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Newest homes for sale in Oak Park and surrounding suburbs

3 Beds 3 Baths MRD11738927 MLS NEW Status
***Multiple offers received. HIGHEST and BEST by 8pm SUN MARCH 19*** Classic Four-Square with modern updates throughout. Everything in this home has been replaced or improved since the homeowners bought it 17 years ago. You'll find a spacious living room as you enter the home and the open concept kitchen with peninsula and seating area is perfect for entertaining. There's a large mudroom near the back door to the patio where you can leave your dirty shoes after a day of gardening. A powder room completes the main level. Upstairs you'll find a large primary bedroom with a WALK IN closet, another large bedroom with lots of window and a smaller bedroom connected to a tandem room, perfect for a private space for studying or working. The main bathroom on this floor is not the only full bathroom. The walkout basement is fully finished, with new carpet installed November 2022. There's space for a big couch as well as an area to exercise. The laundry room has been updated and the W/D are less than 3-years old. The spacious bathroom in the basement has a huge shower. Most windows have been replaced while others are older, but not original, with the exception of the gorgeous stain glass in living room. You will feel the cool air in the summer coming from the central air system throughout the home. Large backyard with garden beds and multiple trees. Two-car garage. Radon mitigation system, sump-pump and ejector pit already in place. Roof from 2016. Electrical, plumbing, have also been replaced by the homeowners. All the necessary and expensive upgrades have been taken care of! Walking distance to Harrison Street Arts District, Longfellow Park, Maze Library, Rehm Pool and CTA blue line. Easy access to 290 expressway. Truly a wonderful turn-key home!

734 Highland Avenue, Oak Park

3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11737861 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to Elmwood Park, one of chicago's most well known & historic suburbs. Enjoy luxurious living in this completely rehabbed 3bd 2ba property with 2-car Garage, and nothing but high quality finishes throughout. Nature's sun welcomes you in as northern and western light dance together on the glowing cherry-oak wood. Anchored by a gorgeous custom wood burning fireplace covered in massive tile - marbling subtle hues of warm golds, blues, and grays, The living area gives calmness to all those that gather. Fireplace comes pre-equipped for TV mounting and hookup if desired. A seamless transition to the dining space; A captivating Metropolitan Chandelier centers the room, ready to host fine dining with wonderful people. Just off the living area, 2 generous sized bedrooms astride the main level bathroom with embracingly warm floor to ceiling tile. Step into the kitchen where you'll find full LG stainless steel appliances, ruvati 16ga single base sink, and space gray quartz counters that hug the room showing soft white veins. A dedicated multi-use coffee bar / liquor nook accompanies the massive fridge. Bright and Inviting sunroom just off the kitchen leads to the back porch and large back backyard! Upstairs, the spacious primary retreat features vaulted style ceilings, built-in closet, an en-suite bathroom furnished with an enclosed toilet, walk-in shower, and a dedicated area for linen and toiletry storage. A multi-purpose area on the opposite end of the suite could serve as an office, closet space, sitting area, or baby room! Full, unfinished Basement is ready for your imagination and immediate equity gain! Nestled in the heart of Elmwood Park, 2217 N. 74th was built in 1936; A staple property as this home boasts a classic bungalow style, laced with a chicago brick facade. Less than a block away from the Metra- across the street from the Village circle, and a few min away from EP's well known restaurant dining, cafes, bars, and shops- This is one you do not want to miss!

2217 N 74Th Court, Elmwood Park

3 Beds 3 Baths MRD11739126 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to this updated 3 bedroom 2.5 bath house with lots of light and large rooms. Enter this home through a large foyer with coat closet and pretty powder room. Coved ceilings and a wood burning fireplace highlight the gracious living room with french doors. The dining room with crown molding is perfect for large gatherings. The updated kitchen has stainless steel appliances, storage, and extra counter space for meal prep and/or breakfast bar. The adjacent sunroom overlooking the fenced yard makes a great office or cozy first floor family room. Dine or relax in the bright 3 season porch with jalousie-style windows adjacent to the outdoor concrete patio. This first floor flows well, with spaces to gather, and room enough to separate. Upstairs there are three large corner bedrooms with windows on two sides. The primary bedroom also has french doors with a Juliette balcony. Each has a spacious closet or two. There is also an updated full bath. In addition to laundry and storage, the finished basement with full bath has flexible space for gym or home office, game or playroom -though the art deco wet bar area should belong to the adults. A big 2 car garage, built in 2010, is great--- plus there is a two car parking pad. Most windows are newer and energy efficient. Other notable updates: Furnace 2022; bathrooms 2020, refrigerator and microwave 2022. Close to transportation, shopping, and dining.

1232 N Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park

5 Beds 5 Baths MRD11724474 MLS NEW Status
This Riverside Colonial is the pinnacle of luxury homes! Every inch of this property has been crafted to perfection, with impeccable attention to detail. The charming finishes throughout are sure to impress from the custom woodwork and beautiful oak floors that run throughout the main level to the pocket doors and high ceilings. Enter into your bright and spacious home - enjoy your full living room, separate dining room, first floor office, and LARGE chef's kitchen featuring Subzero fridge, Wolf double oven, warming drawer, huge center island, coffee bar, and wet bar. Plus there's enough room for an eat-in table and chairs. The kitchen opens up directly to your large, yet still cozy family room. And that's just the first level. 162 Akenside is complete with a full finished basement and full finished 3rd level, this home is as spacious as it is beautiful. With over 6000 square feet of finished living space throughout the four levels, 162 provides ample room for the whole family. This 5 BD/4.5 BA home features not one, but three fireplaces located in the living room, family room, and Primary bedroom. Primary bedroom is an amazing oasis with spa-like en suite bathroom and large walk-in-closet. 3 additional bedrooms located on 2nd level and the 5th bedroom space is located on the 3rd level. Perfect for guests, Au Pair, or in laws! Such a versatile space- it could be used as another living/family room hangout space, playroom, or a second work-from-home office. So many options. Not only is the home stunning, but the location is unbeatable. Situated on a generously sized lot. You have several private outdoor spaces to enjoy here. From front porch to back decks, patio, and balcony. Bonus Location points, 162 Akenside is within walking distance to everything Riverside has to offer: from its bustling downtown area, to the Metra, to elite schools & the local library. With so much to offer, you'll want to call this Riverside Colonial "yours" from the moment you step inside - Welcome Home!

162 Akenside Road, Riverside

4 Beds 3 Baths MRD11738439 MLS NEW Status
Complete gut rehab in 2022 w/ top-of-the-line finishes throughout! This spectacular brick octagon bungalow home sitting on double lot shows like new and features an open-concept layout highlighted by quality hardwood flooring, white interior trim and doors, incredible craftsmanship and attention to details throughout! Home has impressive elements for a comfortable, energy-efficient and modern lifestyle. Spacious living room that opens to the dining room and leads to the impressive kitchen with sleek 42" white shaker cabinetry paired with quarts countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a functional eating bar. The kitchen opens up to a spacious rear family room with an electric fireplace and sliding doors that lead to the outdoor deck that makes this an incredible space for entertaining! Opening the sliding doors to the deck to elongate the space by combining indoor and outdoor living into one vast area. This home features a total of five bedrooms, three full bathrooms with Bluetooth connectivity in every bathroom. Stunning iron rail staircase leads to the upstairs bedrooms, hall bathroom, sitting area and a Master bedroom with walk-in closet. The sunny Basement offers plenty of living space with Family-sized recreation room, for entertaining and additional bedroom, full bath, laundry room and a separate exterior entry that's a perfect in-law arrangement. This property offers energy efficient LED lighting, windows, and appliances. The basement features 2 sump pumps, one used for the Drain tile system and the 2nd for the flood control system. The extra-large yard is perfect for kids and pets and the large deck area provides the perfect spot to sit, barbecue and entertain guests. Peaceful fully fenced in large back yard, concrete walkway and oversized 2 1/2 car garage completes the package! The lot also has room to build a second garage add a pool or can be used for additional parking. The location is prime and walking distance to pool, library, community center and Elmwood Park Elementary and Elmwood Park High School. Near the Oak Park Country Club and within walking distance to the Metra station for a quick commute into the city. Nothing to do but move in!! The ideal lifestyle awaits!

2421 N 76Th Court, Elmwood Park

3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11738384 MLS NEW Status
Open tonight, Thursday 5-7pm. Your search has ended! Updated with quality finishes and details. Almost 2400 sq ft of finished living space. Before evening entering, the quality is evident - stamped concrete walkway, stamped concrete front porch, paver landscape edging and fresh mulch installed just days ago. Windows even just professionally-cleaned! Foyer with hardwood flooring and its own coat closet. The oak hardwood flooring continues into the living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway and all 3 main floor bedrooms. Living room with great natural daylight, recessed lighting for evening, custom reclaimed wood accent wall with wall sconces and ceiling junction box for a light fixture or ceiling fan. Dining room with ample space for a table and chairs or the removable bar/counter area. Chef's kitchen that looks out to the gorgeous back yard oasis with 42" upper cabinets, granite counters, tile backsplash and stainless appliances. Pantry for kitchen/dining room storage. Primary bedroom with reclaimed wood accent ceiling and recessed lighting. Full hall bath with floating vanity and porcelain floor and tub/shower surround. 2 additional spacious bedrooms. Generous closet space in all bedrooms. Ceiling fans with lights in all 3 main floor bedrooms. Head down the wide staircase to the full, finished basement and you'll find a custom-built linear stone TV wall in the huge family room. 4th bedroom is currently utilized as a den/wine area. Full bath in basement with oversized shower with porcelain flooring, shower surround and shower floor. Game/study area. Large laundry room with front-load, high-efficiency washer and dryer and laundry sink. Spotless and fresh mechanical/storage area. Overhead sewers with exterior main waste line replaced last year by Village of Elmwood Park. Battery backup sump pump for additional safety. Perhaps the best has been saved for last. Head out the back door off of the kitchen to find a back yard that rivals the finest in the area but likely sets the bar. The stamped concrete from the front of the home continues to the fenced rear yard with a huge patio with built-in up-lighting. Custom-built-in grill/cooking area. Covered patio area with permanent shingled awning. Wood burning fireplace adjacent to covered patio area. No lawn to ever cut again in the back yard with professionally-installed and self-draining artificial turf system. Newer maintenance-free vinyl privacy fence. Newer heated 2-car garage with gas line and electrical sub-panel. Additional roll-up door on side of garage by covered patio area for expanded outdoor entertaining. Newer concrete driveway. Oversized 50' wide corner lot. Make this house that has been immaculately maintained and thoughtfully updated your next home for years to come before it is gone.

2201 N 76Th Court, Elmwood Park

6 Beds 3 Baths MRD11736322 MLS NEW Status
Classic 4 bedroom Forest Park stunner with a twist! This home is also a legal non-conforming 2-flat. Multigenerational living or rental/investment - opportunities abound. Enter through the vintage front door into the corridor and be met by original maple hardwood floors which continue throughout the home. Gather in the living room and take in the high ceilings, rich millwork and character. The dining room boasts a beautiful original built-in, a perfect backdrop for entertaining/dinner parties. The spacious kitchen is any cook's dream; miles of granite countertops, plenty of cabinet space, even room to add a floating island or breakfast nook if you wanted. Enjoy the seasons in the Florida/sunroom! When you're ready for rest, choose any of the three main level bedrooms, they offer ample space, original millwork and hardware, and are ready for your customizations. The upstairs loft area is the perfect retreat; make it your primary bedroom, guest suite, or secondary lounge area; endless options! The basement offers an additional 850sq ft of space and has a 2 bed/1bath walkout unit. The oversized lot features a 2 car garage and tons of green space. This home is close to it all, transportation, parks, and all that downtown Forest Park has to offer. Property being sold AS-IS and all village code updates will be buyers responsibility. Egress windows need to be added to basement unit bedroom in order to be compliant with village code as a 2 flat.

1125 Beloit Avenue, Forest Park

4 Beds 5 Baths MRD11735418 MLS ACTIVE Status
Look no further than this exquisite fully remodeled 5 bedroom/4.5 bath Cape Cod located in the beautiful Village of Elmwood Park. Walk in to find stunning solid hardwood ash floors seen throughout the house with an open floor plan on the first floor. The sun pours into your living room/dining room through your beautiful, oversized casement windows that are also seen throughout the house. Get ready to entertain your friends and family in this chef inspired kitchen which includes, white solid wood shaker style cabinets, top of the line Z line kitchen appliances (Stainless steel refrigerator, 48" stove with double oven, 48" hood, dishwasher, microwave) and a beautiful 12-foot island perfect for a buffet line. The first floor includes a half bath for your guest and a bedroom with an ensuite and a sliding door that provides access to the enormous newly built deck. The spa like ensuite bath is luxurious with beautiful, polished porcelain black tile and a walk-in shower that you will adore. Walk upstairs to find a brand new addition with an incredible master ensuite, which includes a huge walk-in closet and another spa-like stunning bathroom with polished porcelain tile, double vanity, oversized walk-in shower and a skylight window. On the same floor you will find 2 additional bedrooms and another gorgeous full bathroom. Do not worry about having to walk down to the basement to get your laundry done because you have access to your new Lg washer and dryer tower on the same floor. Control your heating and cooling with your brand new dual hvac and never run out of hot water with your new tankless water heater. Walk down to the basement to find another bedroom and another lovely full bathroom, stunning wood looking porcelain tile throughout the basement, and another LG Turbo washer and dryer. You have access to your landscaped backyard as well from the basement. Walk outside and find your beautiful, oversized shaded deck, which was built with privacy in mind, new sod front and back, new concrete all around the entire home, including the sidewalk. A brand-new cedar wood and metal fence for more privacy. Nothing was left untouched in this elegant home it has it all, new plumbing, electrical, roof, insulation, 2 car garage and so much more. All work done with plans and permits and inspected and passed by the Elmwood Park code enforcement inspectors. You will not be disappointed. Take a look, and you will fall in love.

7912 W Altgeld Street, Elmwood Park

1 Beds 1 Baths MRD11732268 MLS ACTIVE Status
Awesome gut rehabbed unit in a great building is now up for sale, the finishing touches are still being put on it this week so we are only sharing a few photos to give you an idea. We can not show it before that as the crew is wrapping up! The unit boasts new light gray floors and a neutral complimentary fresh paint. The kitchen has been extended out of the traditional galley area to give you more space and storage options with new white slow-close cabinets and fabulous sparkle white quartz countertops. Stainless steel appliances. The bathroom has been customized with a glass enclosure shower and new tile throughout and all new amenities including a mirrored medicine cabinet and trending bright lighting as well as a new fan system. There is a large closet outside the bathroom as well as a huge wall of closets inside the bedroom along with a coat closet upfront upon entry. Beautiful new lighting throughout. The bedroom is a great size for lots of options and the main room is set up perfectly as one grand room leaving you with endless design options. There is also a balcony off the living room with enough space for a bistro set up for your morning coffee and plants or flowers as you wish. The unit also comes with storage locker and an assigned parking spot (#1) which is ideal on the end for anyone with a larger car. The building is impeccably maintained with an active and responsive board, super friendly neighbors, and an amazing management company which is a huge benefit. And let's talk LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Right on the corner of Madison at the start of adorable downtown Forest Park, you have walking access to all sorts of restaurants and shopping. Close by is also downtown Oak Park with more amazing things to do as well as lots of parks and pathways as well as other fun stuff close by like the Brookfield Zoo, Garfield Park Conservatory, Forest Park Aquatic center, The Trailside Museum of Natural History, the dog park, the Forest Park Community Garden, Washington Commons gardens, and many forest preserves.

315 Des Plaines Avenue Unit #203, Forest Park

4 Beds 4 Baths MRD11729955 MLS RE-ACTIVATED Status
Do not miss this opportunity to own a piece of history. This stunning Victorian home will melt your heart. Walk up the wide staircase to the quaint front porch and you will find the charming front door with stained glass windows. As you enter the home you will fall in love with all the charm. There are several stained-glass windows as well as light fixtures. The beautiful millwork on the staircase, baseboards, and around the doors is beautiful. Gleaming hardwood floors on the first 2 floors. In the front of the home, you will find a quaint sunroom, use this space as an office or relax in the morning with a cup of coffee. The living room/dining room are great entertaining spaces with lots of natural light. The family room area is perfect off the kitchen to mingle with your guests as you are cooking. The nicely updated kitchen includes all stainless-steel appliances, and granite counter tops with enough space for a kitchen table. The first-floor powder room is a fun splash of color with the raised bowl. The second floor features the same beautiful hardwood floors and 2 full baths. The primary en-suite includes a walk-in closet and private bathroom. The 2 additional bedrooms are generous in size and share a wonderful hall bath with a tub/shower combination. Make your way to the 3rd floor where you will find another en-suite bedroom with additional full bath. Make this space a guest room, 2nd office, kids play area or turn it into your primary bedroom for a little extra space. The unfinished basement offers tons of storage. The lovely fenced in backyard is perfect for entertaining. Includes a deck and some greenspace. The 2-car detached garage is perfect for your cars, and there is even an extra parking space adjacent to the garage. Come see for yourself how amazing this home is and make it your own! Great location, close to shopping, dining, and transportation.

608 S Scoville Avenue, Oak Park

5 Beds 5 Baths MRD11725048 MLS ACTIVE Status
Rarely available. Stunning, 6,000 sf, custom-built home in premiere River Forest location! Designed with uncompromising quality and elegance for today's modern family. Gracious entryway greets you with a gorgeous wood and wrought iron staircase, private living room/office, and formal dining room. Perfect for entertaining, the well-appointed kitchen is a chef's dream with a walk-in pantry, desk area, butler's pantry with wine cooler, and breakfast area. Expansive light-filled family room includes a soaring ceiling with wood burning fireplace overlooking the beautiful fully fenced backyard. 1st floor bedroom, full bath, and mudroom complete this floor. Bright and airy 2nd floor includes 4 large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and 3 full bathrooms, all with heated floors. The primary bedroom has a walk-in closet and ensuite bath with jacuzzi, separate luxury steam shower with rainshower, and body sprays. 2nd bedroom has ensuite bath, while the 3rd and 4th bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath. Laundry room is conveniently located on 2nd floor, and your family will love the enormous finished basement with open concept game room, movie room with fireplace, wet bar, wine cellar, full bath, and plenty of storage space. Hardwood floors, meticulously crafted molding, central vacuum, sprinkler system, and built-in audio system throughout. Attached heated 3 car garage. Too many features to list - MUST SEE!! *Furnishings negotiable

831 Park Avenue, River Forest

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