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I did a post on Jasper Sanfilippo’s Illinois house called “Place de la Musique” a couple of days ago and included aerial views of his son’s recently completed mega mansion down the street. I now found out that John Sanfilippo’s mansion was designed by Scholz Design, a leading custom home designer. The designer of the home named this model “Norwich Manor”.

The mansion has 27,000 square feet of living space (17,000 on first two floors, 10,000 basement). It has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a two story rotunda, 3 staircases, a huge turret, an elevator, a two story solarium, a home office, playroom, two terraces, 2 kitchens, 35′ 2-story library, family room, great room, and a master bedroom with exercise room and 2 massive closets.

Here is the letter that John wrote to Scholz Design to thank them for designing his dream home:

Dear Cam,

I wanted to send both you and Jas a big THANK YOU a long time ago for doing such a great job in helping my wife and I design our new home and also in working closely with us when needed during the construction process. The end result is nothing short of spectacular. Yourself, Jas, Ben, and everyone else at Scholz who worked on our project really took a personal interest in making our experience with Scholz a delight and should be very proud to work for such a professional organization.

During the whole design process, the easy-to-work together environment along with Jas’s creativity, (and a little of our own) allowed us to really create a well thought out floor plan with many unique architectural elements and the ability to really add some great details into the design as construction moved forward. The speed with which we were able to send ideas back-and-forth and to revise the plans during this stage was really amazing.

The Permit process stage was especially memorable when you Fedex’ed the 405 pages of calculations in duplicate, (810 pages total) along with a few other revisions so I could drop them off at the village to satisfy their last minute requests. The level of detail on the plans was remarkable and I think impressed even our zoning officer. During the construction process, the various people we worked with at Scholz were always pleasant and professional and very timely in answering any questions or changes that we needed.

Cam, you especially have always been a pleasure to speak to and to work with. You always made sure to follow up on all of the things that needed attention. I especially liked the various ideas you would send our way to inspire us.

I hope that you and/or Jas can make it out to see us sometime and get a first-hand look at the finished product. I would love to take you or Jas on a tour. We are just absolutely thrilled to live in this home. Please feel free to call or E-mail me if you will be in town or if you have any other inspirational ideas you would like to share with us. Thank you all again.