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4 Beds 2 Baths 11789482 MLS ACTIVE Status
Fantastic looking 4 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom Center Entrance Colonial style single family home located in the heart of Beautiful River Forest and in the coveted and award-winning Lincoln School District. The house is located on a beautiful tree line street with mature tall trees abound. An Absolutely gorgeous property that you won't want to miss. The property has been occupied by the same family for the last 60 years and it's now time for New Memories to be made in the home with new owners. The house has been meticulously cared for over the years and is in move in condition with newly re-finished hardwood floors and freshly painted walls. As you walk in you will notice the center entrance is then split up by the beautiful living room with a wood burning fireplace on the left side and a generous size dining room on the right. The kitchen is large enough for an eat-in kitchen although there is a super cute Nook in the rear for an all-season room perfect for a medium sized table and four chairs to overlook the gorgeous backyard while dining. Upstairs has 3 generous size bedrooms, a really nice size master bedroom that's 18x12 and the 4th bed room would be best as an office or turned into a really nice sized walk-in closet. The basement is full and unfinished and is ready for new ideas... The house is walkable to all local Parks, Recreation along with tons of restaurants & shopping. Located just a short commute to Down Town Chicago, O'Hare or Midway Airport.

207 Gale Ave, River Forest

5 Beds 6 Baths 11776359 MLS ACTIVE Status
This Historic Colonial Manor with a Mediterranean touch is located on a tree-lined street and sits on an oversize lot (100'x185') with above-grade sq ft of 4630 and below-grade sq ft of 2124. The home is designed for maximum natural light and air circulation with full-face brick exterior. This one is a must-see for anyone who appreciates the beauty of historic homes. Enter the Impressive foyer with Italian marble tiles and wood moldings and see the beauty and elegance of the 1920s. The spacious living room with Florentine marble fireplace and attached sunroom is ideal for entertaining. Two sets of French doors open onto the front patio. The library has built-in wood bookcases and a cove ceiling, an ideal place for a home office. The first floor has two front entrances! One is adjacent to the library/office. Beautiful stained glass French doors close the dining room off from the foyer. The dining room features original antique chandeliers with matching wall sconces and a cove ceiling. The open and airy kitchen is equipped with plenty of cabinet space including a pantry cabinet, sub-zero refrigerator, Thermador electric cooking top, built-in oven, and microwave. The kitchen opens to the family room and breakfast room, perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. The family room has endless views of the spacious backyard and Pella sliding doors to the deck and patio. It also features a woodburning fireplace, skylights, and a wet bar The private fenced backyard has a built-in natural gas grill and an underground sprinkler system. The second floor has five bedrooms and four full bathrooms. The Primary suite has a sitting room/reading area and a walk-in closet with a pocket door. The master bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub, a separate shower, and marble tile also with a pocket door. There is a laundry chute on this level that serves the first floor and the basement. The attic has a heated dormer/bedroom with a full bathroom, closet, and ample storage space. The finished basement features a large recreation room with another wood-burning fireplace, a room which can be used as a bedroom, and a bathroom with a shower. The house has two heating systems, (hot water and forced air) and central air conditioning on the first floor. There is a laundry area in the first-floor mud room and laundry hookups in the basement. The three-car garage (546 sq ft) offers plenty of space for cars, bikes, and other sports equipment with an attic for extra storage. River Forest boasts highly-rated schools! Roosevelt middle school and the River Forest Library are near the home as well as Concordia University and Dominican University. Outstanding location with CTA Greenline and Metra station within one mile, perfect for downtown commuters. You'll also find Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, the River Forest shopping district, restaurants, and parks all nearby. Outstanding property in a wonderful location!

947 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest

4 Beds 5 Baths 11775822 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to this 5,000 + sq. ft. SHOWSTOPPER! This award-winning, newer construction home was professionally designed and custom built! Experience luxury finishes, uncompromising quality, and attention to detail throughout. The beautiful views of Thatcher Woods and professionally landscaped grounds on this 200 ft. deep lot, offer stunning beauty and ultimate privacy. The heated Bluestone front walk and porch welcome you to the grand mahogany front door. You enter the vaulted foyer with marble tile flooring. The large and sunny living room showcases a custom limestone fireplace. The spacious dining room opens to the living room and terrace. The kitchen is a chefs dream with loads of custom, furniture-like cabinetry, a huge island with seating, Black Beauty granite countertops, two Wolf wall ovens, two Miele dishwashers and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The butler's pantry features a walk-in pantry, Iceberg countertops, and a beverage refrigerator. The kitchen opens to a casual dining area and a huge family room which opens to the terrace and back yard. A well-appointed bar room off the foyer is incredible for entertaining or could be re-imagined as a guest room. There is also a full bathroom, a powder room and laundry room with built in ironing board on the first floor. A gorgeous staircase takes you to the 2nd floor where you will find a sweeping primary suite featuring vaulted ceilings, fireplace and double walk-in closets. The en-suite bath is truly a spa retreat with heated marble floors, steam shower, whirlpool/soaking tub and double vanities. Three additional bedrooms are on this level, each with custom closets. The shared bathroom is spacious and features a double vanity. The basement has high ceilings and features a large family room, gym room, an office with separate entrance, tons of additional storage and a beautiful half bathroom. This home also has a back-up generator in place. The spacious, floored attic offers more storage or the option to expand. The pristine 2.5 car garage is heated and offers storage, a Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and separate entrance to basement office. A U-shaped Bluestone terrace connects the inside to the outside and features a built-in gas grill, fire pit, multiple seating areas, a beautiful fountain and speakers that allow music to flow throughout the home. The driveway and apron allows room for 3 additional parking spaces and a turn-around. The backyard and Bluestone terrace are lushly landscaped and offer entertainment and play spaces with dining and seating areas, a built-in grill, fire pit and fountain! No expense was spared-from the double-floor construction, to the solid wood mouldings and doors to the high-end fixtures and hardware throughout! The serenity and luxury of this fine home will truly take your breath away.

1349 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest

4 Beds 5 Baths 11740714 MLS RE-ACTIVATED Status
Beautiful Colonial in North Central RF - Full Lannon Stone w/ Ludowici red clay tile roof set on an oversized 75' wide corner lot w/mature landscaping. Incredibly well maintained and updated throughout; Marvin Windows (2018), recent full tuck-pointing with new lintels to boot. This southern facing home is drenched in natural light. Main level floor plan has excellent flow: Formal Living Room w/ WBFP, formal Dining Room open to Mark Menna Designs Kitchen (2019) featuring Thermador appliances and a Wolf speed oven with breakfast area that walks out to a north facing deck in warmer temps. A fully heated sunroom w/gas log fireplace sits on the N/W corner and another sun room sits at the S/E corner. Second level features 4 beds, 3 full baths. Newly remodeled Primary Suite boasts 2 closets along w/a full wall wardrobe and additional built-ins. The Primary Bath was fully remodeled by Tim Grams of Grams Construction in 2022 and has a heated floor. Lower Level Rec room also features a gas log fireplace, wet bar w/beverage cooler and ample storage. There is a 1/2 bath, gym area, office area, tool and utility room along w/ basement egress. Mature landscaped yard and patios offer multiple serene seating and dining areas on the north side as well as east side of the property. Side yard has two large separate seating areas, one under a pergola. Second patio and deck in the backyard. Professionally landscaped with massive hydrangeas, native plants/grasses, and arborvitae. Super walkable location; access to Willard Elementary, Constitution Park, North Ave restaurants and more!

1501 Franklin Avenue, River Forest

5 Beds 5 Baths 11725048 MLS ACTIVE Status
Rarely available. Stunning, 6,000 sf, custom-built home in premiere River Forest location! Designed with uncompromising quality and elegance for today's modern family. Gracious entryway greets you with a gorgeous wood and wrought iron staircase, private living room/office, and formal dining room. Perfect for entertaining, the well-appointed kitchen is a chef's dream with a walk-in pantry, desk area, butler's pantry with wine cooler, and breakfast area. Expansive light-filled family room includes a soaring ceiling with wood burning fireplace overlooking the beautiful fully fenced backyard. 1st floor bedroom, full bath, and mudroom complete this floor. Bright and airy 2nd floor includes 4 large bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and 3 full bathrooms, all with heated floors. The primary bedroom has a walk-in closet and ensuite bath with jacuzzi, separate luxury steam shower with rainshower, and body sprays. 2nd bedroom has ensuite bath, while the 3rd and 4th bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath. Laundry room is conveniently located on 2nd floor, and your family will love the enormous finished basement with open concept game room, movie room with fireplace, wet bar, wine cellar, full bath, and plenty of storage space. Hardwood floors, meticulously crafted molding, central vacuum, sprinkler system, and built-in audio system throughout. Attached heated 3 car garage. Too many features to list - MUST SEE!! *Furnishings negotiable

831 Park Avenue, River Forest

7 Beds 5 Baths 11473344 MLS ACTIVE Status
Welcome to the Solomon Thatcher Jr. Home, one of the first and finest homes built in River Forest. This home was built on 516 and 518 Keystone Avenue. Keystone Avenue is affectionately referred to as "The Street of Dreams" with some of the deepest parkways, setbacks, and yards up to 235' deep. A rare opportunity to own a very distinctive home situated one block from beautiful Keystone Park, and the River Forest Metra train station. This impressive three story home features a Mansard roof, elongated windows, and a welcoming porch and veranda. Solomon built this home with thoughtful, hand crafted millwork. He was a builder that also owned a sawmill which accounts for the incredible selection and execution of the woodwork displayed throughout the home. The home is designed around a grand central foyer with soaring ceilings, 8' pocket doors and a transom of french panes. The foyer and the first floor rooms are filled with art and stained glass, fireplaces, some original gas light sconces, hand carved woodwork, wainscoting, beamed ceilings and more. Moving through the grand foyer is the intimate dining room showcasing warm walnut wainscoting and breathtaking crown moldings found frequently in great Chicago architecture of this period. Off the dining room is a breakfast room flooded with light and panoramic views of the expansive yard and mature trees. The chef's kitchen features custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, an island with seating for six, high-end stainless steel appliances including a professional 48" oven/range, two refrigerators and two dishwashers for quick clean up. Off of the kitchen is a convenient mudroom that includes first floor laundry. This awesome kitchen was selected for the annual Parenthesis Kitchen walk. The home was also featured as an ASID showcase home, a Wright Plus house walk home and was on the 2022 River Forest Historic Homes Tour. The second floor includes a magnificent hallway with a striking floor to ceiling mahogany trimmed mirror. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a sunroom on the second floor. The Primary suite includes a fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, luxurious spa bath, separate shower and elegant double sink vanity. Third floor includes a game room, an office, 3 bedrooms and a full bath. There is a Coach House above the garage that is freshly painted and includes one bedroom, a family room, kitchen and a full bath. This is your opportunity to live in a wonderful home in a fabulous location on one of the largest lots in River Forest.

518 Keystone Avenue, River Forest

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