Under Contract

1203 Forest Avenue

Evanston IL, 60202

$2,480,000


$374.23 per sqft

Under Contract

7 Beds

5.5 Baths

6,627 sqft

Residential

Built in 1905

Courtesy of Baird & Warner

This Ernest Mayo home built in 1905 features an equally stunning exterior and interior and is located on a prominent corner in the Lakeshore Historic District - just two blocks from the lake and walking distance to both downtown Evanston and the Dempster/Main Streets shopping districts. Once inside the entry foyer, you will be transported to another time period but with all of today's amenities creating a cohesive design between historical and contemporary. Original architectural details include custom woodwork, oak floors, tiled fireplaces, hardware, stained glass windows and interior doors, built ins and an impressive front oak staircase - in addition to the recently updated mechanicals and newer appliances. Seventeen plus rooms, seven bedrooms (several used as home offices), 5.1 modernized bathrooms and a full basement provide ample and flexible living space for all. The stunning entrance hall with decorative fireplace and oak staircase set the tone on the first floor. Entertainment sized living and dining rooms with stained glass windows and wood burning fireplaces, tiled floor sunroom, and the huge custom designed kitchen with separate breakfast room, Wolf six burner stove/oven, Thermador refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and walk in pantry are all located on main level. The stunning family room features built ins, vaulted ceiling and additional stained glass windows. The primary suite consists of a bedroom with double closets, primary bath with soaking tub, double vanity and walk in shower, and a sitting room with more closets and a fireplace. Three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms and linen room complete the second floor. The amazing space on the third floor includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a bright playroom is perfect for teens, nanny or guests! The basement is full and is used for laundry, storage, utilities, rec room, exercise room and a temperature controlled wine room. Enjoy the landscaped yard with two outdoor porches, large patio for entertaining guests and family, perennial gardens, play space and a two car garage. Walk two blocks to the lake and beach, and a short walk to trains, schools and shopping. Please see the list of improvements, history of the house, floor plans, and Landmark status under additional information.

11984595

MLS ID

February 19, 2024

Listed

April 17, 2024

Updated

Map

1203 Forest Avenue
Evanston IL, 60202

Interior Features

Bedrooms

7 Beds


Bathrooms

5.5 Baths


Interior Features

Vaulted/Cathedral Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Built-in Features, Bookcases, Coffered Ceiling(s), Historic/Period Mlwk


Appliances

Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, High End Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Disposal, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Range Hood


Laundry Description

Gas Dryer Hookup


Fireplace

Yes


Fireplace Description

Wood Burning, Decorative


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Space Pac, Zoned


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Natural Gas, Steam, Radiator(s)

Exterior/Building Features

Exterior Features

Deck, Patio, Storms/Screens


Lot Features

Corner Lot, Fenced Yard, Landscaped


Architectual Style

Tudor


Roof

Rubber, Tile


Sewer

Public Sewer

School Information

School District

65


High School

Evanston Twp High School


Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School

Other Property Details

Area Name

Evanston


Taxes

$32,190


Tax Frequency

Annually


Days on Market

58


Garage

Yes


Garage Spaces

2


Parking Total

2


View

No


County

Cook


Municipality

Evanston


Water Source

Lake Michigan, Public


Pool

No


Buyer Agency Compensation

2.25% 1ST MIL, 1.75% 2ND MIL, 1.25% REMAINING LESS $495

Listing History

Date

Event

Price

3/14/2024

Under Contract

Courtesy of Baird & Warner, Geoff Brown,
Listing Contact: 847-208-0422 

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