Nestled in the quiet center of Jewel Park, this lovely Storybook Cottage was originally built in the late 1920's as part of the 211 acres purchased for the site of "Jewel Tea Co., Inc. Business-Home Community for Barrington". Amongst the winding neighborhood streets, this hidden gem is situated on an expansive corner lot, surrounded by mature specimen trees and enchanting gardens with many lovely varietals of perennial plantings. Once built for in-town country living, this delightful home offers the perfect blend of updates for today's lifestyle and character true to its original architecture! Many original features have been well maintained and preserved to include built-ins, gorgeous millwork, much of the original hardware and doors w/glass doorknobs, gorgeous divided light glass windows, and an impressive front door. The main level offers a galley kitchen w/breakfast nook updated with newer SS appliances & bar area with wine refrigerator, large dining room with charming window wall and views, living room with unique barreled ceiling and inviting wood-burning fireplace, large family room, full bath and a fabulous home office (or 5th bedroom option), and fabulous 3-season sunroom! The second level features a large Master Suite with sitting room and a 2nd home office/studio, NEW carpet & paint (2020), plus 2 bedrooms in tandem, and a 4th bedroom with adjoining full bath. OVER $40K IN RECENT UPDATES & IMPROVEMENTS include NEW boiler (2020), water heater (2018) newly refinished dark hardwood floors, fresh paint throughout most of interior (2020) & exterior (2020), NEW chimney cap & tuckpointing (2020), NEW windows (6-double hung) to be installed (2021), exterior basement door & garage door opener (2018), radon mitigation (2020), installed drain tile & replaced sewer line (2019), ejector pit and pump (2019), interior drain tile & waterproofing (2019) w/transferable warranty, water softener (2018), roof & gutters (2011). Pretty backyard with large patio and privacy fence (2016), flagstone walkway (2018), large basement with laundry, ample storage and exterior access. Tremendous location close to Citizen's Park with miles of beautiful nature trails, playground, park w/tennis courts & treehouse, Barrington's Blue Ribbon award winning Roslyn Road Elementary School, top notch Library & Park District, Metra station and downtown grocery, farmer's market & local shops, great coffee houses & eateries, and all of the charm the Village of Barrington and this home of historic significance has to offer! Quick close possible!