I recently wrapped up the inspections on this beautiful home for a globetrotting couple who recently relocated from Switzerland to Chicago to continue their professional work at the University of Chicago. The home is located on the banks of the Galien River in a little known, exclusive part of New Buffalo called The Preserve. It is a gated community with extraordinary amounts of peace, privacy, and community shared amenities.
This is how the seller's agent described the property:
Life is but a dream in your very private, light-filled, 5000 sf house with 216 feet of Galien River footage at the exact bend in the river where there are the most magnificent year round views of the water, the surrounding acres of land, exquisite landscaping and the abundant natural vegetation and wildlife. The house's thoughtful design with a flexible floor plan and attention to custom details allows for supreme comfort and a variety of lifestyles for second home use or full time residency. Expansive windows, wood floors, use of marble, stone and tile, 3 fireplaces, built-ins, charming nooks and crannies, and extra storage enhance the ease of everyday life as well as the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the home. The first floor has a heart of the household kitchen opening to the family room and bayed window porch, MBR suite, a study (or 6th bedroom), DR, and a sweeping deck also riverside.

The lower level opens to a large terrace on the river and has 2 bedrooms, a rec. room, and exercise room. Two additional bedrooms are on the second floor.A winding path from the house leads to the nautical style boat house built for sports and boating equipment and with a studio/lookout tower at treetop height. For further recreation, there is the association tennis court, swimming pool and boat launch.Enjoy the sounds of silence broken only by the sounds of nature: the leaves rustling, the river rippling, a fishing line being cast, the birds chirping, and your kayak paddle slapping the water. Welcome to The Preserve, a gated community in the heart of New Buffalo, where you can be at home with nature inside and outside in a unique sanctuary providing a private, restorative, nurturing environment only 70 miles from downtown Chicago.
It doesn't matter if your work takes you around the globe, or you just retired and want to escape from Illinois like everyone else, please contact me for a fresh approach to buying real estate. You will have an agent without the conflict of interest you will find with most other brokers. Why?  The chances are very good that your agent will have a list of homes they have been hired to sell, regardless if any of those homes are right for you. That will not happen when you work with me. I will provide all the info you need to make a smart investment, whithout trying to sell you anything. Contact me and see why so many of my clients say the nicest things. Paul Zubrys