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     is proud to present  . . .

For Sale by Owner
1516 West Shore Drive
Pekin, Illinois



Custom designed and constructed in 1962 by its current and only owner, this well-built Lake Arlann 4-bedroom, 3-bath, contemporary brick and glass ranch with full, finished, walk-out lower level includes the following:

Main Level with gently sloping cathedral ceilings throughout:

Spacious great room with ceiling-height full brick wrap-around, wood-burning and gas fireplace with 2-sided corner visibility; large picture windows; and sliding glass door to large rear deck with panoramic view of the yard and lake





* Dining area with glass and brass chandelier on a track so it can be moved to center over any length table; one drawer-plus-door built-in cabinet for storing items close by

* Eat-in kitchen with eating area, built-in desk with drawers and slide-out work surface, original solid wood custom-made cabinets, electric cooktop and wall oven, stainless exhaust hood, refrigerator, pantry closet, shuttered pass-through serving counter to dining area, 2 ceiling fans, and wonderful view of the lake while standing at the sink


* Master bedroom with sliding glass door to private, lattice-enclosed corner of rear deck, full wall of closet space, and ceiling fan/light. Great views, even when looking in the master bath mirror (second photo is reflected view in the mirror)! 



* Second bedroom with bi-fold closet doors
* Third bedroom with single-door closet
* Full master bath with shower, vanity, ceiling fan and great view of the lake
* Full hall bath with tub/shower, vanity, and recessed skylight to allow some daylight in an interior room. Both bathrooms have multiple lighting sources for different needs.
* Generous closet space in bedrooms, plus hall linen closet with laundry chute and large out-of-season clothes closet in the bedroom hall
* Large slate exterior covered entryway leading to wide double front doors (both open for easy moving of furniture and other large items in and out)



* Spacious slate interior foyer with unusually long, 4-door, sliding door coat closet

* Wide, outside rear deck, running full length of the house, with access from great room, master bedroom, and sidewalk area on right side of house

Lower Level:

* Large 2-section family room divided by ceiling-height, full brick, 2-sided, see-through, wood-burning and gas fireplace
* Solid-slate-top billiard table and accessories
* Storage closet under stairs
* Kitchenette with cabinets, bar sink, gas range/oven, microwave, side-by-side refrigerator, and bar cabinet with stools
* Fourth bedroom or office with sliding glass door to rear patio
* Full bath with shower and vanity
* Linen/storage closet in hall next to bath
* Huge utility/laundry/hobby/workshop room, semi-finished
* Electric washer and gas dryer; double laundry tub
* Outside patio the full length of the house

2-car attached garage with storage area overhead and door to covered front entryway next to front doors
* Automatic overhead door
* Exterior hose faucet in garage

Special Features:
Commercial-grade, low-slope roof; recoated 4/25/17
* Thermopane windows
* Solid steel I-beam construction on both levels

Beautiful views of Lake Arlann and the lovely wooded hills across the lake can be seen from the large picture windows and sliding glass doors across the back of the house on both levels. Being on the wide part of the lake offers more privacy from neighbors across the water than being on a narrow inlet. Upstairs the great room and master bedroom both have access to the wide and long upper deck, running the full width of the house. Downstairs the family room and fourth bedroom/office have sliding glass doors to access the rear patio beneath the upper deck, which also runs the full width of the house. 

The property has been extensively landscaped with numerous garden areas with sculptures, statues, and benches; rock and concrete terrace work with concrete steps going down both sides of the house to the rear patio; terraced rock planting wall; another patio area with pergola by the lake wall; and even a romantic oriental garden bridge!





Additional Information:

   Foyer  19 x 4
   Great room  20 x 18
   Adjacent dining area  9 x 8
   Eat-in-kitchen  9 x 8 plus 11 x 8
   Master bedroom  16 x 10
   Second bedroom  12 x 10
   Third bedroom  10 x 9
   Family room  20 x 17 plus 16 x 15
   Kitchenette  8 x 5
   Fourth bedroom/office  12 x 10
   Utility/laundry/hobby/work room  33 x 15
   Upper level wood deck  53 x 10
   Lower level patio  53 x 11

Main level:  1,517 sq. ft.
Both levels: 3,034 sq. ft.
Lot size:  70 x 129 ft. (9,030 sq. ft.)
Heating: Gas/hot water baseboard heat with new boiler in November 2014; plus second forced hot air system, new in 2013 as part of new air conditioning system.
Cooling: Central air conditioning, new in 2013
               Ceiling fans: 2 in kitchen; 1 in master bedroom; 1 in master bath
Hot water:  Gas
Water:  Public
Sewer:  Private septic system
Homeowners’ Association Dues: $60 per year
Taxes 2016: $4,149.08

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1516 West Shore Drive

Pekin, Illinois


A truly wonderful home, great for entertaining family and friends!








For more information,

Lower level family room fireplace

Family room bar area

Kitchenette next to bar

3-level side area

Gardens of Arlann

The designer/gardener and builder!


Some history:

The lot in 1959

It begins!