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I'm Laurie Christofano, and I’m not your garden-variety Realtor. Think of me as a real estate guide with a supercomputer brain, thanks to a background in Biology and Chemistry (yes, I intended to become a doctor!). I've spent the last 16 years turning the complex world of buying and selling homes into something my clients can not only understand, but actually enjoy!

I’m a firm believer in quick thinking and even quicker acting. If you're buying, I'll have us touring or video-walking through homes faster than you can say "new paint smell". And for sellers, I’m your trusted referee in the exciting, sometimes wild, world of bidding wars.

And here's a little secret - I’m a tech wizard. I love using technology to give my clients the upper hand. Sellers get top-tier marketing exposure, and buyers receive real-time alerts from the deepest corners of the listing universe. Plus, I'm pretty good at playing nice in the sandbox with other agents, which makes a world of difference when offers start competing.

But what makes me truly unique? I’m not just working in Oak Park and its cozy neighboring suburbs - I’m living it, breathing it, loving it. From supporting local causes like New Moms and Beyond Hunger to sampling every local restaurant (someone’s got to do it!), my passion for our community is as real as it gets.

Most importantly, I’m in the business of making dreams come true. Many of my clients have found their dream homes even before those homes hit the public radar. Because for me, being a Realtor isn't just about closing deals. It’s about helping people (and their pets!) find their very own slice of home sweet home.

So, if you're looking for a real estate guide who's a bit more than your average Joe, I'm your woman. I’m Laurie Christofano, your go-to guru for all things home in Oak Park, Chicago and suburbs.

How can I help you?

I specialize in helping buyers find affordable or luxury homes for sale that meet their specific needs, and helping home sellers squeeze every last dollar they can out of their homes by highlighting the best features. As an expert in the Chicago real estate market, I stay on top of the latest trends and can provide valuable insights to help you make informed decisions.

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Looking for top-rated schools near your dream home? I can help you find the perfect family-friendly neighborhoods in Chicago and suburbs. If you're a history buff, I can guide you through the historic districts of Chicago. Want to ditch the car and walk everywhere? I know the best walkable neighborhoods in Chicago and suburbs. Are you a water-lover? I can show you homes for sale with stunning waterfront views. If you prefer modern design, I can help you find homes in the Chicago suburbs that match your style. And for pet owners, I can find you pet-friendly homes for sale in Chicago and suburbs.

At RE/MAX In The Village, I'll work tirelessly to help you find your dream home. Let's start your next big adventure today!


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Newest homes for sale in Oak Park and surrounding suburbs

2 Beds 1 Baths 11804558 MLS NEW Status
Located on a quiet tree-lined street in well-regarded school districts 94 and 208, this attractive and well-kept 2-bedroom brick ranch on a 50-foot wide lot in beautiful North Riverside offers close to 2,000 square feet of total interior space, including the finished basement. Highlights include a large and bright living room with an entryway coat closet and a large picture window overlooking the front yard; a spacious eat-in kitchen featuring quality wood cabinetry and great views of the backyard; plus, two good-sized bedrooms and an updated bathroom! Downstairs you'll find a full finished basement that easily accommodates the family room and/or recreation area, laundry area, office space, plus a home workshop. Other great features include gorgeous hardwood floors throughout much of the house, abundant natural light, and an enclosed back porch that could serve as a three seasons room. Outside enjoy a beautiful backyard with a lovely brick paver patio, a well-kept lawn, and a detached 2.5-car garage with a concrete driveway providing additional parking. Recent improvements include a new back porch door, new cement front walkway, and newer porch and kitchen windows. Great proximity to Riverside Brookfield High School, Brookfield Zoo, Oakbrook Shopping Center, Loyola Hospital, walking/biking trails, and public transportation. Easy access to I-290, I-294, and I-55. Schedule your showing today!

2408 S 2Nd Avenue, North Riverside

2 Beds 2 Baths 11804410 MLS NEW Status
Fantastic price for this Spacious, Sun-filled top floor updated condo in the heart of Oak Park. Prime location to all historic Oak Park has to offer nestled among single family homes. Well maintained building & unit offers CENTRAL AIR-CONDITIONING, 2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Baths, 1 Reserved Parking Space outside front door, elevator. The living and dining room of this beautiful condo boast a wall of windows that floods the area with natural light and offers exceptional, serene treetop views. The huge living room has plenty of space for multiple conversation areas and is perfect for entertaining. The large, open dining room can easily host your biggest holiday gatherings. The kitchen is open to the dining area and offers ample cabinet & countertop space, ceramic tile flooring and room for additional storage options. The generous primary bedroom offers a private updated half bath, large closet, bright windows & ceiling fan. The second bedroom is also roomy and sunny with dual closets & ceiling fan. The neutral hallway bathroom offers ceramic tub/shower. 2 Additional closets complete this fantastic floorplan. Neutral decor throughout, Pella double hung windows for easy cleaning. The building is quiet (with concrete floors) well maintained and offers individual storage lockers, common area storage, free laundry, community planters for gardening, plus on-site parking. All this in a perfect location - steps from everything downtown Oak Park has to offer - dining, coffee, restaurants, shopping, movies, public transport, access to schools, parks, groceries and so much more. Mills Park & historic Pleasant Home at the end of the block. This is the one you've been waiting for - all you have to do is move in and enjoy. Welcome home!

949 Pleasant Street Unit #4AW, Oak Park

3 Beds 2 Baths 11804111 MLS NEW Status
Sun-drenched, classic Oak Park American 4-square walkable to everything! A lovely, deep lot - bright, open, elegant - on super friendly Oak Park block. A great blend of historic and modern, the house has a fantastic floor plan with a large front window and an inviting front porch. Great natural light throughout. Newly restored hardwoods. Sun-filled, chic kitchen, gorgeous newer stone countertops, and SS appliances. Fantastic space in the living room and adjoining, formal dining room -- again with lots of sun! Second-floor has an amazing primary bedroom - bright and spacious with a separate dressing room and lots of storage space. 2 additional, nicely-sized bedrooms, and an updated full bathroom rounds out the second floor. The lower level is newly carpeted and has bonus/flex space, perfect for distance work/school, playroom, and family room. Fantastic front porch overlooks sunny, east-facing front yard with nice setback - great backyard with play structure for kids and privacy fence. Super large patio for dining/entertaining. New garage, new navy blue siding - so chic, newer windows, and sump pump in the lower level with drain tile -- no damp basement! Tons of storage. Super walkable -- near CTA greenline, Pete's Fresh Market, schools, parks, farmers market, Ridgeland pool/ice rink, tennis/fitness club, yoga studio, and so much more. The welcoming neighborhood has two block parties every year and a winter progressive dinner.

433 N Harvey Avenue, Oak Park

5 Beds 3 Baths 11804110 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to this stunning and historically significant E E Roberts Prairie style home, a true masterpiece nestled in the heart of Oak Park. This remarkable residence showcases the timeless beauty and craftsmanship for which Roberts is renowned, offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of architectural history. The Lorenzen house is a outstanding example of complex rectilinear design. Built in 1908 together with house to the north by a brother and sister, it is listed in the Hasbrouck Sprague survey of significant local architecture. Enter through the breezy full width screened porch with terra cotta tile floor into a vestibule appointed with original Art Nouveau tile wainscoting from the Lorenzen tile company. The ceiling fixture is a stunning square of colorful art glass. The intricate details and warm hues of natural wood create an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication, inviting you to step back in time while enjoying modern comforts. Original oak bookcases with art glass doors separate the foyer from the living which is highlighted on the north side by a wood burning fireplace with original tile surround and beautiful oak wainscoting. The living room opens to a formal dining room suitable for large dinner gatherings. Marvel at the unparalleled craftsmanship showcased by the original oak wall paneling that adorns the walls. Art glass French doors with an intricate grape vine motif open to the family room. Another inspired original ceiling fixture augments the charming room. The heart of the home boasts a meticulously designed oak cabinet where functionality meets beauty. Storage space galore and more counter space than you'll ever need. High end appliances and a thoughtfully planned layout make this kitchen a dream come true for culinary enthusiasts. A comfortable dining area with built-in benching completes the room. Half bath adjacent to kitchen. The second floor reflects the true definition of "Four Square". Primary suite includes a tastefully remodeled bath with separate shower, soaking tub and custom storage cupboard and vanity. The other three corner bedrooms are spacious with hardwood floors and lovely views to neighborhood and backyard. The shared bath has attractive green tiling original to house. New carpeting on stairs to third floor which offers one more bedroom, recreation room, storage and recently refinished heart pine flooring. Current owners have made many quality improvements including zoned heat and AC, lawn irrigation system, professional landscaping, sport court, patio and fire pit. Large 2 car garage with loft storage. Don't miss the opportunity to own a true architectural gem. Note: fireplace being conveyed "as is". List of improvements under additional information.

635 Fair Oaks Avenue, Oak Park

2 Beds 1 Baths 11804109 MLS NEW Status
Charming, sunlit and spacious, two-bed penthouse level condo in a beautiful tree top setting beckons. From the inviting lobby, a bright staircase leads up to the condo. Step into the foyer that leads to the generous, sun-drenched living room with bonus sunroom area with western-facing windows to enjoy the setting sun - loads of space for entertaining or for a work-from home nook! Down the hallway, through beautiful French doors, the light-filled large formal dining room can easily accommodate your biggest holiday gatherings and adjoins the kitchen. Cooking your finest meals is a delight in the smartly designed, classic kitchen with space saving shelving, all newer stainless appliances, gleaming granite countertops and undermount sink. The generous kitchen leads to a convenient laundry nook with full-sized laundry and additional storage. When it's time to retire, head to one of the two spacious bedrooms in a split-style layout giving each bedroom lots of privacy! At the front of the condo is the oversized primary bedroom with western views that can easily fit a King-sized bed and the generous second bedroom has a sunny northern exposure. The large hallway bath boasts a full-sized linen closet and classic, timeless finishes. Back deck is convenient for morning coffee, or head down to the beautiful brick paver patio with brand new furniture for grilling, evening cocktails, and dining al fresco with friends and neighbors. Additional dedicated storage space in the basement as well as an area for bikes and coin laundry, if needed. Gleaming hardwood floors, tons of storage throughout, sunlit rooms, with room to roam in a well-maintained building with ample reserves and professional management, and easy street parking makes this one a don't miss! Quintessential Oak Park community with block parties, progressive dinners and wonderful neighbors. So much space and light in a fantastic, quiet location - close to the Daly Bagel, restaurants, grocery, shops, schools, parks, farmer's market, pools, public transportation and more! All you have to do is move in, unpack and enjoy. This is the one you've been waiting for - welcome home!

438 N Harvey Avenue Unit #3, Oak Park

2 Beds 2 Baths 11803763 MLS NEW Status
This remarkable corner-unit condominium in The Grove features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with much to offer and can be yours! With a full size side-by-side washer/dryer in unit and brand new paint throughout, including new engineered vinyl flooring, all you'll have to do is move in! The kitchen features white cabinets and gorgeous granite countertops with all full size stainless steel appliances. Walk into an open floor plan with combined dining/living room and the balcony doors off the sliding glass door patio doors opening to a large outdoor space for a grill and seating for entertainment or enjoyment over morning coffee. The owner's primary suite offers room for a king bed, two large closets and full attached private master bath; the 2nd bedroom has great closet space and sits just off of the 2nd full bath. Being a corner unit, the windows and views let in tons of natural light into the unit. Plenty of storage throughout with the long entry foyer hallway with coat closet, open shelving above, and your HVAC mechanical room. The attached heated garage space also offers additional storage space if needed, a bike room and even an ELECTRIC CHARGER left behind! The well-run and healthy association with plenty in reserves offers a workout facility and community room with kitchen for private party! Steps to the blue line, Rib Fest, and all restaurants and night life activities down Madison Street and Downtown Forest Park! A TRUE Commuters Dream with quick access to the Loop!

7753 Van Buren Street Unit #317, Forest Park

4 Beds 4 Baths 11796683 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to your dream home in Forest Park! This spacious 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence sits on a 50 ft lot and boasts beautiful features and modern upgrades throughout. Step inside and be greeted by an enclosed 3 season front porch, entryway and front living room with hardwood flooring and built-in shelving. The open living and formal dining room lead to the centerpiece of this home which is the gut remodeled chef's kitchen. Equipped with a double oven, kettle faucet, range hood, trash compactor, wine fridge, built-in microwave and enormous peninsula, this kitchen is a culinary enthusiast's paradise. The spacious layout allows for plenty of storage, easy meal preparation and entertaining, ensuring that every gathering is a memorable one. The first level of this home also features a back family room and powder room offering a comfortable space for relaxation and quality time with loved ones as well as a back mud-room, which is a perfect landing place for your belongings at the end of a long day. This home features TWO primary suites, one on the main level and one on the 2nd level. The first-floor primary bedroom is a true retreat, complete with a walk in closet and ensuite with a double sink and steam shower. Upstairs, you'll find brand new carpeting providing a fresh and inviting ambiance throughout. The second level features a large loft plus 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths including the SECOND primary suite which offers plenty of closet space (including finished eave storage which is currently used as a playroom) and a fully remodeled bathroom with double sinks and a modern tiled shower with glass surround. The 3rd and 4th bedrooms, along with the updated 3rd full bath, finish off the second floor. This home is equipped with a newer electrical panel, including a separate switch for exterior holiday lights, ensuring a hassle-free holiday season. The unfinished basement is perfect for storage. The property features two separate HVAC systems and is dual zoned, providing optimal comfort and control throughout the home. Outside, you'll find a spacious side-yard, a newer three-car garage and a new composite deck complete with a BUILT-IN Wolf grill, ideal for hosting barbecues, enjoying the sunshine, or simply relaxing in the serenity of your backyard. With its prime location in Forest Park, this home offers unparalleled convenience and access to amenities. Enjoy nearby parks and the local pool for outdoor activities, indulge in the local dining scene, and take advantage of easy access to the Blue line train and the I-290 expressway for effortless commuting and exploring the surrounding areas. Don't miss the opportunity to make this exquisite home yours.

933 Marengo Avenue, Forest Park

2 Beds 1 Baths 11747791 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to your character filled, all brick bungalow in Berwyn! This charming two-bedroom home is a true gem, offering both comfort and convenience. The spacious living room and formal dining room are adorned with built-in wood hutch and original wood trim, adding a touch of elegance to the space. The bathroom features a barrier-free shower and a convenient bench, ensuring accessibility for everyone. Prepare delicious meals in the spacious kitchen, which boasts a walk-in pantry and newer appliances. Adjacent to the kitchen is a multipurpose room that can serve as an office or any other flexible space you desire. This leads to a rear stairwell, taking you to the partially finished, full basement. The basement offers even more living space with a cozy family room, perfect for entertaining guests or unwinding after a long day. Plentiful storage space ensures all your belongings are neatly tucked away. Parking is a breeze with the two-car garage, and the sunny yard is an ideal spot for outdoor activities and relaxation. The recent upgrades are a major plus, with a new roof, sump-pump, and basement waterproofing all completed in 2021/2022. The entire home has been freshly painted in popular, neutral Sherwin Williams colors, creating a welcoming ambiance. Additionally, the hardwood flooring has just been refinished, adding a touch of warmth and sophistication to every room. Situated in a convenient location, this home is close to shopping, transportation, and the Pink Line, making commuting a breeze. Very short walk to the Metra! Plus, being centrally located means you can reach Chicago's Loop in just 20 minutes. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to call this adorable property home! Schedule your showing today and start envisioning your new life in this wonderful home!

2722 Cuyler Avenue, Berwyn

5 Beds 5 Baths 11803246 MLS NEW Status
Exceptional opportunity to enjoy charm and unique spaces in this updated three story Prairie in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District! The work has been done! With a total of 5 bedrooms and 4.1 baths there is comfortable, spacious living for everyone. Two separate offices make work from home easy. Bright rooms, wonderful woodwork and hardwood floors along with several art glass windows delight as you move through. Note the built in aquarium! Skylights abound! Fantastic stylish kitchen with loads of cabinets, soapstone counters, two sinks and Wolf, Liebherr and Okso appliances provide easy operating for busy families. Dining room has original decorative fireplace. Delightful first floor new primary ensuite has double marble sinks, separate toilet area double shower and walk in closet to envy. A first floor convenient office too. The second floor has a large office space with windows that span the width of the home. Additionally, there are game table areas, two more private bedrooms and two private baths. The media room has space for all to watch or enjoy together. There is a back stairway to the kitchen. The third floor has more lounge space and two more bedrooms- one ensuite. The expansive front porch is large enough to easily entertain neighbors and friends. Recent Garrett Design landscaping delights in front and back yards, along with the paver walks and fire pit/patio areas in the fully fenced yard. The basement has work space, storage and large laundry room. Newer Space Pac AC, electric and plumbing. Roof 2018. Many new windows. The garage has space for two cars, with EV stations, and storage space for bikes and equipment. Living here you are right by the Farmers Market, Ridgeland Pool and Common, Beye School and Oak Park RF High School and the Green Line. Enjoy the best of Oak Park! Exceptional block!

210 212 N Elmwood Avenue, Oak Park

6 Beds 4 Baths 11765031 MLS NEW Status
Must see it to believe it! Oak Park 2-flat with amazing bonus room and huge 3 car garage in prime location! The top floor is a perfect owner's unit; lives like a house. It boasts a generous living room and dining room with beautiful hardwood floors. The updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, pantry, and island that seats four and opens up to a lovely family room. The family room is the perfect place to relax and watch a show. The fabulous family room custom built-in holds up to a 65" TV. Three bedrooms and 2 renovated baths make this unit complete. The private primary bedroom and updated en suite provide all the space you need plus 4 closets! The first-floor unit with 2 bedrooms and 1 fully renovated bath has been meticulously maintained. You will find rich hardwood floors in the living room, dining room and bedrooms. The updated bath is perfection! The eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinets, counter space and a pantry. The bonus room found at the back of the 2-flat steals the show! You will be wowed when you see the spaciousness highlighted by a fully updated bath! This space is perfect for a home office or a luxurious in-law arrangement. Opportunity knocks in the unfinished basement that spans the entire footprint of the original building! Attention garage enthusiasts!! This heated and cooled garage with 220V outlets (2) will knock your socks off! Room for 3 cars (BendPak Commercial lift included) and plenty of space to spend quality time tinkering around with a tv included! Driveway provides additional parking for 3+ cars! All of this and still yard space to entertain and enjoy the warmer months (natural gas line for easy grilling). Location provides easy access to: Whole Foods, Target, Walgreens, Trader Joe's, Lake St shops and restaurants. Lindberg Park around the corner with playground, tennis courts, baseball diamond, and beautiful paths throughout the park. Sought after Horace Mann Elementary, Percy Julian Middle School and Oak Park/River Forest High School.

1431 N Harlem Avenue, Oak Park

6 Beds 6 Baths 11802760 MLS NEW Status
VICTORIAN MEETS MODERN! Spectacular sunny and spacious Victorian impressively reimagined for modern living. Six bedrooms, 5.5 baths, showstopper kitchen, and great outdoor spaces in central Oak Park make this home ideal for entertaining and everyday family living. First floor features nearly 10 ft ceilings and an expansive, open lux chefa kitchen perfect for cooking and entertaining. Custom stainless steel countertops, AGA range, 48 Monogram fridge/freezer, Tom Dixon lights, wine storage, built-in dining banquette, and quality cabinet space galore. First floor also features generously sized living room, family room, dining room, office, and 1.5 baths and closets. Second floor features three bedrooms including a large, sun-filled primary bedroom, two upgraded baths, family room, hobby / office space, a convenient sunny laundry area, abundant storage and additional built in Sub-Zero fridge / freezer. The second floor family room could be converted to an additional bedroom if you desire. Fully finished third floor has three additional bedrooms and two baths (one en suite). The bedrooms are exceptionally well-suited for WFH retreats. Head to the basement for pool, foosball, or ping pong (all stay). Basement also has a large storage/pantry room. Fantastic outdoor spaces with Trex back deck, fire pit, outdoor movie screen and swing on the front porch. Large raised garden beds for berries, vegetables and flowers throughout the summer. All of the hard work is done -- new exterior and interior painting, as well as newer roof, front porch, and zoned HVAC. Located on a highly desirable street with wonderful neighbors. Walk to everything -- schools (from preschool to high school), farmera market, pool, ice arena, fields, track, parks, gyms, grocery stores, Metra and CTA, library, and coffee houses. 2.5 car garage + parking pad. Easy commute to downtown.

118 S Scoville Avenue, Oak Park

4 Beds 2 Baths 11802705 MLS NEW Status
Are you looking for a hidden gem just waiting to be polished? Look no further! This property is a diamond in the rough, perfect for investors, builders, and rehabbers. Located in the prestigious River Forest school district, this property has the potential to become the home of your dreams with a little bit of work and attention. This property is being sold as is, offering a unique opportunity for those with vision and creativity. The price is negotiable, allowing you to explore possibilities and make an offer that suits your needs. Properties on the same block are valued at close to 7 digits, indicating the immense potential of this area. By investing in this property, you'll be joining a neighborhood that is thriving and on the rise. What sets this property apart is not just its prime location and potential, but also the seller. An amazing person who is willing to work with savvy individuals who possess vision. The seller understands the value of collaboration and is ready to support you in making this property your dream home. Don't let the current condition discourage you, as this property is likely to become valuable with appropriate care and attention. With its close proximity to the Metra and the popular Forest Park Madison St shops and restaurants, convenience and entertainment are right at your doorstep. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to turn this diamond in the rough into your dream home! Act now before it's gone. Contact us today to schedule a viewing and let your imagination run wild with the possibilities that await you.

17 Franklin Avenue, River Forest

2 Beds 3 Baths 11800663 MLS NEW Status Brown Street Station BLDG.
Don't miss this fantastic 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath corner unit townhouse in a prime location near the green line L and Metra trains and downtown Oak Park and Forest Park. It's a perfect home for those seeking convenience and a low-maintenance lifestyle. With north, south, and east exposures, this townhouse is flooded with natural light thanks to its abundance of windows. *** Spread across three levels; this home offers a delightful mix of hardwood floors and brand-new carpeting installed in 2021. The open-concept kitchen is a highlight, overlooking both the combination living/dining room and the breakfast area. The kitchen features a peninsula with bar seating, granite countertops, and modern appliances (newer refrigerator and dishwasher). The adjacent breakfast area offers a serene view of the large balcony accessible through sliding glass doors. *** The spacious living/dining room boasts 10' ceilings, elegant crown moldings, and a wood burning, gas-start fireplace, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Additionally, there is a lower-level office (new flooring 2022), perfect for those who work from home, complete with a convenient half bath, garage access, and laundry. *** Natural light fills the stairwell on the third floor, thanks to the large skylight above, adding to the bright and airy ambiance. This townhouse also comes with a 2-car built-in garage and two additional exterior bonus parking spaces. *** This 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhouse offers a fantastic location near public transportation, downtown areas, and a low-maintenance lifestyle. With ample natural light, modern features, and spacious living areas, this home is perfect for first-time buyers or those looking to simplify their lives. Home warranty included with Home Warranty of America until July 2024.

7541 Brown Avenue Unit #F, Forest Park

5 Beds 3 Baths 11802058 MLS NEW Status
Updated bright and well cared for 2-unit building on family friendly block currently run as a successful short-term rental business. Both flats feature airy and modern open floor plans with separate central A/C and heat, electrical, and entrances. 1st floor unit has 3 beds/2 baths with a modern chef's kitchen with large quartz island, living and dining room, rehabbed bathroom, king size primary bedroom. First floor occupant also benefits from a fully finished English basement including full bath, additional family room and/or possible 4th bedroom/home office. 2nd floor unit features 2 large bedrooms with good closet space, bath with glass walk-in shower, kitchen with granite countertops and a private balcony. Approximately 2800 sq. ft of total space, including finished basement. Home sits on a fully-fenced double lot with inviting green space, paver patio, fire pit, and kitchen garden - great for family, pets, and entertaining! 3-car garage, additional parking pad, and separate lockable storage area for bikes or gear. Long list of recent updates include new water heater 2023, new roof 202, new attic and porch insulation 2019, new furnace/AC in 2017, all new appliances, and bathroom remodels. Both units currently vacant for new owner to live in and rent out the other to help offset the mortgage or continue on with short-term rental business. Income and expense details will be shared upon request. Less than 2 blocks from the restaurants, shops, and conveniences of downtown Forest Park. 5 min walk to CTA Blue line, easy i290 access. Property is a legal non-confirming 2 flat.

524 Ferdinand Avenue, Forest Park

4 Beds 4 Baths 11799619 MLS NEW Status
Sophisticated and chic Oak Park home originally built in 1913 sits on a 40' wide lot and offers an oversized framework that is unbelievably solid and can be felt throughout this unique home. With its gallery-like detailing, exposed brick walls, soaring ceiling heights and over-sized windows, these natural, warm finishes will remain timeless and age gracefully. The chef's kitchen is designed to be a part of the home yet not dominate the overall aesthetic of the space. With custom fabricated Caesarstone countertops, gorgeous solid cabinets in a warm finish, high-end stainless-steel appliances, walk-in pantry and a sunny separate breakfast nook with access to the rear deck. A convenient powder room is also on this main living level. The living and dining space were designed to be as open and airy as possible making everyday living enjoyable and exciting. The second level features 3 bedrooms, all generous in size. The primary suite with access to a private terrace and a spa like bathroom. A spiral staircase surrounded by built in shelving leads you to bonus flex space designed for a den /office and currently being used at the 4th bedroom. This large open space has an open bathroom and access to another outdoor terrace. The walk out lower level of the home is currently an artist studio with full bathroom, greenhouse, and storage. The 2 car - garage has an upper level which can be used for a studio - the old hay loft is perfect for additional storage. In addition to the 2-car garage, there is a parking pad and plenty of parking in the driveway. This impeccable property is one of the most chic and distinctive homes in Oak Park! Located moments from dining and galleries, boutiques, and transportation. This property is truly one of a kind!

527 S Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park

4 Beds 5 Baths 11794807 MLS NEW Status
Stunning, renovated Victorian that checks ALL the boxes! Beautiful original details have been preserved while the kitchen and baths have been updated to todays standards! The first floor features a gracious foyer open to a double parlor with gas fireplace. Separate dining room has a charming built-in buffet and leaded glass windows. The chefs kitchen is HUGE with large island w/ seating, high-end stainless appliances, granite countertops farm sink and separate copper sink. Kitchen is open to family room with access to deck and backyard. The mud room is super convenient with a large closet. 2nd floor features 3 large bedrooms, one with a large en-suite bathroom with separate shower and tub + sitting room, which makes great guest space. Another bedroom has an attached sitting room/office. The 3rd bedroom is also large with good closet space. The hall bath is beautifully updated with marble tile and features a built-in linen closet. The 3rd floor is a world unto itself! Luxury primary suite features vaulted ceilings, double built-in dressers, sitting area, walk-in closet, wet bar for morning coffee and evening cocktails, separate laundry and spa-like bathroom with double vanity, steam shower and separate soaking tub. The basement is fully finished with another family room, office/guest room, full bathroom, laundry and TONS of storage. The yard is professionally landscaped and in full bloom! There is a 2-car garage + parking for 2 additional cars. All of this in a PRIME walk-to-everything location! This home has been meticulously maintained throughout and has TONS of updates--Windows replaced throughout, Exterior paint done in 2022, New AC in 2021 and MUCH MORE! A full list is available. This home will not disappoint!

179 N Elmwood Avenue, Oak Park

5 Beds 3 Baths 11801508 MLS NEW Status
*COMPLETELY Gut rehabbed to the Studs in 2023*3 Levels of Living Space*5 BR'S are all ABOVE Grade*3 Full Baths*Electric FP*Formal Dining Room*Main Level Full BA*Black & White Marble *Quartz Sink*LED Mirror*2 Main Floor BR's *Ceiling Fans*Large Gourmet Kitchen*Black Hexagon Floors*Breakfast Bar*Bertazzoni Candy RED Stove*Commercial Grade Hood*Bertazzoni Stainless Fridge*Touchless Microwave*Bosch DW*Black Cabinetry*Soft Close*Lazy Susan*White Quartz*Italian Marble Black & Gold Backsplash*Slider*Large Deck*Oak Staircase*3 BR's on Upper Level*Full Bath*Kohler Tub & Black Fixtures*Frameless Shower*LED Mirror*Lower Level*Finished Basement*Large Mudroom*Full BA*European Shower*Wifi Mirror*Large Rec Room or Possible 6th BR* Separate Laundry Room with Gas and Electric Option*Mechanical Room w/ tons of Storage*USB Ports* All New Windows*Slider*Doors*Walk in Closet*Flooring*Copper Plumbing*NO LEAD PIPES*Tank Less Water Heater*Carrier HVAC & AC*Ductwork*Whole House Insulation*Nest Thermostat*Complete Tear off Roof & Siding*Chimney*Tuck Point*Toilets*Complete Electrical Service Upgrade*Panel and Line from the Pole*6ft Fully Fenced Back Yard *Concrete replacement from the Alley to Front Porch*Drain Tiles*Sump Pit*Dry-well*Ejector Pit*Pop Up Valves*Paved Alley*Come check out Brookfield!*Award Winning Schools* District 95 & 208*World Famous Brookfield Zoo*Walking Distance to Schools*Metra*Bike paths*Shopping & Downtown Brookfield*

3240 Sunnyside Avenue, Brookfield

4 Beds 3 Baths 11800893 MLS NEW Status
Step inside this spacious 2,265 sq ft home (not including a large finished basement) with updated appliances and windows in a quiet and sought-after Elmwood Park neighborhood. The extended front porch leads to the front door which opens up to an updated open floor plan, seamlessly connecting the bright living room to the dining room. The current family's thoughtful renovations have removed the walls and replaced the carpet with stunning hardwood floors. The kitchen flows into the expansive family room addition, you'll be greeted by a vaulted ceiling, skylights, new hardwood floors, and charming shiplap walls while a cozy fireplace beckons you to unwind and create lasting memories. As you go up the stairs to the second floor, you'll discover updated carpeting and new blackout blinds, providing a serene retreat and ensuring restful nights for every member of the household. The hallway 2-sink bathroom services the second-floor bedrooms. Descend into the finished basement, complete with new stairs, new vinyl flooring, and a convenient new washer and dryer setup, adding practicality and ease to your daily routines. Outside, the family implemented a new lawn sprinkler system. There is a detached 2-car garage with an attached patio. With 4 bedrooms in total, including a first-floor master and den that can easily be utilized as a 5th bedroom, this home offers versatility and ample space for your family's needs.

1740 N 74Th Avenue, Elmwood Park

4 Beds 4 Baths 11799225 MLS ACTIVE Status
Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2 full and 2 half bathroom brick SFH on an oversized lot in historic Riverside. This property boasts a mix of historic and modern design with stunning details throughout including stained-glass windows, custom millwork and skylights while combining open-floor plans and outstanding finishes. Walk through the center entrance to a classic foyer with beautiful tile floors, coat rack and seating area. Through the house you'll enter the large Living Room with hardwood floors, a bay window with stained-glass and wood finishes plus a gorgeous wood surround fireplace accented with white tile that really sets the room. Through the living room you enter a massive sun room with large windows bringing in a ton of natural light that looks out to the massive deck which overlooks the park and into the backyard- the perfect entertaining space. The opposite side from the entrance greets you with the formal dining room large enough for any table with hardwood floors and stained-glass windows as the backdrop. Through the dining room is the office area makes working from home easy with huge windows overlooking the front of the property. The hidden but perfectly placed half bathroom on the first floor round out the front. Towards the back you have a beautifully finished kitchen with newer appliances, granite countertops, white cabinets and an oversized island. The flow is seamless into the Family Room which offers a wide-open floor plan highlighted with multiple skylights combined with near floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pristine backyard. Down the stairs there is a back entrance with space for mudroom. Basement is massive with a full bathroom that has a standalone shower, laundry room with storage and a half bathroom. The downstairs Great Room is the perfect hangout spot featuring a nicely designed wet bar complete with second fridge. Lots of extra storage spaces plus a truly unique and phenomenal wine cellar. Upstairs brings you to a landing with wood pillars from the stairs showing off craftsmanship and a true centerpiece for the rooms. Offers four large bedrooms all with hardwood floors and ample closet space. Primary bedroom is truly oversized and has double closets and two fans. Beautifully finished full bathroom with tub/shower combo, newer floors, cabinets and counters. Outside features a massive front yard with new sod, a long driveway into the 2-car garage and a great rework of the backyard with massive stone pavers to tie in the perfect entertaining space utilizing the deck. Ideally located across the street from Big Ball Park, near public transportation, shopping, restaurants, entertainment award-winning schools and all that Riverside has to offer.

197 Longcommon Road, Riverside

3 Beds 3 Baths 11798885 MLS ACTIVE Status
This townhouse is located in the heart of Oak Park, offering a perfect combination of quality, layout, and convenience. As you approach the property, you'll notice its beautiful brick exterior adorned with charming details. Stepping inside through the front entry door, you'll be greeted by an inviting foyer equipped with built-in shelves, a countertop, drawers, and cabinets, providing convenient storage for your keys, bags, and other belongings. Continuing through the hallway, you'll come across a versatile room that can serve various purposes such as a living room, family room, bedroom, media room, exercise room, or office. This room leads out to a sun deck, where you can bask in the warmth of a beautiful summer day, whether you're hosting a BBQ or simply seeking a space for relaxation. On the main level, you'll discover a spacious kitchen, dining room, and living room. The kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a cozy breakfast area for your enjoyment. As you ascend the stairs, you'll find two well-appointed bedrooms and two bathrooms. The primary bedroom offers ample space for a king-size bed, nightstands, a dresser, and even a seating area. The primary bathroom features generous storage options and makes efficient use of the available space. The second bedroom is equally spacious and accommodating. Descend to the unfinished full basement, and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the abundance of space it provides. If finished, it could serve as an additional bedroom, family room, or simply offer extra storage-an added bonus to your townhouse. The property also includes an attached garage and an exterior party spot, allowing you to entertain guests effortlessly. The location of this townhouse couldn't be more convenient, with its close proximity to downtown Oak Park, Madison Street in Forest Park, the Blue Line and Green Line stations, Highway 290, airports, and downtown Chicago. Overall, this townhouse in central Oak Park offers a delightful combination of quality craftsmanship, a well-thought-out layout, and an incredibly convenient location.

1044 Susan Collins Lane, Oak Park

3 Beds 4 Baths 11798093 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this beautiful home located in the sought-after south Elmwood Park. This meticulously maintained home boasts over 3500 sq ft with an incredible floorplan. The welcoming foyer leads you to a spacious and light-filled dining room that flows seamlessly to an open concept kitchen with custom maple cabinetry, granite counters, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and walk-in pantry. Entertain in the stunning living room with vaulted ceilings, dual skylight windows, gas fireplace, and not one but two double glass sliding patio doors to a large deck. The second level features an impressive oversized primary suite with two walk-in closets, an ensuite bath with stylish double vanities, frameless glass stand-up shower and a deep soaking jacuzzi tub. Up the stairs to the third level to two large bedrooms with abundant closet space, full bath and a great loft space. The fully finished lower level has 9 ft ceilings and includes a large recreation room, full bath and a separate room that can be used as a bedroom, office or workout room. Also, an oversized 2-car attached garage, brick paver driveway and fenced yard. The house includes two heating systems and two AC units, new gas stove, new hot water heater, newer refrigerator and newer dish washer. This house is perfectly located in the heart of Elmwood Park near parks, schools, library, pool, splash pad, Country Club and Restaurant Row.

7916 W Altgeld Street, Elmwood Park

3 Beds 3 Baths 11797375 MLS ACTIVE Status
STOP BY ON 6/10 FROM 4 PM TO 7PM FOR AN OPEN VIEWING! PRICED TO SELL!!! BUY WITH INSTANT EQUITY! Welcome to this impeccably renovated masterpiece in the Heart of Oak Park! Your future home has been meticulously updated inside & out with designs that combine traditional beauty with contemporary living. This beautiful 4 bedroom / 3 bath bungalow boasts many updated features including a brick exterior FULLY PAINTED WITH TEXCRETE WATERPROOFER PAINT. AN OPEN floor plan that compliments the functionality of the home. The GORGEOUSLY UPDATED KITCHEN includes SOFT CLOSE cabinets lined with QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS, A KITCHEN ISLAND, CUSTOM TILE BACK SPLASH, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES and a 3/4 HP continuous feed disposal. Other updates of note include an ECO-FRIENDLY FIRE PLACE that runs at 13,0000 BTU with a CUSTOM wood mantle, RENOVATED BATHROOMS, FRESH PAINT, BEAUTIFULLY STAINED HARDWOOD FLOORING, New insulation, WIFI Garage door a FULLY RENOVATED and spacious BASEMENT perfect for get togethers! The home also has a Newly installed Fire Sprinkler system, New Insulation and all work is Permitted & has passed all Village Inspections. Your home also includes DESIGNER FIXTURES and HARDWARE along with updated electrical, plumbing, HVAC, a NEW 2 CAR GARAGE with tall overhead, upgraded water service and NEW WINDOWS throughout! Nestled in a Highly Sought after neighborhood, you will not find a better opportunity in Oak Park, to both enjoy the home with family & friends within proximity to everything you enjoy.

1166 S Cuyler Avenue, Oak Park

5 Beds 3 Baths 11796552 MLS PRICE CHANGE Status
Looking for a fully updated Bungalow celebrating the original floor plan with elegance, charm and vintage features? Looking for that elusive WOW factor? A totally immaculate and distinctive home? Where the stunning front and side walls of stained glass windows warm the moldings and wainscoting in the formal living and dining rooms. Where refinished hardwood floors flow through the first floor into a crisp white chefs kitchen with plenty of cabinets, granite counters, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Where three bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a neutral palette complete the classic first floor. This spacious home has a really flexible amount of rooms on all floors. The spacious second floor has the beautiful and secluded primary suite, with a sitting nook, overlooking the back garden while the second upstairs room can be a bedroom, playroom, office or even a continuation of the primary suite. Lean back, relax and enjoy life in the casual lower level family room with plenty of space for entertaining, movies, hobbies, games and exercise equipment. There is yet another full bathroom with deep soaking tub and the handy adjacent guest bedroom. Walkout the lower level into the back yard with mature trees, large patio, a two car garage and high privacy bushes. This 2017 rehab was fully permitted and included a new roof and all siding, new plumbing and electrical systems and fixtures, waste and copper water supply, new hvac and ductwork, all new energy saving windows throughout (including behind the stained glass windows) and lower level egress window. Wonderful location, minutes to expressway and el, with an easy walk to metra and close to all the destination restaurants and bars popping up in hot, hot Berwyn.

2501 Oak Park Avenue, Berwyn

3 Beds 3 Baths 11794592 MLS ACTIVE Status
Spectacular renovation of this sprawling River Forest ranch home. The former pink marble house now has a contemporary/mid century modern flair. Situated on a huge lot (100x180) in River Forest estate section and one of the most prestigious blocks in town. Completely gutted down to the studs, added new hardwood floors and tile throughout home, new high efficiency top of the line Bryant HVAC, high efficiency tankless hot water heater, new tuck pointing, All new Pella Architectural windows, lifetime warranty, All new doors and hardware throughout, all new plumbing and electric/wiring, three circuit breaker boxes with dedicated electrical room, 400 amp, Tesla charging station in attached garage, added rooms include kitchen with all new appliances; boasts built in Viking coffee station, Viking double oven and hood, Thermador induction cooktop, full size wine fridge, Viking DW, Sub zero full 36 inch refrigerator and 36 inch freezer, push button disposal. New cabinets and countertops including center island with marble countertop. Other added rooms include laundry room, butler's pantry,& mudroom, wet bar with two beverage refrigerators and dry bar with 2 beverage refrigerators. Family room doubles as theatre room with projector screen and Bose surround sound and new electrical fireplace which heats. New baths have radiant heated floors and LED heated light up mirrors. Yard features a European inspired outdoor courtyard (25x21) in center of home. Circular driveway with beautiful landscaping. Plans included for dream backyard with pool, hot tub, bar, etc. by Platinum Pools.

1425 Ashland Avenue, River Forest

3 Beds 3 Baths 11795488 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this newly renovated home located in Oak Park. It features 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths with all modern amenities to suit today's family needs. The home was stripped to the studs and brought back to life with all new mechanicals, electrical and plumbing. All the work was completed by a seasoned builder and passed all village inspections, including a fire suppression system. The home sits on a spacious double lot for those that desire space. All new landscaping and front porch greets you as you approach the home. Open the front door and the mud room area welcomes you. The main floor has an expansive open floor plan. The living room & dining room are light filled and inviting. At the heart of the home is where the open kitchen is located - you'll be impressed by all new cabinetry, quartz countertops and appliances. The Family room at the rear of the home is impressive. It features beautiful French doors that open up to a massive rear deck which is a great feature for entertaining or indoor/outdoor living. There is an also a modern powder room on the main level for guests. The second level is where you will find the Primary bedroom with en-suite bath. Also on this floor are two additional bedrooms and a shared full hallway bath. As you make your way to the basement, you will find a flex room with an en-suite that can be used as a gym, office or guest room. The laundry/mechanical room are also located on this floor and features all new appliances. If storage space is required there is ample storage area that is located under the family room. The property has is a two car garage with a parking pad that can hold three additional cars. The exterior fencing is also new. Please come take a look at this fabulous home that will provide years of worry free living.

529 S Harvey Avenue, Oak Park

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