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Hey there, welcome to your exciting home search in Chicagoland! Whether you're embarking on your first home-buying journey or seeking your forever home, I'm here to guide you every step of the way. With over 16 years of experience as a professional Realtor, I bring the perfect blend of hustle and expertise without any of the pretentiousness. My goal is to provide exceptional service and unparalleled knowledge to ensure a seamless and successful real estate experience for every client I work with.

I firmly believe that buying or selling a home is all about building relationships. That's why I prioritize getting to know you personally, understanding your unique needs, and offering expert guidance tailored to your goals. No canned sales pitches or flashy gimmicks here – just personalized service that gets results.

Whether you're starting your home-buying journey or ready to make a move to your dream home, I'll navigate the market with ease. I have an in-depth understanding of the Chicagoland area, and I'll go above and beyond to find the perfect home that suits your lifestyle. If you're selling your current property, I'll leverage my expertise to ensure you receive top dollar for your investment.

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Are you searching for a home in Chicago, Oak Park or the Chicago suburbs? As a proud member of the local Top Agent Network, I can offer you the specialized expertise needed to find your dream home. Whether you're a first-time buyer, relocating to the area, or seeking a luxury property, I provide tailored services to make your home-buying journey a resounding success.

As your trusted Realtor, I have access to off-market and pre-market homes, allowing me to negotiate on your behalf and secure the best deal possible. I understand that buying a home can be overwhelming, so I take the time to listen to your needs and provide personalized solutions. From finding the ideal property to closing the deal, I'll be by your side throughout the entire process.

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Are you planning to sell your home in Oak Park, Chicago, or the Chicago suburbs? As a seasoned real estate agent, I possess the knowledge and experience to help you sell your home quickly and for top dollar. Selling a home can be stressful, but my specialized services are designed to simplify the process for you.

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Near West Suburbs' Newest Listings

$674,900
3 Beds 2 Baths 12077913 MLS NEW Status
Located in the heart of beautiful north Oak Park, this stunning American 4-Square home is nestled on a picturesque tree-lined block. This residence is a true contributor to the surrounding beauty, with every detail thoughtfully designed to delight. Upon entry, you'll be captivated by the unique character and charm that flows throughout the home. The double-doored front entry seamlessly transitions into a large living room, featuring a stately arched fireplace and ample space for multiple conversation areas. Pristine wood floors, crisp clean decor, loads of natural sunlight, and modern updates grace this space. The formal dining room is perfect for hosting your favorite holidays. The newer cook's kitchen, equipped with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast room, is a culinary delight. Additional conveniences include a walk-in pantry and a mud area. The second floor houses three bedrooms, including a large primary bedroom, a newer full bath, and a tandem room ideal for a study space or office. The exquisitely finished lower level features a fourth bedroom, a recreation area, a new full bath, plenty of storage, and a laundry area. One of the greatest features of this property is its park-like lot, measuring 40 feet wide by 174 feet deep, providing an expansive outdoor space. The home's prime location is just blocks from schools, downtown Oak Park, Metra, Greenline, Field and Lindberg parks.

916 Belleforte Avenue, Oak Park

$649,900
3 Beds 4 Baths 12089245 MLS NEW Status
WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME!THIS AMAZING STUNNING HOME NEWLY REBUILT IN 2006 IN THE HEART OF SOUGH AFTER ELMWOOD PARK!!!! THE HOME FEATURES OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH MANY CUSTOM DETAILS AND EXCEPTIONAL FEATURES & GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT !!! LARGE LIVING ROOM WITH BAY WINDOWS & ROD IRON WOOD STAIR CASE, CUSTOM CHEF'S KITCHEN, SS APPLIANCES, GRANITE TOPS, BACK SPLASH, ISLAND & FAMILY ROOM WITH DECORATIVE WALLS & GAS FIREPLACE & LARGE DINING ROOM FOR ALL YOUR ENTERTAINING, BEAUTIFUL HUGE PRIMARY BEDROOM WITH VAULTED CEILINGS, WALK-IN CLOSET, SPA LIKE MASTER BATHROOM, JACUZZI TUB, DOUBLE VANITY, SEPARATE SHOWER WITH STEAM/SAUNA SHOWER, TWO ADDITONAL BEDROOMS WITH JACK AND JILL BATHROOM, FULL FINISHED BASEMENT WITH DRY BAR, RECREATION ROOM, 4TH BEDROOMS, FULL BATHROOM, & LAUNDRY ROOM, RECENT IMPROVEMENTS:TOTALLY REBUILT HOME IN 2006 WITH SECOND STORY AND EXTENDED 1ST FLOOR, ROOF 2006, WINDOWS, 2006, NEW KITCHEN 2006, NEW BATHROOMS 2006, NEW DOORS, TRIM, LIGHTING, CANNED LIGHTING, 2006, NEW FRESH PAINT, WATER HEATER 2023, DUAL ZONING CENTERAL AIR 2018, FURNACES 2006, GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, NEW FENCE 2016, NEW TREX DECK WITH SHAKER STYLE ROOF FANS, & LIGHTING, NEW GARAGE WITH ROOF TOP 2021, AND SO MUCH MORE!!!! EXCELLENT LOCATION CLOSE TO CHURCH, ST CELESTINE CATHOLIC SCHOOL, HIGHWAYS, AIRPORT, SHOPPING, PARK, & TRAIN!!! A MUST SEE!!! DON'T MISS OUT!!! KEEP ALL DOORS ClOSED ALL TIMES CATS IN HOUSE

3008 N 77Th Avenue, Elmwood Park

$699,900
4 Beds 4 Baths 12090869 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

$150,000
1 Beds 1 Baths 12089958 MLS NEW Status
Nothing to do but move in to this 1 bed / 1 bath condo! Great location, right across the street from Concordia University, and less than a mile to downtown Oak Park and the green line! Why rent when you could own? This would be ideal housing for a college student, or would make for a perfect starter home. The building has no cap on rentals, so this could also be a great investment property! Pet friendly building! Enjoy the fresh air on the shared covered front balcony, (facing Augusta, not Harlem). Upon entering the unit, you'll be met with gorgeous hardwood floors, neutral paint, recessed lighting, and tons of natural sunlight throughout. The owners removed a wall to convert this into an open-concept floor plan, with the living space seamlessly flowing into the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen features espresso cabinetry with crown molding, granite countertops & backsplash, all stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar! Down the hall is the spacious bedroom which features a walk-in closet PLUS an additional smaller closet, and has access to the updated full hall bath. The wall AC in the living room was just replaced, and the bedroom has its own window unit as well. Coin laundry is located in the common area. Assigned storage locker in the basement also. This is one of the units that DOES come with an assigned parking spot - not every unit has parking, so this is a huge plus! The HOA dues cover all exterior maintenance, lawn care, landscaping, and snow removal, plus water, trash, and heat. Less than a mile to downtown Oak Park and the green line, plus not far from the blue line or 290 either. There's also a convenient bus stop near the building, so it's possible to get around without a car. This property is a rare find... don't miss out!!!

1005 N Harlem Avenue Unit #F, Oak Park

$349,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 12022944 MLS NEW Status
The largest townhome in the association is move-in ready with natural light streaming in through windows on 3 sides. Garage parking for 1 car & a private garden area off the dining room that wraps around the home. This 3-story townhome has dark hardwood floors throughout the 1st floor. Kitchen has wood cabinetry, a new tile backsplash, dark granite counter tops & stainless-steel appliances. NEW stove & dishwasher + NEW furnace & 2 hot water heaters in 2021. NEW ac in 2022. The large living room opens to the dining room with sliding doors to patio/yard space. Adding a great space to grill, entertain & just enjoy the outdoors & perimeter garden. Nicely appointed powder room & handy storage room round off the 1st floor. On the 2nd floor you will find the primary bedroom with an ensuite bath & 2 separate closets. The bathroom has new quartz countertops, sinks & fixtures. There is also a 2nd bedroom, a laundry closet, a linen closet & a hall bath with a huge shower. On the top floor you will find a huge 3rd bedroom, mechanical room/storage, & a private rooftop deck. You get the most beautiful views in the complex, including sunsets and lush tree tops! 1 car garage with lots of storage at the north side of the building. The roof was brand new in 2020! The complex has a gated courtyard & a common basement with large storage rooms for each of the 6 units. Close distance to schools, parks, shopping, transportation & restaurants. Enjoy easy access to the Green Line, Pete's Fresh Market, One Lake Brewing, the Daly Bagel, Ridgeland Commons Rec Center, Oak Park Farmers Market and much more. Make an appointment to see this gem of a home today!

120 Chicago Avenue Unit #B, Oak Park

$725,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 12089081 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to this move-in-ready, four-bedroom, 3.5-bath home in the Ridgeland Historic District of Oak Park. This picturesque Victorian-style home was renovated with an addition in 2014 and boasts an expansive and private open front porch with a generous setback from the street. Inside, you'll find an open floor plan on the main level, featuring inviting living and dining areas with high ceilings, a large stone fireplace, a half bath, surround sound speakers, and hardwood floors throughout, making it perfect for entertaining. The chef's kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, two electric ovens (one is convection), a new dishwasher, and a Viking 5-burner stove. The eat-in kitchen seamlessly flows through double stained-glass French doors to a deck overlooking a professionally landscaped backyard oasis. The upper level offers a primary bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and an en-suite spa-like bath, three additional bedrooms (one ideal as an office or nursery), and a second full bath. The lower level provides a perfect rec room or guest area with a third full bathroom, exterior exit, and laundry. A newer garage with an electrical sub-panel with 220 volt, 40 amp service is EV charger ready. Plus, an adjacent two-car parking pad is secured behind an electric remote-control fence. The current owners have fully insulated the exterior walls of the original house with pre-expanded foam, plus the attic, enhancing energy efficiency and comfort. Enjoy easy access to the train, Pete's Market, the farmer's market, OPRF High School, and Beye Elementary. This classic Oak Park home is the one you've been waiting for!

134 N Lombard Avenue, Oak Park

$949,999
4 Beds 4 Baths 12090012 MLS NEW Status
Updated, all new, Move right in to this charming 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home. Warm and inviting spacious front porch. The foyer opens onto a cozy living room featuring a fireplace. Host holidays in the dining room which flows seamlessly into the updated, expanded kitchen. Meticulously maintained and updated bridging the character of the past with the style and conveniences of the present. The electric has been upgraded to 200 Volt within the last five years, and the entire house rewired. Overhead lighting was added to the living room, south bedroom, basement, and additional light fixtures throughout the house. The entire interior has been updated including installed crown molding that punctuates the living room. The primary bathroom was enhanced with a Kohler shower head and rain shower system. Enjoy the bonus of his/her closets in the primary bedroom. The heart of the home is the expanded and renovated kitchen, boasting high-end Thermador appliances, quartz countertops, and custom Amish crafted cabinetry. Newly imagined areas include a mudroom and butler pantry. Improvements include the original full bath being properly vented, new radiators, a SpacePak cooling system. The front and back porches were rebuilt, a new patio was installed, and underground drain pipes for rainwater management were added. The exterior of the house, garage and rain gutters were repainted. The plumbing was upgraded in the semi-finished basement along with new lighting and electrical outlets. A family room, and relocated laundry area complete the lower level. The attic was finished with insulation, a Bosch mini-split heating/cooling system, and a full bathroom with a Kohler dual shower head system. This home is within walking distance to schools, parks, a swimming pool, an ice rink, a Farmer's Market, shopping, and restaurants. Enjoy an easy walk to the Green Line and close to Metra. Do not miss out on this amazing home. A full list of upgrades is available and click on 3D tour to walk through.

327 N Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Park

$1,200,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 12086079 MLS NEW Status
Don't miss this rare opportunity to own an elegant, modern home in historic River Forest! As you step into this beautifully updated home you will be greeted by soaring ceilings and new hardwood flooring throughout most of the main level. The massive family room opens to a luxurious kitchen creating an inviting space for entertaining or spending time with family. Expansive windows and skylights create a sun-filled atmosphere overlooking your private backyard. The kitchen boasts tall white cabinets and high-end stainless steel appliances that are sure to please the chef in the household. The cozy updated fireplace with a new chimney liner adds warmth and charm to the living space. The main floor is designed for convenience and comfort, featuring a main floor laundry room, a versatile office, and attached 2 car garage. Upstairs, the loft area provides a unique space for an additional sitting area and leads to the luxurious primary suite, which features new hardwood floors, an updated bath with a walk-in shower and jacuzzi, and dual walk-in closets with custom shelving. Three other bedrooms ensure there is plenty of space for everyone. The finished basement, completed in 2023, includes new vinyl flooring, an exercise room, two additional bedrooms, and a stylish guest room, making it ideal for visitors or an au pair. Additional modern upgrades include solar panels installed in 2021 and new attic insulation in 2023 making sure the home is energy efficient and comfortable. Located in a sought-after neighborhood, this home offers easy access to parks, top-ranked schools, and local amenities. River Forest is known for its tree-lined streets, historic homes and easy commute to the Loop. Don't miss the opportunity to own this exquisite blend of modern luxury living and historic charm. This is the one you have been waiting for! Schedule your private tour today!

42 Gale Avenue, River Forest

$579,900
6 Beds 3 Baths 12089008 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to this one of a kind fully renovated multi unit you've been waiting for in Berwyn with an in-law arrangement where classic elegance meets modern comfort. Upgraded from top to bottom with quality and style, this property is ready for you to select your own tenants and begin cash-flowing, or you can live in one unit and rent the others. Each unit boasts a stylish and spacious layout, offering a unique blend of functionality and charm. Enjoy the high ceilings, all-new windows, abundant natural light, all-new custom modern kitchen cabinets with stainless steel appliances, nicely upgraded baths featuring beautiful tile, vanities and fixtures. The building has been fully renovated with a new 200 amp electrical service, brand new roof, new windows, tuckpointing, HVAC system on the second unit, and extensive updates to plumbing - ensuring comfortable and worry-free ownership. Second unit features refinished hardwood floors throughout with 3 bed/1 bath. First unit features refinished hardwood floors 2 bed/1 bath + finished rear porch and a full finished garden unit with recessed lighting throughout, offering extra space for a great family entertainment area or the opportunity to create a personalized recreational area, office, or workshop to suit your needs. It also has a laundry room, storage area, and mechanical room. Leading out to a well kept yard with a patio area, perfect for hosting summer barbecues with a brick 2 1/2 car garage. It's walking distance to schools, public transportation, and minutes from I-55 and I-290. Easy access to downtown. This building is ready for you to move in and start making memories. Don't miss your opportunity to be a proud owner of this incredible building with low taxes. Schedule a showing today and experience firsthand this remarkable property. Your dream home awaits!

2124 Wesley Avenue, Berwyn

$649,999
3 Beds 4 Baths 12087293 MLS NEW Status
Nestled in the vibrant heart of Oak Park, this exquisite townhome offers a blend of luxury, comfort, and accessibility. Spanning 4 levels of meticulously designed living space, this residence is a testament to modern living with a touch of tranquility. As you enter a welcoming foyer step into the first bedroom, boasting an en-suite bathroom for privacy and comfort. Convenient garage access to the spacious 2-car garage provides secure parking and additional storage options. The Second Floor offers Open-Concept Living. The heart of the home features an updated kitchen complete with a cozy breakfast nook, perfect for morning delights. The elegant Dining and Living Area is great for entertaining guests or unwinding by the gas fireplace that highlights the space with a serene ambiance. Savor your morning coffee or tea on the charming balcony, accessible directly from the kitchen. Follow the stairs to the third floor with private sanctuaries. Discover two bedrooms, each with dedicated bathrooms, offering a personal escape after a long day. The luxurious primary suite has an expansive bedroom that includes an en-suite and a generous walk-in closet, ensuring ample space and privacy. Finally, the fourth floor offers a versatile bonus space with a wet bar. Whether it's hosting gatherings, setting up a home office, or creating a personal gym, this area adapts to your lifestyle needs. Ascend to the rooftop terrace with breathtaking views, an ideal backdrop for memorable moments. This location is unbeatable with Oak Park's Finest. Live true downtown living, indulge in local pottery classes, savor artisanal coffee, catch a movie, stretch out in yoga sessions, and shop at Whole Foods. Embrace the convenience of having Oak Park's finest amenities at your doorstep. This townhome isn't just a place to live; it's a lifestyle choice for those seeking the best of Oak Park living. Don't miss the opportunity to make this coveted address yours.

103 Home Avenue, Oak Park

$400,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 12087908 MLS NEW Status
Experience luxury living in this stunning penthouse located on a peaceful, tree-lined street in Elmwood Park. Boasting a 3-bed/2-bath layout, this home offers the perfect fusion of comfort and elegance within a 3-unit walk-up building on an expansive lot. Step inside to discover a bright, airy space that seamlessly transitions like a single-family home. The kitchen, a chef's paradise, showcases pristine white shaker 42-inch cabinets, a 7 1/2-foot eat-in island with quartz countertops, and top-of-the-line LG stainless steel appliances, all complemented by a white tile backsplash and LED under-cabinet lighting. Relax and unwind in the generously sized bedrooms, with the primary suite boasting an 8'x6' walk-in closet and a luxurious ensuite bathroom featuring a double vanity, oversized walk-in shower, body sprays, handheld, and rain shower head for a spa-like experience. Added conveniences include a front-load washer and dryer, solid core doors, and an interior sprinkler system for peace of mind. Enjoy dining on your spacious deck, perfect for hosting gatherings and enjoying the outdoors. Ascend to your exclusive rooftop deck, a true oasis in the sky, featuring unobstructed treetop views, and additional space for expansion. Recent enhancements include the addition of crown molding throughout, stylish window treatments and blinds, and the installation of hardwood floors paired with ceiling fans in all three bedrooms, a built-in glass-front dining cabinet, offering ample storage and a touch of sophistication. For added security and peace of mind, outdoor security cameras have been added to the building and unit. Conveniently located just a short 10-minute walk to the Metra, commuting is a breeze, providing easy access to the city and beyond. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to own a slice of luxury living in Elmwood Park. Schedule your private showing today and make this dream home yours!

7230 W Belden Avenue Unit #3, Elmwood Park

$269,900
2 Beds 1 Baths 12085406 MLS NEW Status
Looking for a stylish vintage condo with a new kitchen in a convenient Oak Park location? Welcome to your dream condo in the stately Wesley House. The charm will greet you at the sidewalk where you will notice the lovingly-curated garden and patio area. Only a few steps up to this 1st floor unit! Just inside you are greeted by a hall closet and gallery-style hallway to display your artwork and photographs. The living room at the front of the unit draws the sunlight in through an adjoined sun room. With its many windows & neighborhood view, this room makes for a serene home office or reading room. You will love the living area with newly paneled North wall and stylish sconces. Notice the high ceilings and NEW hardwood flooring throughout. Say goodbye to old squeaky floors! The 2 bedrooms are amply-sized with nice closets; one with an en suite-style entrance to the bathroom.. A spacious formal dining room off the kitchen houses a beautiful original buffet, ready to display your treasures, and a wall of windows facing North with back-yard views. The kitchen is newly renovated with white Shaker-style cabinets, stainless appliances, solid surface countertops and a convenient pantry area. The back entry leads out to a covered porch with stairs down to the laundry below & a 9'x4' storage room. There is easy permit street parking out front & lots within 1-1.5 blocks. Get ready to enjoy Summer on this charming tree-lined residential street with the conveniences of restaurants, shops, cafes & grocery + the CTA Blue Line just a couple blocks away. A gem!

746 Wesley Avenue Unit #1N, Oak Park

$289,500
3 Beds 2 Baths 12087261 MLS NEW Status
This beautiful home boasts a spacious and well-designed layout, providing ample room for you and your family. The main living area is bright and open, with large windows allowing for plenty of natural light. The living room is a great space for entertaining friends or relaxing with your loved ones. Adjacent to the living room is a well-equipped kitchen, complete with appliances and plenty of counter space for all your culinary endeavors.One of the best features of this home is its close proximity to a vibrant dining scene. Within a short stroll, you will find an array of enticing restaurants and cafes, offering diverse cuisines to satisfy every taste bud. Whether you're craving a gourmet dinner or a laid-back brunch, you'll have endless options just steps away from your front door.In addition to the dining options, this prime location also offers an abundance of parks and green spaces. Spend your weekends exploring the nearby parks, enjoying picnics, playing sports, or simply taking a relaxing stroll amidst nature. The convenience and availability of these recreational areas will provide you with the perfect opportunity to unwind and stay active.This home truly offers the best of both worlds - the comfort and tranquility of a well-designed living space and the convenience of a vibrant neighborhood. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a three bedroom, two bathroom home in a prime location. Contact us today to schedule a viewing and make this dream home yours! PRE-APPROVED BUYERS ONLY!

3828 East Avenue, Berwyn

$1,985,000
6 Beds 7 Baths 12008347 MLS ACTIVE Status
Rare offering of an extraordinary home! The James Fletcher Skinner House, the crowning architectural design of Charles E White, has the stature of being one of the finest homes in the western suburbs. Recognized as one of the First Significant Structures in the Prairie School National Register, the home's stately corner setting is in the heart of Oak Park's Historic Estate District. A masterpiece of the prairie school era, the home is impressive in scale and offers the ultimate in livability with its timeless design that seamlessly transitions to the lifestyle trends of today. Upon entry, the grand foyer captivates with its exquisite woodwork, leaded glass doors, and an inlaid glass-tiled fireplace. An entertainers dream, the first level offers warm and inviting spaces, including an elegant dining room with quarter-sawn oak paneling and a generous living room featuring a gas fireplace that serves as a focal point with its ornately carved mantel and stained glass windows, giving a touch of elegance and timeless sophistication to the room. The chef's kitchen is a culinary delight, anchored by a custom island with generous storage and wine refrigerator, perfect for both functionality and style. High-end appliances, including 2 full-size SubZero refrigerators, Dacor double ovens, and a Miele dishwasher, ensure that every culinary need is met with luxury and efficiency. Ascend the grand staircase to find the primary bedroom suite, a supreme sanctuary of comfort, complete with a romantic fireplace, radiant heated floors in the bathroom, an attractive dressing room with two walk-in closets. The second floor also includes a bright, well-equipped laundry room with abundant cabinetry and counter space, and a gracious guest room with a hall bathroom. Rounding out this level are two large bedrooms, each with a tailor made walk-in wardrobe and dressing area connected by a spacious jack & jill bathroom with a new soaking tub, separate shower and water closet. One level up is the ultimate in flexible living with a spacious family room centered around a gas fireplace with exquisite marble surround, two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. Designed for leisure and entertainment, the lower level is equipped with a state-of-the-art home theater. Experience cinematic brilliance with a 4K-capable projector and a massive 158-inch projector screen. Immerse yourself in audio excellence with a THX/Dolby Atmos 11.2 speaker system featuring Klipsch speakers strategically placed for optimal sound. The seating area comfortably accommodates 8-10 guests, ensuring an unforgettable viewing experience. When you're ready for more active entertainment, step outside to the custom designed, heated basketball court featuring a floating "Maple TuffShield ShockTower" floor, installed by Snap Sports Athletic Surfaces in 2016. This product is easily removable if you prefer two extra garage parking spaces. This unique amenity creates a space for recreational activities and lively gatherings for family and friends. Finally, if you're seeking private guest accommodations or income-generating potential, the 1 bedroom/1 bath coach house above the 2.5 car garage serves as a wonderful addition, offering versatile living space and an opportunity for added convenience and flexibility.With its unparalleled architectural significance and modern amenities, this home offers a rare opportunity to experience the timeless allure of the Prairie School design. Schedule a showing today to immerse yourself in the luxury and charm of the James Fletcher Skinner House.

605 Linden Avenue, Oak Park

$799,900
3 Beds 3 Baths 12086508 MLS ACTIVE 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, gas/wood-burning 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! Broker Owned.

7200 Greenfield Street, River Forest

$599,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 12080928 MLS ACTIVE Status
Amazing space, vintage charm, and today's must-haves make this home a winner! Formal living room and dining room with original oak trim and details, oak floors, art glass windows, built-in book cases, and french doors. You'll find beautiful period lighting and sconces as well as recessed lighting. Outstanding space in the kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters, butcher block island for great workspace, and plenty of room for a table. High-end appliances include a Wolf stove, newer Bosch dishwasher, and Kitchen Aide refrigerator! The kitchen opens conveniently to the family room and overlooks a custom deck complete with seating. 2 bedrooms and a newer bath on the first floor and 2 bedrooms on the second floor. The second floor boasts new carpeting with ultra-luxurious padding. The primary bedroom is large and bright, with enough room for a king-sized bed AND space for seating/office area, features vaulted ceilings and a magnificent bathroom with a Whirlpool tub, stand-alone shower, and sauna. Tons of space in the basement for guests or family with a bonus bedroom and full bath, recreation room, storage room, and laundry room. Recent updates include new skylight, two water heaters, basement waterproofing, and a rebuilt deck. The back deck and side yard are perfect for enjoying the warm weather. Two car brick garage. If space is what you want, this is your place! Close to schools, parks, and metra.

1224 N Ridgeland Avenue, Oak Park

$365,000
2 Beds 2 Baths 12064320 MLS ACTIVE Status
** Multiple Offers Received. Highest & Best Deadline is Sunday, June 23rd at 4:00 pm. ** Light-filled, all-brick, condo-alternative Oak Park charmer in a minutes-to-everything location beckons! Be welcomed onto the large front three-season porch, soon to be your summer oasis and into the roomy roomy entryway that doubles as your drop zone. Stepping into the foyer, you'll appreciate the lovely hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and sizable floorplan. Gather with loved ones in the generous living room showcasing a wall of windows overlooking the front porch. The living room flows into the spacious dining room which can easily accommodate your largest holiday gatherings. Cooking your gourmet meals is a delight in the bright kitchen with loads of cabinetry, miles of granite countertops, and a large, deep sink. The kitchen opens to a flexible space, currently used as an office, that could also be a breakfast room, play space, or more. And off the dining room is a sunny, spacious, bonus room that could be an office, family room, or even a bedroom! [Use frosted liners on the cute barn doors for easy privacy or create a doorway from the back office space to make this a true first-floor third bedroom.] A handy back mudroom and a roomy powder room round out this level and make for easy living and entertaining. When it's time to retire, head up to the second floor to find two generous bedrooms! The primary easily accommodates a king bed and has a large, organized closet and bright, tall windows. The cheery second bedroom is also roomy with a sunlit, southern exposure. A huge hallway bathroom with granite countertops and extra storage rounds out this level. The high and dry basement has even more space and room to expand in the future! It is currently used for storage, laundry, woodworking space, and could one day easily offer more living or sleeping space as well! The fully fenced yard with patio, mature trees, and perennial plantings makes for easy al-fresco living, and the convenient two car garage has additional storage. All this in a fantastic, central Oak Park location that's close to schools, coffee shops, ice cream, dining, grocery, shopping, the brand new community rec center, the arts district, public transit, both blue and green lines, parks, and more! This affordable, adorable home is the one you've been waiting for, make it yours today. Welcome home!

516 Highland Avenue, Oak Park

$610,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 12084174 MLS ACTIVE Status
Step into luxury with this stunning, fully gut-rehabbed gem from 2020, offering 3100 square feet of elegant living space. This beautifully renovated home features four spacious bedrooms, including a convenient main floor bedroom, and 3.5 meticulously designed bathrooms. The fully finished basement boasts new ceramic tile flooring, a full bath with an all-glass shower, and a generous living area perfect for relaxation or entertainment. The unbelievable primary suite is a true retreat with a sunken sitting room, a walk-in closet, and an en-suite bathroom featuring a skylight. This sanctuary is designed for ultimate comfort and style. The modern kitchen is a chef's delight, showcasing sleek granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. Dual-zone HVAC systems, a 200 amp electrical service, and all-new electric and plumbing ensure comfort and efficiency. Host unforgettable gatherings in the expansive backyard, featuring a newly finished patio and a recently installed six-foot vinyl fence for added privacy on a spacious 50x125 lot. Additional highlights include a single-car garage with extra storage, a sump pump/ejector pit, and new interior drain tile. Nestled on a charming tree-lined street, this home offers proximity to parks, dog parks, tennis courts, and easy access to the 290 expressway. Plus, the seller is generously offering $5,000 towards closing costs on a full price offer. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to make this exquisite house your forever home.

904 Elgin Avenue, Forest Park

$499,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 12083780 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this understated and charming family home that is larger than it appears to be from the colorful curb appeal. There is a 2-story addition not seen from the front of the home. This stately brick home is on a beautiful block of pristinely manicured homes, is walkable to the grammar school, and has loads of potential to be transformed into your "forever dream home" with some genuine artistic talent! The living room's focal wall is a fireplace that once heated the 1st floor all by itself! Rich history in this home. The owners are very proud of their lawn. Be amazed every day by the extremely deep enchanted storybook backyard that feels like you are in your own private park and green gardens! Furnish the wooden deck, invite some friends and enjoy this summertime! Notice and appreciate the historic features such as the finely crafted wood paneling, exposed vintage oak flooring you do not get in most new houses (in most rooms). Unfinished flooring in the family room and master bedroom. 2nd floor full bathroom has a shower stall, no bathtub, very popular these days! Powder room on the first floor just off the side door to the deck. Check out the surprising amount of closet space throughout both floors! And still a full basement for more finishable living space and a sub-level basement for storage galore! Please know that his home was lovingly occupied for a long time by the owners who shared many years of gatherings with friends, families, holidays, BBQ's and so on. With your innovative ideas, this can be your own sanctuary.

327 Southcote Road, Riverside

$585,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 12074723 MLS ACTIVE Status
Presenting this delightful Chicago-style Bungalow, a slice of history nestled on Maple Avenue. This spacious 4-bedroom plus office, 3-bathroom home spans 2,817 square feet and is just blocks from iconic Proksa Park and the Depot District. The bungalow boasts remarkable curb appeal with its charming light post, full masonry and glazed brick exterior, copper gutters and downspouts, clay tile roof, lovely landscaping with a sprinkler system, and an impressive octagon bay of windows spanning the entire front facade. Inside, discover numerous historic details, including many original doors, hardwood floors hidden under the main level carpet, crown molding in the living, dining, and family rooms, barrel vault ceilings in the main floor hall, charming milk delivery door, and a stunning wall of stained glass windows in the living room. The large eat-in kitchen features a center island, granite countertops, a large pantry closet, and access to a spacious deck perfect for summer barbecues. The dining room easily accommodates both intimate dinner parties and large family gatherings. The main floor full bath, updated with a stone top, retains its charming stained-glass window. The finished basement offers modern conveniences with an enormous recreation room complete with new carpet, a wet bar with wine storage, exposed brick walls, and a pool table that will be conveyed with the home. The versatile basement space includes an expansive office area, full bath, laundry, and a storage room with shelving. Additionally, the property includes a three-car garage with alley access from one bay and a concrete driveway. The location can't be beat with easy access to schools, transportation, and Proksa Park, featuring nature trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and vibrant community events. Within the park, two tranquil ponds and a meandering creek enhance its natural beauty, offering a serene setting for peaceful walks. Berwyn's eclectic restaurants and shopping destinations are also nearby. The home requires some updating and presents an extraordinary opportunity for customization and personalization. Don't let this one get away!

2914 Maple Avenue, Berwyn

$509,998
3 Beds 3 Baths 12083391 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to your dream home nestled in a tranquil neighborhood! This captivating 2-story abode boasts 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, with an additional living room or office meticulously designed to blend modern updates with functionality. Upon entering, you're embraced by the inviting ambiance accentuated by quality wood finishes throughout and abundant natural light streaming in, creating a bright and welcoming atmosphere. With two separate HVAC systems, personalized comfort is ensured year-round, allowing you to tailor temperatures to your liking. The expansive living areas are perfect for both intimate gatherings and peaceful retreats. The additional living room offers versatility for various activities and entertainment options, or as your new home office. Step outside to discover your own outdoor oasis, complete with a meticulously maintained front porch and a tranquil clay brick patio in the yard, perfect for enjoying the outdoors and hosting gatherings.Outside, a sprawling yard beckons for outdoor enjoyment and gardening endeavors, offering abundant sunshine and lush greenery. Additionally, peace of mind is guaranteed with the inclusion of a battery backup sump pump. With a 200-amp service, the property offers ample electrical capacity to accommodate modern living needs. Upstairs, the master suite provides a serene escape with a lavish en-suite bathroom and a spacious walk-in closet. Two additional well-appointed bedrooms ensure comfort and privacy for residents and guests alike. Situated conveniently close to amenities, schools, and parks, this residence strikes the perfect balance between peaceful living and urban accessibility. With most major updates already completed, moving in is a breeze, allowing you to start enjoying your new home right away. Don't miss out on the chance to make this exceptional property yours. Schedule a showing today and embark on the journey to finding your perfect home!

9508 Henrietta Avenue, Brookfield

$1,549,000
4 Beds 5 Baths 12073638 MLS ACTIVE Status
This stunning 5 bedroom, 4 and 1/2 bath home in Oak Park features a beautifully updated interior with high-end finishes and modern amenities making it a luxurious and comfortable living space. The spacious living areas are perfect for entertaining with a custom built dining room table and bar that can turn your dining room into a cocktail lounge in minutes. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream with an oversized double Electrolux refrigerator, 6-burner plus griddle Wolf stove with double ovens. Complete bonus: 2 Bosch dishwashers to work more efficiently, and double islands, one for food prep and serving, one for dining. It's hard to beat this amazing entertaining space. Off the kitchen there is a large mudroom with tons of storage that leads to outdoor living. Moving upstairs there are 4 bedrooms: 1 large bedroom with ensuite, 2 bedrooms with a shared full bathroom, plus a huge primary bedroom/bathroom with a large soaking tub, sauna double sinks, coffee station and tons of closet space. This primary suite has everything from marble to quartz and a sitting area. All bedrooms offer ample space and big closets offering lots of natural light. The full finished basement offers yet another spacious bedroom and ensuite with large shower. Plus you'll find a media room and complete fitness center, as well as another huge mudroom to house all things sports! The beautiful wrap around front porch provides another large entertaining area for work, play or relaxation. The outdoor living space is truly amazing, with a large patio, huge granite bar and built-in grill, sports court, pickle ball court and lush landscaping perfect for entertaining or a relaxing private oasis to enjoy the outdoors. This home has EVERYTHING you are looking for!

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