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Couple’s new home in Lindenhurst provides a peaceful retreat

 

Couple’s new home in Lindenhurst provides a peaceful retreat

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Couple’s new home in Lindenhurst provides a peaceful retreat
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August 24, 2012|By Leslie Mann, Special to the Tribune

After living in a nondescript subdivision, Kevin and Holli Boivin longed for a house in a picturesque setting. They found it at the Preserves at McDonald Woods in Lindenhurst.

Long-time residents remember this part of Lake County for its dairy farms run by Scottish immigrants. Farmers planted trees to provide shade for cows. Now mature trees surround the Boivins’ neighborhood, one of the last undeveloped parcels in town.

The 28-lot development is under construction by William Ryan Homes. Homesites circle a wetland, home to an army of bullfrogs that provides evening concerts, said Kevin Boivin. Next door is the McDonald Woods Forest Preserve, a pitstop for migratory birds.

At the end of a workday, the Boivins’ deck provides a peaceful, put-your-feet-up retreat. The couple’s two 10-year-old Akitas are equally content.

“The geese and the dogs have come to an understanding,” said Boivin. “The geese have the side yard, and the dogs have the backyard.”

Moving to their new house shortened Holli’s commute to her Lake Forest job as a manager for a pr…………… continues on Chicago Tribune

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