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La Grange Area Single Family Home

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232 S Waiola Avenue La Grange, IL 60525

5 Bed
2 Baths
4117 sqft
MLS# 11629763
Rare opportunity to purchase and restore one of La Grange's oldest and most recognized historic homes to its former glory! Situated on a prime 110' x 145.92' Historic District lot, this home - which was built by David Lyman who was the son-in-law of La Grange founder Franklin D. Cossitt - was the first built in the neighborhood in 1873. The home is a perfect example of classical revival style with columns, a terra cotta roof and ornate decorations over the first floor windows. This home was lovingly referred to as The Larches due to its incredible collection of landscaping and trees. It features an amazing wrap-around veranda, soaring 11 foot ceilings, magnificent original oversized entry doors, stained and leaded glass windows, period light fixtures, incredible original marble fireplaces, stunning trim and woodwork, immense windows, dual staircases and one of the grandest foyers in town. The expansive ballroom (current day living room), study/music room, grand foyer, formal dining room and kitchen embody the first floor. Five spacious second floor bedrooms, one with a private dressing room and four with original wash basins comprise the second floor along with a grand second floor landing and sun room on the north side of the home. There is a full interior walk up attic with finished room at the front of the home which provides an incredible amount of space for future expansion potential. The unfinished full basement offers loads of storage. This home has spent over a century entertaining guests and impressing visitors. The amazing history and original features are here - but it will need serious work and commitment to return it to its original opulence. This is an estate home and a post-closing possession will be necessary in order to remove all of the personal property currently in the home. All offers should accommodate this need in order to be seriously considered. Due to the condition of the home - which partially limits access to many rooms - all showings must be accompanied by the listing agent. The property is being conveyed as-is.
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / La Grange / Catherine Bier
$899,700
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Springdale Area Single Family Home

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5309 Johnson Avenue Western Springs, IL 60558

2 Bed
3 Baths
1460 sqft
MLS# 11643089
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Stunning, contemporary low maintenance ranch offers easy living with incredible space both inside and out. It lives like a high-end condo without giving up the yard and outside entertaining space that you love! Every inch of this home has been meticulously designed and renovated to accommodate today's living! The fresh open floor plan features a vaulted ceiling with steel beam support and contemporary cement board finish, custom Marvin windows and sliding glass doors, Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors and cement board focal walls all work together to create an exclusive contemporary feel. Foyer entry with built-in boot bench and guest powder room. The living room with sliding glass doors open to both the front and rear of the home. The dining area is in the center of the open floor plan adjacent to the custom glass and brushed steel staircase surround that leads to the family area. Wonderful cook's kitchen with breakfast bar seating, contemporary cabinets, stainless steel, integrated high-end appliances including Thermador, Zephyr, Sub-Zero and quartz countertops. Two bedrooms on the main level with the master bedroom featuring a walk-in closet with custom organizer. The second bedroom is currently being used as a den and offers a wet bar and integrated drawer style refrigerator. The gorgeous primary bathroom is equipped with mosaics and textured subway tiles, a floating vanity, 24 deep soaker whirlpool tub, double steam shower and private water closet. Fully waterproofed finished basement with custom white Ash wainscot, a family room, play room, exercise room, laundry room and second full bath with river rock floor and walk-in shower offers additional living space. The exterior is a nature lover's dream and perfect for those that love to entertain. The amazing hardscape is both gorgeous and purposeful as it brings the living space outdoors with two amazing rear patios, a covered front entry, outdoor gas connections, pergola with louvered mechanical sun shutters complete with lighting and heat. Professional landscaping throughout that will take your breath away with custom lighting and irrigation system. Attached garage with custom overhead door, charging station and additional electric heat, 100-year metal roof and custom paver driveway and walk. All this less than one block from Springdale Park in the desirable Springdale subdivision and fantastic Highlands and LT Schools! Easy access to downtown Western Springs, expressways and both airports.
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / La Grange / Catherine Bier
$895,000
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Academy Highlands Area Single Family Home

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1141 Midwest Lane Wheaton, IL 60189

4 Bed
4 Baths
3482 sqft
MLS# 11646145
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Better than new! Complete turn-key home that has been updated to the 9's with high end finishes throughout! Located within the prestigious Academy Highlands subdivision and just steps from the Illinois Prairie Path. Updated from top to bottom and from inside to outside...Roof appx 7 yrs old, Pella windows appx 4 yrs old, HVAC appx 4 yrs old, extensive custom landscaping completed in 2017 with additional privacy landscaping added in 2021, brick and cedar exterior with the cedar being recently painted. In addition, the newer back patio was extended and improved with a new retaining wall in 2021. The interior floor plan is perfect for entertaining and offers large rooms throughout all three finished levels of the home. Refinished hardwood floors and stunning millwork can be found through the first floor. An absolute beautiful kitchen featuring Joliet Cabinetry, Miele dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator and dual chiller drawers, Wolf gas range with side by side conventional ovens plus a Wolf wall unit over and Wolf microwave. Gorgeous beveled edge countertops, large granite composite dual sink, custom pendent light fixtures, under mount cabinet lighting, and tile backsplash complete this one of a kind kitchen. Newly renovated first floor laundry features Electrolux washer/dryer, quartz countertops, herringbone backsplash and high-end custom white cabinets with under mount cabinet lighting. Warm and inviting family room offers amazing beamed vaulter ceilings, a fireplace with a custom iron screen door, built-in bookcases and lovely views of the lush backyard. The spacious foyer separates the formal dining room and living room and creates a seamless transition from room to room. Last, but not least, you'll have no problem starting your work day in the sunny east facing study which overlooks the backyard. The second floor features four large bedrooms all with ample closet space. Primary bedroom offers beautiful refinished hardwood floors, two large walk-in closets with the primary walk-in closet featuring lovely cabinet organizers. Stunning primary bathroom with free standing Kohler soaking tub, tile surround walk-in shower, and quartz countertops with double vanity under mount sinks. The three additional bedrooms feature lush carpeting, updated doors/closet doors, and hardware. The fully updated 2nd floor hall bathroom includes Joliet cabinets, Cararra marble countertop with under mount sink, subway tile walls, updated lighting/water fixtures, and beautiful tile floor and tile surround shower. The finished lower level offers another amazing space to entertain and features recessed lighting, surround sound, an undated full bathroom, wet bar with beverage fridge, a large bedroom with ample closet space, and plenty of space for a home theater, gaming, and additional storage. A concrete driveway and newly epoxied garage floor complete this magnificent home.
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / La Grange / Patrick Flickinger
$785,000
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Western Springs Area Single Family Home

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4381 Central Avenue Western Springs, IL 60558

4 Bed
4 Baths
0 sqft
MLS# 11465290
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Gorgeous Old Town Western Springs home in prime walk-to location. Stately traditional 4-Bedroom home welcomes you with lovely landscaping, a paver sidewalk, Front Porch, Vestibule, and huge Foyer with two-sided wood-burning fireplace shared with Living Room. Flanking the Foyer are the large Living Room and welcoming Family Room with built-in bookcases and 3 walls of windows. Generous Dining Room with a bay window and vintage built-in opens to Living Room (pocket door) and hallway. Large Kitchen with island, corian countertops, so much storage and counter space and newer cook-top, oven, microwave and dishwasher opens to Breakfast Room overlooking magnificent professionally landscaped backyard with multi-level deck and gazebo. 1st floor powder room also includes washer/dryer. 2nd floor has 3 large Bedrooms and an Office/Exercise room/5th Bedroom with closet plus a full, renovated Bath. 3rd floor Primary Suite features multiple closets, sitting space, built-in dresser, and renovated Bath. Finished Basement includes Recreation/TV Room with work space and gas fireplace plus half Bath, ample closets, and storage/utility/work room. All woodwork is natural and all windows newer. Roof new 2021. Fence new 2022. Multi-level deck perfect for enjoying outdoor time alone or with family and friends. Gazebo provides shade from the sun and is a shelter from rains. Flagstone fire pit area. Lovely professionally landscaped front and back yards. 1 1/2 car garage. Walk to train, town, schools, library, pool, rec center. Easy access to expressways and equidistant from both airports. This is an amazing home you will want to see! *** See Additional Information for Highlight Sheet***
Listing Courtesy of Midwest Real Estate Data / La Grange / Judith Ellison