Laurie Christofano

Laurie Christofano RE/MAX In The Village

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

Meet Laurie Christofano, Experienced Chicagoland Realtor

Hey there, welcome to your dream home search in Chicagoland! Whether you're looking for a starter home or your forever home, I've got you covered. As a professional Realtor with 15 years of experience, I bring the hustle and grind without any of the pretentiousness.

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Whether you're just starting out or looking to upgrade to your forever home, I'll help you navigate the market with ease. I know Chicagoland inside and out, and I'll work tirelessly to find the perfect home for you. And if you're selling your current property, I'll use my expertise to help you get top dollar for your investment.

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Oak Park Area Homes For Sale

4 Beds 4 Baths MRD11744989 MLS NEW Status
Discover a new lifestyle at this gorgeous NEW CONSTRUCTION two-story forest park home. Truly remarkable views that pleasantly carry over from exterior into the interior of the property. Arrive at the welcoming front porch with above recessed lighting and trex flooring. Walk inside into this complete open concept design, with white wire brushed flooring throughout the first and second floors. Elegant living section combined with the dining area, luxury kitchen and half bathroom. Custom white shaker cabinets with brass hardware, quartz countertop, and alluring tiled backsplash. 12-foot island with a waterfall quartz countertop that can easily seat 4. Stylish matte black fixtures and Samsung's new line of Bespoke appliances. Family room features an electric fireplace ready for a TV placement and leads to the outdoor open wood deck. Find two skylight windows as you are making your way to the second floor with a spacious master suite and three bedrooms. Master bedroom details a Vaulted ceiling, recessed lighting, walk in closet, and private balcony. Astonishing custom-tiled master bathroom with soaker tub, his and hers sink vanity, and glassed stand up shower. Beautiful white tile shower design in the second bathroom with hexagon porcelain flooring and double vanity sink. Laundry is conveniently located next to the master suite. As you make your way to the finished basement, you'll find an 8ft ceiling height, vast entertaining area and half bathroom. Bonus loft in the basement is perfect for children or pets. Sought after wet bar with wine cooler and custom shelves. Walk-out basement leads to the private fenced backyard and all new two car garage. Fantastic location, close to parks, pool, the blue line. Near the I-290 expressway, shopping and fitness centers.

902 Elgin Avenue, Forest Park

3 Beds 3 Baths MRD11744784 MLS NEW Status
Back on market and better than ever! This standout property balances beautifully-restored original elements from 1908 with the thoughtful, modern functionality that today's buyers expect in a luxury renovation. ALL electrical, plumbing, mechanicals, appliances, and even the water lines to and from the village are BRAND NEW! All original stained glass has been professionally restored and looks fantastic! The layout has also been reimagined to update the home from radiant heat to HVAC, as well as to maximize the use of space throughout! --- This stately home is centered on an extra-wide lot with a 3-car garage, complete with a "party door" that opens up towards the fully-fenced back yard. There's also a bonus concrete parking pad with its own access gate for guests. The entire property has been professionally-landscaped with all perennial plants, and you'll find electrical outlets, motion lights, and other thoughtful touches all around. --- Inside you will find a chef's kitchen with extra-large quartz countertops, a deep stainless steel sink with a high-pressure spray nozzle, an antique mirrored backsplash, exposed shelving, custom cabinetry with hidden outlets, and many other luxurious touches. The kitchen appliances are Samsung's new digital Bespoke line, in white glass, for easy cleaning and a no-fingerprint finish! The polished Travertine kitchen floors flow into to the formal dining room with its richly-refinished, original hardwood floors, a delicate chandelier, a storage closet, a charming bay window, and a bonus breakfast room with elegant stained glass windows. The spacious living room has a variety of layout options, the same rich hardwoods, and the fully-restored original staircase! One of the home's best features its it's extra-large enclosed front porch for year-round enjoyment. Upstairs you will find a primary bedroom suite with original hardwoods, space for a king-sized bed with additional furniture, and an attached dressing room/designer spa bath with an extra large shower. Down the hall are two more spacious bedrooms with ample closet space, as well as a shared, full bathroom with a brand new tub. The second and third bedrooms have plush carpet with hardwood underneath. The attic houses a finished room for the HVAC, and the basement is now a fully-finished lower level with a family room, laundry area, spacious bedroom with a walk-in closet and brand new egress windows, and another FULL spa bath with a custom vanity. The basement also has separate access to the rear exit for a semi in-law arrangement option. Basement bedroom was outfitted with extra USB outlets on all walls in case it is to be used as an office or gaming room. As you walk the home, you will feel its rich history and appreciate its beautiful new layout and finishes. --- Situated on a friendly, tree-lined block with beautiful homes and beautiful historic Oak Park touches all around. Easy access to 290, but you do NOT see or hear it! Easy Chicago access via the highway or surface streets, easy access to the Blue or Green Lines, close proximity to the village office, schools, parks, cafes, restaurants, and Downtown Oak Park. A great home in a desirable area! --- See our video tour and feature sheet!

605 Lyman Avenue, Oak Park

1 Beds 1 Baths MRD11743126 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to the heart of Oak Park! This spectacular treetop gem of a condo is waiting for you to call it home. Boasting an unbeatable location 2 blocks north of Lake Street / downtown, this unit is situated in a renovated yet still vintage character brick courtyard building that exudes charm and elegance. As soon as you step inside, you'll be greeted with central air-conditioning and in-unit laundry, providing you with the ultimate convenience and comfort. The open plan living and dining room with gorgeous hardwood floors throughout creates a warm and inviting atmosphere that's perfect for entertaining guests or simply relaxing. Prepare delicious meals in the attractive kitchen, which boasts 42" cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. Need more space? No worries, there's ample storage available in the building. But the best part? This amazing unit is just a stone's throw away from all the best that Oak Park has to offer. From mouth-watering restaurants to fabulous shopping and stunning parks, you'll be right in the middle of it all. And with easy street permit parking or covered municipal paid parking lot just a short walk away, you'll never have to stress about finding a spot. Well run, well maintained, PET-FRIENDLY building! And if you're looking to invest in real estate, you'll be pleased to know that this unit is rentable after being owner occupied for two years. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to live in comfort in the heart of Oak Park!

219 N Oak Park Avenue Unit #3E, Oak Park

MRD11743018 MLS NEW Status
Introducing a prime investment opportunity: an 11-unit, multi-family property situated in the thriving Oak Park Arts District. Well maintained corner building, comprising three addresses (844/846 S Humphrey and 12 Harrison), represents a turn-key investment poised to deliver substantial returns from the outset. Strategically located, this asset merges the allure of a pedestrian-friendly, creative neighborhood with the practicality of seamless connectivity, owing to its proximity to the Blue Line and 290 Xpressway. Encircled by an eclectic mix of boutique shops, galleries, and diverse dining venues, the property is exceptionally attractive to discerning tenants. The sophisticated condo-quality units are awash with natural light, fostering a welcoming ambiance for occupants. Each unit is outfitted with premium finishes, such as granite countertops, tasteful shaker-style cabinetry, and polished hardwood floors. Tenants are afforded both comfort and efficiency with in-unit washer/dryers, individual and central heat/AC systems, upgraded electrical systems, and contemporary plumbing. Elegant architectural elements, including classic moldings and decorative fireplaces, contribute to the refined character of these well-appointed residences. The recently reconstructed decks present an appealing outdoor space for leisure and socializing, amplifying the property's overall appeal. Capitalize on this exceptional opportunity to secure a piece of the Oak Park Arts District's distinctive allure and yield a profitable, sought-after investment for years to come.

12 Harrison Street, Oak Park

2 Beds 2 Baths MRD11741804 MLS ACTIVE Status
Step right into this bright, roomy and charming 2 bed, 2 bath condo showcasing modern conveniences for today's living needs. In the huge, sun-drenched living room and bonus sunroom area, you'll find loads of space for entertaining with gleaming hardwood floors, a lovely wood-burning fireplace with convenient gas starter for cozy nights in, handy built-in storage, and a large wall of western-facing windows to enjoy the setting sun. This huge space can be closed off with french doors and boasts a built-in Murphy Bed--transforming it into the perfect guest retreat! The large formal dining room can easily accommodate your biggest holiday gatherings and adjoins the huge kitchen. You'll have loads of room to spread out and enjoy crafting meals and snacks in this kitchen which is a cook's delight and features all stainless appliances, miles of granite countertops, tons of cabinetry, large pantry, and a roomy eat-in space. The generous kitchen leads to a back deck that's perfect for grilling, morning coffee, evening cocktails, and dining al fresco. When it's time to retire, head to the spacious bedrooms. The sunlit main bedroom has a large closet and a jack-and-jill shared hallway bath (lots of updates in 2022), and the second bedroom is also big and bright with its own full bath (renovated in 2022) and large, organized closet. Conveniences like the in-unit laundry (new units in 2020), central air/heat for easy year-round living, and two dedicated parking spots make this the one! Plus, storage abounds in this unit with a walk-in coat closet, two additional, huge walk-in hallway closets, and more storage in the basement too. All this in a quiet, well-managed (new roof and extensive tuckpointing in 2015), six-unit building with a sweet little backyard for you to enjoy. Great unit with lots of updates (vanities, toilets, lighting, medicine cabinets, tile; newer flooring in dining room and hallway; Murphy bed; new H2O heater in 2018; updated electrical in 2018 and more!) on a tree-lined street, convenient to public transportation, parks, pool, farmers market, schools, shopping, restaurants and so much more! This adorable condo checks all your boxes and is the one you've been waiting for. Welcome home!

164 N Humphrey Avenue Unit #2S, Oak Park

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

2217 N 74Th Court, Elmwood Park

3 Beds 3 Baths MRD11739126 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this updated 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Mann school district house with lots of light and large rooms. Enter this home through a large foyer with coat closet and pretty powder room. Coved ceilings and a wood burning fireplace highlight the gracious living room with french doors. The dining room with crown molding is perfect for large gatherings. The updated kitchen has stainless steel appliances, storage, and extra counter space for meal prep and/or breakfast bar. The adjacent sunroom overlooking the fenced yard makes a great office or cozy first floor family room. Dine or relax in the bright 3 season porch with jalousie-style windows adjacent to the outdoor concrete patio. This first floor flows well, with spaces to gather, and room enough to separate. Upstairs there are three large corner bedrooms with windows on two sides. The primary bedroom also has french doors with a Juliette balcony. Each has a spacious closet or two. There is also an updated full bath. In addition to laundry and a large storage closet, the finished basement with full bath has flexible space for gym or home office, game or playroom -though the art deco wet bar area should belong to the adults. A big 2 1/2 car garage, built in 2010, is great--- plus there is a two car parking pad. Most windows are newer and energy efficient. Other notable updates: Furnace 2022; bathrooms 2020, refrigerator and microwave 2022. Close to transportation, shopping, and dining.

1232 N Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park

6 Beds 3 Baths MRD11736322 MLS PRICE CHANGE Status
***Multiple offers received. Highest and Best by 7:30 PM 3/262023.*** Classic 4 bedroom Forest Park stunner with a twist! This home is also a legal non-conforming 2-flat. Multigenerational living or rental/investment - opportunities abound. Enter through the vintage front door into the corridor and be met by original maple hardwood floors which continue throughout the home. Gather in the living room and take in the high ceilings, rich millwork and character. The dining room boasts a beautiful original built-in, a perfect backdrop for entertaining/dinner parties. The spacious kitchen is any cook's dream; miles of granite countertops, plenty of cabinet space, even room to add a floating island or breakfast nook if you wanted. Enjoy the seasons in the Florida/sunroom! When you're ready for rest, choose any of the three main level bedrooms, they offer ample space, original millwork and hardware, and are ready for your customizations. The upstairs loft area is the perfect retreat; make it your primary bedroom, guest suite, or secondary lounge area; endless options! The basement offers an additional 850sq ft of space and has a 2 bed/1bath walkout unit. The oversized lot features a 2 car garage and tons of green space. This home is close to it all, transportation, parks, and all that downtown Forest Park has to offer. Property being sold AS-IS and all village code updates will be buyers responsibility. Egress windows need to be added to basement unit bedroom in order to be compliant with village code as a 2 flat.

1125 Beloit Avenue, Forest Park

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