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

$574,900
3 Beds 4 Baths MRD11639278 MLS NEW Status
The Oak Park Oasis - A gated community hidden in plain sight! This 3 Bedroom corner unit is the one! Four levels of space with 3.5 bathrooms, a bonus room, and a rooftop deck. The first floor features a bedroom with an en suite bathroom making it perfect for extended guests! Would also make a great home office and/or gym needed for today's post covid lifestyles. The second level features an open kitchen/family room with a large center island and upgraded appliances, including a new Bosch dishwasher, upgraded lighting, quartz countertops & loads of white cabinetry, and additional custom cabinetry providing even more storage. This space opens to the dining area also with upgraded lighting, with doors to the balcony for grilling. There is a large, separate dining area and a large living/great room with views of the beautiful and massive courtyard, a rarity not found in most townhomes. Here you can enjoy the vast amounts of green space and socialize with your neighbors. The third level has two large bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms. The Primary bathroom offers marble tile, handsome cabinetry, an oversized shower, and double sinks. There's also a customized walk-in closet. You'll find the laundry on this level for added convenience and storage closets. The secondary bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and a full bathroom. The top-level features a bonus room. that can also be used as an office, home gym, etc. This space is plumbed for a wet bar. It leads to a large private roof deck with a gas line and potential for expansion. Walk to downtown Oak Park, Forest Park, and the River Forest Town Center where you'll find an abundance of shopping, restaurants, and specialty stores. It's also a short distance to schools, parks, and easy access to the Green Line, Blue Line, and the Metra for quick access to the city, and airports!

1022 Cedar Court, Oak Park

Listing courtesy of Baird & Warner, Inc..

$479,000
3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11638844 MLS NEW Status
Welcome Home. Situated less than a five minute walk to award winning elementary school. Parks and playgrounds around the corner and across the street. The Village center of Riverside is less than 1.5 miles. Grocery store, restaurants, parks, playgrounds, schools, library, Des Plaines river & bike trails are all within a 2 mile radius. Expressways are a 10 minute drive. City of Chicago is less than a 30 minute drive. Catch the train in Riverside or Berwyn and Bus service has many nearby stops. The home offers all original hardwood doors, crown molding & floors. All the closets are cedar & generous size with plenty of storage. All the light fixtures, bathroom vanities and ceiling fans are new. New windows, washer & dryer & storm doors. The main level offers a large living room,dining room, updated half bath, updated kitchen with granite counter tops & sink, all new stainless steel appliances. Large Trek deck with photocell stair lighting off of the kitchen. Great for entertaining! Second floor offers three bedrooms, original built in hallway cabinet with laundry chute and a updated full bath with marble tile & large linen closet. One of the three bedrooms offer two cedar closets. All bedrooms have hardwood floors. The second floor landing is carpeted with hardwood underneath. The basement is a walk out. The basement offers a finished recreation room and a laundry room with plenty of storage and waiting for your finishing touches. The backyard offers landscaping & butterfly garden along the fences & two mature trees one flowering. Entire yard is fenced with cedar freshly painted treated wood. All you have to do is move in and enjoy everything the Village of Riverside has to offer.

82 Northgate Road, Riverside

Listing courtesy of @properties Christie's International Real Estate.

$380,000
3 Beds 3 Baths MRD11638304 MLS NEW Status
Expertly renovated and one of a kind, this Victorian-style three-bedroom, three full bath home is part of a townhome community that won a Historic Preservation Award and is nestled in a beautifully landscaped setting in the heart of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District. Sunlight streams through the large picture windows into the modern open floorplan, allowing for effortless living and entertaining. The professionally designed kitchen features custom cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances, and a center island. The spacious living room includes a built-in gas fireplace and is wired for surround sound. The first-floor bedroom/office and adjacent full bath are perfect for guests, too. The soaring vaulted ceilings in the second floor's primary and secondary bedrooms create a spacious and airy feel. They also include abundant storage and closet space. The laundry is conveniently located on the second floor between the two-bedroom suites. The private bath retreat in the primary suite features a large whirlpool tub, double sinks, and an enormous separate walk-in shower. There's even more storage in the attached private garage. Entertain and grill at the patio area on the ground level. The convenience of maintenance-free living, and yet lives like a single-family home. Attached garage parking plus second onsite parking space. Close to the train, schools, Scoville Park, library, restaurants, and shopping. A 91 Walk Score. This one checks all the boxes!

217 N Grove Avenue Unit #D, Oak Park

Listing courtesy of Compass.

$429,900
7 Beds 3 Baths MRD11636815 MLS ACTIVE Status
WELCOME TO THIS FANTASTIC CORNER PROPERTY! 3 FINISHED LEVELS OF LIVING! 2 EXITS IN BASEMENT, 2 ELECTRIC BOXES, 7 BEDROOMS AND 3 FULL BATHROOMS! ENTER THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR TO AN ORNATE VESTIBULE, A BRIGHT DINING ROOM WITH A BUILT-IN FAUX FIREPLACE, DOUBLE FRENCH DOORS LEAD TO THE LIVING ROOM, FIRST BEDROOM FOLLOWED BY A LARGE BATH WITH A JACUZZI TUB, KITCHEN IS VERY LARGE AND OPEN, FEATURING STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, GRANITE COUNTERS AND A BREAKFAST BAR, SECOND BEDROOM IS OFF THE KITCHEN, BACK ENTRANCE FEATURES A MUD ROOM AND ANOTHER BEDROOM THAT CAN BECOME AN OFFICE SPACE. A WOODEN STAIRCASE LEADS TO THE 2ND FLOOR OF LIVING SPACE WHERE TWO BIG BEDROOMS ARE LOCATED WITH A FULL BATH ALONG WITH TONS OF STORAGE CLOSETS. BASEMENT IS LARGE AND BRIGHT WITH A FULL BATHROOM AND 2 BEDROOMS, THE WALLS ARE DECORATED WITH ORNATE ROCK WHICH FLOWS INTO THE ENTERTAINERS DREAM A FULLY EQUIPPED BAR WITH GRANITE COUNTERS, SINK AND CABINETS. THE GARAGE IS A SOLID FULL BRICK GARAGE, WITH HIGH CEILINGS AND THE ABILITY TO HAVE 10" GARAGE DOORS, PERFECT FOR A VAN OR UTILITY VEHICLE, IT HAS A WATER HOOK UP AND A CHIMNEY IF YOU WISH TO ADD HEATING. HOME HAS ONE LAYER SHINGLE ROOF AND GARGE HAS AN UPDATED ROOF RUBBER MEMBRANE BOTH 6 YEARS OLD. ON TOP OF ALL THAT THE HOME HAS A FANTASTIC LOCATION WALKING DISTANCE TO THE BUS, GROCERY STORE, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES, METRA TRAIN, BEAUTY SALONS, BANKS, GYM, CAFES AND SO MUCH MORE. HOME HAS BEEN LOVED AND CARED FOR BY CURRENT OWNERS FOR THE PAST 18 YEARS, THEY ARE READY FOR YOU TO MAKE IT YOUR OWN.

2608 N 73Rd Avenue, Elmwood Park

Listing courtesy of Savvy Properties Inc.

$1,599,000
4 Beds 5 Baths MRD11621193 MLS ACTIVE Status
The uncompromising quality will astound you in this 5000 + sq. ft. custom built home! Luxury finishes and attention to detail are evident in every room. Situated on a 50 x 200 lot across from Thatcher woods this home was designed to offer unprecedented privacy and feel like a retreat. The 1st floor features a vaulted foyer, living room, dining room, gourmet chefs kitchen with pantry and butler's pantry, open to a huge family room and terrace. A well appointed bar room off the foyer is incredible for entertaining and could be reimagined as a guest room. There is also a full bathroom, powder room and laundry room on the first floor. A gorgeous staircase takes you to the 2nd floor where you will find a sweeping primary suite featuring vaulted ceilings, fireplace and double walk-in closets. The en-suite bath is truly a spa retreat with heated floors, steam shower, soaking tub and double vanities. Three additional bedrooms are on this level, each with custom closets. The shared bathroom is spacious and features custom double vanity. The basement has high ceilings and features a large family room, gym room and office with separate entrance. Tons of additional storage and a half bath round it out. The two-car garage is heated, offers storage and separate entrance to basement office. The driveway and apron allows room for 3 additional parking spaces and a turn-around. The backyard and stone terrace are lushly landscaped and offer entertainment and play spaces with dining and seating areas, a built-in grill, fire pit and fountain! The serenity and luxury of this fine home will truly take your breath away.

1349 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest

Listing courtesy of Gullo & Associates.

$389,000
3 Beds 2 Baths MRD11636117 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome home, to this lovely colored 3 bed 2 bath bungalow located in the Village of Elmwood Park. Step onto your large front porch to walk in to find beautifully sanded and refinished hardwood floor throughout the home. The spacious living room opens up into the dining room which offers an amazing statement square chandelier that stands out with the brand new lighting that is featured throughout the entire home. The newly remodeled kitchen is sure to grab anyone's eye, it offers a magnitude of attractions, including brand new 42" solid wood shaker style cabinets, accompanied by beautifully done quartz countertop, to top it all off there is new Samsung appliances throughout the entire kitchen (refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher). The 3 beds and 2 baths throughout the home have all been freshly rehabbed including updated plumbing and electrical as well as brand new doors that are also seen throughout the entirety of the house. The newly remodeled bathroom on the main floor offers polished porcelain tile, with a huge 60-inch double sink vanity. The newly done basement gives you a large Bed/Bath with a walk-in shower that features an elegant porcelain hexagon tile. This home offers max comfort with brand new GE washer and dryer, new furnace, air conditioner and water heater. Step down your brand new porch into the amazingly open backyard, not only does this backyard offer an abundance of grass space, but also newly done concrete that wraps around to the front of the house, all behind the privacy of a brand new fence. This beautiful house doesn't stop there also including a 2 car garage, and brand new gutters and windows. All work done with permits and inspected by the Village of Elmwood Park code enforcement. This House is perfect all its missing is you.

2227 N 73Rd Avenue, Elmwood Park

Listing courtesy of Greater Chicago Real Estate Inc..

$799,000
6 Beds 4 Baths MRD11635744 MLS ACTIVE Status
Step back into time to an era when rich woodwork, beautiful leaded glass and exquisite craftsmanship were the hallmark of the best homes. This gorgeous Victorian home boasts five bedrooms and three and a half baths on four full levels of living space. This home features 12 art glass windows, dramatic carved oak staircase, fireplace and cove moldings. First floor: Gorgeous foyer showcases the stunning staircase and art glass and leads you to the living room and formal dining room with cove moulding and more art glass. The large kitchen with granite counters opens to a breakfast room overlooking a lovely landscaped yard. The second floor has a four generous bedrooms: Primary bedroom has a walk-in closet and another large closet, maple flooring, and windows on three walls- plenty of room to add a primary bath should you wish to do so. The other three bedrooms are also very large with walk-in closets in each, some with built-in bookcases and several windows. The second floor bath is large with linen closet/storage. The third floor has skylights, a second kitchen, bedroom, office with built-in bookcases and bath. Perfect for a guest suite plus office/work space. You'll love the finished basement rec room with bar area, plus so much storage, a half bath, tool room and laundry room. Tear-off roof (2015), Newer electric with 2 new panels, many new windows, Central AC (2016), Boiler (2019), and a check valve was installed for a dry basement. Situated on a double lot with a 2-car garage plus a parking pad for 2 more cars if needed. Located in Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District just blocks from the elementary and high schools.

618 Fair Oaks Avenue, Oak Park

Listing courtesy of Beyond Properties Realty Group.

$424,900
3 Beds 3 Baths MRD11635315 MLS ACTIVE Status
The very best Taylor Street has to offer! Wide, residential thoroughfare. Impressive stucco home with arts and crafts vibe and original art glass and built-in dining room cabinetry. Open floor plan from sunny seating/play area through to elegant dining room. Spacious living room. Hardwood floors throughout most of the first level. A convenient office tucked under the stairs with huge storage closet. Updated kitchen. Newly renovated powder room on first level as well. Up sweeping, carpeted staircase to a sweet landing and all the second level has waiting for you. First, as you go down the hall, is a generous second bedroom with a huge closet. The cute third bedroom makes the perfect child's room. Good storage here too. The hall bathroom has just been updated with new vanity, storage cabinet and light fixtures. Last, but by far not least, is the stately primary bedroom. The adjacent dressing room has been renovated to be an enormous closet with new double vanity and light fixtures. Private toilet and bathroom. Unfinished basement has loads of room for storage, a laundry room with new washer and dryer and a large cedar closet for off-season clothing. Enjoy the private yard from the deck or the enclosed back porch. Rare for Oak Park is the 3-car garage with access off the alley. But the REAL STORY here is how much these owners have done in the short time they have owned this home. Unexpectedly transferred - again - they didn't anticipate another move so soon. Please consult the exhaustive improvements list (including brand new HVAC system, updates to all bathrooms and updated lighting throughout the home!) located under additional information along with the disclosures. Prepare to be mightily impressed if not overwhelmed with all the NEW! The welcome mat is out. Come take a look!

917 N Taylor Avenue, Oak Park

Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago.

$599,000
4 Beds 2 Baths MRD11608778 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to 236 South Ridgeland Avenue. This home is warm and welcoming and will wrap itself around you the minute you walk in the door. Long-time owners are starting a new chapter in their lives and their home is awaiting a new family. Tons of curb appeal adds to the charm of this home on a 45 x 171 lot. A covered front porch leads to a large foyer with a built-in storage bench. French doors open into a formal living room with a wood burning fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases. Separate formal dining room, large kitchen with tons of cabinets. Full bathroom, breakfast room and a first floor family room leads to a tiled mud room. Front and back staircases lead to the 2nd floor which offers four bedrooms plus a tandem and the 2nd full bath. Primary bedroom is quite large with 2 closets. Dedicated staircase leads to the large unfinished attic. The basement is full and unfinished. Two mini split air conditioning units cool the first floor. Window A/C units included for second floor rooms.The heating system has three zones and three thermostats - one for the main house, one for the family room, breakfast nook and mudroom and one for the crawlspace. 2-car detached garage with extra parking spaces. Fenced back yard has a brick patio, raised garden beds and spacious side yard. Not included are: Peony bushes by sidewalk on south side, 2 lilacs in back of property and garden plaque. Great location. This home checks all the boxes.

236 S Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Park

Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago.

$579,000
5 Beds 4 Baths MRD11634180 MLS ACTIVE Status
Completely rehabbed with a new 2nd-floor addition in 2021, this stunning 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom home offers close to 2,500 square feet of total interior space, including the full finished basement. Highlights include a completely open and bright main level that accommodates the living room, dining area, and a gorgeous new kitchen boasting quartz countertops, all stainless-steel appliances, and beautiful Maple cabinets with glass doors, under-cabinet lighting, and modern stainless-steel handles. Other great features include a spacious primary bedroom on the 2nd floor featuring a walk-in closet, and a luxurious spa-like private bath with a double-sink vanity, a soaker tub, and a large walk-in shower with dual heads. Downstairs you'll find a full finished basement with a comfortable family room, a wet bar with a stainless steel beverage cooler, a 2nd laundry room, and another full bathroom. Outside enjoy a wide and welcoming front porch, a gorgeous back deck, a relaxing hot tub, and a detached 2.5-car garage with an overhead party door and paved alley access. Recent improvements include a completely new 2nd-floor addition, new kitchen, new plumbing, new electric (including electric service and panel), new furnace and AC, remodeled basement with drain tile, new garage, new water service, new sewer to curb, new sidewalks (backyard, front and side), new siding, new roof and gutters, new back deck, new front porch, new professional landscaping, paved alley, and more! Situated in the highly rated La Grange and Lyons Township school districts, and within walking distance of the Metra train station, elementary school, and well-equipped neighborhood park, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better location. Enjoy easy access to major highways and proximity to Chicago's Midway and O'Hare airports, the world-famous Brookfield Zoo, many forest preserves, parks, and other great surrounding communities. Schedule your showing today!

4170 Deyo Avenue, Brookfield

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty.

$659,000
4 Beds 4 Baths MRD11632681 MLS ACTIVE Status
WOW! This five-bedroom rebuilt beauty will blow you away the moment your enter. Rebuilt in 2015 with a fabulous open floor plan like you've never seen. Enormous rooms in every direction. Enter thru the beautiful leaded glass doors into the large foyer complete with a built-in storage bench with shiplap walls. The spacious and bright living room has a gas fireplace and is complimented with shiplap ceilings! This space opens to a massive dining room, twice the standard size of most. You'll find a wet bar complete with a wine cooler, shelving, and storage cabinets between the dining room and the Kitchen/family room. It's hard to say what will be your favorite space but these rooms create the perfect space for entertaining large or small gatherings. The kitchen has gorgeous white cabinetry, quartz counters, SS farmhouse sink, a commercial hood, and an Island with seating for four. In addition, you'll find a large walk-in pantry with custom shelving. It all opens to the family room which features a well of shelving with built-ins surrounding the second gas fireplace. These rooms are illuminated by the glass doors and windows that lead to a large deck and a beautifully shaded, fenced-in backyard. Up the beautiful oak staircase to the second level, you'll find three very large bedrooms and a beautiful primary suite with cathedral ceilings and skylights! It features a large walk-in closet with custom shelving and a huge spa-like bathroom complete with marble tile, a soaking tub, and a separate walk-in shower. The laundry center is conveniently located on this level and has ample storage space. The finished lower level has a spacious rec room with a second wet bar area, a fifth bedroom/office, and a full bathroom! This home has coffee brown-stained oak floors thru out, except on the lower level, and custom blinds at every window. In addition, it is wired for sound/music. thru out! There's a two-car garage plus additional parking spaces. There's also dual heat/air! Add all of this to the convenience of this quaint neighborhood, close to schools, parks, pools, rec center, and downtown Forest Park! Quick and easy access to expressways and the blue line train station getting you to the City in under 15 minutes! There is a list of recent updates and improvements, provided upon request. Homes like this don't come around often so make your appointment today!

1053 Troost Avenue, Forest Park

Listing courtesy of Baird & Warner, Inc..



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