Amazing opportunity to live in the serene North Shore enclave of historic Fort Sheridan, nestled along Lake Michigan! 678 Lyster Road provides a rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful historic residence. Designed by Holibird and Roche, renowned architects in the 1890's, the townhome is part of a building that originally served as a horse stable. The building's special nature is seen in the care the developer took to retain the historical features of the building by using original bricks and recreating the original design, while giving the units a modern design and contemporary flair. Brick arched windows, solid wood door, low E windows, oak hardwood floors throughout, 10 foot vaulted ceilings on the first and second floor and a private and spacious 2 car heated garage with custom storage are just a few of the features. A versatile open design emphasizes space optimization, allowing you to transform your living space to fit your lifestyle. Choose whether you want to create unrestricted flow for entertaining large groups or form cozy spaces for curling up by the fireplace, reading your favorite book or relaxing with friends. The spacious and open kitchen enables a festive mood where conversation and laughter abound as you create your favorite dishes. Reach for your favorite bottle of wine in the custom rack as you create cooking memories in a custom kitchen designed by Studio 41, complete with 42 inch cabinets, granite countertops, updated stainless appliances, large working space, and breakfast bar. Immediately outside your front door is an intimate, stone paved patio overlooking the garden and yard, a perfect place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee as you are serenaded by the chirping of birds. Never replace a propane tank again after you connect your grill to the built-in gas line to complete your outdoor living experience. Relax and unwind in the beautiful primary bedroom retreat featuring a vaulted ceiling. The primary bath has a glass-paneled shower, soaking tub and dual sink vanity. There are three additional large bedrooms on the second floor. The fourth bedroom, which features vaulted ceiling, custom built in cabinets and custom enclosure with sound deafening glass, can also serve as a private family room or home office. Fort Sheridan is surrounded by 250 acres of forest preserves and trails. Enjoy the serenity of peaceful open spaces as you walk down to the Lake Michigan beach via a wooded ravine path, one block from your home. Quick access to three Metra stations and scenic Sheridan Road. Walking distance to the trendy downtown Highwood restaurant district, shops, festivals and farmers market. Four neighborhood playgrounds, one at the end of the block, ideal for entertaining the little ones! The perfect home designed for easy living. Don't miss this true gem! Welcome home!