For the discriminating buyer who appreciates top quality and craftsmanship, this masterfully restored home, gutted to the exterior walls, has been rebuilt with meticulous detail - better than new construction! Originally built by renowned architect George Maher for his mother in the late 1890's; recently restored for today's modern lifestyle with timeless decor. The three-season front sunroom welcomes you to an expansive foyer with wide staircase, cozy office nook and powder room. The hub of the home is a wide open kitchen, created with high-end appliances (Wolf stove/SubZero fridge, Viking convection/microwave) custom cabinetry with lighting, a walk-in pantry/mud room; open eat-in area featuring an enormous island with seating for at least six! This area flows into the dining and family rooms, an exterior deck, elegant living room with rebuilt gas fireplace; 11' ceilings throughout; stereo speakers in most rooms including sunroom and backyard. High ticket rehab updates include creation of 2nd floor laundry room, 99% window replacement, drywall/trim, piping, 3-piece moldings; new wiring/250 amp electric, zoned Space-pac A/C, new mechanicals and plumbing, high efficiency boiler, whole house humidifier, rebuilt fireplaces/chimney, all exterior walls insulated, asbestos removal and so much more! The sunny family room open to eat-in area has extensive windows with views of the meticulously landscaped yard with exotic perennials, and a built-in outdoor grill at the garage. The spacious master suite features rebuilt gas lot fireplace, ensuite master bath with Japanese soaking tub, steam shower, heated floor, walk-in closet. Convenient second floor laundry room with window and great working space. Bedroom #2 features skylights, beams, vaulted ceiling, and a fun loft. The third floor is its own private getaway with the 4th bedroom and its own full bath, plus treetop views of the neighborhood, and a bonus cedar walk-in closet. The basement recreation room, also with new windows looking out on to the back yard and a new half bath. Enjoy wine tastings in the custom built temperature controlled wine room! And don't miss the expansive workroom, ideal for any sized project. Located on a lovely, prime street in EAST Wilmette so very close to Gillson Park/Beach and dog beach; blocks from both CTA EL train and Metra train stations, Central School, St. Francis School, downtown Wilmette. An enchanting house filled with charm and high quality detail - make it your forever home!