in Kitchen with loads of cabinets and counter space. The Living Room is bathed in natural light via a broad front and side windows and includes a wood burning fireplace. Adjacent to the Kitchen and joining the Living areas with the spacious Bedrooms is a generous Den also boasting a woodburning fireplace, built-in bookcases, freshly painted ceiling and serene backyard views. The 3rd Bedroom and main floor Bath ceiling are also recently painted. Full basement includes a newly updated full Bath and old Italian Kitchen with built-in bar and cabinets (no appliances) plus large storage room. New gutters and windows, but original 1950s solid doors (several pocket style). Two year new furnace, 5 year new A/C, and new roof in 2006. Water softener is included. 2 car attached garage with built-ins. Home has city sewer and a private well but you do have access to city pipes if you desire city water. Home is being sold as-is and will need some TLC and foundation repair. Update to your decor, build up and expand on the 1909 sq ft or, like many homes in this neighborhood, tear it down and build new on this fabulous lot. Top rated H-F Schools! Great Home! Great Location! Amazing Investment Opportunity!