Date 02/23/2021

1223 Oak Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202

Single Family
Acre Lot
Courtesy: Baird & Warner
CB Today> Illinois> Evanston> 60202
Multiple Offers Received while in the PLN, we are under contract. Welcome to 1223 Oak, conveniently located in the Ridge Historic District. Originally built in 1892 for the builder and his family, this Queen Anne home is still appointed with lovely architectural details and the original hardware often found in grand historic homes. Updated and expanded extensively to meet the needs of today's buyer, this home maintains the authentic character with which it was designed. The current owners purchased the home in 2009, beginning a complete restoration of the vintage details. Just last summer, 2020, the exterior of the home was completing restored including rebuilding and repairing windows, replacing shakes as needed, repainting the wood exterior and Thoro-coating the stucco of both the home and garage. In addition, the welcoming front porch with swing was rebuilt including custom spindles to match the original architecture. As you enter through the original front door the new marble entry welcomes you home and leads you into the foyer with a classic Victorian staircase, curved wall and window. The first floor features 2 living spaces, a formal dining room with Thibaut Wallpaper, a remodeled full bath, window seats, cozy nooks and butler's pantry. Plus, exceptional designer lighting including a brass Jonathan Adler Meurice Chandelier and extra large Nelson Bubble Lamp. In early 2020, a down to the studs kitchen renovation expanded the space to include a 7' island and convenient access to both interior and exterior living space. The kitchen is classically appointed with a 6 burner Wolf range, gorgeous honed quartzite counters, classic white subway tile, statement Ayr cabinetry, in Hale Navy, a wine fridge, 2nd oven, antique bronze hardware and Circa lighting. A one-of-a-kind Marvin bi-fold door broadly opens the east side of the kitchen to the brand new TimberTech composite deck. In 2019, the owners expanded their living space into the walk-up 3rd floor, creating a primary retreat including a bedroom, office, bath and custom closet space. Built into the roofline, this space features volume ceilings with 5 new skylights, a spa bath - with wet-room including deep, freestanding soaking tub, plus rain shower head and polished brass fixtures from California Faucets. No design element was overlooked, including the exquisite tile from Daltile, marble double vanity and handmade light fixtures from Cedar and Moss. Also in 2019, two 2nd floor bedrooms were creatively connected with a gutted jack and jill bath, featuring a glass shower enclosure. The second floor is complete with 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a 3 season porch and an oversize linen closet - which could be converted to to a laundry room. The basement provides the convenience of a mudroom, laundry and amazing storage. There's so much beautiful detail to love here and fortunately the mechanicals are also newer, including 2 AC units and 1 high efficiency furnace (2019), the electric panel (2019), 1 high efficiency furnace (2017), tear off roof in 2009 and copper incoming water line. The corner fireplace has a new surround and hearth. It has never been used by the current owners as they consider it decorative. 1223 Oak sits on a deep lot with 2.5 car garage. This quiet cul-de-sac location is centrally located to vibrant downtown Evanston, the Dempster-Main mile, Larimer Park with basketball court, playground equipment and softball field. Easy Metra and El access and close proximity to all schools, YMCA, Lake Michigan and Northwestern University. Welcome home!
Single Family, 3+ Story
4 Full
Lake Michigan,Public
Public Sewer
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