Homes with History: Updated Victorian in Highland Park, Ill.

With a newly renovated interior, this 11,210-square-foot Victorian home in Highland Park, Ill., is proof that a historic house can live in harmony with today's technology and comforts. Crown molding, rich hardwood floors and sash windows all nod to the home's past, while new finishes, furniture and an audio/video system bring it into the present.

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Photo By: @ properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @ properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @ properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @ properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @ properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @ properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: @ properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Preserved Victorian in Highland Park, Ill.

Established as a city back in 1869, Highland Park, Ill., is home to a vibrant shopping district, the oldest outdoor music festival in the U.S., gems by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and this wonderfully preserved Victorian. With high-tech upgrades across the interior, the home blends history with modern comfort.

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Charming Wrap-Around Porch

A wrap-around porch adds to the home's charm and gives the owners a space to enjoy views of the lake. The 11,210-square-foot property also boasts four floors, eighteen rooms, seven baths and over $5 million in upgrades.

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Elegant Sitting Room With Tufted Sofas

Tufted velvet sofas, a crystal chandelier and a fireplace with crown molding help this sitting room feel especially elegant. A soft area rug centers the space, while a glass coffee table keeps drinks within reach.

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Bright White, Open-Concept Kitchen

White walls, stainless appliances and granite and Carrara marble counters give this kitchen some serious shine. Herringbone floors ground the space, while a large island with four stools creates a little breakfast bar.
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Velvet Details in Breakfast Nook

The kitchen's herringbone floors extend into the breakfast nook, making the two spaces feel cohesive. With a gray velvet banquette and three matching dining chairs, this side of the room is cozy yet sophisticated.
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Traditional Dining Room With a Twist

Traditional wood walls, molding, a fireplace and floors get an update with chic chandeliers and a contemporary dining table. Eight gray velvet chairs make room for friends and speak to those in the kitchen.
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Stylish Contemporary Living Space

Like other suites across the home, this living space comes with custom drapery. Walls of windows highlight the lake views outside, while a tufted sectional invites the owners to stretch out and unwind.
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Deluxe Home Movie Theater

Downstairs, the owners have access to their own wine cellar, gym, rec room and even a home movie theater. Movie posters set the tone and black leather armchairs provide comfortable seating.
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