Laurie Christofano

Laurie Christofano RE/MAX In The Village

189 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Meet Laurie Christofano, Chicagoland Realtor


Laurie Christofano Chicagoland Realtor 630-248-1976

All real estate agents should know the buying and selling process, grasp the market, and have a track record of success. But those qualifications are hardly enough. When you're ready for a move, you deserve more. ⁣

You deserve an agent who:⁣

✅ Makes the process straightforward, enjoyable, and as low-stress as possible.⁣

✅ Understands the intangible, emotional side of making such a major life transition.⁣

✅ Has the heart of a teacher.⁣

✅ Exudes kindness, confidence, and know-how.⁣

✅ Cheers you on and celebrates your success. ⁣

The truth is, not all agents are the same. When you buy or sell, look for an agent who offers “more." ⁣(Spoiler alert 👉 it’s me 🦸‍♀️🏡)

If you’ve read this far, chances are you’ve been at least considering that your current home isn’t working for you. Let’s chat about how to get you into a place more suited to your next chapter!

Laurie Christofano, Realtor
RE/MAX In The Village
☎️ 630-248-1976
📧 laurie@OPRFhomesforsale.com
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📍Chicago + suburbs

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Oak Park Area Homes For Sale

$649,900
3 Beds 3 Baths MRD11487537 MLS NEW Status
Prepare to fall in love. This traditional brick beauty sits on the corner of lovely LeMoyne Pkwy and Hayes Ave & greets you with an inspiring garden (featured in the 2017 OPRF Garden Walk). From the moment you step inside, you will be captivated by this house's stylish & eclectic vibe. French doors open to an expansive living room overlooking the parkway through 14 prairie-style stained glass windows. The wood-burning fireplace, recently updated w/river rock, is flanked by custom built-in cabinets & a deep mantle. The centrally located dining room greets you with a stunning light fixture & 6 additional stained glass windows & can easily host large gatherings. Relax or mingle in the intimate adjoining lounge space (would also make a great office, playroom or breakfast rm). The large kitchen includes a butler's pantry w/ample storage, contemporary lighting, custom blinds, Silestone countertops, stainless appliances & vintage-inspired subway tile + access to a bright mudroom leading to the serene backyard. A hall closet & charming powder room complete the 1st floor. A timeless staircase leads you upstairs, where the primary bedroom spans the front of the house & offers parkway views. 2 additional bedrooms share a tandem room, which is currently a creative space, but could also be a playroom, nursery or office. The smallest bedroom has its own outdoor covered porch that has a special treehouse feel. This floor's bathroom has beautiful vintage white tile & a newer vanity w/a Carrera marble top. The finished basement is a recreational dream w/a large family room (wired for home theater), project space, office area, expanded full bathroom, & a freshly updated laundry room. From the basement you can access the backyard through a covered entry. Here you'll enjoy bluestone pavers, a privacy hedge, & mature evergreens that create a secluded space for dining al fresco or enjoying the 6-person hot tub. There is a 2-car brick garage w/a side apron for extra parking. Important updates include a New Boiler (2021), 200-amp electrical service & an overhead sewer system w/ejector pump for flood prevention (a full list of improvements is available). Get ready to enjoy your best life in this rare gem of a house on an active block w/strong community spirit. You will love the unique parkway space w/play areas, the quiet neighborhood w/parks, playgrounds & elementary school nearby + easy access to Metra & CTA. Welcome Home!

129 Le Moyne Parkway, Oak Park

Listing courtesy of Beyond Properties Realty Group.

$319,900
3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11487252 MLS NEW Status
Move-In Ready Brick Bungalow in coveted South Berwyn. Location is PERFECT! Easy access to Downtown Chicago, 21 minutes by train or 30 minutes by car. Walk to Historic Berwyn Metra Station. 15 minutes to Midway Airport. Walk to nearby Freedom Park. Longtime owners have taken loving care to keep this home updated and maintained well! Many rooms newly painted in neutral tones. Living room is large with coved ceilings, picture window, and curved archway that connects the formal dining room. Updated kitchen with CAMBRIA Quartz counters, BLANCO stone sink, tile backsplash and maple cabinets. The rear sun porch is insulated, heated, and cooled and features a built-in breakfast nook and an office area with custom built-in desk and bookshelves. Waterproof CORETEC Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring (2017) is throughout the 1st floor and features a lifetime warranty. The 1st floor has two bedrooms with walk-in closets featuring Elfa closet systems and a full bathroom with tub and shower. The 2nd floor holds the large private master suite with separate sitting/dressing room and incredible amounts of closet space and storage. The huge finished basement has a family room with built-in dry-bar, a separate area that can be used as an office, playroom, or even a second kitchen with built-in cabinets, available gas hookup for stove, and space for standard fridge. A large laundry room, workshop/tool room and two storage areas complete the space. The home features energy-efficient vinyl windows, newer light fixtures and lighted dimmer switches (2017), water heater (2017) and high-efficiency furnace and AC (2014) with zoned heating/cooling, and newer roof (2011). The exterior is beautifully landscaped with front flower bed and multiple garden areas in the peaceful backyard. Detached two car garage is paneled, features storage racks and hooks and a newer concrete floor and apron (2015). Listing Agent is related to sellers.

3601 Euclid Avenue, Berwyn

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Infinity.

$575,000
4 Beds 3 Baths MRD11468027 MLS NEW Status
Built in 1899, this turn of the century home has all the charm of its era. This romantic Victorian home still retains many of its original features such as the iron grates on the air vents, oak doors with original glass and brass door knobs & their skeleton keys. The intricate woodwork of the open wrap around front porch with a small stained glass window is a show stopper. This home also has an open back deck and additional side lot, perfect for a small playground. The warmth of the living room/formal dining room with a gas fireplace is ideal for nightly family dinners/entertaining. Modern black granite counter tops in the kitchen with oak cabinets adds to the charm of modern meets classic. Back family room is warmed on cold nights by a wood burning stove. 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 on the second floor all with walk-in closets, master bedroom with his & her closets & private 24X10 balcony. 1 bedroom is located on the first floor, could be used for an office or den. Both bathrooms are designed with marble tile. Summer 2022 refinished hardwood floors throughout. Finished basement with rec room, ceramic tile floors, 1/2 bath with lots of light. Oversized lot with 2 car garage and carport. 2022 beautiful landscaping, 220 amp electrical service, front and back porch freshly painted 2021. Built in 1899, this turn of the century home has all the charm of its era. This romantic Victorian home still retains many of its original features such as the iron grates on the air vents, oak doors with original glass and brass door knobs & their skeleton keys. The intricate woodwork of the open wrap around front porch with a small stained glass window is a show stopper. This home also has an open back deck and additional side lot, perfect for a small playground. The warmth of the living room/formal dining room with gas fireplace is ideal for nightly family dinners/entertaining. Modern black granite counter tops in kitchen with oak cabinets adds to the charm of modern meets classic. Back family room warmed on cold nights by a wood burning stove. 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 on the second floor all with walk in closets, master bedroom with his & her closets & private 24X10 balcony. 1 bedroom is located on the first floor, could be used for office or den. Both bathrooms designed with marble tile. Summer 2022 refinished hardwood floors. Finished basement with rec room, ceramic tile floors, 1/2 bath with lots of light. Oversized lot with 2 car garage and carport. Walk to the Arts District, close to interstate, Rehm Park/Pool. 2022 beautiful landscaping, 220 amp electrical service, front and back porch freshly painted 2021. So much to love.

637 S Taylor Avenue, Oak Park

Listing courtesy of PALEOS PROPERTIES, LLC.

$447,500
4 Beds 3 Baths MRD11486506 MLS NEW Status
HUGE BUNGALOW WITH MANY ADDITIONS AND UPGRADES READY FOR THE NEXT HOMEOWNERS TO ENJOY THE AMENITIES AND SPACIOUS BEAUTIFUL HOME. ON THE 1ST FLOOR, THIS HOME OFFERS A SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM WITH A FOYER, NEW SURROUND SYSTEM AND NEW CROWN MOLDING. FORMAL DINING ROOM. 2 BEDROOMS ON THE FIRST FLOOR, ONE OF THE BEDROOM WITH A WALK IN CLOSET. 1ST FLOOR BATH HAS BEEN RECENTLY UPDATED, BIDET TOILET SEAT. BEAUTIFUL SPACIOUS KITCHEN, 42" CHERRY CABINETS (BROOKWOOD CABINETS) GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, HIGH END STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, (KITCHEN AID AND JENN AIR.) 36" COOKTOP, PLUS A BUILD-IN GARBAGE COMPACTOR, SINK GARBAGE DISPOSAL. KITCHEN WITH SLIDING DOOR OVERLOOKING THE BACKYARD. NEW OAK WOOD STAIRCASE GOING TO THE 2ND FLOOR, GORGEOUS 5" PLANK BRAZILIAN CHERRY WOOD FLOORS ON THE 2ND FLOOR, TWO LARGE BEDROOMS WITH SKYLIGHTS, MASTER BEDROOM CONNECTING TO THE MASTER BATHROOM WITH SKYLIGHT, GREAT ADDITION STEAM SHOWER TO A 4 PERSON JACUZZI TUB, DUAL SINKS AND BIDET TOILET SEAT. BASEMENT HAS A SPACIOUS FAMILY ROOM WITH A FULL BATHROOM, ONE BEDROOM AND OFFICE ROOM PLUS A SITTING AREA, UPGRADED WATERLESS TANK. ROOF COMPLETE TEAR-OFF AND REPLACED ON THE HOUSE AND GARAGE (2021) UPDATED PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL THROUGH OUT THE HOUSE (2010) HIGH EFFICIENCY LENNOX UNIT 1ST FLOOR. AC/FURNACE (2018) 2ND FLOOR NEW AC/FURNACE (2021) CONVENIENT ELECTRIC IRON FENCE AT THE DRIVEWAY ENTRANCE WITH REMOTE CONTROL. NICE SIZE BACKYARD FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS. CLOSE TO SHOPPING, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, AND MAJOR HIGHWAYS, MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN CHICAGO.

2126 Cuyler Avenue, Berwyn

Listing courtesy of Absolute Realty Source Corp..

$675,000
5 Beds 4 Baths MRD11483514 MLS ACTIVE Status
Very rare opportunity to own such a well laid out and spacious home boasting just over 3700 square feet of finished area with a total of six bedrooms and four full bathrooms all within steps of shopping and the Metra train line. Home was a complete gut remodel in 2007. All new plumbing including water service and main drain with overhead sewer, all new electrical, floor joists , 2x6 framing on the outer walls for added insulation, new roof, all new furnaces and ac units and casement double pane windows with low-e. High end features include Brazilian cherry floors throughout main and second level, Honeywell central vacuum no need to lug a vacuum cleaner around the house, whole house zoned RTI surround sound, Axis security cameras and intercom. No expense was spared the master bathroom features a Bain Ultra whirlpool/ warming tub and his and hers sinks along with a huge shower, Grohe faucets along with Toto toilets throughout the home! Other features included are a large walk-in closet and a massive master bedroom with a balcony facing the back yard. The kitchen features all stainless steel appliances and a wine chiller under the island along with granite counter tops perfect for entertaining. Beautifully designed wrought iron and wood staircase that leads from the basement to the second floor . The basement features a professionally designed wet bar that includes 2 refrigerators and a ice maker and just across from the bar is a good size weight room that can easily be converted to a bedroom with its own door to exit the home. Not many homes include 2 laundry units one the second floor and the other in the basement. Make your appointment today this home will not last!

2647 N 75Th Court, Elmwood Park

Listing courtesy of At Home Realty Partners LLC.

$1,679,000
5 Beds 4 Baths MRD11482626 MLS ACTIVE Status
Elegant, updated French Provincial inspired home is simply the best River Forest has to offer! Superbly located on a wooded one-third acre lot among the soaring oak trees on Keystone Avenue - one of River Forest's most sought after streets. You are a short walk to both Blue-Ribbon Lincoln Elementary & Roosevelt Middle schools, 10 acre Keystone Park, the Metra train station and Lake Street shopping! 25 minutes to ORD, 30 to MDW. This is a completely move-in ready home featuring a substantial addition & updates from 2017 and an attached, heated 2 car garage. The open, flowing layout is picture perfect for entertaining family and guests and is centered around the truly amazing chef's kitchen. Featured on the 2018 local kitchen walk and Chicago Social Magazine, it's a custom kitchen that features a 48" six burner BlueStar range with double oven, Carrara marble counters, two sinks, two dishwashers, 2 refrigerated beverage drawers, custom range hood and separate built-in full height Thermador refrigerator and freezer, water filtration system AND a large island with seating for 4. The large walk-in skullery/butler's pantry has a mini-sink and lots of storage. A 3-sided gas fireplace is at the center of the kitchen, dining area and family room. The fabulous living space is connected by double french doors off the dining area to the outdoor living space which features a large Trex deck along the entire east side of the home. There is a fully fenced park-sized backyard with a hot tub. And located off the pantry is the mudroom which features its own entrance and built-ins. Down a short hall from the Mud Room is the 1st floor powder room. The second floor features 3 full baths, 5 bedrooms (currently laid out as 4 bedrooms and an office) all with walk-in closets PLUS a terrace that overlooks the backyard. The primary suite, office and third bedroom all have access to the terrace. The luxurious primary bedroom overlooks the backyard and has closets galore! The ensuite primary bath is sunny and south facing with double sinks, soaking tub, separate large shower (with rainfall showerhead) and heated floors. The ensuite west bedroom features 2 closets. The playful middle bedroom features a loft space and walk-in closet and shares a bath with the large bedroom above the garage which has vaulted ceilings and charming window seats. There is a laundry closet equipped for a stacked washer/dryer on the 2nd floor hall plus a laundry chute (from the 2nd floor and 1st floor pantry) to the basement laundry. The newly carpeted basement rec room is the perfect space to hangout. The heated, attached two-car garage features epoxied floors and has been used as a home gym. The home has 2 gas fireplaces, updated plumbing, new copper water service, copper gutters, slate roof, 200amp electrical, (2) high efficiency HVAC units and a perimeter drain tile system w/sump pump and exterior drainage system. A wonderful home on a wonderful street - make it yours today!

625 Keystone Avenue, River Forest

Listing courtesy of Gullo & Associates.

$425,000
4 Beds 3 Baths MRD11481723 MLS ACTIVE Status
This is one of the absolute best homes available in one of the hottest Chicagoland suburbs - Berwyn! This 4-bedroom, 3-full bathroom single family home was gutted to the studs, transforming, and improving this residence into a predominantly new construction, solid re-built home with all the important major components a new homeowner would appreciate from a little to no maintenance perspective! This is a quality home! This is also a sizable home, boasting 2,400 square feet of finished living space! Additonal second floor enterainment/office/family room! Notable features that should be highlighted include - brand new solid wood floors throughout, new plumbing, new electrical, new roof, new siding, new HVAC, new windows, new furnace, new central air system, new stainless-steel appliances, multiple walk-in closets and much more! The first-floor master bedroom suite exudes luxury with a stunning floor to ceiling stand up shower, double vanity sinks and an extra-large stand-alone soaking tub! 5-star kitchen includes new quartz counter tops and a breakfast bar equipped to seat 3! Bonus home features include a sizable second floor laundry room, a huge unfinished partial basement space that is great for storage and a main level guest bathroom with a separate urinal! Private fence enclosed back yard and a huge 2.5 car garage! A+ neighborhood just 20 minutes from the Chicago Loop! Trendy, appreciating, and in-demand neighborhood! Minutes from public transportation and the Metra! Proximity to the park district and many local shopping centers and restaurants! The home is priced to sell and will not disappoint! Don't wait, schedule your tour today, this one won't last long!

2726 East Avenue, Berwyn

Listing courtesy of Straight-A Realty, LLC.

$370,000
2 Beds 3 Baths MRD11481374 MLS ACTIVE Status Ridgeland Station BLDG.
A modern, move-in ready 2-bed, 2.5-bath, 4-story townhome in Oak Park with 2 bonus rooms, 2 parking spots, a modern fire sprinkler system, and very low HOA dues with great reserves. The 1st bonus room is on the 1st floor and perfect for a home office. The 2nd bonus room is on the 4th floor, connecting to the overlooking rooftop patio, and perfect for an additional bedroom or home office. One parking spot is indoor and attached to the unit, and the 2nd parking spot is exclusive to the unit and in the building's private courtyard. This home is located conveniently by the Ridgeland Green Line CTA Station (a 20-min train ride to Downtown Chicago), with easy access to Interstate 290, right around the corner from Pete's Fresh Market grocery store, and within walking distance to numerous family-friendly community amenities as well as highly desirable public schools. The main floor features hardwood floor and an open floor plan for kitchen, dining room, and living room. The kitchen has cherrywood cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a dry bar. The spacious, east/south-facing dining and living room area provides a fireplace and plenty of natural sunlight. Both master and second beds are on the 3rd floor. The master bed has an ensuite double-sink bathroom, high vaulted ceiling, and amazing closet space. The second bed has its own half bath. The unit is also equipped with in-unit washer/dryer and hard-wired internet plugs on every floor (perfect for working from home). Come see this rare find and everything that Oak Park has to offer!

255 South Boulevard Unit #16, Oak Park

Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago.

$339,000
3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11481108 MLS ACTIVE Status
Rare find! Forest Park is regarded as one of the best suburbs to live in Illinois! Unique, incomparable, classically updated property. 1091 sq ft of living space on the main level, 1091 sq ft of living space in the basement. This property features 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The main floor living space has 3 beds, one full bath. The classically updated kitchen is perfect for family/friend gatherings and includes an under-counter wine fridge. Walk down to the spacious finished basement and find a huge ensuite with a full bathroom a jacuzzi tub and a walk in shower. This lower level living space is like a retreat, featuring bonus rooms and offering great versatility for office space, play rooms, storage space and so much more! A fenced in yard, with a patio to enjoy the warm evening nights. Property features a 2 car garage with 1 additional parking space. HVAC and Furnace less than 1 year old. Forest Park has "Big City Access, Small-Town Charm". Just 3 minutes to 290 highway. Quaint downtown with shopping, great restaurants, coffee shops and bars only 5 minutes away. Less than 5 minutes to Park District's great programing, pool, splash pad, fitness center and tennis courts and a robust childcare/camp program. 1 block away from a well regarded elementary school. Neighboring Oak Park/River Forest shopping and amenities less than 10 minutes away. Just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago. This is a must see!

1412 Circle Avenue, Forest Park

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Preferred Rlty.

$499,000
5 Beds 3 Baths MRD11480697 MLS ACTIVE Status
Expanded and updated home with lots of space for family, guests, work at home space and entertaining. Complete with oversized three car garage, additional parking for 4+ cars, RV, boat, contractor vehicle or whatever your lifestyle or business needs may be. Huge main floor family room has a wood burning fireplace and leads directly to the large deck and spacious private fenced backyard space for play, pets or gardens. Beautifully updated kitchen with white soft close shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and vinyl plank flooring. Second floor loft has many possibilities and includes the wall-mounted 70" interactive smart TV in the sale. All bathrooms recently remodeled. Additional updates in last ten year include sustainable golden zebra strand bamboo floors, windows, light fixtures throughout and siding. Freshly repainted in calming neutral shades. Roof completely replaced in 2010 with 30-year warranty. Two HVAC systems for better temperature control. The flood control system keeps things nice and dry. Blinds, shades and hardware will also stay; curtains excluded. Excellent location with easy access to public transportation, restaurants, shopping, schools and community amenities. Seller offering $5,000 credit with full price offer to buy down your interest rate or cover closing expenses. Schedule your private viewing today.

2516 N 78Th Avenue, Elmwood Park

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Rlty Partners.



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