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This Highland Park hip pocket listing has comfortable luxury down pat

This Highland Park hip pocket listing has comfortable luxury down pat

4409 Arcady Ave
This 2006 home at 4409 Arcady Ave., built by Sharif & Munir, will soon be listed for $4,475,000. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
The grand staircase in the foyer is flanked by a formal dining room on one side and a stately living area and library on the other. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
A formal dining room to host massive dinner parties. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
This regal library is the perfect place to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
The open family room and kitchen look out onto the backyard and motor court. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
There's plenty of room for family dinners in the kitchen. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
The kitchen is a chef's dream, with Wolf appliances, two sinks, a walk-in pantry and a butler's pantry that connects to the formal dining room and wine room. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
The master was completely redone when the current owners bought the home. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
The master bathroom features his-and-hers vanities with Carrara marble, glam lighting and a deep soaker tub. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
Natural light spills into the master bathroom. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
Every inch of this home was carefully thought-out. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
Here's how you squeeze in a workout before the kids wake up. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
This quiet, modern office is conducive to productivity. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
Your guests may never want to leave this bedroom, which is one of five. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
There are seven full and two half bathrooms. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
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The outdoor area boasts a fireplace and a comfy sitting area. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
Bonick Landscaping designed a fantastic pool. Photo courtesy of Shoot2Sell
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave
4409 Arcady Ave

A fabulous Highland Park abode is about to hit the market for $4,475,000, but we got a sneak peek at this hip pocket listing before it goes into MLS. Built by Sharif & Munir in 2006, the home at 4409 Arcady Ave. thoroughly explains how the other half lives.

Located less than a mile from Highland Park Village, this 8,754-square-foot beauty boasts five bedrooms, seven full and two half baths, two-car garage, motor court, workout room, wine room, and study. When the current owners purchased the home, in addition to myriad cosmetic updates, they created a master bedroom retreat and added a pool by Bonick Landscaping to complete the outdoor oasis.

"I love how they transformed the family room by taking the natural wood paneling on the walls and painting it white," says listing agent Kari Kloewer. "This is a very happy home that they love to open up to their friends and family to celebrate fun occasions."

A grand foyer has an equally grand staircase, flanked by the formal dining area on one side and the library on the other. The kitchen is a chef's dream, with Wolf appliances, marble countertops, walk-in pantry and butler's pantry; the latter connects to the dining room and wine rooms. An open floorplan encourages family interaction and provides a luxurious yet comfortable backdrop for entertaining.

The current homeowners have displayed American flags throughout the home, perhaps as a reminder of the American dream, fulfilled.