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Attention all adventurers, brewery enthusiasts, and dog lovers! Have you been dreaming of finding your perfect home in the charming town of Oak Park, IL, the city of Chicago, or one of its other suburbs? Look no further, because I'm Laurie Christofano, your local real estate guide and fellow adventurer, here to help you find your dream home and live your best life in this amazing metro area.

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First, let's talk about the best neighborhoods in Oak Park, IL. As a long-time resident of the Oak Park area and lifelong suburban Chicagoan, I can confidently say that there are so many wonderful neighborhoods to choose from. Whether you're looking for a bustling downtown area or a quieter residential block, our area has something for everyone. From the historic charm of the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District to the trendy vibes of the Arts District, there's a neighborhood that will suit your unique style and needs.

Now, let's talk about education. Oak Park is known for its highly rated schools, which strive to provide excellent educational opportunities for all students. With a variety of public and private schools to choose from, you can rest assured that your children will receive a quality education in a safe and supportive environment.

Of course, we can't forget about your furry friends. If you're looking for homes with fenced yards in Chicago suburbs, Oak Park has got you covered. Many homes in Oak Park boast fenced yards perfect for your furry companions to run and play. And, with numerous dog-friendly parks and trails in the area, your pup will have plenty of opportunities to explore and enjoy the outdoors.

For those who love to walk, Oak Park is a walker's paradise. The town has numerous walkable neighborhoods with plenty of local shops, restaurants, and breweries to explore. Yes, you heard me right. Oak Park has an incredible craft beer scene, with several award-winning breweries located nearby. So, if you're a beer lover, you'll be right at home in Oak Park.

If you're looking for suburban homes near public transportation in Chicago, Oak Park is an excellent choice. The town has several public transportation options, including multiple CTA train stations and bus routes, making it easy to get around the city and explore all that Chicago has to offer.

Finally, if you're looking for new construction homes in Chicago (or the suburbs) or homes with historic charm in Oak Park IL, we've got you covered. From modern condos to historic bungalows, there's a home that will suit your unique style and needs.

So, what are you waiting for? Let's embark on this adventure together and find your dream home in Oak Park, IL. Contact me, Laurie Christofano, your real estate guide and fellow adventurer, today and let's get started! I'm here to guide you through every step of the home buying process, from home inspections to mortgage rates.

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Newest Oak Park Area Listings

4 Beds 4 Baths 11895923 MLS NEW Status
315 Ashland, a property that combines luxury, comfort, and modern convenience in perfect harmony. This home embodies thoughtful design and functionality. An entertainer's delight with large main floor spaces perfect for the upcoming holiday season to enjoy with family & friends. The stunning kitchen is a culinary haven with white cabinets, Carrera marble countertops, stainless steel high-end appliances including two ovens, breakfast nook with removable storage benches and views of the yard. The kitchen seamlessly connects to the huge family room with tons of natural light from a wall of east facing windows and entry to the private deck and stone patio to enjoy the outdoors, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor living. Upstairs, the primary suite boasts a soaking tub, separate shower and double sink vanity. Three additional spacious bedrooms have large closets and a large hallway closet, organized with the Elfa system. The lower level has a generous family room, adjacent playroom with egress window to allow a 5th bedroom if desired. A full bathroom, office, laundry room, side-by-side washer/dryer with butcher block counter & sink, bonus area, tons of storage & a utility room round out the lower level. The oversized 2-car garage, built in 2018 has a pull down stair for additional storage and an adjacent concrete pad with sport court tile play area. The private yard is professionally landscaped with an in-ground sprinkler system. The house was rehabbed in 2015; with additional improvements added 2015-2023. 315 Ashland is a walkable location to River Forest & Oak Park Metra stations, and the Harlem/Lake el stop, Keystone Park with green fields, children's play area, tennis, pickle and paddle ball courts, schools, library, River Forest Tennis Club & pool, Thatcher Woods, downtown Oak Park & Forest Park's Madison St. for all the restaurants, shops and parades/festivities.

315 Ashland Avenue, River Forest

3 Beds 3 Baths 11896754 MLS NEW Status
Welcome home! Charming brick bungalow nestled in a picturesque neighborhood. Its timeless elegance is accentuated by the classic brick exterior exuding a sense of warmth and character. This bungalow's inviting front porch welcomes you into a cozy yet spacious interior featuring 3 bedrooms plus a study, and 2 1/2 bathrooms. The living room and dining room provide ample space to entertain and feature original details including stained glass windows, built-in shelving, and refinished hardwood floors. This home has been tastefully updated to blend the original details seamlessly with modern updates. The serene study is adorned with forest green walls, a copper ceiling, built-in shelving, and a French door that is perfect for your home office/library. The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and white subway tile backsplash, ample cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry with built-in shelving. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are on the main level great for kids, a nursery, or a guest room. The spacious main floor full bathroom includes a discreetly integrated laundry chute that allows you to effortlessly send your clothes down to the laundry room below. Head upstairs to the sizeable master suite featuring a walk-in closet, skylights, and a half bath with a new barn door. New laminate flooring, carpet, and fresh paint complete this space. Downstairs you'll find an expansive unfinished basement brimming with potential to include the 2nd full bathroom with a claw foot tub, and stylish ceramic tile. The laundry area features a double sink and a large storage cabinet. The backyard is easily accessible through the kitchen or basement. The fully fenced-in backyard provides a private and secure outdoor oasis featuring a luscious perennial garden and planter box if you'd like to grow some veggies. The garage is equipped with a party door that opens into the yard, great for entertaining. Ample parking with the 2 car garage and 1 additional exterior parking spot. Walkable to the CTA green line, metra train, shops, and restaurants on Madison St and Lake Street in Oak Park. Easy access to the I290. Short drive to the Forest Park pool and Rec center. This home has it all! This property is in great condition, but is sold AS-IS.

143 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park

3 Beds 3 Baths 11896374 MLS NEW Status
This is the one you have been waiting for! Outstanding location on the Parkway and one block to school. Completely renovated from top to bottom starting with the fresh and updated curb appeal, new roof, gutters, soffit and fascia. The new windows tie in the contemporary outside look as well as new sidewalks. Welcoming front porch, sporting new railings, brings you right into the foyer with it's new 1/2 bath. The sought after, open floor plan has rooms flowing easily from one to the other with sunlight streaming in the new windows and highlighting the hardwood floors and wood burning fireplace with its timeless marble surround. The sellers used this as inspiration for the light fixtures throughout the 1st floor. The heart of the home is the new on-trend kitchen with soft close doors and drawers, large eating island and table space that opens directly to the new trex deck by way of an easy glide sliding door. Stainless steel appliances and subtle tile backsplash add flair to the design. First floor family room with it's clever built-ins which include a Murphy bed, opens to a lovely, rebuilt, screened-in-porch to enjoy the changing seasons. The porch also has access to the new deck. Enjoy the fully fenced in backyard with it's fresh landscaping, sod and a sprinkler system too. Back inside, and upstairs find 3 ample sized bedrooms. The new primary has a gorgeous new en suite bath and huge walk-in closet. There is also a 2nd closet in this room. The other two bedrooms share a new hall bath. For total convenience the seller installed a second laundry with a combo W/D on this floor. The basement with it's wide open Rec Room has new LVT flooring, lighting, a laundry room, with side by side W/D and the 4th bedroom which is used as a workout room but could also be a clever office, and a large storage room. Updates include: a new high efficiency boiler, new 200 amp electric service, new sprinkler, new insulation in attic and some exterior walls, all new plumbing fixtures, tile and refinished hardwood floors. Original 2 car garage with new garage slab, one parking space next to garage. Everything has been done, just move-in and enjoy! This is the one you have been waiting for!

1015 N Kenilworth Avenue, Oak Park

4 Beds 3 Baths 11895963 MLS NEW Status
Come check out this expanded and updated Bungalow home in highly desired Elmwood Park which offers a spacious layout with four bedrooms, a den, and 2.5 bathrooms! As you enter the home, you'll be greeted by an abundance of natural light that fills the living room and dining room, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Refinished hardwood floors throughout the main level. The open floor plan seamlessly connects these areas to the updated kitchen, which boasts white shaker cabinets and brand-new stainless steel appliances installed in 2023. The kitchen features an oversized peninsula that flows beautifully into the dining room, providing ample space for meal preparation and entertaining. The entire home has been painted in modern colors, giving it a fresh and contemporary feel. On the first floor, you'll find two generously sized bedrooms, each offering comfort and privacy. These bedrooms are accompanied by a full bathroom, providing convenience for both residents and guests. Upstairs, the second floor features two additional bedrooms, offering versatility for accommodating family members, guests, or using one as a home office or play area. There is also a den, which can be utilized as a dedicated space for work or leisure activities. The second-floor bathroom has been beautifully and tastefully designed, featuring an oversized walk-in shower and an oversized linen closet, offering both style and functionality. The fully finished basement adds valuable living space to the home. It includes an oversized family room, creating a versatile area for entertainment, relaxation, or hobbies. It is ideally located in a great central area, within walking distance to the Evans Field Nature Preserve and in close proximity to the Metra train station and the Oak Park Country Club. AC 2019, Furnace 2017 Water Heater 2022 Roof 2018 (addition portion roof new in 2023) New electrical panel 2023. 2 car detached garage.

1617 N 78Th Court, Elmwood Park

2 Beds 3 Baths 11895029 MLS NEW Status
Calling all visionaries - Investors, developers, and entrepreneurs, this is your invitation to shape the future of your portfolio! The moment is ripe for expansion and innovation. Your canvas? A remarkable property bursting with potential. Let your imagination roam: Maintain the current 2-unit property while savoring the expanse of an extra lot, reimagine with a fresh start by crafting your vision on both lots, or seize the ultimate synergy - renovate and concurrently cultivate a new property on the second lot. The stars have aligned to unveil an unparalleled opportunity. Chart your course for the years ahead, where the dividends of your plans await. Revel in the splendor of a beautifully reimagined home, or relish in the bounties of rental income from brand-new developments. Nestled for success, the location is a commuter's dream - whisk from O'Hare Airport to the heart of Downtown Chicago effortlessly. Enveloped by the allure of the Fashion Outlets of Chicago and the iconic Gene and Jude's, you grasp the strategic brilliance of this locale if you're in the know. While the treasure trove beckons, a limited vantage awaits your discovery. Connect with Oscar, the gatekeeper of this opportunity, to unveil the potential firsthand. As your guide, he'll provide the key to accessing the realm of possibilities. Secure your entry with the execution of a hold harmless letter - your passport to explore. Your canvas, your masterpiece - the time to make your mark is now.

8923 Chestnut Avenue, River Grove

4 Beds 4 Baths 11884244 MLS NEW Status
The perfect mix of vintage charm, modern updates & an amazing layout on a MASSIVE 50 x 179 lot in beautiful Forest Park. This stunning 2315 sq. ft. home exudes character with high ceilings, original millwork, moldings, some leaded glass windows, built-in features & hardwood floors. Walk up new front stairs into a charming enclosed front porch with bead board ceilings & wrap around windows leads to formal living & dining rooms with original hutch & millwork throughout. Kitchen with tin ceilings is open to main floor family room & breakfast area with fireplace. Mudroom area off kitchen leads to rear deck & back yard. 1 bedroom & full bath also located on main floor. 2nd floor includes 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths + 2nd floor laundry! Oversized Primary bedroom easily accommodates king size bed + seating area & 2 walk-in closets. Primary Bath renovated in 2021 with large shower wrapped in subway tile. 2 more bedrooms both with great storage that share an additional full bath. Finished basement with huge recreation room with epoxy floors, 1/2 bath, abundant storage space + 2nd set of laundry hook ups. Dual Zoned HVAC all replaced in the last 3 years. Basement refinished 2020 and added dual check valve flood control. Fully fenced massive yard with mature trees & 3 car garage with party door PLUS parking pad for an additional car. This home checks ALL the boxes with 4 bedrooms above grade, 3.5 baths, finished basement with room to expand 1/2 bath into full bath & add a 5th bedroom if needed, dual zoned HVAC, 4 off street parking spaces + one of the largest lots to hit the market! Fireplace never used & being conveyed As Is.

1100 Troost Avenue, Forest Park

1 Beds 1 Baths 11893146 MLS NEW Status Harvard House BLDG.
Welcome to this charming one-bedroom condo in the heart of Forest Park. Situated in an elevator building, this home offers convenience and comfort plus easy access to fresh air off the balcony. With an assigned exterior parking spot, your vehicle will always have a secure place to call home. As you enter the 5th floor unit, you'll notice the updated hallway, living room, and dining room flooring, creating a modern and inviting atmosphere. The kitchen boasts oak cabinets, with a convenient corner cabinet and a vertical storage cabinet for baking sheets. The separate dining room offers enough room for a table for four, perfect for entertaining guests. The current seller has thoughtfully set up a handy coffee/tea bar (easily replicated) making their morning routine a breeze. The bedroom is generously sized, allowing for a queen or king-sized bed, and offers plenty of bedroom closet space for all your storage needs. The hallway features a linen closet and a coat closet, ensuring that you have space to keep everything organized. A rare find, wall A/C units are present in both the living room and the bedroom, guaranteeing your comfort during the warmer months. Additionally, the building provides a clean and fresh laundry room on the main level of this elevator building, making laundry day convenient. The unit also includes extra storage across from the laundry room. This building is ideally situated near the Forest Park business district, you'll have easy access to various shops, restaurants, and amenities. The Metra and Green Line Trains are also within proximity, offering convenient transportation options. Take your chance to own this delightful one-bedroom condo in Forest Park. Schedule a showing today and experience this home's convenience and comfort. Please note: No Dogs Allowed and No Rentals Allowed.

300 Circle Avenue Unit #5H, Forest Park

2 Beds 2 Baths 11894496 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to this wonderful vintage duplex-up residence spanning two levels, offering 1,600 SF of living space in the heart of central Oak Park, seamlessly blending classic charm with modern comfort. Upon entry, you'll be welcomed into the inviting living room boasting a simulated brick fireplace complemented by built-in cabinets, creating a cozy space for relaxation and socializing. The main level features a delightful kitchen, a spacious dining room, one of the two bathrooms, and a separate area ideal for a home office. Transitioning to the upper level, you'll discover two generously sized bedrooms, each with its unique character, along with the second bathroom. Additionally, an in-unit laundry/utility room equipped with a full-size washer and dryer, extra cabinetry, and a double utility sink adds to the convenience, thoughtfully located near the bedrooms. Throughout the home, you'll enjoy the beauty of hardwood flooring, elegant light fixtures, charming window treatments, neutral paint colors, and stunning wallpapered accents, seamlessly blending modernity with vintage charm. Outdoor living is enhanced by two decks, providing the perfect spots to savor your morning coffee or enjoy a serene evening under the stars. For added convenience, a spacious 12x10 locker in the basement offers ample storage space. This residence enjoys close proximity to the train and downtown Oak Park, offering urban convenience while enjoying the rich amenities the Village of Oak Park has to offer. Embrace the opportunity to make this vintage duplex your new home-a perfect fusion of classic elegance and contemporary living. All furnishings are separately available for sale, as well! Please come see this lovely property and explore the potential of making this your new home!

715 Washington Boulevard Unit #2D, Oak Park

3 Beds 3 Baths 11874163 MLS NEW Status
Welcome to 264 Maplewood, where an extraordinary waterfront retreat awaits you! This rarely available 3-bedroom, 2.1-bath home along the serene Des Plaines River offers a perfect blend of modern luxury and natural beauty. Step into this newly remodeled oasis, and you'll immediately be captivated by its charm. The kitchen has been meticulously transformed with state-of-the-art features, boasting heated floors, quartz counters, tiled backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and a vented stove to the outside for ultimate culinary convenience. The interior features boast numerous improvements, including new hardware on doors and closets. The living room, dining room, kitchen, and baths have been adorned with new flooring, exuding both sophistication and comfort. The entire house is bathed in warm, energy-efficient LED lighting, creating a welcoming and eco-friendly ambiance. Relax in front of the cozy fireplace with its updated surround, new piping, logs, and ignition. You'll be surrounded by exquisite crown molding in the living room, adding an elegant touch to your living space. Another bonus is the bar cabinet complete with a dual-temperature refrigerator, perfect for entertaining guests in style. The upper level delights with new carpeting on the stairs, two beautiful bathrooms, and bedrooms featuring new ceiling fans. The closet organization and shelving have been designed to maximize storage space, optimize functionality, and enhance the overall organization of belongings. The lower level has been transformed with a finished basement, complete with drywall, lighting, and a painted ceiling. The laundry room features a new washer and dryer, and a convenient laundry chute from the top floor makes laundry chores a breeze. Not only has the property's interior been extensively upgraded, but the plumbing has been entirely updated in the kitchen, bathrooms, and down to the basement. A new drainpipe connected to the sewer was installed ensuring seamless functionality for years to come. The attention to detail continues throughout the property. Anderson windows were thoughtfully replaced in 2015, enhancing both energy efficiency and aesthetics. The house was meticulously tuck-pointed in the same year, ensuring its timeless appeal. Recently painted, the exterior shines with a fresh, updated appearance. Practicality meets modern living, with all new electric panel and service, ensuring a safe and efficient power supply. The new landscaping in front of the house was designed to complement the house's architecture and surroundings, as it greets visitors with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Outdoor enthusiasts will revel in the backyard's splendid landscape and a brand-new deck, ideal for entertaining, relaxing, or simply enjoying the mesmerizing views of the river. For those who love water activities, a canoe/kayak rack in the backyard is included, making it easy to explore the peaceful river at your leisure. The riverfront has Chicago granite pavers with a charming fire pit, creating a cozy ambiance and a perfect spot for relaxation and gatherings by the water's edge. This is a rare opportunity to own a waterfront gem in Riverside, where tranquility, modern comfort, and picturesque scenery unite. Don't miss the chance to make this exceptional property your new home!

264 Maplewood Road, Riverside

4 Beds 4 Baths 11893114 MLS NEW Status
Located on one of the most beautiful blocks in Oak Park, this exquisitely maintained and updated 4 bedroom, 3 and 1/2 bathroom home is something to behold both inside and out! The outdoor space is designed for entertaining and includes a sport court and a spacious brick-paved back patio; perfect for grilling, dining, and lounging. An open area of grass invites a game of crochet or tossing around a ball. The interior of the house features high-end, tasteful, and classic materials. These finishes were thoughtfully chosen and executed during an extensive remodel and "bump-out." The kitchen is the heart of the home and boasts luxurious features, including a Wolf dual fuel oven/cook top, Sub-zero fridge and beverage fridge, marble countertops, custom Shaker-front cabinets in a warm white, and a bar sink. There's also a concealed workspace that can be closed off with pocket doors. The kitchen and all three full bathrooms are equipped with radiant floor heating, ensuring comfort during colder months. The formal dining room is well-designed with two entrances to the kitchen, enhancing the flow of the first floor. It's also open to the foyer/front hall entrance. The living room is adjacent to the entryway and features glass-fronted built-in bookcases surrounding a gas fireplace, recently refurbished. There's a meticulously designed powder room cleverly tucked under the stairs. The second floor includes a newly finished primary suite with a walk-in closet, and a spa-like primary bathroom with a custom double sink cabinet. There are three additional bedrooms and a fully renovated second full bathroom on this floor. The house has two well-appointed mudrooms, one on the landing to the basement and back yard, and the second one down half a flight of stairs. The renovated finished basement features a large family room with a second gas fireplace, a home office, and a radiant floor heated full bathroom with an attached custom closet. There's also a bright new laundry room and utility room in the basement. This home offers a perfect blend of modern amenities and classic charm, making it an ideal space for both comfortable living and entertaining guests. There have been extensive updates. These are detailed in the agent notes. The updates include improvements to the home's heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems.

831 N East Avenue, Oak Park

6 Beds 4 Baths 11893549 MLS NEW Status
Must see it to believe it! Oak Park 2-flat with amazing bonus room and huge 3 car garage in prime location! The top floor is a perfect owner's unit; lives like a house. It boasts a generous living room and dining room with beautiful hardwood floors. The updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, pantry, and island that seats four and opens up to a lovely family room. The family room is the perfect place to relax and watch a show. The fabulous family room custom built-in holds up to a 65" TV. Three bedrooms and 2 renovated baths make this unit complete. The private primary bedroom and updated en suite provide all the space you need plus 4 closets! The first-floor unit with 2 bedrooms and 1 fully renovated bath has been meticulously maintained. You will find rich hardwood floors in the living room, dining room and bedrooms. The updated bath is perfection! The eat-in kitchen has plenty of cabinets, counter space and a pantry. The bonus room found at the back of the 2-flat steals the show! You will be wowed when you see the spaciousness highlighted by a fully updated bath! This space is perfect for a home office or a luxurious in-law arrangement. Opportunity knocks in the unfinished basement that spans the entire footprint of the original building! Attention garage enthusiasts!! This heated and cooled garage with 220V outlets (2) will knock your socks off! Room for 3 cars (BendPak Commercial lift included) and plenty of space to spend quality time tinkering around with a tv included! Driveway provides additional parking for 3+ cars! All of this and still yard space to entertain and enjoy the warmer months (natural gas line for easy grilling). Location provides easy access to: Whole Foods, Target, Walgreens, Trader Joe's, Lake St shops and restaurants. Lindberg Park around the corner with playground, tennis courts, baseball diamond, and beautiful paths throughout the park. Sought after Horace Mann Elementary, Percy Julian Middle School and Oak Park/River Forest High School.

1431 N Harlem Avenue, Oak Park

3 Beds 4 Baths 11892684 MLS ACTIVE Status
Discover the epitome of modern living in the heart of Oak Park! This brand new home is a masterpiece of design, seamlessly blending the charm of the past with the comforts of modern living. With new plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems, you can move in with confidence and peace of mind. Boasting 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 and half luxurious bathrooms, this home provides ample space for your family's needs. The open-concept design creates a welcoming and functional layout that's perfect for both everyday living and entertaining. It's way bigger than it looks from outside. You'll love the convenience of the detached 2-car garage, providing secure parking and additional storage space. Step outside to a lovely deck, ideal for enjoying the outdoors and hosting gatherings. No matter the season, you can relax and unwind in the enclosed front porch, which is designed for enjoyment all year round. The gleaming wood floors add warmth and character to the space. The highlight of this home is the master suite, featuring a high-end bathroom and a walk-in closet that will satisfy your storage needs. Last but not least, the finished basement provides extra living space for a variety of purposes, from a family room to a home office or gym. Located in a great neighborhood, this Oak Park gem is the perfect place to call home. Don't miss out on the opportunity to make this your own - schedule a viewing today!

817 S Cuyler Avenue, Oak Park

4 Beds 3 Baths 11888821 MLS ACTIVE Status
CHARMING, two-story brick and stone home located on a quiet tree-lined street in the highly desirable Village of Elmwood Park! This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home offers a freshly painted interior with modern finishes throughout, and includes a fantastic layout with 3,556 square feet of living space. The main floor features a gracious open floor plan with hardwood flooring, and plenty of windows that fill the home with ample natural light. The main floor offers a large, sun-filled living room with an updated ceiling, recessed lighting, and a wood-burning fireplace that includes an updated floor-to-ceiling stone mantelpiece, ideal for relaxing! The main floor provides a spacious separate dining room, perfect for entertaining. The updated kitchen features freshly painted white cabinetry blended with newly installed quartz countertops, tiled backsplash, and stainless steel appliances including an updated oven with a range hood (2019), and dishwasher (20019). The eat-in kitchen also includes a nice-sized breakfast area with sliding doors that lead directly to the outside deck! The main floor also features a large bedroom with a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom. The bathroom includes double vanity sinks with a newly installed stand-up shower (2021) and bidet (2021). Make your way to the second level that offers a separate in-law suite with hardwood flooring throughout. The suite features a spacious living room, two large bedrooms, a bathroom, and a perfect-sized kitchen. The kitchen features beautiful wood cabinets with newly installed marble countertops (2021), and appliances that include a stove and microwave. The eat-kitchen also provides plenty of space for a breakfast table! The second level also provides an additional bedroom with a private balcony located on the main side of the house. The lower level offers a full, finished basement with a recreation/family room, full bathroom, and a large laundry room with a new washer and dryer (2021). The home is equipped with two well-maintained boilers, two sump pumps, and filtration system with a water softener. Other home improvements include updated tuckpointing (2020), newly installed doors (2018), an updated roof (2016/2017), and newly replaced windows (2014) throughout. The home also offers a completely new front stairway. The property features a spacious backyard with an updated deck (2022) and a newly installed privacy fence (2020), perfect for all outside gatherings! The property also includes a detached 2.5 garage that was built in 2015. The property is situated in a quiet neighborhood near parks, great schools, and entertainment with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby . The home is also close to all public transportation, making it an ideal commute! LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. This home is a must see, don't miss out!

2211 N 72Nd Court, Elmwood Park

4 Beds 3 Baths 11849140 MLS ACTIVE Status
Truly exceptional! This split-level 4 bed, 3 bath beauty is in tip-top shape and has so much flexible space. Built in 1983, the current owners have updated this home with everything you could need - truly move-in ready! Walls have been removed to create an open floorplan that connects the kitchen to the great room, providing plenty of space for eating, lounging, studying, and working. Glass sliders from the great room lead to the deck and yard. New features include hickory floors in the main living spaces (2019), high-end wood windows (2019), carpet in bedrooms/lower level (2023), and freshly painted throughout (2023). The 2021 kitchen remodel boasts an L-shaped island with banquette seating, granite countertops, and gorgeous open shelving above the sink. New stainless-steel appliances too: refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, wine fridge, and double oven range with griddle and a direct vent outside. The custom-made kitchen table will stay with the home. There's additional storage in the large pantry with shelving and laundry hook-up, and next to the back door is a perfect nook for outdoor wear, shoes, and more. The separate formal dining room can easily be transformed into a formal living room or home office. Three bedrooms on this level, as well as a newer full bath with double sink and walk-in shower (2019). Two linen closets in the hallway provide even more storage. Every bedroom is spacious with ample closet space. The primary suite boasts a luxurious new bathroom (2019) with an extra-large soaking tub, body sprays, and rain showerhead. Another set of glass sliders in this bedroom lead to the deck. The lower level is a few steps down from the front door and meets the ground when accessed from the garage or back yard. Even more versatile living space on this level, with a fourth bedroom, an office, and two bonus spaces that the current owner uses as a family room and home gym. This space would be perfect as an additional bedroom suite for a live-in family member or nanny! This floor comes complete with a full bathroom and a separate laundry room with new water heater and furnace (2023). The exterior of the home is fiber cement siding (LP SmartSide) (2019), which is environmentally friendly and very low maintenance. Exterior trim, soffits, and exterior doors were all repainted in 2023. Remarkably, this home sits on a 91x133 lot: the back yard feels like your own personal park, complete with a double-tiered deck (refinished in 2023). These spaces are perfect for outdoor seating and dining, a fire pit, and play areas. The patio off the lower level was regraded and a new French drain was added in the yard to prevent pooling during heavy rain (2019). The amazing outdoor space in the yard, accessible directly from the lower level AND from the deck includes a swing set, another fire pit, separate seating area, and a built-in-bar on the patio. The attached garage makes winter months a breeze and has space for up to three cars. One side of the garage is deeper and can fit 2 smaller cars in tandem, or use the extra space for storage, bikes, or a workshop. Everything you need is all right here - don't miss your opportunity to live in this incredible home!

508 S Elmwood Avenue, Oak Park

5 Beds 3 Baths 11881304 MLS ACTIVE Status
Stately prairie 4 sq with warm Scandi touches in Wright historic district seamlessly blends history & modernity, the urbane and pastoral. Built by Danish builder, August Christenson for prominent Chicago businessman, JW Johnson. In the same family for generations, it's been flawlessly transitioned from the horse & buggy era of Johnson's time to the space age. Not every house is a home; this is one of Oak Park's finer, livable homes. It's many updates respect the home's original warm, cheery Scandi character created by burnished wood, antique wainscoting, stained glass, oak and maple floors, fireplace, elegant porch, lush secluded private garden. Located within easy access to transportation, schools, shopping, dining. An elegant porch leads to a gracious entrance and foyer with adjacent library/study/office. There are picture windows, a living room fireplace. The formal dining room has stained glass windows, original oak built in. The sunny, country kitchen has a Viking range, mud room, large butler's pantry. The kitchen flows into an architecturally designed, ultra-modern 30X30 basement apartment with Bose surround sound system, heated floor, spa bath with steam shower, aromatherapy tub and laundry room. It has a private entrance but is also fully integrated into the house. A 2nd floor foyer leads to 4 spacious, bright, airy bedrooms with good closets, large windows. It has a midcentury modern bath. A sweet balcony bedroom overlooks the garden. The 3rd floor attic is a flowing 30X30 originally finished space with antique wainscoting, a bath and skylight. It was originally a children's playroom, later Johnson's painting studio where he did noteworthy equestrian paintings. The 1/4 acre, professionally planted garden features mature, specimen trees and landscape lighting. It has a paved patio area, deck with Viking BBQ/range with rotisserie, and a picnic table. The rear of the garden doubles as another entertainment area with a firepit or provides space for a 3rd car. There's a wainscoted 2 car garage. The house has newer roof, zoned heating. Newer copper piping, sump pump, backflow preventer 1.5" waterline, 2 water heaters, is 100% rewired. Basement plumbed/wired for a kitchen. Seller is leaving Kitchen tables, Bose Surround Sound, and all TVs.

415 N Elmwood Avenue, Oak Park

3 Beds 3 Baths 11887488 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome home to this stunning and move in ready 3 bed 2.5 bath brick bungalow in the heart of Berwyn that boasts ample space and is nestled on a beautiful tree-lined street. This well-maintained property features a spacious living room with hardwood floors and a separate formal dining room - perfect for hosting intimate gatherings or large family events. You'll also find two main floor bedrooms, each offering a peaceful retreat at the end of a long day, and an entire 2nd floor dedicated primary bedroom with a half bathroom. The kitchen was completely redone in 2018 and comes with an eat-in breakfast nook and pantry, perfect for preparing meals for your loved ones. And if you need a quiet place to unwind, the enclosed porch is the perfect spot to sit back and relax overlooking the quaint backyard. This home also offers a large laundry room and a full basement that can be used as a versatile living space or for additional storage. You'll also appreciate the convenience of the 2-car garage, providing plenty of space for your cars and additional storage. The location of this property is ideal, just a stone's throw away from the North Riverside Park Mall and within walking distance to Cermak Road, where you'll find an abundance of shopping, dining, transportation, and recreation options. And if you're looking to reduce your overall electricity bills, the solar panels on lease offer you the perfect opportunity. You have the option to take over or end the lease as per your preference, giving you complete control over your energy costs. Brand new AC condenser installed in 2023 and all mechanicals and appliances well maintained. Schedule a showing today!

1836 Wenonah Avenue, Berwyn

5 Beds 3 Baths 11888740 MLS ACTIVE Status
Introducing this charming and versatile two-flat brick multi-unit property, that promises the ideal blend of comfortable living and smart investment opportunities. This well-maintained property boasts two spacious units, making it an excellent choice for owner-occupiers seeking to offset their mortgage payments or savvy investors looking for a promising rental income. Two Spacious Units: Each of the two units within this brick two-flat offers generous living spaces, providing ample room for comfortable living. The layout ensures privacy and convenience for both occupants. Owner-Occupied Bliss: This property is designed to accommodate owner-occupiers seamlessly. Live in one of the units and enjoy the benefits of homeownership while renting out the other unit to help cover your mortgage payments. It's a fantastic way to achieve financial stability while enjoying the comforts of home. Investor's Dream: For the discerning investor, this two-flat is an enticing opportunity. With two separate units, you can maximize your rental income potential. The partially finished basement adds valuable versatility to this property. It can be utilized for storage, a laundry area, or even converted into additional living space, enhancing the overall value and potential income. Separate Utilities: One of the standout features of this two-flat is the separate utilities for each tenant. This arrangement ensures that tenants are responsible for their own utility bills, reducing the landlord's overhead costs and simplifying the management of the property. Don't miss out on this opportunity to secure your financial future with this versatile property.

1907 Highland Avenue, Berwyn

5 Beds 4 Baths 11887323 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this charming Two-Flat in the heart of Forest Park, offering a unique blend of historical character and modern comfort. Located near downtown Forest Park and Oak Park, this property offers convenience and accessibility with easy access to Green Line trains, Metra, shopping, and a vibrant dining scene. ||| Built in the 1880s, this Two-Flat has a rich history, once serving as a speakeasy during the prohibition era. As you step inside, you'll be transported back in time by the tall ceilings, classic vintage trim, and a sense of nostalgia that permeates the upper floor. ||| Both units have been meticulously updated to meet the demands of the 21st century. Each unit boasts central air, a furnace, a water heater, and an in-unit full-sized washer and dryer, ensuring modern comfort and convenience. The kitchens are thoughtfully designed with stainless steel appliances (refrigerator, range, dishwasher, microwave), ample cabinetry, and solid stone countertops, making them a joy for any home cook. ||| The second-floor vintage unit is a spacious three-bedroom featuring two full bathrooms. The entire unit underwent a complete rehab in 2015 with all-new electrical, plumbing, and gas lines. The granite countertop kitchen, laundry room, and one bathroom is equipped with heated floors, and the 9-10 foot ceiling height, coupled with natural wood trim throughout, adds to its unique character. ||| The first-floor unit offers two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, also rehabbed in 2017. This unit features a primary suite with bathroom, a cozy fireplace, and an expansive kitchen with envy-worthy countertops and cabinets. ||| Both units provide private exits to the fenced-in rear yard, where you'll find a lush lawn, a well-tended garden, and a welcoming patio with a fire pit. The main unit entrance is connected by a charming breezeway from the side entrance, adding to the property's charm. ||| Parking is a breeze with 5-6 spots in the rear of the building, a significant advantage considering Forest Park's restriction on overnight street parking. ||| The basement, while unsuitable for living space due to ceiling height, offers ample storage space. Whether you're downsizing or just looking for extra storage, this basement allows you to review and preserve your cherished belongings carefully. ||| Don't miss the chance to own this historic yet modern Two-Flat in Forest Park, offering a unique blend of character and convenience in a prime location. It's an ideal investment opportunity or a place to call home with a touch of nostalgia and all the amenities of today. Please note this is an AS-IS sale.

232 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park

3 Beds 3 Baths 11885375 MLS ACTIVE Status
Fantastic corner unit - The largest floor plan of the development! Four levels of living space, all freshly painted in soft grays throughout. Large entry foyer with a double closet, a feature that is not found in many area townhomes. This level also features a bedroom with a large closet that works great as guest space, home office, or home gym. The open and spacious second level is illuminated with natural light from its corner position. The living room is complimented by a gas fireplace and hardwood floors which are also found throughout. The spacious kitchen has 42-inch custom cabinets, tons of granite counter space with an overhang for seating, stainless steel appliances, and a desk area complete with cabinetry and file drawers. You'll find an extra bonus of 2 pantries in this space as well. The third level features two en-suite bedrooms and a laundry area. The sunny primary bedroom has tray ceilings, a large walk-in closet that has been outfitted by The Closet Factory, and a large spa-like bathroom with a separate shower and soaking tub. The spacious secondary bedroom also has professionally organized closet space and a private bathroom! Up to the top level, you'll be greeted by a built-in cabinet within a multi-purpose room of sorts. This flexible space lends itself to being used as a family room, office, gym, meditation space, or an additional bedroom/guest space. A perfect place for gatherings with a large wrap-around, private deck offering great city views, and a front-row seat to the holiday fireworks! A two-car attached garage with storage and an awesome location complete the package making this a wonderful place to call home! Just a few steps to the Green line and Metra, as well as downtown Oak Park, tons of restaurants, schools, parks, pool, and literally all that Oak Park has to offer! 2 New CAC units- Aug 2023

255 South Boulevard Unit #4, Oak Park

3 Beds 4 Baths 11887398 MLS ACTIVE Status
This is truly a must-see, move in ready property! Newly built main house with 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms WITH a separate Coach House rental on the same over-sized lot. The property sits on a brick paved, cul de sac street. Nestled in Oak Park, this property offers a truly exceptional opportunity. Built in 2016, the flawlessly executed single-family home, situated on an oversized 50' x 171' lot, seamlessly blends vintage charm with modern elegance. What makes this property truly remarkable is the unexpected bonus of a vintage yet updated coach house rental/or it could be used as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). Main House Features: Step onto the gracious wrap-around front porch and be greeted by a timeless blend of vintage and new architectural elements. Reclaimed art glass doors and windows infuse character and sophistication into the living spaces. Enjoy the airy feel of 10' ceilings on the main floor and 9' ceilings on both the second floor and in the exquisitely finished lower level. This main house boasts four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, offering ample space for comfortable living. High-quality finishes throughout, including reclaimed walnut floors, Hardie board exterior, and Pella Architectural Series windows. Everywhere you look will be found tastefully chosen vintage light fixtures, doors, hardware, trim, and art glass windows balanced with the newest and best that contemporary construction has to offer. There is zoned heating and cooling throughout with radiant floor heat built into the gracious lower level. The kitchen is a chef's dream with Corian countertops, custom cabinets, a quartz-topped island, and stainless steel appliances. Once again, these elements are laid out and executed in the most thoughtful and aesthetically pleasing way. Adjacent to the kitchen is a charming office space with a view to the open and spacious backyard. Additional conveniences include a mudroom, that you'd actually enjoy spending time in, and a second-floor laundry space that is so beautifully done it does not need to be enclosed behind doors or walls. Impeccable landscaping enhances the curb appeal, creating an inviting and well-maintained exterior. This home is just perfect for modern living. Coach House Rental or In-law Features: The coach house, renovated in 2015, offers two bedrooms plus a large tandem room, perfect for various living arrangements. Updated features include a renovated bathroom and kitchen, ensuring a comfortable and contemporary living space. Modern amenities include in-unit laundry and central air conditioning. Abundant natural light streams through two skylights, brightening the second floor bedroom and tandem. An open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen makes the first floor layout very easy to work with. The main floor has a bedroom as well. The coach house also has its own private patio and garden space, providing a tranquil retreat for its occupants. While well maintained and updated, the coach house is being conveyed in "AS-IS" condition. This property is a rare find, offering not only a meticulously maintained and stylish single-family home but also the unique advantage of an income-generating coach house rental. It's a harmonious blend of vintage charm and modern convenience, and it awaits your discovery in the desirable Oak Park community. Don't miss your chance to own this truly special property that offers both a comfortable family home and a smart investment opportunity.

541 N Humphrey Avenue, Oak Park

2 Beds 1 Baths 11886043 MLS ACTIVE Status
Gorgeous unit in Oak Park, IL. This upgraded 2-bed, 1-bath condo in an intimate all-brick building in the heart of Oak Park! Be welcomed into this large foyer with built-ins lining the wall and flow into the ample living space. Step inside the open living space, a gorgeous floorplan, hardwood floors, and big size windows! The kitchen overlooks the living room, and has plenty of space for entertaining. Stainless steel appliances, including a gas range, ample cabinet storage, a dishwasher, and an island, complete this space. Do not miss the gorgeously appointed kitchen featuring bar seating for 3, display cabinetry, and high-end appliances. The grand bedroom has ample space for a king size bed and plenty of room for accents. Find plenty of natural light and a custom build wardrobe closet for additional storage and functionality. The grand bedroom features five large bay windows and room for a separate seating area/office space. The second bedroom offers additional flex space and big closets. A private storage area is accessible from the basement. The unit features stunning natural light, tall ceilings, and in-unit laundry. Low monthly HOAs include Heat, Water, Gas, Common Insurance, Exterior Maintenance, Lawn Care, Scavenger, and Snow Removal. Additionally, there is permitted street parking in front of the building. All that is in the heart of Oak Park, close to all the shops and restaurants along Green and Blue Lines and so much more! Don't wait this one is a must see!

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