Laurie Christofano

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

12 Things to Love About Working with Laurie Christofano: Your Go-To Chicagoland Realtor

1. Unrivaled Local Insights: Born and raised here, I've got the scoop on most every nook and cranny in Chicagoland. Expect exclusive insights into the best neighborhoods and hidden local treasures.
2. Tech at Your Fingertips: From virtual tours to digital signings, I embrace technology to streamline your home-buying experience. It's real estate at the speed of now!
3. The Detail Detective: Thanks to my science background, I spot the little things that make a big difference. From charming features to potential red flags, I've got an eye for detail.
4. Your Deal Champion: Think of me as your real estate superhero, negotiating fiercely to land you the best deal. I'm all about getting you that 'more bang for your buck' feeling.
5. Beyond Closing Day: Our journey doesn't end at the closing table. I'm here for the long haul, ensuring you settle in and love your new home and community.
6. A Heart for Inclusivity: As an LGBTQ+ advocate, I have a special insight into creating a welcoming experience for everyone. Expect a real estate service where diversity is celebrated.
7. The Friendly Realtor: Working with me is like chatting with an old friend. I'm here to make the process enjoyable, informative, and as fun as a Chicago street fest!
8. Cringe-Free Choices: I'll help you differentiate between those quirky charms and the downright cringe-worthy in properties. It's all about finding the perfect fit for you.
9. Your Community Guide: More than just homes, I offer you a lifestyle. Let me introduce you to the community I love and have been part of my whole life.
10. Skilled Negotiator: With me in your corner, rest assured I'll haggle my way to ensure you're getting a sweet deal, as delightful as deep-dish pizza.
11. A Seamless Experience: My blend of tech-savviness and personal approach makes your real estate journey smooth, efficient, and stress-free.
12. Welcoming to All: I pride myself on being a Realtor for everyone. Regardless of who you are or what you're looking for, you'll find a welcoming, supportive partner in me.

Ready to embark on this exciting real estate journey in Chicagoland with me, Laurie Christofano? Let's make some magic happen! 🌟

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 16+ years of experience, I bring the hustle and grind without any of the pretentiousness. Over the years, I have developed a deep knowledge of the local real estate market and am committed to delivering exceptional service and unparalleled expertise to every client I work with.

I believe that buying or selling a home is a relationship business, first and foremost. That's why I'm focused on getting to know you personally, understanding your needs, and providing expert guidance every step of the way. No canned sales pitches or flashy gimmicks here, just personalized service that gets results.

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.

For Home Buyers:

Are you looking to buy a home in Oak Park or the Chicago suburbs? As a local Top Agent Network member, I can offer you the expertise you need to find the perfect home for your needs. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, relocating to the area, or looking for a luxury property, I can provide you with the specialized services you need to make your home buying journey a success.

As a trusted Realtor, I frequently have access to off-market and pre-market homes and can negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you get the best deal possible. I understand that buying a home can be overwhelming, which is why I take the time to listen to your needs and provide personalized solutions that fit your unique situation. From finding the right property to closing the deal, I will be with you every step of the way.

So, let's get started on your dream home search! Contact me today to learn more about my professional real estate hustle and personalized service. Together, we'll find the perfect home that fits your needs and your budget.

For Home Sellers:

Are you looking to sell your home in Oak Park or the Chicago suburbs? As a seasoned real estate agent, I can provide you with the knowledge and experience you need to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar. I understand that selling a home can be stressful, which is why I offer specialized services to help you navigate the process with ease.

From pricing your home correctly to staging and marketing it effectively, I will work with you to ensure that your home sells as quickly as possible. With access to a network of potential buyers and a deep understanding of the local market, I can provide you with the expertise you need to get the best possible price for your property.

No matter what your real estate needs are, I am here to help. Contact me today to learn more about my services and how I can assist you in your real estate journey.

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How did I get started in real estate, anyways?

Welcome to a tale of unexpected turns and thrilling real estate adventures. I'm Laurie, once an aspiring pediatrician, now a master of the real estate realm. This isn't just another career change story; it's a journey of finding passion in the most unexpected places.

So, medical school and I were like a mismatched pair of socks. I was all in for the excitement, the constant learning, even the stress. But, when it came down to the nitty-gritty – you know, the blood, the high stakes of life and death – I realized I might be barking up the wrong tree.

Enter real estate, stage left. I thought, "Hey, what's a more relaxing career change than the tranquil world of property dealings?" Oh, how little did I know. Turns out, real estate is less of a quiet stroll in the park and more like a high-speed chase through the city – and weirdly enough, that's exactly what I needed.

Instead of diagnosing illnesses, I'm now diagnosing property potential. Instead of surgical tools, I arm myself with market analyses and negotiation tactics. It's a different kind of thrill, one where the stakes are high, but in a “Will they love this quirky kitchen?” kind of way, not a “Please don’t pass out on me” way.

And you know what? This chaotic, unpredictable world of real estate fits me like a glove. It’s fast-paced, every day brings a new challenge, and the satisfaction of finding someone their perfect home is unbeatable.

So why did I become a real estate agent? Because sometimes, the best decisions are the ones you never saw coming. I found my passion in the chaos of contracts and closings, in the smiles of clients finding their dream homes, and in the satisfaction of turning a stressful process into a memorable journey.

If you're looking for someone who's not afraid to dive into the chaos to find your perfect home or get the best deal on your sale, I'm your Realtor. Let's navigate this wild real estate market together - with less blood and more coffee!

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Latest Oak Park Area Homes For Sale

$525,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 12005095 MLS NEW Status
Perfectly sized, updated, move-in ready home with beautiful finishes and today's floorplan, in a great steps-to-everything Oak Park location beckons. The inviting front porch and the welcoming foyer lead to the open first floor that's made for modern living and entertaining. Gather with your loved ones in the charming living room boasting soaring ceilings and big, bright windows that bring in plenty of light. Host your largest holiday gatherings in the sizable dining room that opens to the kitchen so that you don't miss a moment of the fun. Cooking your gourmet meals is a delight in the smartly designed, bright kitchen featuring a huge peninsula, loads of quality cabinetry, all stainless appliances, beautiful backsplash, a deep undermount sink, miles of granite countertops and with the eat-at peninsula that's perfect for breakfast, casual meals, buffet spread or even homework. A convenient, sunny, spacious drop zone/sunroom area with doors that lead to the deck completes this level. When it's time to retire, head upstairs to find three sunlit bedrooms, all featuring large windows and ample storage. An oversized, updated full bath with fresh paint and trendy finishes rounds out this level. The roomy, dry lower level is the whole footprint of the home, and with its large, renovated full bath offers even more living space. Currently being used as an office and gym, but can be a family room, play room, gym, office, guest room or all of the above! Clean and bright laundry room as well as additional storage and mechanicals room complete this level. Outdoor living is a dream in this home - a delightful front porch to sip wine and watch the world go by; a convenient back deck for easy grilling and hosting summer BBQs; and an extra deep, fenced yard to throw ball, play tag or to grow flowers and veggies. Convenient two car garage too, but leave your car at home in this minutes-to-everything location. Hardwood floors on first floor, newer carpet on second, fresh paint and updated light fixtures throughout. Lots of newer big ticket items - electric, plumbing, baths, windows and roof to name a few. Fantastic location - steps to shopping, grocery, restaurants, coffee, schools, parks, Green and Blue lines, an easy drive to the expressway and more. This home checks all the boxes for easy entertaining and living - everything has been done - all you have to do is unpack. Welcome home!

420 S Taylor Avenue, Oak Park

$800,000
5 Beds 4 Baths 12012543 MLS NEW Status
Quintessential Oak Park Gunderson with tons of updates on a tree lined street and in a terrific location beckons! Arrive onto the generous, inviting front porch and into the welcoming foyer that leads to the sprawling first floor that's perfect for today's living and entertaining. Gather with loved ones in the spacious living room, boasting soaring ceilings and tall bright windows that bring in plenty of light. The adjoining dining room can easily host your largest holiday gatherings, and has line of sight to the kitchen for easy entertaining. Cooking your gourmet meals is an absolute delight in the 2017 designer, bright kitchen featuring quality cabinetry; quartz countertop; updated lighting; all stainless high end appliances including an induction cooktop, built in oven, microwave, two dishwashers, compactor and wide counter depth fridge; deep sink and a huge eat-at island for casual breakfasts, snacks and homework. The kitchen opens to the roomy first floor family room where loved ones will gather for movie or game night - guaranteeing you'll never miss a moment of the action! A handy drop zone off the kitchen, a large deck that connects to the family room and a convenient powder room round out this level. When it's time to retire, head upstairs to find five generous bedrooms. The second floor showcases four spacious, sunny bedrooms (two of which can fit king-sized beds!) featuring tall windows and ample storage, a classic newer full bath as well as the oh-so-convenient second floor laundry! The third floor is perfect for your primary retreat and boasts a sizable bedroom, an updated ensuite full bath and brand new carpet! The roomy, dry lower level offers even more space - use as a playroom, second family room or as a long-term guest room with its own full bath, loads of storage and even a supplemental laundry location. Al-fresco living and entertaining is a dream in this home - the huge front porch is ideal to sip wine and watch the world go by and catch up with neighbors; the large back deck is great for easy grilling and hosting BBQs; two patios for additional entertaining; a playset that's every child's dream and and a wide, sunny, fenced yard for growing veggies or flowers. A convenient newer two-car garage is also on premises, but who needs cars when you are close to everything Oak Park offers. So much original charm - pocket door, multiple stained glass windows; and so many newer updates in this home - zoned heating and cooling, siding, all replacement windows, baths, garage, rebuilt front porch, deck, poured patio and walkway, newer kitchen, custom window treatments, updated lighting and more. Incredible location - steps to shopping, grocery, restaurants, coffee, schools, parks, library, pool, Blue line, an easy drive to the expressway and lots more. This is the turn-key home on one of the friendliest blocks you've been waiting for - all you have to do is unpack, settle in and enjoy summer. Welcome home!

724 S Elmwood Avenue, Oak Park

$374,500
3 Beds 4 Baths 12026587 MLS NEW Status
Located in the highly sought-after "Residences at the Grove" subdivision, this home is now ready for its new owners. Boasting three levels of living space, this well maintained property offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience. This lovely 3 bedroom townhome also has 3.5 baths, which is a rare find in the area. Inside you will discover a spacious open-concept living room/dining room/kitchen, This main level features a cozy gas fireplace, and gleaming hardwood floors. The modern kitchen features an abundance of cabinetry, granite countertops, and an 8' breakfast bar for casual dining. Upstairs, you'll find two generously sized bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom and ample closet space. The ground level features a flexible room, which can easily be used as a bedroom because of the full bath outside its door. It also makes a great office, media room or guest room. Outside, the community offers fantastic amenities including a fitness center, party room with outdoor seating and a fountain. This is a well-managed association with pet-friendly policies. Assessments, which include heat, gas, water and exterior maintenance, make living here easy. Located within walking distance to shops, restaurants, the park district with the great village pool, and with easy access to public transportation and highways, this property offers not only great appeal but also a lifestyle of comfort and convenience. Don't miss the opportunity to make this your new home sweet home.

604 Grove Lane, Forest Park

$1,599,000
5 Beds 6 Baths 11992451 MLS NEW Status
Stunning and stately in prime location across from Priory Park with luxurious updates, generous space, and jumbo sized/park-like yard! This classic Tudor defines 'forever home' with grand rooms, thoughtfully designed indoor and outdoor spaces, and an ideal layout for entertaining. Brilliantly designed by Jean Stouffer, kitchen meets and exceeds the needs of a semi-pro chef while celebrating the grandeur of the home's elegance. The inviting space includes extra long dining/serving island, 2 dishwashers new in 2022, walk-in pantry, separate bar/buffet with beverage refrigerator and ice maker, high end appliances, furniture-quality custom cabinetry, well appointed storage solutions, exquisite finishes and custom French doors that open to outdoor porch/patio dining. The light and bright living room/dining room combo is glamorous yet practical with plenty of room for formal dining plus additional lounge area. Giant 1st floor family room with heated floors, gas fireplace, views of glorious yard, office nook, and yet another dining area. Primary suite stretches across the entire south wing of the home's second floor and includes 'his and hers' separate bathrooms, tons of storage, tandem room that could be a nursery or den/library, and sunroom overlooking backyard treetops. Second floor also features updated Jack and Jill bathroom and 2nd and 3rd enormous bedrooms. Third floor offers a 4th large bedroom and possible 5th bedroom/bonus space plus full bathroom. Finished basement with large rec room, updated full bathroom, uniquely functional laundry room, high ceilings, and dedicated storage spaces. The backyard is outdoor living at its best with hardscape patio, bar/raised dining space, fire feature, lush.landscaping strategically designed for maximum privacy, newer 2018 built garage, and 2018 concrete apron. Walk to award winning schools, oversized lot, prime location, gorgeous block, smart updates throughout, and meticulously maintained. Truly a timeless beauty with space for everyone!

1220 William Street, River Forest

$400,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 12012686 MLS NEW Status
Perfectly sized, updated, move-in ready home with beautiful finishes in River Forest Manor area of Elmwood Park beckons. Step into the foyer and be welcomed into this delightful ranch with today's colors, trends and updates. The charming living room boasts a wall of windows that bring in sunshine all day and is generous enough for multiple conversation areas. It opens to the ample, bright dining room that can easily host your largest holiday gatherings and where your guests will love to linger. Cooking your gourmet meals or prepping snacks is a joy in the updated kitchen showcasing miles of granite countertops, deep farmhouse sink, beautiful backsplash, all stainless appliances, newer flooring, a breakfast bar as well as a cheery eat-in area. When it's time to retire, head to one of the three nicely sized bedrooms - all featuring large windows, tons of natural light and ample storage. An updated family bath and a convenient sun/mud room area rounds out this level. The high and dry basement (with overhead sewer) is a hub of entertainment and functionality, and being the footprint of the home and practically doubles your space! Cozy up with loved ones for movie or game night in the large family room, or play bartender with beer, wine or whiskey tasting at the classic dry bar. Lots of extra space for craft or work from home too! A sizable bedroom (currently used as a gym), a large playroom, a full bath and a generous laundry room and lots of storage complete this level. Outdoors, enjoy al-fresco living in the big backyard with summer BBQs and the convenient one and half car garage and driveway provide ample parking for all your toys as well as play space. Hardwood floors, fresh paint throughout and lots of updated light fixtures as well. Plenty of big ticket updates done - A/C (2022), ejector pit (2022) 50-gallon H2O heater (2021), sump pump (2020), deck (2019), dishwasher and microwave (2024), basement fridge (2020), kitchen doorway, floor and backsplash (2019), washer and dryer (2019), fridge and oven (2018), and more. Everything has been done in this home - all you have to do is unpack. Quiet, residential street with easy access to restaurants, shopping, public transit and the expressway makes this the one you've been waiting for - welcome home!

2112 N 76Th Court, Elmwood Park

$1,290,000
5 Beds 4 Baths 12026813 MLS NEW Status
Nestled in one of Oak Park's most desirable locations, this Dutch Colonial exudes timeless charm while seamlessly integrating modern conveniences. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this all-stone and cedar home offers an unparalleled blend of old-world character and contemporary luxury. Step inside to be greeted by a stunning 2-story addition, featuring a family room adorned with coffered ceilings and French doors leading to a lush backyard patio. The master suite boasts a tranquil sitting area/office and French doors overlooking the verdant outdoors. A mudroom and lower level recreation space expand the living possibilities, ensuring relaxation and entertainment for all.l The heart of the home unveils an eat-in kitchen, boasting top-of-the-line appliances including a Sub-Zero fridge, Viking stove, oven, and Miele coffee center. An open layout bathes the interiors in natural light, fostering seamless movement throughout.Upstairs, discover four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, including an ensuite for added privacy. Ascend to the third floor, where a versatile space awaits-perfect for a fifth bedroom, guest suite, office, or playroom. Vaulted ceilings add an airy touch, accommodating various activities with ease.Entertaining in a spacious covered back porch, inviting gatherings of any size. This beautiful residence offers both comfort and elegance, beckoning you to move in and start crafting lifelong memories.

1019 N Marion Street, Oak Park

$829,900
4 Beds 4 Baths 12026607 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to this exquisite fully remodeled 2-story home, nestled on an extended double lot in the heart of Elmwood Park. This stunning property boasts a spacious 2-car garage with 9-foot doors, accommodating large vehicles, and a beautifully paved driveway for additional parking. The expansive rooftop deck offers picturesque views and is perfect for outdoor entertaining. Step inside to discover an open and inviting layout with 9-foot ceilings, large windows, and abundant natural light throughout. The living room features a cozy fireplace, seamlessly flowing into the dining room, creating an ideal space for gatherings. The chef-inspired kitchen showcases elegant white quartz countertops, a large seating island, and high-end stainless steel appliances. The main floor offers versatility with a bedroom/office space and a full bathroom, while the second floor hosts the primary suite with a private balcony and walk-in closet. The luxurious primary bathroom boasts a steam shower, sauna, high-end MicroSilk jet tub, bidet, double sink, heated floors, and a skylight, providing a spa-like retreat. Two additional spacious bedrooms and a convenient second-floor laundry room complete the upper level. The fully finished lookout basement features a wet bar, expansive family room, heated floors, full bathroom, and large storage area, offering ample space for relaxation and entertainment. This remarkable home also includes a fully fenced backyard, sprinkler system, security system, and surround sound system. Just a short walk from downtown Elmwood Park, library, pool, and Metra station, this extraordinary residence promises modern comfort, style, and convenience.

2611 N 75Th Avenue, Elmwood Park

$375,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 12025388 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to this charming Prairie style home in beautiful Oak Park. Conveniently located with easy access to desirable schools, parks, shops, trains and expressway as well as walkability to downtown Oak Park and Forest Park's down town; with restaurants, coffee shops, you name it. This is the perfect nest to call home. Offering original vintage details married with modern update such as; built-in buffet in the living room, a beautiful and classic fireplace that has been converted to gas, hardwood floors throughout the main floor, central heat and ac. Upon walking in you'll be greeted by an abundance of natural sunlight beaming through each room. There are two bedrooms on the main level and one shared full bath, a gracious living room and separate dining room, as well as a quaint kitchen over looking the yard. The kitchen includes all stainless steel appliances. The lower level is very spacious and offers a second family room, laundry room, Den space being used as a guest bedroom just off the very large second full bath with soaker tub/shower combo. Plenty of storage in both the lower level and the Two car garage. This home has been lovingly cared for and maintained with many recents updates. The yard is a beautiful oasis with it's newer brick paved patio, serene landscaping, turf grass for easy maintenance and extra high privacy fence. Don't miss out on making this amazing space your new home! Ask agent for a detailed extra info sheet with update list.

530 Home Avenue, Oak Park

$889,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 12021815 MLS NEW Status
Welcome home to 1023 Oak Park Ave! This home has undergone a thoughtful and meticulous renovation creating a home of exceptional style and functionality for today's busy family. The layout flows seamlessly from the gracious foyer and adjacent expansive formal living room to the more informal gathering areas such as the dining room and gorgeously reimagined kitchen at the heart of the home. Here you will find a chef's dream with impressive quartz island, stainless steel appliances and ample storage space. The inviting family room at the back of the home provides lots of natural light and access to the patio. A sweetly designed powder room is tucked under the stairs off the foyer. Upstairs you will find the lovely primary with large walk in closet and sumptuous bath with soaking tub and separate shower. Each of the secondary bedrooms are generous in size and closet space. The secondary bath is graced by two stained glass windows and a double vanity. The finished basement provides another comfortable gathering space for movie night or just relaxing with friends and family. There's added convenience with TWO laundry areas & washer/dryers (one on 2nd floor & one in basement). Wander outside and indulge all your gardening dreams in the fully fenced yard. This home is also in the highly sought after Mann Elementary district! You will experience worry free living with all the recent (2019) updates including a new roof, electric, plumbing, insulation and more! and the best of suburban living in this fabulous Oak Park home!!

1023 N Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park

$979,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 12025247 MLS NEW Status
Welcome To Oak Park! Picture yourself in this Fully Remodeled charming home nestled in the heart of the Historic District of Oak Park. This elegant residence boasts a perfect blend of classic architecture and modern amenities, offering a comfortable and stylish living experience. This Home has a well-maintained Brick exterior that reflects the timeless charm of Oak Park's historic neighborhood. Upon entering, you'll immediately notice the warm and inviting atmosphere created by the gleaming hardwood floors that extend throughout the entire home. The spacious layout features four bedrooms, providing ample space for family and guests. The Main Bedroom Suite is a true retreat, enhanced by the natural light pouring in through the skylights, and Vaulted Ceilings creating an airy and serene ambiance. The ensuite bathroom offers a spa-like experience, with modern fixtures and tasteful finishes. Featuring Two Shower Heads and Double Bowl Vanity, completed with Vaulted Ceilings. The studio entrance to the Main Bedroom adds a touch of versatility to the home, providing a separate and private space that can serve as a home office, art studio, or Reading area that also has a skylight with plenty of light shining through. This feature enhances the overall functionality of the residence, accommodating a variety of lifestyle needs. The heart of this home is its beautiful spacious kitchen, a chef's dream with Brand New appliances and extra-large island that serves as both a focal point and a practical workspace. The open concept seamlessly connects the kitchen to the family room, which leads to a covered patio deck creating a central hub for gatherings and entertaining. The bathrooms throughout the home are thoughtfully designed and meticulously finished, offering a luxurious feel. The 3.5 baths ensure convenience for the entire household and guests. Descending to the finished basement, you'll discover an additional living space, complete with a full bath. This area can serve as a cozy family room, a playroom for children, or even a guest suite, providing flexibility to meet your Family needs. This Oak Park gem combines the allure of a historic neighborhood with the convenience and style of modern living. With its thoughtful design, sky lit Main Suite, with Vaulted Ceilings, studio entrance, and upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, this home is a true reflection of comfort, sophistication, and practicality. Welcome to a residence that seamlessly blends the past with the present in one of Oak Park's most coveted neighborhoods. Close to Schools, Parks, and Library This is a "Must See Home"

710 N Marion Street, Oak Park

$640,000
3 Beds 4 Baths 12023663 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to this beautiful move in ready home built in 2006 located in the sought-after south Elmwood Park. This meticulously maintained home has only had one owner and boasts over 3500 sq ft with an incredible open 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 cozy 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, Oak Park Country Club and Restaurant Row.

7916 W Altgeld Street, Elmwood Park

$1,749,000
4 Beds 5 Baths 11876291 MLS NEW Status
Exceptional Modern Residence with Park Views! Experience the epitome of luxury living in this meticulously maintained and updated custom-built home spanning over 6,000 square feet. Situated on a picturesque block overlooking Washington Park, this impressive residence offers unparalleled elegance and modern comfort. From the moment you step inside, you will be captivated by soaring ceiling heights and expansive rooms that exude sophistication and style. The open-concept layout seamlessly integrates living spaces, creating an inviting ambiance perfect for both relaxation and entertainment. This home has been recently renovated throughout, boasting a fresh, modern aesthetic. Kitchen updates include new soft-close shaker-style doors and drawers, quartz countertops, sculptural backsplash tile and premium Wolf and Sub-Zero stainless appliances. The well-appointed kitchen also features a beautiful and functional butler's pantry. Other upgrades include new and/or refinished hardwood flooring, contemporary light fixtures, and custom blinds, ensuring every detail reflects timeless elegance. Upstairs, you will discover four spacious bedrooms, including a lavish primary suite, Jack & Jill bedroom/bathroom setup, and a guest en-suite. Each bedroom features ample closet space professionally organized to maximize storage and functionality. The full-ceiling height basement provides additional living space with a family room, game room, guest room, full bath, workout room and plenty of storage. Ideal for accommodating guests or creating a personalized retreat. The backyard is an outdoor oasis offering a large backyard, deck and patio with a secluded hot tub, perfect for outdoor entertaining or simply unwinding amidst the serene surroundings. Enjoy the convenience of walking to CTA Blue Line, Metra, Downtown Forest Park, and top-rated River Forest schools. This impeccable residence offers a rare opportunity to enjoy luxury living at its finest. Don't miss out-schedule your showing today!

209 Keystone Avenue, River Forest

$899,900
3 Beds 3 Baths 12000440 MLS NEW Status
Welcome home to this beautifully renovated single family home in River Forest! This stunning property offers a seamless blend of classic charm and modern updates. Enjoy a spacious floor plan with top of the line finishes throughout! Step into the expansive kitchen featuring beautiful black cabinets with gold hardware, marble backsplash, quartz counters, black stainless steel appliances, oversized quartz island, pantry and built in breakfast nook adjacent to a stunning dining room with black and white marble flooring! Large family room perfect for relaxing or entertaining includes plantation shutters, an ornate fireplace and attached bonus room with panoramic windows and exposed brick, perfect for a play room or office. The upstairs level includes a spacious primary suite with a walk in closet, two bonus closets and attached ensuite bath with modern vanity and separate shower. Two additional bedrooms and full bathroom with modern quartz counters and soaking tub/shower combo. All bathroom fixtures and hardware are from Restoration Hardware. Fully finished basement with large laundry room area, bonus workout room or flex space! Walk outside to a large fully fenced in backyard and patio perfect for entertaining. New in 2022: roof, shutters, Perma-sealed basement, refinished hardwood flooring, new electrical, new plumbing, new water service. Enjoy the lush greenery and peaceful ambiance of the surrounding neighborhood including Lindberg Park and Priory Park which are only steps away! Close to shopping, dining and top rated schools. Move right into this perfectly renovated home!

7200 Greenfield Street, River Forest

$799,900
3 Beds 2 Baths 12008274 MLS ACTIVE Status
Casual elegance with 'summer home vibes' on sought after cul de sac adjacent to beautiful Washington Commons park. A rare, totally updated, move in ready home, with charm and luxury throughout. Extra wide, welcoming front porch features space for dining/lounge area and a perfect swing for two. Soaring ceiling height defines the space as you enter the foyer. Open concept, brand new, custom kitchen with quartz counters, designer tile, stainless steel appliances, island seating, and open breakfast room complete with pantry. Dramatic formal living room with plenty of space to entertain and enjoy views of Forest Ave through massive front windows. Primary bedroom on first floor with walk in closet, new en suite bathroom with walk in shower and high style. Second bedroom, 2nd beautifully appointed, brand new, full bathroom plus den/family room that opens to back deck and yard make this a perfectly planned, sun drenched first floor living space lined by tremendously large, brand new, custom windows that are exactly on point with classic lines of the home's architectural style. Second floor features 3rd bedroom with views of the yard and walk in closet. Finished basement has mud room/office area, all new windows, Huge rec room space, plus another play area. Too many updates to list including plumbing, electrical, custom flooring, high end lighting, and designer finishes. Walk to Metra, parks, award winning schools, and more. A rare, completely move in ready home, in prime location, and perfection in every room!

230 Forest Avenue, River Forest

$565,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 12022036 MLS ACTIVE Status
Bursting with curb appeal, this arts and crafts home has been reimagined and redesigned to embody everything you love about living in Oak Park. It captures the beautiful outdoors while living inside and offers ideal outdoor space. Some noteworthy updates within the last three years include a new addition to the rear of the home, new water service with 1.5" service from the main pipe to the house and new copper pipes were added for optimal water pressure. Sellers also added NEW two baths, two electrical panels and upgraded service, a new 3-car garage, new radiators added to the 2nd-floor kitchen and entry, windows, a rear interior staircase, plus front porch and rear balcony. The entire exterior and interior of the home were painted, and the decks were stained. New doors and closets were added. The first floor features spacious living and dining rooms, a new large kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, three bedrooms, two full baths, in-unit laundry, and a private covered front deck. A separate private entrance with new wide stairs leads to the 2nd floor, featuring a new kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, two bedrooms, two full baths, a dry bar in the living room, and in-unit laundry. The piece-de resistance is the private deck designed with an architect's eye to capture the feeling of sitting in your private tree house. The partially finished basement, with private exterior access, is ideal for converting to an owner's apartment or duplex down from the first floor to create additional family space. The basement has plumbing for a full bath and laundry room. The village redid the sewer and streets in 2020 and the alley with cobblestone in 2023. The extraordinary magic of this home is the beautiful side and back yards, which are ideal for garden lovers, kids playing, etc. This ideal location is steps from Fox Park, restaurants, entertainment, grocery stores, the Blue Line, easy access to I-290, and 1 mile to Metra. An investment opportunity like this doesn't come along often, living quietly among the other single-family homes while generating income. Live in one unit while renting out the other or duplex to create a fantastic owner's suite. Use the basement as storage for both units, or finish renovating the basement and capitalize on your investment by renting out all three units. Create a one-of-a-kind single-family home encompassing separate in-law arrangements or private living. The possibilities are endless and bountiful. The top floor has been rented steadily and furnished for $2,800 a month. The 1st floor has been rented since conception for consecutive years, with long-term tenancy, at $2,650 monthly. The schools include Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Gwendolyn Brooks Middle, and Oak Park River Forest High. See additional information for detailed update sheet. PLEASE READ BROKER REMARKS FOR SHOWING INSTRUCTIONS FIRST FLOOR IS TENANT OCCUPIED. PLEASE DO NOT WALK PROPERTY. Thank you for understanding.

717 S Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park

$394,500
3 Beds 2 Baths 12021219 MLS ACTIVE Status
A stunning split level updated and upgraded with many easy-living features starting with the open floor plan, large bright and newly installed picture window just calling up to the sunny skies, golden oak exposed hardwood flooring throughout, a breakfast bar and table space in the eating area. 3 entrances/exits -front of the home to greet guests, side door opening into the dog run and out the finished recreational basement to the California style cement patio and huge yard for those summertime BBQ's. Corian kitchen counter tops (guaranteed for life by Home Depot) built-in dishwasher, new sink faucet, oak cabinets with "roll out" drawers and are plentiful! 3 generous sized bedrooms on the upper level with closets that span 5-1/2 feet by 2-1/2 feet! A full white bathroom with an inviting tub for luxurious bathing. Owners bedroom has a cedar closet! Walk out basement/family room/entertainment center has a recessed built in "bar" and shelving! And the 2nd full bath/shower stall, newly installed. 2 sumps pumps in the laundry room, large and deep storage room too. Lower level has a smooth epoxy poured floor! 40 gallon hot water tank, furnace and central air conditioning. Double sump pumps! Side driveway to 2-1/2 car garage, side yard and yard behind the garage! Fenced. Triple track Anderson windows. Roof, gutters and downspouts new in 2018. Modified overhead sewers connected to 2 sump pumps and Fully installed drain tiles around the perimeter. See this well loved, highly maintained family home in a superior location. Around the corner from Candy Cane Park!

9010 Bartlett Avenue, Brookfield

$235,000
2 Beds 1 Baths 12013474 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this charming unique, 2-bed, 1-bath condo nestled in the heart of Oak Park, IL. This vintage all-brick building exudes character and warmth from the moment you step inside. As you enter, you're greeted by a spacious foyer adorned with built-ins, setting the stage for the elegance that awaits. The living space boasts an open floor plan with gorgeous hardwood floors and expansive windows, bathing the room in natural light. The kitchen is a chef's delight, featuring stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet space, and a convenient island with seating for three. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or enjoying a quiet meal at home, this kitchen has everything you need. The grand bedroom is a serene retreat, offering plenty of space for a king-size bed and additional accents with room for a separate sitting area or office space. Several large bay windows flood the room with sunlight, creating a bright, airy atmosphere. A custom-built wardrobe closet adds both style and functionality while providing ample storage space. The second bedroom offers versatility, perfect for use as a guest room, home office, or additional living space. With its generous closet space, this room provides plenty of room for storage and creativity. Additional highlights of this unit include in-unit laundry, tall ceilings, and a private storage area in the basement. Plus, with low monthly HOA fees covering essential utilities and maintenance services, you can enjoy peace of mind and convenience. The location seems fantastic, being in the heart of Oak Park close to shops, restaurants, and public transportation options including the Green and Blue lines. Parking is available on the Street with a Village Zoned permit. Overall this condo is a must-see for anyone looking for a stylish and convenient living space in Oak Park!

818 Washington Boulevard Unit #2, Oak Park

$599,999
4 Beds 2 Baths 12005446 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this delightful 4-bedroom + Office home nestled in a picturesque neighborhood, offering abundant space and promising potential. Conveniently located near Hatch School, this residence harmonizes comfort, convenience, and opportunities. As you step inside, you're welcomed by a foyer and hardwood floors which carry throughout the home. Step up to the main level and enjoy 2 hallway closets, a powder room and the first floor office with beautiful built-ins just off the main hallway. The front living room offers a faux fireplace with flanking, enclosed bookshelves and opens to the formal dining room with original corner cabinets. The kitchen sits just off the dining room and offers a back door leading to the yard and detached 2 car garage. The back first floor family room overlooks the fenced in backyard and is the perfect flex space! You'll find four additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor, each generously sized and bathed in natural light, providing serene retreats for family or guests. Excitingly, this home holds remarkable potential for expansion. The walk up attic with wide staircase offers space for a luxurious primary suite, more living space or guest space without the need to dormer, while the basement with tall ceilings presents opportunities for future finishing, creating additional living or recreational areas. With its prime location, spacious layout, and endless customization options, this home invites you to craft the perfect sanctuary for you and your loved ones. Don't let this dream opportunity slip away! Home is owned by neighboring church. Property is being sold as-is.

419 Greenfield Street, Oak Park

$775,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 12019945 MLS ACTIVE Status
Sitting on one of the largest lots in Berwyn 103X140, The Arthur J Dunham Centennial Home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the Berwyn Historical Society Registry. Built in 1907 the Prairie School Style, has been owned and lived in by the same family for over 117 years. Recent updates include roof, furnace, hot water heater. The exterior has been recently renovated maintaining the original appearance. Additionally the upstairs kitchen an both upstairs baths have been modernized. The floor plan of the Dunham house is a modified "L" shape centered around a large entrance hall which provides access to the ground floor rooms. The interior detailing is virtually intact and includes intricate quarter sawn oak banding and trim (which is in excellent condition) and leaded glass doors of the period. Leaded glass windows exposed to the exterior are found in the staircase wall and the front door. The majority of windows are wooden casement with clear glass, except in the east wing where double hung sash are used, and in the living room where there is a large picture window on the west wall that is original to the house. In the major spaces walls were all initially executed in integrally colored plaster of three different tones and textures with dark oak paneling on the lower portions of the dining room walls. In the major rooms the bands of plaster above the picture molding is nearly as textured as the exterior stucco, while the ceiling and lower walls are smoother. Structurally the residence has had two early additions and one minor alteration. In 1923, 16 years after completion, Dunham's daughter and her husband added a small room to the second floor over the porch (south wing) and also constructed a larger room to the ground floor at the rear of the house, forming the east wing. Both additions were designed by the original architects (Tallmadge and Watson) and are in keeping with the style and fabric of the house. Also in 1923, the main stair entrance from the ground floor hall was closed to provide a private apartment on the second floor. None of the 1907 detailing was removed and the alteration is completely reversible at minimum cost. The Arthur J. Dunham house (built ca.1907) is a significant example of "Prairie School" architecture. It was one of the first buildings designed by the architects Tallmadge and Watson, two architects who emerged from the office of D.H. Burnham and Company. Tallmadge and Watson followed the teachings of Wright and Sullivan and became major figures in the Prairie School. They formed their firm in 1905. The firm later became renowned for ecclesiastical architecture, although initially specialized in residences, many of which were built in Evanston and Oak Park. The Dunham house is the only one of its kind in Berwyn. The massing and detailing of the house are characteristic of the Prairie School of Architecture. Horizontal lines and broad open planes are stressed (in the spirit of the Midwestern prairie) through the use of long, low hipped roofs, a lateral wing and porch, horizontal banding of windows and oak trim, and an open plan which maximizes the sense of space. Both the use of an attached garage at the rear of the house and a picture window in the living room were new concepts in 1907. Through its execution the Dunham house reflects clearly the modern ideals of the Prairie School to create a truly American architecture, with an honest use of materials, rejecting important historical styles. The building is stripped of classical ornament and expressed with clear precise angles and a continuity of line and surface. Enrichment is achieved through textural expression of materials, stucco, oak, and brick.

3131 Wisconsin Avenue, Berwyn

$618,900
3 Beds 3 Baths 12018591 MLS ACTIVE Status
Introducing an absolutely beautiful gut rehabbed home, located on a desirable oversized corner lot in vibrant Oak Park! As you step inside, you will be greeted by an abundance of natural light streaming into the open first floor consisting of a kitchen, living room, dining room and half bathroom - the modern, sophisticated interior exudes warmth, tranquility, positive energy and style. And offers an optimal entertainment flow. Opening the sliding glass doors in the dining room out to the wraparound deck will provide plenty of additional space to lounge or entertain and a seamless indoor/outdoor feel. The kitchen includes timeless shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, breakfast bar seating and stainless-steel appliances. The second floor boasts a primary bedroom suite, two additional bedrooms, full bathroom and a washer/dryer hookup.While the basement is not suitable for living space due to ceiling height, it offers ample storage space. The large backyard provides plenty of space for your dogs to roam, toss a football, or create your own vegetable garden. Two car garage plus one exterior parking space. BRAND NEW: Oak Hardwood Floors throughout, Electric, Plumbing, Ductwork, Furnace and A/C, Water Line, Windows, Sump Pump, Drain Tile, Fire Sprinkler System and much more. Close to: Restaurants, Shops, Park (with a sledding hill and a new playground), desirable Irving Elementary School, Park District, Tennis Courts, Harrison Arts District, Library, Pool, the "L" and highway access. Located on a great block!

1143 S Taylor Avenue, Oak Park

$480,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 12018024 MLS ACTIVE Status
Situated in some of the most charming suburban streets topped with excellent walkability and easy access to public transportation, this home combines the best of settings. This historic bungalow, recently restored to meet 2024 standards, offers three full bathrooms across each level and various bedroom layouts to suit different needs. The renovation takes full advantage of the home's side lot and its placement on a curved street, ensuring natural light floods every room. An elegant entrance leads to a separate living room and a welcoming dining room. The updated kitchen opens into a sunroom facing west and south, optimizing light and space for entertaining right off the kitchen. Upstairs, two bedrooms and a bathroom have been transformed into an open, loft-style space, now offering a spacious suite with plenty of closet storage. The basement is a standout feature, offering a large family room, an oversized laundry area, and an additional full bathroom, making it a versatile space for guests or family. Outside, enjoy beautifully maintained front and back yards, along with a side yard perfect for gardening or outdoor gatherings. Parking is easy on the street and a garage space is included. This exciting location has immediate access to Elmwood Park's Conti Circle, known for its bars, pubs, restaurants, and shops. It's a nine-minute walk to the Elmwood Park train station, a true walkers' paradise. Minutes from fabulous amenities, including the Elmwood Park Community and Rec center, offering golf simulators, bocce courts, and various programs from basketball to yoga, taekwondo, dog training, ceramics, and an aquatic center. This is a wonderful home, a great way to live.

2626 N 78Th Avenue, Elmwood Park

$995,000
6 Beds 4 Baths 12013664 MLS ACTIVE Status
Live on one of the most iconic and idyllic streets in Oak Park. Elizabeth Court is a gently curving dead-end street lined with old growth oak trees in the heart of Oak Park. Lovingly improved and maintained by the same family for nearly 40 years, this Prairie-style stucco 2 flat has most recently been lived in as a single-family. The property offers 3 floors of finished living. 14 rooms total, 6 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 4 full bathrooms, 3 patios, 2 gas fireplaces all on a massive 50x171 lot. The gorgeous backyard has mature oak trees and has been beautifully curated with perennials and other landscaping. As the last house built on Elizabeth Court, this property is situated toward the front of the lot in the center of the other houses and has unobstructed views from every window, showcasing the beautiful surroundings in every season. The front and side of the house have sheltered porches, and there is an additional sun porch on the second floor. Original woodwork and hardwood flooring throughout, uniform and timeless lighting from Brass Lighting Gallery in Milwaukee, WI which specializes in Prairie School fixutres. There are two bathrooms done in travertine tile/Mexican marble. There are so many opportunities in this property. Leave as-is and get extra rental income, deconvert into your dream home, or duplex down and have 2 duplex units. Easy walk to elementary and high school, Lake Street shopping, library, parks, and train line. One thing is for sure, Elizabeth Court is the perfect spot for your forever home.

7 Elizabeth Court, Oak Park

$429,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 12012742 MLS ACTIVE Status
Rare offering in this special Van Bergen designed building. Over 1800 square feet of living space provides three generous bedrooms and two full baths. Natural wood banding and hardwood floors throughout typify the hallmark of Prairie decoration. This charming property is nestled in a prime location, offering the perfect blend of convenience and comfort. With close proximity to the green line, commuting becomes a breeze, providing easy access to various destinations. The presence of a farmers market adds a delightful touch, allowing residents to enjoy fresh produce and local goods from May through October. Oak Park Avenue's shopping district, filled with a variety of shops and boutiques, is just a stone's throw away, providing residents with a diverse range of retail options. Additionally, the abundance of restaurants in the area ensures that culinary delights are always within reach. The property itself boasts a small and intimate building design, creating a cozy atmosphere. The fenced yard not only adds a layer of privacy but also provides a secure space for residents to enjoy outdoor activities. The perennial garden adds a touch of natural beauty, with blooming flowers and plants that return season after season. This property offers not only a convenient location but also a comfortable and charming living space, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate the combination of urban amenities and a cozy residential environment.

152 N Scoville Avenue Unit #2N, Oak Park

$489,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 12008200 MLS ACTIVE Status
Nestled in the historic Riverside area, this charming Cape Cod home stands as a rare gem with its expansive 1/3-acre lot. Meticulously renovated, this property showcases hardwood flooring, a sleek kitchen outfitted with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, updated bathrooms, and an array of additional features. Upon entry, the newly refinished hardwood floors beckon you into the main living areas, exuding warmth and charm. A modern full bathroom on the main floor, adorned with contemporary floor tiles and a new vanity, accompanies a versatile bedroom or office space. Ascending to the second level, two additional bedrooms await, boasting ample closet space and sharing access to an updated half bathroom. The lower level of the home offers boundless possibilities, presenting an open space ripe for your creative vision. Whether it's a cozy entertainment area or a tranquil relaxation spot, this versatile space caters to your needs. Additionally, a convenient laundry room and separate storage/utility room complete the lower level. Notable updates include a concrete driveway and an oversized 1.5-car garage, providing ample space for parking and storage. A new roof, installed in 2013, ensures peace of mind for years to come. With its seamless blend of historic charm and modern updates, this home offers a truly unique opportunity to own a piece of Riverside's rich heritage. Don't let this chance slip away-schedule a viewing today before it's too late!

166 Northgate Road, Riverside

$399,900
4 Beds 3 Baths 12011291 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this stunning mid-century Split-level Ranch in the heart of North Berwyn. With only two owners, the charm and character of this unique home has been preserved. With its remarkable original features and thoughtful layout, this residence offers comfort, style and room to spread out. You'll be drawn to the inviting ambiance of the large living room, complete with a wood-burning fireplace and full brick focal wall. The oven, stove top & vent, cabinets, and counters add a touch of nostalgia in the kitchen and the spacious heated/cooled breezeway is equipped with an original built-in grill. Convenience is key with a main-floor powder room featuring double sinks. On the second level, you'll find 4 generously sized bedrooms, each offering ample natural light and cedar-lined closets. The family bathroom on this level features double sinks and tub/shower. Full of original features, an enormous family room awaits in the lower level, complete with built-in original wet tiki bar. A full bathroom on this level and a large laundry/utility room with additional storage space ensures that everything has its place. Step outside to discover a covered and enclosed patio that extends your living space into the fresh air. The backyard is adorned with newly planted arborvitaes, providing privacy and a serene backdrop for outdoor activities. Parking is a breeze with a deep 2-car garage and a driveway that offers additional space for your vehicles. Situated on a corner lot, this home not only provides ample space but also a sense of distinction.

6535 18Th Street, Berwyn

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