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    1217 Ridge Avenue

    Evanston, IL 60202
    • $1,750,000
    • STATUS: Active Under Contract
    • ON SITE: 24 days
    • MLS #: 11094378
    Under Contract
    UPDATED: 40 min ago
    $1,750,000
    • 5
      BEDS
    • N/A
      ACRES
    • 5
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 7,000
      SQFT
    • $250
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1899
    County:
    Area:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    School District:
    65

    Description

    Built in 1899 for notable Chancellor Livingston Jenks and designed by Myron Hunt, this distinctive home was built to impress with its expansive circular driveway, grandly proportioned room sizes, leaded glass windows, signature, beaded rift sawn oak woodwork and exquisite craftsmanship throughout. Perched at the peak of Ridge, this home offers truly unique views of the surrounding park and fields of Larimar park. Turn into the circular drive, enter the gracious foyer and you will be drawn into the dramatic sunken living room. Originally, the music room, this room showcases built-in cabinets designed to hold sheet music, over 35' of spanning windows and soaring 10ft+ ceilings. Flanking the living room, are the family room with a marble woodburning fireplace and the open dining area with glass doors providing access to the back porch and large paver patio. Stunning kitchen pleases any chef or entertainer with separate, built-in refrigerator and freezer, dual dishwashers, 48" range, oversized island and concealed walk-in pantry. On the main bedroom level, you will find 3 luxurious bedroom suites with walk-in closets and private baths all nestled amidst the greenery of the surrounding trees. Primary bath offers every luxury with (2) 6' vanities, Victoria & Albert soaking tub and decadent steam shower with massaging showerhead, rain can and body sprays. Also on this level, you will find the laundry room, complete with utility sink. Continue to the top floor, to the 2 additional bedrooms. The "Woodpecker" room offers both a sleeping and seating area; Perfect for guests! The 5th bedroom, (currently used as an art room) is clad in original wood paneling. Travel to the sunny, walkout lower level, and you will find the rec room, office, storage area, and a massive mudroom. Thoughtful design has been paired with premium mechanicals to create an exceptional home in every aspect. The home was made complete in 2021 with new exterior paint, a new roof, and a new 2.5 car garage. Lot size was increased to 74 x160 in 2021, so taxes will be new. Owner is Listing Agent and is a licensed RE Agent in IL.

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    1217 Ridge Avenue Evanston, IL 60202

    • Price: $1,750,000
    • Status: Active Under Contract
    • Updated: 40 min ago
    • MLS #: 11094378
    5
    Beds
    5
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    N/A
    Acres
    7,000
    SQFT
    $250
    $/SQFT
    1899
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Evanston
    County:
    Cook
    Area:
    Evanston
    Elementary School:
    Washington Elementary School
    Middle School:
    Nichols Middle School
    High School:
    Evanston Twp High School
    School District:
    65
    Property Description
    Built in 1899 for notable Chancellor Livingston Jenks and designed by Myron Hunt, this distinctive home was built to impress with its expansive circular driveway, grandly proportioned room sizes, leaded glass windows, signature, beaded rift sawn oak woodwork and exquisite craftsmanship throughout. Perched at the peak of Ridge, this home offers truly unique views of the surrounding park and fields of Larimar park. Turn into the circular drive, enter the gracious foyer and you will be drawn into the dramatic sunken living room. Originally, the music room, this room showcases built-in cabinets designed to hold sheet music, over 35' of spanning windows and soaring 10ft+ ceilings. Flanking the living room, are the family room with a marble woodburning fireplace and the open dining area with glass doors providing access to the back porch and large paver patio. Stunning kitchen pleases any chef or entertainer with separate, built-in refrigerator and freezer, dual dishwashers, 48" range, oversized island and concealed walk-in pantry. On the main bedroom level, you will find 3 luxurious bedroom suites with walk-in closets and private baths all nestled amidst the greenery of the surrounding trees. Primary bath offers every luxury with (2) 6' vanities, Victoria & Albert soaking tub and decadent steam shower with massaging showerhead, rain can and body sprays. Also on this level, you will find the laundry room, complete with utility sink. Continue to the top floor, to the 2 additional bedrooms. The "Woodpecker" room offers both a sleeping and seating area; Perfect for guests! The 5th bedroom, (currently used as an art room) is clad in original wood paneling. Travel to the sunny, walkout lower level, and you will find the rec room, office, storage area, and a massive mudroom. Thoughtful design has been paired with premium mechanicals to create an exceptional home in every aspect. The home was made complete in 2021 with new exterior paint, a new roof, and a new 2.5 car garage. Lot size was increased to 74 x160 in 2021, so taxes will be new. Owner is Listing Agent and is a licensed RE Agent in IL.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Prairie Driveway BrickCircularShared Exterior Building Type Cedar Exterior Features PatioPorchBrick Paver PatioStorms/Screens Foundation Details Brick/Mortar Garage Details Garage Door Opener(S)Transmitter(S)7 Foot Or More High Garage Door Garage On Site Yes Garage Ownership Owned Garage Type Detached Is Parking Includedin Price Yes Lot Features Fenced YardLandscapedPark AdjacentMature TreesWood Fence Number Of Cars 2.5 Parking Garage Type Detached 4+ Stories Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 2nd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 2nd Bedroom Window Treatments Window Treatments 3rd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 3rd Bedroom Level 2nd Level 3rd Bedroom Window Treatments Window Treatments 4th Bedroom Flooring Hardwood 4th Bedroom Level 3rd Level Addtl Room1 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room1 Level 3rd Level Addtl Room1 Name 5th Bdrm Addtl Room2 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room2 Level 3rd Level Addtl Room2 Name Den Addtl Room3 Flooring Vinyl Addtl Room3 Name Office Addtl Room4 Flooring Vinyl Addtl Room4 Name Recreation Rm Addtl Room5 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room5 Name Foyer Addtl Room6 Flooring Vinyl Addtl Room6 Name Mud Addtl Room7 Name Storage Addtl Room8 Flooring Hardwood Addtl Room8 Name Sun/Florida Room Heated Appliances RangeMicrowaveDishwasherHigh End RefrigeratorFreezerWasherDryerDisposalStainless Steel Appliance(S)Range HoodGas CooktopElectric Oven Basement FullWalkout Basement Bathrooms YN Yes Basement Description Partially FinishedExterior AccessRec/Family AreaStorage Space Bath Amenities Separate ShowerSteam ShowerDouble SinkFull Body Spray ShowerDouble ShowerSoaking Tub Bedrooms Below Grade 0 Built Before1978 YN Yes Cooling Central AirZoned Dining Room Kitchen/Dining Combo Dining Room Flooring Hardwood Dining Room Level Main Level Family Room Flooring Hardwood Family Room Level Main Level Fireplace Features Wood Burning Fireplace Location Family Room Fireplaces Total 1 Heating Natural GasForced AirSteamRadiant2+ Sep Heating SystemsIndv ControlsZoned Interior Features Hardwood FloorsHeated Floors2Nd Floor LaundryBuilt-In FeaturesWalk-In Closet(S)10' Ceiling9' CeilingsHistoric/Period MlwkOpen FloorplanSpecial MillworkSome Window TreatmntDining ComboDrapes/Blinds Kitchen Flooring Hardwood Kitchen Level Main Level Kitchen Type Eating Area-Breakfast BarIslandPantry-Walk-InSolidsurfacecounter Laundry Flooring Slate Laundry Level 2nd Level Living Room Flooring Hardwood Living Room Level Main Level Lower Sq Ft 900 Master Bedroom Bath FullCurbless/Roll in ShowerDouble SinkTub & Separate Shwr Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level Other Equipment Co DetectorsBackup Sump Pump;Multiple Water Heaters Room Type Bedroom 5DenOfficeRecreation RoomFoyerMud RoomStorageHeated Sun Room Rooms Total 13 Total Sq Ft 6987

    Property Features

    Additional Parcels YN No Age 100+ Years Association Fee 0 Association Fee Frequency Not Applicable Association Fee Includes None Community Features ParkCurbsSidewalksStreet Lights Contingency Attorney/Inspection Corporate Limits Evanston Disability Access And Or Equipped No Electric Circuit Breakers200+ Amp Service Holds Earnest Money Yes Master Association Fee No New Construction YN No Offeredfor Saleor Rent No Ownership Type Fee Simple Property Type Detached Single Rebuilt YN No Recent Rehab YN Yes Rehab Year 2021 Rural YN No Sewer Public Sewer Special Assessments No Special Listing Conditions List Broker Must Accompany Special Service Area N Tax Annual Amount 27796.28 Tax Exemptions Homeowner Tax Year 2019 Township Evanston Water Source Lake MichiganPublic

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