Sitting furtively amidst a thicket of trees and set behind a handsomely landscaped front yard is this 6-bed, $3.8M Victorian. It hit the market for the first time in 25 years last September at an even $4M. With the exception of a partially finished basement, the hulking 8,700-square foot home is the epitome of move-in ready. The entryway, with its warm feel and decorative hardwood flooring, is a fitting prelude to the beauty that lies inside. The contemporary interiors, which abound with rich woodwork, manage to incorporate some classic accents like the antique chairs thrown in for good measure. We're especially fond of the spacious white kitchen complete with an island. And the zen-like backyard whips up some not-so-zen envy. Surrounded by dense foliage, it's an ideal place of repose— precisely what big money should buy.
·Listing: 2333 N. Cleveland [Baird & Warner]