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Vicrtorian Homes for Sale in Oak Park IL

$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

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Victorian Homes in Oak Park, Illinois: A Legacy of Elegance and Architectural Diversity

Welcome to Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb renowned not only for its association with Frank Lloyd Wright but also for its rich collection of Victorian homes that predate Wright's influence. As you consider making Oak Park your home, explore the charm and history embedded in these architectural treasures.

Victorian Elegance in a Historic Setting

Before Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School came to dominate the architectural landscape, Oak Park was already a canvas for an eclectic mix of Victorian homes. Built primarily in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these homes reflect the opulence and decorative flair of the Victorian era with features like elaborate wood trims, stained glass windows, and ornate facades. Each home tells a story of a time when attention to detail and craftsmanship was paramount.

Blending Historical Charm with Modern Living

While Victorian homes in Oak Park exude historical charm, many have been meticulously updated to meet modern standards without sacrificing their unique character. Renovations often include modern kitchens, updated bathrooms, and restored essential systems, combining the best of both worlds—19th-century aesthetics with 21st-century comforts.

The Wright Connection

Interestingly, the presence of Victorian architecture in Oak Park provides a prelude to the revolutionary designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, who began his illustrious career amidst these very homes. This juxtaposition offers a unique architectural timeline within the community, from ornate Victorians to the streamlined designs of the Prairie School, showcasing a transition in architectural tastes and technologies.

A Thriving Community

Living in Oak Park means more than enjoying beautiful homes; it’s about embracing a community rich in culture and history. The suburb offers excellent connectivity to Chicago, fostering a lifestyle that combines suburban tranquility with urban accessibility. It's a community where diversity and inclusivity are not just welcomed but celebrated.

Find Your Victorian Dream Home

If the allure of Victorian homes calls to you, Oak Park is the perfect place to start your journey. Whether you're drawn to the historical significance or the timeless elegance, I am here to guide you through each step of finding your dream home in this architecturally rich suburb. Let’s explore together the unique properties that Oak Park has to offer.

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