Oh Deer! A Fearfully Charming Stone Cottage For Sale

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Oh deer! I am afraid I found a fearfully charming stone cottage for sale filled with lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Well, I saw a cougar, not a tiger. It’s a stone cottage dream on the outside. Inside, I am not so sure.

If you’re an outdoorsman who likes taxidermy, this is the place for you to see.  Of course the stuffed deer, bear, and lion might not come with the home if you move in. There is a delightful side to this. Get this! In the backyard, there is a working train big enough for adults and little kids to ride in complete with real looking railroad crossings. Adorable! I hope the train comes with the house. This house keeps getting more and more interesting.

Look past the prying eyes, and this charming stone cottage for sale in River Forest, IL (a sought after suburb of Chicago) is actually extremely nice.

Oh Deer! A Fearfully Charming Stone Cottage for sale

It has an old world storybook look, The listing says it’s “over 6000 square feet plus has a 2 bedroom Coach House on the near acre of waterfalls. ” Wanna see the lion, cougar and bear?

River Forest IL house for sale has a stuffed bear insideBig enough area to house a bear!

River Forest IL house for sale 2The lion and that’s not all!

House in River Forest IL for sale has a lot of living space and a coach house. Unusual taxidermy collectionI think that is a bison head?  Look past the taxidermy and the brick fireplace is awesome. This could be a fantastic room. Is this too many deer antlers?…

Charming stone cottage in Lake Forest for sale that has a lot of taxidermy animals insideGuess not, plus a cougar. My husband likes to hunt so this will make him happy to see.

River Forest IL house for sale 3So far all the rooms are ginormous and fit for an African Safari gathering.

Sunroom in Lake Forest IL house for saleHere starts the charming part like the sunroom

Kitchen photo inside Lake Forest IL house for saleFull of character relaxed kitchen

Dining room photo inside charming stone cottage for sale in Lake Forest ILGreat bones with arched built-ins and french doors.

River Forest IL house for sale 4

House for sale in River Forest IL on Ashland Ave

Charming stone cottage for sale in River Forest IL on Ashland Ave

River Forest IL house for sale 5Unexpected railroad tracks to take a ride around the property on the train.

River Forest IL house for sale has train for adults and kids to ride onSaved the best for last! I am imaging fun parties and memories with this unusual train ride on the property.

The home also has a fur vault, sauna room, steam room, indoor whirlpool and butler pantries. See more photos of this charming stone cottage for sale on Coldwell Banker

Have a great day. Tomorrow is another Charming Home Story.

Sue - Housekaboodle

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  1. I love the train in the back yard, I might like to keep that especially for little kids, OMG they would love it, but the animals would scare me at night for sure.

  2. Ok this house is so very charming & lovely… but but those dead animals would so have to go if it was my home lol! Great tour Sue 🙂

  3. Next stop …the backyard and I’m sure the owners are taking their trophies with them somewhere. When I met my husband, his families cabin had a Moose head in the loft area that said husband was proud trophy owner of and it now hangs proudly in a specialty shop in Wisconsin.

  4. Oh my! I saw lions, cougars, and bears. I do love the family room and the sun room a lot so that makes up for the critters. It would be nice to have a butlers pantry too. You also gotta love a house that comes with it’s own train, albeit kinda small and it doesn’t go very far.

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